The recently-formed partnership between London-based organisers Full Gas Cycling, Lee Valley VeloPark and Vibrant Partnerships will be put to use on the creation of a brand new indoor track racing event.For the first time, amateur cyclists from across the country will have the opportunity to compete in the world class facilities of Lee Valley VeloPark in front of a paying audience and on a completely level playing field.
Full Gas Cycling founder Tony Gibb explained: “As times change, so must cycling. This Good Friday the riders will be able to experience challenging and fair racing in a completely open field, while supporters and spectators can buy very reasonably-priced tickets for a full day of fast and exciting track racing.”
The racing programme begins at 1pm and features over 100 male and female riders competing in a mix of sprint and endurance competitions, including qualifying time trials, match sprints, scratch, elimination and points races. Five titles and trophies will be up for grabs.
General manager at Lee Valley VeloPark Jeremy Northrop commented: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be hosting this brand new event in partnership with Full Gas Cycling. Good Friday Racing is set to feature a unique combination of professional and club-level riders. This is not only a fantastic opportunity to support track cycling at grass roots level but it will also be a great day out for the whole family, whether you’re cycling mad or a first time spectator – there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
Lee Valley VeloPark features a 6,000-seat velodrome where the British Olympic and Paralympic teams competed in the London 2012 Games. The venue now plays host to series of major cycling and non-cycling events such as Six Day London, the UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the Indoor Rowing Championships.