The series is touring across the UK bringing the excitement and drama of close action track cycling to the people with the World’s only pop up velodrome.
All the events are filmed for television. The StreetVelodrome Series will be shown on Channel 4, British Eurosport and Sky Sports in the autumn in two hour long episodes.
The series will showcase the positive impact sport can have on society by providing opportunities directly in the heart of Britain’s towns and cities. Working with local authorities and other key stakeholders the series gives the local community an opportunity to engage with competitive cycle sport whether at an elite level or a complete amateur to the sport. The SportPursuit StreetVelodrome Series is the only pro/am national cycle sport competition. The series also offers complete equality with all competitors using the same standard bike and the men’s and women’s competitions enjoy equal billing.
The final round of the series will see the very best amateurs from the regional events invited to compete as part of the four Pro Teams who have been battling for top honours throughout the UK tour. Pro riders involved in the Finale will include Olympic gold medalist Craig Maclean MBE, Commonwealth games medalist Ross Edgar racing alongside elite rider and TV presenter Anna Glowinski (ITV The Cycle Show).
Spectators in Exchange Square Broadgate will be able to enjoy the action for free and see the top riders compete for the Series title. There will be four sets of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to be won on the night for the best Amateur riders (male and female) and the best Pro riders (male / female). Plus the team topping the medal table at the end of the evening will be crowned the Series Champions.
StreetVelodrome Series Director Carl Thompson comments; “We are looking to bring the thrill of live track cycling to a broader audience, including those who may never have experienced cycle sport track-side before. Our ethos is to make track cycling more accessible and relevant promoting greater youth and female participation and to champion the positive social impact of sport. The Broadgate event is an ideal opportunity for us to do just that within the capital’s premier business destination. The racing so far in the series has been action packed with the thrills, spills and close finishes we expected thanks to the Olympic calibre competitors. We can’t wait to celebrate our series winners in style at Broadgate.”