Roberto Chiappa and Rob Hayles in Line-up for the Herne Hill Good Friday Meet

A sprint in 2009. Photo:
A sprint in 2009. Photo:

The venerable Herne Hill Velodrome opens its doors this Friday for the traditional Good Friday meet. Signalling the start of the UK season (and let’s all cross our fingers for good weather), the event, which has run since 1903, always attracts top-name UK and international talent to SE24.

Among the cream of the UK’s established and up-and-coming track talent (including Peter Mitchell and John Paul), Roberto Chiappa will continue his comeback from retirement to contest the sprint, and Olympic medallist Rob Hayles will ride the 20km Golden Wheel scratch race.

For the first time this year, paracycling tandem will be included in the Herne Hill programme.

Full rider lists, a programme of events and a link to buy tickets can be found on the official website.

Good Friday, 1930

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