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Rollapaluza’s Nighttime Halloween Cyclocross Race

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PRESS RELEASE: Inspired by Belgian cyclo cross races, this will be a joint promotion between members of Rollapaluza and VCL cycling clubs who have been planning this event for some time. Luckily Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and to add to the atmosphere (and hopefully visibilty) a full moon is due. Event will feature:

  • £1000 cash prize list!
  • Course to run through bar tent
  • Youth events
  • Apple Bobbing
  • Mulled Cider
  • Beer
  • Fancy dress with prizes
  • BBQ, hot drinks and waffles!
  • Separate event for Novice / Single speed mtb / fixed wheel riders.
  • Free “have a go” Rollapaluza roller-racing.
  • Full Moon guaranteed
  • Free entry to spectators

Rollapaluza events are well known for their appeal to a broad spectrum of cyclists as well as spectators and they’re hoping for the same at this event so will be having a special “Go Race” event for novice cross or MTB riders, single speed mountain bikers and fixed wheel riders as well as free entry to those who just want to watch the action and soak up the atmosphere.

Links and more after the break…

Racing kicks off just after sunset with the youth categories, the more adult-oriented action takes place later as the night darkens…. and yes they are planning on running the course right through the bar tent!

Despite the fun element and fancy dress, serious riders are expected to enter the main race due to the huge cash prizes offered by event sponsor Tour de Ville. Proprietor (and former Dutch Junior champion) Jos Van Veldhoven is enthusiastic about his involvement in the race as he raced cross regularly in his youth (there’s even talk of one or two of his Dutch racing pals making the journey to Herne Hill for the event). However Jos now imports the finest vintage steel and continental classic bikes, frames and components to his amazing shop in East London, it’s a real Aladdins’s cave of cycling treasures and has to be seen to be believed.

Full details of entry, programme and other activities will be found on the event website below or contact Rollapaluza direct at: cross@rollapaluza.com

Event Site: www.rollapaluza.com/cross or on Facebook.
Tour de Ville: www.tourdeville.co.uk
Rollapaluza cycling club: www.rollapaluza.cc
Anna Nichoola (Women’s prizes and Fancy Dress judge): www.ananichoola.co.uk

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14 years ago

Spooky cool! Does the bar tent have musettes? ;o)

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