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Aaahh winter…time for riding the trainer, drinking beer and spinning ’til you puke.  Seems roller racing is gaining some momentum (pun sort of intended) here in the states and abroad.

Rollapaluza has expanded their winter league to six events, so if you’re on that side of the pond, check their events after the break.

Meanwhile, here in the states, Urban Velo and Schwinn recently hosted the Black and Gold Sprints in Pittsburgh to beta test a set up from OpenSprints, which they say went really well.  Here’s hoping these things spread to a bar near you (and me).

From Rollapaluza:

Winter League (Brass Monkey)

Due to the popularity of the first two rounds we have extended the series to six events! Which means if you haven’t raced yet you still have a good chance in the league as your top three performance will count to the league standings. Of course each individual league event has it’s own winner and ranking so you can just turn up and ride the one event to see how you get on without any pressure to do well in the league, you do not have to sign up to the whole league to take part in one event.

Next league event is at the Imbibe bar next Wednesday, scene of a couple of our events already, most notably last Summer’s LCEF fund raising race.

14.01.09 (500m event)

Imbibe Bar

173 Blackfriars Rd

As usual it’s a fiver in with open qualification bewtween 6(ish) and 9pm with knockout rounds to follow immediately. Details of all upcoming league events, plus results, current standings and photos can be found here: www.rollapaluza.com/league

Rollapaluza Cambridge next week! Spectators free!

We roll into Cambridge next week for a fund-raising event in association with Team Cambridge. Rider entry is already full! with plenty of local heroes signing up for the Rollapaluza challenge including UK cycling land-speed record holder (110mph), Masters sprint champion and roller-race supremo Dave Le Grys. Despite reaching our full compliment of racers in advance there is still plenty of room for spectators who get in free!

This event kindly sponsored by Ben Hayward Cycles is in aid of Arthur Rank House. More details on the Team Cambridge site.

The Portland Arms
129 Chesterton Road

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