Good Friday Racing 2018

London has a rich history of track racing on Good Friday, going back over 110 years.  Over time the sport has evolved, along with the provision of facilities across the country and it’s expanding, modern-day audience.  The largest changes have been seen in recent years as we’ve embraced the impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy.

 

2018 heralds a new era for Easter holiday track racing and celebrates the creation of a brand new partnership between Full Gas Cycling, Lee Valley VeloPark and Vibrant Partnerships.

 

GOOD FRIDAY RACING brings together the iconic World Class facilities of Lee Valley VeloPark, with London-based cycling events organisers Full Gas Cycling (founded by Tony Gibb) to deliver an exciting day of track cycling competition, featuring a full, 7 hour programme of Endurance and Sprint events for Men and Women.

 

The aim of GOOD FRIDAY RACING is to create an event which is accessible to a wide audience base (especially families), creates a showcase for the huge pool of talented riders emerging from within the sport and provides local club riders with the opportunity to compete on a level-footing against Elite riders in the legendary surroundings of Lee Valley.

 

The programme will include two, separate Open Mixed Sprint competitions, two Mens’ Endurance competitions (with a qualifying round and points available for the National Hard Track Endurance League) and an omnium-style Womens’ Competition.  There will also be a range of different activities taking place around the racing for spectators of all ages to enjoy at their leisure.

 

Racing begins at 1.00pm and tickets (priced from £5 for Children to £25 for a family ticket) will be available to purchase on-line or *on the day.

 

*if spaces are still available

 

Further information will be published here as and when it becomes available.

Information for Riders

Please read all event information before completing your race entries.

 

Entries are only open to riders with previous experience of racing at this level and spaces will be limited.  Pre-entry is ESSENTIAL.

 

Entries open on 2nd January 2018 and will CLOSE on 2nd March.  Spaces will be confirmed after the closing date.

 

Entry fees cannot be refunded for entries withdrawn AFTER 16th March. 

 

Our events are run under British Cycling Technical Regulations and overseen by a team of British Cycling commissaires.

 

All participants must have a current FULL RACING LICENCE for their national federation (with a UCI number).  British Cycling members are required to have gold or silver membership.  Provisional licences will not be accepted.

 

Riders compete at their own risk.  These are competitive events ridden at high speed and are not suitable for beginners.  All participants must have previous competitive experience prior to entering. 

Venue Information

Lee Valley VeloPark is situated in Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3AB.  For directions and further information please visit the website.

Car Parking

The VeloPark car park will be closed to the public on Good Friday, with spaces reserved for Competitors/Helpers and Officials ONLY.  The nearest available parking is at Stratford International or Westfield.

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