Britain’s only pop-up velodrome is coming to Leigh.

StreetVelodrome is set to bring the excitement and drama of Olympic style track pursuit racing for everyone to have-a-go at Pennington Flash.

On Friday invited schools and businesses will be able to test their pursuit skills. On Saturday and Sunday anyone who fancies spinning those pedals, whether for a bit of fun or to test their pace against their friends and family, can take the challenge.

What’s more we’re organising a host of fun family activities to complement this unique weekend. We’ll be updating the website soon with more information.

ProRider coaching will be provided along with free access to bikes and helmets.

There’ll be challenges and leader boards on both days and medals for those worthy of a yellow jersey. It’s free and you don’t need to book. Just pop along, sign up, have fun and, hopefully, feel a bit healthier and happier.

On Sunday some of the borough’s top amateur riders will compete ahead of a showcase race at the end of the day to ensure the festival ends in top gear.

For more event information visit


  • 9am to 3pm: Schools events

  • 3pm to 7pm: Corporate event. Fancy treating your staff and promoting your business? Contact us on 01942 828 508.

  • 10am to 6pm: Community use

  • 10am to noon: Club events

  • 12pm to 3pm: Community use

  • 3pm to 4pm: Showcase event finale