The StreetVelodrome TV Series is to return to Beach House Grounds, Worthing, on 1st and 2nd July 2017, for a third year of wheel-to-wheel cycle racing action.
WORTHING BEACH THE VENUE FOR THE 2017 EDITION OF THE RACE
2015 and 2016’s sun-drenched weekends of cycle racing have set a high bar for the 2017 StreetVelodrome competition. Locally enjoyed and nationally televised, StreetVelodrome remains one of the most thrilling sporting weekends in Worthing’s calendar. Transforming Beach House Grounds in a matter of hours into a professional racing circuit, StreetVelodrome offers a perfect opportunity to clip on a helmet and test yourself against amateur and pro-riders alike.
“This is a fantastic family event,” comments Cllr Bryan Turner, Executive Member for Regeneration at Worthing Borough Council.
“It doesn’t matter how old you are or how much experience you’ve got, StreetVelodrome is an open competition designed to bring out the best in every rider.
“I’m proud that Worthing Borough Council is bringing StreetVelodrome back to the town for a third year, creating another great weekend for tourists and local residents alike.”
WORTHING'S ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD MAKE THE RACING EVEN MORE EXCITING
Series Director Carl Thompson commented “We really do love to be beside the seaside! The StreetVelodrome TV Series annual trip to Worthing beach is one of the highlights of the tour. Since 2015 our host partners Worthing Council have done an excellent job in creating a fantastic community event celebrating being active through cycling. The event has its own legacy story as well now with the rise and rise of home rider Rowena Price, now an established pro rider in our tour. We can’t wait to see what the 2017 event will bring.”
The format of 2017’s StreetVelodrome competition mirrors the successful set-up from the 2016 year. The South Coast Rollers, Worthing’s home team, will be taking to the track again, searching for the best new talent to accompany them to the London SuperFinals. All equipment and coaching will be provided, so all you need to do is turn up and ride!
Last year saw the SouthCoast Rollers duo Rowena Price and Jack Ravenscroft both win silver medals in front of their home crowd. The event also saw local amateurs Gavin Stephens and Heidi Reynoulds win their way to representing their region at the SuperFinals in London.
ROWENA & JACK - PRO RIDERS FOR THE SOUTHCOAST ROLLERS
In addition to the Borough Council’s investment, the StreetVelodrome competition benefits from the faith of its locally based sponsors. This year, Worthing StreetVelodrome is being brought to the town in association with:
This year, the Worthing StreetVelodrome weekend is also welcoming Worthing FC, Worthing RFC, Worthing Thunder, VC Jubilee and Southdown Leisure - all of whom will be offering visitors the chance to learn new skills, get active and revel in the sporting talent that Worthing has to offer.
For more information and to enter this event for free please head to the Worthing event page