London’s Canary Wharf is the world’s largest commercial property development. With over 17 million square feet of office space, its home to global financial leaders including British Cycling partners HSBC. Plus with over 170 stores, Canary Wharf is also a stunning shopping destination. This unique ‘City within a City’ sees around 1.2 million people visit and work there every week.
Competitive track cycling comes to Canary Wharf in August with the pop-up Viking StreetVelodrome Series bringing its unique televised national SuperFinals to Montgomery Square on 10th August.
Following regional heats held across the UK and Ireland, the very best amateur riders will be joining the pros, including defending Series champions Jess Stone and Patrick Robinson, Olympic track racing star Shanaze Reade and European Champion Veronika Widmann.
Plus there will be some of the best cycling talent of the future competing in the DeNovo Kids Series.
CANARY WHARF - AN EXCITING LOCATION FOR THE 2017 SUPERFINALS
Best of all anyone can have a go...Come and try track cycling first hand, test your speed in a qualifying session with a chance of racing in front of the cameras. Or simply enjoy the spectacle watching some of the UK’s most exciting cycling talent race in the televised SuperFinal.
There will be open sessions for amateur riders, Pro Team Qualifying Sessions, Kids racing (3 to 11 year olds), NexGen Series (12 to 16 year olds) and finally the Viking StreetVelodrome Series SuperFinal with fast and furious head to head pursuit racing at its very best.
The Viking StreetVelodrome Series involves six regionally based Pro Teams competing for a national title. Including Team London, Team Dublin, Angels of the North, Suffolk Saints, SouthCoast Rollers and Team Wigan. Each team is made up of one Male Pro and one Female Pro with the riders all having competed at an elite level in some form of cycle sport. Uniquely the Viking StreetVelodrome Series brings together riders from the world of BMX, Mountain Bike, Downhill, Track and Road Racing. The TV Series is filmed for broadcast on BTSport and Bike Channel as well as been shown in over 80 countries.
JESS STONE CELEBRATES WINNING THE PRO TITLE IN 2016
Series Director Carl Thompson comments “What a place for a race! Being able to bring the Viking StreetVelodrome Series to Canary Wharf is just amazing, and for it to be the SuperFinals is even better. Its no secret that cycling is huge in the City and getting bigger. So what better place for our most important event of the year.”
The Viking StreetVelodrome Series SuperFinals will showcase this unique form of cycle sport at its very best. All the series titles will be up for grabs.
DeNovo Kids Series Champions: Which team will win the Sharks or the Tigers?
DeNovo NexGen Series Champion: The champion of the future will be discovered
Viking Series Amateur Champions: Who will be crowned the best Male & Female amateurs?
Viking StreetVelodrome Series Pro Champions: Which pro/elite will riders will triumph?
Most Wins Trophy: The most consistent team will win the cup
Most Catches Trophy: The most aggressive riding style will be rewarded
Viking StreetVelodrome Series Champions: The Pro Team with the best medal tally will win overall
To discover the other exciting venues for the 2017 Viking StreetVelodrome Series visit www.streetvelodrome.co.uk/the-venues