Manchester Sprint (ROLLERS)

longers

Veteran
I got a flyer for this today.

Manchester Sprint
Roller Racing

Venue: World Famous Central Skatepark, 28 Mason St, ANCOATS.

Qualifying Starts 5pm - 7.30pm

Have a warm up
Take a deep breath . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sprint 500 metres as fast as you can

Fastest qualify for round 1

The rest?
Head to head knockout
Winner through to round 1

We carry on till we have the Champion!


Cash prizes 1st male, 1st female and quickest qualifying time

£5.00 to enter.
Thats the flyer copied out verbatim and it pretty much explains it all doesn't it? I'll get in touch with the organisers tomorrow and ask if I can get a phone number for more info should anyone want it.

I'll do my very best to get there, see you there?:biggrin:
 
longers said:
it pretty much explains it all doesn't it?
Not quite - what date is it ? :biggrin:



I think I need a bit more roller-time before I enter anything competitive : haven't been on mine since about March, so I suspect I'd probably come off pretty quickly if I went for it.
 
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longers

longers

Veteran
Aah, sorry :biggrin: It's Sunday 14th October ie. this sunday.

I don't think it's rollers as in "like a trainer rollers". I hope. I will ring tomorrow and find out a bit more as a friend has some questions too. Should be a bit of fun though.

It's the Rollapaluza (sp) people who normally operate in London who are coming to Manchester for the first time so a good turn out would be good for them in regards to them coming back.
 
I've had a Google around.

Last time I did it, it was on basically beefed-up training rollers and involved a lot of sweaty men in a scouthut.
Here's some pictures of Addiscombe CC doing it - it looks about as salubrious as when I did it...
http://www.addiscombe.org/time_trial/rollers.htm

But this Rollapaluza thing seems different
Seems to involve static rollers under the rear wheel only, the front fork clamped-down.
Plus pumping music, lots of spectators, lots of noise, lots of beer...

Article from The Indie : "Is roller racing the next big thing in competitive pedalling?"
http://classified.independent.co.uk/cars/article2904370.ece

And from Rapha (spit) who sponsored it
http://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=122

That looks a bit more interesting...
 

rollapaluza

New Member
yes it is us!

we will be there with our new Condor bikes with lower gears for longer, harder races!

Will be the first time for us in Manchester so looking forward to meeting you all and hopefully putting on bigger and better events in the future...


Winston.

Rollapaluza. Roller Racing London


and that Independent article was essntially about us....but they didn't mention our name!!!!!!!
 
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