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Manchester Sprint (ROLLERS)

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by longers, 7 Oct 2007.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    I got a flyer for this today.

    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:
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    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.
     
  4. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    looks like a laugh- might try and get down!
     
  5. 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...
     
  6. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    Good links Andy_wrx.

    there's this one too http://www.rollapaluza.com/

    There will be a bar and they are trying to get food organised but it may not materialise.
     
  7. So four pints, a cheap pizza and hey ho, onto the roller we go !
    - xx(xx(xx(bluuuugh!!xx(xx(:blush:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    you don't have to eat the pizza :blush:.
     
  9. rollapaluza

    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!!!!!!!