Next week will be a big one for roller-racing fans. By popular demand Rollapaluza have extended their original two round London Winter league into a six round competition with the next round happening on Wednesday. On Friday the rollers head east to Cambridge for a fund-raising event with Team Cambridge.
Rider entry for the Cambridge bash is full, but spectators are welcome, and get in free. There will be plenty of local talent worth watching too, including the legendary Dave Le Grys UK cycling land-speed record holder (110mph), Masters sprint champion and roller-race supremo… you'd better stand well back when it's his turn.
The third round of the Brass Monkey Winter League takes place at the Imbibe Bar on the Blackfriars Road as usual it's five quid to ride with open qualification happening between 6 and 9pm followed by the knockout rounds. For current league standings and photos check out the rollapaluza website, and our rollapaluza gallery.
Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.