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Rollapaluza comes to Mud Dock in Bristol

Iron Horse Roller Racing Night promises fireworks on Firework Night

Roller racing with a twist comes to Bristol on November the 5th, when Rollapaluza brings its unique take on roller racing to the Mud Dock Cafe for the Iron Horse Roller Racing Night. 

The format is classic roller racing: pairs of cyclists battle it out on vintage rollers connected to a huge dial over a simulated 500m distance at speeds in excess of 50mph! It's a knockout competition (rather than a pure time trial) and the riders battle it out until there is an overall winner. The twist at Rollapaluza is that all this takes place in an atmosphere more like a night club than a cycling club. 

Rollapaluza's events are well known for their atmosphere and the crowd always goes wild they have been an established part of the cycle scene in London for the past few years. The Bristol bash is sponsored by Iron Horse who will provide two of their Transit fixed wheel bikes for racing and as the prize for the winning man and woman, there will also be spot prizes throughout the night for the most entertaining riders. and Iron Horse will have their 2009 range on show as well.

Entrance to watch the roller racing is free but if you want to race it will cost you £5 and entry is first come first served. To be sure of getting a ride you can enter in advance by popping into the Cycleworks or by calling 0117 929 2151.

Racing starts at 8pm and continues until 11pm and while you might miss the fireworks outside, there's sure to be plenty inside.'s founder and first editor, nowadays to be found riding a spreadsheet. Tony's journey in cycling media started in 1997 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 - finally handing on the reins in 2021 to Jack Sexty. 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, though he'd like to own a carbon bike one day.

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