HHVT are offering free places for the London Cycle Sportive, on the basis that each participant pledges to raise at least £100 towards the continued improvement of the Herne Hill velodrome. In the last 3 years the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust has overseen the resurfacing of the existing track and the construction of a new junior track and MUGA and the installation of flood lighting - all now open. The final phase involves the re-development of the Pavilion, and is what we are now fundraising for.
The London Cycle Sportive will take place on Sunday 30 June and the route takes in many important landmarks from London’s Olympic history including a unique finish on the 1948 Olympic Velodrome at Herne Hill. The ride will start in the picturesque Dulwich Park, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic finish at the Velodrome, and the route goes out to the stunning Surrey Hills taking in Box Hill as cycled on by Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Armitstead in the 2012 Olympics.
All cyclists will have the unique experience of cycling around the 1948 Olympic cycle track as part of their finish experience and will then be invited to stay and cheer on the other finishers whilst enjoying refreshments with family and other riders. With three routes available, there's a distance for everyone with a choice of 50, 100 and 150km.
Sign up by going to the all new Herne Hill Velodrome Trust website: http://hhvt.org/support/fundraise/
It’s the perfect way to raise money for the future of the historic Herne Hill Velodrome, so we’re asking people to raise £100 in sponsorship in return for a place. All fundraising riders will get a free Friends Water Bottle. Raise £150 and we’ll throw in a Friends Cap. Raise £250 or more and you’ll get one of our highly prized Friends Jerseys.