Inaugural Cycling Festival at the Velodrome marks 200 years of the bike in style!
The inaugural World Cycling Revival fast approaches, 14-16 June. It’s a vintage cycling festival at our historic Herne Hill Velodrome (also events at the Griffin Sports Ground in Dulwich Village), celebrating 200 years of the bicycle. Rub shoulders with the stars of cycling, or place bets on a jam-packed racing schedule! A great race should be the Keirin - perhaps the most extreme sport you've never heard of where competitors circle the track on fixed-gear bicycles with no brakes, pacing themselves for a mad sprint at the end!
Billed as “the festival no-one needs, but everyone wants … tweed optional” it’s set to feature lots of events (all in 1940s-style fancy dress), including lots more cycling races to watch (get ready for the Penny Farthings and the Brompton ’48 elimination with £10,048 prize and others!), live jazz, swing music and dance lessons, unique exhibitions and activities (including a collection of over 30 historical bicycles from the National Cycle Museum), and plenty of food and drink. More information/tickets: http://www.cyclingrevival.com/