I definitely lucked out with this holiday. My girlfriend and I booked a week in Belgium – she was thinking Christmas markets and chocolate. I was thinking beer and cycling. I’ll let you decide which won…
For the past 5 days, pairs of riders have been battling it out in the first ever London Six Day Race. Well I say first ever, that’s a lie, Six Day Racing was invented in London but it’s been a while since it’s been back.
Theres always a lot of stories that come out of crit week. Most of which are super positive. You can’t avoid breaks, bruises and all sorts in racing like this but everyone comes away with something and no matter what it is you always want to go back. Red Hook Crit Barcelona 3 really had everything, even tears (quickly followed by some serious dancing) and we weren’t without our fair share…Read More
Last Saturday was the first track meeting of the season at Herne Hill Velodrome. Rudy Melo, Reece Wood and George Garnier were there racing the A(s) and Alex Blomeley was there with his camera. Click read more below for the full set.Read More
On Saturday 19th April, Pasquale, Daniel and I (Rudy). Went to Herne Hill for a bit of more racing after Good Friday. It was the weirdest event, with a not so good programme. With 3 laps Scratch, not normal in Herne Hill, 1 lap scratch, etc. Majority of the riders were complaining about the organisation and races, some went home and others stayed till the end to get their moneys worth. It wasn’t the right event for us, but we were there giving it a go, getting track miles, experience, etc.
Last Friday Rudy Melo took part at The 2014 Good Friday Meeting at Lee Valley VeloPark. After SO MANY years the GF meeting went to the new velodrome in London and there were over 140 riders taking part on the event. Rudy raced the Elimination and Scratch race, coming 12th and 9th. Great experience for him and lets hope there will be more of us at the next event there. Our man Erik Jonson was there taking some amazing shots. Make sure you head over to his site for the full sets. Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3.
After Saturday’s track session at Lee Valley, Rudy and Matt went to Herne Hill to race April’s Open Season event at Herne Hill Velodrome and they both managed to get great results, getting on the podium twice. Chapeau gents!
Cat B Scratch race:
1st – Rudy Melo
2nd – Matt Stanbury
3rd – Nigel (Nuun-Sigma Sport, pictured) Devil/Elimination:
1st – Rudy Melo
3rd – Matt Stanbury Cat A and B 20km Scratch:
5th – Rudy
We, London team, got lucky to have had 2 track sessions at Lee Valley VeloPark this weekend. Still early stages and booking a session is not as easy as any other velodrome. Because The 5th Floor is in the South East region we were one of the first clubs to have first dibs for a track session on Saturday. Plus we were there again on Sunday to do the needed 1st out of 4 stage of accreditation to race and train there. It was great to have Leo back on the saddle after his crash. Looking forward to more events there. Next one, only in 2 weeks time is The Good Friday Meeting.
I am a not a photographer and don’t call myself one, but I took some photos of the last round of 2013/2014 Revolution Series. There were a lot of professional photographers taking proper shots of the races so I decided to focus on what happens in the track centre. Click read more below for the full set.
Revolutions Series’ last round was held at the 2012 Olympic Velodrome, Lee Valley VeloPark. It was great to see the venue full again after the Olympics. The atmosphere was awesome, the vibe was great and the crowd were cheering pretty much everyone, mainly British riders, but when foreign riders were doing well, they cheered them on too. There were from World Champions and Olympic riders to up coming young stars, a good mix of races to watch. Make sure you don’t miss out on the next Revolution Series, there are plenty of races to keep you entertained. Another top event by Face Partnership.
– Rudy Melo.
The Good Friday Meeting is the longest running open track meeting in the country. First held in 1903 the meeting continues to maintain it’s position as the premier event of it’s kind in the UK and we are proud to be one of the supporters by helping out with the poster design. It is an amazing event having locals and international professionals as well as amateurs like us.
Featured events: Good Friday International Sprint, Golden Wheel Scratch Race, Keirins, Derny Paced GP, plus full support races including Points, Elimination and more.
This years meeting is being held at the 2012 Olympic Velodrome, Lee Valley VeloPark after being at Herne Hill for so many years. Find out more info about the event here and on their Facebook page.