Wer’e really excited about the prospect of this one. 5th will be there to document this event from start to finish and of course compete! We’ll bring you more information, previews and sneak peaks over the coming weeks!
RED BULL INTRODUCES THE WORLD’S SMALLEST VELODROME TO THE UK FIXED GEAR SCENE
On January 15th, Red Bull will be creating the world’s smallest velodrome to challenge fixed gear riders from across the capital.
The purpose built track has been engineered in Germany by Velotrack, the team who built the velodromes for the Atlanta Olympics and the Delhi Commonwealth Games. The Red Bull Mini Drome track will maintain race worthy dimensions in the smallest possible size to enable a single pursuit. Red Bull Mini Drome will challenge both body and mind as riders will need to navigate themselves around a unique and technically challenging course reaching speeds of up to 80 km/ph.
The event will be open to all fixed gear riders of all ages. York Hall has a 500 people capacity and is free to all public on a first come, first served basis. There is no entry fee – However, a donation to Hearn Hill Velodrome would be welcome.
Qualifying is open to over a 100 competitors in a single timed race. Riders will be timed using The Velotrack Timing System. The racers with the quickest time across the 10 laps will progress through the competition to the finals which will be a single pursuit race format.
Pre-register at www.redbull.co.uk/minidrome or in store at 14 Bike Co., Tokyo Fixed Gear, Look Mum No Hands, Brick Lane Bikes.