The perfect combination? Spin Up In A Brewery mixes cycling and… beer

Roller racing event at the Dark Star Brewery in Sussex

A joint event taking place on 9 June and sponsored by Kinesis Bikes and the Dark Star Brewery in Partridge Green, Sussex, Spin Up In A Brewery lets you compete for prizes or just spectate.

The competition consists of knock-out rounds of static bike roller racing, culminating in the grand finals an eliminator race between the fastest eight riders at the end of the afternoon.

>>> A beginner's guide to riding on rollers

Catering options include meat, vegetarian and vegan barbeque and the event is open between 11:30, with a 12:00 start, with doors closing at 18:30. There will be a range of local bands playing too.

There are more details of the event here.

If you want to ride to the event, there are ride-outs from Brighton, either on road or for MTBs/gravel bikes. In addition, there’s a ride from Shoreham for families and e-bike users.

The inaugural Spin Up In A Brewery was in 2012 and it last took place in 2015, before taking a break until this year. Tickets cost £15 plus booking fee, but that includes a pint or a soft drink and entry into the Spin Up.

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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.