Rapha roller race

After the success of the Rapha Culture Clash roller race in Shoreditch back in February, Rapha have organised a series of roller races starting on Saturday November 17 at the Classic Car Club in Old Street, London.

February's event was - we're almost bashful to admit - won by the Cycling Weekly team, who will be at the Classic Car Club hell-bent on defending the team title. CW dep editor Simon Richardson will also be out to repeat his individual performance that saw him crowned King of Cadence.

"This will be a fantastic night of roller racing entertainment," said Simon Mottram, Rapha's managing director. "With February's champions and teams preparing to defend titles in November, the audience can expect an atmosphere at fever pitch and sprint duels to remember".

Four sets of teams made up of cycle couriers, journalists, media people and a mystery Dutch team will compete on the rollers, all staged within a boxing ring. Aside from the teams, individuals can also sign up on the night for the 'have a go' competition, where the best riders will go through to a final on the main stage.

The event - complete with DJs and a bar - takes place at the Classic Car Club, 250 Old Street, London EC1 from 7pm until 1am. Entry is £10 on the door with £2.50 going to Leuka; a leukemia research charity. Numbers limited to 500. Tickets can also be bought from the Rapha website (opens in new tab) for £8.

The November 17 event is followed by two further roller races in January and March 2008.

Rapha managing director Simon Mottram is interviewed in this week's Cycling Weekly magazine, out on Thursday November 8.


Rapha Roller Race hits Shoreditch


Rapha: www.rapha.cc

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.