Rollapaluza to host Manchester Keirin 2014

Rollapaluza has added a second date to it’s already popular Keirin based event at British Cycling’s home in Manchester on June 28th

Herne Hill keirin

The Keirin, which is favoured by the sprinters, covers just eights laps of the velodrome and is said to be one of the most exciting races to watch. This huge tradition in Japan brings thousands out to spectate and its what Rollapaluza, who have dedicated a whole event around, hopes to replicate in Manchester.

The new Manchester Keirin will be the first time the event has graced the boards, whilst the organisers still hope to keep its own tradition going at Herne Hill Velodrome were the Keirin Fest built its popularity, later on in the year on August 2nd.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.