Rapha roller race

After the success of the recent Rapha Roller Races in London, the people behind them are launching a new event in Manchester next month.

The Rollapaluza Manchester Sprint takes place on Saturday, December 8, at the Central Skatepark, Ancoats. Like the Rapha events, this modern take on roller racing is fairly informal with the emphasis on fun and entertainment - complete with DJs and licensed bar.

The roller action commences at 7pm, where riders will spin out in a seeding run to set the fastest times. The quickest riders move on to the next round, knocking out those that they beat. With a £500 prize pot up for grabs, the racing will be fast and furious.

Entry is £5 to the event, which includes race entry if you want to get up on stage and expend some energy. Part of the proceeds go to the British Heart Foundation charity.

The Manchester Sprint is supported by Odaban, PAC bags and Bicycle Messenger Service MCR.

As well as the Manchester event, Rollapaluza have also organised the IX-MAS roller race at Waterloo Action Centre, London, on Saturday December 15.



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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, 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, 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.