May 6, 2005 – Forest City Velodrome at the Gardens in London, serves up the thrills & speed of indoor bicycle racing on Saturday night May 7th. The evening racing action is sponsored by Highbury Ford of London.
30 Athletes will compete in 12 grueling cycling events during the 2-hour program. Races include: Points races for the Women; Sprint races for the juniors and senior men; with the Madison riders showing how to handsling (exchange) their partners into the race at speeds of 60 kph. The Madison is like short track speedskating on a bicycle.
Racing cyclists from London, Hamilton, Brantford, Kitchener-Waterloo and from outside the province have registered for the event.
The Velodrome is the centre for cycling in London, with 15 new riders learning how to ride the 50 degree banking in the corners in the first week.
Checkout: www.ForestCityVelodrome.ca for a Learn to Ride time so you can get involved. Our fleet of rental bikes have arrived so everyone can learn how to ride on the track.
Admission for adults is $10.00, Seniors $5.00, Children $2.00 (9yrs -15yrs) under 8yrs Free. Racing will continue next Saturday May 14th with a Special Sprint night of competition.