May 13, 2005 – Highbury Ford, London, sponsor of last Saturday night’s racing at the Velodrome. Have stepped up big time for the fundraising efforts at the new track in London.
In the lobby of the facility a new Ford Escape will be displayed over the next few months. The draw for the SUV will take place in October during the first 6-day race of the season. Albert Coulier the 87-year-old builder of the track said, “This is a big opportunity for the Velodrome. I’m not sure but I think this is the first time this type of promotion has been done at a bicycle race in Canada”.
“This promotion is only the first of many for the Velodrome. We plan to have attractions at our Saturday night races every week”, said Coulier.
Racing continues every Saturday night at the Velodrome at the London Gardens. On the Saturday night of the long weekend May 21st, a special invitational sprint night of competition will take place with Canadian & American sprinters taking part in a “Night of Speed”. The Lap record is sure to drop below eight seconds on the night. Regular racing for the London Track League & a team race will also be on the program. Racing starts at 7pm with the doors open at 5:30pm.
For more information www.ForestCityVelodrome.ca