SCCU Good Friday Meeting: The 1948 Olympic Herne Hill Velodrome once again plays host to the sound and visual impact of the mighty Triumph Thunderbird's on march 29.
You can feel the ground rumble!
After an absence of several years the Triumph Thunderbird motorbikes will again take to the track. Two British riders, James Holland-Leader and Symon Lewis will compete against riders from Holland, Belgium, France and Germany in the seven man 40 laps race.
The usual Good Friday favourite races include the White Hope Sprint for up and coming riders, the International Open Sprint with top riders from home and abroad and the Meeting will end with the now classic Golden Wheel 20 k scratch, which boasts a fantastic £1000 for the winner and a further £1000 for the runners up. Last year’s winner, Marcel Kalz from Germany is returning to defend his trophy. Other names will be announced later.
There are already 70 riders accepted for the Meeting and further suitable entries are being taken until 8th March.
Apart from the usual ‘cycle jumble’ stalls there will be lots of Bike Bling and bike related stalls around the Velodrome, plus a Real Ale Bar, proper coffee and hot food outlets.
Gates open at 9.30 for spectators. Preliminary races start at 10.30 and the Finals start at 1pm, all being well it should be done by 5.30.
Herne Hill Velodrome, Burbage Road, south London.
Admission is £12 for adults, £6 for 12 -16s and free for under 12s.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day.