Herne Hill Velodrome to host heritage cycling festival

June 2018 will see a major new cycling event hosted at Herne Hill Velodrome -the P&P World Cycling Revival. Billing itself as “The greatest celebration of the bicycle the world has ever seen with races, exhibitions and vintage entertainment” it’s expected to be the largest event at Herne Hill since the 1948 Olympics.

The World Cycling Revival, held 14-16 June 2018, will be a heritage sporting, music and lifestyle festival celebrating 200 years of the bicycle. With the event being set in the “halcyon days of the Herne Hill Velodrome, when it hosted the London 1948 Olympics” the wearing of vintage themed clothing is encouraged.

There will be a full programme of racing including a Japanese keirin trophy where guests can place bets on the five races each day. London-based Condor Cycles, founded in 1948, will provide steel=framed Keirin bikes built with Japanese keirin-style components.

The programme will also feature the Brompton 48 Invitational race, a brand new event, where winner takes all; riders, including former professional cyclist David Millar, will race to claim a £10,048 prize pot. Pennyfarthing racing, derny and stayer racing are also scheduled.

The organisers promise a huge array of exhibition space, featuring extensive interactive and engaging displays, to transport the visitor through the history of this wonderful invention. Exhibitions will include the History of the bicycle, run in partnership with the National Cycle Museum.

Speaking at the event launch, cycling commentator and author, Ned Boulting, said: “The Herne Hill velodrome is a magical place esteemed in history, which has a special place in my heart. I can’t think of a better venue to host a huge celebration of all things cycling; one that’ll appeal to cycling purists, vintage enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a great and different day out.”

More details of the planned events, along with Early-bird tickets are on sale now at www.cyclingrevival.com.

Prices start from £65 per day or £150 for a three-day season ticket.