Report: RideLondon StreetVelodrome


The 2016 UK StreetVelodrome SuperFinals were hosted by Prudential RideLondon and held in Green Park, central London in sight of Buckingham Palace.

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Report: RideLondon StreetVelodrome

The event saw thousands of spectators enjoy the World’s most accessible cycle sport and the climax to the televised UK Pro / Am Series. StreetVelodrome delivers all the excitement and drama of Olympic-style one-on-one pursuit racing in a pop-up form, bringing the thrill of cycle sport to new audiences around the country. All StreetVelodrome events are completely free to watch or to take part in. All the equipment and coaching is provided for free, making this a truly accessible sport.

After seven qualifying events, held throughout the UK, the SuperFinals brought together the best amateur competitors to race alongside the professional racers, who themselves competed in the Series representing the various regions the tour visites. The six pro teams battled throughout the Series for Olympic-style gold, silver and bronze medals. The team topping the medal table at the end of the SuperFinals were crowned overall Series Champions.

The SuperFinals also saw the exciting climax of the StreetVelodrome gateway events such as the Kids Series (for 3 to 11 year olds) and the NexGen Series (for 12 to 15 year olds).

Series Director Carl Thompson commented “Having the SuperFinals take place here at Prudential RideLondon was a real honour. It’s a celebration of the nation’s love for cycling, making it a great place for us to showcase our Series.”



Hugh Brasher, Event Director for Prudential RideLondon, said: “The UK StreetVelodrome SuperFinals were a huge success and very popular with the crowds in Green Park. It was great to see so many people having a go on the track.”

The SuperFinals saw all the competitions decided, including individual titles and team competitions. Individual riders winning their final races were awarded national champion titles for their category and the six Pro Teams competed for the overall Series Champions title with two sub competitions to be won too. These were the Most Wins Trophy presented by Scimitar Sports (rewarding consistency) and the Catch Trophy presented by Forme Bikes (rewarding aggressive riding).

The Kids Series – Won by Team Sharks
The NexGen Series – Won by Ben Flatau (12 years old)
The Amateur Male Champion – Nick Ryles (Belfast Titans)
The Amateur Female Champion – Anita Bickers (Suffolk Saints)
The Pro Male Champion – Patrick Robinson (Angels of the North)
The Pro Female Champion – Jess Stone (Team Cornwall)
The Most Wins Trophy – Won jointly by Team Cornwall & Team London
The Most Catches Trophy – Won by Team Cornwall
The Overall Series Champions – Won by Team Cornwall

The UK Series was filmed for television with all the action, stories and drama being shown on BT Sport and the Bike Channel in the autumn.



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