StreetVelodrome is set to make its debut in Gloucestershire this summer. Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity are staging a mobile StreetVelodrome cycling challenge to raise money for its CT Scanner Appeal. The funds raised will go towards the £1.2m appeal to buy new state-of-the-art imaging technology for Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal hospitals.
The Olympic-style pursuit racing challenge event will take place on 12th July on Cheltenham’s Promenade and will see 16 teams of four cyclists compete against the clock for the ‘StreetVelodrome’ crown. The day will consist of qualifying heats in the morning, followed by lunch, with knock-out head to head races taking place in the afternoon.
The event is backed by Gloucestershire’s Paralympian wheelchair racer Mel Nicholls who will be taking part in the StreetVelodrome challenge, as well as headline sponsor, wealth management company, Brewin Dolphin.
Judith Rowan, StreetVelodrome’s Business Development Director said: “We are thrilled to be working with Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity and its partners in staging this fantastic event. StreetVelodrome is a unique spectacle and always creates a wonderful atmosphere for competitors and spectators alike. The fact that it will be used to raise money for such a worthwhile cause is just fabulous.”
How to enter
Entries, per team of four, cost £950 including lunch. Teams can also secure a place with a deposit of £250 and a pledge to raise £750 in sponsorship. Application packs are available through the organiser, Karen Organ, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close on June 30.
StreetVelodrome is the world’s most accessible cycle sport. It uses an innovative pop-up velodrome with dramatic banked corners, allowing riders to experience the thrill and excitement of Olympic-style pursuit racing. The track can be set up in most locations and utilised in a variety of formats, including as public access, competition or corporate challenge events.