StreetVelodrome to kick off its 2019 programme at the Santos Tour Down Under
Cube Management will be bringing its unique and innovative pop-up cycle track, StreetVelodrome, to the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia. The event, the first UCI World Tour race of the year, will take place on 14-20 January 2019.
Delivering activation for tour partners Santos, Subaru, City of Adelaide and Bike Exchange, the cycling track will be given centre stage in the City of Adelaide Tour Village. Key to the pop-up velodrome are its iconic banked turns, enabling cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities a unique insight into what it’s like to be an Olympic pursuit racer.
StreetVelodrome’s programme of events will include Celebrity Challenges, Public Open Sessions, Junior Events including Sharks v Tigers (3-11 year olds) and the Nextgen competition (12-16 years olds), as well as the Riders’ Cup for the over 16s. Sessions will be held every day until late into the evening, with the fastest qualifiers in all categories returning for a Finals event on Saturday. Music, entertainment, special events and features will also play an important part to ensure a lively party atmosphere throughout each day. Furthermore, fans will delight in seeing Aussie Olympic legend Anna Meares and global favourite Jens Voigt taking part in the Celebrity Challenge on Monday.
Clocking the laps for the participants will be Cube’s Event Director Carl Thompson and Event Manager Scott Law. Carl, one of StreetVelodrome’s founders and a huge cycling fan, said: “We are so excited to be bringing the StreetVelodrome track to Australia for the first time.
“After five years of running the SV series across the UK and Ireland, where we’ve offered thousands of people the chance to experience ‘Olympic’ style pursuit racing, we’re thrilled it’s now Australia’s turn.”
As the world’s most accessible cycle sport, StreetVelodrome is a unique, self-contained pop-up event solution. Central to the velodrome’s structure are two dramatically banked corners which allow riders to experience the thrill of Olympic-style cycle track racing. The track can be utilised in various ways: as a public access event, for competitions or corporate challenges. The pop-up structure can be set up in most locations and measures between 30-45 meters x 10-15 meters.
Cube to promote and manage StreetVelodrome