There are only seven days left until Worthing Street Velodrome 2016 opens on Beach House Grounds. What will you be doing next weekend (and if it isn’t Velodrome related, maybe it’s time to change your plans and get on the track for a free have-a-go session?)
Powering back onto Beach House Grounds from Friday 1st July, Worthing’s Street Velodrome builds on the success of the inaugural 2015 event. With a dedicated schools’ day on the Friday, free public drop-in tuition & have-a-go sessions on Saturday 2nd July followed by amateur and pro-level competitive races on Sunday 3rd July, it’s going to be a sun-drenched, fast-paced and adrenaline fuelled fun family weekend!
In addition to the track action, there will be a range of cycling related trade stands, an international pop-up food arena – with an emphasis on healthy and freshly made foods – from the Proto Group, further edible delights from other local providers alongside a live acoustic music stage hosted by Northbrook College and Shoreham Allstars, and plenty more to make the weekend go with a spin.
After the track action and free have-a-go on Saturday 2 June, the acoustic stage will remain open until 9pm, with food and drink continuing to be provided until the last note of the evening’s entertainment rings out.
The music stage is a new addition for the 2016 Worthing StreetVelodrome and will feature Northbrook current and graduating students, together with the stars of the recent S’koolFest concert, which featured the best under 18 bands and singers, alongside the Shoreham Allstars, fresh from their appearance at Wildlife Festival.
Sunday 3rd July will also begin with a Peloton along the Prom starting at 09:30 from the seafront shelter at the foot of George V Avenue, organised by Worthing resident Jeremy Strutt.
Coaching amateur riders around the tightly banked track will be Rowena Price, who rode to local and then national victory in 2015’s amateur competition. Now a Pro Rider with the South Coast Rollers (Worthing’s home team), Rowena will be sharing her skills with the town’s amateur riders who will be competing for a space on the South Coast Roller team for the London finals alongside Rowena and fellow SCR Pro Rider Jack Ravenscroft. You can read more about Rowena’s story – and her hopes for 2016 – here
For more information, including an up to date event schedule, please visit the dedicated website – www.WorthingStreetVelodrome.co.uk – or follow the action through Twitter using the hashtag #WorthingSV16. Local residents are reminded that for the duration of the competition, the event will be using the southern portion of the Beach House pay and display car park.
Interviews across the weekend are available. Please contact Neil Hopkins on 01903 221242 to arrange.
Event Schedule Overview:
FRIDAY – 09:00 – 18:00
School Trip & food / catering / bar and trade stands
Velodrome track not open to the public
Saturday 2 July
The first full day of the Worthing StreetVelodrome 2016.
Times: 09.00 – 18.00
- 10:00 – 10:15: Town Crier to introduce the Mayor of Worthing, who will open the event
- 10:15 – 10:45: Sponsorship track time for Lancing College
- 10:45 – 11:00: Bronze Sponsor track time
- 11:00 – 11:15: Local Media track time
- 11:15 – 11:30: Mascot race
- 11:30 – 13:30: Free drop-in ‘have a go’ sessions
- 13:30 – 14:00: Durrington Community Cycle Project track time
- 14:00 – 15:30: Children’s sessions
- 15:30 – 18:00: Free drop-in ‘have a go’ sessions
Times: 18.00 – 21.00
After the day’s racing has completed, Beach House Grounds will continue to host the live acoustic music stage from Northbrook College and Shoreham Allstars, supported by food and drink stalls from the Proto Group.
Sunday 3 July
A day of fast and furious cycling action where the fastest amateurs will earn themselves a spot alongside Rowena and Jack in the Southcoast Rollers at the London SuperFinals on July 30th.
The Event Village will support the day and the crowds who are expect to cheer on the home team as it finds its new members.
- 09:00 – 12:30: Amateur Rider Time Trials
- 12:30 – 13:00: Amateur Rider Race Off
- 13:00 – 14:00: Pro Rider Team Qualifying Races
- 14:00 – 16:00: StreetVelodrome Kids Series Pro Coaching Session
- 16:00 – 17:45: UK Street Velodrome Series, featuring the pro and amateur rider series and kids series
The focus in the food arena, provided by the Proto Group, is going to be on fine, fresh made foods all created with the ethos of zero sodium, low calories, low fat and gluten free and a heightened awareness of allergens. Proto Restaurant Group wants to join in with the wellbeing and make sure all the food in the village is healthy, nutritious and freshly cooked. They are proud to announce that they will be bringing The Fish Factory Boutique, selling sustainably line caught fish and English hand cut Maris piper chips and will be using 100 groundnut oil. They will also be bringing Worthing’s biggest paella pans and producing traditional Andalusia chicken and chorizo paella and for the first time in the town, fresh charcoaled grilled souvlaki pittas.