Penny Farthing Hour Record Attempt
Last set at Herne Hill in its inaugural year of 1891, the record for the distance travelled in an hour on a Penny Farthing current stands at 23.5 miles and was set by Frederick J Osmond. In 2018, endurance cycling superstar Mark Beaumont (Artemis World Cycle: artemisworldcycle.com) and a team of elite Penny Farthing riders will climb aboard their high-wheelers to attempt to break Osmond’s record.
The Penny Farthing Hour Record is brought to you in partnership with R. Whites.
Graeme Obree: The Superman Returns to Herne Hill
One of the most celebrated and controversial cyclists of the past 30 years, Graeme Obree, will be joining us at the Herne Hill Velodrome to celebrate the 25th anniversary of breaking the hour record in 1993. Graeme will be building a new track bike, in the same style as his famous Old Faithful, especially for this occasion and the Flying Scotsman will racing at Herne Hill once again.
Brompton 48 Invitational
The grandest one-off track event taking place at the World Cycling Revival will be the Brompton ’48 Invitational, a unique opportunity to see the famous city-favourites go head to head on the Herne Hill track. Led by ex-pro cyclist David Millar and friends, riders will be invited to compete in an elimination-style race for a staggering £10,048 prize money.
Competitors to be announced here at cyclingrevival.com
Oxford & Cambridge Varsity Track Match
Just as the longstanding Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race is a hallmark event of the annual rowing calendar, the World Cycling Revival hopes to make the Oxford & Cambridge Varsity Track Match a new highlight of the track cycling season. For the first time, the two oldest university cycling clubs in the world will go head to head in a men’s and women’s combined track match.
The Golden Wheel (from the Good Friday Meeting)
Established in 1948, the Golden Wheel is the most celebrated event of the annual Good Friday Meeting, a historic day of competitive cycling that for many years took place at Herne Hill. Sadly, the Good Friday Meeting cannot take place in 2018, but, to preserve its legacy and allow another generation of riders to compete in, the World Cycling Revival will play host to the Golden Wheel in at least 2018, 2019 and 2020.