Watch the Mark Beaumont in R.White's Penny Farthing One Hour World Record attempt
Shane Sutton in conversation with ITV's Ned Boulting
Jamie Crick presents live broadcast of his Jazz FM drive time show from the Festival
Former British Champion David Millar leads the £10,048 Brompton Prize Race
Support GB vs Rest of the World in the Cycling Polo
Watch ex-World Champions Pervis and Awang battle Ed Clancy and others in vintage Japanese Keirin Trophy
World Champion Graeme “The Flying Scotsman” Obree rides his re-made version of The Old Faithful
Enjoy Fuller’s Master Brewer tasting sessions
Enjoy Oxford & Cambridge Varsity track varsity match from the two oldest university cycling clubs in the world
Talks from bike historian Scotford Lawrence of the National Cycle Museum
Try out a Penny Farthing in the sunshine and get a free R.White's lemonade
Vintage racing on tandems
Participate in a cocktail making class with Fever-Tree’s Master Cocktail Maker
Swing dance instruction from Dragon’s Den Stars Swing Patrol
National Cycling Museum Historic bike exhibition
Your chance to dress like Peaky Blinders for the day and explore the 1940's vintage fashion village
The thrilling noise of Stayer racing
Quaff Pommery Champagne
Hop onto a historic tethered hot-air balloon
Never-before-seen collection of classic cycling photography
Germain Burton, British National Team Pursuit Champion competes in Japanese Keirin
Immersive vintage activities and beauty parlours
Three Americans in the vintage Keirin Trophy including Josh Hartnmann
Vintage racing on dernys
Talks from Kat Jungnickel, renowned author of Bikes and Bloomers: Victorian Women Inventors and their Extraordinary Cycle Wear
The History of the Bicycle with the National Cycle Museum
Performances from rock ‘n’ roll legends King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys
Vintage racing on Penny Farthings
Traditional Barbers and Beauty Salons
Sports journalist and TV presenter Ned Boulting in conversation with guest speakers, athletes & historians
14-16th June 2018
Herne Hill Velodrome Dulwich Village, London

Feature Events

Between the Keirin Trophy Competition and the Club Racing Programme there will be a series of unmissable feature events, read on for more!


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 shortly.


Mark Beaumont makes R.White’s Lemonade Penny Farthing Hour World Record Attempt

He holds the world record for cycling round the globe. Now Mark Beaumont is hoping to beat a 127- year record set at the end of the 19th century for going further than anyone else on a Penny Farthing in an hour.

The current World Record was set by WA Rowe at Hampden Park, Massachusetts in October 1886 at 22 miles and 150 yards. The current English Record was set by BW Attlee at Herne Hill, London in September 1891 at 21 miles and 180 yards. On June 15 a team of elite Penny Farthing riders led by cycling superstar Mark Beaumont will climb aboard their high-wheelers to attempt to break the records.

The Golden Wheel (from the Good Friday Meeting)

On Friday 15th June 2018 the inaugural World Cycling Revival will host the Golden Wheel Trophy, an event formerly integral to the Good Friday Meeting, held here at Herne Hill Velodrome from 1903 to 2016. It is our great pleasure to announce that this event will be continuing into the next decade, having previously been raced by Sir Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Andy Tennant and Ed Clancy.


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.


Graeme Obree: The flying scotsman 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.

Cycle & Penny Farthing Polo

Enjoy the rare opportunity to see games of cycle and Penny Farthing polo, played by the Penny Farthing Club. Cheer on GB vs Rest of the World at Cycling Polo. A full programme will be announced in the weeks leading up to the Revival.

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