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.
ICM Stayer Racing
Stayer racing is truly something to behold. Cyclists and motorcycle riders pair up to race against one another on the track. Amid the booming sound of the engines and intense smell of petrol fumes patrons will watch one of the most exciting races of the World Cycling Revival programme. We are thrilled to welcome an elite field of partners from the continent to compete on the Herne Hill track. Stayer racing was especially popular during the inter-war period when outdoor velodromes had their heyday so these races will help give the festival a true vintage cycling flavour.
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.