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

World Cycling Revival Festival at Iconic Herne Hill Velodrome Launches for June 2018

The P&P World Cycling Revival has been revealed to an audience in London, with the event being billed as the greatest celebration of the bicycle the world has ever seen.
  • ​Major new event revealed, hosted at Herne Hill Velodrome in June 2018
  • The greatest celebration of the bicycle the world has ever seen with races, exhibitions and vintage entertainment
  • The event is expected to be the largest hosted at Herne Hill since the 1948 Olympics
  • Event launched by Ned Boulting, David Millar and Graeme Obree

The P&P World Cycling Revival has been revealed to an audience in London, with the event being billed as the greatest celebration of the bicycle the world has ever seen.

The World Cycling Revival, held 14th-16th June 2018, will be a high-end heritage sporting, music and lifestyle festival celebrating 200 years of the bicycle. The event is set in the halcyon days of the Herne Hill Velodrome, when it hosted the London 1948 Olympics, and the event’s patrons will be invited to wear vintage themed clothing throughout the whole festival.

It is a brand new event that combines the important cultural and societal impact of the bicycle with a celebration of the nation’s love for two wheels.

The event’s various sporting, lifestyle and musical activities will create an intoxicating atmosphere that will make attendance at the event an absolute must for any fan of cycling or heritage events. The event aims to become an annual highlight of the summer social and sporting calendar; creating the best hospitality experience in the sport of cycling.

The Herne Hill velodrome will host a full programme of racing including a Japanese Keirin Trophy where guests can place bets, via Fitzdares, on the five races each day. London bicycle brand Condor Cycles, founded in 1948, will provide steel framed Keirin bikes built with Japanese Keirin-style components.

The programme will also feature The Brompton 48 Invitational race, a brand new event, where winner takes all; riders, including former professional cyclist David Millar, will race to claim a £10,048 prize pot. Penny Farthing racing, derny and stayer racing will also take place

Event guests will be able to explore a huge array of exhibition space, featuring extensive interactive and engaging displays, which will transport them through the history of this wonderful invention. Exhibitions will include the History of the bicycle, run in partnership with The National Cycle Museum. A number of other must-do experiences will be unveiled on the day by some of the Festival’s major partners, such as Exodus Travel.

Speaking at the event launch, cycling commentator and author, Ned Boulting, said: “The Herne Hill velodrome is a magical place esteemed in history, which has a special place in my heart. I can’t think of a better venue to host a huge celebration of all things cycling; one that’ll appeal to cycling purists, vintage enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a great and different day out.”

Joining Boulting at the launch was David Millar and Graeme Obree. The revival was launched at Cahoots, a secret bar unearthed in Soho, where guests are transported back in time, to post-war 1940s and to a disused underground tube station featuring dazzling cocktails, swing dancing and sing-a-longs around an old piano. Cahoots joins the impressive line up of hospitality partners, aiming to put on the best show that cycling has ever seen.

Joining them are Fuller’s, Pommery Champagne and Fever Tree – who will also be on hand to help guests enjoy the revival in style.  The event is expected to be the largest hosted at Herne Hill since the 1948 Olympics and is run with the support of Herne Hill Velodrome Trust.

John Postlethwaite, Founder of The P&P World Cycling Revival, said: “We’re very excited to launch The P&P World Cycling Revival today. This is an event like no other for cycling and we’re delighted to be working with Herne Hill in creating the greatest celebration of the bicycle the world has ever seen.”

Speaking at the event, Graeme Obree said “There are tracks like Herne Hill, the same size, but they’re not the same to me. What I remember from 25 years ago at Herne Hill is the intensity and the atmosphere from thousands of people in the crowd. To me this track is London, it’s the heart of the action, it’s London’s velodrome. I want to be there to feel the vibrancy and the energy again”. Obree will be re-building is his “Old Faithful bike” which will be displayed at the festival and aptly re-named “Bold Faithful”.

Early-bird tickets for The P&P World Cycling Revival are on sale now and available from Prices start from £65 per day or £150 for a 3-day season ticket. Various hospitality packages are available, please contact [email protected]


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