Lee Valley Velopark- Track League

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  • Was a good evenings racing. Enjoyed riding the madison. It's not always are crazy as it looks from outside. :-)

  • Does anyone know what the events are for Monday's special events' night?

  • Thanks. No Keirin again. I went to one last year, and the Keirin was the best bit, from a spectating point of view.

    80 lap Madison sounds totally thrilling.

  • FYI...some open events coming up at the Velodrome. On Saturdays too, thus making it easier for the likes of me with busy weeknights to ride! Have entered the first one, fingers crossed on getting a place.


  • Morning..

    I am looking at doing a taster session and would like to get my accreditation sorted at somepoint my question is regarding bikes..

    I have on longterm loan a Aventon cordoba, would this be ideal to use for the taster session (i know they offer loan bikes but this is setup for me right now) and then onto the full accreditation??.. I am thinking geometry etc etc

  • The only thing geometry wise to worry about in the early days is BB height. Measure ground to BB spindle, it needs to be 280mm minimum with 165mm crank arms. (I think the larger sized cordoba comes in around 300mm with 25c tires, but double check)
    Make sure the bike and tires are immaculately clean and in good condition and you follow the guidelines on the website, it will likely draw attention of the coaches.
    I'd just use a hire bike for stage 1, saves a lot of messing about.

  • Ok thanks for advice will do, only worry was i have a stupid shaped ass and find very few saddles comfortable even for very short periods but i will crack on..

  • Anyone doing this tonight? If so, what is the approximate start and finish times?

  • I'll be there. Starts at 7pm, goes on for 3 hours.

  • Cool. Thanks, and I hope you win.

  • Who's riding this year?

  • I'm hoping to later. Need to do my pre-registration questionnaire some time this week.

  • Jesus, Full Gas cycling's CAPTCHA is hard work. Took me 24 goes to randomly hit the right combination, and I'm usually pretty good on them...

  • Does anybody still race in this? I popped down last night to have a look at the sprint/madison races, but the it was cancelled as the roof was leaking.

  • Not sure there supposed to be any sprints or madisons last night?

    £90mil on a velodrome and the roof leaks...

  • Roof is still leaking.

  • One of my clients built the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey in 2011. They also have a roof leak . The roofing contractor who gave them a 15 year roofing warranty has gone bust.

    Could be something similar here.

    I suppose the moral here is to build a traditional pitched roof.

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Lee Valley Velopark- Track League

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