Next week will be a big one for roller-racing fans. By popular demand Rollapaluza have extended their original two round London Winter league into a six round competition with the next round happening on Wednesday. On Friday the rollers head east to Cambridge for a fund-raising event with Team Cambridge.
Rider entry for the Cambridge bash is full, but spectators are welcome, and get in free. There will be plenty of local talent worth watching too, including the legendary Dave Le Grys UK cycling land-speed record holder (110mph), Masters sprint champion and roller-race supremo… you'd better stand well back when it's his turn.
The third round of the Brass Monkey Winter League takes place at the Imbibe Bar on the Blackfriars Road as usual it's five quid to ride with open qualification happening between 6 and 9pm followed by the knockout rounds. For current league standings and photos check out the rollapaluza website, and our rollapaluza gallery.
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.