The final event of Rollapaluza's winter league is this Wednesday in what the orgainisers reckon is the finest venue of the series so far, the Reliance Square Studios which will have secure bike-parking and in a Rollapaluza first, showers!
Prizes for the overall competion will be supplied by Aussie accessories brand Knog, with over £800 worth of prizes including Pig Dog courier bags, and a set of lights for each winner. There will also be prizes for the fastest overall time as well as a few surprises and give-aways.
Although Wednesday night's event is the last in the league you don't have to be a contender or taken parti in the league before to enter so if you want to turn up and give it a go this is a great opportunity to try roller-racing in central London.
Qualification is from 6pm and the knockout rounds start at 9pm. It'll cost you a fiver to be a part of it whether as a spectator or Competitor.
Reliance Square studios, New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EY.
For more details check out: www.rollapaluza.com/league
Donkey Derby 2
Two days later it's Donkey Derby 2: Second Annual London Open Courier Rollapaluz Championships
This event is for working couriers only but loud, cheering spectators are more than welcome as every penny taken on the door will go directly to injured couriers unable to work.
In aid of the LCEF supported by Moving Target and House of Pistard.
The action takes place at the Horshoe Pub in Clerkenwell Close, the scene of London's first courier roller-race and the place Rollpaluza started.
Master of ceremonies for the night will be living legend Buffalo Bill of Moving target backed by courier DJs.
£5 to race or spectate, from 7pm.
The Horseshoe Pub, 24 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1
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