Now that the entire UK is an expert on the Keirin, it's time to make the Japanese event our own. And to that end, Rollapaluza and Tokyo Fixed have got together to put on the UK's first meet devoted entirely to the Keirin.
All-comers will be able to challenge some of the top sprinters from the UK in this motor-paced, action packed, race.
It will take place at Herne Hill Velodrome on Sunday 26th August at 1pm, and the rules will be a mix of Japanes and UCI-style Keirin racing.
If you don't fancy taking part, but miss the track events at the Olympics, it's free to spectate and worth an afternoon out with Japanese food, a licensed bar and the next best thing to trackside betting, a charity "chance-based" lottery, allowing spectators to select random rider numbers with a chance of winning the jackpot.
Cash prizes for the main event are provided by Tokyo Fixed. Women's prizes come from Road.cc favourites Ananichoola and for the novice event Morvelo.
Peter Mitchell (team V-Sprint) and GB Academy riders Dave Daniell, Kian Emadi, John Paul, Lewis Oliva, Callum Skinner and Victoria Williamson are registered to ride as well as Dutch rider Michael Veen providing a unique opportunity for club riders and aspiring track sprinters to race against the UK's rising sprint stars and future Olympians.
Novice riders intending to enter must have track experience.
To find out more, click here.
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