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Rollapaluza dates for your diaries this winter

Top class roller action coming to London and Swansea

Rollapaluza have announced the dates for the second round of their roller racing National Series and of the eagerly anticipated second season of the Brass Monkey London League.

National Series

Rollapaluza roll up to Swansea on the 7th of January for the Welsh leg of their national tour dedicated to finding the King of spin and the Queen of cadence. The night will follow the usual format of open qualification followed by knockout competitions for men and women.

1 Northampton lane
£5 to race or spectate.

Fastest riders will be invited to the Grand Finale in London for a showdown of the best Rollapaluza riders in the country. Full details plus results and photos of the first round in Bristol are here:

Rollapaluza Winter League "Brass Monkey" 2 

Last year's first Winter league last year was a huge success for Rollapaluza so no surprise then that it will be returing to pubs and bars across the capital promising weekday sporting entertainment with the obligatory music and beer.

First two rounds are:

Xmas Special. 22 December from 18.00 (500m) sponsored by Condor.
The Horsehoe
24 Clerkenwell Close

Round 2. 12 January 2010 from 18.00 (1000m) sponored by 14bikeco
Imbibe Bar
172 Blackfriars Road

All events are a fiver to race or spectate and Rollapaluza are lining up prizes for each individual event.

All last years results and photos can be seen here:
With some particularly excellent pics from Tom Oldham of round 3 here and you can also check out's galleries of Rollapaluza pics.

Online Entry is available for National Series and League events  at's founder and first editor, nowadays to be found riding a spreadsheet. Tony's journey in cycling media started in 1997 as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning - finally handing on the reins in 2021 to Jack Sexty. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes, though he'd like to own a carbon bike one day.

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