The Look Mum No Hands cycling café on London’s Old Street will later this month host a panel discussion featuring several riders from this year’s race, including winner Fiona Kolbinger and the first man home, Ben Davies.
Also taking part in the discussion on the evening of 21 September are Bjorn Lenhard, who led the race until the second checkpoint, plus Rachel Batt and Jim Stewart, who have competed in and finished the past two editions of the race as a pair.
Hosted by Biola Babawale of Velociposse, other speakers include Anna Haslock of Lost Dot, who organised TCR No 3 and 4 alongside her partner Mike Hall and has been in charge of the past three editions of the race following his death, as well as race co-ordinator Rory Kemper and photographer James Robertson.
Tickets to attend the event in person which cost £7.50 plus a £1.18 booking fee are sold out on Eventbrite, but there is a waiting list in case any become available.
The event will be streamed live, with access to the broadcast costing £1.99 plus a 74p fee, and can be booked here.
Doors will open at 5pm with the panel discussion starting at 5.45pm, with the venue’s usual range of food and drink available until 9pm and the evening closing at 10pm.
Chairs will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so ticket holders are advised to get there early, with standing room only once all the seats have been taken.
The ticket fee will cover the costs of travel for the speakers and hosts, with any surplus going to We Do It Live to pay for the live stream of the event, as well as to the race itself.
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