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Brompton offers £10,048 prize money for velodrome race

Joe Robinson
18 Jan 2018

Invitational race with big prize money forms part of World Cycling Revival weekend this June

Foldable bike brand Brompton is putting up a £10,048 grand prize for its '48 invitational race at the World Cycling Revival later this year.

Taking place on 14th June at the famous Herne Hill Velodrome, 48 riders will compete in a 'winner takes all' race, being split in two heats of 24 with the winning half then competing for the cash prize of £10,048, which is greater than won in any UCI World Championship road race.

The majority of spaces will be invitation only but some will be left open for entrants who think they have what it takes.

All they have to do is apply at and tell Brompton why they have the credentials to be amongst the 48 riders.

Those successful will then take on a selection of road and track riders as well as the best riders from the Brompton World Championships for the title.

Taking part will also be former Tour de France yellow jersey wearer come cycling commentator David Millar.

Riders will also be given a Millar CHPT3 Brompton bike to compete on which will be produced in special edition colours with titanium componentry, special edition Schwalbe tan-wall tyres and a Brooks saddle.

The race will include a mixture of endurance and sprint events while also testing the riders on their ability to cope under pressure.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the bicycle, the World Cycling Revival will comprise of not only the invitational Brompton race but Japanese Keirin racing, live music and former World Hour Record holder Graham Obree reviving his Superman bike position.

The event will take place 14th-16th June this year at the newly-renovated Herne Hill Velodrome in its biggest event since the 1948 Olympic Games.

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