On Sunday, StreetVelodrome returned for the 2017 series with a monumental launch in Dublin.
Visiting Ireland for the first time, StreetVelodrome proudly claim to be the World’ most accessible cycle sport, and it’s not difficult to see why.
Let’s run through the many positives – free participation, plenty of action and a selection of pro riders are amongst the great reasons why StreetVelodrome is regarded so highly up and down the country. It truly brings an Olympic-inspired sport to the people, allowing youngsters to try something they would possibly never usually have the exposure to.
#TeamWigan, a new entrant to the series this year, picked up double gold in the pro results with victory in the mens & womens events. Patrick Robinson picked up the win in the Elite Male competition, with Sophie Bagnall picking up the gold on her debut in the series.
#TeamLondon & the #SouthCoastRollers have a silver medal each, while #TeamDublin & #TeamCornwall both have bronze apiece.
What about the youngsters?
In the #Sharks v #Tigers battle, the result played out as a fair, even draw.
Besides all of the results, the most important thing was to see the way the public embraced StreetVelodrome. Both in terms of participation and engagement with the event, it couldn’t have really gone any better.
The series continues to attract a global audience, with highlights to be broadcast on BT Sport again later in the year, as well as the usual features on the BIKE Channel.
Next up in the series, we visit the North West of England with a trip to Leigh town centre in Greater Manchester on the 25th June. #TeamWigan compete in their local event, with Olympian/multi-world champion Shanaze Reade set to take part!
We’ll make sure we bring you live updates from Round Two of StreetVelodrome across the weekend on Facebook & Twitter in 12 days time!