The Spring Opener
Herne Hill Velodrome's Pre-season Fundraising Party
Thursday March 21st at The Ledger Building, 4 Hertsmere Rd, West India Quay, London. E14 4AL
Doors Open 6.30pm for racing at 7.00pm.
Party! Race! Save a velodrome...!
The Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome (FHHV) are excited to bring you a big fund raising Rollapaluza party in aid of both the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust and Rollapaluza Outreach.
The Ledger Building in London's Canary Wharf can hold almost 800 people and we want to fill it to the rafters with cycling enthusiasts partying, spinning and bidding hard, all in the name of a great cause (over 18 cycling enthusiasts that is; sorry kids, it's a pub, there will be drinking!)
The roller racing competition and tunes will be handled by the hipsters of Rollapaluza. And there'll be plenty of opportunity to lay your hands on some of the following fantastic cycling kit, memorabilia and experiences.
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Comedy legend, Herne Hill resident and ambassador for the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust (HHVT) Jo Brand has kindly volunteered to conduct our charity auction that will include the following fantastic items;
- A Bradley Wiggins signed 2012 Tour de France Road Book - courtesy of Team Sky
- A Bradley Wiggins signed 'Ride Around London' Jersey - courtesy of Nomura
- A Geraint Thomas signed Etape Cymru Jersey - courtesy of Human Race www.humanrace.co.uk
- A mounted Paris-Roubaix cobble stone - courtesy of Friends Committee member Wally Happy
- A stylish, highly desireable surprise item - And no, it's not a night out with Phil!
|Sir Bradley signed TDF 2012 Roadbook
|| Signed and framed Wiggo jersey
We don't want to kill the party so bids will be taken throughout the night for the following items in one of the function rooms on the left as you enter the Ledger Building.
Two entries to Triathlon races from 'Tri Project'! Two entries into any of The Tri Projects' ever popular race series – Please see www.thetriproject.co.uk for further details.
Two entries to the 'London Cycle Sportive' from Human Race! Two places in the London Cycle Sportive supporting Access Sport, starting in Dulwich Park and ending at Herne Hill Velodrome (50k, 100k or 160k options available). Courtesy of www.humanrace.co.uk/events/cycling/london-cycle-sportive
|Le Chien Courageux - an A2 print by Lisa Collins! Renowned local artist, FHHV supporter and competitive cyclist, Lisa Collins has kindly donated to the auction an A2 retro comic drawing featuring her creation 'Snow Dog.' The piece was inspired by classic French cartoons and the adventure of cycling (picture attached.) To read about and view more of Lisa's work please visit www.lisacollins.uk.com
Two Copies of Balint Hamvas's Cyclocross Book - beautiful photos from the 2011-2012 season (the World Cup, Crossvegas, the World Championships in Koksijde, all the big meetings) with words from Flemish cycling nut Caroline Cardinaels. Generously donated by Balint himself. See the 4 star review on Bikeradar
Raymond Poulidor Autobiography- Signed by the legendary French rider (donated by our own Wally Happy)
Embroidered linen shopping bag signed by 90's Aussie World Track Champ, Shane Kelly! From 1997 UCI World Track Cycling Championships Perth W Australia signed by World Champion in the Kilo event (another item from FHHV's Wally Happy).
Cafe Du Cycliste Prints - 3 huge A1 mounted posters featuring classic race photos from the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix. Thanks to Cafe Du Cyliste http://www.cafeducycliste.com/en
NB: If you can't make it down there on the night but want to bid on any of the above items, send us a message on Facebook with your bid before 8pm and we'll include it
Tickets will be £2 each, £10 for 5 and (you guessed it) £20 for 10. This ain't no Church Tombola; There are nearly £1000 worth of prizes!
Here's what you could win:
Dinner for two at celebrity chef and cycle fan Mark Sargeant's acclaimed Rocksalt Restaurant in Folkestone!
Including an aperitif and bottle of house wine. Former protégé of Gordon Ramsey, Mark's father is a former Chair of Catford Cycle Club and he used to ride at HHV in his youth. For more info please visit www.rocksaltfolkestone.co.uk
A full cycle outfit Courtesy of Vulpine CC! Including lightweight harrington jacket, tailored trousers and a merino button jersey worth £335. Vulpine combine a classic British tailoring influence and practical innovations to create garments that perform the technical task for cycling and life. Plus if it's good enough for Noel Gallagher its good enough for us. Please visit www.vulpine.cc/static/Press-reviews for more details
Cafe Du Cycliste Clothing to the value of 300 euros- A voucher for beautiful kit donated by the super-hip French Label Cafe Du Cycliste. Think French Rapha, so real quality smutter! Check it out at: www.cafeducycliste.com/en
A professional bike fitting session with Elite Cycling at Crystal Palace Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre! A fantastic prize donated by top SE London specialists in the field of physio and coaching. Please see www.cpsic.co.uk and www.elitecycling.co.uk for more details.
A day's hire for two Foffa Bikes! A double Foffa Bike rental voucher valued at £58 - perfect for a romantic days cycling Foffa bikes are giving away one days hire of two beautifully styled single speed Foffa bikes. Courtesy of www.foffabikes.com
2 tickets for the prestigious SCCU Good Friday Meet courtesy of Southern Counties Cycling Union! See internationally acclaimed riders compete at the iconic Herne Hill Velodrome! Prize includes a programme plus the very special opportunity to present medals to a race winner and their fellow podium placers. For more info on Southern Counties Cycling Union please visit www.sccu.co.uk
A copy of Balint Hamvas's Cyclocross Book Beautiful if you like your bikes muddy! As decribed above.
Big Prizes - Local bike shop Evans Canary Wharf have put up some prizes for the fastest men and women (£50 vouchers to the winners, £30 for second and £15 for third) Plus both winners get a FHHV short sleeved jersey worth £50 (courtesy of The Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome) AND a huge bottle of bubbly from our generous hosts at the Ledger Building.
You might need a bit of money to take home some of the above goodies but it's Free Entry to venue. You can join in the Rollapaluza Competition by donation.
We really hope you can make it and please bring along any cycling enthused friends. It's going to be a great night.
Why not visit the Facebook events page to let us know you're coming?