Archive for 2010
Austrian couriers, Tour de France pros, Endurance superstars and Air Race pilots gathered to compete in the small village of Fuschl am See in the foothills of the Austrian Alps in the first ever “Battle Cranks” roller race event, here is the official video and TV Report: Battle Cranks 2010: The Crankiest Bits from HerrNick [...]
Cliff Nicholson and Rod Scott, members of the record breaking team share their memories of the attempt. Harlow Cycling Club was lucky, in having amongst its members an engineer. During 1961, Ken Wall beavered away (completely unknown to the majority of the Club Members until he formally presented them to the Club at its Annual [...]
The First Belgian ROLLAPALUZA – The movie from Fixerati Concept Cyclery on Vimeo.
Manfred has held seven Guinness world records for roller racing related cycling. He has won over 80 roller races most of these between 1983 and 1990, in June1984 he won six events (and six bikes) in one month! The records Manfred has set are pretty mind-blowing, will he come out of retirement to take on [...]
In the early days of “Goldsprints”, a London female Cycle courier dominated them all, winning the women’s event in the first three, the now famous Zurich 1999 (CMWC) Goldsprints, New York Metroploco 2000 and London Goldsprints 2000. Crissi went on to win multiple Goldsprints and Rollapaluzas remaining unbeaten until 2004. However Crissi wasn’t just a [...]
This classic image taken in 1901 shows American cycling pioneer Charles “Mile a Minute” Murphy competing in a roller race aginst Tom Butler. Though more famous for his one mile in one minute speed record behind a train (see links below) this image and a near identical one of him with Frank Albert show that [...]
Don’t often hear of roller racing or goldsprints in South America, but have just come across this nice flyer. Can’t, as yet find any results or photos of the event.
These videos found in the UK’s Pathé New Archive from 1945 and 1950 ROLLER RACING Your browser does not support iframes. ROLLER CYCLING Your browser does not support iframes.
Previous Rollapaluza winner Matt Rotherham shows how it’s done on the free rollers: Also a previous Rollapaluza winner Mark Burgess (blue) and Matt Rotherham (red) face off on the Mildenhall rollers. In pictures, which feature roller-race legend Max Pendleton:
Rare footage of early London courier goldsprints, with Buffalo Bill, Caspar,Crissima, John Chang and Craig Nasty all visible. Mike’s Roller Race Video from Jono on Vimeo.
Mini doc about Rollapaluza racer (and Coldsprints organiser) Chris. Thanks to: Niels Bjerg Ladefoged Going Nowhere Fast from Niels Bjerg Ladefoged on Vimeo.
Featuring Rollapaluza’s Caspar, Buffalo Bill and 1950′s roller race professional Eddie Wingrave, this video features footage from the early London courier goldsprints and roller races. Roller Race from Jono on Vimeo.
Footage of the first ever London Goldspints, which later became Rollapaluza, features Buffalo Bill, Caspar, Elliot, Marco, Winston, Jean-Marie, Stevie, Greg and Sarah. Goldsprint London 2000 from Jono on Vimeo.