This from Adams Carvalho:
Rollapaluza hit the road for their UK tour for the fourth year in row. Full Details om their site here. Or follow updates on facebook.
Some great research, images and quotes from Carlton Reid of “roads were not built for cars”. “Indoor roller racing – called Goldsprints to some – became immensely popular in the 1930s and could pack out dance-halls and ballrooms right through until the late 1950s” Full Article here.
Over 300 competitors took part in Friedrichshafen, Germany apparently!
This just in from the Ravito Rouleaux Sprint, held at Veloscope in the South of France, nice movie!
Just found this video of the Drink Floyd event, note crash in race that starts at 1m27s!
Friday December 9th, 8pm – midnight. FREE ENTRY : CHEAP BEER Ex-couriers Gary and Mo of Keirin Cycle Culture Café, have invited Rollapaluza Germany to their beautiful shop this Friday. After a few test events and a party for Scott Bikes at Eurobike 2011 this will be the first public event for the German Rollapaluza [...]
In 1987 British track cyclist Dave le Grys (aka “Legro”) smashed the previous world roller race record with a time of 126.6mph on the BBC “Record Breakers” show. The previous record of 102 mph had been set in 1982. Dave chose a gear of 232 inches for his attempt with a custom made TA / [...]
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 [...]