Horses and bikes will collide when the StreetVelodrome comes to the home of horseracing on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July.
The StreetVelodrome returns to Suffolk in 2017 for the third consecutive year. After the fantastic success of last year’s event in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket are delighted to take up the challenge of the StreetVelodrome and welcome the three day event to the Severals Pavilion. The Severals Pavilion is located at the centre of the town, next to the Clock Tower and the High Street, and this space will become the perfect location for the StreetVelodrome as the centrepiece of the Newmarket Festival.
The StreetVelodrome will be just one event taking place in an exciting year for cycling in Newmarket this year. The Newmarket Hilly on the 25th June is the perfect warm-up to the StreetVelodrome event, a hilly and challenging Cyclo-Sportive around the beautiful country lanes of Suffolk. In September, Newmarket will act as the launch location for the sixth stage of the Ovo Energy Men’s Tour of Britain. These incredible cycling events will become part of the mission to help Suffolk to become England’s most active county.
The weekend will kick off with an opportunity for local schools to try out the track first and set the pace for the weekend of cycling. On Friday evening, local businesses will compete against one another in a fun corporate team racing event, perfect for networking.
On Saturday, the amateur riders will have a go on the track before the pros take the lead. With the Suffolk female amateur rider winning the amateur race in 2016, the pressure is on for another local amateur to top the podium this year! Then, Suffolk Saints return to their home county to compete against their fellow teams in the Pro Series on Saturday afternoon to finish off a day of nail-biting racing.
On Sunday, it’s your turn – come down and ride for free on our unique track, no need to pre-register! With 600 people taking part last year in Bury St Edmunds, the Newmarket Festival is sure to be packed with cycling fans looking for a challenge so come along and join in!
Find out more about inspiring Suffolk to become England’s Most Active County at www.mostactivecounty.com
12 – 5pm – Schools
6pm – 8pm – Corporate event. 2 per team £100 a team
12-2.30pm Amateur Qualifying 40-60 participants
2.30pm – 3.30pm – Next Generation qualifiers
3.30pm – 4.30pm Pro Rider Qualifying and Seeding Session
4.30pm – 5.30pm Sharks V Tigers
6pm – Pro riders event commences
11am – 6pm Public Session
11am – 12.30pm Youth and Sports Club Session
12.30pm – 4.30pm Open Public Session
4.30pm – 6.00pm Cycle Club Competition
The Newmarket Festival are providing an opportunity for teams to participate in the Street Velodrome on Friday 7th July from 6-8pm. Teams cost £100 and there are 2 people in each team. If you wish to take part then please fill in the form below and we will get back to you to confirm your booking and payment.