SCCU GOOD FRIDAY MEETING, Manchester Velodrome 22 April
With 20 Riders from Germany, Holland, Italy, Slovakia, South Africa and Spain enhancing the field, the Southern Counties Good Friday Meeting at the Manchester Velodrome is looking set to maintain it’s reputation as the foremost open track Meeting in the country.
The Meeting, which was first held at London’s Herne Hill track in 1903 but has been badly disrupted by poor weather over the last few years, moves indoors to Manchester on 22 April bringing with it the traditional Good Friday Sprint event for established riders from home and abroad, the popular White Hope Sprint event for up and coming riders and the Golden Wheel 20k Scratch race with it’s £1000 winner’s purse to go with the Trophy.
For those who like some noise with their racing they won’t be disappointed with the BPA Derny Paced race for elite riders. Keirins, Devils and a Points race make up the full programme of races. Leif Lampater, the popular German six day and World Cup rider who has thrilled the crowds at past Revolution meetings, is confirmed to be riding both the Golden Wheel and the Derny Paced race, along with the Italian six day rider Fabio Masotti, and the current Golden Wheel Trophy holder Cyclepremier-Metaltec’s Tony Gibb. Ross Edgar, always a favourite at the meeting, heads an impressive list of sprint riders which includes World Cup sprinters Itmar Esteban and Tomeu Gelabert from Spain who recently appeared at the Manchester World Cup.
The preliminary qualifications begin at 3pm, with the main meeting starting at 5.30. The full programme of races is expected to end by 10pm and one ticket gains admission for the whole Meeting from 3pm onwards. trackcycling will be there, as ever, covering the event in depth.
Event website and link to ticket sales: www.bristowevents/goodfriday.html