The Southern Counties Cycling Union (SCCU) Good Friday Meeting will return to the London Olympic velodrome at the Lee Valley VeloPark on Friday 3rd April. With a history going back over 110 years – most of it at the 1948 Olumpic velodrome at Herne Hill – The Good Friday Meeting is still one of the most iconic open track cycling events in the calendar.
The event welcomes a unique combination of elite, professional and club-level riders from across the globe, as well as national and local talent. It’s open status means that anyone who holds a current British Cycling Racing License with a track accreditation can enter.
Throughout its long history, The Good Friday Meeting has seen the likes of global super-stars like Michael Hubner, Florian Rousseau, Arnaud Tournant, Graeme Obree, Stuart O’Grady and Jason Queally making guest appearances. More recently the event has been a draw for a number of National, World and Olympic champions, including; Germany’s Robert Forstermann, Christian Grassman, Lief Lampater and Nico Hesslich, and closer to home, Team GB’s Becky James, Jody Cundy, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Andy Tennant and Ed Clancy.
Clancy, two-time Olympic Gold medallist and ambassador for The Good Friday Meeting, said: “I’ve always enjoyed competing at the Good Friday Meeting and I’m pleased to be supporting it again next year. It’s fantastic to have such an open event, with great heritage, at the home of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I’d encourage anybody to come and watch or enter and I look forward to seeing you on the start line!”
Graham Bristow, Race Director of the SCCU Good Friday Meeting, added: “We’re delighted that Ed is supporting the event again this year. The Good Friday Meeting is a high-class cycling competition, showcasing some of the world’s best riders, whilst also providing a fun, family friendly event, for those looking for some top entertainment over the Easter weekend in London that won’t break the bank.”
For 2015 the total prize fund will exceed £5,000 and features all the races synonymous with the SCCU Good Friday Meeting, with the 60 lap Golden Wheel scratch race as the grand finale. Other favourites include Elite & White Hope Sprint competitions, Derny-paced racing, Keirins, Elimination Races, and the Ron Becket Scratch Race.