Great Northern Rollers: Launch Event 26th March, 2010
On Friday 26th March after the monthly critical mass bike ride Great
Northern Rollers present their first ever Roller Race.
The event starts at 7.30pm at the Lass O Gowrie Pub, Charles St. Opposite
Roller racing was popular in 1950s Britain, often preceding films at the
cinema or taking place in between dances at dance halls. Roller racing has
a long history going back to the beginning of cycling, however Goldsprints
are closely related to bicycle messenger culture. It began in Zurich,
Switzerland. The name and the event was founded in 1997 by Adrien Weber
who is a passionate cyclist and owner of the only brewery in Zurich,
Turbinenbräu. The event is named after their beer brand "Gold Sprint".
With our new state of the art set up which includes Kreitler Rollers and
the amazing Opensprints software we are bringing Goldsprints to the North.
Our Track bikes are brand new and kindly donated by Edinburgh Bicycle
We hope to make this the first in a series of roller racing events that
will include team racing, a roller racing league and many more future
Real Ale and Food available.
PLUS DJ'S Robin and Lyndon form LONGSHOT soundsystem shall be playing
reggae and steppas all night.
There will be secure bike storage on a first come first served basis so
get there early!