Monthly Archives: June 2011

Still Time For Tomfoolery

June and July are by far Rollapaluza’s busiest time of year.  As this busy period takes over our lives and Travel Lodge becomes our good friend once again, we still manage to fit some foolishness into our day.  Oh no … Continue reading

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Joys of Wildlife

After spending a truly glorious day working in Streatham Common alongside Foffa, I not only got a nice tan but some lovely bug bites. A perfectly normal bite on my leg. Crazy death bug bites on my calf that makes it wobble … Continue reading

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Original London Six Day Memorabilia Disovered

From the 1979 Skol Six at Wembley. The Six Day cycling scene is massive in Europe with major showbiz events with audiences in the tens of thousands happening throughout the winter, but few in the UK know that the first … Continue reading

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Rollapaluza CC vs CS Grupetto on the track.

Arch rivals to do battle at Herne Hill on August 13th. For the second year, we’ll be holding our joint club champs with our buddies in Grupetto. Racing is for members of either club only…but it’s a very relaxed informal … Continue reading

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Bournemouth Cycling Centre

First new outdoor track to be built in UK for over 50 years is a beauty! Geoff Cooke races Rollapaluza. Dreams of being able to have a spin around the new 250m track when we were invited to the opening … Continue reading

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Lunch according to Anna G

Sometimes we get free food and drink and today our generous hosts at a TV company where Rollapaluza were promoting healthy living and sustainable transport offered us anything we wanted from the canteen. As we were set up early I … Continue reading

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Penny Farthing Madness

One of the best things about the Rollapaluza “job” is that we get to meet and make friends with other guys on the cycling “circuit” all around the country, often bumping into them in far flung locations at festivals and … Continue reading

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Sustrans Rollapaluza London Schools League

UK charity Sustrans has teamed up with the Rollapaluza to bring the excitement of cycle sprint racing into the school sports hall, where riders can reach speeds of over 50Km per hour on a static bike. The competitors have competed … Continue reading

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Rollapaluza Outreach CIC Fundraiser Opportunity

We require a bright motivated individual to join a small team that is focused on promoting cycling throughout the UK as a means of transport, a healthy leisure activity and sport to as many people as possible including non-cyclists and … Continue reading

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He’s Off!

James Bowthorpe has started his marathon 24 hour, 300 mile effort on the Rollapaluza rigs, in the window of bike café Look Mum No Hands In London. The Rollapaluza rigs have been modified so that the digital LED clocks display, … Continue reading

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Steve’s Spontaneous Ipswich Rollapaluza

The most “last minute” Rollapaluza ever. Monday 20th June, 7-11pm, FREE! The Dove, Saint Helen’s Street Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 2LB. About 20 minutes ago we got a Facebook message from Steve of Elmy Cycles who’d made an instant decision to … Continue reading

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More skid stuff

If (like me) you were unable to grab a programme at the London Nocturne, due to the hordes of souvenir hunters nabbing all of them early on, you may have missed Rollapaluza’s own Caspar’s skid tips….which has been faithfully reproduced … Continue reading

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Hillbilly’s winning skid vid

As mentioned on our Nocturne post, here’s a selection of skids form the Nocturne including Hillbilly’s winning slide…  

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Brighton Mugs

A selection of the best “Gurns” from Brighton’s Rolla Riot, from which we’ve only just recovered….. A great night, but after all these years of waiting to come to Brighton, we always knew it would be….also we’re fully swinging with … Continue reading

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A night out at the London Nocturne

This year we weren’t working at the Nocturne, meaning for the first time we had the opportunity to really enjoy the spectacle of the evening’s cycling entertainment. Always a great event from the folding bike and penny farthing races through … Continue reading

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