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Rollapaluza racing is a thrilling yet safe way to get people hooked on cycling
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Participants be they adults or children ride head-to-head on stationary bicycles in short, timed races, to a sound track of high-tempo rock and pop music. The noise and excitement levels soar as our expert MCs urge on the racers - and encourage the crowd to do the same - resulting in a uniquely memorable experience for all involved.
Our over-riding aim is to promote cycling as a fun activity by creating safe, well organised events that participants and spectators alike will enjoy.
Rollapaluza provides two crew to coach riders, operate rigs, take photos and log results. Our staff brief the participants about the equipment and the activity before they start racing.
THIRTY SIX RIDERS AN HOUR
Due to the fast pace of our activity, we can run at a rate of about 36 participants an hour. We take each rider’s name and record their time on our PC - and on a time card that we hand to each participant to keep as a memento of their roller racing experience.
Shortly after the event, all results and photos are uploaded to our website www.rollapaluza.com, or an event-specific website (this is an opt out option). Clients can also opt for a password protected gallery.
We are also experienced taking consented information from participants such as email, address, postcode, age etc, to help you with follow up marketing and stakeholder engagement.
Typical Community event Rollapaluza setup.
FITNESS AND FUN FOR ALL ABILITIES
In short, Rollapaluza is the ideal ‘plug and play’ activity for community events, street festivals and fairs. It offers an exciting way to engage with the public and to show them how exciting cycling can be - while promoting health, fitness and sustainable transport.
1. HAVE A GO
Riders are given a briefcoaching session as their feet are strapped into the pedals of the stationary track bikes. The starter then counts down the seconds till they start pedalling: three, two, one... Go! We photograph the competitors throughout the event, and hand each participant a timecard at the end of their race.
All race data is recorded on our computer, and during the event the information is updated live for easy viewing of each rider’s time, average speed, cadence (pedal revolutions per minute).
A competition event features a qualification round based on the Have a Go format, followed by a series of head-to-head finals. Men and women, boys and girls race independently, creating four separate competitions. After the qualification stage, the top four, eight, sixteen or thirty-two riders (depending on the size of the initial field) are taken through to the finals. The riders are called up in pairs and ride head-to-head in knockout races - timings no longer matter, you simply have to beat your rivals to go through to the next round! It all culminates in a breathtaking race to the finish to see who will be Rollapaluza champion of the day.
Our rigs, manufactured to our own exacting design, feature top-of-the-range Condor track bikes - as ridden by some of the UK’s top professional riders. We have replaced the front wheel with a support that connects the bike directly to the roller rig; this removes the need to balance, allowing the participant to pedal safely at high cadence.
The riders’ progress is tracked on a giant dial, viewable from up to 50 metres away indoors or out. Our dual digital timers display the length of time it has taken for the riders to cover race distance. The first rider to complete the distance sets off flashing beacons, so spectators can see who has won the moment the race has finished.
Our large stable of bikes includes children’s size bikes that allow us to offer the Rollapaluza experience to riders as young as seven.
THE FOUR RIGS
The only thing we place above the enjoyment of our clients is their health and safety. Our equipment is built to very high standards and is regularly checked and tested to make sure it is in top condition.
We can provide DBS(CRB) checked staff and each team includes a qualified First Aider. All our events are insured with our comprehensive public liability policy. If you or your employees have any medical conditions we advise that you contact your GP prior to taking part in this activity.
We strive to achieve complete client satisfaction with every aspect of our events. We pride ourselves on being flexible and helpful.