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Roller racers rock record crowd
20.04.08 by Buffalo Bill

pic: Selimski

The 3rd Rapha Roller Race, a raucous, rowdy and thouroughly enthralling spectacle, gripped a packed venue in Southwark last night. Over 300 people filled the Imbibe bar to bursting, watching over 50 rock and roller racers spin into the midnight hour.

Taking the top spot in the Team competition, and smashing Simon Jackson’s record, Junior Track World Champion Peter Mitchell of Team Terminator is the new king of the rollers. Agata of Trixie Chix is the new queen of the rollers, beating Kimberley of London Dynamo in the final. London cycle courier Janky James took the Open male competition. Rachel beat Priscilla in the Open female competition.

The top female team was the Fireflies, who added colour, style and speed to the event. The top male team was La Fuga. The best dressed team were the Bankers.

And well done to all the Moving Targets: Charlie (the top man on the night), Overdrive, Dazzler, Nhatt and Chandra. It’s the not the winning, guys, it’s the partaking. Couriers rule, whether in triumph or defeat. Special mention to Janky James for winning some respect for messengers by winning the Open competition.

Full results over at Rollapaluza.

Rapha’s own results.

David K’s video here.

  1. shame about the venue.

    roller racing goes big, the capacity of that place is about 150.

    I couldn’t even get my todger in there

    — Swiss Tony    20 April 2008, 12:25    #
  2. Well done Charlie.

    Who won the raffle?

    — overdrive    20 April 2008, 12:52    #
  3. 19,78s for 500m!
    The gear?
    Manfred Nüscheler – Roller Cycling Record Holder
    500m with 54×12 in 14,36s

    Manfred Nuescheler    20 April 2008, 13:01    #
  4. Rollapaluza use bikes with 44×16 gearing. This makes the 20 second barrier very difficult to crack. The extra 5 seconds makes for better spectator enjotment……even in this age of short attention spans!

    Manfred we would welcome you over to any of our events, it’d be fastinating to what a record holders time would be.

    Caspar    20 April 2008, 14:13    #
  5. Doh……46×14. Getting my 4 & 6’s all mixed up.

    Caspar    20 April 2008, 14:34    #
  6. doh! wake up partner….club ride too hard?

    Manfred the gear we use is 44 × 14

    winston    20 April 2008, 16:46    #
  7. Full report, FULL and correct results and some pics on the “results” page of our site:


    winston    20 April 2008, 16:48    #
  8. Janky James gets Rollapaluza CC’s first win! well done James

    — winston    23 April 2008, 06:55    #
  9. Go Janky!

    — overdrive    23 April 2008, 09:39    #
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