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December 7/17 12:10 pm - Record Race Night at the Forest City Velodrome

Posted by Editor on 12/7/17

The Forest City Velodrome hosted a Saturday Night Racing Under the Lights on Saturday, November 25th, and was proud to bring racing to the small track in London for the 13th year in a row. Adult and Youth racers from across Ontario as well as Quebec and Northern United States traveled to London for the event to race on the world's smallest permanent indoor cycling track.

Kelyn Akuna, formerly of Burnaby Velodrome and now the track manager at the Milton velodrome, said, "It was a pleasure to be race announcer for this record breaking event."

Mark Buckaway, Race Director, said, "The FCV saw the largest number of racers take to the track, 60 racers participated over the three hours event running similar to European Six Day events under the lights".

Craig Saari, president of the FCV, ventured into the stands mid-race. "We had a record crowd in the stands - one of the largest since the FCV started. I talked to people that came in to watch the race as far away as Toronto, and managed to collect over $150 in donations for primes."

Racers in categories raced for primes in the scratch race thanks to the generosity of the crowd. Everyone at the FCV would like thank all the racers who made this event such a huge success.

Racing continues Saturday, December 16th, at 7pm with an Endurance Challenge. Given the popularity of racing this season, racers are advised to register early. The full schedule of racing and registration is available online on the Forest City Velodrome website -

Race registration online is $30 in advance and $40 day of. Tickets for the audience are available at the door for $10 for adults and kids are always free.

The Forest City Velodrome is a non-profit, volunteer run, track cycling organization that runs the shortest permanent indoor cycling track in the world at 138m. All proceeds from racing go to support the operation of the track.


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