National Roller Racing Championships come to King Edwards VI centre in Lichfield
18th February 2011
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King Edward VI Leisure Centre is the host venue for the 2011 BSCA National & West Midlands Regional Championships.


The event, on Sunday 13 March at 10am, is open to school pupils across the country. The age categories are under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, under 14s, under 16s and over 16s.


What is roller racing and what is a roller race?


Roller racing involves racing on two or four sets of rollers – two rollers under the back wheel of each bike and one at the front.


Race distances are 500 metres up to 1,000 metres, from a standing start. The progress of each rider is displayed on a large digital clock face with different coloured hands representing each rider.


The display makes it easier for spectators to follow the unfolding battle. It makes for spectacular and intense viewing.


This is a unique event the UK as it uses electronic timing by OpenSprints, especially imported from the USA under a sponsorship agreement


The event itself will require each rider to complete two 500 metre time trials with points awarded for the best two times achieved.


The final event for competitors is a 1,000 metre flying start effort, again points will be awarded for times. Placings and medal positions are based on the number of points achieved.


Warren Bailey, from Zipvit, said: “We are thrilled to be sponsoring this event which helps to showcase and develop the cycling talent of the future.”


Entry form and event details are available from King Edward VI Leisure Centre, Kings Hill Road, Lichfield, Staffs, WS14 9DE,  by calling 01543 308782, or emailing


Closing date for entries is 26 February 2011.

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