Condor loves Rollapaluza
For the past few years Condor has been supporting Rollapaluza and their nationwide revival of roller racing.
At Condor we started building custom bike rigs using our knowledge of making steel bicycles. Since then we've gone on to make custom bikes for Rollapaluza to take into schools and educate school kids about cycling and active lifestyles.
Dan Craven smiling before start of Rollapaluza heatDan CravenAs a closing event to the Bicycle Film Festival, London Cycle Cafe Look Mum No Hands hosted a Rollapaluza evening. Riders from the Rapha Condor women's team were out in force, as was Rollapaluza virgin Dan Craven of Rapha Condor Sharp men's team, trying his hand at what Cycling Plus magazine described as a crazy, drug free legal experience.
The RC girls offered Dan some rather poor advice: "erm, just pedal really, really quickly", and with that the countdown began to the longest 500m. Though he churned a respectable sub 25 second time it wasn't enough for him to move to the next round. Later on his Twitter he was full of praise for his first outing on the Roller rig: "Rollapaluza rocks. No matter how much I suck at it."
Our women's team riders, Claire & Rachel, ended up in a head to head 500m dash final, with Rachel finding victory over a second quicker than Claire.
Rollapaluza have started their hunt for National champion. Check out their National Series coming to a town near you soon.