People in Portsmouth can enjoy an exhilarating cycling experience as Street Velodrome arrives in Portsmouth on Saturday 8 July.

This free pop-up cycling event is set to take place on the grass area opposite Castle Field, near to Southsea Skatepark. Portsmouth City Council has invited Street Velodrome to bring this award-winning pop-up event to the city offering the thrill of cycle track racing to people in Portsmouth. It will provide an unmatched opportunity for participants of all ages and skill levels to get involved with the excitement of Olympic-style racing for free.

The Street Velodrome in Portsmouth will be open from 10 am to 5 pm and is open to people of all age groups. Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, the event caters to everyone’s needs. Street Velodrome provides a range of bicycles and helmets for people who want to take part, so everyone will be able to find the perfect bike to match their abilities.

The Street Velodrome experience includes two dynamically banked corners, designed to deliver an Olympic-calibre racing experience. Cyclists who want to take part will feel a rush of adrenaline as they navigate the challenging curves, showcasing their skills and pushing their limits. The event also boasts a vibrant fan zone area, adorned with branded elements, live music, and expert coaches who ensure that spectators are thoroughly entertained throughout the day.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Leader of Portsmouth City Council with responsibility for Leisure, said:

“It’s fantastic to welcome this popular street velodrome event to Portsmouth. It’s a great way for people to get a taste of an Olympic-style track right on our doorstep, and I hope that it’ll help make cycling more accessible for everyone. I look forward to seeing people get involved next Saturday!”

To make sure the event is safe and fair for everyone, each velodrome session allows two riders at a time. The free sessions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with participants simply joining the queue to secure their spot for a thrilling ride, normally lasting about three minutes for each person who wants a go.

Street Velodrome organisers are also planning races and elimination competitions for each age group, providing an exciting challenge for those who are eager to put their skills to the test. Half hour slots are also available for any local cycling clubs that want to take part.

Anyone interested in taking part in this Street Velodrome event are welcome to come along on Saturday 8 July – entry is completely free of charge and there is no need to pre-book. The event organisers take care of providing bikes and helmets, all covered under their comprehensive insurance policy so participants can be assured that their safety is a top priority.