I was lucky enough to attend the Building’s Herne Hill track day on Wednesday 19 August.
Although I was attending on official work business, I felt privileged to be doing so at the legendary Herne Hill Velodrome for this quite excellent event in the construction industry event calendar. In my capacity as on-board cameraman, supporting photographer and general assistant host it was an absolute pleasure to meet the cycling aficionado’s of the construction industry.
For the second time since it’s inauguration last year, a 40 strong contingent turned out to thrash it out on the legendary concrete track in south London. As the more seasoned swapped out pedals and fine tuned their machines, the less acquainted familiarised themselves with their gear-less, brake-less steeds.
The order of events consisted of:
Event 1: 8 Lap Scratch Race (3 heats)
Event 2: Keirin Heats
Event 3: Keirin Final
Event 4: 10 Lap Points Race
Event 5: Team sprint
The day was a roaring success. In the 30 degree heat we battled it out. Below is the rider’s perspective of the 8 lap scratch race heat, a little bumpy but I hope you enjoy.