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Meet the StreetVelodrome Pro Riders

Pictures: Adel Tyson Bloor; Lee Gratton; Anna Glowinski; Ross Edgar; Hayley Davies; Isla Short; and Keelan Philips with the Mpora Velotec team.

StreetVelodrome Super Final


On Thursday 7 August, the SportPursuit StreetVelodrome Super Final will take place in Exchange Square from 6pm.

After five rounds held across the country, over 125 competitors, and over 130 nail biting head to head sprint pursuit races, the StreetVelodrome Series almost has its full rider line up. Eight Pro Riders will be joined by the six best amateur competitors from the regional heats, along with two Broadgate wildcards.

Our Broadgate wildcards will be chosen on the day between 11am and 3pm – don’t miss your chance to ride alongside Olympic and Commonwealth athletes in the televised final! Find out more about the SportPursuit StreetVelodrome Super Final here.

The Pro Riders are competing for ‘Best Series Male Pro Rider’ and ‘Best Series Female Pro Rider’, as well as the team title – ‘StreetVelodrome Series 2014 Champions’.

Pro Rider Line Up


Craig Maclean MBE, riding for London Cycling Campaign
Craig recently won double gold medals on the track at Glasgow 2014 for Scotland. This added to his gold medal won at London 2012. Craig has competed in two rounds the Series winning gold on each occasion. Craig remains undefeated in StreetVelodrome and is therefore the top favourite to take the Male Pro Rider title.

Ross Edgar, riding for Mad Dog Energy Lemonade
Ross has competed at Olympic level on the track and won gold for Scotland at the Delhi Commonwealth games. Ross has competed in all five regional events of the Series and continues to get faster as he manages the balance between straight line speed and tackling the banked corners without losing time.

Lee Gratton, riding for Cycle Chilterns
Lee is an elite level pro mountain biker with an exciting riding style which shows his Down Hill racing origins. Lee finished 2nd in the first StreetVeldrome exhibition event in March and has been a fan ever since.

Keelan Philips, riding for Mpora Velotec
Keelan is a multiple international pro BMX champion winning contests in both the USA and Europe. He is four times UK and two times European champion. Keelan has featured on TV, being the star of Channel4’s Concrete Circus. Keelan has developed into a specialist Flatlands style BMX stunt rider. His demonstrations have wowed the StreetVelodrome crowds every time he appears.

Anna Glowinski, riding for Mad Dog Energy Lemonade
Anna is a multi discipline rider happily competing both on the road, the velodrome or the woodland track for her pro team. Anna is well known as the design influence for a top female cycling apparel brand and also manages to fit in presenting on ITV’s the Cycle Show. Anna has competed in every StreetVelodrome event and has largely been undefeated.

Isla Short, riding for Cycle Chilterns
Isla has been racing mountain bikes for four years as well as cyclocross. She races internationally for her pro team finishing 6th in the 2014 European mountain bike Championships. In July 2014 she became the National Junior Mountain Bike Champion. Isla has a potential advantage over the other riders with her lower riding position she is able to whip the bike around the corners without losing valuable speed.

Adel Tyson Bloor, riding for London Cycling Campaign
With a background as both a stunt woman and triathlete Adel has competed in elite track and road cycling at the highest national level. She won national championships in pursuit racing on the ‘old school’ velodrome and brings her steady yet quick riding style to StreetVelodrome.

Hayley Davies, riding for Mpora Velotec
Haley won bronze on her first outing in the StreetVelodrome series at Ealing. This was a remarkable achievement as Hayley had just stepped off a plane having been competing in a road race in Spain the day before. A competitive road and track cyclist Hayley also heads up Cyclodam an accessible cycling club based in Amsterdam.

Get the latest news, predictions and results from the StreetVelodrome website here.

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