The Velodrome Pursuit

Join professional cyclists on Thursday 2 November 2017 at our first ever exclusive velodrome event. You and your teammates will be cycling at the historic Lee Valley VeloPark, a velodrome specially built for London’s 2012 Olympic cycling events.

If you’ve got a passion for cycling, a desire to improve your performance and to compete in a fast-paced competition there is nowhere better to test yourself than on one of the fastest tracks in the world. 

About the event

Enter a team and you and your three teammates will join Victoria Pendleton and Gordon Ramsay to spend the day cycling at top speeds around the velodrome competing for the cup or the plate.

Your team will have an hours training session where top coaches and athletes will be on hand to help you hone your technique and refine your equipment before you compete in the team pursuit race. There will be sports physios to help ease tired muscles and help competitors to relax as well as nutrition advice.

Whether you’re a seasoned road cyclist or a track enthusiast, we invite you to compete in this exhilarating event at one of the most exciting sporting venues in the world. Your day will include a range of activities, all of which will take place in the middle of the Olympic Velodrome at Lee Valley VeloPark.

The Velodrome Pursuit includes: 

  • 1 hour training on track with professional coaches
  • A bespoke team cycling jersey by Kalas
  • Timed team laps
  • Compete in an exciting team pursuit
  • Personal meet and greets with Olympic cyclists
  • Massage with physiotherapists
  • All day refreshments, lunch and professional nutrition advice
  • Bike mechanic classes with Sigma Sport
  • 'Tour de France' simulator
  • Invite to the evening dinner in the middle of the track
  • Shuttle from Stratford station to the Velodrome
  • Full day of entertainment, adrenaline and much more…

After your experience at the Velodrome, you will have a chance to relax and enjoy our casual evening party where there will be a delicious sit-down dinner with an exclusive Q&A with some of Britain's top cyclists.

There will be incredible money-can't-buy auction lots on offer too, as well as some new and exciting games which will all raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

Why we need your support

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

Every day, 618 children and young people from across the UK arrive at GOSH. Every day, doctors and nurses battle the most complex illnesses, and the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs. And every day is a chance for you to make a difference. 

This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. A better future for seriously ill children starts here.

Get involved

To enter a team of four will cost £5,000. If you are interested in attending please email Helena Robson or call the team on 020 3841 3272.