The Good Friday Meeting is the most iconic open track cycling event in the calendar. With over 110 years of history and older than the Tour de France, it is also the oldest track cycling event in Britain. The Good Friday Meeting 2016 takes place on Friday 25th March at it’s new home, Lee Valley VeloPark, where Olympic history was made.
With a history going back over 110 years, The Good Friday Meeting is still one of the most iconic open track cycling events in the calendar, whilst also being a fun, family-friendly event, for those looking for some top entertainment over the Easter weekend. As the only open event within British track cycling, The Good Friday Meeting enables fans, amateurs and professionals to compete together for one day only.
The world famous Good Friday Meeting was conceived in January 1903 when a small group of enthusiasts persuaded their sceptical colleagues of the Southern Counties Cycling Union that the Union should promote a meeting at Herne Hill on the coming Good Friday. The track was booked for the following year and an almost unbroken series of meetings has continued to the present day. This iconic event is part of the rich fabric of British cycling history, that regularly attracts world class riders. Many legends of cycling have plied their trade at The Good Friday Meeting for decades.
Throughout its long history, The Good Friday Meeting has seen the likes of global super-stars like Daniel Morelon, Michael Hubner, Florian Rousseau, Arnaud Tournant, Graeme Obree, Stuart O’Grady and Jason Queally making appearances. More recently the event has been a draw for a number of National, World and Olympic champions, including; Germany’s Robert Forstermann, Christian Grassman, Lief Lampater and Nico Hesslich, and closer to home, Team GB’s Becky James, Jody Cundy, Sir Bradley Wiggins (pictured), Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton (pictured), Andy Tennant and Ed Clancy.