The fun ride is open to all unicyclists of any age with any shape or size of unicycle.
The “Big Wheel” event is only really suitable for 36 inch wheels, but, if you think you are up to it we will allow 30 inch entries.
This is the third year that this cycling event has allowed unicyclists to take part, so come and join us on a 1k circuit with barriered closed town centre roads. We will also be playing Unicycle Gladiators, as well as juggling and Hula Hooping in the town centre during the afternoon.
Prizes in both events for male and female riders, as well as under 16s, and “Goody Bags” for the first 50 entries.
Gah! I’ve gone and entered the Nottingham half marathon that weekend! Can’t believe I’ll be running 13 miles instead of doing a unicycle race. That was poor, poor planning on my part. That’s about 1/3 of my annual reasons to own a coker based on current usage too.
I just spoke to johnthejuggler on the phone, because I was worried that I’d sent my form off too late (I sent it on Friday) and it hadn’t got there. He said that it was there, and that it will be ok now for people to enter on the day if they haven’t already.
He also said that the race times have been slightly altered, the fun race is now at 1:10 pm, and the big wheel race is now at 3:45.
Well that was fun, there was quite a low turnout in the big wheel race (only 8 riders) but still a good day. The lack of certain riders helped me out a lot, last year I came fourth behind Roger, Sam and John Himsworth, this year none of them were there so I won! Paul Royle was second, Spencer the monkey third, Dave (kinton99) fourth and Danny Griffiths fifth, Danny is pretty fast for a 9-year-old!
Using SPDs helped quite a bit too, I took them off my bike and tried them out on my coker yesterday as my old trainers were getting a bit slippy on the pedals. They turned out to be perfect for the race as the course is pretty bumpy and it was nice not to have to worry about my feet getting knocked off the pedals.
Thanks to johnthejuggler for organising the race, it was great and I’ll definitely be back next year!