Gold Sprints Sydney 2014

ROLLER RACING RETURNS TO IT'S ROOTS

That's right, after years in the wilderness, Gold Sprints returns to the heartland of Surry Hills, with our biggest roller racing party yet!

Featuring bands, DJs, pinball machines and 10-pin bowling - plus Sydney's hottest roller racing - this is the gold standard. Racing is open to anyone; challenge your friends, co-workers or complete strangers. As always, costumes earn extra points. Feeling confident? Setup your social profile below - and let the trash-talking begin. Taunt and intimidate all-comers, with prizes for best profiles.

 

Racing not for you? Come along and scream, support, dance and bowl the night away. It's Sydney's biggest bike party - and we'd love to see you there!

 

 

You can find out more here or in our FAQs. Or, skip straight to the event photos.

 

Illustration by Rachel Peck, typography by Esjay, photos by Beardy McBeard.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2014 WINNERS - CHRIS BOWIE AND LIZANNE WILMOT!

RACING SCHEDULE

6:00pm – Doors open. Get in early for primo racing slots – no pre-registrations possible. Late registrations welcome if heats are not filled beforehand.
7:00pm – Heats, Round 1 – guys and gals open heats. Let the mayhem begin! Rapid fire heats to sort the men from the boys and determine who moves through to the finals.
7:50pm – Minge Dynasty performing live.
8:30pm – Heats, Round 2 – more rad racing! Back down to business for the second round of heats. Fastest times from the heats progress to the finals.
9:30pm – Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun performing live.
10:00pm – Finals, including presentations. Racing for all the marbles. Knock out final rounds resulting in a guys and gals grand final for the title of Sydney’s fastest legs.
11:00pm – Hit the dance-floor, show us your moves.

DOC HOLLIDAY TAKES THE SHOTGUN


Doc Holliday was a gun-slinging dentist who gambled his way across the Wild West. In “Tombstone” he takes a shotgun to the O.K. Corral and kills the bad guys. Fittingly, DHTTS are coming to slay you with their stomping swamp-surf-rock.

MINGE DYNASTY


A post-Nintendo garage dragon-rock band. Golden sounds that soar like Peking Duck and drop like a Streetfighter cock shot.

RACE RESULTS

 

Congratulations to everyone who took part!

PLACE THE GUYS DISTANCE FASTEST TIME
Chris Bowie 250m 10.035
Tom 'Tommy 2 Wheelz' Boorman 250m 9.992
Aaron H 250m 10.263
James O 250m 10.528
5 Flynno 250m 9.992
6 Hanky Panky 250m 10.275
7 Sandro 250m 10.279
8 Justin Chambers 250m 10.289
9 Jason Hotten 250m 10.524
10 Izzy 250m 10.539
11 Robin C 250m 10.753
12 Bird Lobster 250m 10.768
13 Rob L 250m 10.774
14 Lorday 250m 10.778
15 Bob 'Gonzo' Barrett 250m 10.782
16 Tam 250m 10.783
17 Blake Bentley 250m 10.798
18 Andy B 250m 11.022
19 Jonathan Wong 250m 11.023
20 Ben L 250m 11.024
21 Vaughan 250m 11.030
22 Toby I 250m 11.031
23 Cesar 250m 11.035
24 Naylor 250m 11.253
25 Pete Fisher 250m 11.269
26 Greg Chalberg 250m 11.271
27 Sharpie 250m 11.280
28 Daniel Fuller 250m 11.286
29 Nicho S 250m 11.287
30 Sven D 250m 11.288
31 Hamish Simpson 250m 11.296
32 Rod N 250m 11.300
33 Tom Petty 250m 11.503
34 Ed Sheldon 250m 11.537
35 Adrian O'Rourke 250m 11.769
36 Angus Forbes 250m 11.772
37 Yash 250m 11.772
38 Greg Hamer 250m 11.772
39 Jason Thomas 250m 11.795
40 Stefano T 250m 11.942
41 Gilles Delvaux 250m 11.945
42 Karl U 250m 12.038
43 Sebastian Benoit 250m 12.153
44 Troy M 250m 12.514
45 Ash 250m 12.522
46 Mark K 250m 12.524
47 Sam SB 250m 12.550
48 Michael T 250m 12.764
49 Francesco 250m 13.292
PLACE THE GALS DISTANCE FASTEST TIME
Lizanne Wilmot 250m 11.535
Sally Kellaway 250m 11.787
Maddy van Ewyk 250m 12.773
Shaz Shahnia 250m 12.787
5 Sheyleigh 250m 13.055
6 Jorja 250m 13.185
7 Kat Sabbath 250m 13.805
8 Miriam Enno 250m 14.262
9 Liz Newham 250m 14.285
10 Kaila 250m 14.297
11 Kanae 250m 14.815
12 Ros O'Rourke 250m 15.056
13 Maca Q 250m 15.061
14 Audrey Bertin 250m 15.525

Photos by Beardy McBeard.

FAQs

What is roller racing? – Roller racing isn’t so much a sport as a party on wheels. Sure you get on a stationary (locked fork) bike and race your opponent. Sure there’s a winner. Sure it’s hard work if you take it seriously. But that’s not the point. It’s fun, anyone can try it, and there’s lots of beer.

Can anyone have a go? – Absolutely! The bikes are super adjustable and can cater for almost anyone (except kids). Whether you’re a seasoned pro – or have never ridden a bike before – roller racing is a whole lot of fun on a bun.

Is there anything I need to bring? – No – just yourself. You can race in whatever you like (we run toe straps – so no cycling shoes required), costumes optional. We’ll provide the equipment and good times.

How will the night work? – Get to The Standard Bowl by 6:30pm and register for the racing (late registrations are cool so long as we’re not full). From there pairs will race (men and women’s division), with the victor progressing to the next round. This will eventually lead to quarter, semi and grand finals – with a shot at glory on the line.

Can I race my friends? – Absolutely. When you register nominate the victim, em, friend you want to race – and proceed to stare them down. From there, though, your journey lies in the hands of fate.

What else is going down? – Let’s see… We’ll have 2 hot bands playing, DJs spinning, pinball machines and 10-pin bowling, so you can drink, dance, bowl, race or play pinball to your heart’s content (drinks, bowling and pinball charged at usual venue rates). Food available at Johnny Wongs downstairs.

The Standard Bowl

Lvl 3, 383 Bourke St, Surry Hills 2010

Above Lo-Fi and Johnny Wongs. Easy access by bus and bike.

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