The Forest City Velodrome is pleased to announce an agreement with Vitess Bicycle Corporation to sponsor the Saturday February 4th Race night at the 138m indoor velodrome in London Ontario.

Julien Papon, a spokesman with Vitess, came to an agreement with the FCV on the Race Sponsorship. “The Vitess brand has rapidly become the benchmark when it comes to delivering a world class cycling experience to a fast growing community of discerning riders, ranging from novice to former professional cyclists” says Papon. He also adds “as passionate cyclists, the need for speed is what we’re all made of, and bicycle racing is the quintessential of high-performance cycling. Vitess has a lot in the works for 2012 and beyond in that regard; and we are absolutely thrilled to start the year with helping FCV’s Rob Good and his team put up such a fantastic event.”

The “Vitess Challenge” is the new name for the event. The Vitess Challenge will have races for all categories during the race program. The top 14 racers will advance into the 99 lap “Winner Take All” Challenge. Events for the race night will include, Points races, Endurance “Scratch Races”, Elimination (Miss & Out) Races. There will also be races for the sprinters. To add some additional drama there will be a gear restriction in place for the evening (81″ gearing) will be mandatory for all racers. Roll out will be held randomly throughout the night.

The first prize in the Vitess Challenge will be a Vitess road frame-set package, valued at $4,000.00: it includes a brand new custom-painted and fitted Vitess full-carbon frame-set. There will numerous prizes that will be drawn at the end of the night for all the racers in attendance also from Vitess.

Racing begins at 7pm with the preliminary events, the Vitess Challenge will begin at 9:20pm on Saturday February 4th.

Adult admission is $10.00, Seniors $5.00, Kids are always FREE.


The Forest City Velodrome is conveniently located just metres off Highway 401 at the Wellington Street South exit in London, Ontario, Canada. From either Toronto or Windsor, the velodrome is about a 2 hour drive along the 401. It’s less than an hour from Kitchener-Waterloo.

From the 401, take Wellington Road south to the stop lights at Roxborough Road. Turn left on Roxborough. The velodrome is just 250 metres along Roxborough on the right.