Record-breaking BRIC17 set to hit Lee Valley VeloPark

Over 2,100 competitors will descend on the iconic London 2012 velodrome to take part in the biggest ever British Rowing Indoor Championships

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Adam Neill at BRIC16 (Naomi Baker)

London’s Lee Valley VeloPark is set to host the biggest and best British Rowing Indoor Championships in history on Saturday, with all competitor and spectator tickets sold out.

The event, presented by Visit Sarasota County, will see over 2,100 competitors take to the 80 Concept2 machines on the race floor inside the iconic London 2012 velodrome, with 72 races scheduled for the action-packed day.

Once again, the event gives amateur indoor rowers the chance to compete against members of the GB Rowing Team, including World and Olympic medallists, such as Vicky Thornley and Tom Barras, as well as Adam Neill and Emily Carmichael, the fastest male and female athletes from BRIC16.

Five-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will also be competing in the open men’s 2,000m event alongside five athletes who raced for Great Britain at the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

The event has attracted competitors of all ages – the youngest being 11, the oldest an incredible 91 years old – with world and British indoor rowing records, as well as hundreds of personal bests, likely to be broken on the day.

Cheering on those competing on the race floor will be over 1,500 spectators in the stands, who will be able to watch all the action on two giant screens behind the rowers.

If you’re not able to get to the velodrome on Saturday, you can follow all of the action on British Rowing’s social media channels throughout the day. Race results will be uploaded to indoorchamps.britishrowing.org after each race.

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