Based on a cycle speedway format, Battle Royale will take place on an indoor 180m concrete oval within Circus Street Market. Two teams of three riders will battle it out over four laps. This is a team event so your 'gang' needs to cross the line before the others. First rider across the line gets the cheers from the crowd, but the last rider across the line decides the outcome of the battle. The team with all three riders across the line before the other team is declared the winner.
All three riders on each team can ride different types of bikes, but matching bikes and team outfit will give you the moral and visual edge!
Even though the Battles are 'serious' business, this is a fun event. Any teams we deem not taking part into the spirit of the event will be handicapped, gridded or forcibly dressed up in what ever we can find lying around.
Battle Royale is a knockout format with two teams racing each other over 4 laps. There will however be a Preliminary Round of heats before the 1st Round in which you can't be knocked out. This is to give every team a chance to experience the Battle Royale format without fear of elimination. If you do lose in the 1st Round then you'll still have a chance of progressing via the Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQs) where all the losing teams battle each other! Winners of the LCQs go through to Round 2.
Before the Quarter Finals there will be 3 Wild Cards randomly selected enabling any team that had been knocked out in Round 1 or Round 2 a chance to race again in Round 4. We say random, however if your team outfit looks the business or you have a unique angle your chances will be that much better.
Morvélo Battle Royale is located at Circus Street Market in the city of Brighton, England.
It is to be held in the old Fruit and Vegetable Market which opened in 1938 and was last in use in January 2005. The market was reopened by Cathedral in 2013 to create a temporary venue for arts, cultural & community events prior to the regeneration of Circus Street
Address: Circus Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9QF
Food and Drink
There will be Velo Cafe serving up coffee and food. Dark Star Brew co. serving up beer, traditional Indian food and more. Being based in central Brighton you're only a stones throw away from the bustling North Laines.
The will be space to store you bike inbetween races and this will be located inside Circus Street Market. These are left at your own risk (although we do have security on the door) so please bring a lock just in case.
Date and times
Saturday 18th April 2015.
9am to 6pm
9am - Venue open. Course available to ride.
10am - Preliminary Heats
12pm - 1st Round
2pm - 2nd Round
3pm - 3rd Round
3.45pm - 4th Round
4.15pm - Quarters
4.30pm - Semis
5.00pm - Finals
5.30pm - Podium Presentations
6pm - Venue closed
In partnership with Cathedral Group (Holdings) Ltd.