|How long can you ride? 2 hours? 4 hours? How about 24 hours? This seems like an insurmountable feat, but it's a feat that Ed Veal is willing to take on. Ed "The Real Deal" Veal is a multi-time national champion in both road and track cycling, a Pan-Am Games bronze medalist, World Cup gold medalist, and holder of many other awards. At 11:11am on February 2, Ed will mount his bike and start riding the track at the Forest City Velodrome - and he won't stop for 24 hours. He's raising money to help keep the Forest City Velodrome (1 of only 4 indoor velodromes in North America) going strong with much needed infrastructure improvements.
The FCV is a nonprofit organization and all programming and operations are administered by volunteers. According to Ed Veal, “The group at Forest City Velodrome (FCV) in London are doing an absolutely fantastic job for youth cycling and youth development programs. They have a wonderful facility that is in desperate need of upgrades and repairs for it to stay open. It would be a real shame if the area lost one of the most unique sporting venues in the world due to lack of funding.”
You can support Ed's campaign by going to the GoFundMe page and donating, or by heading out to theVelodrome and cheering Ed on in person.
Forest City Velodrome (2809 Roxburgh Road)
Saturday, February 2 - Sunday, February 3
11:11 am - 11:11 am