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Its amazing to be bringing the excitement and speed of track racing right to the heart of central London

The ASDA StreetVelodrome Series SuperFinals – Broadgate, City of London

The World’s most accessible cycle sport, the ASDA StreetVelodrome Series, will conclude its nationwide televised tour in the heart of the City of London starting on Wednesday 12th August and concluding on Thursday 13th August.

The series uniquely uses an innovative pop-up velodrome to create a theatre of Olympic style pursuit racing right in the heart of the city. Adding to drama local amateur riders get the chance to qualify to take part in the series which also sees the likes of Olympian and Commonwealth games gold medallist Craig Maclean MBE taking part as professional riders.

All the action from the ASDA StreetVelodrome tour is being filmed for a new four part series to be shown on BTSport in the autumn.

The SuperFinals will be the climax to the series which has been explosive since the tour began in Paisley, Scotland back in May. In total six regional events have been held across the country with hundreds of local amateurs competing for the right to appear at the SuperFinals and to battle it out to be crowned the top amateur cyclists of the year. It really is like Britian's Got 'Cycling' Talent.

In Broadgate it will be about personal glory as well as scoring well for the team. Each of the pro riders, and their erstwhile amateur team mates, will compete to score gold, silver and bronze medals which count towards their team’s position in the overall Olympic style medal table. But adding to the excitement and drama of the occasion, on SuperFinals night, each individual rider is also out to win Championship titles of their own.

Anna Glowinski, pro rider for Team Quella and star of ITV4’s The Cycle Show is the defending female champion. She comments “Its amazing to be bringing the excitement and speed of track racing right to the heart of central London. Last year the crowds really got behind the riders, the support really pushes you to go just that little bit faster. It should be an awesome event.”

Also racing will be Italian BMX champion Mario Presi, British Downhill Champion Jess Stone, Team GB cyclo-cross rider Jack Ravenscroft and Defending male pro rider champion Dave Johnson.

Carl Thompson, Series Director for the ASDA StreetVelodrome comments “Broadgate, City of London is our ‘Wembley’, its where all the other rounds of the series lead to and the one race which every single rider, pro or amateur really wants to win. With this year’s event being held over two days it also gives lots of local amateur riders and families an increased chance to get on track and experience our professional coaching for themselves. Its all completely free and very enjoyable”.

Free ‘Come & Try It’ sessions will run during Wednesday 12th August and again on Thursday 13th August. The main feature racing will start at 6pm on Thursday. Entry to spectators and participants is completely free.



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For hi-res images, further quotes, information, to arrange interviews or press accreditation for the event please contact Carol Freeman 0771 472 1662 carol@streetvelodrome.com

Editor’s Notes

About The ASDA StreetVelodrome Series

The ASDA StreetVelodrome Series is the World’s most accessible cycle sport. Within hours, any high street or public space is turned into a track cycling arena complete with banked corners; offering a new level of spectator involvement and creating a completely new cycle sport competition for both professional and amateur riders. The televised ASDA StreetVelodrome Series 2015 is a pro/am tour which incorporates rounds held across the UK. It also features the ASDA StreetVelodrome Kids Series and the search for #FuturePro cyclists. All riders compete on identically prepared race bikes. Entry to the event for participants and spectators is completely free. The series is televised in the UK and overseas in more than 180 countries. For more information on StreetVelodrome and the UK Series, visit www.streetvelodrome.co.uk

About Broadgate City of London

Broadgate City of London is a 30 acre fully managed business campus in the heart of the Square Mile. Since opening, Broadgate has been progressively developed and now includes 16 separate buildings covering 4.0 million sq ft with a further 710,000 sq ft under development. The office buildings are set around four landscaped squares each providing an attractive working environment enhanced by restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and health clubs. Due to its excellent location - it has been built around Liverpool Street station, the City's main transport hub - Broadgate has become a dynamic and thriving business community. With over 30,000 workers, it is home to some of the world's biggest corporations and top professional practices.

Broadgate is owned by British Land and GIC. Further details can be found on the Broadgate website at www.broadgate.co.uk.

ABOUT BRITISH LAND

We are one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate companies. We own, manage, develop and finance a portfolio of high quality commercial property, focused on retail locations around the UK and London Offices & Residential. We have total assets in the UK, owned or managed of £19.0 billion

(British Land share of which is £12.8 billion), as valued at 30 September 2014.

Our properties are home to over 1,000 different organisations and receive over 340 million visits each year. Our objective is to deliver long-term and sustainable total returns to our shareholders and we do this by focusing on Places People Prefer. People have a choice where they work, shop and live and we aim to create outstanding places which make a positive difference to people’s everyday lives. Our customer orientation enables us to develop a deep understanding of the people who use our places. We employ a lean team of experts, who have the skills to translate this understanding into creating the right places, and we have an efficient capital structure which is able to effectively finance these places.

UK Retail assets account for 54% of our portfolio. As the UK’s largest listed owner and manager of retail space, our portfolio is well matched to the different ways people shop today, from major regional shopping centres to single occupier locations. We are focused on being the destination of choice for retailers and their customers by being the best provider of spaces and services. Comprising around 25 million sq ft of retail space across retail parks, superstores, shopping centres, department stores and leisure assets, the retail portfolio is modern, flexible and adaptable to a wide range of formats.

Our Office and Residential portfolio, which accounts for 46% of our portfolio is focused on London. We have an attractive mix of high quality buildings in well managed environments and a pipeline of development projects which will add significantly to our portfolio. Increasingly, our offices are in mixed-use environments, which include retail and residential elements. Our 7.9 million sq ft of high quality office space includes Regent’s Place and Paddington Central in the West End and Broadgate, the premier city office campus (50% share). Our size and substance demands a responsible approach to business. We believe leadership on issues such as sustainability helps drive our performance and is core to the delivery of our overall objective of driving shareholder value and creating Places People Prefer.

ABOUT GIC

GIC is among the world’s largest fund management companies. It was established in 1981 to manage Singapore’s foreign reserves. GIC strives to achieve good long-term returns on assets under its management, so as to preserve and enhance Singapore’s reserves. Since its inception, GIC has grown from managing a few billion dollars to well above US$100 billion today. GIC’s investment framework capitalises on its strengths which include the ability to take a long-term investment perspective, a global presence, capabilities to invest in cross-asset opportunities, and a skilled and experienced team. It has investments across 40 countries and in assets such as equities, fixed income, real estate and private equity.

GIC has been investing in emerging markets for over twenty years. GIC is headquartered in Singapore with a network of offices in nine cities worldwide.

www.gic.com.sg

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