Gamble & Huff founded Philadelphia International Records, William Penn Founded the City of Philadelphia and he is buried at Jordans, a small settlement with a Quaker Village just outside West London. West London VR Race 6.4, The Round of Pennsylvania, takes place (virtually), around Jordans at 7.30pm on Wednesday 23rd November online.
As usual, a 16km fast race but with a twist, we drop down the side of a valley, along the bottom, then back up for a flat sprint finish three times …. three small climbs to attack on. It’s classic course for another West London VR Classic, be there or despair!
Get stuck in on Wednesday 23rd November at 7.30 UK Time for another 16km cavalry charge into the valley of deep breaths. Get up, stand up and strut your funky stuff, it’ll be Frantique!
Race 6.4 Wednesday 23rd November 2022 ……. 7.30pm UK time.
PUNCHEURS The Round of Pennsylvania (3 laps one climb each lap)15.3km
This route passes the grave of William Penn in Jordans (UK). William Penn founded the US State of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia. The title plays on the phrase ‘The Sound of Philadelphia’ in tribute to the legendary record label run by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
The race consists of three laps, starting at the top of a valley then descending fast to the valley floor. A right hand turn then takes the peleton along the valley floor before another right turn starts the ascent back up the side of the valley. The final right hand turn is into the flat finishing straight. However, sight of the finish line does come late so keep your eyes upon the metres left to race before deciding when to sprint.
West London VR is an independently run, free to race, event run by West London Cycling. Please support all independent organisers on RGT, they spend their own time and money putting on events for the community.
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