The Hunt Cycling is a independent journal and collective consisting of three cycling enthusiasts based in Halle Saale. We try to explore, document and share our experiences in the field of cycling and beyond. Besides drinking beer, lots of rides and intellectual discusses about bike nerd stuff, we’re riding with friends and running our showroom located in the center of Halle.
The Alfred-Rosch-Kampfbahn in Leipzig is not only a velodrome with a colorful history. It is also the only cycling track close to the city of Halle Saale periodically occupied by ambitious hobby cyclists. With a width of 7 meters, a banking of 38°, a total length of 400 meters and the partly roofed construction its the longest cycling track of its kind in Germany. Since 1949 the velodrome not only was the scene of most cycling events in the GDR, objective of the international “Course de la Paix” from 1989, 29 GDR-Championships and the Cycling World Championships from 1960. The velodrome also served as a venue for the motor-paced race championships from 2009 and 2011. Over the past years several small races took place supported and organized by local clubs. The last race in 2013 took place October 13.th named „Nickx Besonderes“. Obvisously a reference to „The Cannibal“. Compared with other races its more of a small and straightforward event. However, there are a lot of cyclists to compete against each other in track sprints and eliminations races. One more reason to capture this event on camera.