Broadgate circle will become a speed-cycling hub today, as the business campus welcomes the return of the ASDA StreetVelodrome Series Super Final. The pop-up velodrome will see the fastest members of the public from the regional heats compete to win the series alongside pro-riders including Olympic track gold medallist Craig MacLean, elite rider and TV presenter Anna Glowinski, and UK Professional BMXer and Guinness World Record holder Matti Hemmings. The best part? It’s free to watch. You’re welcome.
■ Are triathlons the new hot yoga? With the Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon a month away, private equity firms have signed up in droves hoping to win one of seven race titles. Blackstone, CVC Capital Partners, KKR, TPG, PwC, Alvarez & Marsal and Mergermarket Group are among many firms taking part in the race on 12 September at Eton Dorney. Best of luck!
■ Apparently urban is no longer cool, as properties situated on “Lanes” are worth over £100,000 more than those on a “Street” according to new research by Barclays Mortgages. While homes on lanes cost around 22 per cent more than the national average, street addresses are at the bottom of the list, with properties are nearly 30 per cent cheaper. Luckily for Londoners, the figures are reversed in the capital, where streets rank higher than quiet lanes. In London, where the average house price is just shy of £425,000, houses with an address ending in “Lane” come in a whole £152,000 cheaper than those on streets, where average prices sit at just over £566,000. It looks like London really does have street cred.