Vaaru MPA donated for auction in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital


The Velodrome Challenge 2018 takes place at Lee Valley VeloPark on 10th October 2018. Lee Valley VeloPark was built to hold the Olympic cycling events in 2012 and last year’s guests were able to enjoy track side coaching from Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton. The Velodrome Challenge is a fundraising event in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital which relies on donations to improve the lives of the 618 children that arrive at GOSH each day.

The money raised from The Velodrome Challenge will be funding a brand new consultation room in the Sight and Sound Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The room will be used as a private, relaxed space where speech and language therapists can meet with patients and help to make huge improvements in their communicative abilities.

This year, to celebrate our 5th year of trading, we are supporting the children’s charity Great Ormond Street Hospital by donating a custom painted Vaaru MPA titanium road bike worth £8000 to the prestigious charity auction which is being held at the Velodrome Challenge 2018.



The Vaaru MPA is our endurance titanium road frame which BikesEtc magazine awarded 10/10 in May 2017. The MPA (Miles Per Annum) frame is engineered from double-butted 3AL2.5V titanium tubing and features a tapered head tube and fully-formed stays for maximum comfort. The MPA is fully compatible with both internal Di2 or mechanical cable options and utilises the latest thru-axle and Flat Mount braking system. Tyre clearance is up to 32c or 28c with a full mudguard. Rear pannier rack mounting points come as standard. All Vaaru frames are hand-finished to your specification. Paintwork is carried out by Vaaru at the Fat Creations HQ, a world leading paint studio creating some of the finest paintwork for World class and Olympic riders.

The frame, groupset and finishing kit will all be supplied to fit the winning bidder after the auction has taken place. Please visit the Vaaru Cycles stand to see the bike and talk through the options with James Beresford, the bike and paintwork examples will be on display.

The velodrome challenge is sold out but there are a limited number of tickets available for the Gordon Ramsay luxury three course dinner and auction by Charlie Ross. Tickets cost £150 and can be purchased from Emma Burridge at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

Pre-bids can be made by emailing Emma Burridge at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

“VAARU has succeeded in creating a bike that’s almost flawless. The attention to detail and the thought that’s gone into the bike is fantastic and perfect for the type of riders it’s targeted at. Supremely comfortable and incredibly confident descending ability make it a buzz to ride”

BikesEtc Magazine May 2017

Watch a Short Video About The MPA Auction Prize


Vaaru MPA titanium endurance road frame to fit winning bidder. 54/ 56/ 57/ 59/ 60cm


  • Double-butted 3AL/2.5V titanium tubing
  • Tapered head tube
  • 3D formed chainstays and seatstays
  • CNC engraved logos
  • English threaded bottom bracket
  • Compatible with internal Di2 or mechanical cables
  • Thru axle
  • Shimano Flatmount brake technology


Vaaru F:140 full carbon forks with custom paint.


FatCreations Custom paint to winning bidder’s choice up to 40 hours


Full Shimano Dura Ace 9120, Hydraulic Dura-Ace Disc brakes and Rotors


Reynolds Strike DB 60mm Carbon Wheels






Challenge Paris-Roubaix SC 27mm, Black/White Tires




ENVE Full Carbon bar, width to suit rider

ENVE Full Carbon stem, length to suit rider

ENVE Full Carbon seatpost, 31.6




Fabric Scoop with titanium rails saddle

Fabric bar tape

With Special Thanks To 

Reynolds Cycling & Upgrade Bikes // Challenge Handmade Tires & Upgrade Bikes // Paint & FatCreations with Vaaru // Enve & Saddleback // Shimano & Sigma Sports // Cycling Sports Group & Fabric