Get Into Track Racing
Riding the Track requires some special equipment and skills. However, many Tracks and some clubs offer coaching and bike hire.
Britain’s indoor tracks - Calshott, Glasgow, London Velopark (The 2012 Olympic Velodrome), Manchester and Newport - all have regular public beginner or “taster” sessions where newcomers are taken through the necessary skills by a trained coach. These are fun, cheap and easy for virtually anyone over the age of 12 to take part in. More technically and physically testing training sessions are also available.
During the winter, indoor Tracks are the only option, but in the summer Britain's many outdoor Tracks come into their own and most have resident clubs, which are usually happy to help you get into the sport. To find your nearest Track club or facility, use the where to ride buttons on the main menu. In Scotland there are 2 outdoor tracks; Meadowbank Velodrome in Edinburgh and Caird Park in Dundee.
Track Racing beginners usually find their feet in local events, which are often run as weekly leagues. These give you the opportunity to take part in several races during an evening’s racing – most leagues group riders according to ability. A British Cycling membership and Licence are usually needed for most events and the category system is very similar to that used by Road Racers.
So, get down to your local track or club and give Track Racing a try.
Scottish Track Championships
2014 sees a change to the format of the Championships, with events taking place around a number of venues around Scotland.
Scottish Youth Track Championships – 30-31 August 2014
Scottish Open Scratch Track Championships – 7th September 2014
Caird Park, Dundee
Scottish Track Championships – 17th, 18th & 19th October 2014
Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome Glasgow
Please note the Madison Championships for all categories will be announced at a later date.
British National Youth and Junior Track Championships 5-8 August 2014, Manchester.
Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four
In 2013, the championships were held over a number of days at Caird Park Velodrome in Dundee and the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.
See below for each day's roundup.
Scottish National Track League
Held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome most Wednesdays from September to April, the National Track League is a perfect introduction to Track Racing in Scotland. Incorporating a wide range of races and abilities, sometimes over 100 riders from ages 10-70 will be battling it out on the boards in Glasgow.
Click HERE for more information on Track League