Published: 2 December 2013
From the individual kilo, to the keirin, madison, omnium, points race and more; track cycling is one of the most fast-paced, exciting cycle disciplines to be involved in.
The great news is, you don't have to be an athlete or a World Champion to play an important part, but you may still get to brush shoulders with them one day!
If you love track racing, have some spare time to offer to help support its future, becoming an official could be the perfect opportunity for you to put something back into the sport.
Commissaires officiate events at every level, even for World Champions like Becky James
Welsh Cycling is holding a free track Commissaire training course on Saturday, 25 January 2014, for new officials from 10.00am until 4.30pm at the iconic home of cycling, the Wales National Velodrome.
Contact Hannah Pole at Welsh Cycling firstname.lastname@example.org | 01633 283 979 by Monday, 23 December to apply. Spaces are limited.
On the day you’ll learn all about how and who you’ll be communicating with, the technical regulations of track racing, as well as the ins and outs of all aspects of track competition that will help you in your role.
You’ll also find out how Commissaires help to ensure events are safe and offer quality opportunities for riders to compete.
The course is led by a qualified British Cycling tutor, and includes lunch as well as a chance to see qualified Commissaires in action at a live Youth Icebreaker track event involving over 200 riders.
There is an online module including a small test which you’ll be ask to complete before attending the training to help you understand more about what it takes to be a Commissaire.
After completing the training, you will be registered as an Assistant British Cycling track Commissaire.
Welsh Cycling will help you to complete and submit a log book of activity at real live events to support your practical development.
Once your logbook is submitted and is approved by Welsh and British Cycling, you will be entitled to graduate to Regional Commissaire status where you can act as Chief Commissaire at events.
British Cycling offers pathways to National and UCI Commissaire levels for the right people.
To ensure impartiality, you may be appointed Chief Commissaire to any event other than those hosted by your club, for which you can only assist.
All appointments in Wales are made annually by Welsh Cycling, following circulation of the calendar.
Further information can be found by contacting Welsh Cycling: email@example.com | 01633 283 979