TRACK LEAGUE 2023/2024
TRACK LEAGUE IS BACK!
Its that time of year again, Track League 2023/24 is just around the corner. We have made a few changes for this year, every Tuesday will now be a regular B & C group track league night and we are pleased to be able to add a monthly Women’s group, this means that on the weeks where we have three groups it will be a longer meeting, 7-10pm. We have moved the monthly open meeting to Thursdays, and one Friday due to venue availability, these evenings will feature one open group, one sprint group and excitingly, a para group riding a selection of timed events, We may also be able to offer some timed events for other riders should timings allow.
All entries are now handled through our shop, this will enable you to save some money on transaction fees by entering multiple events in one transaction and saving the £1 on every race. We have tried very hard to keep costs down and have maintained the £25 weekly entry fee. Registration is now live and will feature an early bird rate of £25, a discount of £5 on last year, after the early bird rate the registration will be £32.50. Registration for the women’s league will be £7.50.
B GROUP ELIGIBILITY
Previous B group riders, any rider who placed in the top 5 of last year’s C group league overall. Any masters 40+, any female riders.
C GROUP ELIGIBILITY
Previous C group riders, Any masters 40+, any female riders.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT AS IN ALL PREVIOUS YEARS, WOMEN ARE WELCOME TO RIDE THE OPEN GROUPS IN ADDITION TO THIS YEARS WOMENS LEAGUE.
Please contact us if you are unsure about eligibility.
For all open and league events, a fully completed UK Indoor Track Accreditation (for Newport, Glasgow, Derby, Manchester or Lee Valley) is required and this should be listed on your racing license. Riders competing in the national squad or professional trade teams may be accepted by exception.
Previous track racing experience is essential. All equipment must be compliant with current BC Technical Regulations and venue terms & conditions.
The use of Hire Bikes (or unauthorised use of ANY equipment belonging to the venue) is NOT PERMITTED in our Road or Track events.
MEMBERSHIP & LICENSING
Silver or Gold British Cycling Membership is required and riders must have a FULL RACING LICENCE, valid for the current year. We do not accept Provisional or Day Licences. Racing licences need to include your signature and emergency contact details on the back. Photo ID is also required.
Licences expire on 31st December and may not renew automatically. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a current licence
PREREQUISITES FOR NEW RIDERS
In addition to successfully completing a full, UK Indoor Track Accreditation, anyone intending to participate in the Track League for the first time will need to develop their experience/skills sufficiently for racing PRIOR TO REGISTERING. Bridging the gap between accreditation and racing on the track is essential for racing confidently and safely. Lee Valley offers a number of skills training sessions and we recommend attending as many of these as possible (at least 10hrs of SQT or race training).
New riders are encouraged to come and spectate and/or volunteer to help if they want to get a clearer idea of what is involved.
Further information on Track Cycling can be found on the Track Cycling page of the British Cycling website.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
Before entering any races please ensure that you have read and understood ALL of the event information.
All venue Terms & Conditions (including car parking) must be adhered to at all times. Our events are run under British Cycling Technical Regulations and overseen by a team of British Cycling commissaires. Riders compete at their own risk. These are competitive events ridden at high speed and are not suitable for beginners. We expect our riders to have some previous experience in the relevant discipline prior to entering – either from other races or through race-specific skills training sessions. All equipment – including clothing – must be fully compliant and riders are solely responsible for the condition and set-up of their bikes and all associated items. Use of hire bikes is NOT permitted. Use of on-board video or photographic recording equipment of any kind is prohibited during competitive events. There are no exceptions to this.
Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Park, London E20 3AB.
Tel: 0845 677 0600
For details of football matches taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium (which may affect your journey) please visit the West Ham United website West Ham Fixtures.
Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London , E20 3AB. Please refer to the above map for directions.
by Public Transport
Nearest station/tube: Stratford / Stratford International and Lee Valley VeloPark is a 20 minute walk from both stations. Several bus routes connect to Stratford and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the key routes being: 388, 308, 339, 97 and N205 which all stop near Lee Valley VeloPark. Stratford bus station and Stratford City bus station are both close by. Visit www.tfl.gov.uk for more information.
There are cycle routes connecting Lee Valley VeloPark to local residential areas as well as the cycle routes through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The venue is close to Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 1 and Barclays Cycle Superhighway CS2.
Bike racks are available at the venue.
There are good pedestrian links to Lee Valley VeloPark from Westfield Stratford City, Hackney and Leyton.