TRACK LEAGUE

Full Gas Cycling returns to the Velodrome at Lee Valley VeloPark for the sixth Winter Track League series from 29th October 2021. 

Race nights will be every Tuesday (7pm – 10pm). The format has changed for this year In addition, women will be able to ride in the A, B and C groups, which are now mixed.

Tuesday = A, B, C groups

To incorporate the Sprinters League we will now be dropping one endurance group once a month to be replaced with the Sprint Group.

The schedule is as follows.

January 11th – Sprint Group, B & C group

February 8th – Sprint Group, A & C group

March 8th – Sprint Group, A & B group

League Membership is compulsory for all riders. To join the Winter Track League Membership, please follow this link:  www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/7061/full-gas-track-league

For all league events, a fully completed Indoor Track Accreditation (for Newport, Glasgow, Derby, Manchester or Lee Valley) is required and this should be listed on your racing licence. A full race licence is required, and will be checked at rider sign-on desk.

Previous track racing experience is required, or a minimum of 10 hours of relevant race training or SQTs needs to be completed prior to entering races. 

These are COMPETITIVE events ridden at speed.

Entries open ONE MONTH before each event and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. To avoid duplication please check your dashboard calendar before you submit and pay for an entry. There will be no refunds or transfer of entries between events. 

New for this year – each Tuesday before Track League starts the track is available for one hour for league riders to do a track warm up. This will be limited to a maximum of 28 riders on track and will involve an additional cost of £7.50 per rider. 

Riders may not submit an entry for a different group if their own is full.

TRACK LEAGUE GROUPS

Our track league groups are based on a riders fitness levels AND experience of racing on an indoor track.

Anyone embarking on their first season of track racing will start in the C or B group, regardless of their Racing Licence category or Road Racing experience.

  • Group C
    Ideal for riders with less experience and fitness levels suited to a slower pace and shorter distances (7.5km – 10km).
  • Group B
    Riders in this group have participated in competitive events regularly and/or have been promoted from Group C based on performance.  Race distances tend to be 10km and above.
  • Group A
    Our most advanced and experienced group which includes Elite and National Squad riders.   New members may not join the A Group without sufficient Track Racing experience to compete at this level.

COMPULSORY REQUIRMENTS 

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 licence.  Riders competing in 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.  See Information for Riders for details.

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 AND LICENCING

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 2019 and do 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.

Full track bike and clothing specifications (including guidelines for use of on-board computers) are available on our Information for Riders page.

Further information on Track Cycling can be found on the Track Cycling page of the British Cycling website.

FULL GAS WINTER TRACK LEAGUE 2021/2022 SCHEDULE

GENERAL TERMS AND 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.

VENUE

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.