TRACK LEAGUE

2022/23 Full Gas Track League registration information

Dear Riders, firstly we would like to thank you for supporting the Full Gas track league in 2021/22. The post Covid world has obviously presented its challenges and we are very grateful for your assistance in meeting these. Our app continues to be developed and whilst the venue WI-FI is challenging, it appears that most of you know what to do every week, which speeds things up for us while also ticking the box of reducing unnecessary contact.

As you will be aware the numbers across all groups were significantly reduced, there are many reasons for this and it is a trend across all races at the moment, we hope it will reverse, however, the significant reduction in the number of A and sprint group riders means that we are having to make some changes for 22/23. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, nor without consultation from a cross section of riders from all groups.

For 22/23 the following changes will apply;

  1. Please see the rider groups listed, these are also posted on our website. Should you feel you are placed in the wrong group please email info@fullgascycling.co.uk
  2. There will be racing for B & C group riders at track league every Tuesday evening from 7 – 9pm.
  3. There will be racing for A/B, C & sprint group riders at an open track meeting once a month from 7 – 10pm.

Because of these changes the B & C groups are much bigger, therefore we are opening registration to existing and previous riders very early to avoid disappointment and to evaluate numbers, however after an initial period it will revert to first come first accepted, which will be the same for weekly entries. There is a possibility that we will have to limit registration numbers.

We hope these changes will provide more competitive racing across all groups with bigger fields making it more exciting for everyone.

RIDER GROUPS

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.

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.