Track League 2018

General Information

In response to feedback on the riders’ survey which was conducted at the end of the 2017 season, league meetings will switch from Friday evenings to Wednesday evenings from 18th July until 31st August (the school summer holiday period). Those riders who preferred a night other than Friday are urged to “vote with their feet” and support these meetings.

Three open meetings, on Friday 11th May, Wednesday 18th July, and Friday 14th September are also being organised. These will be Regional C+ races, and be offering BC licence points. Entries will be on-line for these meetings, yet still only £10 for seniors/juniors and £5 for youths.

For Youth riders, categories will be reduced from three to two groups based on age and experience, and we envisage most Youth A riders, riding in the Senior groups.

The track league registration fee is unchanged from last year, i.e. £10 for seniors/juniors and £5 for youth riders. Please complete the registration form at https://goo.gl/forms/1JPEm8SNDewyMhua2.

Entry fees are also unchanged at £10 per week for seniors/juniors/youths in senior events and £5 for youth events.

The number deposit remains at £5. Please return any numbers from previous seasons.

Gosling Sports Park have introduced parking fees; the first three hours are free, but thereafter a fee of £2 per additional hour applies, where vehicle details must be registered on departure with payment. Failure to register and pay will result in a fine. For those using the car park up to three hours, no registration is necessary.

Over the years there has been some great and highly competitive racing at Welwyn Track League, and we are hoping for good numbers this year. We aim to promote a varied programme with special events such as keirin and possibly a Madison night subject to demand. It goes without saying that the success of the league depends on good attendances from the riders, so do your best to spread the word about Welwyn Track League.

Summary of dates:

Friday 20th April to Friday 13th July: Friday league meetings (with one open meeting 11th May)
Wed 18th July: Open Meeting
Wed 25th July to Wed 29th August: Wed league meetings
Friday 7th September: Friday League Meeting
Friday 14th September: Open Meeting.

The Race Organiser is Doug Driscoll douglas_driscoll@hotmail.com

Track League Accreditation

Returning Riders

If you have raced at Welwyn Track League within the last 3 years then you will receive automatic accreditation to ride at this event. Please include details of previous years’ experience on your registration form.

New Riders
If you are new to Track League, or are returning after a hiatus, then you will need accreditation to race at this event.
Automatic accreditation will be given out to riders that have raced at recognised track events at approved indoor/outdoor velodromes within the last 3 years. Please give details of any such events in your registration form.

If you do not have the necessary racing experience to receive automatic accreditation, then you can gain accreditation at one of our Open Track Training sessions (see below).

Note that two additional training sessions have been arranged for Fridays 6th &13th April 2018 in preparation for the League. This is a good opportunity for riders new to the track to come down and get their accreditation, else you’ll need to do a Saturday morning or Monday evening session: 

Other Fees
There is a £5 hire deposit for racing numbers. You will keep the same number for the duration of the league. Your deposit will be returned when you return your number at your final meet.

Bike hire is available at each meet for £5 per bike, per meet. Bikes must be returned at the end of each meet.

Open Track Training

Open Track Training takes place at Gosling each Monday throughout the season starting on 9th April. Sessions are between 19:00 and 21:00 and are priced at £7 per session.

If you want to ride in Track League but do not have the necessary experience to gain automatic accreditation, you can attend one of these sessions to be assessed and accredited by the coaches. Riders wishing to be assessed to race The Welwyn Track League should make themselves known at sign on. Riders will be issued with a bib by the sign on team for identification purposes during the Race Training Session. If successful, riders will be able to register for Track League although will still be under initial probation at the discretion of the TL Promotor and Commissars.

These are coached training sessions, but are intended for riders that already have some track experience. If you are new to track cycling and are interested in novice training sessions, please contact trackleague@welwynwheelers.org.uk for further information.