Track League

 TRACK LEAGUE 2017

General Information

Welwyn Track League is back for the 2017 season, beginning 28 April. There will be 21 meets in total, with the final meet taking place on 15 September. Racing is from 19:00 – 21:00, with sign-on starting from 18:30.

All races take place at the Gosling Sports Park in Welwyn Garden City.

Programmes for each week will be available on the website before each meet.

Track League is open to all experienced track riders, male and female, from Youth U8 to Senior who have received the necessary accreditation.

Registration

To register for Welwyn Track League 2017, please click on the Form link from the Track League drop-down menu above.

Registration this year is online and must be completed before you can race in the league. Once registered, your participation is subject to an accreditation check (please see details below)

After your registration is approved, you will be automatically entered for each meet. There is no need to register for each of these meets separately.

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).

Fees

Registration Fees
To race in Track League there is a one-off registration fee:
Seniors – £10
Youths – £5

Payment is by cash or cheque only and should be made at your first race meet.

Racing Fees
Racing fees for each meet are charged as follows:
Seniors – £10
Youths – £5

You only need to pay racing fees for the meets you take part in; no ride, no charge.

Again, payment is by cash or cheque on the night.

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 3rd 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.