May Club News

Saturday sessions

Please remember that our sessions on June 3rd/24th are cancelled due to other functions going on at the velodrome.

Group 1/2 dates are

May 20   Group 2
May 27   Group 1
June 3    no session
June 10   Group 2
June 17   Group 1
June 24   no session
July 1       Group 2 

Group 3 attend every Saturday. All riders are encouraged to bring rollers for roller exercises between group sessions. If you want to hire club rollers please ask at the sign on desk.

After these dates there are no more scheduled cancellations until September. 

Wednesday sessions

These are open to accredited riders only. Programme for the next two months is

May 17    SQT
May 24    Derny
May 31    SQT
June 7     Derny
June 14   SQT
June 21   Derny
June 28   SQT
July 5/12/19  Nationals preparation sessions

SQT sessions focus on developing fitness through a series of hard training exercises. The Nationals sessions are only for those who have entered the Youth A and Junior Track Nationals and will give the opportunity to work on individual events and skills, including time trials, sprint, individual pursuit and use of starting gates. If you're not doing the Nationals you can still attend the weekly CCTs........

Track CCTs

Track CCT (Club cluster training) sessions run every Tuesday from 8-10pm throughout the summer. They are open to accredited riders - Youth A/B boys, Youth A/B/Junior girls. Online booking through the BC website is required.

Youth A and Junior Track Nationals

These are at Newport Velodrome from July 31 to August 4. Entries through the BC website - closing date Sunday July 2.

Meeting for Youth A and Junior members and parents

The meeting is to look at preparation and entries for the track Nationals and at the road programme, including a possible racing trip to Belgium and 2018 training camp in Mallorca. Wednesday 31st May at 8.15pm at the velodrome.

Sportcity kit

We have another kit order going in and there is an option for an aero long sleeve skin suit. This skin suit is available from Le Col in club design for the same price as our regular skin suit. If you want to order one please let me know as soon as possible - this week. You are advised to use the Le Col sizing guide to measure yourself before ordering.

Knowsley Velodrome

The weekly summer track league at Knowsley Velodrome (Longview Dr, Huyton, Liverpool L36 6EG) starts this Friday, May 19, at 7pm. No registration fee and £10 for juniors and seniors to race, £5 for youth riders. Racing starts 7pm, youth coaching session from 6pm. This is an open air track so check the weather before you leave. More details on the track league's Facebook page.

Training sessions at Knowsley

The Sunday afternoon sessions start again on May 28 and will run throughout the summer (weather permitting). Sessions are from 11am-1pm and are run by an Eastlands coach but are open to all riders from age 9 upwards. We usually run two groups, skills for newer riders and training exercises for others. Track bikes are available, these are not club sessions and you sign in and pay at the Leisure Centre reception (address above).

School holiday and Tameside circuit events

Details from Manchester Go-Ride coach Craig Ansell
Craig and John Wych are putting on some women/girl only sessions every Thursday at Tameside. Around 12-16 riders each week turn up for these, they are great sessions.


Tim Ferguson
Club Secretary

April & May Saturday Group 1 & 2 Sessions

Because of changes in what sessions were running in the last few weeks, there has been confusion in which group is expected on which session.

This Saturday 29th April will be Group 2

Saturday 6th May - Group 1

Saturday 13th May - No Session

Saturday 20th May - Group 2

Saturday 27th May - Group 1

Saturday 3rd June - No Session

Saturday 10th June - Group 2

February 2017 Club News

Cancelled sessions

The cancelled dates that we gave out at the parents meeting the other week have changed as the NCC have reinstated some Saturday sessions due to event cancellations. Cancelled Saturdays are now:

March 18/25
April 1
May 13
June 3/24

Group 1/2 attendance

February 11   Group 2
February 18   Group 1
February 25   Group 2
March 4         Group 1
March 11        Group 2
April 8             Group 1

Group 3 attend every Saturday.

Club News March 2017

Saturday track sessions

Our Saturday track session on March 25 is now back on. This is because GB have cancelled their morning track session (which is why the Eastlands session was cancelled originally).

This means that, as Group 2 were on last Saturday March 11, Saturday 25 will be a Group 1 session and the Group 1/2 schedule will now be:

March 25   Group 1
April 8   Group 2
April 15   Group 1
April 22  Group 2

Groups 1/2 will continue on alternate Saturdays and Group 3 attend every Saturday.

Cancelled Saturdays are now
March 18
April 1
May 13
June 3/24

Apologies for any inconvenience this causes. Our session cancellations are due to the NCC booking out the velodrome for other events.

Youth Omnium series

All four events in the Northern series are now open for entries on the BC track events pages. If you're a Saturday rider and have queries about entering, please speak to a coach. We will be running an omnium preparation group as part of the Saturday sessions on April 22/29. This is for Saturday riders who've entered. 

Youth A and Junior Track Nationals

These will be at Newport from July 31 to August 4, entries open shortly.


Tim Ferguson
Club Secretary


January 2017 club news

Saturday sessions

There will be no session on January 28 as the Track Nationals are on. Group 1/2 schedule is

January 21 - Group 2
February 4 - Group 1
February 11 - Group 2
February 18 - Group 1
February  25 - Group 2

Group 3 attend weekly. There will be a meeting for riders and parents after the session on January 21, an opportunity to discuss track accreditation, Omniums and any other queries. We will arrange a meeting date for Group 1 parents next month.

Wednesday sessions

Omnium preparation - starting this coming Wednesday 18 we will be running a programme of sessions covering all the track omnium events (match sprint/keirin, time trial, elimination, scratch and points races. Information on the omnium structure and rules is here. Entries for the Eastlands event on Sunday May 21 are now open here.

Tameside circuit sessions

BC coach Craig Ansell is running a series of open sessions for Youth A/B riders at the Tameside circuit on Mondays January 16/30,February 13/27 and March 20, all 7pm start. Sessions aim to develop bunch riding skills and tactics in preparation for the coming season. Road bikes only, if the weather is too bad to use the circuit there will be an indoor roller/turbo session - bring your own! Booking essential - Go Ride events pages on BC website.

Craig is also running circuit race skills sessions for girls and women only on alternate Mondays, next session is January 23 at 7pm. More info and entries here. 

We are running an Eastlands/Sportcity session at Tameside on Saturday January 28, 11-1pm, road bikes essential, entries here.

Riders and parents meetings

There are two meetings arranged, the aim is for riders, parents, committee members and coaches to discuss the year ahead and the racing and coaching programme. The first meeting is for Youth A/Juniors/Wednesday riders and will be after this Wednesday's session, January 18, 8pm in the boardroom at the velodrome. On Saturday January 21 there will be a meeting after the session (11am) for Saturday riders. As this Saturday is a Group 2/3 session we will arrange a date next month for Saturday Group 1.

Club subs for 2017

If you haven't renewed already please do so by the end of this month - you can renew onlinehere.

NCC registration

Accredited riders - if you intend to ride velodrome SQTs when you turn 15 then you will need to register yourself with the NCC first - you can do this here or at velodrome reception - your parents will also need to complete and hand in a parental consent form.


Tim Ferguson
Club Secretary