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

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

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.

October Update - Club News

Saturday cancellations

New members - these Saturday sessions are cancelled due to other events taking place at the velodrome -  19th Nov, 26th Nov, 3rd Dec.

We hope to run at least one road circuit session at Tameside on the 19th or 3rd, details later. Riders will need to bring a road bike.

Cyclo cross coaching sessions

BC are running these sessions at Tameside on Tuesday and Thursday this week:

Knowsley track sessions

No 1-3pm session this Sunday 30th but Matthew Crampton is running a coaching session for 12-16 year olds from 10am -12. Cost is £12, online booking required https://podiumfitness.ptminder.com

Eastlands Velo Monday beginners sessions

These are now fully booked until March 2017 but new riders looking to get on the track can still get on the velodrome's own youth taster sessions - details here.

Tim Ferguson
Club Secretary