July News

Saturday sessions

We're going back to having all groups riding on Saturdays as sessions are a bit less crowded over the school holidays - so it's groups 1/2/3 every Saturday until further notice. The session on Saturday September 16 is cancelled.


Sessions on August 16/30 will be Derny, other August sessions are SQTs. Wednesday riders age 15 and older are accredited to ride velodrome SQTs. To book a place on an SQT you must be registered with the NCC (do this at reception) and the club needs to confirm your accreditation with the track manager. Please let me know if you need your club accreditation confirming. In order to ride velodrome Derny sessions you need to have ridden on club Derny sessions first and coaches need to be satisfied that you are a competent rider.

BC Go-Ride Holiday Track Sessions

These are open sessions for A/B/Cs and Junior Girls, school holiday Mondays 9-12. They must be booked in advance - here.

Please remember that the clubroom will not be open for these sessions so you must take your bike/rollers home and bring them to the session.

Knowsley Velodrome Sunday sessions

There will be no session this coming Sunday July 30. These are open sessions (you don't need to be a club member) and riders from 8 years upwards, including parents, are welcome. Sessions are every Sunday, 1-3pm, this is an open air velodrome so please check the weather before travelling. Location is Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park, Longview Drive, Liverpool, Lancashire, L36 6EG.

ACT Track League

This starts on Monday September 4, details are now on the BC events pages - but you still have to enter by post.

Manchester Regional Track League

This starts on Friday October 6, minimum age is 14, registration here.

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Wednesday sessions - change to training programme

After a disappointing turn out at the pre Nationals session last Wednesday it has been decided that Wednesday sessions will revert back to training for all Wednesday accredited riders. The programme for this month is:

Wednesday 12   SQT
Wednesday 19   Derny
Wednesday 26  SQT

Those riders who attended this week and would like to continue their Pursuit preparation can come on between groups. Any other training requests please contact me before Wednesday and we'll try to accommodate them within the regular session.

Monday beginners track sessions 

We will be running our Girls First sessions again over the school summer holidays, with free sessions for girls age 10-15. This summer's sessions will also be free for Manchester residents (girls and boys) age 10-15. Sessions are every Monday, 6-7pm, from July 24 to August 21. Registration and booking required, details on the club website.

Summer track sessions

BC North West Go-Ride are running a series of fast track training sessions at Manchester Velodrome on Mondays, starting July 24, 9am-1pm. They are open to Youth A/B/Cs and Junior Girls. Places must be booked online, details here.

Sunday afternoon coaching/training sessions continue at Knowsley Velodrome (L36 6EG) from 1-3pm. Sessions are open to riders from 8 years upwards, parents welcome to ride, sign on and pay at the Leisure Centre reception. Bike hire available. This is a 400m outdoor tarmac track, the banking is not as steep as Manchester so it's a good place for beginners. Please check the weather as the track can't be used if it's wet.


Tim Ferguson
Club Secretary