Return of the Track!

Great news for those of you who are keen to tread the boards in the wake of our Olympic heroes as we will be running another track event in NEWPORT for club members, probably in late October/November. Last time around this proved to be very popular and was good fun…as well as a damned fine workout.

This event is not limited to ‘certain’ riders but to all within the club, including those who have never been on a track or may be a tad slower than Bradley (with or without his inhaler). The session comes complete with a BC accredited coach who will help and go through the basics and then keep the event SAFE. This is a club event and, as such, the basic costs will be funded by the club but riders will need to either hire a track bike or ride their own. Transport is NOT included but last time around there was a very good car-pooling in place so don’t be put off if you are unsure of how you will get there. The session will be booked by the coach and will allow 30 riders maximum, which is likely to be then run as 2 x groups on the track.

A typical timeline will be:

Aim to arrive by 7:15pm on a midweek day

On arrival at reception
• Riders need to check in with one of the organisers
• Hire bike (if needed) for £10 – and be given a slip
• Get changed
• Exchange slip to collect bike 7:40pm

Bikes are fitted with ‘Look Keo’ cleats, if you don’t have these then toe clips are available.
You must wear gloves whilst on the track.

Simon Tarrant and Emma Trueman (Club Ladies’ Captain) have kindly agreed to organise this so we just need to sort out a quorum of names and then we can get a date firmed up.

So, who wants some? Please send me an email (Robin or use the contact page for the Membership Secretary) to indicate interest. We will use a first choice list (with reserves) for booking purposes. Once we get the confirmed date then we shall look for rider reconfirmation as part of the organisation process.

!! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED !! To be clear, names will go on the list in received order.

Please note that this is a club event and, as such, will only be open to those who are members at the time of the event. Similarly, only members will get added to the rider lists.

Well, what are you waiting for!