Indoor velodrome riding
Donkey oaty Posts: 6
edited November 2018 in The cake stop
Hi, I'm a newb at this, so apologies if this is in the wrong place. I'm hoping (read going to) ride all the indoor velodromes in the uk before the end of the year. I have already ticked off three, with the fourth later this week (Wednesday 7th Nov). All good so far, other than as an experienced cyclist, I'm getting fed up with taster sessions. So the question is, has anyone out there got a spare place on a club session at either Glasgow or London Lea Valley before the end of the year I can join in on? I rode a similar thing at Derby two years ago. I don't expect anymore than a space, if available. Riding fixed and/or in a group is not an issue.
Incidentally, there is a track sub-forum on the forums list..
Thanks for the heads up on the forum, I'll try to post there too.
I believe accreditation at any of the UKs indoor indoor 250m tracks is now universally accepted by the others. With accreditation, you could book onto any SQT as required.
There's only five indoor tracks and they're all 250m with 42deg banking - what's the appeal?
Accreditation should appear on your race licence - and (I believe) should now be accepted at all indoor venues, regardless of where you were originally accredited. Could be wrong, but that's my understanding. The point being, that you only need to go through accreditation once, rather than at each venue - which would be a massive pain for riders entering national events, like the national youth omnium final at Derby this year, where accreditation was mandatory, despite the regional heats not requiring accreditation to qualify.
I did a Velodrome session at Manchester last year.It was good.I don't see the point however of visiting them all as they will all be the same.
I would like to ride the one in Roubaix though just to say I have.
Calshot is a bit of a novelty - I wasn't really including that in the discussion...
You haven't been talking to the right people then. This is from the NCC website...