FCCC Track Championship 2014
Dick has provisionally booked Reading track for a club "Track Championship" on Wednesday 23rd July. The event will be run using road bikes rather than track bikes and more details will be available nearer the time.
Riding at the Velodrome
As expected British Cycling have had over 55 clubs and over a 1000 prospective riders expressing an interest in riding at the Olympic Velodrome.
Due to the high demand for places the initial sessions will only be open to BC members. (Remember BC are offering club members a free years Bronze membership) and will be run as 'Taster sessions'.
Due to the demand there is no guarantee that we will get places for everyone at these first two sessions which will be on 3rd and 5th April
If you are still interested in attending either of these sessions then please let me know ASAP. Remember you will need to be a BC member.
Free Session at Reading Track
As those that attended the AGM or looked at Dick's report on the accounts will have seen, the club made an unexpected surplus in 2013. We decided to use that surplus to encourage competition and skills development.
To that end, we are planning to run four evening sessions at Reading track that will be subsidised by the club for attending members. (The normal price is £5.55). The first session is on Tuesday 4th March at the Palmer Park velodrome. Start time is 8:15pm, but best to be there at 8:00. No special bike is required - a road bike is fine.
Nigel (our Level 2 coach) will be there to help by training on the use of the track and track ettiquette. He will also be giving guidance on group riding techniques, such as "through and off".
The last couple of events have been very enjoyable and worthwhile and it's a great way to spend an hour and a half on your bike without having to worry about potholes or motorised traffic!
If you plan to come along to the session, for planning purposes, please go to the event in the calendar and select the "I will attend the event" option and click on the update button. Thanks!
Note corrected start time!