We're an expanding club based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. The club offers many opportunities and services to the cycling community, and Welwyn Wheelers CC members participate in all aspects of cycle sport and leisure. You'll find plenty of information here about the club and what we do. If you'd like to get involved, or just find out a little more, don't hesitate to get in touch - we'd be pleased to hear from you.
Just to remind you that we don't run any training sessions on Bank Holidays and so there will be no Track League Training on Good Friday or Open Track session on Easter Monday.
Saturdays (April 19) track sessions will take place as normal.
Welwyn Wheelers Coaching Group
Summer track training is well and truly under way with over 50 riders at the Saturday 9-11am session. Not forgetting several young riders doing a freewheel bike session on the grass. Firstly, the coaches would like to thank the riders for their patience at the start of the session, as getting so many riders on correctly fitting bikes took longer than hoped. Now that everyone has a bike assigned to them this process should be much faster going forward. We would however still ask everyone hiring a bike to arrive as early as possible to help ensure a prompt start
Can we also remind both novice and development group riders that they have to pre-register for all the Saturday sessions that they wish to attend. The coaches want to ensure the highest standard of coaching and are using pre-registration to limit numbers. This allows more individual attention during any giving session and improved safety. Those that have not pre-registered will not be able to ride unless there are “no shows”. We would also kindly asks anyone who has registered but is unable to attend to take their name out of the session. For those that where unable to book on to the first novice morning we will be running additional blocks over the summer and will post details on the club website in due course.
With this evenings forecast not looking too promising we thought we had better remind you that we do not run fixed wheel track sessions if it is raining or the track is wet.
If we can, we will announce any cancellation of a session before it is due to start but at times we won't know what the track condition is like until we get down there.
As a general rule, if the forecast doesn't look great but we haven't cancelled the session we would recommend that you do not come if you need to travel some distance. If you are local then it is worth coming down to check.
Welwyn Wheelers Coaching Group
For those people interested in riding the track this year read on - make sure that you read all of it especially if you want to attend Saturdays Novice or Track Developer sessions...
From this week we are moving from our Winter program to our Summer one and that means that the sessions at the track at Gosling Sports Park will be predominantly track based.
This Wednesday evening (April 2) is the first club-only track session - this is for experienced track riders ONLY.
On Friday is the first of two Track League Training sessions - again this is for riders with proven experience of riding the track and have ridden or going to ride Track League. The other session will take place on the evening of Friday April 11. As well as allowing you to refresh your skills on the track it will also give you the opportunity to register for the League (see the Welwyn Track League 2014 item on the Home page).
We have arranged for the first novice session...
This years Welwyn Track League gets under way on Friday 25th April with the first youth race starting at 7-10pm. The League provides track racing on the Welwyn Track for Seniors, Juniors and Youth categories
The format for this years meetings will see, as usual, the Senior and Junior riders split into two ability based groups. They will be joined by some experienced high quality Youth under 16 riders.
Each group will each get 4 races per evening consisting of -
10 lap scratch and 35 lap 10 mile event each week plus two races selected from the following –
12 lap Points (Sprint points every other lap), Elimination race, Block Pursuit, Block Handicap, Hare and Hounds.
On specific dates other races may be run such as Kieren, Club based Team Sprint and Madison
Youth riders are split into three groups based on age and ability...
As you may recall Peter Waghorn recieved the MBE in the New Years Honours List for services to cycling and sailing. This is an account of his investiture.
The original date for Peter’s investiture was in December, but this was postponed due to illness (Peter, not Her Majesty), and then rescheduled.