Track League 2021

The Welwyn Track League returns for 2021. Meetings will be held on Fridays throughout the 2021 season on the (not so long ago) resurfaced track at Gosling Sports Park. The first league meeting will be on Friday May 21st 2021.

Two Open meetings are planned this year, on Friday Friday 2nd July, and Friday 10th September. These will be Regional C+ races, and be offering BC licence points, yet still only £10 for seniors/juniors and £5 for youths. Entries will be via the British Cycling website for these open meetings.

For Youth riders, there will be two groups based on age and experience, and we envisage most Youth A riders, riding in the Senior groups.

After the lost year of 2020 for nearly everyone, it is vital for safety reasons that all riders participating attend at least one of the refresher training sessions planned during April/May – this applies to riders of all experience levels. There are several to choose from on the Whats On page.

The track league registration fee is unchanged from recent years, i.e. £10 for seniors/juniors and £5 for youth riders. Please complete the registration form here.

Entry for league events this year will be via the online booking system and will be available to enter until 3pm on the day of the event (no pre-entry by this time, no ride – no exceptions!) All riders must enter in advance as this greatly helps the organisers in both planning the schedule for each event and notifying riders if an event is to be cancelled due to bad weather. Cancellations prior to the event will receive a full refund. Bookings made by a registered account can be managed from the My Account page.

Entry fees are also unchanged at £10 per week for seniors/juniors/youths in senior events and £5 for youth events.

A reminder that Gosling Sports Park has parking fees; the first three hours are free, but thereafter a fee of £2 per additional hour applies, where vehicle details must be registered on departure with payment. Failure to register and pay will result in a fine. For those using the car park up to three hours, no registration is necessary.

Over the years there has been some great and highly competitive racing at Welwyn Track League, and we are hoping for good numbers again this year. We aim to promote a varied programme with special events such as keirin and possibly a Madison night subject to demand. It goes without saying that the success of the league depends on good attendances from the riders, so do your best to spread the word about Welwyn Track League.

Summary of Dates

Friday 21st May to Friday 3rd September: Friday league meetings (unless otherwise stated). Click here to enter.
Friday 16th July: Open Meeting (moved from July 2nd). Click here to enter (via BC website).
Friday 10th September: Open Meeting. Click here to enter (via BC website)

The Race Organiser is Doug Driscoll douglas_driscoll@hotmail.com

Track League Accreditation

Returning Riders

If you have raced at Welwyn Track League within the last 3 years then you will receive automatic accreditation to ride at this event. Please include details of previous years’ experience on your registration form.

New Riders
If you are new to Track League, or are returning after a hiatus, then you will need accreditation to race at this event.
Automatic accreditation will be given out to riders that have raced at recognised track events at approved indoor/outdoor velodromes within the last 3 years. Please give details of any such events in your registration form.

If you do not have the necessary racing experience to receive automatic accreditation, then you can gain accreditation at one of our Open Track Training sessions (see below).

Open Track Training

Open Track Training takes place at Gosling each Monday throughout the summer. Sessions are between 19:00 and 21:00 and are priced at £7 per session.

If you want to ride in Track League but do not have the necessary experience to gain automatic accreditation, you can attend one of these sessions to be assessed and accredited by the coaches. Riders wishing to be assessed to race The Welwyn Track League should make themselves known at sign on. Riders will be issued with a bib by the sign on team for identification purposes during the Race Training Session. If successful, riders will be able to register for Track League although will still be under initial probation at the discretion of the TL Promoter and Commissars.

These are coached training sessions, but are intended for riders that already have some track experience. If you are new to track cycling and are interested in novice training sessions, please see the What’s On page or contact trackleague@welwynwheelers.org.uk for further information.

Safeguarding Lead

Club Welfare Officer: Juliet Barker
welfare1@welwynwheelers.org.uk