(Photography by Sam Holden)
The 2018-2019 Winter Track League will run from the beginning of October 2018 to the end of March 2019 (excluding dates affected by Six Day London and Track World Cup events). A full calendar is included on our Information for Riders page for you to download and print, along with other essential documents including our Code of Conduct and Riders' Manual.
Registration is now OPEN and will be available up to 31st December 2018. Applications AFTER the closing date will not be accepted. There is a ONE-OFF PAYMENT for League Membership, which is compulsory for all riders wishing to take part in the endurance events.
Race entries are managed separately via the British Cycling on-line entry system and will go live approximately one month in advance. If spaces are still available, they will remain open until the SUNDAY NIGHT before the event.
Track League events are PRE-ENTRY ONLY.
Thursday = B, C and Women Only/Sprinters on alternating weeks
Races for Women Only will now take place on THURSDAY evenings at intervals of approximately one month apart (with a total of 6 over the course of the series). However, Women are now able to participate in the B and C track league groups too, if they wish. Points won in either the B or C groups will be added to your overall League total at the end of the series.
2018-2019 will include 6 Sprint evenings spaced approximately one month apart, including the series finale. These will be held on Thursday evenings and replace the old Special Events format. The Sprinters League will be OPEN and therefore riders taking part in these events only DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER.
We are planning to hold two Warm Up events prior to the start of the Track League. These will be on 12th September (8pm - 10pm) and 19th September (7pm - 9pm). More details will be released soon. They will be categorised as Regional C+ so are eligible for National Ranking points.
For all open and league events, a fully completed UK Indoor Track Accreditation (for Newport, Glasgow, Derby, Manchester or Lee Valley) is required and this should be listed on your racing licence. Riders competing in national squad or professional trade teams may be accepted by exception. Previous track racing experience is essential.
The use of Hire Bikes (or unauthorised use of ANY equipment belonging to the venue) is NOT PERMITTED in our Road or Track events.
Silver or Gold British Cycling Membership is required and riders must have a FULL RACING LICENCE, valid for the current year. We do not accept Provisional or Day Licences. Racing licences need to include your signature and emergency contact details on the back. Photo ID is also required.
Licences expire on 31st December 2018 and do not renew automatically. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a current licence.
In addition to successfully completing a full, UK Indoor Track Accreditation, anyone intending to participate in the Track League for the first time will need to develop their experience/skills sufficiently for racing PRIOR TO REGISTERING. Bridging the gap between accreditation and racing is essential for racing confidently and safely.
Lee Valley offers a number of skills training sessions and we recommend attending as many of these as possible.
New riders are encouraged to come and spectate and/or volunteer to help if they want to get a clearer idea of what is involved.
Full track bike and clothing specifications (including guidelines for use of on-board computers) are available on our Information for Riders page.
Further information on Track Cycling can be found on the Track Cycling page of the British Cycling website.
Before entering any races please ensure that you have read and understood ALL of the event information.
All venue Terms & Conditions (including car parking) must be adhered to at all times.
Our events are run under British Cycling Technical Regulations and overseen by a team of British Cycling commissaires.
Riders compete at their own risk. These are competitive events ridden at high speed and are not suitable for beginners. We expect our riders to have some previous experience in the relevant discipline prior to entering – either from other races or through race-specific skills training sessions.
All equipment – including clothing – must be fully compliant and riders are solely responsible for the condition and set-up of their bikes and all associated items. Use of hire bikes is NOT permitted.
Use of on-board video or photographic recording equipment of any kind is prohibited during competitive events. There are no exceptions to this.
Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Park, London E20 3AB.
Tel: 0845 677 0600
For details of football matches taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium (which may affect your journey) please visit the West Ham United website West Ham Fixtures.