Welcome To Newcastle Track Cycling Association
The New Season Starts on the 7th April Posted 08/03/2017
The Calendar for the 2017 season is now taking shape and has been updated today. The first Freewheelers Grass session starts on the 7th April and the first track session is the novice/taster session is on the 24th April. The first SQT Sprint /Endurance Session is on the 2nd May
Track league satrts on the 4th May with the Youth Omnium meet on the 13th May.
Changes for 2017 to Freewheelers Racing
Please note that any child that would like to race in the Freewheelers league has to be 6 years of gae or over and can ride there own bike and if they have not ridden before they need to come along to the Friday Night Freewheelers Sessions to get accreditated. These sessions take plave every Friday from 6.30pm on the grassed area next to the track and cost £1 ( weather permitting )
Accreditation cards will be given out by coaches Steve Hall, Duncan Mould, Paul Sherratt, Ian Jackson, Jason Bailey, Alison Thomas, Sallie Birchall, Alex Webb and Vikki Ferguson and must be handed in to either nesta Stubbs or Heather Houlton when they sign on for the league.
This is for safety reasons. No accreditation no ride.
Final Track League Results on site Posted 06/05/2016
The results, report and the updated league tables are now on the site for the event held on the 8th September 2016 with all league tables updated to reveal the final classifications for the 2016 season.
Congratulatiosn to all the winners.
Track New Twitter Site Posted 04/02/2015
We now have a twitter site to keep you fully updated on events down at the track. We will be tweeting any changes to sessions throughout the spring and summer along with weather updates so add @nc_trackleague to your phone :) Also spread the word please.
Thanks to Phil Braybrooke for setting this up.
Information on this years sessions Posted 20/03/2014
This years season starts on Tuesday 18th April 2017 with the Novice and beginners session. NOTE BELOW the new format. The track League starts on the 4th May 2017. Details for each days sessions are as follows;
This session is for Under 18's riders and Novice/less experienced riders of any age. The structure of the session is as follows;
please try and arrive just after 6pm to sign on and get a bike if required.
6.30 PROMPT START........ Riders in Group 1 go on to the track. This group are riders who are complete beginners and for under 12's. This group will usually be run by Rhian Putt. Riders need to be at the track in enough time to sign on and get a bike if appropriate so be there in good time to get on the track at the 6.00pm start time. The emphasis of this session is to learn how to ride a track bike and to obtain the basic skills. This is not a hard training session.
6.30pm PROMPT START............ Riders in Group 2 to to the track. This group is for U18's and beginners/improvers . This group will; be coach led by Phil Houlton. Riders to arrive in good time to sign on and get a bike if appropriate. The bike sizing can take time so suggest you turn up around 6.00pm to allow enough time for this to take place so you are ready to go on to the track at 6.30pm. This session is designed to improve riders skills but is not a tough training session. Once riders are deemed to be ready they will be progressed to the Tuesday session. Riders who compete in the Track League in either Group A or B will not be allowed to ride this session and directed to Tuesday.
Cost of session.... U18's £4
Bike Hire for Everyone is £4
Depending on the weather the session will last two hours. You do not have to register to train, just turn up on the night
This session is for more experienced riders of any age. The session starts at 6.30pm with the warm up. After the warm up the groups are split in to Sprint and Endurance. The lead coaches for this night are Steve Cronshaw, Phil Houlton and Chris Pyatt.
Prices for the session are as for Monday.
You do not have to register to train, just turn up on the night
From the 4th May this is track league night. The Freewheelers league starts at 6.10pm. Riders please arrive from 5.45pm to sign on. This league is open to riders who have competed before and riders who attended the Friday sessions to be accredited to attend the league. The minium age for the league is 6 years old.
Freewheelers riders ride their own bike which must be in a good working order. They must wear a helmet and approriate clothing for the session.
Cost of the league is £2 per rider. The riders are split in to 3 leagues with overall prizes at the end of the season being awarded. On the final Thursday of each month there is a Go Ride Race Night with individual prizes for these nights being awarded at the end of that night. The cost of this night is £3.
You do not have to be in a club to race in this league.
The Main league starts at 7.20pm and is for fixed wheel bikes only. Riders must have a British Cycling licence or can pay for a day licence ( this can be expensive though).
You do not have to register or be part of an affiliated club to ride however we do encourge riders to get their clubs to affiliate to the Association ( just £35 a season) or they can affiliate individually for £5. This gives discounts on race entry fee.
Full details of the main league on the Britsih Cycling Website
This is the Freewheelers night and for U16's. Riders to turn up at 6.15pm. The inital sessions will be run on the grassed area outside the tracks gates to get the skills of the riders to the correct standard to ride the track. As stated above new riders under 10 years of age must go through this session before they can ride the league. Lead coach on this day is Steve Hall.
Cost of the session is £2. Riders to bring their own bikes and to wear suitable clothing and a helmet.
There maybe times when sesions will need to be cancelled due to football matches taking place. Please keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter pages for these cancellations.
AND if it is wet there will be no session.
If you have any questions please contact Chris Pyatt on email@example.com .
Thank You to Sponsors Posted 11/10/2012
The Association would like to thank the leagues sponsors this year for all their support. These are Brooks Cycles who sponsors the name of the league and so a specail thank you to Tony Brooks. To Paul Swinnerton of Swinnerton Cycles for his kind sponsorship of the sprint and endurance leagues at the league with spot prizes on the night of each league. Paul is also sponsoring our Tandem and Youth Omnium Meeting in May. Our third sponsor is Lyme RC who sponsor the Freewheelers League.
Without ther kind sponsorship the league would not be as successful as it is.
NO DOGS PLEASE AT TRACK Posted 20/08/2012
Following a request from the Football Club who manage the stadium, please can all riders and spectators please note that the Stadium has a strict no dogs policy. We would that you please observe this request.
Sports Massage Posted 10/05/2012
Sport Massage available from Emma Venables with further information available at www.premiersportsmassage.com. Please quote that you have seen the advert on our website when booking.