I thought I would share with you my experience today at the track. I was on some Madison training, arranged by the LVRC (for 'veterans' of over 40 - I easily qualify!). In case you aren't sure, Madison is the track discipline where teams of two race together against other teams on track. There can be as many as a dozen teams of two on at the same time. In each team, one of the riders is riding hard and racing, the other
The next two track dates at Derby are open for bookings; in fact the first on 21st Jan at 19:00-21:00 is already half full, with all the places in the Experienced stream already filled.
That leaves an Accreditation stream aimed at those who have Level 1 and are looking for Level 2, and those who are confident in their ability to go straight to level 2 (MUST be experienced in riding in a bunch, very used to cleats and confident). If you want to get involved, contact Steve.
The next session follows quickly afterwards, on Sat 11th Feb, 19:00-21:00. I want this to have 2 Experienced streams, as we now have enough riders at that level interested in riding. One of these streams will build race skills, the other some less competitive (but just as exhausting!) exercises. If you are Level 3 accredited or above and want to come along, again let Steve know.
Blogged by Steve Wickham. I decided that track was the ideal introduction to cycle racing for me. Indoors and traffic free.