After a good first session back at the Tameside Circuit on Easter monday we can now confirm that we will be restarting our Velodrome Sessions for Advanced riders on Wednesday 14th April and for our New Riders and Intermediate riders on Saturday 17th April. If you had outstanding bookings for cancelled sessions in January these have been transferred to April and you will have received an email confirming the new dates. If these dates are not convenient for you please let us know and we will try to sort out alternatives.
Please note that there will be NO SESSION on Saturday 24th April and Saturday 22 May as GB Cycling Team need the velodrome for their Olympic preparations.
The online booking system is now available to book all sessions as it was prior to lockdown.
If you are coming back to track sessions please remember that we need to continue to operate within Government a BC Covid guidelines. In particular please remember:-
- Social distancing rules still apply when not actually on the track. You need to wear a face covering when moving around the velodrome and when seated within the rider area between track efforts.
- Spectating is not currently permitted – if parents need to stay on site for safety reasons please stay in the marked area in the stands and keep you distance from other parents. Fice coverings need to be worn in the stands and only one parent per rider is permitted.
- As previously riders need to be fully self sufficient and not rely on parents or other riders to borrow equipment. Please ensure that you have all you need including food and drinks in your track bag. Changing facilities will not be available at our sessions so please arrive ready to ride and have joggers/sweatshirts etc for putting on over skinsuits for travelling.
- Please check your bike before you come to the track especially if it has not been used during lockdown. Tyres not damaged and pumped up. Chain and pedals moving freely, saddle height might need to be adjusted especially as you may have grown taller during the last three months.Coaches will be available to advise if you have a mechanical issue.
If you have any concerns regarding our return to the track please get in touch.
Tameside Circuit and Zoom
Tameside circuit sessions will continue through the year on a fortnightly basis starting on Sunday 11th April then Sunday 25th April. Zoom sessions will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays until our full face to face programme is fully established. 7:00pm -7:30pm for a short sharp effort on rollers or turbo. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89828948696?pwd=ZWNrb2tXT01EaXNGMjc2UnUxQ3B2UT09
Training and Racing opportunities
As Covid restrictions start to relax there are lots of opportunities to get involved with racing and training alongside our club sessions. Please remember that, whilst there are lots of things on offer you need to plan your training and racing so you are not doing too much. Please speak to one of the coaches (contact by email link below) if you want to discuss your plans and what you should be doing. Some activities we are aware of include:
Track Development Centres – these run on Tuesday nights 7:40-10:00 for Youth A & B riders. Currently there will be two groups of 15 riders one focussing on Sprint and one on Endurance. Please read the information on the BC Booking page to make sure that these events are suitable for you before booking. First session on 13 April https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/238639/British-Cycling-Pathway-Development-Centre-Track—Manchester-1
Return to Racing Tameside Circuit – BC run sessions on Tuesday evenings 7:00pm-9:00pm. Next session is Tuesday 13 April https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/239265/British-Cycling-North-West–Return-To-Racing-2
Easter Holiday MTB Camps Three dates Friday 9th, Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th April based around the Clayton Vale MTB trails and run by BC Go-Ride coaches. Bookings via BC Events
Youth Omnium Series – Entries for the omniums are now coming up for bookings. Full details of the schedule is available at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/track/article/20150611-track-static-content-Track-youth-omnium-series-homepage-0
Two events (Newcastle and Scunthorpe) have not yet opened for bookings but should do soon. Please remember that you can only participate in one event per weekend and your best two results count towards selection for the Omnium Finals at the Olympic Velodrome in July.
Cyclo-Cross The final event in the NW Cyclo-Cross league will be on 24th April in Skipton. Entries still open at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/237742/NWCCA-Living-with-Hope-series—Round-5
North West Youth League See club Facebook members page for more details of these 7 circuit races across the North West. Entities are not yet open but the details will be shared via Facebook.
As always, if you have any questions please drop an email on the links below.
Club email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coacheing email: email@example.com
Bookings email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members Facebook Page: Eastlands & Sportcity Velo Members
Public Facebook Page:www.facebook.com/eastlandsvelo