Intermediate – Once riders have learned basic track cycling skills on Mondays, the next step is our Saturday morning session. Saturday and Wednesdays are Club sessions and in order to take part in these you need to join and be a first claim member of either Eastlands or Sportcity Velo. If you are a British Cycling member you will need to get your licence amended to show Eastlands/Sportcity as your first claim club.
The Saturday session runs from 9am to 12am; it aims to develop a rider’s track cycling ability, including the skills and confidence needed to race competitively and safely. Progression through the Saturday sessions leads to full NCC Track Accreditiation, enabling youth riders to take part in track racing leagues, such as the ACT Monday night track league and other activities at the National Cycling Centre.
While the emphasis is on developing track cycling skills, riders must also have an appropriate level of physical fitness. Regular participation in the sessions will help develop this but we advise riders to take part in regular cycling activity away from the track in order to build fitness to start racing. While we do not provide individual coaching our club coaches are always happy to advise riders and parents on appropriate training.
Please note that the maximum gear allowed on our Saturday session is 81″ (6.45m or Youth B).