We are going to Lee Valley velodrome in April. We have a page on our website devoted to this though most of the details can be read below.
Preston Park YCC and SCRL has secured a track booking at the London Olympic Velodrome, now named Lee Valley Cycle VeloPark velodrome. The date is Saturday 12th April from 09.00 to 12.00. We anticipate a high demand for a limited number of places and so have designated a system for riders to sign up. There will be two groups, one PPYCC youth and one senior which will alternate over the three hour session. As part of the session we believe riders will be able to complete part of the London accreditation process, although this is not fully defined yet. Accreditation will allow riders to take part in the structured training sessions delivered by the velodrome and also league racing sessions which start as early as April we believe. You do not need to be accredited to join in club sessions such as ours.
Senior riders who took regular part in SCRL organised events throughout the 2013 season, Wednesday race league and Friday night training, will be eligible to sign up in the first release of bookings. After two weeks, if any places remain, we will open up places further afield. It is recommended that male Youth A riders opt for the senior training session.
Youth riders will be restricted to PPYCC riders and other SCRL invited riders. To be eligible you must be in Youth C and older, though we welcome enquiries from competent riders who raced regularly at the regional omniums who are in Youth D. For all youth riders who are unsure about their eligibility please check with Anthony@ppycc.org.uk before booking.
There will be a maximum of 30 senior riders, as this is the track limit, and if we meet this number we will run two groups on the track simultaneously with the option of combining, if skill levels allow, to practice some race scenarios. Youth riders will be restricted to 24 riders. We will be using two coaches simultaneously to govern these numbers.
The fee for the session is £25 for Seniors and £20 for youth and you can make your payment by Paypal on the PPYCC website using the Lee Valley Velodrome Training link. The first release of bookings will be open until Friday 28th February. From 1st March bookings will be open to any competent riders, but there will be no provision for beginners or riders who are not familiar with a banked track.
Queries about this session should be directed to Anthony Rogers via his email address of Anthony@ppycc.org.uk