Accredited Riders

Cycle track

As an accredited rider there are a number of sessions to attend detailed below. If you require any further information please speak to a Derby Arena coach or member of the reception team.

To check the availability of sessions and to book please visit the programme.

Derby Arena Track Programme

Session's explained

Structured quality training (SQT)

These sessions are for more experiences track cyclists or newly accredited riders looking to further improve their race skills and knowledge. These sessions will cover the basics of the sprinting and endurance events and improve rider skills. They are training sessions that will test your fitness and some sessions can prepare you for various types of racing. These sessions will be delivered by a qualified coach and offer a more formal and race centred opportunity. 

Session prices: 1 hour £14*, 90 min £18.10*, 2 hours £21.75* 

To check the availability of sessions and to book please visit the programme.

Derby Arena Track Programme

*We have a great range of discounts available. Find out more on our offers page.

Endurance riders

If you are looking to develop your endurance skills and fitness then any Structured Quality Training (SQT) session is suitable. The sessions include drills and race scenario's to help develop your riding ability and track skills, including knowledge of track races, technical and tactical skills and an element of physical preparation for racing.

Session times are:

Monday 18.00-20.00

Tuesday Vets (over 40's) 14.30-16.30

Thursday Vets (over 40's) 10.00-12.00

Friday 18.00-20.00

Saturday Race SQT 07.00-08.30. (Suitable for those who have or are looking at racing track)

Sunday 19.00-21.00

Sprint riders

If you are a sprinter or fancy learning the art then the Sprint school on alternate Sunday's is a great place to start. The session covers all things track sprint from warm-ups, gearing, flying and rolling efforts and gate starts.

If you are looking to complete your own efforts as a sprinter then we have 5 spaces available on every SQT to allow you the track time in between the endurance blocks.

To check the availability of sessions and to book please visit the programme.

Derby Arena Track Programme

Derny paced SQT 

Derny sessions are great for those looking to improve leg speed, strength and power. The session is suitable for experienced riders and is fast-paced.

Gearing recommendations are 92"+.

For further information on any of the above sessions please speak to a Derby Arena coach.

Drop in sessions

These sessions are for those looking at gaining some track time in an unstructured session. The nature of the session allows riders to complete efforts, try new gears and spend time on the track with coach supervision.

Session times are:

Monday 07.00-08.00 and 08.00-09.00

Thursday 07.00-08.00 and 08.00-09.00

To check the availability of sessions and to book please visit the programme.

Derby Arena Track Programme

Discipline Specific SQT's

For those looking to practice sprint or pursuit efforts, we have a number of sessions to cater for this. The sessions have a lower number of spaces to ensure enough time for efforts. This typically looks like 10 minutes for sprint and 20 for pursuit efforts rotating over a 2-hour session, a typical number of efforts for riders is 4 sets.

Session times:

Wednesday Sprint and Pursuit 14.00-16.00 and 16.00-18.00

Thursday Pursuit 09.00-10.00

To check the availability of sessions and to book please visit the programme.

Derby Arena Track Programme

Youth SQT's

For those riders aged 12-15 who attain accreditation can attend the Youth SQT. This session follows the same format as senior SQT sessions, however, is more suitable for younger riders. The speed and drills completed are appropriate and give an opportunity to learn about other skills such as standing starts, flying and rolling efforts and track craft both on and off the bike.

Session times:

Sunday 16.00-18.00

To check the availability of sessions and to book please visit the programme.

Derby Arena Track Programme