Kell's Track Journey

Kelly-Jayne at HSBC National Omnium 2017

Blogger Kelly-Jayne of Kell, Bell, and Bikes has started her journey to track accreditation, and we'll be following her all the way.

An outdoor cycling enthusiast, she got her first taste for the track at February's Omnium championship, and we hope you'll follow her journey too.

Read her blog below and follow us on our In Derby Instagram.

Kelly-Jayne's Journey

KELL, BELL, AND BIKES - TRACK?

So, my track journey has officially begun. Ive had my tour of the velodrome, got an idea of the accreditations I’ll be going through and attended my first ever Track event, the National omnium championships, learnt what omnium meant and what an experience it was. Accreditations, as I understand are a pathway through to being able to ride the track.

KELL, BELL, AND BIKES - ACCREDITATION #1

It happened! I signed up for accreditation 1, which is also advertised as an ‘introduction into track’ and a ‘taster session’ – that sounds less serious right? So I told myself I was going for a ‘taster session’.

KELL, BELL, AND BIKES - ACCREDITATION #2

After stage 1 success I was ready and raring to go into Stage 2 (kind of). I’m not going to lie, the nerves were still very present but reminding myself that once I was on the track they do disappear was helpful! In between waiting for stage 2, and to get in some more track time I went along to a women’s novice session.

KELL, BELL, AND BIKES - ACCREDITATION #3