Track league rider information

To ensure you have a pleasant experience with us, please familiarise yourself with the rider information below.

Fees

1. League registration fee is £20 (to be paid via the British Cycling Online Entry system at least two weeks prior to the start of the league).
2. Entry fee is £12 per week. Entries close by 11pm on the previous Saturday.
3. Race entry fees are paid via the British Cycling online entry system. British Cycling apply an additional administration fee of £1 per entry, which is non-refundable.

Race categories

All groups are open to junior and older, male and female riders

Group 1 riders – accredited and very experienced track riders that have raced in other indoor or outdoor track leagues and track competitions e.g. national Omnium series,  sprinters’ league etc. Standard - fast. The top 8 riders in the group are guaranteed a place if they enter online. 

Group 2 riders – accredited track riders who have some experience of track racing and or a minimum of 20 hours track time (via SQTs or private or club training sessions). Standard - fairly fast. The top 8 riders in the group are guaranteed a place if they enter online.

Group 3 riders – accredited riders who have some experience of track racing but have completed a minimum of 10 hours track time (via SQTs or private or club training sessions) in the last 12 months. Standard medium to fast. The top 12 riders in the group are guaranteed a place if they enter on line. 

Group 4 riders - accredited riders who have no or limited experience of track racing but have completed a minimum of 10 hours track time in the last 12 months (via SQTs or private or club training sessions). Standard - medium. May suit older or less fit riders. 10 places will be reserved for women if there are sufficient entries. The top 12 riders in the group are guaranteed a place if they enter online.

Riders will be moved up and down between groups 3 and 4 to give two evenly sized groups of similar ability and will depend on who enters.

You will need to choose a preferred group when registering, however, you might be allocated to another group, based on your experience and performance later on.

Conditions of entry

  • Riders must hold a completed UK Indoor Track Accreditation to ride in the league and are required to have written proof of this, on their BC licence or on an official document.
  • In addition, for your own safety, novice riders must have completed a minimum of 10 hours track-time (via SQTs, private or club training sessions) to be considered eligible for racing.
  • Riders must have Gold or Silver BC (race) membership.  Provisional licence-holders are required to purchase a day-licence at sign-on.
  •  Riders must be aged 16 or over.

Please ensure that you have read the code of conduct

Exclusions

1. The organiser requires a minimum of 48 hours’ notice if a rider is unable to participate. This will allow us to offer your place to another registered rider. A maximum of two DNS (without prior notification) will be accepted. A third no-show will result in removal from the league.
2. Derby Arena Track League reserves the right to refuse entry on the grounds of failure to meet the conditions of entry, or breach of the 
code of conduct.

Refunds will not be provided for track league registration or event entry fees.

Sign-on, accreditation and guests 

1. Riders must sign-on each week they compete, collect their numbers and hand in their race licence on arrival. Licences must be collected at the end of the racing, when numbers are returned.
2. Cycle D access is only available to riders and staff. No spectators or helpers will be allowed on the Cycle D.

Number placement

1. Race numbers must be placed just below the shoulder blades and angled with the top edge parallel to the spine, so they can be seen by officials positioned on both sides of the track. Riders will be prevented from joining the start of a race if their numbers have been incorrectly placed.

Spectators

1. Spectator access to the concourse during Track League carries a fee of £1 for adults and £0.50 for children aged 8 - 16 and free for under 8s. The fee is payable to the venue and reception.
2. Spectators are encouraged to come and watch Track League events. Provision can be made for group visits from schools and sports clubs. If you intend to bring a group please 
contact us so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

Race rules

1. General rules are as follows:

  • riders will line-up in the rail on turn 1 and 2
  • only riders listed on the start list and who have signed on will be allowed to start
  • the Chief Commissaries' decision is final, challenges must be submitted in writing within 24 hours of the event to the league organiser.

Points

The results of each evening’s racing will be available to view on Riders’ FaceBook page and the league website as soon as possible after the Tuesday evening.

The league competition will run as follows:

There will be a winner for each group A, B, C and an overall league winner.

Points towards the league competition will be awarded to the first 8 finishers in each race on the following basis. 

 

GROUP 1

GROUP 2

GROUP 3

GROUP 4

1st 32 24 16 8
2nd 28 21 14 7
3rd 24 18 12 6
4th 20 15  10  5
5th 16 12 8 4
6th 12 9 6 3
7th 8 6 4 2
8th 4 3 2 1

In addition, points will be awarded for advertised primes