Track Program 2013-14

Post date: Oct 14, 2013 12:46:11 AM

QUEANBEYAN TRACK PRACTICE SESSION

THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER 6.00 PM

ALL WELCOME - DONT MISS IT !!

The 2013-14 Track Racing season will kick off with a practice session on Thursday 10 October at the Queanbeyan track.

There will be no racing. All interested riders are invited - particularly new riders and track novices. It is a great opportunity to give track a try!

Note:

  • Queanbeyan track is located in the park in Central Queanbeyan (behind the police station);

  • Track & road bikes acceptable;

  • New riders can get practical advice on gearing, bunch riding & track etiquette;

  • Interested riders can try out a track bike;

  • Experienced riders can tune up the machinery & motor;

  • All riders can express their preference for events & races;

  • The practice session will be around 1hr 30 mins;

  • There is no formal structure to the practice. You can do your own thing.

  • We hope all riders will later adjourn to a selected Cafe to discuss the coming track season.

A few basics on track etiquette for the practice session:

  • If you are cruising around the track, ride high (next to the rail);

  • Tempo riders use the centre of the track;

  • Use the inner track if you are circulating fast or sprinting;

  • Hold your line - don't make any sudden changes of speed or position;

  • Be very careful if you are crossing or moving on / off the track;

  • Start from the fence and be aware of riders approaching;

  • Be careful braking on road bikes. Remember the track bike on your arse has no brakes!

Regular track racing will start on Thursday 17 October.