Track cycling is held on tracks called velodromes which can be indoor or outdoor and are usually 250-500 metres in circumference.

Events vary from sprint races to endurance events such as points races, scratch races and madison.  Track bikes are fixed gear bikes without brakes some with disc wheels.

We race and train at the New Town Oval Track which is 440 m in length recently upgraded and was the venue for some of the National Championships in the 70s

Track training is held from 19 October 2020 through to 11th January 2021 on Monday nights.

 

 

 

 

What to expect

Many of our riders use this training to prepare for the Christmas Carnival Series however new riders to track are very welcome with more experienced riders providing guidance on getting used to track.

With a wide range of events track racing can suit sprinters and endurance riders alike.

Club training (for seniors and juniors) will commence from 6 pm to approx. 7:30

All riders get a minimum of three races including a scratch and a mix of handicap, points, elimination, pursuit or sprints.

We cannot ride in the the rain. A post will be made on our Facebook page if training will be cancelled due to bad weather.

 

Junior gear restrictions

Gear restrictions apply to all junior cyclists in events conducted under Cycling Australia/AusCycling regulations on the road and track.

The restrictions referred to is the distance one revolution of the crank arm will propel the bicycle, this is known as the ‘roll out’.

More info here on junior gearing and roll out here:

http://www.cycling.org.au/Get-Involved/Participation/Junior-Racing

 

Schedule

 

Warm up for Seniors and Juniors from 6 pm

Racing will commence at 6:15 pm through til 7:30 pm.

Cost

$10 per rider (seniors)

$5 per rider (juniors – Under 19s and below)

Riders must enter online at:

https://entryboss.cc/calendar/hwdd

Questions?

Contact our Track Coordinator:

Wayne Freeman

0407 281 408

track@hobartwheelers.com.au

Track Bike hire

The Club has a small number of bikes available to hire to try track cycling.

These range from 48cm up to 58cm

Please let us know in advance if you want to hire a bike and bring pedals and shoes.

Getting There

Parking available at the venue.  For rider safety please park back from the track fence.

Results

Racing for training, so no formal results will be posted.