Sorry about the lack of information, but we have had problems with this website and are in the process of updating it.
Eastlands Velo and Sportcity Velo are youth/junior cycling clubs based at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Our main activity is track cycling, and we also do mountain biking, closed circuit racing and cyclo cross. We run weekly track sessions at the Manchester velodrome (National Cycling Centre) for youth and junior riders from beginner level upwards.
Intermediate – Once riders have learned basic track cycling skills on Mondays, the next step is our Saturday morning session. This runs from 8am to 11am, and riders learn more skills and begin track racing. The fee is £6 (£5 for Manchester residents), bike hire included. Before you come to this session, you must have completed the Monday beginner’s course.
Advanced – Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm. Invitation only for riders progressing from Saturdays.
For information on track sessions for over 15s or for other youth cycling sessions, visit http://nationalcyclingcentre.com.
Congratulations to 2012 Olympic gold medallists Jason Kenny (match sprint and team sprint) and Steven Burke (team pursuit), two of our former members. Jason joined the club in 2000 and Steven arrived in 2002. Both moved on to Sportcity Velo, winning national titles there and then on to the British Cycling talent programme. Jason previously won a team sprint gold at the 2008 Olympics along with a silver in the match sprint while Steven picked up a bronze there in the individual pursuit.
Matt Rotherham – has just come back from the Junior European Track Championships in Portugal. Matt took silver in the Sprint; silver in the Keirin and became European Junior Kilo Champion.
On August 15th, Matt is off to New Zealand for the Junior World Track Championships.
Meanwhile, Tom Rotherham was out in Amsterdam last weekend at an International Sprint Competition. Tom was placed 10th overall and was 1st Under 16.
Very well done to both Matt and Tom and Good Luck to Matt in the ‘Worlds’
- The Manchester Go-Ride Race League is taking place on Saturday 28th July at Tameside circut. Entry is £2.00 and further details are available at www.mgrrl.com . Please see Monica if you want more details.
- There is an ACT Track League meeting on August 6th, but entries close on Monday 23rd, so if you wish to enter, contact Neil Orrell for entry details.
- On August 4th, Eastlands Velo are hosting a Wattbike challenge meeting; we have around 40 EV riders signed up, but there is room for more. See John Daly for details.
- If you have any used printer cartridges, Eastlands Velo now has a collection bin, which will earn the club money, so please bring them in and put them in the green bin under the notice board.
Sessions will resume weekly from the 19th April 6-8pm. The estate management are going to allow us access to more areas so hopefully we will be able to have some smoother surfaces.
Due to a server upgrade. We need to update our web site, which will take several weeks to upload the data