A lot of the same questions come up each season from prospective new racers, so we have put together a short FAQ to try and make some of the more confusing aspects in regards to “how it works” a bit clearer and easier to digest.

What do I need to race in a Sunday/Wednesday/Friday/Track/Circuit race?

The table below shows the combinations of licencing and registration required for each of our current races.

We accept full and provisional licences at all our events. If you only hold a provisional licence you will need to pay for a day licence. If the cost is “free” you will still need to fill out the paperwork at the event for a day licence.

See the British Cycling Day Licences page here to see how much your day licence will cost you.

If you are a Fan or Commute level British Cycling member, you will pay the rate in the “Ride members and non-ride members” column.

EventTrack Accreditation RequiredLeague Registration RequiredEvent Day Licence Classification
Wednesday Track LeagueYesYesTrack League Meetings
Friday Vets/Womens Track SeriesYesNoTrack League Meetings
Friday Circuit SeriesNoNoRoad Regional A/B/C+
Sunday Winter Circuit SeriesNoNoRoad Regional A/B/C+

What does it cost?

Wednesday Track League

For a breakdown of costs relating to the Wednesday track league see the fees page.

Friday/Sunday Circuit Races

These races are entered either online at the British Cycling website  or you can pay on the day.  The fees are displayed against the event on the British Cycling Website.

Click here to search the British Cycling Website for SCRL events at Preston Park Velodrome.

Friday Vets/Womens Track Series

Fees for the Friday Vets and Womens racing are the same as for Wednesdays, with the exception that there is no registration fee.

Are disc brakes allowed in the circuit (freewheel bike) races?

Yes.  As per recent BC rule changes disc brake bikes are permitted.