Womens Racing

Womens Racing

After a successful year in 2018, we are delighted to announce our Womens 2019 programme!

What’s new?

  • Last year, our Friday Track (track bikes) and Circuit (road bikes) events were run as a series with awards and prizes at the end of the season, this year we are extending this to our Womens Sunday morning events. See below for details
  • This years’ focus is on riders new/er to racing; those who want give racing a go for the first time as well as those wanting to develop and hone their racing skills. We’ve done this by limiting the Category of riders to Cat 3 & 4. For further information on categories, head over to the British Cycling website here
  • We are condensing our Friday womens Track races to three sessions and improving the accessibility for more women to race in our Wednesday evenings Track League. Details of latter will be announced soon

Sunday Morning Circuit races (road bikes)

  • Racing starts 09:00 & don’t forget you will need to get there earlier to sign on and warm up
  • Races will be approx. 40 mins plus 5 laps and will run concurrently with Youths A/B
  • Booking in advance is cheaper, easier and will encourage more women to sign up
  • Pay on the day is also an option but ensure you arrive early to avoid queues
  • These events will be run as a series and there will be awards for places 1st, 2nd & 3rd and prizes for 1st to 6th. You need to attend a minimum of 4 weeks to be eligible and attend the SCRL awards evening which is usually in November
  • Please like’ and check the SCRL Facebook / Twitter pages on the day of the event in case of cancellation due to poor weather
  • If you don’t have a Full Race Licence, you can purchase a day licence on the day, head over to the British Cycling website here for details  (our Circuit events are Regional C+)
  • For event details and booking go to British Cycling events calendar here

The SUNDAY Circuits (road bikes) 2019 dates are:
24thFeb
3rdMar
10thMar
17thMar
24th Mar
31stMar

Friday Evening Circuit races (road bikes)

  • For event details and on-line entry go to British Cycling events calendar here
  • Booking in advance is cheaper, easier and will encourage more women to sign up
  • Pay on the day (space permitting) is also an option but ensure you arrive early to avoid queues
  • These events will be run as a series and there will be awards for places 1st, 2nd & 3rd and prizes for 1st to 6th. You need to attend a minimum of 4 weeks to be eligible and attend the SCRL awards evening which is usually in November
  • Please ‘like’ and check the SCRL Facebook / Twitter pages on the day of the event in case of cancellation due to poor weather
  • If you don’t have a Full Race Licence, you can purchase a day licence on the day, head over to the British Cycling website here for details  (our Circuit events are Regional C+)

The FRIDAY Circuit (road bikes) 2019 dates are:
17thMay
31stMay
14thJun
28thJun
12thJul
26thJul

Friday Evening Track races (track bikes)

There will be a variety of fun, thrilling and exciting races!!

  • Sign on is from 18:15, racing starts 18:45
  • If you want to hire a bike click here for details, it is advisable to arrive before 18:15
  • Accreditation is required, see below for details
  • The events will be run as a series. There will be awards for places 1st, 2nd & 3rd and prizes for 1st to 6th. You need to attend ALL 3 weeks to be eligible and attend the SCRL awards evening which is usually in November
  • Track races / details are on the BC events calendar and are pay on the day i.e. they are not pre-bookable
  • Please ‘like’ and check the SCRL Facebook / Twitter pages on the day of the event in case of cancellation due to poor weather

The FRIDAY Track (track bikes) 2019 dates are:
26thApril
10thMay
24thMay

Track Bike Accreditation at Preston Park

  • You need to be accredited for the Track races (track bikes), For full details on accreditation requirements click here
  • Accreditation sessions are for YOU if you’ve never been on a track bike before!
  • Attending at least 2 sessions will normally be needed
  • Those already accredited and want to practice; these sessions are for YOU as well!

The track (track bikes) Accreditation 2019 dates are:
5thApril
12thApril
3rdMay

New to Womens Racing?

Read a blog from a rider who was new to racing and a regular at Preston Park in 2018

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us.  No question is too big or small, so ask away, your question will be answered by one of our friendly committee members!