Womens Racing

Following our inaugural year of womens racing at Preston Park in 2017, we are delighted to announce our news, developments & programme for the SCRL womens racing in 2018!

What’s new?

  • Friday evening events will be run as a series: there will be awards and prizes at the end of the season – see the Friday sections below for details!
  • Disc brakes WILL be allowed in the circuit races (road bikes) at Preston Park from 2018
  • Sunday morning circuit races have been added to the calendar with Womens races running concurrently with the Youth A/B races

Sunday Morning Circuit races (road bikes)

Starting Sunday 4th March, the races will be approx. 40 mins plus 5 laps and will run concurrently with Youths A/B.
Womens racing starts at 09:00, you will need to be there around 08:15 to register and warm up.
Booking in advance is cheaper, easier and will encourage more women to sign up as well. Pay on the day is also an option but ensure you arrive early to avoid the queues

  • The remaining dates are:
    18th March
    25th March
    8th April
  • For licence requirements click here
  • For event details and booking go to British Cycling events calendar here

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
  • This event 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 a minimum of 4 weeks to be eligible and attend the SCRL awards evening which is usually in November
  • Check your progress and placing each week on the website
  • 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 page on the day of the event in case of cancellation due to poor weather

The dates are:

  • 27th April
  • 11th May
  • 25th May
  • 8th June
  • 22nd June
  • 6th July

Friday Evening Circuit races (road bikes)

The adrenaline filled, breath-taking racing will be approximately 40 mins plus 5 laps

  • Racing starts 18:00 & don’t forget you will need to get there earlier to sign on and warm up.
  • For license requirements click here
  • For event details and booking go to British Cycling events calendar click here.
    Booking in advance is cheaper, easier and will encourage more women to sign up as well. Pay on the day is also an option but ensure you arrive early to avoid the queues
  • This event 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
  • Check your progress and placing each week on the website
  • Please ‘like’ and check the SCRL Facebook page on the day of the event in case of cancellation due to poor weather

The dates are:

  • 18th May
  • 1st June
  • 15th June
  • 29th June
  • 13th July
  • 27th July

Track Bike Accreditation at Preston Park

  • You need to be accredited for the Track races (track bikes)
  • Accreditation sessions are for YOU if you’ve never been on a track bike before!
    For details on accreditation click here

Attending at least 2 sessions will normally be needed. The dates are:

  • 6th April
  • 13th April
  • 20th April

Those already accredited and want to practice; these sessions are for YOU as well!

Can’t remember if you are accredited? Those already accredited are going to receive a confirmation email – cool eh! Alternatively, you can contact us with your name and DOB & someone will check for you!

New to Womens Racing?

Read a blog from a new racer who has become 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!