Track League News: Week 17


Just another reminder that the pursuits competition for next week (Week 17, 4th August) is still open for entry until Tuesday 6pm. You can read more about it at the original post here.

Also a reminder that we need about 3x volunteers to run the pursuits.

Remember that if you are NOT racing the pursuits you’ll have a wait anyway, so no reason not to help out if you are a non-pursuit rider.

To offer your services as a timekeeper or holder please add your name to the spreadsheet here.

Also next week…

There is a race meeting on at Brighton Racecourse on Wednesday through Friday. If your route to track takes your past there, especially if you have to come up Wilson Avenue, you might want to go a different way or leave earlier.

Post Season Social

A few of us are planning to head over to the Park View pub for a drink or two after the final night on August 11th. It’s an open invite to anyone in the league who fancies popping along. Go on, you earned it.


We haven’t set a date yet but will be doing so soon. This is the time to get together any thoughts about anything you might want to get put on the agenda. Ideas with support are more likely to be discussed so if you can get a few other league members to put their names to it as well that will help.

We will be planning to do a post-season survey as soon as we can when the season is over so think about any feedback you might want to give for that too.


Tonight: Volunteers and riders required!

Firstly, still two spots to fill on the volunteers grid. As well as regulars away it would seem a lot of people re not attending now that school has broken up and people are probably away, which means grabbing a random person tonight is not feasible. Fill the spots or no racing. Click here to put your name down. Which brings us on to point 2.

We have few riders signed up for tonight so far (if I discount those of you who’ve had an entry carried over for several weeks in a row, presuming you won’t show). It’s quite borderline as to whether its even really viable to run it tonight so if you want to race, get your entry in soon please. Click here to enter.




This Week

Still two marshal posts and an i-pad operator position to fill, at minimum, if we want to race tomorrow.

Don’t just presume someone else will do it, a lot of the usual volunteers are away this week, and the remaining two weeks as well so we need some additional hands to step up. Click here to put your name down.

Next Week

Still an empty volunteer sheet for the pursuits. Click here to put your name down.

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Pursuits Competition

Week 17 (that’s 4th August, not the coming Wednesday) will see our annual pursuits competition.


  • Entry will be by pre-sign up only, but it is free.
  • The competition is open to Senior riders and any youth riding in the senior categories only.
  • Eligible youth may use any equipment as is valid for their category according to current BC regulations.
  • It is not open to youth minor or major riders.
  • Entries will close on the TUESDAY before at 6pm.
  • Up to the closing you will be able to change your mind and remove your name from the entry list yourself using RiderHQ.
  • After the closing time you are committed and are not eligible for the non-pursuit races.
  • Click here to enter.


  • Entry limited to 16 riders (4 heats).
  • Once full a “waiting list” of 8 riders will be available on RiderHQ to fill gaps of people who drop out.
  • If there are only 8 riders or less we will not run qualifiers and final placings will be decided on times alone.
  • Championship placings are from 1st down to 9th. 9th place will be fastest non-qualifier.
  • Entrants for the pursuit may NOT race in the non-pursuiter races regardless of qualifying status.

Do please note the “non pursuit” races in the calendar. Even if you are eliminated you cannot ride these races. If you fail to qualify it could be a long wait.


We will also require more volunteers than usual. There is a separate spreadsheet here so please sign up yourself or get someone who can help to sign up.

If we can’t fill the spots we can’t go ahead, as we will not have time to run heats with less than 4 riders. We might be able to run it with the riders themselves filling a couple of roles but this depends on numbers (you would basically need a full 16) and everyone would have to accept that other riders were in fact responsible for recording their time.


Volunteers Again:

We are still short a couple volunteers this week at track league for marshalling. Please add your name to the spreadsheet here.

More importantly, we WILL be short a number of regulars over the coming weeks so please add your name to the future weeks in the spreadsheet too (the tabs at the bottom have all the remaining weeks).

Especially important is the job of judging and i-pad camera operator which will be empty at various points over the final weeks, including next week (week 16). If you can help out and would like some practice, please come and speak to Ben at the finish line before racing starts and he can help get you up to speed.

Remember. No Volunteers = No Racing.


League News

COVID Restriction Easing

And what does it mean for us at Track League?

In short, very little.

  • Our track limits are within the permissible minimum bunch sizes set at their most restrictive anyway.
  • The track and trace QR check-in is still encouraged, so those will still be put on display.
  • There is plenty of room for social distancing to continue. Please respect those who may wish to keep a social distance outside of the racing bunch and vice-versa.
  • Entry will remain online only for the time being, as it saves a considerable amount of work on the day. We may consider bringing it back under different conditions.

Weather is looking good this week. Lets try and make it a final 4 weeks to remember.

League Entry

Sorry about the delay in the entry page being created this week.

Each week we have to move across any no-shows and also make sure that we bill anyone who didn’t pre-enter on the night. This all adds to the admin.

With that in mind, there are quite a few “late entries”, if we want to call them that, each week, and the same faces seem to crop up an awful lot!

Entry for track league is open until 3pm on the day so please enter online, as the additional admin of chasing post-race entry payments all takes time.


Our pursuits champs is up in a week or so’s time. There will be a separate entry form just as we had for the sprint champs. Keep an eye on your inbox.


Track Entries Now Open

Sorry about the delay, but entries for this weeks track league are now open.

Click here.

Circuits Racing

Final Volunteer Call

Still two volunteers short of our bare minimum for marshalling for this evening (we really could use four more).

No marshals = no race.

It’s a very simple job, basically just standing at the back of the track and making sure people don’t try to jump the fence or otherwise get into the track. There’s usually a free hot drink or two from Coops Coffee in it for you as well. From 6 to 9pm (latest) needs to be covered.

If you are racing, consider that marshalling before or after your race means the whole thing can go ahead. No one steps up, no one gets to race. Consider:

  • Racing race 1 = marshal race 2 or 3
  • Racing race 2 = marshal race 1 or 3
  • Racing race 3 = marshal race 1 or 2

If at least two marshalling positions are not filled for the FULL evening by 3pm the evenings racing will be cancelled.

  • To put your name down on the spreadsheet click here.
  • If you cannot access or use the spreadsheets in the link, please email letting us know your name, contact number, times you can cover , and if there is any role that you will particularly not do.

Your co-operation, as always, is appreciated.

Circuits Racing Track League

Volunteer Shout:Track+Circuits

We are looking at almost blank spreadsheets this week for both track this Wednesday and our last circuit race this Friday.

Many usual volunteers are away this week which is why we need people outside of these regulars to step up more often, so that the jobs other than marshalling can be given to more than just one person.

Remember, no volunteers = no racing.

  • To put your name down for track on Wednesday click here. Please note that we now ask for some marshals from 6pm when we lock up the track for the safety of riders during warm up.
  • To put your name down for circuits on Friday click here.
  • If you cannot access or use the spreadsheets in the link, please email letting us know your name, contact number, times you can cover , and if there is any role that you will particularly not do.

Your co-operation, as always, is appreciated.

Racing Track League Uncategorized

Racing Cancelled: Week #13

The results of our poll put each senior category at less than 10 riders, and the youth categories at just three each. This leaves the league in a loss making position (though that is not the only consideration it is an important one). With the volunteer positions being a bit stretched as well we have decided that we shall cancel this week and look forward to the Devil Championships next week.

So either enjoy the match(es), or go enjoy the empty roads for a couple of hours.

See you next week.