Circuits Racing Volunteers


We are still two volunteers for EACH race short for tomorrow. Midday Friday will be the absolute deadline to fill these roles or the racing cannot go ahead. Sign up below.

We will endeavour to keep social media updated by midday as to the situation.

Circuits Track League Volunteers

Track And Circuits

Week 16 of track this Wednesday as well as the last in the Summer Series on Friday.

As ever we need volunteers to help run the events.

To volunteer at track on Wednesday click here.

To marshal at the circuits on Friday click here.

To come and help with the judging and other roles at Fridays event click here.

Track entry closes at normal time of 3pm Wednesday and circuits closes at 7pm Wednesday.

Enter either event on RiderHQ by clicking here.

Circuits Racing Volunteers

Summer Circuits #4

Entries are looking very thin right now and we are lacking not just marshals but also people for sign-on and judging.

Events have a minimum financial feasibility and if we don’t think we can cover costs we simply won’t run it. If everybody waited until the last minute to enter, there would (will?) never be any events.

On top of that, the same volunteers cannot dedicate time to this every single race, and none of the usual people are available for judging or sign-on. It is generally preferable for people to do these roles for the whole race evening, but we have made three slots available for each role (1 per race) to enable this if needs be. Ideally you would have a bit of racing knowledge to be familiar with categories and licences, lapping and placing etc. but it isn’t necessary as full training will be given.

Entries close at 7pm Wednesday and we will take a view then as to whether it is worth running or not.

To sign up for a judging or sign-on role click here.

To sign up for marshalling a race click here.

To enter the race click here.

Circuits Racing Volunteers

Urgent: Comm Required

Due to unforeseen and unpreventable circumstances the commissaire assigned for this weeks Summer Circuits #3 on Friday can no longer attend.

If you, or anyone you that know is a qualified circuit commissaire that can cover the event, please contact us at or the South East Commissaire Co-Ordinator directly.

Thank You

Circuits Track League Volunteers

If we love racing, we have to give back

As you have probably noticed, there is a bit of an issue in the South East region with levels of volunteers available to fulfil all the roles needed to put on a race. This affects not just SCRL events but all events in the South East as a whole.

We lost last weeks racing as there are few commissaires available in the south east right now. Events #3, #5 and #6 also currently have no comm assigned as no-one is available. We also got three new event organisers on board that have been covering SCRL events this year but even that is not very many when you consider how many events we put on.

When these roles are met by only a few individuals, they end up doing the work time and time again, which means that in a very short space of time they reach their limit and we are back where we started.

So this post will cover a few of the roles that we think any racer should consider, in order to help racing in the South East survive. None of these require you to “give up racing”, on a permanent basis. If we had almost every racer able to fill these roles, everyone would have to sacrifice racing just one or maybe two events a year, and we could have a full calendar. We know it seems difficult fitting it in around other commitments, but this is exactly the same thing that current volunteers have to do.

Many of these roles come with membership benefits, such as free membership to Bronze level, or a discount of such on a higher level membership.


The officials appointed by British Cycling to officiate fair and safe racing. New requirements mean that almost all events require TWO commissaires to be in attendance so the need for qualified officials is higher than ever.

Our interest would be in more circuit or track commissaires (there are also others such as road, cx, mtb etc.) and trainees could potentially be able to complete at least a certain amount of those at Preston Park (if there are events to attend).

Read about this role and see training course availability here.

Event Organisers

Exactly what it says on the tin! Event organisers liase with the South East events co-ordinator before the beginning of each season to sort out the calendar for the coming year. They are also responsible for listing the event on the BC website and arranging all the requirements for the event itself.

Event organisers can also delegate this role for an event to other organisers through the BC online system so that they do not have to attend every event they list.

Anyone who chooses to be an organiser for SCRL events can do so in the knowledge that all the equipment needed is available and that there are experienced organisers in the league to help get you started and “hand hold” if needs be.

To get the organiser dashboard enabled on your BC account you must undergo a short training course, which can often be delivered online.

Read more about being an event organiser here.


Coaches are able to deliver both general and specialised cycle training and coaching depending on the level of qualification.

The biggest contribution to SCRL would be more people able to lead track accreditation courses so that we could offer these more often. More frequent accreditation courses means more riders and a more successful and vibrant track league!

You can read more about becoming a British Cycling qualified coach here.

SCRL would be willing to consider subsidising or paying for an SCRL regular to undertake coaching courses. If you are interested please email

Track League

New Accreditation Date Announced

We have secured Friday June 16th as an available accreditation date.

With the long sunlight that day we are going to try and run it as a “one and done” session (i.e. all accreditation done in one session).

To get more information and sign up see our accreditation calendar page here.

Circuits News Racing

Summer Circuits #1/#2

Firstly, once again our biggest apologies for the late cancellation yesterday.

There was a mistake in the allocation of our commissaire who had been double booked (a booking wasn’t removed after he had to attend a national level event) and this didn’t become apparent until late in the day, when it was too late to try and obtain a replacement. This got compounded by an IT issue on the day with the officials system and difficulty communicating with the affected parties as they were also in attendance at same national level event. People are human and mistakes happen, and this did become a bit of a rare “perfect storm” scenario.

We do have confirmation of our officials for event #2 on 9th June. All entries from this week have been moved to event #2. Entrants can self refund via Rider HQ if they wish, or you can email us ( to do it for you if needs be (you may have to wait a couple of days). If you haven’t entered already you can enter here. We do of course need volunteers, just as we do every week, and you can sign up for that here.

This does once again highlight the crisis point that the volunteering roles in our sport are starting to get to.

Practically every race day role that exists at a regional level is fulfilled by volunteers, and we would urge anyone who has an interest in keeping the sport running to examine the roles available on the British cycling page here and get trained for a role that can help out.

Once again our sincerest apologies, but we hope you understand that the situation was beyond our control.

Circuits Racing Uncategorized Volunteers

Summer Series Now Open!

Just a short note to let you know the first of our Summer Series events are now open for entry. Enter the first (May 26th) by clicking here.

Events won’t run without people to run them and marshal. Sign up on our volunteer page here.

Circuits Racing Volunteers

Summer Series nearly open!

The events are registered with BC (pending sign-off) and event entry will be open as soon as they are. We kick off on Friday May 26th.

The races cover a mix of 2/3/4 categories each week including women only races and all races open to juniors. All races are Regional C+/points band 5.

There are six races in the series, occurring every other Friday. You can view the full calendar here and you can enter here.

We need to fill all the volunteer roles each week, otherwise : no racing.

All volunteer sign-up links can be found on this page here.

Primary roles need to be for the whole evening. Marshal positions are per race. Marshalling sign up will be available each week but all primary role sign up sheets are available now as we need to see these filling up, or we have to cancel the event.

Circuits Racing Volunteers

Summer Circuits

First Summer Circuit should be May 26th, but as per last year if we can’t find people who are willing to be on the day organisers they won’t go ahead.

If you want to put your name down to be an organiser on the day, you must have completed BC organiser training and have the organiser dashboard enabled on your account.

You can sign up directly here or contact us on