With a bit of organisation running a track event can be a real buzz as you watch it unfold on race day. This is the first of a multi part guide to running a track cycling event.
Organising a Track Event
Organising a Track Event We have written a series of five posts that draw on our experience of organising, developing and operating state, national and UCI level events. They cover all of the major issues that need to be considered when planning and operating your event. We hope that that these articles can be used by…
Using Track Racing to Win on the Road
In recent years, riders like Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Taylor Phinney, Rohan Dennis, and more have traded the velodrome for the open road. These riders have all commented that their track background has been a tremendous asset in their road racing. In this article Hamish Ferguson explains why track cycling makes sense for those riders looking…
Cheetah – The Nelson Vails Story
Nelson Vails’ story is a triumph over almost insurmountable odds. The youngest of 10 children growing up in the Harlem projects, he worked as a New York City bicycle messenger to support his family. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he was thrust onto the world stage where he won the silver medal…
This Makino NJS is a tight, all steel, racing machine. The beauty is in its simplicity. You know that in ten years time, this frame is going to be just as worthy as what it is today.
Still the Greatest
This short documentary is an ode to the thrills and excitement of cycling.
The Golden Mile – an Aussie Wheelrace
One of the unique features of racing in Australia is the “Wheelrace”. A key feature of the country carnivals, this exciting format pits world champions against club racers in what is otherwise an Australian tradition.
Track Cycling Events Explained
Track Cycling Events Explained While this list doesn’t cover every track discipline, it covers the most common events. Broadly speaking, events can be classified into “sprint” and “endurance” events. For the newcomer and experienced punter alike, certain track cycling events can be a complete mystery. The following is a simple description of the races that will attempt to…
Shannon McCurley’s BT Ultra for Rio
Shannon McCurley is Ireland’s first female Olympic track cyclist. Here’s a look at the BT Ultra she will ride at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Azizul Awang’s Look L96
A closer look at the Look L96 that Malaysia’s Azizul Awang rode on his way to a Keirin bronze medal at this year’s London Track Cycling World Championships.