Aged 12 – 18
Want to cycle race in a safe non traffic arena?
Grass track at Roundhay Park Leeds Monday evenings May 16th – Aug 15th (excludes bank hol Mondays).
Otley Cycle club has 8 fixed wheeled bikes that it will hire to riders for the season.
Grass Track racing at Roundhay has been going for well over 100 years. It takes place on a 500 metre oval track, it is open to children aged 4 and above. Riders race in age and ability groups. Usually a rider will get to race 2 – 4 races per night. Many of the races are handicapped to give everyone a chance of a victory.
There is a fantastic atmosphere in this open air event, with a pavilion and seating for spectators http://westridingtrackleague.com/
Otley Cycle Club cyclists have been regularly racing at Roundhay for the past 6 years. We have been well represented in previous years with several age category champions.
For the 12 and over age group to race at Roundhay you will need a specialist fixed wheel bicycle (note age category depends on age on Jan1 2016 if you are 12 on that date you are regarded as over 12. If you are 11 or under you are regarded as Under 12 for the year)
Grass Track OCC bike to hire
The club will hire these bicycles to interested individuals as long as they meet a number of key criteria. These, amongst other things, include;
Be an active 1st claim member of Otley Cycle Club
Can commit to most Monday nights
Are willing to engage in volunteering for club in various capacities (coaching etc)
Are willing to engage in relevant ‘grass track’ training Friday nights in the summer April – May
Hire is £50 for the season with a £50 returnable deposit (refunded at end of season as long as bike return in good working order)