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23/02/205 East Mids Track Team

East Midlands Track Cycling team selection criteria.  

Inter-Regional Track Championships 2015

Manchester Velodrome

3rd 4th 5th and 6th  September 

4 male and 4 female Riders Youth A and Youth B eligibility.

[There will be a nominated reserve rider]

Selection Criteria; 

Any Riders interested will be expected to compete at the below events, and submit an expression of interest  and CV as soon as possible and to keep the team staff updated with details of selection race results and attendance at track league to the manager Graeme Waters [] 

There will be a list of squad riders who will be notified by e-mail, the final selection will be made after analysing the results, from the events forming part of the selection criteria. 

Each rider participating at the selection races will be expected to feed back their results to the manager, the top three riders plus one wildcard will form the final selection. 

In addition;

The selection of riders will also be based on the following points for all the events although this list is not exhaustive;

1 Attendance at selection races and results.  

2 Physical, technical and tactical capability.

3 Headroom for improvement in general and within the specific discipline.

4 Coachability.  

5 The ability to work within a team environment, being self-sufficient and able to support others within that team environment. 

6 To agree with and sign the riders code of conduct. 

7. Availability for the event.

8. Roller 10 mile time trial times.

9. 10 second rev out.

10. Standing start 50 metre sprint.

11. Results in selection events (to be in contention for a place on the team, rider must ride the selection events).

12. Professional on and off the bike.

13. Do they look like bike riders.

14. Take care of yourselves- fuelling, keeping warm, recovery between events etc.

15. Desire/ passion.

16. Commitment to training. 

17. Attendance and participation at the National Junior Track Championships.


The successful riders will be notified after ratification by the East Midlands Youth Development working Group and the Regional Board at the earliest opportunity after the conclusion of the selection events and submission of any expression of interest forms.


Midland Omnium rounds

26th April                    Derby Youth Omnium                                 Derby Arena

16th May                     Wolverhampton Youth Omnium               Wolverhampton

17th May                     Newcastle Youth Omnium            Newcastle Under Lyme

Attendance and commitment to a local track league, minimum attendance to two track league events at either Scunthorpe, Forest Town, or Newcastle Upon Tyne.

[This has been decided to allow parents to attend local leagues to save travelling costs].

Commitment to attending and competing at the Youth and Junior National Track Championship at Manchester on 3rd and 7th August

18/07/2014 League Table

Ladies Gents and Bike Racers, the league tables are now upto date. Sorry its taken a while but blame the Boy...

There are still the one pointers to add for the 2nd of June and 7th July, these will be updated as soon as I get the signing on sheets from H.


16/09/2013 Forest Town Season Coming to an End

Points tables are upto date, were are missing the 1 pointers from the month of July but everything else is there. A reminder to everyone to check there club and category details so we can award the trophy's to right groups on the 4th October.


23/06/2013 Forest Town History

Some cracking info on Forest Town from years gone by here on Our Mansfield.


18/06/2013 20th July East Mids Youth Track Champs 

The East Midlands Youth Track Champs will be held at Forest Town this year.

The Championship will be based on a Omnium Format.

Entry online through BC, is now open. More Details will be available shortyly.

Contact Graeme for more details email


18/06/2013 Important Information

For next weeks track league there will be pre-printed signing on sheets, please ensure you check all details and enter any missing information against youre name ie Full Name / Catergory / Club / BC Licence No.




17th June Grand Re-Opening of Forest Town Track

On Monday 17th June 2013, Forest Town Aces celebrated the completion renovation works at Forest Town Track with a Grand Re-opening.

In March 2013, Nottinghamshire County Council awarded Forest Town Aces a grant from their Game Changer  Fund. The grant paid for new track perimeter fencing, repaint the track markings and repair the track lights.

With a record attendance - 74 riders, the event saw young local rider Amelie Wayte of Matlock CC cut the ribbon with Team GB’s Matt Rotherham. The official opening continued with ceremonial laps of the track by the riding groups, including the track officials.

The evening then turned to the serious stuff of racing with the free wheel group racing a 4-lap handicap won by Taylor Carr of Heanor Clarion CC. The Youth boys were up next, for an 8-lap points race won by Max Williamson of Lincs Squad with 20pts. The women and girls had a closely fought 6-lap handicap race won by Poppy Wildman of Nottingham Clarion CC. The senior and junior men contested an elimination race won by Will Perrett of Heanor Clarion CC. The traditional track racing concluded with an invitation keirin, unsurprisingly won by Team GB’s Matt Rotherham!

Matt Rotherham also made an attempt on the track “Lap record” (27.7 secs) narrowly missing out with a time of 28.07 secs.

Graeme Waters, Jim Crew and Richard Thoday, track officials, then raced a demonstration team sprint on penny-farthing cycles recording a time of 2.10.02.

Next Monday 24th June will see a return to a regular race programme with new riders welcome. The club also offers coaching sessions at the track – please check the website for details:

For more pics from the night please see our official photographer for the night Sally Maier's Album Here on FB



05/06/2013 20-27th June Coaching Session

These sessions are an introduction to the track enviroment, fixed wheel bikes and track etiquette.

Aimed at novices who aim to be racing at the FT Track League or other Leagues.

Due to limited no of loan bikes especially small sized fixed wheel bikes there will have to be restrictions on age or rider or height but 16 riders in total per each session on a first come first served basis (two groups of 8) this will ensure quality coaching and allow riders to have access to a fixed wheel bike in each group.

Riders can bring a free wheel bike, for off track skills sessions.

Contact Graeme for more details email


03/06/2013 10th June Coach Led Racing

Not wanting to steel the thunder of the grand opening we will be holding a coaching evening on the 10th June.

A night of new things to try and freedom to fail, the reset button can be replayed many times.

The FT Track Bikes will be availble to use, if we have good numbers please share across the evening. We will be touching on Team pursuit, TT's (bring Tri Bars if you have them), Devils, Kierins, Points Race, Match Sprint and elements within all of these.

The evening is for Fixed wheel only, never ridden fixed then come along and try.

7pm Prompt Start Finish at 9pm

Cost of £2 per rider.


02/06/2013 Track Refurb

The old fence is down and the new fence is going in, progress is fast (helped by the goodweather) More images on the Gallery



20/05/2013 Track Grand Re-Opening