Derby Track Session- Report – Photos in Gallery

Witham Wheelers enjoyed a session on the boards at Derby Track on Saturday afternoon. (Track Photos on web site)

Over 20 riders had the chance to experience three 20 minute sets spread over a 2 hour period which was quite testing in the very hot conditions. Split into 2 groups the youngsters were nearly all experienced riders on the boards having had the chance to take part in British Cycling coaching sessions and were able to develop their skills further during the afternoon.

For the more mature riders it was mainly a first taste of riding fixed wheel bikes on the steep inboard banking but they all got stuck in and everyone progressed from hesitantly riding round the bottom of the track, gradually picking up speed and moving up the track and finishing the final session with a full on 3 lap race.

A great time was had by all and thanks go to coaches Tracey McAndrew and Martin Blake for their time in organizing the event and helping the riders make such good progress.


Still some places left on the Club Track session, ideal low cost chance to have a go at riding an indoor track, like many club members have expressed a desire to do in recent years. Contact Tracey now.


Witham Wheelers have booked Derby Velodrome on Saturday 17th June. Track time 2pm – 4pm (You will need to arrive for 1pm to sort equipment). This is open from 9 years old to adult.  Novice track riders, and more experienced riders welcome. Riders must have experience of riding a drop handlebar bike.

Cost will be

£10  for adults

£5 for children

Plus bike hire £12.80

Shoe Hire 5.90 (Look Keo’s)

Please book your space with Tracey McAndrew ASAP, with a £10 deposit per rider.

This is a coached session by Tracy McAndrew ( and Martin Blake both Witham Wheelers members spaces are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.

Hope to see you on the boards.