IMG_7373We have confirmed dates for our off-site velodrome track coaching sessions at Calshot Velodrome in Southampton. These are open to all Slipstreamers Members, with Calshot perfect for absolute beginners to track. Our Coaches are very experienced in teaching novices, who will be taken through the basics at their own pace, and who were are pretty sure by the end of the session will riding around the track quite confidently!

So if you want to get a flavour of what it’s all about, why not give it a go – if you really don’t like it, you never have to do it again; and of course if you do, then that will be that!


Track 2017/ 18 – Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s


Who May Ride at a Calshot Club Track Session?

  • These are only open to all Club Members, regardless of age.
  • If any riders under 6 want to take part in the coaching sessions, do talk to the Admin Team as this rule is generally to do with size (except for Track Champs where U6 are not permitted to race).
  • Occasionally, track sessions may be opened up to members from sister clubs by invitation, volunteers and parents if there are not enough members signed up. This is at discretion of the Club only and usually very last minute. Keep an eye out on Twitter for updates.


What Does a Track Session Cost?

The fees for track have unfortunately increased, however, the Club will continue to subsidise the cost for our Members and the fees – payable online – will remain at £10 per session (plus online booking fee). Non-members from sister clubs, by invitation only, pay £15 per session (plus online booking fee).


How Do I Book?

  • Off-site sessions are available to book online in advance only so we can plan the coaching groups – you may not just simply turn up and ride.
  • See below for those bookings forms ready to take bookings. Full instructions will be on each booking form, including information regarding bike and shoe hire.
  • Please don’t book until you are absolutely sure you can attend.


So What Are the Calshot Track Dates?

  • Sunday 10th September 2017, 9am – 1pm [Event completed – thank you all who attended]
  • Friday 27th October 2017, 3.30pm – 7.30pm [Event completed – thank you all who attended]
  • Saturday 25th November 2017, 2.30pm – 6.30pm (Club Track Championships Event**) [Event completed – thank you all who attended]
  • Saturday 27th January 2018, 2.30pm – 6.30pm [Event completed – thank you all who attended]
  • Saturday 3rd March 2018, 9am – 1pm [Event Cancelled]


**What Do You Mean by Track Champs?

Every year we run a Club Track Championships Event – read here for more on this. If you are new to the Club or haven’t been on a track bike for a while, the Track Coaches will need to see you in action at Calshot twice before you will be allowed to participate at the Track Champs session in November.


Remember, if you would like to attend any of the above off-site sessions you must pre-book online first. Do also always keep an eye on the News Hub for all the latest updates and any changes to the schedule.