Spring is fast approaching so gear up your training for another year of exciting track racing. Not at the velodrome, not at the hard tracks but on grass. Roundhay Park's banked grass track will be once again be ready for the over hundred year tradition to continue.
Following the amazing success of last year with 693 rides over the course of three months, it is hoped that this year will be even better as word spreads about the quality of the racing at Roundhay.
This year will include some amjor events, starting with the Yorkshire Regional Grass Track Championsips.
Additional excitement will be created by the long awaited return of a National Championship in the form of the National Mens 400 Grass Track Championship to be held on Saturday 16th July. The first day event at Roundhay for a long time. A packed programme of events to include events such as sprints, scratch races and handicaps will wrap around the main event. The League is seeking sponsors to make the event one to remember.
To tempt and encourage the younger ones, this will be combined with the British Schools National Grass Track Championships as well as an entry level event for those youngsters new to racing.
If you haven't tried grass track racing before, check out out our 'About Us' and 'Getting Started' pages. We hope once again to have some track bikes to borrow for the U14's and above.
None of this would be possible without the amazing support received from the staff at Roundhay Park, especially Shaun Gregory (Estate Manager), John Roebuck (Head Gardener) and his Team and Chris The Ranger who have worked to bring the track up to the best condition in years.
Don't forget to bring your completed registration form with you at the first race (or fill one in on the night),
So when do we start?
New dates for this year are:
MONDAY 11/07/2011- Yorkshire Regional Grass Track Champs
SUNDAY 31ST JULY 2011
West Riding Open Track Meeting (Incorp BC National Open 400m Champ)
British Schools National Grass Track Championships
MONDAY 1ST AUGUST
MONDAY 8TH AUGUST-FINALE