UCI World Masters Track Championships pre training and booking information
Local travel plans
Since last year, the Metrolink tram system has been expanded, and we have our own tram station, "Velopark" across from the Ashton Canal footbridge. Riders, officials and spectators can now enjoy travelling to and from the National Cycling Centre by tram. Bikes are not allowed on the trams, but if bikes and/or wheels are in bike/wheel bags, then they are allowed. This may help your choice of hotel, that is near a Metrolink stop! Further details here
Pre WMTC training
Track time is available in advance of the official training for the WMTC. WMTC entrants need to complete a Health Questionnaire and e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will register you as a customer, and you can then book training sessions in the table below. WMTC riders who are already on our system do not need to complete another form, unless there is a change to the health declaration to make.
|Wednesday||2nd October||Sprint or Endurance efforts||12:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Thursday||3rd October||Start gate efforts||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Thursday||3rd October||Start gate efforts||4:00pm - 5:00pm|
|Thursday||3rd October||Sprint or Endurance efforts||8:00pm - 10:00pm|
|Friday||4th October||Sprint or Endurance efforts||8:00am - 10:00am|
|Friday||4th October||Sprint or Endurance efforts||12:00pm - 2:00pm|
All sessions are £25.00, and need to be booked and paid for in advance. They can be booked by phoning reception between 8:00am - 9:00pm each day. Manchester Velodrome accredited riders are welcome to ride the sessions.
• All riders must hold valid Manchester Velodrome Accreditation or Probationary Accreditation. • For all overseas riders - you must be registered on the XN database by completing a Health Questionnaire online or in reception. • For overseas riders, if you have entered the World Master Track Championships 2013 you are automatically entitled to Probationary Accreditation to ride the pre world masters training session. More details on this at the ned of this page. • All Pre Masters Training Sessions are £25.00 to all and 2 coaches are present on the sessions • The specific gate start training sessions are limited to 20 riders, these are for entrants to practice their standing starts and gate starts drills only. Participants in this session can take the opportunity to practice 1/4 lap, 1/2 lap and full lap effort drills from the start gate. No other endurance/ sprint efforts are provided on this session. The other standard “WMTC Pre Event Training” sessions are limited to 40 riders and all endurance/ sprint efforts are welcome (2 hour sessions on the above). • The 2 hour general “WMTC” pre event training sessions are designed for riders to take the opportunity to gain access to the track to practice a range of effort drills Sprint (Flying 200m, 500m, 750 or 1km TT efforts & start gate maybe available but not guaranteed, if the session is full “40 riders” the start gate may not be available for use) Endurance efforts (individual pursuit, team pursuit and general track riding)
There is also a Rollers, transponder & storage application form that can be downloaded to book a transponder, or track bike storage. Please return to email@example.com All of our stock of rollers have now been booked out, if we manage to source any more, it will be announced here!
The rollers and turbo trainers are not new, but are serviced and ready to ride. Mechanics are here on each weekday in case of any problems. They will issue the equipment from the mechanics storeroom under the Riders D.
Other training opportunities on SQT sessions before the Championships
Entrants to the WMTC may consider applying for probationary accreditation, to ride Structured Quality Training sessions in advance of the Championships. There is a reduced programme as the preceding week is the National Track Championships from 25th to 29th September. The likely SQT programme is:
|Tuesday||24th September||A & B||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||1st October||Vets & B||10:00am - 12:00pm|
|Tuesday||1st October||A & B||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
The preceding week from 18th to 22nd September has all the regular SQT sessions.
Fitness assessment and pedalling techniques
Our coaches are trained to assess and feedback the data from our Wattbikes, which measure the athletes output. Please book a session when you arrive. They are conducted in Hospitality Suite 2 on the upper concourse (turn 2).
Our partner is based here at the NCC to offer bike fitting advice and injury and rehabilitation. Visit http://pedalprecision.com/ or book on 07974 392644
is normally issued to experienced track cyclists, who are unable to attend the accreditation process. The NCC is able to extend this scheme to entrants of the World Masters Track Championships. These candidate riders must however abide by the instructions of the coach, and that riders join in with the activities planned by the coach. Individual pursuit efforts are not appropriate for SQT (Structured Quality Training) sessions. Some sprint efforts may be possible, but only if the coach arranges the session accordingly. SQT conditions apply to probationers, including a maximum gear of 88.7 if riding in the line. Sprinters may ride a bigger gear for sprint efforts, but must ride 88.7” max in the warm up line, and no spare sprocket on the non drive side of the rear hub. However, if you have entered the championships, and don't have sufficient skills or experience to ride the sessions, you will be asked to leave the session.
If the candidate completes four SQT sessions successfully, full accreditation will be issued, costing £30.00.
Probationers cannot ride the Sprint/Keirin or Derny SQT’s, or the Madison SQT if they have not had Madison experience on an indoor track. WMTC application form for probationary accreditation