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Accreditation Stage 1


The Accreditation process is for riders aged 15+ who want to get more involved in the sport, either by regularly training on our SQT Sessions, by racing at the Track Leagues, or to ride at other UK Indoor Velodromes (via endorsement on your British Cycling Licence).

The process is for riders who are riding confidently and competently solo (with other riders but not in a paceline) on all parts of the track, you may want to progress your riding further. Typically readiness for this takes around 3 Taster sessions, but is rider dependant.

Please talk to your session coach who will be able to advise further and offer tips on areas to work on if you're not quite meeting the above criteria as yet.

If you want to ride the track more often for general fitness without racing or training on SQT’s, then following Stage 1 our Regular Rider Sessions may suit you better, particularly if you have your own track bike. 

If you’re riding your own bike throughout the accreditation process, please ensure it meets our Track Bike Specifications.

From Stage 2 if you do not progress from one stage to another within six months then you will need to revert back to Stage 1 sessions and commence the process once more.


You’ll be coached and assessed on the basic skills needed to start your journey towards accreditation. This includes:

  • Joining and leaving the track safely as a group
  • Manouvering on the track in the straights
  • Riding safely in a line of riders
  • Changing from front to the back of the line (from "Black line" and "Blue line")
  • Riding the top of the track (solo)

Pass this session to proceed on to Stage 2 of the track accreditation pathway.

Please note: If there is not a sufficient line of riders on the Stage1 session, the assessment cannot take place, but the candidate can practice with guidance from the coach.

We ask that you have passed Stage 1 before attending Regular Riders where you can continue to practice the fundamental skills learned before you book onto Stage 2 of the Accreditation process.