For full results from 2014 click here
Racing for youths start at 6.30pm, and racing for all others starts
at 7pm. Senior riders with racing accreditation can choose which
category they ride in (A, B or C). Categories are flexible. Try one
category one week, promote or demote yourself the next. Judges reserve
the right to request riders to change categories
if necessary. With 3 senior categories we want all riders to
be competitive in their chosen category. The harder the
category you race in, the more points you score towards the overall
combined rankings. Ie, a rider who scores well in B category races,
could be ranked higher than a rider who rarely scores in A category
races. This year racing will be split into 5 categories:
Note, all riders riding in A, B or C categories must have passed their race accreditation and must have their own bike or a season-hire bike:
- A category - Fast racing for
riders who have been training hard and want a tough work out. Average
race length 12 laps.
Points awarded: 1st 60pts, 2nd 50pts, 3rd 40pts,
4th 30pts, 5th 20pts, 6th 10pt
- B category - Medium speed
racing for local-level racers. Average race length 10 laps.
awarded: 1st 6pts, 2nd 5pts, 3rd 4pts, 4th 3pts, 5th 2pts, 6th 1pts
- C category - More entry level
racing for new, younger, older or less fit racers. Average race length
Points awarded: 1st 0.6pts, 2nd 0.5pts, 3rd 0.4pts, 4th 0.3pts,
5th 0.2pts, 6th 0.1pt
- Youth 1 category - Age group
racing for newer/younger riders in the British Cycling U16, U14 and exceptional U12 riders (at commissaire's discretion). Average
race length 5 laps. Exceptional U16s and U14s may ride up in the senior categories at commissaire's discretion and if they have passed a senior race accreditation.
Points awarded: 1st 6pts, 2nd 5pts, 3rd
4pts, 4th 3pts, 5th 2pts, 6th 1pt
(in separate ranking).
- Youth 2 category - Age group racing for riders in the British Cycling U12 and U10 categories. Average race length 3 laps.
Points awarded: 1st 0.6pts, 2nd 0.5pts, 3rd 0.4pts, 4th 0.3pts, 5th 0.2pts, 6th 0.1pt (in separate ranking).
Separate rankings will be made for seniors, women U12s and
You will need to register for the league by completing a form when you first sign on for your first night of racing and paying the £10 registration fee. 100% of this goes to the Friends of Herne Hill Velodrome, and existing members do not need to pay. This year riders are able to complete their form on-line and bring a printed copy with them. This will help you jump the queue and ensure the details we have stored for you are correct. To complete a form click the register button below:
Generous sponsorship from Cycling Weekly
Trophies and medals
Top youths may claim prizes from the overall senior categoires if they
place high enough.
All senior riders must have scored points to qualify for prizes and
volunteered one nights judging in order to claim their prize (see
- Seniors £10 per week
- Juniors £6 per week
- Youths £3 per week (including youths riding as A, B or C
All senior riders must be a Friend
of the Velodrome
which costs £10 per year. We do
allow new riders to have a guest pass for a week without becoming a
Friend - but it all goes towards suporting the track, so why not become a Friend
Sponsored by Cycling Weekly
We have a new sponsor this year. Having been involved with their local
velodrome for decades, Cycling Weekly
have stepped up to
sponsor the league and will the providing prizes.
Run by Friends of the Velodrome
- by track
users for track users.
After 3 years being run by VCL, track league will now be run by Friends of the Velodrome
Friends of the Velodrome is the support network which brings together
users of the track to help support the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust and
volunteer towards Herne Hill Velodrome events. It makes sense that the
users of the velodrome are behind the running of our weekly race
league. We hope that regular racers and their supporters will be able
to give some time back to help with the running of the league.
Run by Riders
One major aim of this year's league is to lead the way in
self-sufficient bike racing. No-one benefits more from the racing than
the riders themselves. So, we ask riders to consider giving up a 1 out
of 24 night's racing to help judge. Not only does this contribute to
the scoring of the racing, but is also a great opportunity to shadow
our experienced regular judges. To ensure that those who get the most
out of the league give something back, any senior rider qualifying for
an overall prize must volunteer for one night's judging. To ensure we
have a good spread of volunteer judges throughout the season we need
riders to pick a "pre-book" their volunteer week using the sheet here
Special events all year round
The staple of Track League are the bunch races and
sprints, but its great to have the opportunity to try the less common
events like pursuits, sprint time trials, team events etc.
Last year due to light constraints we had to squeeze some of the
special events into the middle of the season. This year, with the
floodlights, we aim to have them every other week throughout the
season. We've also been considering making madison a slightly more
regular event. We're considering having monthly madison training at Monday
night race training
, followed by Madison racing that week at
Track League. We aim to include practice for the special events at
Monday night race training in the run up to
their appearance at Track League. Riders can also
practice their drills at Sunday
morning specific training
A full schedule of special events will be published
on this page nearer the time. Special events are not split
into categories so receive A category points, usually down to
12th place instead of 6th.