NARRABUNDAH TRACK PRACTICE SESSION – WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER 6.00 PM
Daylight saving will soon be with us, and that means TRACK RACING!!!!!
The track racing season will kick off with a Practice Session starting at 6.00pm on Wednesday 4 October. There will be no racing. All interested riders are invited – particularly new riders and track novices. It is a great opportunity to give track a try!
Please note that Narrabundah Track is a high-banked, oval track suitable only for conventional fixed gear track bikes with a high bottom bracket. We are unable to accommodate road bikes on this track.
+ Narrabundah track is located off Goyder Street in Narrabundah;
+ We welcome riders to try a high-banked track for the first time;
+ New riders can get practical advice on gearing, bunch riding & track etiquette;
+ Interested riders can try out a track bike (bring your own pedals and shoes);
+ Experienced riders can tune up the machinery & motor;
+ All riders can express their preference for events & races;
+ The practice session will be around 1hr 30 mins starting at 6.00pm;
+ There is no formal structure to the practice. We can assist with introductory training, if requested;
+ You can do your own thing, if you prefer.
A few basics on track etiquette for the practice session:
+ Use the designated track positions for cruising, tempo or fast pacing;
(The faster you ride the higher you should be positioned on track. Overtake outside other riders)
+ Hold your line – don’t make changes of speed or position unless you are clear of other riders;
+ Be very careful if you are crossing or moving on / off the track.
(It is your responsibility not to impede other riders in this situation);
+ Start from the fence and be aware of riders approaching;
+ It is best to wear clear or light tinted goggles;
(the shaded portions of track have very low visibility with regular sunnies);
+ All riders will need to be cautious, as there will be novice riders at the practice session.
Regular track racing will start on Wednesday 11 October.
Last year was a great season and we had a dedicated bunch, with 37 riders participating over the season. However, why should they have all the fun. If you have thought about it, come a give it a try, as we would like to have at least another ten regulars.
Queanbeyan Museum – History of Bike Racing in Queanbeyan
Open Day at the Museum on Sunday 24th September 1pm – 4pm with a preview on Thursday 21st September 10am-3pm in the Crawford Centre.
Your hosts Nancy Monk and John Rosewarne look forward to meeting you and discussing your recollections.
Please bring along your memorabilia to share with use.
Afternoon tea will be provided at the Museum.