We hope the information on this page will provide answers to any questions you or your child has about returning to training. This is new to all of us, there is no global pandemic module for coach or volunteer training, but together we can make restarting a positive activity for our members. Please see the FAQ and the timelined announcements below. You can contact the club if you require more information.
Due to restrictions over group sizes, we have allocated all riders who have stated that they want to return to a group. Each group will have a weekly session, either on a Tuesday or Thursday.
They will also have a session on alternate Saturdays. All sessions are on freewheel bikes. The Tuesday and Thursday sessions will deliver the same training to each group, so it's equal for all and doesn't matter which group was allocated for you. Please stay in the same group unless a coach states otherwise. Also, you cannot swap groups and please don’t come to a different session as you will be turned away.
We have provided a simple checklist for things you need to do before you arrive and things you need to have with you. Please do not forget to sign on before you arrive at the track. This is our track and trace system as well as having the necessary emergency contact details if the coaches need to contact you. Your child will NOT be allowed to train if you have not signed on
If there are people still on the track or leaving the car park, please stay in your vehicle until they have left. We have a 15 minute window for changeover so there is no rush. There is a one way system clearly marked that goes clockwise around the back straight of the track. From the car park, you will take the path around the back straight, all the way around to get to the gate. Please walk your bike around to the gate, don’t ride your bike. A short film showing the arrangements for accessing the track is shown in the timeline at the bottom of this page.
We ask that all parents stay on site during training. Either stay in your car or if you are spectating please stay away from the home straight area near the gate and bike store and at least 2m from the track fence. An ideal area to spectate is the grass banking along the back straight, maintaining social distancing from others throughout the session.
As riders come on to the track they will be asked to ride around the track and line up on the start/finish line. Cones will be placed to show the right distance between each rider. This distance should be maintained throughout the session. The coaches will be there to help and as always, riders should listen carefully to their instructions.
The club has done a risk assessment based on guidance issued by Welsh Cycling for restarting activity. Things like the one way system around the track, a 15 minute window for changeover and areas for spectators have all been implemented. Lead coaches and other members of the committee have undertaken additional training provided by the Welsh Sports Association. Activity on the track will be in line with British Cycling and Welsh Cycling guidelines.
The guidelines don’t currently allow us to take out road rides at present. The advanced session on Saturday is first to allow those who want to go on a longer ride afterwards to do so, provided it is within current government guidelines.
Unfortunately, not at this time. The club needs time to adjust to the new routines and procedures before committing to taking on new members. When the trial sessions restart, this will be published in the trial section on this site.
25/07/2020 – Rider Journey Video
To ease your way into the sessions and to familiarise yourselves with new protocols:
24/07/2020 – Do’s and Don’ts
A bike is ~2m long. Stay a bike length apart at all times
Anyone not maintaining social distancing will be asked to leave the session immediately
Be self-sufficient – no sharing of equipment is allowed
You must sign on – riders and parents/guardians in attendance
Never swap groups – stay with the group you have been allocated
Parents/guardians must stay for the duration of the session – either in your car or the designated spectating areas
Parents/guardians will be responsible for fixing any mechanical issues
Parents/guardians will be responsible for minor first aid – bring plasters and alcohol wipes
Parents/guardians must be contactable – register your contact number at sign on
23/07/2020 – Announcement for Recommencing Activity
Training will recommence on 28 July. Existing members to be catered for initially. No plans to take on any new trial riders at this time. Session times amended to allow for time between sessions for riders and parents to vacate the premises and not clash with others. All riders have been given which day their child is allowed to train on.