A growing number of Mavericks have gained accreditation at the NCC and now regularly train and race on the famous boards.
In addition to the Regular Rider sessions and (Structured Quality Training) SQTs organised by the NCC, the CMCC often exclusively hires the track for coached sessions open to those wanting to try the track for the first time and to offer training and skills sessions for the more experienced riders.
Our members use those skills and training to race in the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) track league on Monday nights and the Manchester Regional Track League (MRTL) on Fridays.
CMCC also trains and races at the Lyme Valley stadium in Newcastle-Under-Lyme home to the Brooks Cycles Track League which runs on Thursday nights.
Each of these race leagues consist of a number of racing groups and riders are allocated a group according to their ability and experience. The races are fast and furious but great fun. Starting in the lowest group gives those new to racing a great grounding in technique and tactics.
Most riders are respectful and appreciate that most of us have jobs and families to wake up to the following morning so endeavour to ride safely!
It’s a great way to build fitness and have fun. Off the track, between races, there’s a great community spirit and plenty of help, advise and banter!
Daniel Gooding –
“I think all will agree that off the track there’s a collegiate, collaborative atmosphere. On the track it’s competitive, elbows out, but there’s always someone looking out for you”.
“I was nervous on my first Friday race night and decided that honesty was the best policy so owned up to being a newbie to anyone who was interested! This helped draw out the experienced riders who were willing to offer advice”