Ahead of this month’s National Track Championships in Newport, British Cycling can today confirm the dates and venues for the 2023 national track calendar.
Newport’s Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales will play host to this year’s National Elimination Championships and Tandem Sprint Championships (4 June), the National Masters Track Championships (29 June-2 July), and the Youth and Junior National Track Championships (24-28 July), while the National Madison Championships and National Derny Championships will be hosted at Derby Arena on the weekend of 22-23 September.
The National Track Series will kick off in February for the sprinters at the Glasgow Track Racing Club Grand Prix in Glasgow, and May for the endurance riders at the Dudley Grand Prix in Halesowen. Both series will conclude at the Newport Grand Prix in November.
The National Youth Omnium Series will consist of four rounds and a final, starting in March and ending at the Lee Valley VeloPark Velodrome in July, while the National Grass Track Short and Endurance League will be made up of nine rounds, running from May to September.
Acting Cycling Delivery Director Jonathan Day said: “We’re really pleased to be able to offer another varied and comprehensive track racing calendar in 2023, with action across both our indoor and outdoor velodromes and grass track events.
“As a nation we have a proud track record of medal success on the track, and through our national calendar of events we want to support the next generation of talent and provide progressive opportunities for riders to test themselves against the best and develop their skills.”
Sunday 4 June: National Elimination Championships, Newport
Sunday 4 June: National Tandem Sprint Championships, Newport
Thursday 29 June – Sunday 2 July: National Masters Track Championships, Newport
Monday 24 July – Friday 28 July: Youth and Junior National Track Championships, Newport
Friday 22 September: National Madison Championships, Derby
Saturday 23 September: National Derny Championships, Derby
TBC: National Omnium Championship, TBC
National Track Series
Saturday 19 February: Glasgow Track Racing Club Grand Prix (incorporating Scottish Madison Championships), Glasgow (Sprint)
Sunday 7 May: Dudley Grand Prix, Halesowen (Endurance)
Saturday 27 May: Blackline Open, Newport (Sprint)
Sunday 4 June: Chris Wharton Memorial, Newport (Endurance)
Sunday 9 July: Brixton SuperMadison, Herne Hill (Sprint & Endurance)
Saturday 18 November: Newport Grand Prix, Newport (Sprint & Endurance)
National Youth Omnium Series
Sunday 5 March: Manchester
Sunday 12 March: Glasgow, Lee Valley
Saturday 22 April: Portsmouth
Sunday 23 April: Carmarthen, Herne Hill
Saturday 20 May: Wolverhampton, Dundee
Sunday 21 May: Maindy, Brighton
Saturday 10 June: Halesowen,
Sunday 11 June: Bournemouth, York
Saturday 15 July: Lee Valley
National Grass Track Short & Endurance League
Round 1: Saturday 13 May, Ashwell Spring Meeting (Short League)
Round 2: Sunday 25 June, West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri Club Grass Track Meeting (Short & Endurance League) (Including Men’s 400m National Championship)
Round 3: Sunday 2 July, Plomesgate CC Grass Track (Short & Endurance League) (Including Men’s 8km National Championship)
Round 4: Saturday 8 July, Biggleswade Sports (Short & Endurance League) (Including Women’s 5km National Championship)
Round 5: Saturday 29 July, Heckington Show Grass Track Meeting (Endurance League)
Round 6: Sunday 6 August, Green Arrow Grass Track (Short & Endurance League) (Including Women’s 800m National Championship)
Round 7: Sunday 20 August, Norwich Grass Track (Short & Endurance League) (Including Women’s Women’s 400m National Championship)
Round 8: Saturday 2 September, Spalding Grass Track (Short & Endurance League) (Including Men’s 800m National Championship)
Round 9: Saturday 9 September, Ashwell Autumn Meeting (Endurance League)