Following more success for British riders at last month’s UCI Track Cycling World Championships, British Cycling has announced that next year’s National Madison and Omnium Championships will take place at the Derby Arena Velodrome from 2-3 April 2022, hosted by Velospeed Coaching.
Due to the impact of Covid-19 the event hasn’t been held since October 2019, where newly-crowned world omnium champion Ethan Hayter and elite world championships debutant Ella Barnwell won the omnium titles. In the Madison the men’s event was won by Fred Wright and world championships scratch race bronze medallist Rhys Britton, while Anna Docherty and Paralympic silver and bronze medallist Jenny Holl won the women’s event.
Since then the Great Britain Cycling Team has enjoyed a number of famous victories in the events, notably Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald in the Madison and Matt Walls in the omnium at this summer’s Tokyo Olympic Games, followed by Hayter and Archibald’s omnium world championships victories at the world championships in Roubaix.
With thrilling racing and a strong rider field guaranteed, spectators will once again have the opportunity to watch the action live at the Derby Arena Velodrome, and tickets for the event are now available and can be purchased direct through Derby Live from December 2021.
Archibald, who claimed the national omnium title in 2017, said: “The national championships is always a brilliant weekend of racing and it’s great to see the event return to Derby again in April. The names on the podium over the past few years show you just how strong the fields are, and I’m sure that’ll be no different in 2022.”
Event organiser, Phil Kilpatrick, added: “The last few years have been challenging for everyone so the opportunity to host the National Madison and Omnium Championships again is a pleasure. The racing and riders for the last few years have been world class and I’m sure that the 2022 Championships will be no different. It’s going to be great to get the crowds in and create the atmosphere we are known to generate.”
Further details of the 2022 national track cycling calendar will be published in due course.