Southend Wheelers Track Championship 2014

Calling all Club riders! The Club track Championships are back, details as below:
Saturday 13th September 2014. We have exclusive use of the track from 14:00 to 18:00

Venue: Herne Hill Velodrome, 104 Burbage Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9HE.
Click here for a map (Bing Maps)

Getting there: As you won’t need to take a bike, you can get to the velodrome by train or road. Herne Hill Station is about 10 minutes walk from the velodrome, trains run from London Blackfriars & Farringdon or to North Dulwich Station from London Bridge. For those going by car, I suggest we run a car share and drive over together. I am happy to co-ordinate this if you want it. Here are 3 of the many route options
a) - Over the QE2 Bridge, into London on the A2 and round the South Circular A205
b) - Into London on either the A127/A12 or A13, through the Blackwall Tunnel and again onto the South Circular.
c) - Into Central London, over Tower Bridge and south along the A215 Camberwell Road

Transport for London's route guide suggests that it is a comfortable 30 minute ride from either Fenchurch or Liverpool Street Stations and they offer route advice.

General information:
 Poster (pdf)

Age Restriction: All riders must be at least 12 years old

What to take: You will need to take your cycling kit, Mitts or Gloves and Helmets are MANDATORY, shoes, pedals (see below) a warm jacket and track bottoms for when you’re not riding. The track is outdoors and the wind can whistle across it a bit sharpish so I suggest you don’t forget leg warmers or longs in case it gets cold.

Facilities at the track are basic, to say the least and there will not be a café or any where to get drinks, food etc. The nearest cafés are in the area around Herne Hill Station and are, shall we say, “Bijou”, so you are strongly advised to bring all drinks and food you’ll need with you.

Track bike hire: will be available from the velodrome at no additional charge. These bikes have clips and straps but you are allowed to change the pedals to use your normal road shoes. Don’t forget to bring a pedal spanner though! Note also that you cannot change the gearing on these bikes.

If you wish to bring rollers (NOT turbos) to warm up on, please feel free but remember to consider space if car sharing.   

Timetable: We will have access to the track from 14:00 and will need to make use of every moment. Riders will therefore be advised to arrive at least an hour before hand so that we can register riders, issue body numbers and the VCC can sort out hire bikes for those who need them. Activities from 14:00 tbc


tbc -depending on entries received in advance

Entries: Entries are now open and must be made & paid in advance. Entry on the line will not be taken. Entries should be made directly to the organiser, Arthur or Chris Knowler. The entry covers your bike hire and entry to all or any of the events you wish to take part in. Please e-mail your entry to

Seniors (men and ladies): £10

Juniors (Girls and boys below 18 years) £5 tbc

I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it for a sociable and fun day’s riding with a difference. - Arthur Knowler