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Accreditation

The Sundrive Velodrome Committee  has scheduled six dates for accreditation in Dublin for those who wish to  partake in track racing at the Sundrive Velodrome in the coming year.

Gaining accreditation ensures that riders have the basic level of skill required to participate, safely, in training sessions. Riders are required to participate in at least one further full training session subsequent to the accreditation session in order for the coaches to assess their ability. Should the rider attain the required skills standard they will be ‘signed off’ and issued with an accreditation ‘pink slip’.  Once the rider has a ‘pink slip’ they will be allowed to partake in competition.

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  • 2024 upcoming Dates:
  • – 2
  • March 02nd 12:30pm – 2.30pm
  • March 09th 2pm – 4pm (Youth)
  • March 30th 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • May 11th 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • June 08th 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Accreditation  at Sundrive
Gaining accreditation ensures that riders have the basic level of skill required to participate, safely, in training sessions. Riders are required to participate in at least one further full training session subsequent to the accreditation session in order for the coaches to assess their ability. Should the rider attain the required skills standard they will be ‘signed off’ and  added to the list of Track Accredited riders.   Once the rider is on that list they will be allowed to partake in competition subject to having the appropriate Cycling Ireland license

We have an extensive fleet of track bikes for hire and very experienced coaches on hand to help you make the transition. All hire bikes are fitted with Look Keo pedals (or toe strap via adapter) and gearing is restricted to 49×16.  This gearing is fine for training and developing cadence, but anyone looking to progress in the sport would eventually have to think about getting their own bike. But, as I say, we have hire bikes to help you get up and running. We don’t allow for changing of pedals but we do have a range of shoes with the correct cleats available.

There are of course benefits to taking in all aspects of our sport and we like to encourage and welcome everyone. Track helps you improve your pedaling, pace judgement, explosive power, seated acceleration and tactical awareness. But most importantly it is technically challenging and fun! Naturally it is those who put in the most time on the track who will excel, especially with the sprint events.

< List of Accredited Riders > (Updated 20/02/24)

Addendum

  • Both stages of accreditation must be undertaken within the same season.
  • Riders with less than 1 years racing experience will be removed from the list after two seasons of inactivity.
  • Attendance at normal training sessions will extend your accreditation status irrespective of whether you race or not.
  • Riders with in excess of 2 years extensive bunch racing experience may remain on the list at the discretion of the Track Commission despite inactivity.

<Cycling Ireland Track Accreditation procedures>

 

Coaching Roster

February 2024
Saturday 03rd Feb   1000 Sen/Youth            Hugh / Eammon    
Saturday 03rd Feb  1230 Sprint Open          Hugh      
Saturday 10th Feb   1000 Sen/Youth            Eddie / John   
Saturday 10th Feb  1230 Sprint Oeen           John 
Saturday 17th Feb   1000 Sen/Youth            Hugh / Eammon           
Saturday 17th Feb  1230 Accreditation        John / Ger
Saturday 24th Feb   1000 Sen/Youth            Eddie / Orla
Saturday 24th Feb  1230 Sprint Open          Gwyn   

March 2024  
Saturday 02nd Mar 1000 Sen/Youth         Eddy / Gwyn         
Saturday 02nd Mar 1230 Accreditation     Ger / John
Saturday 09th Mar 1000  Track Racing      Autumn / Hugh
Saturday 09th Mar 1400 Youth Accred     Eammon / Hugh
Saturday 16th Mar 1000 Senior/U16         Hugh / Alec
Saturday 16th Mar 1230 Youth U12/U14  Grainne / Hugh
Saturday 23rd Mar 1000 Sen/U16              Eddy / Orla
Saturday 23rd Mar 1230 Youth U12/U14  Colm / Alec
Saturday 30th Mar 1000 Sen/U16              Hugh / Grainne
Saturday 30th Mar 1230 Youth League     Colm / Hugh
Saturday 30th Mar 1500 Accreditation       Ger / John