Track racing on fixed gear bikes is an excellent introduction to bike racing and helps develop essential bike handling skills, tactical awareness and sprinting speed. It is also a very accessible way of racing as track bikes are generally much cheaper to buy and maintain than road bikes.
Sussex Track League
We are very lucky in Brighton to have access to the historic Preston Park track. This 579m D-shaped outdoor track is located in the North East corner of the park and is the oldest track in continuous use in the world.
Between April and August, the Sussex Cycle Racing League puts on a weekly track league every Wednesday night starting at 19:00 until dusk. Every week, there are a number of different races covering all of the track disciplines, with senior riders typically getting five races in an evening. In order to take part, you will need a fixed gear track bike and a Racing License.
If you are a complete novice, they recommend that you attend one of the weekly taster sessions also held on the track on Friday nights throughout the summer.