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Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting of Manchester Regional Track League will be held on Monday 22nd March 2021.

For full details visit our AGM page at the link below:

2021 Annual General Meeting
 

Resumption of racing and 2021 provisional dates

Following publication of Government guidelines relating to COVID-19 on Monday 22nd February 2021, no events scheduled for the first session of the 2021 track league will take place.

Subject to the suspension of indoor racing being lifted by British Cycling, we look forward to resuming track league racing for all riders from the start of the second session, provisional dates for which are shown below:

Premier Division

Event date (Tuesday) Enter from date (10am)
October 12, 19, 26

TBA

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

First Division

Event date (Friday) Enter from date (10am)
October 15, 22, 29 TBA
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3

Registration for 2021 is open now and we will publish the date on which entries will open once the dates above are confirmed.

Competitors with outstanding entries from cancelled 2020/2021 events have already been contacted regarding options for rescheduling.
 

Tier 4 - MRTL events postponed

Following the imposition of Tier 4 regulations in Manchester from 31st December 2020, we regret that MRTL events for 2021 which were due to start on 8th January are postponed until further notice.

Entries which have been accepted or are pending will be carried forward to when indoor racing is permitted to resume.
 

News Archive
Return of First Division racing for Youth & Juniors

Following the latest guidance issued by British Cycling, we are pleased to announce that First Division racing will return on Friday 8th January 2021.

Initially this will be for Youth and Junior riders only and will take place each Friday until 26th March 2021, offering a 2 hour programme of racing starting at 7.30pm.

We will continue to work closely with British Cycling to bring back racing for other age categories and to restore our Tuesday (Premier Division) and full Friday (First Division) events as soon as COVID-19 restrictions allow.

Registration for the 2021 season is now open for riders across all age categories here and entries for the First Division youth & junior events can be made from 10 am on Monday 14th December 2020 here.

All MRTL events will continue to operate under our COVID-19 compliant regulations here until further notice.

Current confirmed dates for 2021

First Division

Event date (Friday) Enter from date (10am) Age Category*
January 8, 15, 22, 29 December 14 2020 Y & J only
February 5, 12, 19, 26 January 11 2021 Y & J only
March 5, 12, 19, 26 February 8 2021 Y & J only

*Age category subject to change in line with BC guidance

Current provisional dates for 2021

Premier Division

Event date (Tuesday) Enter from date (10am)
January 5, 12, 19, 26

TBA

February 2, 9, 16, 23
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

First Division

Event date (Friday) Enter from date (10am)
October 8, 15, 22, 29 TBA
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3

 

2020 Overall Winners & 2021 Provisional Dates

With the imposition of a further national lockdown and ongoing suspension of indoor racing, it is clear that no further MRTL events will be possible in 2020.

The current points standings will therefore be taken as final and the overall winners are as follows:

Premier Division

Pos

No

Name

 

Club

Points

1

180

Alistair

Rutherford

Secret Training CC

73

2

52

Aidan

Lawrence

HMT Hospitals Giant CT

34

3

152

Adam

Duggleby

Vive Le Velo

29

Overall Points - Premier Division

First Division

Pos

No

Name

 

Club

Points

1

203

John

Roberts

Innovation Racing

254.5

2

157

Daniel

Yates

Innovation Racing

145.5

3

150

Alexander

Coates

Leek CC

98.0

 Ladies Champion

Pos

No

Name

 

Club

Points

1

189

Lola

Ellis

JRC-Shutt-Ridley Race Team

42.5

Overall Points - First Division

The prizes will be presented at the first opportunity when racing resumes.

Provisional Dates

Subject to lifting of the suspension of indoor racing by British Cycling, MRTL have agreed the following provisional dates for 2021:

Premier Division: 5 January 23 February; 5 October 30 November

First Division: 8 January 26 March; 8 October 3 December

Registration for 2021 will open as planned on Monday 7 December 2020. However entries will NOT open until confirmation from British Cycling of when indoor racing can resume.

Competitors with outstanding entries from 2020 will be contacted shortly regarding options for rescheduling them in 2021 as will those that have been awarded promotion to the Premier Division.
 
New COVID-19 Regulations force immediate suspension of racing

15th October 2020

Following the introduction of the new COVID-19 alert levels this week, Sport England have this evening issued guidance to British Cycling that sanctioned indoor activities in areas at Tier 2 & 3 must be suspended with immediate effect.

Regrettably this means that Manchester Regional Track League is unable to continue whilst these restrictions remain in place, and all our events including First Division racing on Friday 16th October are suspended until further notice.

We are bitterly disappointed that racing must once again come to a halt so soon after us restarting, and although there are exemptions for youth and disabled riders we have a duty of care to ALL of our track league members and their families to ensure their safety.

The current COVID alert levels are scheduled for Government review in four weeks.

Competitors who have already entered our events up to the end of October will be contacted shortly regarding the options available for rescheduling their entries.
 

 

TRACK IS BACK! Racing returns from October 6th 2020...
Following the announcement from BC that indoor velodrome racing can resume from 28th September 2020, we are delighted to confirm that the second session of the track league will go ahead as planned.

There has been a slight revision to the dates as detailed in the table below:

Premier Division

Event date (Tuesday) Enter from date (10am)
October 6, 13, 20, 27 September 28 2020
November 3, 10, 17, 24

First Division

Event date (Friday) Enter from date (10am)
October 9, 16, 23, 30 September 28 2020
November 6, 13, 20, 27 October 23 2020

In conjunction with BC and The National Cycling Centre, we have worked to ensure that racing can take place whilst maximising the safety of all concerned.

This does mean that there are some necessary changes to the way that the events will be run and these are set out in the document linked below. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY, acceptance of your entry is conditional upon you agreeing to and upholding these conditions:

COVID 19 - Resumption of track league racing
 

Registration for the 2021 season will open on Monday 7th December 2020.
 

Registration & entry for 2020
Dates for the 2020 season have now been confirmed, and are detailed below along with the dates on which entries for the specific events go live.

Registration for 2020 opens at 10am on
11th December 2019.

Premier Division

Event date (Tuesday) Enter from date (10am)
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4
December 11 2019
February 11, 18, 25
October 6, 13, 20, 27 September 21 2020
November 3, 10, 17, 24

First Division

Event date (Friday) Enter from date (10am)
January 10, 17, 31
February 7, 14, 21
December 11 2019
February 28
March 6, 20, 27
January 28 2020
October 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6
September 21 2020
November 13, 20, 27
December 4
October 16 2020

Entry fees will be increased to Senior/Junior: 12; Youth:9. Registration fees remain unchanged.
 

Registration & entry for 2019
Dates for the 2019 season have now been confirmed, and are detailed below along with the dates on which entries for the specific events go live.

Registration for 2019 opens at 10am on 11th December 2018.

Premier Division

Event date (Tuesday) Enter from date (10am)
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5
December 11 2018
February 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19,26
January 28 2019
October 1, 8, 22, 29 September 9 2019
November 5, 12, 19, 26 October 7 2019

First Division

Event date (Friday) Enter from date (10am)
January 18
February 1, 8, 15, 22
December 11 2018
March 1, 8, 15, 29 January 28 2019
October 4, 11, 25
November 1
September 9 2019
November 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6
October 7 2019

Prior to the 2019 Annual General Meeting, registration and entry fees have not been increased.

Download 2019 MRTL Calendar

 
Registration & entry for 2018
Dates for the 2018 season have now been confirmed, and are detailed below along with the dates on which entries for the specific events go live.

Registration for 2018 opens at 10am on Monday 11th December 2017.

Premier Division

Event date (Tuesday) Enter from date (10am)
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20
December 11 2017
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
September 10 2018

First Division

Event date (Friday) Enter from date (10am)
January 12, 19
February 2, 9, 16, 23
December 11 2017
March 2, 9, 16, 23 February 2 2018
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2
September 10 2018
November 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7
October 12 2018

Prior to the 2018 Annual General Meeting, registration and entry fees have not been increased.

 
Entries for Second Session 2017
Entries for the second session of racing (beginning 3rd/6th October 2017) will open on Monday 11th September 2017 for the first five weeks, entries for the remaining weeks will open on Monday 9th October 2017.

Please note the dates for session 2:

Premier Division: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 14, 21, 28
First Division: Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 17; Dec 1, 8

 
IMPORTANT: Tyre Safety Information
If you use tubular tyres they MUST be stuck on firmly. Failure to do so is a danger to yourself and other riders. Our race officials will carry out random checks to ensure compliance with this instruction. Any rider whose tyres are found to be insecurely fixed will be suspended from racing until the problem is rectified. Thanks for your co-operation.
 
Division 1 Group Information
With many new riders registering for Division 1 in 2016, the track league organisers have assigned new riders to groups based on information from the rider's profile on the BC website.

In some cases it may be more appropriate for a rider to be moved to another group, and where necessary this will be done during the first few weeks of the league once a rider's capabilities have been assessed. In all cases the group to which a rider is assigned is at the absolute discretion of the track league organisers.

 
Archived information
Changes of club/team
If you change your club or team affiliation after you have registered for the Track League, it is important that you let us know. Please do so using the email link here.
 
Peter Lickfold

It is with great sadness that we heard of the sudden death of former MRTL organiser Peter Lickfold on Friday 20th September 2013. Read more here.

 
Points Competition

The overall points competitions for both Premier Division and First Division events will be run on a season long basis. The overall winner of each league will be the rider with the most points at the end of the season.

For the Premier Division, the winner will be awarded the Derek Bowyer Trophy, MRTL winners jersey and prize money. Second and third place finishers will also receive prize money.

For the First Division, the winner will be awarded the Peter Lickfold Trophy, MRTL winners jersey and prize money. Second and third place finishers will also receive prize money. Additionally, the best placed female rider will receive a trophy and prize money.

 
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