World Masters Track Cycling Championships 2014
Welcome back to the updated Championships web site carrying the latest information on the 2014 programme and associated information. We are pleased to publish the 2014 racing schedule for the championships which may be amended subject to entries and any requests made by the UCI.
Following numerous requests to consider the age qualification system for the Team Sprint and Team Pursuit the UCI have agreed to an age group system rather than a cumulative age system. Consequently the Men’s Team Sprint and Team Pursuit will be split in to 10 year age groups, 35-44, 45-54, 55+ This will be further expanded should entries be sufficient as at least 6 teams in each age group will be required. The women’s Team Sprint will now be an official championship following last year’s increased entry but remains as an open age event as will the Women’s Team Pursuit.
In order to accommodate the increase in events the championships will now commence on Saturday afternoon October 4th with the official training sessions on Saturday morning.
The online entry system is now live and we look forward to seeing your entries and of course to seeing you all in Manchester in October. We regret that there has to be a nominal increase in entry fees which we have kept unchanged for the last 3 years. 2014 will the first of a new three year arrangement with the UCI for the organisation of these championships on the superb Manchester Velodrome. This carries an increase in charges to be paid and these have to be reflected in the entry fees for the event.
Once again we are able to offer discounted prices at out hotel partners Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express which we hope you will take advantage of when entering. Our official transport system will again operate from these hotels and also the other popular hotels used by you during the championships.
We look forward to another successful week of championships and some spectacular racing and your own personal achievements.
Ian Emmerson OBE
Director of Organisation