"Pretty Damn Quick"
Our ever popular PDQ Track sessions at Newport Velodrome are a regular occurrence all year round, with weekly mid-week and Sunday sessions. You can now book on to sessions using our on-line booking system. You can view and book onto sessions via our Upcoming Events page. These sessions are very popular so don't miss out and pre-book.
On most of our sessions there will be 2 groups, 1 group riding while the other is resting, unless it specifically states that there is only 1 group riding the track during the session.
Newport International Velodrome, Newport Way, Newport, NP194RA, GB
- 2 hour session with 2 groups riding = £15
- 2 hour session with 1 group riding = £20
- 3 hour session with 2 groups riding = £22
- 3 hour session with 1 group riding = £30
Specialist sessions will be priced individually.
Unsure what session you should sign up to?
On many of the sessions there will be two groups classifed as one of the following:
This session is for riders who may be accredited and/or that may have raced. Riders must have taken part in a significant number of track sessions and/or be a very accomplished track rider. The session speed is likely to be 26+mph.
This session is for riders who may be accredited and/or are competent riding in a group on the track. Riders must have taken part in at least 10 track sessions. The session speed is likely to be 22-26mph.
Intermediate with Accreditation Drills:
This session is aimed at intermediate riders who are aiming to get accredited to ride SQT sessions or track league at Newport velodrome. It will include the main accreditation drills including weaving and stacking.
This session is for riders who have ridden the track before but will probably have been on the track less than 10 times.
Beginner track sessions are aimed at riders new to track riding, where it is their first time or they have ridden the track 1-2 times already. The beginner session will start with a briefing about track riding, the rules and safety guidelines. The session is aimed at getting the riders familiar with riding a fixed wheel bike before progressing onto the track. By the end of the session you will be riding up the banking and performing drills like weaving between cones. All riders signing onto this session must be able to ride a bike competently prior to the session. Please see our Beginners Guide to Track Cycling.
Gas Gate Start Session:
These sessions are limited to 12 riders only. The first hour will be an off-the-bike workshop discussing the techniques involved in a fast efficient standing start and a roller warm-up. Followed by 2 hours of practicing starts on the track. Start practice will be hand held and mainly using the Newport Gas Gate. There will be feedback using video analysis to improve your technique.
Individual Efforts Session:
These sessions are limited to 20 riders to ensure maximum efforts. A session to allow you to practice individual efforts in pursuit or sprint events.
Bunch Race Skills:
These sessions are limited to 20 riders. A session to practice bunch racing skills.
Sprint Clinic with Lewis Oliva:
These sessions are limited to 12 riders only. Specialist Sprint clinics with Lewis Oliva. The first hour will be an off-the-bike workshop discussing the techniques and tactics of sprinting and demonstrations and a roller warm-up. Then there will be 3 hours to put these theories into practice with the help of some demonstrations from Lewis on the track and a chance to ride with him. Feedback and video analysis throughout the session.
Minimum age of riders on our sessions is 11 year old.
Under 16 riders - use discount code UNDER16 to apply a £2 discount on any session.
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