National cycling event at Knowsley Velodrome and BMX Park

Published on: Friday, 25-April-2014

Knowsley Velodrome and BMX Park will be hosting its first national event of 2014 next month – the North West Heat for under 16s of the National Youth Track Omnium.

Over 100 boys and girls from across the country are expected to take part on Sunday, 18 May in an event that covers a number of different track disciplines. Each age group (under 16s, under 14s and under 12s) will compete and score points in separate races throughout the day, and the overall winner in each age group is the rider who performed best across all the disciplines. The best five riders in each age group will progress to the national final in July in Hertfordshire.

British Cycling members can take part in this national competition – further details including how to enter can be found at www.britishcycling.com

Races will commence at 10am and it’s free of charge to come along and support this national event.

Andrew McCormick, Director of Community and Leisure said “This is a fantastic opportunity to come along and support this national event, experiencing the highest level of track racing.  Our velodrome and BMX track are truly world-class and I’m sure you will be watching future Olympic stars at the event next month.”