• All users of the track must be assessed and confirmed as competent to ride the Velodrome. This includes all Derny riders.
  • Be on time to sessions at the track. Allow enough time for registration, changing clothes, assembling bike, warm-up, etc. This includes race starts
  • Enter the Velodrome via the cyclist's entrance if you have a members swipe card, or alternatively through the main stadium foyer. No bikes are to be brought in via the Stadium Southland foyer or through the "Fire Exit Doors".
  • No walking on the track.
  • No walking or riding on the court surfaces in cycling shoes.
  • Do not cross the track, use the tunnel access.
  • It is the responsibility of the pedestrian to give way to the riders at all times except in an emergency.
  • Do not change clothes in the infield. The velodrome has locker rooms for this purpose.
  • Club bikes must not be altered in any way, eg pedals, gearing etc
  • All bikes are to be walked up or down the tunnel not ridden.
  • Helmets must be worn at all times whilst riding bike, even on grey area
  • Water, water bottles, or hydration systems are not allowed on the track. There is a drinking fountain in the infield at the pedestrian entrance.
  • Foul or abusive language by riders or support personnel will not be tolerated.
  • With the exception of the commissaires, mounted riders or other persons authorised by the chief commissaire, no person or object (including starting blocks) may be inside the safety zone when a rider is on the track. (UCI regulation 3.6.072)
  • The number of riders on track shall in no case exceed 24 (18 teams for Madison). (UCI regulation 3.1.009). This applies to racing only. Maximum limit for sessions is 40.
  • An incident report is to be completed by the person in charge of the session if there is an accident on the track. This report is situated within the first aid kit down by the track bikes
  • Only two Dernys are allowed on the track at a time except for in a Derny race.


Warming up: (Applicable to all public sessions. Private sessions are controlled by the coach/hirer of the track and it is their responsibility to ensure safety.)

  • Fast riders use the "measuring line (black)" and the area between the "measuring line" and the "stayers line (blue)" to change.
  • Slow riders ride above the "stayers line".

General: (Applicable to all sessions. Private sessions are controlled by the coach/hirer of the track and it is their responsibility to ensure these guidelines are met.)

  • Road bikes are not permitted under any circumstances on the track.
  • It is the rider's responsibility to ensure their bike and helmet is in an acceptable and safe condition prior to entering onto the track.
  • It is the responsibility of the rider who is entering onto the track to ensure the way is clear before proceeding from the safety zone onto the track surface. This can only be done via the back straight.
  • It is the responsibility of the rider who is exiting the track to ensure the way is clear before exiting from the track surface to the safety zone. This can only be done via the front straight.
  • When riding slowly in the safety zone riders must stay as far to the left as practicable and only be two abreast. Hands to be on handlebars at all times.
  • Riders may carry no object on them or on their bicycles that could drop onto the track. Eg watches. They may not bear or use on the track any radio communication system (UCI regulation 3.2.005). This includes any ipods or similar device.
  • No additional equipment is permitted on track bikes eg drink bottles.
  • No aero bars are permitted on track bikes apart from pursuit training or racing.
  • No food or water to be consumed whilst riding on the track.
  • No loose clothing to be worn whilst riding on the track.
  • Riders shall refrain from any collusion, manoeuvre or movement likely to hinder the conduct or distort the result of the race (UCI regulation 3.2.002).
  • Riders may not ride on the blue band (Cote d'Azur) unless done involuntarily (UCI regulation 3.2.008) ie. in an emergency situation.
  • You should not be crossing this band at speed under any other circumstances
  • If a standing start is to be undertaken in the warm up period then a safety marshal must be placed at the beginning of the straight that the standing start is to take place on. This safety marshal is to warn the riders of the impending standing start. It is the responsibility of the rider/holder to ensure that the standing start can be completed safely.
  • All riders are responsible for riding straight so as to allow faster riders to pass safely. Never try to get out of the way of a faster rider you must maintain a straight line.
  • The faster rider is responsible for passing safely.
  • The passing rider should pass on the right of the slower rider.
  • A parallel line must be followed in sprint/bell laps (no pulling up) during racing


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