Or ‘crit’ racing as we normally call it… racing in laps around a race circuit.
Fast, dynamic, lung-bursting but great fun! Crit racing is a great way to get into racing with categories to cater for all abilities and ages.
We do a lot of our racing at Odd Down closed circuit (access by Chelwood Drive off Bloomfield Road, Bath) – https://goo.gl/maps/z7eK8WAJhthDTBNd6
This is a 1.5km cycle circuit where training & racing are organised by local cycling clubs. Bath CC offer youth coaching in conjunction with other B&NES Cycling Clubs under the Sulis Scorpions Youth Cycling Alliance 5-6pm every Thursday & 9-12 every Saturday morning. Sessions must be booked & paid in advance through http://www.sulisscorpions.org.uk/ £2.50 per session.
In the summer there are also races each Tuesday evening. Entries can made via the British Cycling race calendar. There is also open training on Thursday evenings from 6-dusk. Less experienced riders from 6pm graduating to more experienced ‘roadies’ from 7pm. These sessions are all finished for the season but we will let everyone know when we start again in spring.
The Odd Down calendar can be viewed at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/cyclecircuit