If you have a track bike, remember to bring this along. Don't forget your shoes!
Helmets and gloves are mandatory - make sure these are in your bag.
Wear cycling kit that you are comfortable in – layer up as it gets cold inside the track area.
A baselayer on your legs and arms will act as a second skin in the event of an injury so we highly recommend you wear some for protection.
In between riding, track rollers are normally used to keep warm, so if you have these bring them along. Do bring along an extra jumper as well.
Bring drinks and healthy snacks to re-fuel – you will get VERY hungry! Be sure to bring some cash as well to buy more if you run out.
If you want to have a shower before heading home, remember your toiletry kit and a towel.
Don't forget spare clothes!
Useful Stuff to Pack - Parents/ Guardians
You WILL get cold standing around - bring an extra jumper or coat!
Whilst Slipstreamers are riding, adults can observe either from the seating around the track or from the middle, so if you have camping chairs or bean bags it is worth bringing them along!
Cards are accepted for the main transactions in the cafe, however there is no cash point on site – have some handy just in case you need it.
Arranging a Track Bike and Shoes
If you need to hire a bike, you can arrange this with velodrome reception on the day. Details are on their website.
Track bikes cost £7.50 for juniors (U18) and £10 for adults each to hire.
Calshot track bikes are fitted with Look Keo cleats - if you don't have shoes and need to hire a pair from reception, this will cost £3.50
Note that pedals are NOT allowed to be changed on hire bikes - please don't attempt to do so.
If you prefer, talk to our mechanics at the Clubhouse on the Saturday before the track session as they have a small selection of track bikes which you may be able to hire. Make certain the bike has cleats or straps, flat pedals may not be used on the track.
It is possible you may have to share hire bikes with fellow Members - please talk to each other if this is the case.
Food at Calshot
If you don't fancy a bring-your-own packed food, you should be able to enjoy a tasty meal or drink at the on-site cafe - details of opening times and what's on offer can be found on the Calshot Cafe website here. Track is hard work so do pack a few energy snacks such as a flapjack, a banana or a granola bar; and make sure you have plenty of water!