Join us for a virtual league

Race with us in BKOOL – Virtual track league from 1 March to 31 May 2021

Set your best time over events from 250m to 160 laps.

Ride when it suits you. Ride each event as many times as you want before the end date.

Resistance trainers with Ant+ speed and cadence sensors are allowed

Smart trainers are allowed.

How to start?

  • Register as a user on BKool if you are not registered yet on BKool.com (they have an one month free subscription and then one can subscribe monthly thereafter).
  • Download the BKool app to a device of your choice.
  • You might need an Ant+ stick to communicate to your pc or laptop.
  • To join the league -> Click on this link and join the TrackCyclingSA group
  • It is open to riders from across the world. You can invite your friends.
  • To compete:
  • Open the app and look for the league by scrolling down until you see “leagues”. Click on the event that you want to ride.
  • You can ride the events in any sequence. Be sure to finish each event before the end date. Here is the calendar:
Start date End date Stage name Distance
1 March 31 March Standing start 250m
1 March 31 March 6-laps 1500m
1 March 31 March 3000m 3000m
1 March 31 March 160-laps scratch race! 40km
1 April 30 April 1000m tt on the track 1000m
1 April 30 April 2000m on the track 2000m
1 April 30 April 15km track blast 15000m
1 April 30 April 4km 4000m
1 May 16 May 1 lap all out! 250m
1 May 16 May 7.5km 7500m
17 May 31 May The season finale. 500m! 500m

Rules:

Regular resistance trainers with an Ant+ cadence and speed sensors are allowed.

Smart trainers are allowed.

Efforts also require a Heart rate measurement and a cadence sensor.

Riders may not change their weight from the start to the end date of the league.

You may ride and pace with friends and other riders

Validation rules are in place and results are moderated by admin.

Training round-up 11 Feb 21

This week TrackCyclingSA had our first training sessions on BKOOL. Both sessions were 1 hour velodrome rides.

Jaco Scholtz kicked of the POWER HOUR ride on 6h30 (GMT +2) on Tuesday. He also kicked off the second ride which took place on Thursday morning at the same time.

Each rider can circulate at his / her own pace. The aim is to cycle for an hour. Both rides had several “Bots” that act as pace makers and there are generally 3 groups of pacemakers which will help riders to draft.

The 1 hour velodrome challenges are open for the whole day to riders from across the world so any rider can join at the time it suits them best.

Riders from France joined in on both of the morning sessions.

Next weeks rides will be on our calendar on BKOOL

Join us for a POWER HOUR!

Join us on BKOOL this week for an hour on the velodrome. We have one hour sessions on Tuesday and Thursday. The sessions are open to riders from across the world and you can join any time during Tue 9 Feb or Thu 11 Feb 2021.

You can ride it at any time during the day. There are some “bots” for company and also a “ghost” rider. You can draft the “bots”, but not the “ghost” rider.

Are you looking forward to an hour of this? We are!

Join the TrackCyclingSA virtual training group on BKOOL to see when we are training. All BKOOL riders are welcome.

Join the TrackCyclingSA virtual group and follow our training calendar.
Join the TrackCyclingSA virtual group on BKOOL. Our rides will be displayed on the Group option when you open the app.

Group rides are displayed on the app. See you soon!

Pedal with us

Racing is still not permitted in South Africa and the national federation is not sanctioning events yet. The call to race or not will be made in mid Feb’21.

This means that we are innovating and exploring some new avenues. TrackCyclingSA members have been training on several online platforms during the initial lockdown last year.

We are actively exploring online options to complement our real life training and to make up for the lack of racing. We have tested the velodrome option on BKOOL and have done a few trials in terms of training and racing. More feedback to follow.

TrackCyclingSA (in the 6-day jersey) training with riders from across the globe. Picture: BKOOL screengrab

Our members are also currently training at Bellville velodrome in small groups with Covid-19 regulations in place.

Our new rider program will kick off soon and will follow the appropriate Covid-19 measures. Contract jaco@trackcyclingsa.co.za to find out more about the new rider program (Bellville velodrome) and how to join us for online training.