TrackCyclingSA club 500m tt championship (11/9/21)

TrackCyclingSA cycling club held our 8th annual 500m TT club championship at Bellville velodrome today. The 500m is one of the first events that our new riders experience. It is part of our Ride the Wall track intro. It is incredible to see how riders progress over the years.

The overall winner is crowned based on a handicap system that takes age in to consideration. This year overall winner was quickest on the clock and on the handicap system.

Well done Dirk van Zyl on retaining the club champion trophy for the 3rd consecutive year and on setting a new club record of 36.54s. Photos courtesy of Jarred Brown.

Awards:

Final podium l to r: Devaroux Jacobs, Dirk van Zyl and Jaco Scholtz
1st woman – Donna Marriott
Fastest new riders from left to right: Simon Augustyn (2nd), Nelson Sardinha (1st) and Sean Howard (3rd)
Winner of the fastest lap, Dirk van Zyl. First lap 20.26s and second lap 16.28s

Gauteng and Northern regions Track Cycling Championship 2021 (from 21/08/21)

The Gauteng Track & Northern regions Cycling championship was held over two weekends at Hector Norris Park in Johannesburg.

Here are the results of the elite men’s and women’s races:

1500m Men

  1. R. Broxham
  2. J. van Wyk
  3. B. Moqumo

1500m Women

  1. C. Gnudi
  2. E. Gianchino
  3. V. Bester

Match Sprint Men

  1. D. Abbot
  2. M. Abrahams
  3. B. Moqumo

Match sprint Women (Open)

  1. K. Uys
  2. C. Gnudi
  3. M. Roller

Keirin Men

  1. J. van Wyk
  2. M. Abrahams
  3. B. Moqumo

Keirin Women (Open)

  1. E. Gianchino
  2. C. Gnudi
  3. V. Bester

TT men

  1. M. Abrahams
  2. B. Moqumo
  3. D. Abbot

TT Women

  1. C. Gnudi

Elimination men

  1. J. van Wyk
  2. M. Abrahams
  3. B. Moqumo

Elimination women

  1. C. Gnudi

Scratch men (open)

  1. J. van Wyk
  2. J. Dyke
  3. R. Broxham

Scratch women (open)

  1. C. Gnudi
  2. E. Gianchino
  3. M. Roller

Points men (open)

  1. J. van Wyk
  2. M. Broxham
  3. J. Dike

Points women (open)

  1. E. Gianchino
  2. K. Uys
  3. M. Roller

Individual pursuit men

  1. J. van Wyk
  2. M. Broxham
  3. M. Abrahams

Individual pursuit women

  1. E. Gianchino
  2. L. Labuschagne

Virtual league standings

The first month of the TrackCyclingSA virtual league has wrapped up. The league runs up to the end of May and there are 7 more events (stages).

Riders on the BKOOL virtual velodrome

Here are the standings as at the end of March

There are still 42 points up for grabs over the next 7 events.

Join us now on the TrackCyclingSA group on BKOOL to compete.

TrackCyclingSA virtual league update

Riders have up to 31 March to complete the first 4 rounds of the TrackCyclingSA virtual track league. The events are 250m, 1500m, 3km and 40km long in distance. Join the TrackCyclingSA group on BKOOL to compete.

Riders can ride the rounds of the league on their own or they can link up with friends to push for better times and faster racing. Riders can view the times for group efforts on the TrackCyclingSA group calendar on BKOOL.

Here are the top 8:

Pos.UserTimeDifferenceCountry
1Jo1:10:36,00:00:00,0 
2Jaco1:13:06,00:02:30,0 
3Dirk1:19:28,00:08:52,0 
4Mick1:30:43,00:20:07,0 
5Per1:34:04,40:23:28,4 
6Marco1:35:18,40:24:42,4 
7Michael1:36:16,90:25:40,9 
8Pierre1:39:23,00:28:47,0 
Notice – riders need to make workouts open to groups and friends for it to appear on the league table.

Virtual league standings

TrackCyclingSA virtual league standings

21 March 2021

Join the TrackCyclingSA group on BKOOL to compete.

Here are the virtual standings to date. Our club champion, Dirk van Zyl, moved in to the top spot after setting the fastest time in the 40km race. That is a great effort since he specializes in the sprint events ranging from the 200m qualifying up to the keirin race in distance.

RankNameTimeDifferenceCountry
1.Dirk1:19:280:00:00
2.Jaco1:21:490:02:21
3.Mick1:30:430:11:15
4.Per1:30:450:14:14
5.Pierre1:34:450:15:17
6.Michael1:35:040:15:36
7.Anton1:35:340:16:06
8.Marco1:36:030:16:35

Can I still join?

Yes! The events are open to riders from across the globe. Ride the event any time that suits you or link up with others in the group to ride together. Be sure to finish it before the end date to set your own time. A rider will be allocated the time of the last rider +5% if he/she missed an end date. The league runs up to 31 May 2021.

Events calendar:

Start dateEnd dateStage nameDistance
1 March31 MarchStanding start250m
1 March31 March6-laps1500m
1 March31 March3000m3000m
1 March31 March160-laps scratch race!40km
1 April30 April1000m tt on the track1000m
1 April30 April2000m on the track2000m
1 April30 April15km track blast15000m
1 April30 April4km4000m
1 May16 May1 lap all out!250m
1 May16 May7.5km7500m
17 May31 MayThe season finale. 500m!500m

Find out more about joining and connecting on Smart or regular resistance trainers.

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.

Congratulations

Well done to Matthew Ferguson, Dirk van Zyl and Jaco Scholtz who were awarded Western Province colours in 2020 for their achievements at the Western Cape track cycling championship.

They earned the colours by winning races in their respective age groups.