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Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Velodrome preparation …. Help needed !

Brian Annable, the promoter of the Meadowbank Grand Prix for the last 30 would like a bit of help to get the track ready for the event. He is asking if you can come down on Friday evening 8th of May 2012 to put some flags up in the stand Read more →

Time running out to enter the Meadowbank GP

The Meadowbank Grand Prix will be held on the 9th and 10th June at the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh after the threatened closure of the Meadowbank Velodrome was prevented by a partnership agreement between the City of Edinburgh Council and the officials of East of Scotland Track Promoters Association (ESTPA). Read more →

Scottish Cycling Friday night track sessions at Meadowbank.

This season Richard Lord, Scottish Cycling East of Scotland Development Officer is taking on the co-ordination of the coaching for the youth development sessions, formally run by the Edinburgh Road Club Juniors . The first session will be this Friday (25th May) and will be conducted by Mark Young, British Read more →

ESCA Pursuit Championships postponed

The organiser of the ESCA pursuit championships has confirmed that the event planned for this evening (18 May) has been cancelled due to the rain. A new date will be confirmed as soon as possible.

ESCA Sprint Championships rained off

The organiser of the ESCA sprint championships has confirmed that the event planned for this evening (11 May) has been cancelled due to the rain. A new date will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Meadowbank “Devil Masterclass” Session.

The elimination event,the devil take the hindmost has been a popular track meeting “filler event” for a 100 years. Every track rider has taken part in a devil, on the grass, on the big flat track squeezing in to the safety hedge as well as on the boards. From Bearsden Read more →

Revised dates for ESCA Championship events

Allister Watson, organiser of the ESCA Track Championships, has advised of new dates for ESCA Track Championships following the cancellation of the first event in the series as a result of the unavailability of the velodrome due to council election counts being held at Meadowbank Stadium. The new dates are Read more →

New Junior Women Flying Lap Record

Katie Archibald, Edinburgh Racers, has set a new ESCA and ESCA Allcomers Record for the 250m Flying lap. During Meadowbank Track League on 1 May 2012 Katie recorded a time of  17.94 seconds. The previous record stood since 1995 and was set by Gillean Carroll of Dunedin CC in a Read more →

Season tickets now available

Want to save money on your track events? Want to save the hassle of having cash for track leagues? Want to make entering the major events at Meadowbank easier? Then the 2012 Season Ticket is for you!! Spreading the cost over 8 easy monthly installments an ‘Open’ season tickets is Read more →

Can you help track cycling in Edinburgh?

Following on from ESTPA taking on the management and operation of Meadowbank velodrome, the track surface has been really well maintained by Tosh Scott, but the buildings are in a state of neglect after quite a few years of the velodrome operating on an “essential maintenance basis” In short they Read more →