Track Cycling

Sizes of Our Local Velodromes

Sizes of our local velodromes Velodrome Length Bank Angle Track Width Straight Angle Length at Rail Radius Milton 250 42 7 12 285 UCI Cat 1 250 42-45 ?? 7-8 12-13 285 ?? 19-25 FCV 138 51 4.8 17 ?? - great article of physics of velodrome bankings

The Joy of Recreational Track Cycling

In the depths of winter, options for cycling become less appealing… Do I ride outdoors in the cold, wet, and wind? Or sweat it out indoors on a trainer, listening to music or a video to combat the boredom? There’s another option! With the construction of the Mattamy National Cycling Centre for the Pan Am Games, there’s a beautiful world-class indoor velodrome facility within reasonable driving distance of Ottawa. I expect many people associate “velodrome” with competitive cycling - that it’s just for the racers, cyclo-sportifs, the “really fast guys”.

Velodrome Basics

This page gives you a detailed tour around velodromes, using the two indoor velodromes in Ontario as examples:

Essential Rules of the Track

This page is deliberately short. We ride the track a lot and we keep coming across people not following these essential rules, resulting is quite a number of close calls. Crashes in recreational track cycling are rare, and we want to keep them that way!

About TrackNut

Welcome to Track Nut! We’re a couple of, well old, guys from Ontario that have re-discovered the joy of track cycling after over 30 years absence from the track. With the construction of the amazing Mattamy National Cycling Centre in 2015, we couldn’t resist the lure of a UCI class 1 velodrome on our doorstep. We’re generally on the track multiple times a week.