Some of nation’s strongest up-and-coming track cyclists will be descending on the National Cycling Centre this weekend for this year’s National Track Championships. Dozens of elite riders – many of whom are already among the Team GB and British Cycling ranks – will be fighting for the red, white and blue striped jerseys in eight different events at the 32nd edition of these championships. Six-time Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny is just one of many riders signed up to the event who has represented England or Great Britain on an international level.
The field predominantly consists of younger riders, such as Bahrain-McLaren’s Fred Wright, who won the Madison alongside fellow Team GB rider Rhys Britton at last year’s edition of the event. Many of the Under-23 riders taking part are also prolific BUCS competitors, with several winners from the BUCS Track Championships in November – such as Loughborough’s Francesca Hall and Emily Capewell, and Imperial’s Yewande Adesida – hoping for glory on the national stage. Other riders looking to retain their titles include Team HUUB-Wattbike’s John Archibald, who pipped team-mate Dan Bigham to the Individual Pursuit title in 2019, whilst the pair took home the Team Pursuit gold medals during the same weekend.
The National Track Championships will be taking place between 24-26 January 2020 at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester. Event information can be found on the British Cycling website.