Grasstrack and Cycle Speedway

The York Rally Grasstrack Arena has traditionally been one of the great venues of the Northern grasstrack circuit, and we are proud that it is now back, following the successful revival of the York Rally.

This year, due to a clash of dates, we are not hosting a BC National Series event – but we hope to be back with a full fixture next year.

However, in 2017, we are proud to be hosting the British Schools Cycling Association‘s National and Yorkshire Regional Grasstrack Championship – we look forward to welcoming many young racers and their supporters to the Rally on Saturday the 24th June.

  • Signing on from 11.30, to start at 12.30pm
  • (There will be a British Cycling GoRide event on between 11 am and 12 noon)
  • This event will run until LATE afternoon with three counting events.

For full details, rules and how to take part, please see the BCSA event web page.

Racers and their families are also welcome to stay overnight (Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday nights) as the Rally is also hosting a Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Summer Series event on Sunday.  Book a campsite pitch here. There’s masses to do at the Rally for racers and non-racers alike, with trade show, catering, cycle jumble, auction and more on site to tempt you to stay! And there’s easy access and free car parking, too.

We have a separate page for the Cyclo-Cross, with many great images – just click here.

7 thoughts on “Grasstrack and Cycle Speedway”

    1. Hi John, just checked with Dave Bishop who is organising the racing.

      He says: “We will organise tandem racing if two or more tandems enter. The more entries we receive the more races we can put on.”

      As yet, we don’t have any tandem entries, but some would be most welcome!

    1. Hi Angus, sorry for the slow reply! I’ve been waiting for the answer from Dave Bishop, the grasstrack organiser, but I’ve just found out he is away on holiday. I’ll get back with an answer ASAP when he’s back…. All the best, Peter

    2. Hi Angus, Dave’s now back and says “Saturday Grass Track schoolboy riders will need a BC Licence and this can be obtained on the day if necessary. Cycles need to have a fixed wheel and NO brakes. Helmets must be worn at all times. Entry form and parental consent form can be found on the BC website.” Hope that’s all you need! Cheers Peter

  1. HI Peter – is this the same for U 8s
    my 6 year old daughter likes to ride – can she do the race on her normal bike and does she need a licence? – we can’t really go to the expense of fixed wheel at this stage even if there was one available but want to introduce her to racing

    Many thanks
    Jan

    1. Hi Jan, again I’d best double check re the grasstrack but I’m pretty sure there will be opportunities :-). There’s also a British Cycling Go-Ride area and they will be offering free mini races and skills sessions for all ages under 16 – her normal bike will be fine, and bring a helmet if possible (but they can provide too). That’s 11-4 on Saturday and 1-4 on Sunday IIRC. At 11-12 on Saturday there’s also a cycle speedway ‘come and try’ session – I know fixed bikes are provided and kids welcome but not sure of the age range. Then on Sunday morning the Cyclo-Cross has classes down to under 8s and again normal bikes are fine 🙂

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