How can I enter an NCRA race at Rockingham?
Simply turn up on a Thursday night at the Speedway (See map on the courses page) with a valid racing license (or day license) and pay £15 for members of non affiliated clubs and £10 for members of affiliated clubs.
How much does it cost to race?
All Handicap races (see dates on the events page) are £10 for affiliated clubs and £15 for members of non affiliated clubs.
Scratch races are once a month and are £15 for everybody.
Are the Rockingham races part of a series?
Yes. Each Thursday night Handicap is part of a season long series whereby riders accumulate points for top 20 placings (irrespective of British Cycling points) which will equate to an overall winner at the end of the series. Each riders best 10 placings will count.
Scratch races do not count towards the series and will have their own prize money awarded on the night.
What time does the Thursday night racing start?
Each race is on British Cycling, but additionally they are on the Events page and a start time for each race is included. Please note the difference in start times, this is due to other races on the night and at each end of the season daylight can become an issue.
Where can I find out if the race has been cancelled?
The NCRA Facebook page is updated almost daily and provides a simple way of seeing, or asking, if an event has been cancelled. The homepage of this website may also include important information within the latest news section.
Please read the questions and answers thoroughly before getting in touch with the NCRA via the contact page
We receive many questions from riders over the season and aim to answer everything we can as quickly as possible.
My son or daughter will be racing the Youth race, will there be a gear check?
Yes, we will be checking the gears of the Youth racers for their respective age groups.
Do I need to wear my club/team kit for racing?
Cat 4- No, in Cat 4 racing it is not required, although we do prefer that you do as it makes identifying riders in the sprints easier.
Cat 2/3- Yes, you will need to wear your club/team kit as required by British Cycling Rules.
Can I use my TT bike, or my fixie?
No, NCRA races are run under British Cycling regulations which incorporates the UCI technical regulations. Please see here for more details.
Please note, the use of disc brakes is not permitted in any NCRA racing.
How do I enter the early season Spring Handicaps?
For the Spring Handicaps we ask that each affiliated club NCRA liason (non affiliated clubs may not enter at all) co-ordinate the clubs allotted spaces and ensure that those people then enter online.
When entering please specify that you are NOT willing to be listed as a reserve as no reserves will be allocated for the Handicaps.
Any change to this will be communicated in enough time prior to the race.
The links for online entry can be found on the events page with each race. Please watch the latest news, or the Facebook page, to see announcements regarding the races being live on British Cycling.
Do I need to bring my own number for racing?
Rockingham- Handicap race riders are allocated a numbers on their first time signing on to the series, you will now keep this number for the entire year.
Scratch races- Rockingham Speedway scratch races will be run the conventional way of collecting (and returning) a number on the night.
Early season handicaps- These races will also be run the conventional way, with riders being provided with their returnable number at the sign on.
Where do I park for the Rockingham races?
Upon entering the circuit you will be directed by the Speedway staff at the barrier. Please see the map on the Events page for directions. You will not be the only rider on the night, so if in doubt, ask.
When will the results for each race be posted on British Cycling?
The results for each race will be posted onto British Cycling usuallly within a week of the race, this depends on the organisers schedule, when British Cycling process them & additionally any delay due to not being able to identify riders from video/picture footage.