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This is a competitive sport that originated in the Victorian times, although Herne Hill London is presumed the forerunner being built in 1891 and is still alive, Paddington was the first track built in 1888 since demolished for housing.

It is difficult to breakdown the number of clubs, but tracks for this event are 4 and one would presume the clubs are either attached or close to these sites

Calshot - Short steeply banked track, Southampton, Indoor. London, Herne Hill, track in a shallow concrete bowl, Outdoor. UK, Manchester - 333m track constructed in 1996 Indoor Olympic size. Newport Welsh National opened 2003 Indoor wooden track

Though commonly associated with the more mature sports person, licenses are available for cycling competitions from the age of 8 through to 70+ These age's are broken into groups all the way through.

The member must have obtained a licence from the Federation before the race in question other than for time trials held under Federation Regulations.

This is a dedicated sport that takes many hours and years of training with great physical demands on the body. If you are athletic and enjoy competition with tactics, then this could be for you. Great team spirit and involvement is needed to succeed at this.

This sport has the potential to go all the way to the top and represent their country for the sports oriented individual, that enjoys team work and individual disciplines.

Closely Related Activities
Other skills that would be involved with this activity would be working out in a gym, knowing diet regimes and fitness routines.

Cost is a definitive factor in setting up for this activity, you are looking at approximately 850 pounds for a basic set up and the price goes up from there. You have to calculate into your costing insurance for the bike as well as for competition though some clubs are automatically covered for functions. Make sure you read any insurance quote before entering into an agreement as some insurance companies do not cover you or your bike during an actual race.

Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.

  The level of energy that could be required Energy  
  The level of demand that could be required by your arms Arms  
  The level of demand that could be required by your legs Legs  
  The level of demand that could be required by your sight. Sight  
  The level of demand that could be required by your hearing. Hearing  
  The level of demand that could be required by your speech. Speech  
  The level of demand of Cerebral Learning that could occur as a direct consequence of absorbing factual information. Learning  

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