Grass Track Cycling


Watch this exciting sport in the arena. The races range from 500m to 3200m.

The premium cycle event of the afternoon is the “Devil Take Hindmost” where the last competitor is eliminated at the end of each circuit until the prizes goes to the “last man standing”. 

The cycling events have had a chequered history in the sports. It was the Cycle Club which originally promoted the first “Amateur Athletic Sports” in 1892. At that time the Committee consisted of members of the cycle club and a few outsiders and the events included two cycle races, the 5 and 3 mile handicaps.

Many events with our type of location have switched to mountain cycling, however here at Ambleside we have retained track cycling around a 300m circuit which ensures that the sport remains exciting for the spectators. Both the Senior and Junior events are also handicapped which helps to ensure that every race is closely contested. Bob McLean of the Border City Wheelers organises the Cycling Programme and we can look forward to many closely contested events.
At Senior level we have the 500m, 800m, 1600m, 3200m handicap races, along with the premier “Devil Takes the Hindmost” event. The Junior races are a scratch 300m, with 500m and 800m being handicapped. The three ladies races comprise of 500m, 800m and 1500m. 

EVENT 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
MENS SENIOR 500m Rowan Elliott Ben Elliot Ben Elliot Sam Ross Sam Ross Rowan Elliott
800m Rowan Elliot Rowan Elliot Dave Heald Rowan Elliot Sam Ross Mark Donovan
1600m Richard Lambert Sam Ross Mike Tyas Dean Fargher Michael Hall Mark Donovan
3200m Richard Lambert Ben Elliot Ben Elliot Ben Elliot Sam Ross Mark Donovan
Devil takes the Hindmost Richard Lambert Sam Ross Ben Elliot Ben Elliot Mark Donovan Mark Donovan
LADIES SENIOR 500m       Rebecca Morley Kylie Egglestone Jo Smith
800m       Katy Lucas Olivia Bent Henrietta Colborne
1600m       Henrietta Colborn Penny Kingsland Olivia Bent
JUNIOR Under 14’s 500m         Matty Egglestone  
Under 16’s 500m         James Martin Jack Barton
Under 14’s 800m         Matty Egglestone  
Under 16’s 800m         Tom Roper Jack Barton
Handicap 1500m           Archie Irving