A fantastic opportunity for Women British Cycling members in Go-Ride clubs to
participate in a coaching session at Manchester Velodrome.
The sessions are supported by Level 2 Track cycling coaches from the Go-Ride regional team and by
qualified volunteers from Go-Ride clubs. The activities will allow participants to develop their basic track cycling techniques and build their confidence to facilitate their progression into club and public
Good coaching and access to facilities are major factors in engaging and sustaining participation. By using expertise in the Go-Ride network and iconic facilities such as the home of the Great Britain cycling team we can encourage more women and girls to participate with their local Go-Ride
club on a regular basis and contribute to getting 1 million more women and girls cycling.
Lakes and Lancs SpoCo aims to encourage the use of "Sporting" courses for cycle Time Trials as an alternative to the use of traffic-laden dual-carriageway courses. It does this by means of collating and publishing league tables for selected events, mainly in Cumbria and Lancashire, but also including
The events selected are existing events held under CTT rules by existing clubs. They are selected on the basis of the nature of the course used and are held between February and July.
The league is funded by an affiliation fee of £15.00 from clubs whose members wish to be included in the competition, and donations from promoting clubs.
A prize presentation and free buffet is provided for participants at the final event of the season, usually in early July.
League tables will be produced after each event and they will be posted on the website as soon as possible following the event.
The competition is open to any rider whose club is affiliated to "Lakes and Lancashire SpoCo" at a cost of £15 per club. Any club can affiliate. Individual riders do not have to make any claims for points since they are awarded automatically following club affiliation.
Competitors are only eligible for points in events following club affiliation.
The competition is run on a points basis. For each event 120 points are awarded for first place, decreasing by 1 point for each subsequent place.
Riders who are not in SpoCo affiliated clubs will be disregarded in the points allocation. Only competitors appearing on the result sheet will be awarded points.
There are 20 qualifying events. Riders can enter as many events as they wish.
The general competition is determined by each rider’s best 8 results, but the youth and junior prizes will be based on the best 4 results.
The club prize will be determined by the combined total of the top 3 riders points total from each club from any of the general competitions.
A detailed league table will be posted on the website at regular intervals to enable teams and individuals to monitor their progress.
Veterans over 40
Veterans over 50
Veterans over 60
Veterans over 70
Teams of 3
Prizes will be awarded in each category only if there are at least two qualifiers.
The category of each competitor is fixed on the first event in February.
A rider who changes club during the competition will transfer his/her points to the new club provided the competition has not passed the first event in May. Thereafter, the rider will continue to be identified (for SpoCo purposes) with the old club and continue to accumulate points for that club.
Each club will be required to nominate a SpoCo contact who will be responsible for displaying Lakes and Lancashire SpoCo information at club gatherings. The SpoCo organiser will send out regular mailings throughout the duration of the competition.
Ties for the prize categories in the final league table will be resolved by counting the number of 1st places. If still equal, 2nd places will be counted, then 3rds etc.
For more details contact Jon Colborne Time Trial Secretary.
"GET STOKE'd" at Greystoke Forest on Sunday 22nd July
We're hosting the July round of the new Cumbria Summer race series which is a off road race, open to all ages & abilities. We've managed to secure the use of Greystoke Forest for the day, the course is a mixture of singletrack, forest paths & forest roads & can be ridden on a Mountain bike or Cyclo cross bike.
The idea behind the series is to give everyone a chance to have a go at racing, whether you're young or old, a novice or expert. In fact, the whole family could join in, as there are categories for under 8's, under 10's, under 12's, under 14's, under 16's, Ladies, Juniors, Seniors and Veterans.MTB XC -Youth Age categories
U16: year of birth in 1996 or 1997.
U14: year of birth in 1998 or 1999.
U12: year of birth in 2000 or 2001.
U10: year of birth in 2002 or 2003.
U8: year of birth in 2004 or earlier.
Entries will be taken online & on the day with registration open from 9.30am at Greystoke Forest - Click here to view map
Cumbria Summer Cross Country Cycle Racing - June 16th
Cyclewise are hosting the June round of this new open-to-all race series. Entries on the day only, with registration open from 10am at Masmill Car Park, Whinlatter Forest, Braithwaite
The idea behind the series is to give everyone a chance to have a go at
racing, whether you're young or old, a novice or expert. In fact, the whole
family could join in, as there are categories for under-10s, under-12s,
under-14s, under-16s, Ladies, Juniors, Seniors and Veterans.
So let's see the Beacon colours representated in every age group
Bob McLean is promoting 3 grass track events in Cumbria over the Summer.
The events are open to Seniors & youth riders, fixed wheeled track bikes must be used.
Sunday 27th May - Bitts Park, Carlisle
Saturday 21st July - Frenchfields Sport centre, Penrith
Thursday 29th July - Rydal Park, Ambleside
Border City Wheelers Reliability ride - 12th February
The BCW event on 12 February starts from Down-a-Gate community centre in Warwick Bridge. First group sets off at 9.30am, then 10am and 10.30am. The route (approx 55 miles) will take the riders to Mungrisdale. Tea and biscuits at Mungrisdale village hall, with hot bacon/sausage roll and brew back at Down-a-Gate. Entry fee £3.00 (£2.00 for concessions). Meal ticket (£3.50) to be purchased at signing on. NO TICKET, NO SCRAN!!
for reliability ride rules and regulations.VC Cumbria's reliability ride - 25th February
The HQ for the ride will be Eaglesfield village hall.
Three groups or individual starts as per riders preference. 1st group 9.00 2nd 9.30 3rd 10.00 route TBA with optional stop somewhere two routes one short one long. No road markings! maps will be available. Route is on map my ride.com
The following link will take you to map my ride.
look for landisonaharley or rides from Eaglesfield. Route will be confirmed a week before hand!
Riders to wear helmets and obey traffic laws and are responsible for their own safety. Under 16 riders to be accompanied by an adult, all riders must carry some identification and must not ride more than two abreast, these are requirements of the insurance, Entry fee £5 which includes refreshments after the ride in the hall. Entry fee also includes insurance fee. Any volunteers from the club who can serve tea/take entries or ride route would be very welcome. Peter Taylor Ride - 25th March 2012
The route is 100km (62m)
As before the event HQ will be Eaglesfield Village Hall, Eaglesfield, Near Cockermouth.
Riders enter/sign on at the start from 9.00am.
Riders will be started in groups with the first group leaving at 9.30 a.m.
All riders must wear a helmet
The minimum age for this event is 13 years.
Riders 13 to 17 must provide a completed parental consent form at the start.
The route will be fully marked by directional arrows (road marked). There will be no marshals.
There will be an optional cafe stop at the Dunes Cafe, Bank Mill Garden Centre, Mawbray. Approx mid distance.
Sunday 4th March - Captain Cook Challenge, Saltburn on Sea
57 miles, 8.00am start
Sunday 25th March - Kendal Sportive, Kendal
70 miles, 8.30am start
Sunday 15th April - Lakeland Loop, Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
70 miles, 8.00am start
Saturday 21st April - West Riding Classic, Clapham75 miles
Sunday 17th June - White Rose Classic, Ilkley
84 miles, 7.00am start
Sunday 24th June - High Moors Sportive, Appleby
72 miles, 7.30am start
Saturday 30th June - Northern Rock Cyclone
104 miles, 8.00am start
Sunday 8th July - Manchester to Blackpool
60 miles, 7.00-8.00am start
Saturday 11th August - Galloway Recycle Sportive, Kirkudbright
102 miles, 8.00-10.00am start
This list was complied by John Leveson & he'll be participating in the sportives listed aboveall so if you would like more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To all Beacon Wheelers member Youth A & B this is a great opportunity for a days coaching by British Cycling's Talent Developement coaches so get your applications in ASAP.
With Spring rapidly approaching, the road racing season is on it’s way again and this must mean it’s time for another Mallory Park National School of Racing!
The session will be road specific and take place at Mallory Park in Leicestershire on the Thursday 16 February. The session is for established Regional Schools of Racing riders, as well as giving riders who are first year under 14 (not yet of the age to attend Regional Schools of Racing) the opportunity to have a taste of the discipline, skill and endurance levels required in the future.
This is a Talent Program session and the Talent programme in its two tier form is in place to cater for riders only with the birth years listed below. For 2012, we are going to have a maximum of 120 subscriptions that will be chosen from applications received.
With your application you must have a valid email address so we can forward information and be able to prove:
The reason for the criteria is that over the last few years we have had increasing numbers of riders who are complete novice attending sessions. Dropping these riders into sessions as technically testing as this and at the speeds we run the sessions at, has caused safety issues for those riders and the riders around them. It has also been a very negative experience for those young riders who are just buying into our mega sport. Our main objective is to create a real fun learning experience which does not de-motivate or injure our young cyclists.
- You are birth years 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999
- Regularly racing at a regional and or national level.
- Evidence of participation in Go-Ride club or holiday scheme or BC or British Triathlon GROUP coaching sessions.
For this event you will need road bikes only with no tri bars please. If you feel this rules you out of the NSR, we advocate that you should be looking to take part in some local club activity or Go-Ride Racing and holiday club sessions and then move on to some low level regional racing. Together with our Go-Ride colleagues, we can steer you in the right direction. You can find a list of your regional go-ride team here - Regional Development Staff.
Applications need to be emailed to Anneliese Heard by Monday 23 January at email@example.com. From this, you will receive a parental consent form, session details and information about online entry. Please call on 07515 606 629 if you have any questions.
If you are a qualified coach and wish to assist us on the day, there are a number of logistical roles we need help with, please can you contact Anneliese Heard on the above email address by Wednesday 8 February. Coaches will then be given a role for the day on or off the bike and will be forwarded session plans.
Please note: This day is not about selection for the talent team in any way - it is about a lesson in racing! OK guys, get mailing and let's have a top time!
National School of Racing Application Form
North East Event promoters, Velo29 are once again ruining their Winter Series at Croft Motor Racing Circuit near Darlington.
Last year was the first and regardless of the weather, at least 60 riders turned up from as far a field as Dumfries and the Isle Of Man to enjoy fun and safe racing on this now established Cycling Venue.
The format is Go-Race/ 4th Cat's followed by a Handicapped E/1/2/3/4 race, the handicapping is generous and the racing good.
The events are Saturday 28th Jan and then every Saturday in February with the 25th been the prestigious National Road season opener, the North East Trophy, an opportunity to race with the Countries best riders.
As with all Velo29 events, the atmosphere is great and the events team go he extra mile to make for good racing, great fun and are more than happy to help first timers cut their teeth in circuit racing.
Each event is £15 with the Go-Race/ 4th Cat event at 11:30 and the E/1/2/3/4 at 12:30. Ambitious 4th Cat's can do both races for £15!!
Further details are at www.velo29events.com
and you can enter via the internet, postal or on the day.
Below is details of a mad madison event, if your are keen to have go let us know & we'll sort a few teams out & these can b
A non points counting event but part of the North West Cyclo Cross league, the ‘Mad Madison Christmas Cross’ will take place on Saturday 10 December. The event will be held at the Clayton Vale Park in Central Manchester and close to the National Cycling Centre. Signing on will at the Evans Cycles shop at the NCC, with free refreshments after the race for all race entrants at the new Velodrome Cafe. Changing facilities will also be available at the NCC
There will be some great prizes from Evans Cycles, with special prizes including best dressed riders, Vets, Family teams, Women Teams and of course the overall winners. You can bring a partner or we will sort you out with someone on the day!
Parking will be at the NCC and will be a short ride from the NCC. The course will be adjacent to the River Park Road entrance of Clayton Vale (Not the Visitor Centre Entrance – as per previous ClaytonVale events). It will be a short 5 minute lap so should be fast and furious !!!
Racing will kick off at 11am with an U12 even, with the Madison at 12am – Under 16s will be able to ride in the Madison event.
Entry Fees are as follows (all on the day)