Being able to look back on this season has given me ample opportunity to observe the highs and lows that I have been through. This varied from having my very first race win on New Year`s Eve to being off the bike for 3 weeks with flu in February.
Youth Go-Ride Coaching – Sat 2nd Sept
I hope everyone’s enjoyed a great summer holiday. The Go-Ride coaching will resume at Thorneyford Farm on Saturday 2nd Sept and run for 7 weeks up to and including Sat 14th Oct. The CX season has started and these sessions will use a combination of field and hard surfaces so CX / mountain bikes or similar with gears will be required and please dress for the variable autumn conditions!
Venue: Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, Ponteland, NE20 0AJ
Time: 8:45 - 9:45 Cost: £3 on the day
The coaches will split the riders into appropriate groups based on their ability.
We’re looking for volunteers to lead the youth club rides on Saturday mornings through September. Please contact me if you are able to lead one of these rides. Older youth members will be able to join the other club rides departing from the farm at 10am. This provides the opportunity for progression but please ensures that you start in the slower groups and only progress when comfortable to do so. If in doubt please speak with one of the coaches and remember all members under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Other Racing Opportunities
For those looking to race the Cyclocross season starts this Sunday 3rd Sept at Hetton (CXNE) with racing for all ages. Info on the 2 regional CX leagues can be found here:
The Cyclo Cross North East (CXNE).
North East CycloCross League (NECCL). http://neccl.co.uk/
For other events being organised locally please take a look at the British Cycling Events webpages. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/home
Please speak with one of the coaches if you would like more information or advice. If you have any questions please contact myself or speak with one of the coaches.