Sara Crumpton says:
News for our Youth riders.
Andy Burns says:
Black Country Triathletes are putting on an event at
Stourport on 17 May for those aged 16 and under. It does clash
with the Youth Omnium events but if you're not a track rider and
like a bit of running as well, it will be ideal. Please see attached
for further detail.
Dave Viner says:
I saw my first road race in Ellesmere, 1968; from that
day I was inspired to have a go at cycling.
One of the aims of putting on The Halesowen RR is to inspire children
to have a go in the future. I appreciate there is more going on
11th May but it would be good to see as many youngsters at the
race, getting involved [observing marshalling, line judging etc]
as possible. If anyone knows others who may like to help out on
the day please let Keith Weavin or I know. email@example.com
Angela Gregory says:
Taster/novice track sessions 6pm until 6.30pm starting
Wednesday 30th April, £3 Halesowen members, bike hire: Non
members £5 session and £5 bike hire max of 2 sessions
(for non members only).
Club Secretary Kate Allen says:
Please be aware work on the changing rooms continues and there
is going to be a boiler upgrade starting on Monday 7th April.
This will impact running water availability so they will be out
of action for a little while. Hopefully this last stage of the
refurb won't take long and then the decorating can be undertaken
to finish off the job.
Andy Burns says:
A reminder: Parents, entry is now open for the Midland
Youth Omniums. Also there is a Junior Omnium at Halesowen and
under Lyme 17th May, Halesowen 1st June, Wolverhampton 14 June.
is a superb competition and is fairly high profile, especially
if you get to the finals.
John Crumpton says:
An important message for Youth riders: The new initiative
of track cluster sessions is aimed at all youth riders within
the club who are looking to compete and ride in the Midland Youth
Omnium series’, and eventually try to progress onwards towards
Regional Schools of Racing (RSR) and national level competition.
It is an opportunity for riders to gain extra quality coached
track sessions and also for club coaches to gain more experience
in developing their coaching skills. The age group it is initially
aimed at is Youth B (12-14 yrs), but will also be gauged on ability
and progression and will be monitored by the club coaches.
It is hoped in future to develop the sessions throughout the year
where upon it will lead onto regular track cluster sessions at
Derby velodrome next winter, when it comes on line towards the
end of the year and it is also being looked at to introduce it
to circuit racing, Mtb and eventually cyclo cross. These sessions
will be manned and organised by club volunteer’s from all
the clubs involved with the West Midlands Club Development.
I would ask people who express interest in this long term initiative
to be patient with its development and anyone interested in getting
involved with the running of it to contact John Crumpton (club
Could I please ask those people who are interested in their son/daughter
taking part in future sessions to register their interest by downloading
the following form and filling in the necessary details so as
I can compile a list of riders to be considered for the future
up and coming events.
By expressing interest does not guarantee you a place on these
sessions but each rider will be considered on merit by the club
coaches involved and will help whenever possible to develop rider
skills in order to strive towards selection. Click here
to download form to register interest.
The British National Masters Track Championships at Newport are
scheduled for 27-29 June. Click
Here for further details or Here
for the BC link.
Paul Barker says:
To raise the profile of the club both locally and nationally,
we would like to organise our very own 100km sportive to take
place on the Sunday ( 24th ) of the August bank holiday weekend.
The success of the event will very much depend on the number of
people who will volunteer their resource to undertake various
duties including:- Marshaling, Car park attendants , Photography,
"Caterers", On course support and many other duties
which will be both club and route based.
our objective is very time driven and we would therefore request
that anyone who would consider offering their services for the
event, please contact Paul Barker via email firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than 20th March.
the event we do not achieve the support required, we will unfortunately
have to forgo the opportunity to organize our event and the benefits
it would bring the club.
should we get the support, we will hopefully achieve our objectives
and give all the volunteers the opportunity to ride the course
together on the Saturday preceding the event and to enjoy the
after event party.
John Crumpton says:
attached a spreadsheet detailing some of the youth events
Kate Allen says:
Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 - Club Challenge. We
are again offering British Cycling affiliated clubs the chance
to apply for team entries for this 100-mile event. Team categories
are all men, all women or mixed (two male and two women) –
you must specify the number of teams you want in each category
when you apply. Click
here for further details.
Midlands Women’s TT Series says:
We have just launched an exciting new website for the 8th Midlands
Women’s TT Series which takes place this season from March
to August and includes six established local 10-mile time trials.
All female cyclists (over the age of 12) are encouraged to come
and take part, whatever their level of performance or previous
experience of time trialling. All you need is a road-worthy bike
– a specific TT machine is definitely not a requirement.
This is the place to meet other women who like to rise to a challenge
and see how fast they can go on a bike. Everyone is welcome! http://mwtts.org.uk/
Please click on the FNTL link above for news of this coming season's
Andrew Lloydlangston is riding Stage One of the Tour de France
this year. He's raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research
here to read more.
Club Secretary Kate Allen says:
The anticipated works to refurbish the showers will be commencing
early February. This is a significant investment for the club
and will improve the overall facilities on site. Please take extra
care around the building works to ensure you safety. The weights
section has kindly agreed that we can pop in and use their toilets
facility when the clubhouse is closed.
TDF: Check this out. If you fancy
a trip up to Yorkshire to soak up some of the action at the TDF
Grand Depart, then why not join some of us who are going to Harewood
House. The tour actually go through the grounds, there are led
rides (bronze, silver or gold pace) to another vantage point to
watch the tour, running and cycling activities on site ranging
from gentle family rides to duathlons and time trials if you fancy
further information about the Dare2b Festival of Cycling at Harewood
House please visit the website. http://www.festivalofcycling.org/
have access to 25% discount voucher codes and have enough spare
to invite your family & friends too. Please contact email@example.com
for more details or the individual discount codes for booking.
(Under 12’s are free and you can have 2 tents on 1 pitch
or any camper or caravan combo, the pitch is up to 8 people.)