Congratulations to Beth Crumpton, who once again was crowned National
Under 23 MTB XC Champion. That's four in a row!
BC 2014 National Youth Omnium Track Championships: Josh Field
finished in a fantastic 6th Place with Ryan Brookes 8th in a very
tough Under 12 section of NATIONAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS at Welwyn
Garden City Velo. Both were well up on expectations.
Lorna was involved in a horrific pile up in the U14's Girls race.
She received broken tooth and many cuts and bruises but bravely
got back on her bike to make sure she completed remaining races.
FNTL programme for this Friday, 25 July. Please print off and
bring with you. or
Photos from the track champs now in the gallery; it looked like
a fun day.
Acorns Children's Hospice are holding their cycling event ‘The
Seven Valley Cycle Challenge’ on the 17th August 2014. The
cycle will begin in Bridgnorth and finish in Bewdley and offers
participants the choice of the 40 mile, 20 mile or 10 mile cycle.
for more detail.
On the 29th November 2014 the World Cup Cyclo Cross arrives in
Britain for the first time in its history. I am planning on taking
a coach down to the event so that we can all experience the magnificent
spectacle that is a World Cross event. If you are interested in
going, please click here
Heart of England Bike Ride Enjoy a great day
out on the Sunday 20th July, join hundreds of cyclists for this
year’s Heart of England Bike Ride organised by Knowle and
Dorridge Lions, this year from Packwood National Trust House.
Choose between 13, 19 or 31 miles (20, 30 or 50km) circular sign-posted
routes along quiet country lanes through pretty Warwickshire villages,
and help raise funds for British Heart Foundation.
Please visit www.knowleanddorridgelions.com/bikeride
where you can find out how to register online for what is bound
to be an excellent day out in the countryside with the option
of visiting the beautiful historic Packwood House and gardens
free and having a picnic from the Lions hog roast after your ride.
Paul Barker says:
I am looking for a small number of helpers to assist in the promotion
of the club's Halesowen One Hundred Sportive and to also preplan
the logistics required on the days leading up to the event.
Any volunteers should please contact me on 07970 526023.
I would like to hold the first meeting at the clubhouse on Thursday
5th June at 8.30
Sara Crumpton says:
News for our Youth riders.
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.
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