February News

Saturday March 3

No track session. There will be a road circuit session at the Steven Burke Sports Hub, Pendle, from 11.30 to 13.30. The session is for the YTOS girls teams to practice team time trials and for other riders from 2nd Year Youth B and older. Please confirm your attendance to Simon Gostling via eastlandsvelo@hotmail.com

There is no session at Tameside on Saturday March 3.


Manchester track closure

The track will be closed for resurfacing from March 22 until the end of May. Our last Saturday session will be March 17 and on Wednesday March 19. There will be no access to the track or clubroom during the closure. If you keep your club track bike in the clubroom you will need to remove it before the closure if you want to use it on other tracks. No definite date for reopening yet.


Other sessions during the closure

We will be running a number of track sessions at Knowsley and Derby as well as circuit sessions at Tameside. Dates below, Track sessions are open to Saturday and Wednesday riders. Please confirm your attendance to ESCVelo.General@Gmail.com


Sundays 9.00 – 12.00

April 1/8/29
May 6/27

Open air track, check weather before you travel.


Tuesday April 10 from 11.00 to 14.00

Tameside Circuit

Saturdays March 31 and May 26 from 9-12


 Tameside Circuit League

The League starts again on Tuesday April 3 and participating clubs have been asked for volunteers to help with marshalling etc. We’ve been asked for volunteers on April 10 (Wednesday), May 1/29, July 3/24. If you are available could you please confirm to  Brian Ormerod via eastlandsvelo@hotmail.com.


Team Track Championships

Herne Hill Velodrome, Sunday June 3  https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/172668/Friends-of-Herne-Hill-Velodrome-Team-Championships–-Youth – our girls team won this event two years ago and we are looking for riders who would like to be considered for teams in this years event. Open to Youth A/Bs, if you’re interested please let us know eastlandsvelo@hotmail.com


 Sprinters forum – Saturday March 10 at 11.15

A few successful sprinters have started at the club over the years and we’re always keen to encourage others to develop. This forum is an opportunity to talk to some of our current sprinters – the ones you see up training on our sessions on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Ask them about their training, competition and how they got into sprinting. The sprinters will include current world para cycling sprint champion, Matt Rotherham, soon on his way to another world championships in Rio. Meeting room at the NCC.


Roller riders wanted

Bob Barber is putting on competition roller racing at the Eroica cycling festival in Derbyshire on Saturday June 16. Bob is looking for youth volunteers for demonstrations roller racing so if you’re a competent roller racer then please contact Bob. Free entry to the festival for rider and guest. bob@velodream.co.uk


 Track wheels for sale

John Gledhill is selling a pair of hand-built track wheels, 32 hole butted spokes, Miche single sided hubs and Ambrosio Durex Clincher rims – £80. Contact John via eastlandsvelo@hotmail.com


Tim Ferguson
Coaching Secretary