March News

Track closure

The track closes this week and your last chance to move anything from the clubroom will be at this week’s Wednesday session, March 21. There will be no access to the clubroom after this date until the track reopens at the end of May. First session back should be Wednesday May 30, check club website nearer the time.


Sessions during the closure

We have track sessions at Knowsley and Derby, dates below. Please note that the Knowsley session on April 1 has been cancelled.


Sundays 09.00 – 12.00

April 8 and 29, May 6 and 27


Tuesday April 10, From 11.00 – 14.00

Tameside circuit

Saturdays March 31 and May 26, From 09.00 = 12.00


BC Tameside Easter Holiday sessions

BC coaches are running circuit race specific coaching sessions at the Tameside Circuit in Ashton Under Lyne on Weds 4 and Thurs 5 April and then Weds 11 and Thurs 12 April. Links to all 4 sessions at the bottom of this post.

These sessions are for racing riders and aren’t aimed at very young novice riders/racers. These sessions are aimed at bridging the gap between club sessions and Regional Schools of Racing.

The sessions are therefore aimed at:

Cat A (U16) – newcomers to the sport that have not had the years of club coaching as a U12/U14 and the less developed youth A riders that lack the physical and technical level that is needed at CCT and RSR sessions.

Cat B (U14) – all Bs with the exception of riders that are on GBCT pathway as an apprentice rider.

Cat C (U12) – all youth C riders that are racing at the front end at regional level.

Junior Girls (U18) – all Junior girls that are racing or intend to race in the near future.

Each session is 4 hours from 9am – 1pm and costs just £9 (+£1 admin fee).

Each session will aim to get 3-3.5 hours of riding in, with tactics and techniques thrown in as well, so these sessions will be physically challenging.

Entry is online in advance only. There is no option to sign up on the day.

Weds 4 April:…/HSBC-UK-Go-Ride-Holiday…

Thurs 5 April:…/HSBC-UK-Go-Ride-Holiday…

Weds 11 April:…/HSBC-UK-Go-Ride-Holiday…

Thurs 12 April:…/HSBC-UK-Go-Ride-Holiday…


Northern Youth Omnium

The first round at York on April 21 is now open for entries

There is a separate youth sprint omnium at York the following Saturday April 28 – this is not a youth omnium round.


Bikes for sale

Sandra Gordon Campbell has a number of bikes for sale, 45c Ridley CX bike, 45c Dolan Precursor track bile and two Isla Bike 26, 44c. Contact Sandra via


Tim Ferguson
Coaching Secretary