Eastlands Omnium – Entries are doing well with Youth A&B boys both full and on waiting lists, A girls has just 4 places left, 10 slots for B girls. Lots of places in C Boys and Girls races. Entries close on 8 March with no exceptions. We are looking for volunteer helpers in a variety of roles, if you are coming to support your rider then it would be nice if you could help in whatever way you can. Please see Rebecca at the session sign on desk if you want to volunteer.
BC Development Centres The BC Talent Development Team are delivering two workshops for parents which will run alongside the Tuesday night Development Centres at Tameside Circuit. The first, on 4 February will cover the BC Talent Development Pathway. Things like Regional Schools of Racing and Apprentice selection and generally explain the way riders may progress through the pathway. The second, on 11 February, covers Youth rider training and will offer tips and advice on Youth Training. Both will run from 19:00 to 20:30 so riders can ride the Dev Centre whilst parents attend the sessions. They are free but you need to reserve a place via the following links
Racing Update Track Leagues on Monday and Friday nights are both up and running now and run to early April.
On the Track there are several events coming up:
Icebreaker 2 – 29 February 2020 -fully booked now apart from Youth C Girls.
Manchester Omnium – 22 March 2020 – see above
Scunthorpe Omnium – 25 April 2020 – Youth A Boys full, all other categories have places. Booking Link: www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/219096/Scunthorpe-Youth-Track-Omnium-NYO
ACT Easter Monday Track Meeting – Full day of Track Racing on Easter Monday 13 April 2020 – Entries not open yet but save the date.
On the Circuit we have coming up:
Dolan Series – Victoria Park Southport – 14, 21 and 28 March. Booking Link BC Pages – Dolan series, Victoria Park Southport
Mossley CRT Early Bird Series – Tameside Circuit – Slightly longer races over three Sundays 8,15 and 29 March 2020. Book via BC Event booking system.
As we become aware of Events which might be of interest to our riders we are creating Events on the Members Facebook page. Please have a look as there is much more information on there than we can share in the Newsletter including other circuit racing in Yorkshire and North Wales.
Facebook Page Our Members Facebook Page really is the best place to keep up to date with what is going on in the club. Event entry details and updates, cancellations, news….its all there. You can find
it by searching Facebook for ‘Eastlands and Sportcity Velo Members’, and request to join. Please fill in the short questionnaire so we can approve your request as we keep this page for just members of the club.
Session Cancellations The Saturday session on 14 March is cancelled due to the Manchester 6 day event.
Other Opportunities There is a BC Level 1 coaching course being run in Manchester on 7th &14th March 2020. If you are interested in getting involved with coaching at the club please speak to one of the coaches. Available to anyone over 16 years old.
There is an induction workshop for the BC Cycling Award for Young Volunteers being held for half a day on 29 February at the NCC Manchester. This is aimed at young people aged 14+ and is a National Scheme for recognising young people who volunteer in Cycling/Club Activities. More information available at www.britishcycling.org.uk/youngvolunteers
And Finally….. We couldn’t end with out offering big congratulations to Neil Fachie and Matt Rotherham on becoming World Champions in the Kilo at the Para World Champs in Canada this weekend. They came a close second in the Sprint event losing the second race by 0.003 of a second!
Well done guys.
© Gerard Broughton, Eastlands Velo Feb 2020