December Club News

On the back of the recent parents meetings, it has been decided that Matt Rotherham will run a series of workshops. These will run, one on a Saturday morning and then one on the following Wednesday Evening.  The sessions will run in conjunction with the scheduled parents meetings.

The proposed schedule (which may change due to Matts racing commitments) is as follows.

  • Saturday 8th December, 10:30-11:30 (Wednesday 12th, 19:30-20:30)
    • Gears. Particularly for riders changing category on January 1st.
    • Race Kit. Mainly for Youth A and Junior riders
  • Saturday 12th January, 10:30-11:30 (Wednesday 16th, 19:30-20:30)
    • Race programmes and racing pathway
  • Saturday 9th February, 10:30-11:30 (Wednesday 13th, 19:30-20:30)
    • Managing school, cycling and social life – Getting the balance right
  • April (Dates TBC)
    • Race Preparation. Particular focus on Omnium and Nationals races.
  • May (Dates TBC)
    • Nutrition.

Si Wilson Coaching Sessions

British Cycling coach Si Wilson is planning 2 coaching sessions during December. Details of these are as follows,

Session 1

Workshop looking at youth training – how much should we be doing, what sessions should we be doing, where should we be riding.

This workshop is for riders and parents and will focus on training giving information on what youth bike riders should be doing to maximise their development. There will be plenty of opportunity so please come with questions and a notepad to collect information.

Please book one ticket per attendee

Suitable for Categories A-C Youth.

Session 2

Workshop looking at indoor training – what are the differences between turbo + rollers, when should we use them and what sessions can we do.

This workshop will cover the difference between rollers and turbo trainers and how they can be used in relation to training needs. Riders will get the chance to see and experience the British Cycling world class warm up and take part in other training sessions. Please note that riders should already have some competence in riding rollers – this is not a ‘learn to ride rollers’ session.

Coaches and parents are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend both these workshop sessions in order to learn more about these topics and help their riders but due to venue constraints can riders please bring a maximum of one parent and book a ticket so we are aware of who to expect.

Suitable for categories Youth C-A.

Contact me at with any questions

Further details of these sessions, and how to book tickets, can be found here.

Success for Joel

Finally, we’d like to congratulations Joel Partington for winning the 2018 Manchester Regional Track League Premier Division. The 2019 season – and 25th year – begins on Tuesday 8th January 2019. Entries & registration open at 10am on 11th December 2018

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