The latest information from around our region
Trainee Track Commissaire Course
British Cycling will be delivering a training course for new track commissaires on Sunday 1st October 2017 at The National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
If you are interested in participating you can find all the details here:
closing date for enrolment is Sunday 24th September 2017
Youth Tour of Scotland 2017
Following careful consideration at the North West Region Board meeting on 9th January 2017, the Board decided that the Region will not be submitting a team for the 2017 Youth Tour of Scotland.
This decision was reached for the reasons detailed below:
We are perhaps more fortunate than some Regions in having a large group of Youth riders from which to select teams which is why selections and their criteria are carefully considered so as to be open and transparent to Members.
Greep receives Gold Badge of Honour from Sir Bradley Wiggins
One of the North West Regions longest serving and most dedicated race officials, Tom Greep, has been presented with the British Cycling Gold Badge of Honour.
Sir Bradley Wiggins was on hand to congratulate Tom and make the formal presentation at the recent North West Circuit Race Championships in Southport.
It was a family day out for Brad, as he watched his children Isabella and Ben race in the Championships.
Picture courtesy of Tarleton Photography
BC North West Teams Selection Criteria 2016
Selection criteria for riders to be selected to represent the Region at events in 2016 have now been published. The document can be downloaded using the links below:
BC North West Teams Selection Criteria
Our Region Team Manager Tom Leivers has published the criteria for riders to be selected to represent the Region at events in 2015. The document can be downloaded using the link below:
Chorley Grand Prix - marshals required!
BC North West Region is hosting the opening round of the British Cycling Elite Road Series this year. A brand new event, The Chorley Grand Prix, is on Easter Saturday 4th April and takes in 5 laps of a challenging 23 mile course, passing through Chorley and heading out into the West Pennine Moors.
To support the event and enhance the experience for riders and spectators we need a team of volunteer marshals to deploy around the course. If you would like to be involved please contact Adam Newall at British Cycling:
Transponder training session
In order to support the use of the transponder timing equipment at events in the North West Region we will be organising a training session for any interested volunteers to learn how to operate the Mylaps transponder system.
The training session will take place at the National Cycling Centre on Thursday 5th March from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.
The training will be free of charge to attend and places will be limited. If you know of anyone who might be interested in learning how to operate the transponder equipment to support future events in the Region, please ask them to contact me by before Friday 27th February to book their place on the session by emailing: email@example.com
Junior Riders Development Day
The NW Region are holding a Development Day for NW Junior Riders on 21st February at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club, Preston.
The day is a mix of workshops and a social ride aimed at riders born 1998 or 1997. Speakers include Olympian and past National Circuit Champion Rob Hayles, Sarah Broadhead from Chimp Management and Annie Simpson from OTE Sports Nutrition.
The social ride will be kindly organised by VCUK PH-MAS
The aim is to help provide information and advice to help develop and retain Junior riders in the sport.
Below is a link to the event registration page.
There is a nominal entry fee and places are strictly limited,
Any questions please contact me
Women’s Race Coaching sessions
Wednesday 14th January will see the return of the Tameside race coaching for women, this has proved popular over the past few seasons and will this year be led by Tameside British Cycling Go Ride Coach Simon Wilson.
Over the eight weeks riders will have the opportunity to develop their group riding skills at the sessions, as well as cornering, starts, sprinting, practising race scenarios which will equip them with the skills to be able to confidently participate in some of the local events being held this season.
Whilst the sessions will be race focused its not essential that you do race and the skills developed will enhance any group riding situations.
Sessions will run from 7pm to 9pm, spaces are limited and online entry is encouraged for this reason although you can also turn up on the night. Entry is £5 online or £6 on the evening.
Riders will need a road bike, a helmet, drink and snacks.
Dates and links for online entry are listed below:
14th January 2015
21st January 2015
28th January 2015
4th February 2015
11th February 2015
18th February 2015
25th February 2015
4th March 2015
If you are based in the Lancashire area and are interested in supporting Road Race events in your local area, there is an Accredited Marshal training course taking place on Saturday 24th January at the National Cycling Centre aimed at further developing the Team in your area:
Please click here to register your interest in the course before Wednesday 14th January 2015.
You can also contact Jenny Gretton for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Commissaire training course
There will be a Road Commissaire course taking place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on Sunday 15th February from 9.30am – 5.00pm.
If you are interested in training as a Commissaire to support events in the North West region, please click here to register your interest in the course before Wednesday 31st January.
Further information about the Commissaire training is available here: http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/raceeducation/article/rac20111206-race-education-Commissaire-Information-0
If you have any
questions, please contact Jenny Gretton