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There are two weekly MTB rider development opportunities runnign throughout August.

Wednesday MTB Rider Development Session

Dates: 6th 13th 20th 27th August 2014

Time; 10:00-14:00

Cost: £5

Location: Hamsterly Forest main car park (DL13 3NL)


Riders to be aged 12-23 with some MTB racing experience and good bike handling skills. Bring packed lunch or café money, Bike and helmet in good condition, spare tubes and necessary tools.


Monday Holiday Activity MTB Coaching

Dares: 4th 11th 18th 25th

Time: 10:00-13:00

Cost: £5

Location: Forest car park, Chopwell Woods Rd, High Spen, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear,


For Riders aged 10-16. Under 10s with MTB race experience and good fitness level can also attend.  Bring working mountain bike, helmet, sensible clothing, drink and snack.

There are no toilet or changing facilities at the venue.


Any questions do not hesitate to contact Alex Mclean

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The region has been invited to send teams of 4 boys and 4 girls to the Prudential Ride London Grand Prix (http://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/The_Events/Prudential_RideLondon_Grand_Prix.htm). The criterium races will take place in St James's Park in central London on the evening of Saturday 9 August and will be a fantastic opportunity to race on the same billing as the country's top male and female riders.

This opportunity has only just been announced and comes at a busy time of year for many riders - the day after the end of the National Track Championships. For this reason, the region would like to give preference to riders who have not raced in the National Track Championships.

There is no entry fee, but riders would be responsible for their own transport to and from the event. The event will be supported by Ian Murray, who will deal with logistics and be at the event to support riders on the evening. 

If you are interested in riding this event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15th July 2014

For July, both the MTB and Road Cluster Coaching sessions will be at Hetton Lyon Country Park.

The MTB sessions will be on a Wednesday evening - sign on at 6.30pm with the session starting at 6.45pm.

The Road sessions will be on a Thursday evening - sign on 6.30pm, session starts at 6.45pm.

Both sessions are suitable for riders from Youth B up to and including Junior riders and are aimed at improving skills in a coached environment. The cost of each session is £3.

Tony Fawcett

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