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Junior Tour of Wales - call for riders and staff

The Junior Tour of Wales is one of the longest standing, and most demanding, events in the Junior Road Calendar. It takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (23-25th August) and consists of 5 stages, including a TT, 3 open rad stages and a circuit race. Details of the race can be found at: http://www.juniortourofwales.org/

The North East Region will be entering a team of 4 male Juniors for this race and are now seeking applications from riders interested in competing in this event, as well as applications from prospective team managers and coaches. The cost of the event will be subsidized for riders, so that riders pay a maximum of 50% of the total cost.

Application process and deadline: Applications from riders and prospective Team Manager and Team Coach positions must be submitted by Friday 27th June 2014 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For riders: Please send a brief cycling CV, which includes the races that you have entered this season and your results.

For Team Manager and Team Coach: Please send a short (maximum 1 page) application outlining previous experience and how you would approach this event.

Tony Fawcett

Chair Y&JDW

IRC update - Managers and Coaches

The Team Managers and Coaches have now been selected for the Track, Road and MTB Inter Regional Championships, which all take place in September this year.

The Road Team Manager is Ian Murray and the coach is Tony Hodgson

The Track Tream Manaer is Tony Fawcett and the coach is Dan Small

The MTB Team Manager is Alex McLean and the coach is Dave McLean

The period for riders to express their interest inbeing selected for the events is now closed - there has been great interest in this with 30 different riders from 9 different clubs throwiing their hat into the ring. This shows that Youth riding in the regions is continuing to grow in strength and there will be stiff competition for places this year.

The teams will be selected against the criteria previously published and announced on the following dates

  • Track - 14th July
  • MTB - 18th August
  • Road - 1st September

Team Managers will be contacting riders shortly as they start their preparation towards securing selection and representing the region in these events.

Tony Fawcett

Chair Youth and Junior Development Workgroup

Grass Track Racing reaches the North East

The new North Riding Grass Track League is now up and running in Richmond, North Yorkshire.

A series of 12 events for youth, junior and senior riders, every Monday evening from 5th May to 21st July 2014.

The race format is similar to a standard track league, with a mixture of handicapped and scratch, sprint and endurance events. Under 12's ride on geared freewheel bikes, all others age groups need fixed gear track bikes.

The league does have a number of grass track bikes with flat pedals to loan out. You just need
to take your own preferred pedals.

There are no BC licence points available as yet, but there is a league points system with medals and trophies at the end of the series.

Entry on the day, fees are £3 for under 12's. £5 for 12 – 18 year olds. £8 for seniors.

Under 12 racing starts at 6.30pm, other events start at 7pm.

Why not give it a try? It's a great way to experience track racing and will certainly improve your bike handling skills and power.

Take a look at their webpage www.northridingtrackleague.co.uk or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

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