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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.

Youth Track Omnium News

In preparation for the 2014 UK Schools Games, BCNE is hoping to create a North East Team atmosphere at the 3 rounds of the National Youth Track Omnium (Northern Region).

At the Knowsley and Scunthorpe events, the North East will have a team area with a gazebo, table and chairs for any North East youth riders to use as their base for the day. At Manchester, we will have a similar setup (without the gazebo obviously). We are aiming to encourage some team bonding and it may also be of help to the newer riders/parents to have some familiar faces around.

There will also be a NE coach on hand for any guidance or advice.

It would be great to see all the North East track riders getting to know each other a little better and sharing experiences, so we hope to see you there.

Knowsley    18th May.
Scunthorpe 14th June.
Manchester 15th June.

Rider registration of interest for IRC selection

In 2014, British Cycling North East will support teams of Youth competitors at the annual Inter Regional Championships in Track, Road and Mountain Biking (XC), for which teams of four male and four female athletes will be selected.

Eligibility

  • Applicants need to be British Cycling members from the Youth A (born 1999 / 1998) or Youth B (born 2000 / 2001) categories.
  • Must have 'North East' listed on racing licence
  • Riders wanting to be considered for selection need to register their interest with BCNE by Sunday 12th May 2014 (see below)
  • Riders will, where appropriate, be expected to attend training sessions for prospective and selected team members.

Details of Events

  • Inter Regional Track Championships: These will be part of the Sainsbury's School Games in Manchester from the 5th to 7th September 2014 and will be contested over the nine world championship events.
  • Inter Regional Road Championships : These will take place at Hog Hill from 26th to 28th September. Races will consist of a lead-out sprint, a criterium, a street sprint, a team time trial and a road race.
  • Inter Regional MTB Championships: The venue for this event is Hadleigh Farm, Essex, from 19th to 21st September 2014. The competition comprises a skills competition, a handicap race, an eliminator, a team relay and a cross-country event.

Read more: Rider registration of interest for IRC selection

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