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Prudential Ride London Criterium - expressions of interest.

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

MTB and Road Cluster Sessions in July

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

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

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