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New Road Training Sessions for Junior and A&B Youth Riders


New for Winter 2013 -2014


This Winter North East Club Coaches, Regional and Talent Development are coming together to deliver a programme of Weekly road training sessions alongside a curriculum of British Cycling workshops every 4-6 weeks.


The road training sessions will run start on October 25th at Middlesborough Cycle Circuit on Friday evenings 7-9pm until March 2014.

The sessions will combine endurance, strength and speed training alongside on bike skill development and will provide an opportunity for ambitious riders to train hard and train smart in a fun, safe floodlit environment. The sessions will combine bunch work, individual and team efforts as well as exercises that riders can learn and use in their own individual training.


The sessions are for Junior, Youth A and B male and female riders from across the North East region and will cost £3 per rider. Older ‘expert’ riders are also invited to attend the session.


Attending riders should be actively racing regionally on the road, track or mountain bike and should have experience of riding in groups and riding chain gang.


Structured Winter Road Training Sessions

Friday Evenings 7-9pm Starting October 25th  - March 2014

Middlesborough Cycle Circuit, Marton Road, Middlesborough TS7 8AR


First Workshop ‘The Racing Pathway’ 22nd November – On Workshop dates the road session will run 7-8.15pm. The Workshop will follow the road session.


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Hope to see you there!

Sponsorship Opportunity: North East XC MTB Series



The North East XC Mountain Bike Series is a new but growing annual series of 8 Mountain Bike Events which take place throughout the North East of England.

The series was introduced in 2012 with the following aims:

1.To provide competitive XC Mountain Bike experience to riders from across the region, enabling many to make the step up to the national stage

2.To support youth and junior riders at national series, national championship and inter regional championship events by:

a.Providing quality competition experience regionally

b.Raising funds to support riders’ national racing ambitions

In 2013 the series attracted 229 riders which represented substantial growth from the year one figure of 130.

Further significant growth for 2014 is anticipated as the series continues to gather momentum and the profile of the series because more widely known. To ensure continued growth and to continue to meet the series aims, the events need to maintain financial viability. As the series grows the costs rise, and to maintain low prices for the competitor financial support is required.

The Opportunity

This is a great opportunity for sponsors to get exposure to cyclists in the North East and there are wider publicity opportunities attached to the opportunity by way of being associated with Britain’s most successful Olympic Sport of recent years. Cycling is booming in the UK and now is the time to get involved.

For the series sponsor, the brand will be listed on the British Cycling website under each event, in event reports and results, on the British Cycling North East website, in all marketing materials and in the printed British Cycling Race Calendar sent to all Gold Members of the Governing Body nationally.

The series sponsor logo will be used in all publicity and the sponsor name will feature in every event title.

There are additional opportunities to brand banners at each event which line the start/finish straight which all riders pass every lap and where all spectators will gather at the end of races and for podium presentations.

There are also further opportunities to brand the course marking tape which is used to mark out the course at every event, in addition to the series registration tent which is used as the race HQ for every race.

The series organiser will work with the sponsor to help get maximum exposure and help with all opportunities.

The Cost of Title Sponsorship

The North East XC MTB Series is looking to continue the growth of the sport in the region and as such is looking for a partner to be associated with the success of the series.

For a one year title sponsorship the cost is £3,000


Further Information

To find out more please contact the series organiser, Dan Small

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Download a copy of this opportunity here


Sainsbury's School Games 2013 Report

The North East School Games team acquitted themselves very well over three days of high quality and fiercely contested racing from 13th – 15th September. The overall classification was based on the points score of the boys and girl’s team combined and doesn’t show up the many great performances from the team. Ours was a relatively young team in comparison to the other English regions, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and was made up of:

Girls: Kirsty Boak, Samantha Verrill, Jess Watts (Marton RT), and Rhianna Stoves (Derwentside CC)
Boys: Mathew Worton (Blackhawk), William Turnbull, Ralf Hodgson (Marton RT) and Jake Dobson (Newcastle Phoenix)

The games hosted several different sports, but it was noticeable from the off that the cycling teams would have little time to take in much of the Athlete’s Village atmosphere…….after all, few of the other sports wished to join us for breakfast at 5.45am each day! Taking into account the travelling and preparation for the competitions, the team was racking up 14 hour days. No-one had any energy left for socialising and early-to-bed was the order of each day.

The races were based in two schools on the outskirts of Sheffield, with the University of Sheffield as the location for the Athlete’s Village. Here are the highlights of our team’s performance day by day.

Read more: Sainsbury's School Games 2013 Report

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