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Expression of interest – Youth Tour of Scotland 2017

The Youth Tour of Scotland provides some of the best rider development opportunities in the calendar and the highest standards of competition.
The BCNE Board will support North East Development teams of 4 boys and 4 girls to take part in this event.

Teams will be supported by a Team Manager and Team Coach.
This year the race is the weekend 7th-10th April 2017.

A team of 4 boys and 4 girls will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Preference will be given to Youth A boys or Youth A/B girls.
  • Must hold a valid British Cycling racing licence which states North East as the rider's region.
  • Technical ability (assessed in races, Club Clusters of Training (CCT) sessions and Regional Schools of Racing (RSR)).
  • Attitude and commitment to teamwork as well as developing as a rider and competing at National Level in Road (assessed in races, regional cluster coaching sessions and Regional Schools of Racing).
  • Performance in other cycling disciplines will be considered as a secondary criteria

To be considered for this event, riders should send a brief cycling CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 17th February 2017 to register their interest. The riders then selected will be notified by March 3rd with the selected teams then published on www.britishcyclingnortheast.org.uk

Coach Education December Update

The following courses are now open for bookings:


Course: Coaching Award for Young Volunteers (10 places remaining)

Dates: Saturday 28th January 2017

Full details, Prerequisites & Booking Link: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/course/details/3284

Venue: The Hetton Centre, Welfare Road, Hetton-le-Hole, DH5 9NE


Course: Level 1 (10 places remaining)

Dates: Sunday 5th &  Sunday 12th February 2017

Full details, Prerequisites & Booking Link: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/course/details/3236

Venue: Longfield Academy, Longfield Road, Darlington, DL3 0HT


Course: Level 2 (10 places remaining)

Dates: Saturday 18th & Sunday  19th March plus Saturday  10th June 2017

Full details, Prerequisites & Booking Link:  https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/course/details/3237

Venue: Longfield Academy, Longfield Road, Darlington, DL3 0HT 


Course: Mountain Bike Award (9 places remaining)

Dates: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017

Full details, Prerequisites & Booking Link: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/course/details/3238

Venue: Hamsterley Forest, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 3NL


Course: Track Award (8 places remaining) 

Dates: Saturday 22nd  & Sunday 23rd  April 2017

Full details, Prerequisites & Booking Link: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/course/details/3291

Venue: Middlesbrough Sports Village, Alan Peacock Way, TS4 3AE


Planning is ongoing for a CX award at present.



Some other generic workshops in the region (not delivered by British Cycling) are also scheduled as follows:


Safeguarding and Protecting Children (£30 per person)

Monday 9th January 2017, 6pm - 9pm, Bowburn Community Centre, DH6 5AT

Wednesday 18th January, 6pm - 9pm, Gateshead Stadium, NE10 0AF

Wednesday 1st February 2017, 6pm - 9pm, Teesside University, TS1 3BA

Wednesday 15th February 2017, 6pm - 9pm, Pelton Community Centre, DH2 1DE

Thursday 16th March 2017, 6pm - 9pm, Sunderland University, SR1 3SD

Monday 20th March 2017, 6pm - 9pm, Bowburn Community Centre, DH6 5AT


6 hour First Aid (£60 per person)

Saturday 4th February 2017, 10am – 4pm Teesside University, TS1 3BA


To book a place please use the website www.necoursefinder.org

BCNE 2017 Road & Circuit Date Fixing Meeting

The BCNE Date Fixing Meeting for 2017 Road and Circuit events will be held:

Monday 7th November,
7:00pm until 8:30pm.

County Hall

As last year the REO and RCA will compile a spreadsheet of events before the meeting.
If you could contact Andy Cosgrove with your proposed events that will hopefully make the meeting easier for everyone.

The meeting will also double up as the regional meeting to consider motions for the British Cycling National AGM.

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