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Coach Education May update

The next British Cycling Level 1 course in the North East is now scheduled, taking place on Sunday 3rd and Sunday 10th July at Exelsior Academy, Denton Road, Newcastle NE15 6AF.

Booking is now open on the website link below: 


Course prerequisites are:

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Valid Emergency First Aid Certificate (minimum six hours), or equivalent.
  • Commitment to complete the course within five weeks.
  • Access to the internet and a computer.

Full details on course content can be found here;



Middlesbrough Velodrome to create more Cycling opportunities following official opening

British Cycling and Middlesbrough Council have announced an increased programme of open track sessions at the Middlesbrough outdoor velodrome, which is due to be officially opened on May 8.

The 250m velodrome, which forms part of the Middlesbrough Sports Village, opens fully to the local community on Sunday, after opening its doors to accredited cyclists last September.

Ahead of the launch event, which will take place around a round of the National Youth Omnium, the two organisations have confirmed that a new fleet of Hoy track bikes – funded by Middlesbrough Council and sourced by British Cycling – will enable even more local people to get into cycling at the facility.

A total of twelve coached sessions a week will provide regular and affordable opportunities for people to enjoy the sport.

Martin Miles, of Everyone Active, who recently became operators of Middlesbrough Sports Village, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people in the North East to try out cycling on a local, state-of-the art facility.

“Cycling is a fun and rewarding way of staying active and we hope this increased programme will inspire many more people to use the velodrome and give the sport a go.”

John Mills, director of coaching, education and development at British Cycling, added:

“This is a really significant development for cycling in the region. Enhancing the initial programme at the Middlesbrough velodrome was always the plan, and we are delighted that the track will now be used by a larger number of riders and affiliated clubs, providing more chances for the people of the North East to access a top-class cycling facility.”

The new timetable will come into effect on May 9. The sessions will cost £6 per person, with the price including use of a hire bike, and will give riders the chance to progress through the four-stage track accreditation programme.

For more details on the new timetable, please contact the Middlesbrough Sports Village main reception, either in person or via telephone on 01642 728555.

For more information about how to get into cycling visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/getinvolved    

Road Club Clusters of Training from 19th April 2016

The Spring and Summer CCTs for road will start on Tuesday 19th April 2016 at Dalton Park. The sessions will run every two weeks from 7-9 pm ( light permitting); please arrive at 6.45 pm to sign on. Cost is £3 Per session.

Session dates are the 19/04, 03/05, 17/05, 31/05, 14/06, 28/96, 12/07, 26/07, 09/08 and 23/08 and are for Youth B, Youth A and Junior riders who are competing and want to improve their race specific fitness, technique and tactical knowledg.

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