The MTB Inter-Regional Competition has been cancelled, however Scottish Cycling have stepped in with a fantastic opportunity and are now organising a MTB stage race at Glentress in which the organisers have stated that each British Cycling region can enter regional teams. The idea of the race is to provide a great opportunity for aspiring young bike racers to experience a multiday format which will hopefully prepare them to compete at the European Youth Champs and beyond! The race will consist of open practice and a time trial on the Saturday and then 4 stages on the Sunday.
Organisers will also present prizes/have a podium for the top 3 British regional teams in both U16 and U14 categories at the evente.
As well as this event being open to regional teams the event is also open to clubs/race teams/shop teams, this means that if riders do not qualify for their regional team they can also take up this fantastic opportunity to race.
The selection of all teams will be made by British Cycling North East Regional Staff and supported by the British Cycling North East board. A team manager(s) will be appointed for the event. Overall factors which may affect selection include;
The selected team including any reserves will be expected to make every effort to attend training sessions to be organised in the lead up to the event. With the use of the above criteria, the selection panel will select a team of riders that they feel have best demonstrated the essential qualities to be competitive at the event.
With the use of the above criteria, the selection panel will select a team of riders that they feel have best demonstrated the essential qualities to be competitive at the event.
Joe Malik has organised a regional pathway forum on the evening of 9th July 2019 to discuss and review the Development Centres across the North East and then look to plan for 2020.
Date - 9th July 2019 Time - 7:00-8:30pm Location - Durham Country Hall, DH1 5UQ, committee room 1A. Registration for the event is via the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/north-east-coaching-forum-tickets-62911725665 The meeting will focus initially on the below: * Review the current Development Centres (Circuit and MTB) which have ran across 2019 in the North East * Look at how (if required) we can strengthen DCs for 2020 potentially looking at date fixing * Discuss any new opportunities and disciplines This meeting is open to all NE clubs and volunteers who are keen to be involved in the talent pathway for youth riders across the region.
2019 Inter-Regional Championships
BCNE has been invited to enter teams to attend the 2019 Inter-Regional MTB, track and circuit competitions. Each team will comprise 4 boys and 4 girls and the events are open to youth A and youth B riders. The dates and venues are as follows:
Mountain bike – 2-day event - 10th and 11th August – Leeds Urban Bike Park
MTB Skills competition, Hill Climb TTT, Dirt Crits. Venue: Leeds Urban Bike Park.
MTB XCO race, team relay. Venue: Leeds Urban Bike Park
Track – 1-day event - 31st August – Derby velodrome
Racing is scheduled to start at 10:30 and the presentation will conclude the day by 18:00. The events are: Team Sprint, Elimination, Sprint, Longest Lap, Team Pursuit, Points Race and Madison. The programme will be the same for both Boys and Girls.
Circuit – 1-day event - 8th September – Castle Combe Circuit, Wiltshire
This event will consist of a Team Time Trial, followed by a Circuit Race
Financial contributions will be required from riders for all of these events.
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