Newcastle Council Survey's

Newcastle City Council have two live surveys at present in relation to sport coaching sessions and physical activity opportunities in the city and they are keen to;


- Obtain feedback from participants on whether coaches/leaders have an impact on the enjoyment of a session

There are four questions linked to what participants like /dislike about the leader and coaches that deliver sessions they attend

It also asks about what participants would do differently if they were to run the sessions

The explanation on the first page of the survey advises that Newcastle City Council are working with a range of partners to gain feedback across many sports so answers are relevant  to any sessions in Newcastle not just Active Newcastle delivered sessions

There is no ability to track anyone’s details who completes the survey although there is an option to  leave a contact email if you want to be part of the prize draw for winning some INTU vouchers for completing the survey



- To understand the potential of providing activities for parents/guardians to participate in, on the same site and at the same time as their children’s activities to allow parents/guardians to focus on their own activity while their children are supervised and taking part in their own classes.

Newcastle  City Council are keen to find out from as many providers or communities as possible, if this offer is something that has been tried, tested, failed, successful etc




Please take the time to complete where possible and circulate throughout your networks and if you have any further questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School Games 2018 - Rider Expression of Interest

The School Games 2018 will be held in Loughborough between 30 August to 2 September, 2018.

This year the cycling events are comprised of both Track and Road disciplies. Those A&B  riders who wish to be considered for selection are requetsed to send an expression of interest email to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 31st 2018.

Please state your experience in both Road and Track events and why you would like to be considered to represent the North East at the School Games.

North East Team Manager is Mick Wilson.

Performance at National Youth Races will be monitored. Attendance at NEYL and Middlesbrough Track League events is desirable.






Cycle Speedway - Battle of Britain

The second Battle of Britain series starts this Sunday (22nd April). The 
North & Scotland teams will be making the long journey to Poole, to take 
on the South & South Wales teams.

New junior team manager Alisdair Foxley, of Edinburgh, takes charge of 
the team, in the first match at 1 pm. Sheffield's Ed Morton is the new 
junior captain for the season. The North & Scotland juniors finished 2nd 
in last year's junior table and the region are fielding another strong 
squad this year, with riders from five clubs turning out on Sunday. 
Lining up for the North & Scotland on Sunday, along with Ed Morton will 
be Astley & Tyldesley's Max Evans, Bury trio Kaysar Mohammadi, Adam 
Turnbull and Adam Taylor, Edinburgh's Lewis Foxley, along with Stockport 
duo Michael Preston and Devon Campbell. The race format has changed this 
year, as the juniors will be using the senior formula of eight rider 
teams, with 18 heats, plus 2 nominated heats.

The seniors will take to the track at 2.30 pm. Team manager, Mike Hack, 
of Astley & Tyldesley, is still recovering from surgery, so Sheffield's 
Luke Morton takes on the team manager's role at Poole. The Captain Ben 
Higham, of Stockport, is also missing, so Astley & Tyldesley's new 
signing from Swindon, Steve Harris, steps up to be the captain on the 
day. Ironically, Steve was last year's South & South Wales captain. 
Three other Astley & Tyldesley riders are competing on Sunday - Reece 
Pollitt, Pawel Idziorek and Kyle Holland. Stockport's Jake Read will be 
the vice captain on the day, with Bury's Kris Ramsden and Sheffield pair 
Adam Watson and Ed Morton making up a stronger team than last year.
The Women's League commences on 13th May.
Good luck to the North Team on Sunday! 


Youth Development / Go-Ride News

All the latest news about youth development and Go-Ride activities in the North East.