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:
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.
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!
MTB Club Cluster of Training (CCT) restarts this Wednesday 18th April.
Sessions are for boys & girls aged 14-16 years
Hamsterley Forest, DL13 3NL. Starts from the Visitor Centre.
Every Wednesday from 18th April until 18th July.
7pm till 8:30pm
Fee £5 online, £7.50 on the night.
First three bookings are live, and all others will be showing from Wednesday;
Entry closes at 1600 on the day of the session.
Programme involves: skills to help develop riders prepare for racing. A combination of coaching specific techniques followed by effort based training finishing with a competitive element.
Skills will be based around manuals, wheelies, bunny hops, endos, jumping and other skills to enhance core MTB skills
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