Durham University student Will Haynes (Blackhawk Cycles.com) came out on top in a three-up sprint to win Gosforth RC’s 67-mile Sloan Trophy Road race in atrocious conditions on the Stamfordham circuit, Northumberland more info http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/road/article/roa20120422-road-Road--Will-Haynes-wins-Sloan-Trophy-Race-0


The next North East Go-Ride track session at Manchester Velodrome will take place on Sunday 20th May 2012. Dan Small, the North East Development Manager will be coaching the session but as usual would appreciate club coaches getting involved.  Can all coaches who would like to be involved in supporting the session please let Dan know before Saturday 19th May 2012 and arrive by 11:15am on the Sunday, so a coach briefing can be conducted before the rider briefing.

Club Allocation:

Key Points:

  • If you are attending the session please ensure you arrive by 11:15am.
  • The cost of session is £10 per rider (money collected on the day)
  • The bike hire for the session is free
  • Shoe hire can be arranged at reception on arrival and costs £4.50


If you would like any additional information on the sessions, contact Dan Small on 07940 302185 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On Thursday 12th April, Sky Sports attended the 3rd day of the Go-Ride Mountain Bike Coaching Programme at Chopwell Woods in the Derwent Valley to film riders taking part in the session for their ‘Get Involved’ television series http://www.skysports.com/getinvolved.

British Cycling Coaches Alex Mclean and Andy Samanjoul, supported by Ben Dobson of Hetton Hawks delivered a great coaching session on climbing, descending and jumps for youth and junior riders in the region


Sky Sports were back in the region on 25th April filming Danny Hart at Hamsterley Forest and this footage will also be included in the video

Confirmed to be televised on Saturday 28th April (see link to article below)



For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Dan Small, the British Cycling North East Development Manager on 079403 02185 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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