Novice Women’s Race Training

NOVICE WOMEN’S RACE TRAINING: 6 weeks, starting on Mon 8 May, 7 – 9pm at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit. These 2 coached training sessions are for any women wanting to try their hand at circuit/road racing. Learn the skills, build your fitness over six weeks then have a go at a women only chip-timed circuit race (date TBC). Sessions are £2.50 each. Turn up early (6.30 onwards) to register on 8 May. Contact corinnekielty@gmail.com for more details.

Pedalsport Shop – Giant Halifax is Coming!

May 2017 sees the Pedalsport Cycle Shop closing its doors for two weeks before re-opening as Giant Halifax, a cycle shop dedicated to the Giant and Liv brands. Bike repairs and all the usual support services offered by the shop will continue after the refurbishment.

For Pedalsport CC members only, the shop’s repair facilities will remain available during the refurbishment. From 22 May for two weeks, please book your repair in by phoning 01422 361460. And keep an eye on social media and the shop website for further updates and details of a number of clearance/sale items we will be releasing in the near future!

Pedalsport CC members also have an exclusive first look at how the new store will look in the images below. The shop and the club will continue their close relationship.

 

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Youth/Under-12 Social Activities Surveys

Emma-Rose Geall is looking at running some social activities for younger members of the club. To help her find out what young members want to do, she has set up two very short surveys for Youth riders and under-12s and their parents.

So, please take a few minutes to fill one of the surveys:

Youth 12-17 years old: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XJPXHGG

Under-12 parents/kids: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XNNRY9X

Many thanks for your help!

Extraordinary General Meeting

The club’s Extraordinary General Meeting took place on Thursday 9 March. The minutes of the meeting are available as a download at the foot of this page. The club’s committee as elected on the evening is as follows:

COMMITTEE DETAILS
Dan Lomas – Chairperson
Mark Hiley – Vice Chairperson
Keith Finnett – Secretary
Brian Perks – Treasurer
Claire Hiley – Child Welfare Officer
Spencer Blackmore – Social Secretary
Chris Stiff – Race Director
Phil Ingham – Communications Officer
Corinne Kielty – Women’s Officer
Ben Holmes – Youth Officer
Emma-Rose Geall – Co-Opted member
Mark Ragan – Co-Opted member
Rick Crabtree – Ex-Officio member (coach)
David Walton – Ex-Officio member (coach)
Jill Davidson – Ex-Officio member (coach)
Adam Hughes – Ex-Officio member (coach)
Paul (Wingy) Hughes – Ex-Officio member (coach)
Clare Smith – Ex-Officio member (coach)

EGM – minutes 110317

Pedalsport CC EGM, 9 March 2017

Practicalities

The Pedalsport Club’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) will be held at Brooksbank School at 7pm on Thursday 9th March, to which club members of all ages are invited.

Please note, there will be no club training session at the circuit that evening, to allow everyone to attend the meeting. However, we will be using the circuit car park for all attendees of the EGM (The school has other events on the same evening, so their main car parks will be occupied).

The meeting will be held in the rooms above the Sports Hall, to the rear of the school. Gates at the circuit will be open from 6.30pm, with the meeting starting promptly at 7pm. The meeting is expected to last for approximately 1 hour.

The Meeting

The main purpose of the meeting is to elect a new Committee who will take the club forward for the coming year, building on the fantastic success of our club in recent years. We will make changes to our Constitution to bring it in line with the size and shape of the club today, then hear our Treasurer summarise the 2016 accounts, before the existing committee stands down and we elect a new committee. A few roles will be proposed to be filled by existing Officers (Treasurer, Club Welfare Officer and Race Director) but all other roles are available for nomination, and more details including role descriptions are included in the EGM pack (Download Pedalsport EGM Pack).

Chairperson
Vice Chairperson
Secretary
Social Secretary
Communications Officer
Women’s Officer
Youth Officer

If you would like to put yourself forward, or nominate someone else (once you’ve agreed this with them!!) for any of the committee roles, or have any questions, please send an email to pedalsport@live.com, or let Keith Finnett know before we start the meeting. There will also be an opportunity during the meeting to make nominations. All roles are best filled by adult club members, except for the Youth Officer which we would like to have filled by a member who is under the age of 18. Members of all ages are very welcome at the meeting, and in the event of a vote every member present will be able to have their say – all we ask is parents guide their children at the appropriate time! Please note, you will have to have a current club membership to attend the meeting and vote.

It’s your club – so please come along and have your say!

Download Pedalsport EGM Pack (pdf file)

 

Pedalsport Newsletter – Feb 2017

Dear Pedalsport Member,

Welcome to the February 2017 Pedalsport CC newsletter. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our website (www.pedalsportclub.com) for all the latest news on our regular sessions – any cancellations and updates will be posted there and on our Facebook group “Pedalsport Cycling Club”.

CLUB PARTY
The annual Pedalsport Club Party will be on Friday 17th February 2017 at 7pm. We will be combining prizes, awards, pizzas, music and games and the Heath Rugby Club in West Vale will once again be the venue. There is a bar. Tickets are £7.50. Pay the coach directly at any of our evening sessions or in the Pedalsport shop.

BRITISH CYCLING HALF TERM GO-RIDE SESSIONS
See the British Cycling website for February half term coaching sessions in our area: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-ride/article/goridest-Holiday-Coaching-Programmes

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME
JOIN ONLINE: All membership applications must now be made online. This helps us keep in touch with you via email and reduces admin and money handling at sessions.
https://pedalsportclub.com/pedalsport-cycling-club/club-membership/

FREE PHYSIO SESSIONS FOR CLUB MEMBERS
We will be continuing our free “drop-in” Physio service open to all full Pedalsport club members in 2017. The sessions will be 7-9pm on the first Monday & Tuesday evenings of every month in the clubhouse at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit. Simply turn up on the night and speak to our Physio, Olivia Overton. Next sessions – Mon 6 & Tues 7 mARCH.

VOLUNTEER NEWS
We rely on club members volunteering at a range of sessions and events. Upcoming volunteer requirements include the following:

Sat 25 Feb – Shrub planting at Brooksbank Circuit, 9-11am. Help put in the new Laurel hedge at the edge of the circuit. Wear warm/waterproof clothing, bring spade.

Sat 4 March – Shrub planting at Brooksbank Circuit, 9-11am. Help put in the new Laurel hedge at the edge of the circuit. Wear warm/waterproof clothing, bring spade.

Sat 11 March – Event volunteers Brooksbank Circuit, 8am – 12 noon. We need marshals, sign-on crew and various other volunteers to help run the first of our 8 circuit races of 2017. We don’t require you to be available all morning. An hour before/after your race or your child’s race would be helpful.

CLUB CLOTHING

The Pedalsport shop has a full selection of clothing for riders of all ages and all for all types of cycling. Recently added to their stocks are short and long-sleeved skinsuits, a women-specific short-sleeved full-zip jersey and new club socks. There’s lots of pics and info on our website: http://pedalsportshop.com/home/pedalsport-club-clothing/

CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS
Briefly, these are the current weekday club sessions. Full details can be found on our website – https://pedalsportclub.com/ – Please check our guidance notes on suitability of these sessions “is this session for me?” before your first visit – some of the sessions are aimed at riders preparing for races and are therefore fast & technically challenging:

UPCOMING RACES

A selection of early season circuit races.

Sat 18 Feb: Huddersfield Star Wheelers Winter Go Ride Race 2 (Brooksbank Circuit)
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/159642/Huddersfield-Star-Wheelers-Winter-Go-Ride-Race-2

Sat 25 Feb: Huddersfield Star Wheelers Winter Go Ride Race 3 (Brooksbank Circuit)
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/159643/Huddersfield-Star-Wheelers-Winter-Go-Ride-Race-3

Sat 4 March: Huddersfield Star Wheelers Winter Go Ride Race 4 (Brooksbank Circuit)
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/159644/Huddersfield-Star-Wheelers-Winter-Go-Ride-Race-4

Sun 5 March: Mossley CRT Early Bird Youth Race 1 (Tameside Circuit)
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/158484/Mossley-CRT-Early-Bird-Youth-Race-1

Sat 11 March: Pedalsport Spring Circuits 1 (Brooksbank Circuit)
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/158865/Pedalsport-Spring-Adult-&-Youth-Circuits–1

Sun 12 March: Mossley CRT Early Bird Youth Race 2 (Tameside Circuit)
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/158487/Mossley-CRT-Early-Bird-Youth-Race-2

Sat 18 March: Yorkshire Day at the Races 1 (York Circuit)
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/158113/Yorkshire-Day-at-the-Races–1

Sat 1 April: Yorkshire Day at the Races 2 (York Circuit)
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/158115/Yorkshire-Day-at-the-Races–2

Sat 8 April: Pedalsport Spring Circuits 2 (Brooksbank Circuit)
Event due to go live very shortly. Online entry for all categories ABCDE Youth and 3/4 Adult

Fri 14 April: Yorkshire Day at the Races 3 (York Circuit) https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/158118/Good-Friday-at-the-Races

JANUARY RESULTS BY PEDALSPORT RIDERS

Here’s a selection of results by Pedalsport riders in events during the last month. We’ll no doubt have missed a few – apologies, it’s hard to keep track of every ride/result. If you get a top 3 in your category a race and want a mention in future newsletters, drop us an email to pedalport@live.com and we’ll include you next time. We’ll also include race reports if you are a budding reporter!

CYCLO-CROSS

7-8 Jan National Cyclo-Cross Championships, Bradford
Senior Men: 36 James Dalton
Junior Men: 16 Simeon Young, 48 Joe Romain
Vet 40-44 Men: 12 Rick Crabtree, 20 Tim Kershaw
Vet 50 Men: 1 Chris Young
Vet 60-64: 4 Brian Perks
Youth Under-14 Boys: 55 Oliver Coughlan
Youth Under-16 Boys: 5 Jenson Young, 8 Max Rushby, 17 Joe Coukham, 27 Fin Cooper-Oldroyd, 31 Josh Greenwood, 69 Elliot Brett
Youth Under-16 Boys Team: 1 Pedalsport CC (Jenson, Max, Joe)
Youth Under-16 Girls: 6 Lucy Whearty, 25 Jasmine Lomas

15 Jan – YCCA Ilkley Cyclo-Cross
Under-8: 2 Ethan Geall
Under-10: 1 Noah Ellison
Under-12: 2 Harry Ellison
Youth U16: 1 Lucy Whearty, 1 Joe Coukham, 3 Jasmine Lomas
V50: 1 Chris Young

22 Jan – YCCA Series, Wentworth Castle
Under-8: 2 George Scholes, 3 Ethan Geall, 3 Elsie Hughes
Under-10: 1 Noah Ellison
Under-12: 2 Harry Ellison
Youth U16: 1. Jenson Young, 1 Lucy Whearty, 2 Joe Coukham
Junior: 1 Simeon Young
V45: 3 Mike Young
V60: 1 Brian Perks

November 2016 Club Newsletter

Dear Pedalsport Member,

Welcome to the November 2016 Pedalsport CC newsletter. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our website (www.pedalsportclub.com) for all the latest news on our regular sessions – any cancellations and updates will be posted there and on our Facebook group “Pedalsport Cycling Club”.

This month’s main theme is membership renewal – we’re moving to exclusively online renewal and will also be asking all our riders to become members, including attendees of the Saturday morning Go-ride sessions. This is to enable us to communicate better with everyone and to reflect the continually improving coaching & riding programme we are providing for all our members.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME – CHANGES TO MEMBERSHIP RULES
Pedalsport Cycling Club’s 2017 membership covers the full calendar year (i.e. 1 Jan – 31 Dec). Memberships purchased from today till the end of 2016 will now include full year membership for 2017.

JOIN ONLINE: All membership applications must now be made online. This helps us keep in touch with you via email and reduces admin and money handling at sessions.

KIDS JOIN TOO: New for 2017 is the requirement for all Go-Ride (Saturday “bike club”) riders to become club members (either Under 12 or Youth as appropriate). All riders must become members and pay online (£10) before attending their first Go-Ride session of 2017 (non-members will be charged £5 per session. Usual fee £2.50).

T-SHIRTS FOR UNDER-12S: Under-12s have the option of purchasing a Pedalsport t-shirt with their membership (see options below) for £16 (£10 membership plus £6 for T-shirt). Range of sizes available. T-shirts in U12 sizes are also available for purchase separately for £12.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL – we’d urge as many members as possible to renew their membership before the New Year. When sessions resume on 3 January, non-members will be charged £5 per session (normal session fee is £2.50). This will apply to all evening sessions and Go-Ride sessions on Saturdays.

2017 MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

  • ADULT: All members aged 16 or over on day of applying for membership. Cost £20.
  • YOUTH: All members aged 12, 13, 14 or 15 on day of applying for membership. Cost £10.
  • UNDER-12: All members 11 years old or younger on the day of application. Cost £10.
  • UNDER-12 MEMBERSHIP INCLUDING T-SHIRT: All members 11 years old or younger on the day of application. Includes Pedalsport technical T-shirt (ideal for training & racing) which can be collected from Saturday morning sessions from the first session after the Christmas/New Year break. Cost £16 (£10 membership plus £6 for T-shirt).

MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE:
– session fees of £2.50 (other clubs using the Brooksbank Circuit charge £5 per session)
– access to our six regular weekly sessions in a safe, off-road environment
– the biggest pool of expert club coaches of any club in the North of England.
– support if you want to become a coach
– tap in to proven race winning coaching – from learning to corner to our free physio sessions.
– the club runs social events, club races & regional races

join2017

CLUB CLOTHING

The Pedalsport shop has a full selection of clothing for riders of all ages and all for all types of cycling. Recently added to their stocks are short and long-sleeved skinsuits, a women-specific short-sleeved full-zip jersey and new club socks. There’s lots of pics and info on our website: http://pedalsportshop.com/home/pedalsport-club-clothing/

OTHER NEWS

MID-WINTER AND CHRISTMAS BREAK
Saturday morning Go-Ride sessions will be taking a winter break from 3rd Dec to 28th Jan inclusive. Weekday evening sessions will run up to and including Thursday 22 December and resume on Tuesday 3rd January.

FREE PHYSIO SESSIONS FOR CLUB MEMBERS
We will be continuing our free “drop-in” Physio service open to all full Pedalsport club members. The sessions will be 7-9pm on the first Monday & Tuesday evenings of every month in the clubhouse at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit. Simply turn up on the night and speak to our Physio, Olivia Overton.

CLUB PARTY
The annual Pedalsport Club Party will be on Friday 17th February 2017 at 7pm. We will be combining prizes, awards, food, music and games and the Heath Rugby Club in West Vale will once again be the venue. Tickets will be available soon. Pop the date in your diary. All members are very welcome!

CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS

Briefly, these are the current weekday club sessions. Full details can be found on our website – https://pedalsportclub.com/ – Please check our guidance notes on suitability of these sessions “is this session for me?” before your first visit – some of the sessions are aimed at riders preparing for races and are therefore fast & technically challenging:

MONDAYS – Adult Group Riding Session (7pm-9pm) Circuit
TUESDAYS – Adult/Youth A & B Race-Training Session (7pm-9pm) Circuit
TUESDAYS – Under-12 Cyclo-Cross Training (7pm-8pm) off-road
THURSDAYS – Group Riding Club “Tempo” Session (7pm-9pm) Circuit
THURSDAYS – Adult/Youth A & B Cyclo-Cross Training (7pm-9pm) off-road

OCTOBER RESULTS BY PEDALSPORT RIDERS

Here’s a selection of results by Pedalsport riders in events during the month of September. We’ll no doubt have missed a few – apologies, it’s hard to keep track of every ride/result. If you get a top 3 in your category a race and want a mention in future newsletters, drop us an email to pedalport@live.com and we’ll include you next time. We’ll also include race reports if you are a budding reporter!

CYCLO-CROSS

2 Oct – Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Series Round 4 – Bingley
Under-8: 2 Ethan Geall, 3 George Scholes
Under-10: 1 Evie Smith; 1 Noah Ellison
Under-12: 3 Harry Ellison
Youth U14: 3 Riley Blackmore
Youth U16: 1 Jenson Young; 2 Max Rushby; 2 Lucy Whearty; 3 Billy Lazenby
V45: 1 Mike Young
V50: 1 Chris Young
V60: 1 Brian Perks

9 Oct – Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Newsam High School
Under-8: 1 Ethan Geall, 2 George Scholes
Under-10: 1 Noah Ellison; 3 Evie Smith
Under-12: 2 Harry Ellison
Youth U14: 2 James Clark; 3 Oliver Coughlan
Youth U16: 1 Elliot Brett; 2 Scott Wolfenden
V40: 2 Graeme Bird
Senior: 3 Robin Short

9 Oct – British Cycling National Trophy Round 1 – Derby
V50: 1 Chris Young
Youth U16: 1 Max Rushby

16 Oct – Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Series Round 5 – Huddersfield
Under-8: 1 Ethan Geall, 2 George Scholes; 3 George Hughes
Under-10: 1 Noah Ellison; 2 Evie Smith
Under-12: 3 Harry Ellison
Youth U14: 2 Riley Blackmore; 3 Marcus Hiley
Youth U16: 1 Max Rushby; 1 Lucy Whearty; 2 Jenson Young; 3 Billy Lazenby
Senior: 2 Robin Short
V40: 3 Rick Crabtree
V45: Mike Young
V50: 1 Chris Young
V60: 1 Brian Perks

23 Oct – Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross – Middleton Park
Under-8: 1 George Hughes
Under-10: 1 Noah Ellison; 2 Evie Smith
Under-12: 3 Harry Ellison
Youth U14: 2 Riley Blackmore; 3 Marcus Hiley
Youth U16: 2 Scott Wolfenden
Senior: 2 Robin Short

23 Oct – British Cycling National Trophy Round 2 – Abergavenny
Youth U16: 3 Jenson Young

30 Oct – Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Series Round 6 – Wakefield
Under-8: 2 Ethan Geall, 3 George Scholes
Under-10: 2 Evie Smith
Under-12: 3 Harry Ellison
Youth U14: 2 Riley Blackmore; 3 Marcus Hiley
Youth U16: 1 Lucy Whearty; 1 Jenson Young; 3 Joe Coukham
V40: 3 Rick Crabtree
V45: Mike Young
V60: 1 Brian Perks