Newsletter – September 2017

CYCLO-CROSS FOR BEGINNERS

The last two of Paul “Wingy” Hughes’s adult novice cyclo-cross training sessions will take place on the following dates:  30th Sept 14th Oct.
Sessions run 11.00-12.00. Venue – the Brooksbank Cycle Circuit. If you are a complete newby, please bring trainers and a bike with off-road tyres and flat pedals. Lots of muddy fun guaranteed. Cost £2.50.

BREEZE RIDES

Our regular Breeze rides for women and children continue to run on every third Saturday in the month. These rides are free and particularly suitable for new cyclists, or those returning to cycling after a break. There are adult bikes to borrow and friendly Breeze Champions on hand to assist and give advice.  Places are limited and must be booked via the links below.

Saturday 21st October 12- 2pm: https://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/level-1-brooksbank-circuit-ride-women-and-children-only-9

Saturday 18th November 12- 2pm: https://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/level-1-brooksbank-circuit-ride-women-and-children-only-10

Saturday 16th December 12-2pm: https://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/level-1-brooksbank-circuit-ride-women-and-children-only-11

WOMEN’S SOCIAL RIDES

To help grow our female membership we are trialling two women-only sessions at the track. Use the time to get some flat miles done, practise group riding skills or go round the cones for some cornering practise. Do a little or a lot, it’s up to you. Hot drinks in clubhouse post-ride. Any cake based donations will be gratefully received. There will be the usual charge of £2.50 to cover track hire.

Saturday 7th October 1.30pm-3.00pm
Saturday 4th November 1.30pm-3.00pm

POWER YOGA

We have arranged some cyclist-specific core strength and flexibility classes starting Wednesday 18th October, 6.15pm at HT Fitness, 6a & 6b Commercial Mills, Oldham Road, Ripponden. Please book a place with Corinne on 07960425303 or via the Pedalsport Facebook page. Sessions are £6 and will run throughout winter. For youth/adult Pedalsport members only.

GO-RIDE

Go-Ride is cancelled on Saturday 28th October due to half-term holidays. All other sessions in September, October and November are on as usual. As the weather gets cooler (and maybe wetter!), please ensure riders are suitably dressed with gloves and a coat being the most important items. We rarely cancel sessions, unless the rain is persistently heavy for the whole session or it is very cold and wet. Always keep an eye on our Facebook page where last minute changes will be published.

DOGS

We have asked by Brooksbank School to remind everyone that dogs are not allowed onto the grassed areas around the track. Apologies to our canine supporters.

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Under-12 Cyclo-Cross – Begins 22 August

UNDER-12 CYCLO-CROSS SESSIONS – BEGINNING 22 AUGUST
Under 12 cyclo-cross training returns on Tuesday 22nd August, on the grass area at Brooksbank circuit. Riders should be prepared to ride on the grass, which will turn to mud as the season progresses, with cyclo-cross or mountain bike, gloves and suitable clothing. Lights (front and rear) will also be required as the days get shorter. The session is designed to build riders’ fitness and skills off road using a simulated cyclo-cross course. It is hard work and riders need to be ready to work hard and listen to the coaches! Riders are eligible based on which Saturday Go-Ride group they are in:

• 9am Race or Advanced group – open invitation to all riders

• 10am Intermediate “top” group (normally led by Wingy) – open invitation to all riders

• 10am Intermediate “bottom” group – only riders regularly participating in Yorkshire cyclo-cross races (please discuss with Keith or Wingy before turning up)

If unsure about eligibility please ask BEFORE attending – these sessions can be demanding and riders’ safety and enjoyment is the most important thing!

Session run from 7-8pm, cost is £2.50 as normal. To ensure sessions can run, can we ask parents of riders please help to set up and pack away the equipment for each session, to reduce the burden on the coaches – this also allows the coaches to spend more time coaching riders!!

August Session Guide

AUGUST PEDALSPORT CC SESSION GUIDE
Over the holiday period there are some changes to our session schedules as coaches are away on holiday. Please take care to check the details below. The main points are that the Saturday Go-Ride sessions are suspended for the first 3 Saturdays of August and the Thursday evening sessions are also cancelled throughout August.

SATURDAY GO-RIDE SESSIONS 9am-12noon
No sessions on 5th, 12th & 19th August. Sessions resume on 26th August.

MONDAY ADULTS SESSION 7-9pm
No cancellations – all sessions running as normal throughout August.

TUESDAY TEMPO 7-9pm
No cancellations – all sessions running as normal, except 22nd & 29th August which will end at 8pm, not the usual 9pm.

THURSDAY TEMPO 7-9pm
This session is cancelled throughout August, returning on the first Thursday of September.

MOUNTAIN BIKE SOCIAL RIDES
These have now ended for the summer. However, there will be more off-road evening rides coming up in the Autumn.

 

Race/Open Day 15 July

Here’s the schedule for the final Saturday race of the season on 15 July. We’re once again added a 3/4 category women’s only race. Please note, once again entries are online only. No entries will be available on the day.

The racing is then followed by an open afternoon when anyone can turn up and ride the circuit. Brooksbank School’s fleet of bikes will be available to borrow a bike from, too. So it’s a great opportunity to invite your friends along to sample the circuit. Refreshments will be available on site throughout.

Races – online entry only: https://pedalsportevents.com/

08.40 – Under- 8,
08.55 – Under-10,
09.10 – Under-12
09.30 – Under-14 (inc U14 & U16 Girls)
09.55 – Under-16 Boys
10.25 – Men’s Race
11.05 – Women’s race
11.45 – The Brooksbank school races (pupils only)

12.00 – Free riding on the circuit
Public riding sessions – bike and helmet available free of charge

13.00-14.00 Breeze ride / Children – Organised by leaders

13.00-13.30 Coaching for young starters in the centre of the circuit. Any youngsters wanting some fun coaching – all welcome!

14.00-15.00 Free riding on the circuit. Public riding sessions – bike and helmet available free of charge.

Wingy’s off-road coaching for beginners

Wingy’s off-road coaching for beginners, suitable for competent adult cyclists who want to try off-road riding and develop their skills. Cyclocross, trail or mountain bikes only, with knobby tyres. No road bike or road tyres. Limited to 6 places, please book with Wingy or Corinne.

22nd July 11am at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit
19th August 12 noon, Brooksbank Cycle Circuit
2nd September 11am at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit
16th September 12 noon, Brooksbank Cycle Circuit

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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