Under-12 Cyclo-Cross – Begins 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

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.

No sessions on 5th, 12th & 19th August. Sessions resume on 26th August.

No cancellations – all sessions running as normal throughout August.

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

This session is cancelled throughout August, returning on the first Thursday of September.

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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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!