East Bradford Cycling Club and Kids’ Saturday Bike Club issue 46 October 2016
Welcome to Autumn and Winter 2016/2017 -
Happy New Year!
Hope you’ve all had a good summer, it’s a while since the last full newsletter in April!
This newsletter will be updates on past events and details of events to come. If I’ve missed anything, sorry!
The club has so much going on through the year it’s sometimes hard to keep track of it all!
Great news about the UCI World Road Champs coming to Yorkshire in 2019! I’m sure there will be even more cycling opportunities and events based around that.
So this is a little background to EBCC and KSBC – EBCC is not just KSBC - it’s not just a place for kids to ride their bikes (although that’s brilliant to see them all) there’s a lot of history and dedication from coaches and other volunteers both on a Saturday morning and at other events throughout the year, up front and behind the scenes. We are ALL volunteers, no one gets paid a penny.
EAST BRADFORD CC – the club was formed in 1899 – yes 118 years ago! Ladies were admitted in 1907. Back then there were hundreds of cycling clubs, hence East Bradford Cycling Club, (as opposed to West, North or South), formed at a meeting at the Northern Hotel in Laisterdyke. The club thrived on club runs, racing, touring and time trialling.
In 1998 two members, Jim Littlefair and Mike Healey, decided to start an activity session for youngsters at Richard Dunn Sports Centre. Both Jim and Mike were great at time trials and races “back in the day”, we forget this sometimes, some may not even know of this fact! This became Kids Saturday Bike Club (KSBC) and has gone from strength to strength from those early beginnings (that’s a whole new story) to what it is today, 18 years later with Mike still at the helm. 1000s of kids have come along over the years and cycled with KSBC, some have gone on to compete at National level, one represented Great Britain in Rio, earlier this year!
We hope that everyone who comes along to any event, organised by or representing EBCC, enjoys themselves!
EBCC Club membership fees 2016/17
Subs will be due on 1 December 2016. £15 Adult, £10 OAP, £5 under 18, under 12s free if parent is a member. There will be forms and more details later. Being a member entitles you to all sorts of deals, free BSCA licence, reduced/free BC membership (first time), enter events run by CTT, YCF, enter EBCC TTs, have a chance of being selected for special coaching days and events:-
Photo shoot for Islabikes –kids invited to model bikes and clothing, a memorable day out!
WHAT’S ON in near future? (EBCC organised or EBCC welcome)
Club Nights of ebcc
We are not meeting at Hepworth and Idle CC any more as it’s unsuitable for roller use and the renting situation has changed. Who can believe we’ve been meeting there for 13 years – first in the tiny pavilion, then the cold shell of the new clubhouse and gradually into better accommodation as the clubhouse improved. So as we continue to roam around the area we have Farsley Farfield Primary School as our new clubhouse “home” for now. In Leeds but quite handy for EBCC!
Meetings have and will take place here (during roller season) after Thursday night rollers. Dates are 27 October, 24 November, Pie and Peas Social 8 December, AGM 25 January (tbc) 23 February and 30 March.
Social Rides (fortnightly – Sunday)
These are fortnightly at the moment and usually start from Otley at 9am. Facebook “Club Social Ride” Francis Hannay (EBCC) organises these and non-members are welcome. All welcome but ages 10 to 16 must with adult with them, unless by prior arrangement. Francis posts the route and he hopes to vary these through the year eg He led a lovely ride from Boroughbridge after the TT on 25th September. Thanks Francis.
Roller Evenings – (weekly –Thursdays)
These are taking place at Farsley Farfield Primary School, 7pm start. All welcome - £3 on the night, finished by 9pm. There are some rollers and boxes to borrow or please bring your own. There’s a coffee bar selling hot drinks, squash and biscuits, this is run by Jim, Brenda and Brian, Thanks as always to them! On till end
Run by Mandy (EBCC), usually, plenty of space for everyone. Halloween fancy dress on 27th October. It will be the Pie and Pea Night on December 8th so no rollers that night. (EBCC rollers sessions on a Thursday started 6 years ago - 14.10.2010)Mandy’s Mondays (weekly – Monday)
Road circuit training at Richard Dunns. Ages 11 to 18. Cost £2.50 starts at 6.45pm till 8.30pm. Please phone Mandy for more details if interested. This started 12 September and runs till Spring. See Facebook Mandy’s Mondays.
Cyclo Cross Training (weekly- Fridays)
Started 7 October, 6.45 till 8.30pm, cost £2.50 (aged 8 to 16) £5 others. (Minimum age is 8). Run by Mandy, Rose and Joe Parker assisting, at Richard Dunns, skills and training on MTB or cross bike. Details from Mandy 07917 860292.
Wednesday Road/ Circuit Training
This is not organised by EBCC, it takes place at Richard Dunns and is for older kids. Please ask Mandy for more info. (She doesn’t run it though)
Fausto’s Roller League
-– Mondays 7 Nov, 21 Nov, 5 Dec, then some in 2017. Date tbc
We’ve been invited to this league again this year, Fausto’s Coffee Shop, Princess Street, Mirfield, WF14 8AQ near Sowerby Brothers Cycles, (on main street behind Tesco express) There’s coffee, cakes, gelato and roller racing – what’s not to like. All welcome!
The season starts on Monday 24 October, fixtures just posted so watch out on facebook (Roller Racing Republic winter series at Fausto’s). Please comment or let someone know if you can race (at least 4, max 6 needed). We had some great evening entertainment last year and had some good competitive racing!
Cyclo Cross Races – nearly every Sunday around Yorkshire – see YCCA website for details
There continues to be lots of members, young and not so young, competing in these events.
22, 23, 24 October – Osmotherley Youth Hostel trip – Jim has booked this now but if anyone else would like to go, ring Jim to see if there’s a spare place or ring Cote Ghyll hostel direct to book. We cycle up on Saturday, stay, cycle social ride on Sunday, stay, cycle home on Monday. (Jim 01274 499182)
Kettlewell Hostel Trip on 25 and 26 March (1 night stay) Please contact John Elwell or Helen 01274 883906 if you'd like to go. A leisurely pace mostly on back lanes, about 40 miles from Bradford.
30 October – EBCC Hill Climb – first off 11am at Easby Brow, entry £4 to Jim or on the day, meet in Skipton at 10am for coffee (shop near top of High Street). Cycle to start, 4 miles away. All members aged 12+ welcome. Support this event if you can, there are lots who love hills in the club (even if you don’t you can give it a go!)
Thursday 8th December – EBCC Christmas Social Night, 7pm for 7.30pm at Farsley Farfield Primary School, Cote Lane, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5ED. There will be pie and peas (or a veggie pie), a raffle (prizes welcome), games etc. There will not be rollers on this night.
All members welcome (adults and kids) Orders to Jim by 3 December please. Cost tbc.
Christmas Social Ride – Sunday 18th December – meet at Ilkley Lido ready for off at 10am, we will cycle to The Cavendish Pavillion at Bolton Abbey, 7 miles away, where we stop for refreshments, then we cycle back to Ilkley. All welcome, fancy dress optional. Suitable for families, contact Helen for more information.
Those wishing for a longer ride, can meet at Otley and cycle to meet up at Ilkley.
Wednesday 25 January 2017 - 8pm AGM – all welcome, held at Farsley Farfield tbc
Friday 27 January – Annual Prize Presentation evening for EBCC and KSBC, where silverware for competitions throughout the year are presented. There is the presentation, followed by a buffet and kids disco.
This is at The New Tyke, Thornton Road, Bradford BD13 3DG. 7pm start. Tickets will be available in December and January from Jim and Brenda at KSBC and roller evenings.
(all kids attending receive an award) A great night for all ages to socialise, where adult and kids members come together to celebrate the achievements of EBCC and KSBC,
Open Time Trial promoted by EBCC:- advance notice
There is a 15 mile TT on Sunday 4 June 2017 on the Boroughbridge/Walshford course. 10am start.
Watch blogspot for details of these and other events,
RESULTS and past Events
Well Done to those riders who have represented EBCC at National Competitions all over the country, Amber Hull, Jack Ackroyd, Ethan Whiteside, George Southby, Rachel Earnshaw, Lucien and Sebastien Cuming, Ryan Middlemiss, Daniel Hepton, Spike Elwell, and Ciaran Crabtree.
Luke O’Connell and Lily Greenhalgh raced Nationally before they left as 1st claim members.
Well Done to all EBCC members who rode in the National Cyclo Cross event at the weekend! Great racing on Saturday and Sunday!
Well done to those who were chosen to represent Yorkshire as well.Sunday 25 September 2016 Club Championships - Handicapped
(EBCC and Pennine CC riders)
The club 25 and 15 mile time trials took place near Boroughbridge. There were 9 entries in the 25 and 6 in the 15. Winners were Matt Asquith in 1hr 0mins 53seconds (1:00:53) (25miles) and Ali Mahdi in 39.38 (15 miles). These were actual times, it was a handicap race and those results were 25 miles 1st Paul Page 53.20, 2nd Chris Parker 58.12, 3rd Luke O’Connell 58.36 (1st Junior/Juvenile) 15 miles 1st Darren Thomas 38.22, 2nd Sarah Lewthwaite 38.36, 3rd Ali Mahdi 39.38.
Well done to everyone and some PBs were set for that course, some great riding!
Thanks to the marshals and timekeepers, full results sheets are on the forum and Facebook.
Evening Time Trials - Tuesdays
These were held for 10 weeks, May to July 2016, using the 10 mile Ben Rhydding, Ilkley course and the 15 mile Pool Triangle course.
There were between 10 and 16 riders each week with some good rides throughout the season, with just 1 of the 15s cancelled due to the weather. Thanks as always to Jim, Brenda, Brian and George Barker (Pennine CC) and all those who volunteered to marshal so the events could go ahead.
Corsa Rosa Time Trial League - Sundays
This took place fortnightly between May and September, 10 events, over 2 different courses, a flat 10 and a hilly 10.
Organised by Gavin from Alba Rosa CC with 5 clubs taking part. Best 6 results to count. No aero equipment allowed.
Ladies event - Sarah Lewthwaite won the ladies competition, Helen Simpson 6th (out of 19 ladies)
Mens event – Matt Asquith and Conor Palliser joint 5th, Tim Palliser 8th, Ali, Paul Page, Paul Carr, John Elwell, Richard Watson, Kevin O’Connell all in top 30 (out of 69 men)
Youth –boys Nathen Page 2nd, Luke O’Connell 3rd
Steel Bikes – Chris Radcliffe(Otley) 2nd, John Elwell 3rd, Nathan 4th and Luke 5th (out of 8 steel bikers)
Club standings – EBCC were 4th out of the 5 with average points and we had 91 rides over the league.
A great TT competition for all, met fellow riders over a coffee, new friends and it is on next year with more clubs invited!
Women’s wobblers and wheelers - Thursday evenings – (April to August) ladies cycle coaching sessions at R Dunns 6.45pm meet, 7 till 9pm. All abilities and ages, over 12, welcome. Run by the female coaches of EBCC. Cost £4 for track hire. We are led by what you want to do! More ladies have learnt to ride, lots more skills learnt and improved bike handling in general. Quote from a wheeler “it’s not as boring as it looks – going round that track” quite true we say! firstname.lastname@example.org
Other events :-There are lots of cycling opportunities throughout Bradford, Yorkshire and beyond…for adults and kids of all ages and abilities. There are free adult classes to learn to ride or ride on the roads, kids balanceability classes, races, social rides, social rides, sportives, routes galore on the web, strava etc! indoor, outdoor, track, park, roads, cycle trails, there are adapted bikes for use at Lister Park for anyone who is less able.
Kids Saturday Bike Club
This takes place almost every Saturday throughout the year at Richard Dunn Sports Centre on the outdoor pitches and cycle track from 10.30am till 12.30pm. Skills, races, fun!
COST £5 first week to join child as EBCC club member. Then £3.50 per session, £2.50 siblings.
The coaches have a plan for the weeks of the month, skills, TT, woodwork (jumps, ramps etc), races. Over a couple of months the skills required for the bronze and silver awards should have all been attempted and certificates will be awarded for those who are successful in all the skills required.
The weeks at KSBC have varied activities helping youngsters build their confidence and bike handling skills for whatever sort of cycling they do for the rest of their lives, whether it’s racing, leisure, touring, commuting, keeping fit and healthy and generally having fun!
Record attendance – 94 kids at KSBC on 1 October 2016! (including 11 newcomers)
Help is always welcome on a Saturday morning, I know it’s hard when everyone else seems to know what they’re doing and where equipment goes but if you’d like to help out (every little helps) please ask Amelia, who is our volunteer coordinator, what you can do to help. Perhaps shadow someone so when they are away you can help? Thanks to those who have volunteered already.
We welcome Pat O’Kane as a new coach, if anyone else would like to get involved, please ask Amelia. Amelia and Dave Stevens are going on a coaching course in February, which is great news as new coaches are most welcome! this means that new volunteers will be needed for signing on/handing out bibs. Also if the coffee/snack bar is to continue, a volunteer rota will need to be implemented, if lots get involved then "your turn" will be once every 6 weeks or so!
Please ask Amelia in next few weeks about getting involved. Thanks.
Thank you to Joanne Ward for her volunteer coaching at KSBC over the past 10 years, she has now stepped down from that role but for now is continuing with membership secretary duties for EBCC.
Red Yellow Blue Cycling kit - I will be putting another order in, 21 October, the delivery time is 6 weeks or so, please order now if you’d like a specific item. The basic items are s/s tops, bib shorts so there will be a small stock of these. Other items can be ordered but will be at a greater cost due to small order extra charges. Helen Simpson 01274 883906
Any outgrown/unwanted kit please bring to club so it can be passed on/sold.
Stock of clothing – there is a stock of kit held by Helen, lots of children’s tops, please let me know if you’d like anything. There are also summer gilets, bib longs, small winter jackets, a few long sleeved tops.
Casual kit – we have introduced blue Hoodies for kids, with a full length zip, EBCC logo and EBCC printed on the back, for casual wear. These are available to try on at KSBC for sizing, order forms will be on the notice board table at KSBC.
Bobble Hats in navy blue are also for sale, in 2 sizes. £8 each - Helen has these in stock.
There is so much going on, we, as organisers of events, do try and help remind you but sometimes members have to look after themselves and print off entry forms, ring each other and keep in touch with what is happening. Make diary notes now!
THANK YOU to all helpers, whatever you do, both in KSBC and EBCC (and Pennine CC) without you there would be no club.
Where has your East Bradford Jersey Taken You? Send in your photos on facebook, we’ve been lots of places so far, let’s add some more…. Also some great “race face” photos sent in.
EAST BRADFORD CYCLING CLUB - BEST ALL ROUNDER COMPETITION (BAR)
This is for all first claim members of EBCC. These are the details of events that need to be ridden to claim an award. The time trials can be in any open or an EBCC club event (not CorsaRosa). The season ends with the YCF 25 or the EBCC club event in Sept/Oct, whichever is later.
Juveniles (up to 16) 2x10 and 2x 15 miles
Juniors (18 and under) 2x10 and 2x25
Ladies 1x10 and 1x15 and 1x25
Vets 1x25 and 1x50 and 1x100
Men 1x10 and 1x25 and 1x50
Club BAR 1x25 and 1x50 and 1x100
There are forms available to be completed and handed to Jim by Pie and Pea night please.
Cups and Trophies presented for 2015 – if you have any of these at home please can you return them to Jim ASAP (Jim 01274 499182) polished please! These will then be engraved ready for the prize presentation evening.
Club Records have been broken, Karen Taylor has broken the ladies 10 mile record, Brenda set a new vets record for 80+.
Water Bottles – some small EBCC bike bottles have been ordered (November delivery) ideal Christmas present?
Flag Banners and Gazebo – these are now being taken to events, cyclo-cross at the moment. If anyone is able to take these please ask Rose if she’d like any help with these. These need erecting and packing away and any help is appreciated, especially if you’ve made use of it.
www.britishcycling.org.uk www.bsca..org.uk www.eastbradfordcyclingclub.blogspot.com www.ctt.org.uk
EBCC has affiliated to Cycling UK (was CTC)
Organisers Liability Insurance (up to £10m) is in place, providing protection for our officers and volunteer ride leaders with an unlimited capacity.
Cycling UK Affiliated Membership for Individuals Our membership number is 90105947 (Club code) you can join by following this link www.ctc.org.uk/join-membership/setup/AFMI
As EBCC has affiliated, we have been given a unique code you, individual members, can use to join online. It costs just £24 for club members to take out individual Affiliated Membership which will provide 3rd Party Liability cover for them should they cause any damage or injury while cycling.
Individual Affiliated Membership also includes:
• Discounts offered by a range of retailers including Cotswold Outdoor and YHA
• An entertaining weekly e-newsletter, ‘CycleClips’, full of all the latest cycling news.
Please note that only full membership provides access to our free legal advice claims service.
The British Schools Cycling Association (BSCA) was created to develop and deliver cycling opportunities to all cyclists in full time education, up to age 19. These include skills sessions, leisure rides and competitive events. British Schools Cycling Association Events & Results - we run a range of National and Regional Championships in Track, Grass-Track, Mountain Biking, Cyclo Croos, Time Trials, Hill Climbs, Rollers and Crits.
Look out on the BSCA webpage and facebook for details of events later this year.
YCF - Yorkshire Cycling Federation
There was again a series of Sporting Courses (SpoCo) included in the competition this year, including the event promoted by EBCC in June. These are not on dual carriage ways and points are awarded throughout the season and winners announced at the end.
There is also the YCF points competition, events of varying distances throughout the year. See CTT handbook for details. This year EBCC has 2 ladies in the top 10, Sarah Lewthwaite 7th beating Karen Taylor in 8th by 1 point.
EBCC were asked to provide marshals for the 100mile TT in August, thanks to Chris, Sarah and Richard who filled the spot in 2016.