Kettering Cycling Club

Upcoming Events

KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4
26/07/2018
Timekeeper: Michael Church
Timekeeper: Liz Parsons
Assistant: Ken Vatcher
Marshal: Stu Plows
Marshal: Mike O'Connor

KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4
02/08/2018
Timekeeper: David Robinson
Assistant: Ken Vatcher
Assistant: Mark Weathersby
Marshal: Alan Spencer
Marshal: Gemma Royles

KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4
09/08/2018
Timekeeper: Paul Ashdown
Timekeeper: Rob Barker
Assistant: Ken Vatcher
Marshal: Alan Houghton
Marshal: Mike Castelete

KCC TT - Broughton
12/08/2018
Timekeeper: Jon Thorne
Assistant: Richard Drage
Marshal: Sue Rust

KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4
16/08/2018
Timekeeper: Marcus Buksh
Timekeeper: Bernard Smith
Assistant: Ken Vatcher
Marshal: Chris Brennan
Marshal: Adrian Tilley
Cyclones Team Time Trial, Silverstone
16/06/2018

Race Report: Bicester Millennium Team Time Trial Silverstone
Tonight Myself and Bethany were extremely proud to lead a team of 9 cyclones (Charlie Crabtree, Dominic Bell, Stirling Green, Amelia Cebak, Eddie Hennah, Hannah Brown, Sam Lindsley) around Silverstone circuit for the annual BMCC TTT. After a few training sessions we got off to a very smooth start and out onto the main circuit where the race began.
The Cyclones knew this wasn't a race against the other teams but a race against their previous time from last year, the race went to plan with every Cyclone sticking to the plan and carrying out their job well. After the first lap, we slowly upped the pace building the speed to the last lap where everyone knew they had to leave it all on the course.
Thanks to Bryan, Andy, Victoria, Roland, Liz and all the Cyclone staff and parents for the coaching and support they have given the team, we couldn't be prouder of every Cyclone that turned up as we beat our time from last year by over 4 mins!
Also thanks to Charlie Guest and Jake Bird the two reserves who trained with the team and came and supported the cyclones.

Charlie Stockham, Bethany Spencer

CYCLONES UPDATES MAY 2018
10/05/2018

CYCLONES UPDATES

Cyclones latest Coaches
Our two newest level one qualified coaches, Bethany and Francesca
have now completed their accreditation.
They are amongst the first group of under 16s to be qualified BC coaches, well done both of you! (Image at bottom of page)
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MAY 2018 Coaching Sessions Spring/Summer 2018
(Please note venues may be subject to change)

Date Location (7pm unless specified)

Monday 4th June OUP /Rothwell
Friday 8th June Leicester Cycle Circuit 9UP ONLY
Monday 11th June OUP/Prologis
Friday 15th June Silverstone 9UP
Sunday 17th June KCC Sportive at Kettering Rugby Club GO RIDE 3- CANCELLED
Monday 18th June Rothwell
Monday 25th June Rothwell GO RIDE 4 (Hill Climb)
Monday 2nd July KBA
Friday 6th July Leicester Cycle Circuit CANCELLED
Monday 9th July Desborough
Monday 16th July Prologis GO RIDE
Thursday 19th July Rockingham GO RIDE
Monday 23rd July No session HOLS
Monday 30th July No session HOLS
Monday 6th August No session HOLS
Monday 13th August No session HOLS
Thursday 16th August Rockingham GO RIDE
Monday 20th August No session HOLS
Monday 27th August BANK HOLIDAY


Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Weekly
Glebe
Rd, Kettering,
NN16 9NS
Rothwell Community
Centre, Well Lane, Rothwell NN14 6DQ
Prologis Park,
Rushton Road, Glendon, Kettering NN14 1QF
Kettering Rugby Club,
Waverley Rd, Kettering NN15 6NT
Rockingham Speedway, Mitchell Rd, Rockingham, Corby NN17 5AF
Oxford University Press, North Kettering Business Park, Hipwell Road, Kettering NN14 1UA
Leicester Cycle Circuit,
New College Leicester, Learning and Sports Village, St Oswalds Road, Leicester LE3 6RJ

CYCLONES UPDATES APRIL 2018
03/04/2018

Coaching Sessions
Spring/Summer 2018
(Please note venues may be subject to change)

Date Location
(7pm unless specified)

Monday 2nd & 9th April No session EASTER HOLIDAYS
Monday 16th April OUP
Monday 23rd April OUP
Friday 27th April Leicester Cycle Circuit
Monday 30th April OUP
Monday 7th May No session- BANK HOLIDAY
Friday 11th May Leicester Cycle Circuit
Monday 14th May Prologis GO RIDE 1
Thursday 17th May Rockingham
Monday 21st May OUP
Monday 28th May No session HALF TERM
Monday 4th June OUP (9UP only)
Friday 8th June Leicester Cycle Circuit
Monday 11th June OUP
Friday 15th June Silverstone 9UP
Sunday 17th June KCC Sportive at Kettering Rugby Club GO RIDE 2
Monday 18th June No session
Thursday 21st June Rockingham
Monday 25th June Rothwell GO RIDE 3 (Hill Climb)
Monday 2nd July No session
Friday 6th July Leicester Cycle Circuit GO RIDE 4
Monday 9th July Desborough
Monday 16th July Prologis
Thursday 19th July Rockingham GO RIDE 5
Monday 23rd July No session HOLS
Monday 30th July No session HOLS
Monday 6th August No session HOLS
Monday 13th August No session HOLS
Thursday 16th August Rockingham GO RIDE 6
Monday 20th August No session HOLS
Monday 27th August BANK HOLIDAY

Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Weekly Glebe Rd, Kettering, NN16 9NS
Rothwell Community Centre, Well Lane, Rothwell NN14 6DQ
Prologis Park, Rushton Road, Glendon, Kettering NN14 1QF
Kettering Rugby Club, Waverley Rd, Kettering NN15 6NT
Rockingham Speedway, Mitchell Rd, Rockingham, Corby NN17 5AF
OUP - Oxford University Press, North Kettering Business Park, Hipwell Road, Kettering NN14 1UA
Leicester Cycle Circuit, New College Leicester, Learning and Sports Village, St Oswalds Road, Leicester LE3 6RJ


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Upcoming Events

Monday 7th May NORPIP Bike Ride & Family Fun Day Silverstone
Saturday 19th May Macmillan Harborough Sportive, Welland Valley 10km Family Ride, Start 10am-11am, ₤10 plus ₤50 sponsorship (max 5 in a group)
Saturday 2nd June The Queen Victoria Cyclocross 2018, Telford
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/172588/The-Queen- Victoria-Cyclocross-2018
Saturday 9th June Leighton Bromswold Bike Fest, Bromswold Bike Fest is an amazing and unique cycling festival that allows cyclists of all ages and all abilities to enjoy the open countryside and gently rolling hills of west Cambridgeshire while raising money for two wonderful charities.
A route for everyone...2-6-14-26-35-55-70 miles!
https://www.bromswoldbikefest.org/
Thursday 14th June Women's Tour Rushden to Daventry
Friday 15th June - TBC Silverstone 9Up Time Trial
Sunday 17th June KCC Sportive & Go-Ride at Kettering Rugby Club
Mike Deely is organising a charity ride in aid of Cransley Hospice Kettering on Sunday 17th June. Routes to be announced nearer the time but details will be found here
https://www.cransleyhospice.org.uk/event/cycle-for-cransley/
Sunday 1st July Fete Du Velo, Redbourne - lots of different closed circuit races, it was a great family day out with lots of activities for all. Race your bike competitively or have a laugh racing a scooter or your Brompton!
Saturday 14th July Whizz Kids Inter-club Grass Track
Thursday 26th July KCC BBQ


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Milton Keynes Bowl Youth Midweek Development
Watling St, Milton Keynes MK5 8AA Every Wednesday from 18th April for approx. 10 weeks From 6.30pm

Mallory Park Road Race League
Tuesday 10th April until Tuesday 25th August Mallory Park Church Rd, Kirkby Mallory LE9 7QE From 6.45pm

1st May, 5th June & 14th August Leicester Cycle Circuit New College Leicester Learning and Sports Village, St Oswalds Road, Leicester LE3 6RJ From 6.45pm

17th, 24th & 31st July No racing


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NCRA Road Race
?
Saturday 21stApril - KCC are hosting a road race on Saturday 21st April near Old.

As Steve Whitby race organiser states:
?We need a driver who is happy to drive ahead of a race group with a commissaire on board. They must
own the car and be a BC member. BC will then fully insure them during the race. Other than that we
need a few volunteers to help with signing on and giving out numbers, making tea and cake to raise
funds for the club.

The race starts at 2pm on the 21st April so Id need people an hour or so before.
Contact Steve Whitby on bigstevew@aol.com

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Mountain Biking
Friday Night Summer Series 2018 (for anyone over 12)
The 2018 calendar looks like this:
Round 1 May 18th CATS MBC @ Borough Hill, Daventry NN11 4NA
Round 2 May 25th Northants Outcast @ Delapry Abbey, Northampton NN4 8AW
Round 3 June 1st Velowheels @ Stibbington Quarry, Cambs PE8 6JX
Round 4 June 8th Numplumz.com @ Waddenhoe Church, Waddenhoe, PE8 5ST
Round 5 June 15th Welland Valley CC @ Kilworth Springs Golf Club LE17 6HJ
Round 6 June 22nd Renvale RT @ TBC
Round 7 June 29th Team Milton Keynes @ National Bowl, Milton Keynes MK5 8AA
Round 8 July 6th Dean Barnett & FNSS members @ Marston Lodge LE16 9TT
Round 9 July 13th Stag's Head @ Harrington Aerodrome, Draughton NN6 9JF
Round 10 August 3rd Team Jewson @ Adventure Sport, Wedgnock Lane, Warwick CV35 7PX
Round 11 August 10th CATS MBC @ Spanhoe Aerodrome, Bulwick NN17 5AF
Non Counting BBQ & Handicap August 18th CATS MBC @ KIlworth Spring Golf Club, LE17 6HJ



Central Mud Sweat & Gears
Mountain bike events for everyone across the Central region.
Sunday 3rd June Black Park
Saturday 4th August National Bowl, Milton Keynes
Sunday 2nd September Rushmere Country Park

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events?series_id=608 CATEGORY START TIME FINISH TIME ENTRY FEE
ONLINE/ON THE DAY
Under 9s Coached Session 10:00 / 10.00 12.30 / 12.30 ₤12 / ₤18
Under 12s Coached session including race at 12:10pm 10:00 / 10.00 11.30 / 11.30 ₤16 / ₤24
Under 12s race only 12:10 / 12.10 12.50 / 12.50 ₤10 / ₤15
CATEGORY START TIME ENTRY FEE ENTRY FEE APPROXIMATE RACE DURATION
Juvenile 13 to 14yrs** 10:00am/10:00am* ₤15/ ₤22 ₤12/ ₤18 45mins to 1hr
Youth 15 to 16yrs** 10:00am/10:00am* ₤15/ ₤22 ₤12/ ₤18 45mins to 1hr


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KCCs Time Trials
15/4 and 30/8 are shorter time trial distance for those new to time trialling which includes kids over 12.
The club needs more volunteers to marshal, help with time keeping or similar for the TT races on their calendar. Contact: Jon Thorne on timetrial@uwclub.net (See below for 2018 schedule) Date Day Time Distance Event
05/04/2018 Thursday 6.30pm 13.2/11.7 KCC Evening TT - Grafton Underwood
12/04/2018 Thursday 6.30pm 13.2/11.7 KCC Evening TT - Grafton Underwood
15/04/2018 Sunday 10.00am 3.8 KCC Early Season Sprint - Flags to Old 3.8
19/04/2018 Thursday 6.30pm 13.2/11.7 KCC Evening TT - Grafton Underwood
26/04/2018 Thursday 6.30pm 13.2/11.7 KCC Evening TT - Grafton Underwood
03/05/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 10.0 KCC Evening TT - Lamport
10/05/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 10.0 KCC 10 Championship Evening TT - Lamport.
17/05/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 10.0 KCC Evening TT - Lamport
20/05/2018 Sunday 8.00am 10.0 KCC TT - Broughton
24/05/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 10.0 KCC Evening TT - Lamport
31/05/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 10.0 KCC Evening TT - Lamport
07/06/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 10.0 KCC Evening TT - Lamport
10/06/2018 Sunday 9.00am 25.0 KCC 25 Championship TT - Old circuit
14/06/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 10.0 KCC Evening TT - Lamport
21/06/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 10.0 KCC Evening TT - Lamport
23/06/2018 Saturday 2.00pm 20.8 N&DCA (Promoted by Simon Frost, KCC)
28/06/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 10.0 KCC Evening TT - Lamport
05/07/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 18.8 KCC Evening TT - Old 18.8
08/07/2018 Sunday 8.00am 10.0 KCC TT - Broughton
12/07/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 18.8 KCC Evening TT - Old 18.8
15/07/2018 Sunday 6.30am 25 / 50 KCC 50 Championship TT - Earls Barton.
19/07/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 9.4 KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4
26/07/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 9.4 KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4
02/08/2018 Thursday 7.00pm 9.4 KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4
09/08/2018 Thursday 6.45pm 9.4 KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4
12/08/2018 Sunday 8.00am 10.0 KCC TT - Broughton
16/08/2018 Thursday 6.45pm 9.4 KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4
23/08/2018 Thursday 6.45pm 9.4 KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4
30/08/2018 Thursday 6.30pm 3.8 KCC Evening TT Sprint - Flags to Old 3.8
09/09/2018 Sunday 10.00am HC KCC Championship Drayton-Nevill Holt & Medbourne-Nevill Holt
22/09/2018 Saturday 1.00pm 10.0 Frank & Joy Sheppard Open 10 (Promoted by Gavin Hinxman, KCC)

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British Cycling Traffic Free Lets Ride Events 2018

British Cycling are closing the roads to traffic in 14 city centres throughout Britain this summer and
throwing street festivals for anyone on a bike. Music, food and drink, fun and games, demos, giveaways,
activities, challenges, face painting – its all happening.
Its totally free to take part, you get to see your city in a different way and its a fun, active familyfriendly
day out!
Cities and dates are as follows:
Cardiff Sunday 13th May
Birmingham Sunday 10th June
Southampton Sunday 17th June
Edinburgh Sunday 24th June
Manchester Sunday 1st July
Bristol Sunday 8th July
Sheffield Sunday 15th July
Newcastle Sunday 29th July
Coventry Sunday 5th August
Leicester Sunday 12th August
Glasgow Sunday 26th August
Leeds Sunday 2nd September
Nottingham Sunday 16th September
Liverpool Sunday 23rd September
https://www.letsride.co.uk/events?utm_source=LetsRide&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=LetsRideEvents&dm_i=480K,7AXU,VTTFE,SGFW,1

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Cyclones Clothing
A new supply of orange tops ,short and long sleeved are now in stock. Please let me know if you wish
to purchase one and I can bring along on a Monday night. Please email
cyclones@ketteringcyclingclub.co.uk

British Cycling Membership
The link for membership of British Cycling is as follows:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubs/membership
If you purchase a child’s silver race membership and select KetteringCC as your club you can use the
following code to get free membership for the first year - NEWCMRA.

KCC Club Membership
It would be appreciated if any cyclones that regularly attend coaching sessions, join the main Kettering
Cycling Club membership, this is only ₤6 for junior or ₤20 for family membership (payment can be made
in cash or online). Forms are available from Liz at Cyclones sessions. Completed form can either be sent
to marcus.buksh@hotmail.com.uk or can be given to Liz.
Thanks.

Kettering CC - Weekley 10, 11th March 2018
11/03/2018

Kettering CC had their season opener last weekend, contesting the Weekley 10, starting on the kettering Northern bypass & travelling through Geddington on the way to the turn at Corby's Eurohub roundabout.

Jamie Stockham took the club maximum points with 25.30 on the calm and surprisingly mild morning with temperatures nearly in double figures, positively tropical compared the the conditions just one week before!

Alastair Wyldes was just 30s behind for 2nd place with Martin Keable completing the podium in 26.17

Sue Rust took the ladies section win with 28.08, keading the close tussle for lady's honours ahead of Maria Gent (28.32) and ever improving Juvenile, Bethany Spencer 28.54

David Robinson took the road bike section win with 26.42

Gavin Hinxman (Drag2Zero) posted 21.45, a new course record, the previous best being 22.28 recorded by Stephen Colbert (Arbis-Colbert Cycles) on a warm March morning in 2014

Full result:

Jamie Stockham 25.30
Alastair Wyldes 26.00
Martin Keable 26.17
David Robinson (Road Bike) 26.42
Sue Rust 28.08
Maria Gent 28.32
Bethany Spencer (Juv) 28.54
Charlie Stockham 29.06
Jon Thorne (Road bike) 29.28

Private riders:
Gavin Hinxman D2Z 21.45
Stuart Plows VE RC 25.37
Jonny Bodicoat CT 27.41

Central CX Update - Rounds 6,7 & 9
20/11/2017

Central CX Round 6,7,9 (8 Cancelled)

Round 6 - Kingston Wheelers Cross

Dominic Bell, Charlie C, Eddie and Tasmin made the long journey to Heathrow - central league - hoping to take advantage of the distance to gain good positions.
The bet paid off and Charlie came 4th and Dominic came 8th! Tasmin came 4th.
Eddie came 6th!
Olly a cyclone dad had his first go at the Novice race and loved it.

Greta Crabtree

Round 8 - Icknield RC Shuttleworth Cross

Today's race was at Biggleswade and despite the sunny weather it was freezing due to the icy wind.
Cyclones did well.
Jake came 4th (U10's) and Tasmin came 4th (U10's). Tas was v pleased as she beat the girl she is battling with and is now 3rd in the league.
Amelia came 4th in (U12's). Like Tas has hard competition from
Hillingdon Slipstreamers team who dominated the girls races.
Eddie had a great race today and came 26th U12's.
Charlie C came 11th and Dominic came 12th U14's.
Josh Brown came 4th, Will Deely 13th and Charlie Stockham 14th U16's.
Ian Bird competed in the Novice race and Andrew Brown and Jamie Stockham were representing the adults.

Greta Crabtree

Round 9 - RAF Halton Cross

On what a commisare called 'the most technical race he'd seen so far this season', Cyclones had a great day at RAF Halton, backed by marching band and frost.

Jake zoomed round the Under 10s course, flying down steps and speed bumps to a spectacular third.

Eddie whizzed round the Under 12s course, skidding down stairs to an amazing 11th.

Battling sand, kerbs, gravel and each other, our under 14s and 16s had a heated race (despite the frost). Charlie Crabtree had an awesome race coming an excellent 9th. Dominic raced hard to attain an incredible 11.
Todays only under 16 Cyclone Josh had a disappointing race due to a nasty mechanical, and still carried on with strength and determination and managed to regain time to sprint ahead of Dominic in the finishing straight

Lastly, Olly and Andy also raced well - the 6 and a half tonnes of sand demonstrated in these photos of Andy.

Congratulations to everybody who raced today's technical and demanding course, you did amazingly!
Also, congratulations to all our Cyclones who raced at Leicester Today, back together at MK next week?

Francescah
(It should be noted that Francescha who wrote this update was positioned at the most leg sapping part of the course a gravel trap and cheered louder than anyone, Thanks amazing support)

CYCLONES UPDATES - NOVEMBER 2017
20/11/2017

CYCLONES UPDATES - NOVEMBER 2017

Kettering Sports Awards Evening, Thursday 26th October 2017
Kettering Sports Awards volunteer of the year. Victoria Bell!! And Community Club of the Year ...KETTERING CYCLONES!!! Clean sweep! Utterly incredible well done Victoria and everyone linked to the club.

Volunteers
Saturday 2nd December - Central Cyclocross Race at Prologis - Volunteers needed, if you are able to help on the day in any capacity please can you let us know by speaking to one of us on a Monday night or by e-mailing cyclones@ketteringcyclingclub.com
Donations of cake would also be appreciated for this event

Donations of chocolate needed by end November
Again this year the Cyclones will be having a stall at the Rothwell Christmas Gala. We are planning to have a chocolate tombola to raise some money towards the Christmas Party so any donations of chocolate are greatly received.
Please also come along to support the event on the night Friday 1st December from 6pm


Sunday Cyclones go Curling

If you fancy joining us on Sunday November 26th 10.30- 11.50 for a game of curling at Beckworth Emporium ? please email cyclones@ketteringcyclingclub.co.uk so we can reserve the lanes - they have 2 lanes with max of 8 per lane which works out at 10pounds per person.

Monday Nights Coaching Sessions

Autumn/Winter 2017

Now that the night are drawing in and getting colder please can you ensure that all the cyclones have lights for their bikes, dress appropriately for the weather including gloves and still bring a water bottle. Thanks.
Please can I ask that when attending the coaching sessions on Monday nights to ensure either child or parent checks in with whoever has the clipboard (usually Liz) so that their attendance can be registered.

(Please note venues may be subject to change)
Date (7pm unless specified) Location

Monday 20th November Rothwell
Monday 27th November KBA
Friday 1st December from 6pm Rothwell Christmas Gala , come & support our chocolate tombola
Saturday 2nd December Central League Cyclocross Race at Prologis hosted by Cyclones
Monday 4th December No session due to Cyclocross event
Monday 11th December Rothwell
Monday 18th December Christmas Party - Melton Community Centre, Melton St, Kettering NN16 9DS
Monday 25th December No session - Christmas Day
Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Weekly Glebe Rd, Kettering, NN16 9NS
Rothwell Community Centre, Well Lane, Rothwell NN14 6DQ
Prologis Park, Rushton Road, Glendon, Kettering NN14 1QF
Kettering Rugby Club, Waverley Rd, Kettering NN15 6NT
Rockingham Speedway, Mitchell Rd, Rockingham, Corby NN17 5AF
Oxford University Press, North Kettering Business Park, Hipwell Road, Kettering NN14 1UA
Leicester Cycle Circuit, New College Leicester, Learning and Sports Village, St Oswalds Road, Leicester LE3 6RJ

British Cycling Membership
The link for membership of British Cycling is as follows:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubs/membership
If you purchase a child?s silver race membership and select KetteringCC as your club you can use the following code to get free membership for the first year
NEWCMRA.
KCC Club Membership
It would be appreciated if any cyclones that regularly attend coaching sessions, join the main Kettering Cycling Club membership, this is only 6pounds for junior or 20 pounds for family membership (payment can be made in cash or online). Forms are available from Liz at Cyclones sessions. Completed form can either be sent to marcus.buksh@hotmail.com.uk or can be given to Liz. Thanks.

Central Cyclo-Cross League 2017-18
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/7813/central-cyclo-cross-league

Nov Sat 25th Corley Cycles @ MK Bowl
Dec Sat 2nd Kettering CC @ Kettering
Dec Sun 10th Twickenham CC @ Hillingdon
Dec Sun 17th Lovelo @ Berkhampstead.
Dec Sun 23 Rockingham, Corby , Season Finale & 100th Central Cxl event

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/8163/leicestershire-cyclo-cross-league#join
RACE DAY - SUNDAY
10:15 - U9 - 10 minutes (4pounds ) > 5pounds EOL
10:30 - U12 - 15 minutes (4pounds) > 5pounds EOL
11:30 - Jun Women (10pounds) > 12 EOL, Sen & Vet Women (15) > 20 EOL, Vet Men 50 plus (15) > 20 EOL - 40 minutes.
13:00 - Youth (8) > 10 EOL, Novice (8) > 10 EOL - 30 minutes
14:00 - Jun Men (10) >12 EOL, Vet Men 40 > 49 (15) > 20 EOL, Sen Men (15) > 20 EOL - 50 minutes.
ON-LINE ENTRY TO CLOSE ON TUESDAY 11:59pm PRIOR TO THE RACE.
League Points
Best 5 rounds out of 6 (you are allowed to drop one event).
Double Points for last event and it will be a County Championship.
LEAGUE EVENTS
LCXL ROUND 4 - 19th November
Leicester Forest CC - Beaumont Leys, Leicester
LCXL ROUND 5 - 31st December
Coalville Whs - Cattows Farm
LCXL ROUND 6 - County Championships / Double Points - 21st January
Welland Valley CC - Misterton Hall, Nr Lutterworth


Cyclones Clothing
A new supply of orange tops short and long sleeved should be with us in the next few weeks. Ill let you know once they arrive.


Please let me know any feedback about this update, anything Ive got wrong or anything you would like to see in a future editions. If you have any personal stories / achievements that you think would be of interest please e-mail cyclones@ketteringcyclingclub.co.uk

VANELLI CLOTHING
30/10/2017

Just a quick note to let you all know that i will be putting in the order for vanelli clothing( the new range) this friday 3rd Nov so please get in touch if you wish to order anything.
Thanks
Ian Bird
email ian04b@hotmail.co.uk
tel 07709439998

Central CX league Round 4&5
24/10/2017


Central CX league Round 4

Today's race at Hemel Hempstead was certainly gruelling! Steep slopes and slippery leaves for all, yet we prevailed with positive placing for everybody.

Our under 10s had great races today! Jake podiumed, coming 3rd after an incredibly strong and fast last lap pushing him from 5th to 3rd. He is now first in the over all standings! And still had energy to spare to cheer...
Taz also had an amazing race coming 4th, ensuring a 3rd in the over all standings!

Eddie, today's lone Under 12, also did spectacularly. he came 14th whilst battling steep slopes. Eddie is now 7th in the over all standings.

Our under 14s also did incredibly well, with Dominic coming 9th (beating his rival Huw) meaning he is 8th over all. And we also had an unexpected appearance from Finn, who charged round the course and corkscrews (Sorry we don't know where abouts he came).

The under 16s also did tremendously with our high flier (rider??) Josh, coming 4th, trail blazing for all the cyclones in the race. He is 5th over all. Will also did well coming 12th, despite a crash on the corkscrew, and although his over all placing yet to be confirmed, he is certainly shining the vibrant club colours.

Our coach Andy, also raced today in a fast, action-packed race, and performed very well despite a crash. As did Mike, who blitzed round the course, and also came off at exactly the same spot on the corkscrew as Will!!

Also, Cyclones would like to congratulate everyone's favourite MK under 8, Millie Botha, for coming 1st in her race.

Congratulations everybody who raced today, you did spectactualy! Also, a special thanks to all the parents who travelled everybody all the way to Hemel today and cheered from every corner of the course.

-- Francesca.


Central CX league Round 5

Great racing today at Milton Keynes in ferocious high winds and intermittent drizzle -but it didn't dampen the Cyclones enthusiasm.
School holidays meant our numbers were down but not so the numbers in the races today. I always write about where the Cyclones come because that is important to them especially against their friends/rivals from other clubs but often it's about mastering a skill or cutting their time on starts or mounts or dismounts or just being more consistent on timings for each lap. Milton Keynes Bowl is used frequently throughout the Season so they can see their own personal progress whichever measure they are using.

U12's we had Ruben, Eddie and Amelia in a field of 30. Amelia finished in second with a great performance (the wind making it so much harder) Eddie had another strong finish, the hillclimbs were not as hard as last week. RUBEN-we are all so proud of you today, you ran the first M climb and we thought oh no he's not going to have a good race and then...you stormed up down and round that M climb riding your bike for the next 4 laps - brilliant! Skills work paying off there coaches.

In Under 14's Dominic and Stirling both had great races After what can only be everycourse setters biggest nightmare, some of the u 16s riders managed to go off course (not sure how it happened) and the race had to be stopped and restarted - not good for anyone. Challenging downhill switchback in the top right corner saw repeated falls and the wind was whipping stakes out and breaking tape all over the course. Everyone achieved something new today, as always the Cyclones supporters were proud to be cheering on our amazing team!

Stirling's Dad -Andy - raced in the novices and enjoyed it today as well.

Victoria

Central CX league Round 3
10/10/2017

Round 3 of the Central League Cyclocross at Leighton Buzzard was in stark contrast to last year's torrential rain. Overnight downpours had softened the ground but on Sunday morning we travelled down in brilliant sunshine and the event stayed dry throughout.

Once again this round was held at Cedars Upper School on the mostly pan flat playing fields. It makes for fast racing! They did still manage to put some good features in with tight turns and hurdles. It was a good course and congratulations to LBRCC for staging the event.

There are three things that struck me watching yesterday. Firstly you can see the effects that coaching is having on the Cyclones. There were numerous examples of good technique which the coaches should be rightly proud of. Secondly, the effort level was enormous. The cyclones left nothing out there and all looked shattered at the end of their races. Thirdly there is a great sense of enjoyment...actually I think there's a fourth thing; camaraderie. We have a lovely group spirit in the club!
In the under 10's Jake Bird continues where he left off from last season. The step up to the older age group is no barrier to our little superstar as he stormed to another 2nd place. That would be enough to wear out most mere mortals but Jake spent the rest of the day riding round the circuit not being used by the older age groups! Jake wasn't our only success though as Tasmin Crabtree managed a third place in the under 10 girls race. Taz then decided to take over photo duty from me, getting some great shots of our Cyclones.

In the under 12's Eddie Hennah battled hard for his 9th place. Don't be fooled into thinking the flat course made it easier, they all just went faster.

In the under 14's things got even tougher with a longer course and having to race with the under 16's and novices. A crash at the start took Dominic Bell out with a number of other riders but they all got back on and Dom battled on with great tenacity to a creditable 10th place. Charlie Crabtree, who I will commend again for hurdling technique, went one better in 9th. Sam Lindsley came in 21st and as his Dad I was proud of him for achieving our stated goals: to enjoy it and smile!

The under 16's boys was fiercely competitive with Josh Brown taking a 3rd place, Will Deely 6th and Charlie Stockham 7th. I will need to check my facts with Victoria but at his time my understanding is that they all took tumbles at different points in the ride. It's a tough sport this cyclocross! Bethany Spencer was once again our Cyclones stalwart in the under 16 girls with a very well deserved 3rd place. The effort was written all over her face and Dad, Alan, (18th) racing in the novices should in fact be stone right now due to the look she gave him as he overtook her. Also in the novices was Will's Dad, Mike (22nd.)

Final mentions of the day go to Cyclones coach James Simons-Boswell and Jamie Stockham racing in the Vets 40-49 category. The field was huge with Jamie coming 71st out of 84 in the affiliated riders. James is unaffiliated and came 2nd out 7 riders but it makes my brain hurt trying to work out the overall results for affiliated and unaffiliated riders.

Well done to everyone involved and here's to next week!

CLOTHING SALE AND NEW VANELLI RANGE
10/10/2017

Hi, We are having a clothing sale to get rid of the Nimblewear stock and make way for the new Vanelli range to be introduced. The cheaper Nimblewear prices are being put on the clothing page of this website so please grab a bargain.
The new Vanelli stock will consist of :-
Raceline short sleeve jersey �37
Aeroline short sleeve jersey �46
4 season jersey �40
Gilet �37
Bib shorts �47
short sleeve skin suit �75
long sleeve skin suit �81
womens bib shorts �47
womens short sleve jersey �46
Arm warmers �16
Leg warmers �20
These will be able to be tried on either 16th October at the cyclones session at Kettering Buccleuch Academy 7-8pm or message me and we can arrange at my house in Burton Latimer over the following days. There will be an ordering window for this stock until Sunday 29th October and then another ordering window in February.
I can be contacted either on 07709439998 or ian04b@hotmail.co.uk or messaged on facebook.