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Postby Simon Hemington » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:02 pm

Milton Keynes 4-days coaching at The Bowl & Woburn Sands MTB, 26-29 August - more young riders needed for 1 day+, flyer attached - phone Mac 07786 932887 or email - Advanced notice of Oct Half Term Holiday Activities at Wendover Woods .

Tour of Britain - London Sun 7 Sept; Milton Keynes and Newbury Monday 8 Sept to include Go-Ride. Schools invited to spectate en route, or to take part in the skills relay and/or Taster Sessions at Milton Keynes or Newbury please contact me immediately if interested.

Youth & Junior Cyclo-Cross Coaching Day, Sat 13 Sept - organised by the BC Cyclo-Cross Commission at Shipley Park near Derby. Aspiring coaches and riders invited. Led by coach Martin Eadon, the day is aimed principally at riders who will be competing as final year youth or first year juniors in the forthcoming cyclo-cross season (born 1992 or 1993, although for female riders those a year or two older will welcome). The day is open to any rider, irrespective of whether part of a BC talent team or other programme, but is keen to attract those focusing on cyclo-cross as their main discipline. It is designed to complement the talent programme at Mallory recently, and will cover specific skills, techniques, race preparation and other aspects specific to 'cross. No charge for the day, but places limited. Riders interested in attending should e-mail: by Fri 29 August to register. Full details of the schedule will be forwarded, together with a parental consent form, which must be completed and brought on the day.

Lotts Wood MTB Race Day with coaching (Clare Muir), Near Amersham, Sunday 14 September - Races for u8s to u16s only - details

New Central Cyclo-Cross League, with Training Days on Saturdays, for young people and adults at the same venues as below, organised by Mac. Cyclo-Cross Coaches invited to assist on the Saturdays, and club riders both experienced and beginners are encouraged to ride the events -
21.09.2008 London League Round 2/Central League Round 1 - Hillingdon Circuit
09.11.2008 HHCC Cross/Central League Round 2 - Longdean School, Hemel Hempstead
23.11.2008 Bill Higson Memorial Cross/Wessex League 8/Central League 3 - Prsopect Park, Reading
25.01.2009 Willesden Cross/Central League Round 4 - Hillingdon Circuit
08.02.2009 Icknield Cross/Central League Round 5 - Icknield High School, Luton

Bike Blenheim Palace, Sunday 28 September will provide an amazing opportunity to ride here for the first time. Please support it Events include a 1-hour Elite/1/2 Road Race, a 20km Time Trial and the the Brompton World Championships. Following the races cycling routes of varying lengths on the closed roads will be opened to the general public. An Event Village will include retailers, Mountain Bike display team, Bike Polo, Vintage Bikes and 'Go Ride' skills & race courses for youngsters. Admission for leisure cycling and and spectators to the fabulous grounds: Pre register for a discounted ticket of £6.70 for adults and £3.20 for under 16s. See website -

Central Regional Forum for ALL clubs will focus on the Cyclo-Cross League and proposed Regional Youth Development Team. Mon 22 September near Aylesbury @ 7.30 pm (date and venue tbc soon) .

Updated Coaching Programme (attached or see website) incl new L2 at Edmonton - places also available at Cardiff Oct /Jan, and in region at Milton Keynes Mar /June. For L3 apply direct to Michelle Smith. ACAT course for teachers late Oct, venue tbc. Bursaries available include NorthantsSport (next deadline 27 Aug), and Skills Active for London, Berks, Bucks & Oxon - contact me for info. Please encourage more people to train as coaches.

If anybody is interested contact the revelent person or ask Helen or me for more details.
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