Sessions return on Saturday 6th September 2014

Coaching returns on Saturday 6th September - the main focus of coaching over the next few months is Cyclocross. The Cyclocross North East (CXNE) races start on Sunday 7th September - the first race is at Hetton - so the coaching session will get you in the mood for racing.

However, we will also be continuing with road and MTB sessions throughout September for Youth A/B/C riders who would like to do these disciplines. This is to enable coaches who have recently been on discipline-specific courses to complete their training.

Get ready for mud!

Women and Girls Track Opportunity

A fantastic opportunity has become available for women & goals who are keen to try out the track or improve their track skills at Manchester Velodrome.

On the 27th July 2014 women and girls from across the country are invited to visit the National Cycling Centre to ride our famous boards. The session will be led by three highly qualified track coaches and the group will be split based on age and ability. You are guaranteed to develop your cycling skills whilst also having a great time!

Le Tour de Hetton !! - Under 16 Go-Ride Racing at Hetton

12 Jul 2014 - 9:30am
12 Jul 2014 - 1:30pm

Celebrate the arrival of the Tour de France coming to England and compete for a jersey at Hetton

Try your luck at winning a Tour series victory
by competing in le Tour de Hetton

Date : Saturday 12th July 2014

Time: 9:00am -1:30pm

All under 16's welcome to join us to celebrate le Tour de France coming to England & U16s can compete in the battle for the Yellow, Green, Polka dot & White Jerseys racer at the closed road circuit at Hetton Lyons Country Park.

Sat 28th June and 5th July Training Sessions at Hetton Cancelled

No Training Session at Hetton on 28th June and 5th July

The last weekend in June is the Challenge Ride and lots of the coaching staff and riders will be participating in the Hadrians Wall Bike Ride.

The following weekend sees the Tour de France come to the North and most of the coaching team is heading off to witness this unique event.

Normal service resumes again at Hetton on 12th July.

Coaching 14th June 2014

Both road and MTB coaching are available this week in a regular session.
You may also be interested in taking part in a Bike Challenge event, on part of the C2C route, on Sunday the 13th July, organised by Springboard, who manage the Hetton Lyons Park facility. This is not a club event, but should be a good experience.
Details can be found at

Racing News - Anna Kay wins the Nutcracker XC MTB at Parkwood Springs

Anna Kay has been knocking on the door of her first big XC MTB win all season and took the top step of the podium at the Sheffield round of the Nutcracker series last weekend - this was after finishing a close second in our round of the NE XCX MTB series at Hetton on Friday night - quite a weekend!

At our MTB race on Friday evening and our road races on Sunday, club riders were placed on the podium in every age category notably taking all three podium positions in the Category C boys road Go-Race, where Harrison Lee, Ryan Hesler and Conall Deane rode away from the field before fighting out the places.

Greg Taylor wins the inaugural EMC road race

If members missed seeing Greg Taylor at coaching last Saturday, that's because he was in Northumberland preparing for that day's inaugural EMC CC road race, which he won.  Greg beat Mark Robertson (Army Racing Union) and Calum Stevens (Achieve-Skinnergate Cycles) at the end of 50 hard-fought miles on the Middleton circuit, taking in the locally-notorious Scot's Gap climb. The finish at Middleton village is also quite tricky, what we coaches technically refer to as a "I feel great/oh no my legs have fallen off" sort of drag - but Greg got there best of all on Saturday.  

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