The Start of the Hetton Hawks Go-Ride Events Series
The Normal training session is replaced by a Go-Ride race event that is the first event in a 6 event series.
Please note that the START TIME for racing is 10.00am
Sign on will open at 9.30, be sure to get to Hetton in good time to sign on, obtain race numbers and warm up.
Additional details available at :
Thanks to Clare Ross for the information about the Women
and Girls 14+ Rider Development Sessions which Alex McLean is running -
In preparation for the Go-Race next week, we will be concentrating on some key areas of cyclocross racing; the start, cornering and taking hurdles. We will look at the best techniques for each of these and then practice them in short race simulations.
Straight after roll call we will have a quick Club photo, so don't forget to brush your teeth.
Off road cornering is the focus of this session - for the more advanced riders with will have the added difficulty of going downhill or going uphill! Mike and Kirsty will be continuing with their coaching sessions, so there will be lots of groups whizzing around the facility this Saturday!
Sunday 10th November was the annual Inter Regional Cyclocross Championship, which this year was held at Prissick - the first time that the event has ever been held in the region. Not surprisingly, the North East was well represented in all categories, fielding a number of teams in each age category. The sun shone and it was one of the best days racing that I have seen this season.
Mike and Kirsty are continuing their group coaching sessions this week. However, Peter is working this Saturday, so his group will be with one of the other coaches.
The session will concentrate on balance and control - much of it at a slow pace. This is much more difficult than it sounds and is a real test of skill. Who will win the 'Slow, off-camber race'?
Turbo sessions are available once again at The Hetton Centre from
this Thursday, right through to the New Year and to the end of March,
running most Thursday nights.
The sessions are open to Youth B
riders and older, through to the very senior. A number of adult riders
take part. See details attached, but basically you need a working bike
(we can't sort non-working ones!), a turbo, a full drink bottle, towel
and a change of clothing. If you are a new rider, a registration form is
needed (also attached).