News Round up 26/03/2013

bicycle bunnyA Miscellany of odd News Items that have come our way recently, including money from Waitrose, AGM, Coaching at the arena, and velodrome….


Waitrose have written a cheque for £425 made to the credit of Ribble Valley Juniors. Thanks to customer checkout voting !

Red Nose Day 2013Red Nose Day

Thanks to all who helped make a fun RED NOSE DAY event, where RVJ members raised a fantastic £122.50.

Women Cycling

This week British Cycling have launched an initiative to get 1,000,000 more women cycling.

A step in that direction would be to get a female committee member at Ribble Valley Juniors.    Don’t forget the AGM on 20th April after the Saturday ride.

Tuesday Night Coaching

Tuesday night coaching is due to resume at Preston UCLAN Sports Arena every Tuesday CRW_9469.jpgnight from 7th May to 3rd September inclusive, between 18:00 and 20:00. The venue has once again been kindly booked and   funded  by  Cycling Development North West.

So the sessions can be scoped and planned appropriately please could any coaches or CRB cleared helpers who wish and are willing to help out please contact Chris Waters ( or 07984 070367) and let him know their availability as soon as possible, along with any desire to take on responsibility for a session(s), practice session planning, delivery etc.

Tracy Walton Trophy

Also at the AGM Ribble Valley Juniors will present the Tracy Walton Trophy donated by her family in memory of the late Tracy Walton, who was a founder member of the Club.
This trophy is presented to the young Ribble Valley Juniors club member who in the opinion of members has made an outstanding contribution to the Club in the last 12 months as judged by Club members. This ‘contribution’ is not necessarily dependant on competitive ability or cycling skill, but is judged on a wider assessment of attendance/personality/ etc; etc.

Please submit nominations before 12midday Saturday April 6th 2013. We will take a view on the objectivity of parent’s nominations of their own children!


Early to bed on Saturday 6th April. Ribble Valley Juniors are at the Velodrome on Sunday 7th April 2013 at silly o’clock (8am to 10am)

Racing Dates

cdnwThe summer’s racing has started already with the Dolan series even if the weather is still in January mode. Other notable dates for your diaries include

CDNW Youth Series racing starts with Round 1 at Victoria Park, Southport on Saturday 13th April. Enter on line on CDNW and BC websites.

CDNW UCLAN Circuit Series This series runs on a Thursday evening with a youth race starting proceedings at 18:30.

 CTC Newsletter

A couple more items here via the CTC email newsletter