News Round Up – 22/09/2013

cdnw_13The latest instalment of what has been happening and what is coming up. Velodrome session and Cluster dates, first aid, next meeting, and more.

Velodrome dates

Lancs Cluster dates etc; email from Tom Leivers:
‘Please see below a list of the upcoming cluster dates accessible for Lancashire cluster

For more information on how clubs can access the Go-Ride Racing sessions please visit.

Please ensure the riders enter the correct group. Entry is not automatic and will only be confirmed if they are in the best group for ability.

Track bikes will have to be booked via Rob Mace in the office. There is no entry on the day.

Ribble Valley Juniors Velodrome event. 27/12/2013

Post Christmas fat burning confirmed for Friday 27/12/2013 @9-10am. Entry free for RVJ members. Age min 8 years to participate. BC coach booked. Bike requirements will be needed later but in advance. Bike costs to be met by riders-pay on day.

Lewis ride. Sunday 6/10/2013

Has everyone seen the details on the RVJ website?? We have agreed to provide coaches for the Guided Ride to Elswick (10 Miles each way but flat).  As Lewis was a former RVJ rider we are hoping for a good show of riders – ideally a club group in the Men and Boys event?

First Aid Qualifications

Coaches and Volunteers-please advise if your First Aid qualification is running close to renewal- say in the next 6 months so that we can assess the need for a course. Is your first aid kit in a good state-if not please contact any club official.

Andy Purcell

Is doing the Manchester to Blackpool night ride on Sat 28/09. Anyone wanting to join him-contact Andy.

Also Andy has a colleague wanting to sell shoes and cleats suit a small footed female:

‘Size 3 women’s cycling shoes with cleats and pedals. Used only once and then put back in box. The shoes are Shimano WR31 which I bought from Wiggle in May this year.  I was looking at £55.00 for the lot!’

Next RVJ Meeting

Monday 7th October at 7.30pm at Bamber Bridge Catholic Club.



The first round of the NWCCA league saw two entries for Ribble Valley Juniors in the U12 group at a very wet Leverhulme park in Bolton. The next rounds are on 6th October at Heaton Park, Manchester and 13th October at Waddow Hall, Clitheroe.

Youth, U8, U10 and U12 don’t need to register for the league and for the younger three age groups it is just a £1 to enter the race. You don’t need a cyclocross bike to have a go, you can ride a MTB.

Rapha Supercross series, there are two fairly local dates for this series which could be worth a visit even if just to spectate. 19th October at Skipton and 20th October at Manchester.

Road racing

Well done to all of the club’s riders who raced through the summer.

CDNW Race Series

CDNW UCLAN Criterium League Youth C
CDNW UCLAN Criterium League Youth C

Through the six rounds on closed circuits we had 15+ riders racing, spread across all age categories.

CDNW Youth League Championship 2013

We also had 8+ riders at the Thursday evening races at UCLAN Preston Arena.

CDNW Crit League Youth Results 2013

If you’ve been racing, perhaps further afield, then please let us know by emailing a few words and a couple of pictures to