News Round Up – 14/05/2014

A miscellany of news, recent events and a proposed calendar of Saturday Away Days for your information….


RVJ_jersey2013-frontFor those who don’t see our closed group Facebook page, we are collating orders for new Ribble Valley Juniors cycling tops.

Reply with your requirements by email please.
All costs and details as previously.
Long sleeve/short sleeve/Long zip/short zip options.
Sizes as attachment but distinctly ‘racing fit’ ie tight! As a result we still have a few 11/12yr sized still in stock.


See the Club Kit page for a list of what is available. If what you need is not listed then please email with your reqirements by 31st May.


hoodieAgain a repeat order is being collated for those wanting a Ribble Valley Juniors Hoodie.

Sizes and prices will be the same as previously, details can be found here

PrintWe need 10 of a type (adult or child) to put in an order at these prices so please email if you would like to order.

Also if anyone would be interested in casual cotton t shirts in a similar design please also email Iain so that we can gauge demand. The expected cost for t shirts would be about £6 – £8.

Galloway Trip

We have reserved all available accommodation and then some. It  maybe that we overflow into a Tepee or Yurt for late additions.

To firm up your booking please forward £20 per adult place to Simon Morris. Cash or cheques made out in favour of ‘Ribble Valley Juniors’ by 31st May please. Anybody not paid by this date may lose their place if we have people waiting.


Tuesday night coaching is now up and running at UCLAN Arena Preston until early September!

Good News

Steve Cox is back and buzzing. Sandra is recovering and just back-but reckons she will struggle to keep up with the young riders. Be kind and pass slowly.

Paul Colling meanwhile has just completed the Fred Whitton for the second time but this time despite a bad back.Wow..


Message from Tom Leivers-‘The next cluster session is 10th August so we have booked a Sunday at the Knowsley Velodrome on Sunday 8th June. From 10.00 till 3pm. It will be on the BC website very soon to book.

This is an outdoor velodrome, (Dress accordingly!) with a limited amount of track bikes to hire riders are encouraged to bring regular road bikes as they are allowed on the track (no flat bars though please) Also for Knowsley sessions only the lower age limit is 6 years old.

Because there is more time available we will also be running sessions for experienced riders that may race track already who would not normally be allowed on a cluster session for some extra coaching pre regional Omniums ( I know it is after the first one).

Cost will be £12 as usual to include a track bike if needed. They don’t need to be booked for this session but groups may have to share bikes due to limited numbers.’

Any questions please ring/email:

Tom Leivers. Go-Ride Coach, North West.

Mobile: 07534 281261. Office 0161 274 2070

RVJ Saturday away days

A draft list of away days has been published HERE

The first ride is on the 31st May to Darwen Tower. Meet at Dole Lane, Abbey Village. PR6 8DP. Opposite the Hare and Hounds public house at 10am
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Other Channels

Just a quick reminder that the club also has Twitter and Facebook pages.


Where announcements and notices of new website content will be made.


In addition for members and parents only we have a closed Facebook discussion group.