News Round Up – 16/07/2015

Lots of news coming in at the moment, here’s our latest.

Cycling Award for Young Volunteers Workshop – Manchester ‏

For any enthusiastic young volunteers wanting to join the National Young Volunteers programme, BC have organised a Cycling Award for Young Volunteer (CAYV) Workshop to take 20110507-Young-Volunteer-30.1414156554place on Monday 10th August at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester, between 10-4pm.

This will be delivered by Manchester’s Go-Ride Coach Joe Malik and Kelly Burdett.  You can book a place on the course using our new online booking system, simply click through and complete the parental consent and registration form to book.

Young volunteers should be:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Keen to learn and contribute
  • 14+ yrs

For more information about the programme please see the attached leaflets including:

Please note: The Cycling Award for Young Volunteers is a member benefit; therefore young volunteers will need to enter their membership number to make a booking.

Any queries or questions please contact Kelly Burdett, Senior Development Officer – Clubs & Volunteers Telephone: +44 (0)161 274 2126


Time trial Session with Ribble Valley CRC

Advance notice:Plans are hurriedly being made with RVCRC for a 2hour session at UCLAN probably on a Saturday later this month to learn more of and try out the skills involved in Time Trialling. Suitable for all riders including adults.


Velodrome Cluster Session

Our next Cluster Track session, 9/8/15  is on line now and numbers are a bit low in all groups hence a great opportunity.Details at:—Lancashire-Cluster

This will be opened up to other clusters to fill places soon.

A Ribble Valley Juniors member at Manchester velodromeFor those riders that are in the experienced group and are ready for accreditation there is a pre-accreditation session on 26/7/15.Riders will practice the techniques needed for NCC accreditation.

There are two groups, 9-12 and 13-16. Please let Tom Leivers know if you wish to participate:—Pre-Accreditation-Session

There is an accreditation session 16/8/15 for riders in the experienced group who the coaches feel have reached the necessary standard.Details:—Accreditation-Session

Contact Tom Leivers: 0161 274 2000


Dufton YHA Weekend

yha_logoA quick update on Dufton: the final balance and meals money is due to be paid by the 14th August, but I am on holiday in a couple of weeks and need to pay before I go. The current list of attendees is as follows :

  • Morris x 3;
  • Field x 2;
  • Ind x 3;
  • Ryley x 3;
  • Colling x 4;
  • Cox x 2;
  • Endersby x4;
  • Purcell x 2;
  • Aitchison x 3.

We currently have 26 people who are confirmed, the YHA can accommodate 34, therefore we have 8 spaces left to be filled. If you are interested then please let me know, and let me have £40 per adult.  For those of you on the list above who have not paid the £40 yet, (you know who you are!!), could you please try and get this to me by Monday 20th July.

Towards the end of August / Early September a few of the club members will be going up to Dufton to do a recce of some routes, so if anyone would like to be involved with that then please contact Simon Morris.


Ribble Valley Juniors Kit

Sizing Kit has arrived in a range of sizes for adults and young riders. It has been loaned to try for a limited period and will be available after Saturday rides on 18th and 25th July and onTuesday evening 21st July. Details of how to order , pricing and discount system will be publicised on RVJ Facebook, Twitter and websites. Please see the separate news item for full details.


Club Points Championship

Remember if you don’t claim your points by filling in the form and giving it to Joe then they won’t be awarded. Full details were in a previous round up.


We hear that….(Rider Gossip)

Hell of the North:
Did you know that RVJ parent member Ian Wright successfully completed the Paris Roubaix sportive this year on the same cobbles feared by the Tour Pros? And he now wants to go again. Chapeaux!

The Etape:
Steve Cox and Chris Endersby are currently amongst thousands of European Cyclists getting ready to ride a stage of the Tour de France this weekend. Good luck guys and watch out Froomey.

Last Minute Item: Joe Malik has 6 places available in both the intermediate and advanced group for the Manchester/Cumbria track cluster session this Sunday 19th July 2015.  Riders can sign on using the following link –—Manchester/Cumbria-Cluster

We welcome any newletter contributions or snippets to future ‘we hear that’ items.