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Central CX Update - Rounds 6,7 & 9
20/11/2017

Central CX Round 6,7,9 (8 Cancelled)

Round 6 - Kingston Wheelers Cross

Dominic Bell, Charlie C, Eddie and Tasmin made the long journey to Heathrow - central league - hoping to take advantage of the distance to gain good positions.
The bet paid off and Charlie came 4th and Dominic came 8th! Tasmin came 4th.
Eddie came 6th!
Olly a cyclone dad had his first go at the Novice race and loved it.

Greta Crabtree

Round 8 - Icknield RC Shuttleworth Cross

Today's race was at Biggleswade and despite the sunny weather it was freezing due to the icy wind.
Cyclones did well.
Jake came 4th (U10's) and Tasmin came 4th (U10's). Tas was v pleased as she beat the girl she is battling with and is now 3rd in the league.
Amelia came 4th in (U12's). Like Tas has hard competition from
Hillingdon Slipstreamers team who dominated the girls races.
Eddie had a great race today and came 26th U12's.
Charlie C came 11th and Dominic came 12th U14's.
Josh Brown came 4th, Will Deely 13th and Charlie Stockham 14th U16's.
Ian Bird competed in the Novice race and Andrew Brown and Jamie Stockham were representing the adults.

Greta Crabtree

Round 9 - RAF Halton Cross

On what a commisare called 'the most technical race he'd seen so far this season', Cyclones had a great day at RAF Halton, backed by marching band and frost.

Jake zoomed round the Under 10s course, flying down steps and speed bumps to a spectacular third.

Eddie whizzed round the Under 12s course, skidding down stairs to an amazing 11th.

Battling sand, kerbs, gravel and each other, our under 14s and 16s had a heated race (despite the frost). Charlie Crabtree had an awesome race coming an excellent 9th. Dominic raced hard to attain an incredible 11.
Todays only under 16 Cyclone Josh had a disappointing race due to a nasty mechanical, and still carried on with strength and determination and managed to regain time to sprint ahead of Dominic in the finishing straight

Lastly, Olly and Andy also raced well - the 6 and a half tonnes of sand demonstrated in these photos of Andy.

Congratulations to everybody who raced today's technical and demanding course, you did amazingly!
Also, congratulations to all our Cyclones who raced at Leicester Today, back together at MK next week?

Francescah
(It should be noted that Francescha who wrote this update was positioned at the most leg sapping part of the course a gravel trap and cheered louder than anyone, Thanks amazing support)

CYCLONES UPDATES - NOVEMBER 2017
20/11/2017

CYCLONES UPDATES - NOVEMBER 2017

Kettering Sports Awards Evening, Thursday 26th October 2017
Kettering Sports Awards volunteer of the year. Victoria Bell!! And Community Club of the Year ...KETTERING CYCLONES!!! Clean sweep! Utterly incredible well done Victoria and everyone linked to the club.

Volunteers
Saturday 2nd December - Central Cyclocross Race at Prologis - Volunteers needed, if you are able to help on the day in any capacity please can you let us know by speaking to one of us on a Monday night or by e-mailing cyclones@ketteringcyclingclub.com
Donations of cake would also be appreciated for this event

Donations of chocolate needed by end November
Again this year the Cyclones will be having a stall at the Rothwell Christmas Gala. We are planning to have a chocolate tombola to raise some money towards the Christmas Party so any donations of chocolate are greatly received.
Please also come along to support the event on the night Friday 1st December from 6pm


Sunday Cyclones go Curling

If you fancy joining us on Sunday November 26th 10.30- 11.50 for a game of curling at Beckworth Emporium ? please email cyclones@ketteringcyclingclub.co.uk so we can reserve the lanes - they have 2 lanes with max of 8 per lane which works out at 10pounds per person.

Monday Nights Coaching Sessions

Autumn/Winter 2017

Now that the night are drawing in and getting colder please can you ensure that all the cyclones have lights for their bikes, dress appropriately for the weather including gloves and still bring a water bottle. Thanks.
Please can I ask that when attending the coaching sessions on Monday nights to ensure either child or parent checks in with whoever has the clipboard (usually Liz) so that their attendance can be registered.

(Please note venues may be subject to change)
Date (7pm unless specified) Location

Monday 20th November Rothwell
Monday 27th November KBA
Friday 1st December from 6pm Rothwell Christmas Gala , come & support our chocolate tombola
Saturday 2nd December Central League Cyclocross Race at Prologis hosted by Cyclones
Monday 4th December No session due to Cyclocross event
Monday 11th December Rothwell
Monday 18th December Christmas Party - Melton Community Centre, Melton St, Kettering NN16 9DS
Monday 25th December No session - Christmas Day
Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Weekly Glebe Rd, Kettering, NN16 9NS
Rothwell Community Centre, Well Lane, Rothwell NN14 6DQ
Prologis Park, Rushton Road, Glendon, Kettering NN14 1QF
Kettering Rugby Club, Waverley Rd, Kettering NN15 6NT
Rockingham Speedway, Mitchell Rd, Rockingham, Corby NN17 5AF
Oxford University Press, North Kettering Business Park, Hipwell Road, Kettering NN14 1UA
Leicester Cycle Circuit, New College Leicester, Learning and Sports Village, St Oswalds Road, Leicester LE3 6RJ

British Cycling Membership
The link for membership of British Cycling is as follows:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubs/membership
If you purchase a child?s silver race membership and select KetteringCC as your club you can use the following code to get free membership for the first year
NEWCMRA.
KCC Club Membership
It would be appreciated if any cyclones that regularly attend coaching sessions, join the main Kettering Cycling Club membership, this is only 6pounds for junior or 20 pounds for family membership (payment can be made in cash or online). Forms are available from Liz at Cyclones sessions. Completed form can either be sent to marcus.buksh@hotmail.com.uk or can be given to Liz. Thanks.

Central Cyclo-Cross League 2017-18
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/7813/central-cyclo-cross-league

Nov Sat 25th Corley Cycles @ MK Bowl
Dec Sat 2nd Kettering CC @ Kettering
Dec Sun 10th Twickenham CC @ Hillingdon
Dec Sun 17th Lovelo @ Berkhampstead.
Dec Sun 23 Rockingham, Corby , Season Finale & 100th Central Cxl event

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/8163/leicestershire-cyclo-cross-league#join
RACE DAY - SUNDAY
10:15 - U9 - 10 minutes (4pounds ) > 5pounds EOL
10:30 - U12 - 15 minutes (4pounds) > 5pounds EOL
11:30 - Jun Women (10pounds) > 12 EOL, Sen & Vet Women (15) > 20 EOL, Vet Men 50 plus (15) > 20 EOL - 40 minutes.
13:00 - Youth (8) > 10 EOL, Novice (8) > 10 EOL - 30 minutes
14:00 - Jun Men (10) >12 EOL, Vet Men 40 > 49 (15) > 20 EOL, Sen Men (15) > 20 EOL - 50 minutes.
ON-LINE ENTRY TO CLOSE ON TUESDAY 11:59pm PRIOR TO THE RACE.
League Points
Best 5 rounds out of 6 (you are allowed to drop one event).
Double Points for last event and it will be a County Championship.
LEAGUE EVENTS
LCXL ROUND 4 - 19th November
Leicester Forest CC - Beaumont Leys, Leicester
LCXL ROUND 5 - 31st December
Coalville Whs - Cattows Farm
LCXL ROUND 6 - County Championships / Double Points - 21st January
Welland Valley CC - Misterton Hall, Nr Lutterworth


Cyclones Clothing
A new supply of orange tops short and long sleeved should be with us in the next few weeks. Ill let you know once they arrive.


Please let me know any feedback about this update, anything Ive got wrong or anything you would like to see in a future editions. If you have any personal stories / achievements that you think would be of interest please e-mail cyclones@ketteringcyclingclub.co.uk

VANELLI CLOTHING
30/10/2017

Just a quick note to let you all know that i will be putting in the order for vanelli clothing( the new range) this friday 3rd Nov so please get in touch if you wish to order anything.
Thanks
Ian Bird
email ian04b@hotmail.co.uk
tel 07709439998

Central CX league Round 4&5
24/10/2017


Central CX league Round 4

Today's race at Hemel Hempstead was certainly gruelling! Steep slopes and slippery leaves for all, yet we prevailed with positive placing for everybody.

Our under 10s had great races today! Jake podiumed, coming 3rd after an incredibly strong and fast last lap pushing him from 5th to 3rd. He is now first in the over all standings! And still had energy to spare to cheer...
Taz also had an amazing race coming 4th, ensuring a 3rd in the over all standings!

Eddie, today's lone Under 12, also did spectacularly. he came 14th whilst battling steep slopes. Eddie is now 7th in the over all standings.

Our under 14s also did incredibly well, with Dominic coming 9th (beating his rival Huw) meaning he is 8th over all. And we also had an unexpected appearance from Finn, who charged round the course and corkscrews (Sorry we don't know where abouts he came).

The under 16s also did tremendously with our high flier (rider??) Josh, coming 4th, trail blazing for all the cyclones in the race. He is 5th over all. Will also did well coming 12th, despite a crash on the corkscrew, and although his over all placing yet to be confirmed, he is certainly shining the vibrant club colours.

Our coach Andy, also raced today in a fast, action-packed race, and performed very well despite a crash. As did Mike, who blitzed round the course, and also came off at exactly the same spot on the corkscrew as Will!!

Also, Cyclones would like to congratulate everyone's favourite MK under 8, Millie Botha, for coming 1st in her race.

Congratulations everybody who raced today, you did spectactualy! Also, a special thanks to all the parents who travelled everybody all the way to Hemel today and cheered from every corner of the course.

-- Francesca.


Central CX league Round 5

Great racing today at Milton Keynes in ferocious high winds and intermittent drizzle -but it didn't dampen the Cyclones enthusiasm.
School holidays meant our numbers were down but not so the numbers in the races today. I always write about where the Cyclones come because that is important to them especially against their friends/rivals from other clubs but often it's about mastering a skill or cutting their time on starts or mounts or dismounts or just being more consistent on timings for each lap. Milton Keynes Bowl is used frequently throughout the Season so they can see their own personal progress whichever measure they are using.

U12's we had Ruben, Eddie and Amelia in a field of 30. Amelia finished in second with a great performance (the wind making it so much harder) Eddie had another strong finish, the hillclimbs were not as hard as last week. RUBEN-we are all so proud of you today, you ran the first M climb and we thought oh no he's not going to have a good race and then...you stormed up down and round that M climb riding your bike for the next 4 laps - brilliant! Skills work paying off there coaches.

In Under 14's Dominic and Stirling both had great races After what can only be everycourse setters biggest nightmare, some of the u 16s riders managed to go off course (not sure how it happened) and the race had to be stopped and restarted - not good for anyone. Challenging downhill switchback in the top right corner saw repeated falls and the wind was whipping stakes out and breaking tape all over the course. Everyone achieved something new today, as always the Cyclones supporters were proud to be cheering on our amazing team!

Stirling's Dad -Andy - raced in the novices and enjoyed it today as well.

Victoria

Central CX league Round 3
10/10/2017

Round 3 of the Central League Cyclocross at Leighton Buzzard was in stark contrast to last year's torrential rain. Overnight downpours had softened the ground but on Sunday morning we travelled down in brilliant sunshine and the event stayed dry throughout.

Once again this round was held at Cedars Upper School on the mostly pan flat playing fields. It makes for fast racing! They did still manage to put some good features in with tight turns and hurdles. It was a good course and congratulations to LBRCC for staging the event.

There are three things that struck me watching yesterday. Firstly you can see the effects that coaching is having on the Cyclones. There were numerous examples of good technique which the coaches should be rightly proud of. Secondly, the effort level was enormous. The cyclones left nothing out there and all looked shattered at the end of their races. Thirdly there is a great sense of enjoyment...actually I think there's a fourth thing; camaraderie. We have a lovely group spirit in the club!
In the under 10's Jake Bird continues where he left off from last season. The step up to the older age group is no barrier to our little superstar as he stormed to another 2nd place. That would be enough to wear out most mere mortals but Jake spent the rest of the day riding round the circuit not being used by the older age groups! Jake wasn't our only success though as Tasmin Crabtree managed a third place in the under 10 girls race. Taz then decided to take over photo duty from me, getting some great shots of our Cyclones.

In the under 12's Eddie Hennah battled hard for his 9th place. Don't be fooled into thinking the flat course made it easier, they all just went faster.

In the under 14's things got even tougher with a longer course and having to race with the under 16's and novices. A crash at the start took Dominic Bell out with a number of other riders but they all got back on and Dom battled on with great tenacity to a creditable 10th place. Charlie Crabtree, who I will commend again for hurdling technique, went one better in 9th. Sam Lindsley came in 21st and as his Dad I was proud of him for achieving our stated goals: to enjoy it and smile!

The under 16's boys was fiercely competitive with Josh Brown taking a 3rd place, Will Deely 6th and Charlie Stockham 7th. I will need to check my facts with Victoria but at his time my understanding is that they all took tumbles at different points in the ride. It's a tough sport this cyclocross! Bethany Spencer was once again our Cyclones stalwart in the under 16 girls with a very well deserved 3rd place. The effort was written all over her face and Dad, Alan, (18th) racing in the novices should in fact be stone right now due to the look she gave him as he overtook her. Also in the novices was Will's Dad, Mike (22nd.)

Final mentions of the day go to Cyclones coach James Simons-Boswell and Jamie Stockham racing in the Vets 40-49 category. The field was huge with Jamie coming 71st out of 84 in the affiliated riders. James is unaffiliated and came 2nd out 7 riders but it makes my brain hurt trying to work out the overall results for affiliated and unaffiliated riders.

Well done to everyone involved and here's to next week!

CLOTHING SALE AND NEW VANELLI RANGE
10/10/2017

Hi, We are having a clothing sale to get rid of the Nimblewear stock and make way for the new Vanelli range to be introduced. The cheaper Nimblewear prices are being put on the clothing page of this website so please grab a bargain.
The new Vanelli stock will consist of :-
Raceline short sleeve jersey �37
Aeroline short sleeve jersey �46
4 season jersey �40
Gilet �37
Bib shorts �47
short sleeve skin suit �75
long sleeve skin suit �81
womens bib shorts �47
womens short sleve jersey �46
Arm warmers �16
Leg warmers �20
These will be able to be tried on either 16th October at the cyclones session at Kettering Buccleuch Academy 7-8pm or message me and we can arrange at my house in Burton Latimer over the following days. There will be an ordering window for this stock until Sunday 29th October and then another ordering window in February.
I can be contacted either on 07709439998 or ian04b@hotmail.co.uk or messaged on facebook.

CYCLONES UPDATES - SEPTEMBER 2017
30/09/2017

CYCLONES UPDATES --- SEPTEMBER 2017

Kettering CC AGM
I'm delighted to say that Victoria Bell was elected as Youth Development Officer at the Kettering CC AGM. We all wish her the best in this new role and it's great for the Cyclones to have her ongoing commitment.

Bike Stickers
For those with club bikes Greta will be catching up with you in the next few weeks to put our new bike stickers on. Massive thank you to Andy Pendred from "J&S PENDRED Signwriter" http://pendredsigns.webs.com who does sign writing and donated these to us.


Monday Nights Coaching Sessions

Autumn/Winter 2017

Now that the night are drawing in and getting colder please can you ensure that all the cyclones have lights for their bikes, dress appropriately for the weather including gloves and still bring a water bottle. Thanks.
Please can I ask that when attending the coaching sessions on Monday nights to ensure either child or parent checks in with whoever has the clipboard (usually Liz) so that their attendance can be registered.

(Please note venues may be subject to change)
Date (7pm unless specified) Location
Monday 25th September KBA
Monday 2nd October KBA
Monday 9th October Rothwell
Monday 16th October KBA
Monday 23rd October No session --- Half-term
Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Weekly Glebe Rd, Kettering, NN16 9NS
Rothwell Community Centre, Well Lane, Rothwell NN14 6DQ
Prologis Park, Rushton Road, Glendon, Kettering NN14 1QF
Kettering Rugby Club, Waverley Rd, Kettering NN15 6NT
Rockingham Speedway, Mitchell Rd, Rockingham, Corby NN17 5AF
Oxford University Press, North Kettering Business Park, Hipwell Road, Kettering NN14 1UA
Leicester Cycle Circuit, New College Leicester, Learning and Sports Village, St Oswalds Road, Leicester LE3 6RJ

British Cycling Membership
The link for membership of British Cycling is as follows:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubs/membership
If you purchase a child's silver race membership and and select KetteringCC as your club you can use the following code to get free membership for the first year --- NEWCMRA.
KCC Club Membership
It would be appreciated if any cyclones that regularly attend coaching sessions, join the main Kettering Cycling Club membership, this is only GBP6 for junior or GBP20 for family membership (payment can be made in cash or online). Forms are available from Liz at Cyclones sessions. Completed form can either be sent to marcus.buksh@hotmail.com.uk or can be given to Liz. Thanks.


Social Rides
Anyone is welcome (kids and parents) to come along on a weekend (usually Sunday) for a social ride. We will be meeting at various locations at around 10.30am. Weekly meeting points will be put on Facebook and sent via e-mail.

Derby Velodrome Track Sessions
Rockingham Forest Wheelers coordinates the track sessions at Derby. New track riders are encouraged when there are enough to make a coaching session. Riders need to be old enough to meet insurance requirements of track or BC (9/10) and strong confident cyclists. Track cost, bike hire & shoe hire brings it to about GBP30 per rider. Please contact Steve Wickham on tracksec@rockinghamforestwheelers.org.uk
Sessions are normally on Saturday evenings.








Central Cyclo-Cross League 2017-18
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/7813/central-cyclo-cross-league

Sat 30th CC Luton MK Bowl
Oct Sun 8th LBRCC Leighton Buzzard
Oct Sun 15th Hemel @ Hemel
Oct Sat 21st Team MK @ MK Bowl
Oct Sun 29th Kingston Wheelers and GS Prestige --- Bedfont Lakes near Heathrow
Nov Sun 5th Icknield RC --- Shuttleworth College
Nov Sun 12th GS Henley Venue TBA
Nov Sun 19th RAF Halton
Nov Sat 25th Corley Cycles @ MK Bowl
Dec Sat 2nd Kettering CC @ Kettering
Dec Sun 10th Twickenham CC @ Hillingdon
Dec Sun 17th Lovelo @ Berkhampstead.
Dec Sun 23 Rockingham, Corby --- Season Finale & 100th Central Cxl event (new date just added)

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/8163/leicestershire-cyclo-cross-league#join
RACE DAY - SUNDAY
10:15 - U9 - 10 minutes (GBP4) > GBP5 EOL
10:30 - U12 - 15 minutes (GBP4) > GBP5 EOL
11:30 - Jun Women (GBP10) > GBP12 EOL, Sen & Vet Women (GBP15) > GBP20 EOL, Vet Men 50 plus (GBP15) > GBP20 EOL - 40 minutes.
13:00 - Youth (GBP8) > GBP10 EOL, Novice (GBP8) > GBP10 EOL - 30 minutes
14:00 - Jun Men (GBP10) > GBP12 EOL, Vet Men 40 > 49 (GBP15) > GBP20 EOL, Sen Men (GBP15) > GBP20 EOL - 50 minutes.
ON-LINE ENTRY TO CLOSE ON TUESDAY 11:59pm PRIOR TO THE RACE.
League Points ---
Best 5 rounds out of 6 (you are allowed to drop one event).
Double Points for last event and it will be a County Championship.
LEAGUE EVENTS
LCXL ROUND 2 - 1st October
Misterton Hall, Nr Lutterworth
LCXL ROUND 3 - 29th October
Leicestershire Road Club
Brooksby College, Nr Melton
LCXL ROUND 4 - 19th November
Leicester Forest CC - Beaumont Leys, Leicester
LCXL ROUND 5 - 31st December
Coalville Whs - Cattows Farm
LCXL ROUND 6 - County Championships / Double Points - 21st January
Welland Valley CC - Misterton Hall, Nr Lutterworth
Cross is back - LCXL ROUND 1, 17th September, Rockingham Forest Whs, West Glebe Park, Corby
The Cyclones were out in force at the first round of the newest Cx league -The Leicestershire league -with the inaugural event. A complex course at Weldon, Corby set up by Paul Beattie and his team from Rockingham Forest Wheelers.

A good mix of challenges, including steps, water, adverse cambers and the flats making racing fast for those of the 234 riders with the fitness!

A different format to the Central cx league, the first race was for u 9's - with 32 riders Jake Bird worked hard to get 3rd place and Charlie Guest came in 4th, but great work on a bike he hadn't even ridden before for Jackson in his first ever race coming in 14th and loving every minute of it!

Second race was u12s and Amelia put in a stunning performance to finish 3rd overall but FIRST girl more than half a minute ahead of the next girl and more than 2 minutes faster than her main rival for the last two seasons. With almost 30 young people in the race Eddie and Ruben also had great performances coming in 11th and 12th respectively and with a strong finish Tasmin came in 8th.

The u16 and u14 race had 29 racing on the full course Josh worked hard to come in 4th and Charlie S came in 10th in the u 16's. In the under 14's after an exhausting race Dominic came in 9th and Charlie C 11th to complete a great set of races for Cyclones.

With amazingly loud support from parents and friends Cyclones made a great first impression, there are 6 races in this new league and five needed to count.

But also representing Kettering were Charlie's dad Bryan Guest, Morgan's dad Greg Greasley in his first CX race on a borrowed bike, Jackson's dad Gary Carter following his son on his first cross race and Charlie's dad Jamie Stockham. Andy Brown and James Simon Boswell were also there racing and representing the Cyclones coaching team.





Central Cyclocross League, Round 1 --- Welwyn --- Saturday 23rd September
Great start to Central CX league today at Welwyn, always a great course. The Cyclones had a great start with Tas and Jake Competing in u 10's. Tas getting a great third she had battled the hills to beat off the other girls for and Jake had a furious race, sprinting up the hills and leaving all the older kids standing to come in 2nd. Very impressive.

U12's today saw a huge field of racers some excellent tactical racing by Amelia, saw her placed third. Amelia's stamina allowing her to pick off competitors one by one on the hills - definitely worth doing all that hill climbing practice last Monday. Eddie did Cyclones proud with a determination to ride every bit of the course, he slogged up that hill, it was a long course for the youngsters today.

Massive field for u14/u16 & novices today, the course had two double sets of hurdles -one half way up a hill, which certainly took its toll. Charlie C and Dominic had a fantastic battle against each other in u14's - they managed to take a lap each with Dom just taking it on the final lap -placing 11th and 12th, we also took Joel from WVCC as his Dad is doing a charity ride in France this week, he came in 18th with plenty of the field behind him so great racing for him too. In the U16's Josh came in 4th which was a good placing in this new category, Will raced cross for the first time today and had a great race. We even had KCC riders in novices today with Ian Bird and Mike Deely showing the youngsters some great techniques. And finally Andy had a great race later in the afternoon as well!



GHS (George Herbert Stancer) 10 at Sawtry = Saturday 9th September
Bethany Spencer and Josh Brown took part in the National GHS Youth TT Championship at Sawtry.
Josh Brown finished in 71st with a time of 25.37 and Bethany Spencer finished in 120th (17th Female) with a time of 29.53.





Kettering CC & Rocko Hill Climb --- Sunday 10th September --- by Gavin Hinxman
30 riders took part in Kettering cycling club's hill climb on Sunday 10th September held at Neville Holt in the Welland valley. The challenge actually involves scaling both sides of the hill from Drayton and then from Medbourne and both times are added together to decide the winner.
The weather conditions were fairly accommodating and although it was overcast with an autumn chill, the prevailing wind offered some assistance on the second leg.
The annual season closer has also become an inter-club challenge with our friends at Rockingham Forest Wheelers and this year the numbers were evenly matched with 14 riders from each club as well as Mac Carter from Welland Valley and (eventual joint winner) Jack Patmore from Wellingborough Cycles.
Tom Cockerill of RFW matched Jack's time of 3.43 to take the inter club honours with 14 year old Josh Brown (KCC) just 2 seconds behind and last year's champion Bryan Guest (KCC) came home in 3rd place at 3.57.
The inter club competition is decided by taking the fastest 10 riders from each club and allocating 20 points for the fastest rider, 19 points for second and so on.
Josh's ride was perhaps all the more impressive as it followed a sterling effort in the National Youths championship the day before where he clocked 25.37 in the 10m TT.
Equally impressive was the great effort from the juniors, Mac Carter from Welland Valley and Dominic Bell from the Cyclones who will soon be knocking those seconds off of the older guys.
Fastest lady (and the only lady to complete both legs) was Andrea Woollcott
Combined times in winning order
Tom Cockrill (R) 3.43
Jack Patmore (Welly Cycles) 3.43
Josh Brown (K) 3.45
Brian Guest (K) 3.57
Paul Beattie (R) 4.08
Julian Freeman (R) 4.17
Darren Gillings (K) 4.18
Matthew Lonergan (R) 4.35
Andy Brown (K) 4.36
David Robinson (K) 4.42
Andy King (K) 4.47
Paul Furnell (R) 4.50
Chris Fowler (R) 4.53
Steve Wickham (R) 4.55
Mike Castalette (K) 5.03
Andy Carter (R) 5.09
Tim Eaton (R) 5.17


Rob Warringer (R) 5.23
Iain Callahan (K) 5.33
Andrea Woolcott (K) 5.36
Ian Bird (K) 5.36
Arwel Davies (R) 5.39
Adrian Gorham (K) 5.41
John Aldred (R) 5.53
Peter Rowbotham (R) 5.57
Roger Reed (K) 5.59
Barry Marlow (K) 6.39
Dominic Bell (K) 6.47
Mac Carter (WV) 7.00
Rocko win the Hugh Boyle Trophy with 109 points to 101
Josh has now added his name to the KCC hill climb trophy for all time well done.



Cyclones Clothing
If anyone wants to purchase any cyclones tops please let me know and I will bring along to a coaching session. There is currently limited stock of the orange tops but hopefully will have some more sizes and long sleeves tops in the near future.






Please let me know any feedback about this update, anything I've got wrong or anything you would like to see in a future editions. If you have any personal stories / achievements that you think would be of interest please e-mail cyclones@ketteringcyclingclub.co.uk

Central CX league Round 1
24/09/2017

Great start to Central CX league today at Welwyn, always a great course. The Cyclones had a great start with Tas and Jake Competing in u 10's. Tas getting a great third she had battled the hills to beat off the other girls for and Jake had a furious race, sprinting up the hills and leaving all the older kids standing to come in 2nd. Very impressive.

U12's today saw a huge field of racers some excellent tactical racing by Amelia, saw her placed third. Amelia's stamina allowing her to pick off competitors one by one on the hills - definitely worth doing all that hill climbing practice last Monday. Eddie Did Cyclones proud with a determination to ride everybit of the course, he slogged up that hill, it was a long course for the youngsters today.

Massive field for u14/u16 & novices today, the course had two double sets of hurdles -one half way up a hill, which certainly took its toll. Charlie C and Dominic had a fantastic battle against each other in u14's - they managed to take a lap each with Dom just taking it on the final lap -placing 11th and 12th, we also took Joel from WVCC as his Dad is doing a charity ride in France this week, he came in 18th with plenty of the field behind him so great racing for him too. in the U16's Josh came in 4th which was a good placing in this new category, Will raced cross for the first time today and had a great race (no photos sorry I must have snapped every rider wearing blue except Will Deely). We even had KCC riders in novices today with Ian Bird and Mike Deely showing the youngsters some great techniques. Mike is the blue flash in the background of Joel's hurdles photo! I have a great tutorial video of Ian hurdling, I'm sure he will want to use it for his level 2 Coaching! And finally Andy had a great race later in the afternoon as well!

Victoria Bell

Cyclones Dates and Venues
24/09/2017

(7pm unless specified)

Monday 25th September
KBA

Monday 2nd October
KBA

Monday 9th October
Rothwell

Monday 16th October
KBA

Monday 23rd October
No session -Half-term

Leicestershire Cyclo-Cross League Round 1
20/09/2017

The Cyclones were out in force at the first round of the newest Cx league -The Leicestershire league -with the inaugural event A complex course at Weldon, Corby set up by Paul Beattie and his team from Rockingham Forest Wheelers.

A good mix of challenges, including steps, water, adverse cambers and the flats making racing fast for those of the 234 riders with the fitness!

A different format to the Central cx league, the first race was for u 9's -
with 32 riders Jake Bird worked hard to get 3rd place and Charlie Guest
came in 4th, but great work on a bike he hadn't even ridden before for
Jackson in his first ever race coming in 14th and loving every minute of it!

Second race was u 12s and Amelia put in a stunning performance to finish 3rd overall but FIRST girl more than half a minute ahead of the next girl and more than 2 minutes faster than her main rival for the last two seasons. With almost 30 young people in the race Eddie and Reuben also had great performances coming in 11th and 12th respectively and with a strong finish Tasman came in 8th.

The u16 and u14 race had 29 racing on the full course Josh worked hard to come in 4th and Charlie S came in 10th in the u 16's. In the under 14's after an exhausting race Dominic came in 9th and Charlie C 11th to complete a great set of races for Cyclones.

With amazingly loud support from parents and friends Cyclones made a
great first impression, there are 6 races in this new league and five needed
to count.

But also representing Kettering were Charlie's dad Bryan Guest, Morgan's dad Greg Greasley in his first CX race on a borrowed bike, Jackson's dad Gary Carter following his son on his first cross race and Charlie's dad Jamie Stockham. Andy Brown and James Simon Boswell were also there racing and representing the Cyclones coaching team.

Good to see Stuart Walterssupporting, a wealth of knowledge to draw on before the race began, as always.

Victoria Bell