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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

CYCLONES UPDATES - AUGUST 2017
16/09/2017

CYCLONES UPDATES - AUGUST 2017
BREAKING NEWS - Cyclones have been nominated for the 'Community Sports Club' of the year at Kettering Sports awards - fingers crossed

Monday Nights Coaching Sessions

Spring/Summer 2017

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 21st August Leicester Cycle Circuit - see address below
Monday 28th August No session - BANK HOLIDAY
Monday 4th September Desborough (Coaching + Cyclones summer off road series R3)
Monday 11th September KBA 'Grass track' evening
Monday 18th September Rothwell (Cyclones Hill Climb event), Recreation Ground
Monday 25th September KBA
Saturday 2nd December Central League Cyclocross hosted by Kettering Cyclones

Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Weekly Glebe Rd, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 9NSRothwell Leisure 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
Coaching
If anyone thinks they might like to give coaching a go for Cyclones come and speak to any of the volunteers - we need you!


KCC Annual General Meeting
Thursday 31st August , Old Village Hall, Charles Cl, Old, Northampton NN6 9RQ

This year's AGM takes place after the final evening time trial of the season. We need at least 30 people to make it count, so please make every effort to attend. The venue will be Old Village Hall (same as the TT HQ) and I'm sure one or two members will be visiting the White Horse for half a lager shandy afterwards if you want to make a social event of it.

The AGM is your chance to shape the way the club is run and to vote for your nominations for the committee and other official roles. Even though some posts are already occupied every position is up for grabs, so if you're interested in getting involved please put your name forward. Feel free to contact any member of the committee for more info.
Trailer Plea

Owing to the fact I'm selling my house and downsizing I need to find a storage solution for our club trailer that currently occupies a garage I will no longer have. Does anyone have any options or suggestions in and around the Kettering area please preferably without an ongoing cost attached? It's obviously got our coaching kit in it so we would need weekly access to it potentially, particularly during the winter months for the lighting systems.
Thanks in anticipation, Mark

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 �6 for junior or �20 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.

'Sunday Special', 16th July - Fineshades Woods, Corby NN17 3BB
There was a great turn out for the Sunday special social ride at Fineshades on 16th July which included some coaching by Mark on the blue skills loops and a final hill challenge.

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 �30 per rider. Please contact Steve Wickham on tracksec@rockinghamforestwheelers.org.uk
Sessions are normally on Saturday evenings.

Silverstone Running & Cycling Club

If you're after a bit of tarmac (3.66miles) for some traffic free cycling then Silverstone's running & cycling club offer the following dates for cycling (there are dates also for running - see website):
Weds 30th August
Tuesday 26th September
Cost is �5 for those over 15.
Access to the circuit is at 5.30pm via National pit lane. Last access is at 7pm, with track closure at 7.30pm.
Before attending please make sure you download and print off the cycling disclaimer form from the website. You will need to bring this with you on the day in exchange for a wristband to access the track. Children under 15 can take part for free but adults will need to complete a disclaimer form for each child when they arrive on the day. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.
www.Silverstone.co.uk/runningcyclingclub
Kettering Cycling Club Junior Championship TT's
31/08/2017 KCC Evening TT Sprint - Flags to Old 3.8 Club TT 18:30 View

N&DCA TT Series
These events need entering in advance, the rider must be a member of KCC (or another registered club) to ride.
http://www.northamptondca.org.uk/events
The following link is a useful document that shows all local club time trails
http://www.northamptondca.org.uk/content/pdfs/2017HandbookIssue2.pdf

TT - 12th July
Congratulations to Josh and Bethany Spencer for two great rides at the GHS 10mile TT on 12th July. Josh came second overall with a time of 25.02 and Bethany finished in 30.19.



Santander British National Youth Championship - 9th July
There was a great atmosphere at the British National Youth Championships on 9th July in Milton Keynes. All the cyclones that took part found it a tough day with some excellent rides from other competitors but the cyclones made a great effort and it was a great experience to be part of.

Fete du Velo, Redbourn - 9th July
Dominic Bell had a great day and worked hard to get a fourth place at the Fete du Velo at Redbourn today.
This one is definitely worth adding to next year's calendar.

British Cycling City Rides 2017
British Cycling, HSBC UK and 13 local authorities, are inviting everyone across the UK to dust down their bikes and get on the saddle as they launch the HSBC UK City Ride programme that will create 13 traffic-free, mass participation rides in cities across the UK in 2017.
The announcement of the new mass participation events is the first step towards British Cycling and HSBC UK's ambition to make cycling the UK's most popular activity and sport of choice. Together they are working towards getting two million people on bikes by 2020.

Register for free
HSBC UK City Ride dates

� Glasgow - 27 August
� Leeds - 10 September
� Coventry - 17 September
� Liverpool - 24 September


http://www.letsride.co.uk/
Central Cyclo-Cross League 2017-18
Registration is now open
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/7813/central-cyclo-cross-league

Sept Sat 23rd Welwyn Wheelers @Welwyn
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.
Rockingham - January

Registration is now open
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/8163/leicestershire-cyclo-cross-league#join
New for 2017/18 is the Leicestershire Cyclo X League.
Published are proposed dates and venues.
League race day format.
Online entries via British Cycling portal to be encouraged - all online entries will be subject to a �1 charge.
RACE DAY - SUNDAY
10:15 - U9 - 10 minutes (�4) > �5 EOL
10:30 - U12 - 15 minutes (�4) > �5 EOL
11:30 - Jun Women (�10) > �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 Registration
Registration for League will remain open throughout the season - LINKS TO BE SET UP SHORTLY
Under 12's are FREE *
Under 18's �5
Over 18's �10
Registration for the league will be via British Cycling portal.
Under 12's - A link to be created and advertised for U12 league registration to ensure ease and nil cost.
ONLY RIDERS PRE REGISTERED (BEFORE THEIR FIRST EVENT) CAN SECURE LEAGUE POINTS
League Points -
Best 5 rounds out of 6 (you are allowed to drop one event).
Volunteers - Average points for helping on the day - One event only.
Double Points for last event and it will be a County Championship.
Race Results & League Tables
Race Results to be shared by links to D3RaceTec Website.
League Tables to be shared via LCXL Website.
D3RaceTec Timing Chips.
Timing Chips to be distributed by D3RaceTec at each event. To ensure the return of the chip a deposit will be sought (�5) or a racing licence / driving licence.
LEAGUE EVENTS
LCXL ROUND 1
17th September
Rockingham Forest Whs
West Glebe Park, Corby
LCXL ROUND 2
1st October
Leicestershire Cyclo X League Committee plus supporting clubs.
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

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

CYCLONES UPDATES JULY 2017
06/07/2017

'Sunday Special', 16th July - Fineshades Woods, Corby NN17 3BB
Join us for a special Sunday ride at Fineshades which will include some coaching by Mark on the blue skills loops. Meet at the play area at 10.30am for a lap (about 5 miles) followed by coffee break and then decide if anyone is up for a further lap(s).

Monday Nights Coaching Sessions

Spring/Summer 2017

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 3rd July Rothwell (Coaching + Cyclones summer off road series R1)
Saturday 8th July - 2-4pm Tour de Welland, Leicester Cycle Circuit
Sunday 9th July British Cycling National Youth Circuit Championships, Milton Keynes
Monday 10th July Kettering Rugby Club (tbc)
Sunday 16th July, 11am Sunday Ride Special - Fineshades
Monday 17th July Desborough Leisure Centre
Monday 24th July No session
Monday 31st July No session
Monday 7th August Rothwell
Monday 14th August KBA (Coaching + Cyclones summer off road series R2)
Monday 21st August Kettering Rugby Club (tbc)
Monday 28th August No session - BANK HOLIDAY
Monday 4th September Desborough (Coaching + Cyclones summer off road series R3)
Monday 11th September KBA 'Grass track' evening
Monday 18th September Rothwell (Cyclones Hill Climb event), Recreation Ground
Saturday 2nd December Central League Cyclocross hosted by Kettering Cyclones

Locations:
Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Weekly Glebe Rd, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 9NS
Rothwell Leisure 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

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 ?30 per rider. Please contact Steve Wickham on tracksec@rockinghamforestwheelers.org.uk
Sessions are normally on Saturday evenings, so 15th July 19.00-21.00, however the August one is on Sunday 13th August 12.00-14.00.



BMCC Silverstone 9up Time Trial 2017 - 9th June 2017
The Bicester 9up team time trial took place on a sunny Friday evening which involved 3 laps of the Silverstone Circuit. The cyclones team consisted of Charlie Stockham, Bethany Spencer, Josh Brown, Naomi Stockham, Dominic Bell, Ameila Cebak, Hannah Brown, Eddie Hennah, Izaak Simons-Boswell and reserve Sam Lindsley.
It was a great event with lots of supporters to cheer the team on who ended up coming third. A great experience and hopefully one to be repeated next year.



Silverstone Running & Cycling Club
If you're after a bit of tarmac (3.66miles) for some traffic free cycling then Silverstone's running & cycling club offer the following dates for cycling (there are dates also for running - see website):
Tuesday 1st August
Weds 30th August
Tuesday 26th September
Cost is ?5 for those over 15.
Access to the circuit is at 5.30pm via National pit lane. Last access is at 7pm, with track closure at 7.30pm.
Before attending please make sure you download and print off the cycling disclaimer form from the website. You will need to bring this with you on the day in exchange for a wristband to access the track. Children under 15 can take part for free but adults will need to complete a disclaimer form for each child when they arrive on the day. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.
www.Silverstone.co.uk/runningcyclingclub


Kettering Cycling Club Junior Championship TT's
06/07/2017 KCC Evening TT - Old 18.8 Club TT 19:00 View

27/07/2017 KCC Evening TT - Old 9.4 Club TT 19:00 View

13/08/2017 KCC TT - Broughton Club TT 08:00 View

31/08/2017 KCC Evening TT Sprint - Flags to Old 3.8 Club TT 18:30 View


N&DCA TT Series
These events need entering in advance, the rider must be a member of KCC (or another registered club) to ride.

http://www.northamptondca.org.uk/events
The following link is a useful document that shows all local club time trails
http://www.northamptondca.org.uk/content/pdfs/2017HandbookIssue2.pdf

Here's some of our cyclones hard at work at the TT held in the last week of June. Charlie, Bethany and Josh have been working hard at improving their times week on week.


Team MK Midweek Youth Races 2017
Kettering cyclones have been participating in the weekly races at Milton Keynes bowl. The last race was held on Wednesday 28th June with trophies going to the following:
U14's - Josh Brown - First
U12's - Ameila Cebak - Second
U10's - Jake Bird - Third

Crown Hills Summer Cross - 17th June
Great summer cross experience for the boys in preparation for the Leicester CX league (see dates below) starting in September. Everyone did really well to survive the heat, but they still loved every second of it.


Welland Valley Grass-track - 24th June
All the Cyclones should be really proud of their performance at the Welland Valley Grass-track event -WE CAME SECOND - every child contributed an AWESOME performance. Balance Bikes Tilly; U 6 -Thomas TB and Sultan; U8 Catherine, Jackson, Harrison, Oliver, Jake; U10 Tasmin, Mollieanne, JJ, Ruby, Ruben, Isaac; U 12 Amelia, Dom, Ethan, Sam; U 14 Finn, Bethany. There were stand out performances by everyone.



British Cycling City Rides 2017
British Cycling, HSBC UK and 13 local authorities, are inviting everyone across the UK to dust down their bikes and get on the saddle as they launch the HSBC UK City Ride programme that will create 13 traffic-free, mass participation rides in cities across the UK in 2017.
The announcement of the new mass participation events is the first step towards British Cycling and HSBC UK's ambition to make cycling the UK's most popular activity and sport of choice. Together they are working towards getting two million people on bikes by 2020.

Register for free
HSBC UK City Ride dates

? Sheffield - 16 July
? Manchester - 23 July
? Cardiff - 6 August
? Leicester - 13 August
? Bristol - 20 August
? Glasgow - 27 August
? Leeds - 10 September
? Coventry - 17 September
? Liverpool - 24 September


http://www.letsride.co.uk/






Central Cyclo-Cross League 2017-18

Early notice of draft calendar. A couple more dates hopefully to be added in January.
Sept Sat 23rd Welwyn Wheelers @Welwyn
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.
Rockingham - January

New for 2017/18 is the Leicestershire Cyclo X League.
Published are proposed dates and venues.

League race day format.
Online entries via British Cycling portal to be encouraged - all online entries will be subject to a ?1 charge.

RACE DAY - SUNDAY
10:15 - U9 - 10 minutes (?4) > ?5 EOL
10:30 - U12 - 15 minutes (?4) > ?5 EOL
11:30 - Jun Women (?10) > ?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 Registration
Registration for League will remain open throughout the season - LINKS TO BE SET UP SHORTLY
Under 12's are FREE *
Under 18's ?5
Over 18's ?10
Registration for the league will be via British Cycling portal.
Under 12's - A link to be created and advertised for U12 league registration to ensure ease and nil cost.

ONLY RIDERS PRE REGISTERED (BEFORE THEIR FIRST EVENT) CAN SECURE LEAGUE POINTS

League Points -
Best 5 rounds out of 6 (you are allowed to drop one event).
Volunteers - Average points for helping on the day - One event only.
Double Points for last event and it will be a County Championship.
Race Results & League Tables
Race Results to be shared by links to D3RaceTec Website.
League Tables to be shared via LCXL Website.

D3RaceTec Timing Chips.
Timing Chips to be distributed by D3RaceTec at each event. To ensure the return of the chip a deposit will be sought (?5) or a racing licence / driving licence.

LEAGUE EVENTS

LCXL ROUND 1
17th September
Rockingham Forest Whs
West Glebe Park, Corby

LCXL ROUND 2
1st October
Leicestershire Cyclo X League Committee plus supporting clubs.

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

Once the registration is live and the events are on the British Cycling website we will let you know


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.


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 ?6 for junior or ?20 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.

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

Andy Parker - One Day Ahead 2017 challenge
08/06/2017

Ladies and Gentlemen

Next month, I am going to be taking part in my biggest ever challenge. I am joining former England footballer, Geoff Thomas and 6 other people to ride the whole of the Tour de France, one day ahead of the peloton of professional riders.
Our cause is dear to Geoff's heart. In 2003, he was diagnosed with Leukaemia and was supported by Professor Charles Craddock at Birmingham's world leading blood cancer centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Since then, Geoff has raised millions of pounds for the charity Cure Leukaemia.
This year, Geoff and 4 others are riding all three of cycling's Grand Tours in the three Tours Challenge. I am just doing one!

I have had to lose weight, and that has been really tough! I have lost a couple of stones from my peak and at least a stone from my good weight. There's more to come off over the next few weeks.
I am training hard. It is intense training. Not the sort of distance I thought I might need to cover (although next Saturday will be 170 - 200 miles), but have to stick to the plan, even in Las Vegas recently!

My ask
I would really, really appreciate any donation you can make to move the whole team forward on its journey - we are targeting raising £1m!
Please, if you can, make a donation to support an amazing charity and help the best scientists and clinicians in the world continue their advance towards finding a cure for Leukaemia.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AndyParkerBeforeTheTour2017

We have had two brilliant quiz nights so far and I am going to be ritually humiliated at regular intervals in the office with the cake trolley, wearing various fancy dress clothing and getting a soaking, but personal donations would be really fantastic. Please remember to tick the gift aid box.
Many, many thanks.

Kind regards

Andy Parker
+44 (0) 7710 194 107
uk.linkedin.com/in/andyxparker/

Round three of the Youth races at Milton Keynes
27/03/2017

THE BROWNS TAKE MK BY STORM:

Round three of the Youth races at Milton Keynes saw an impressive set of results for the Cyclones with 4 podium places: u14 boys Josh Brown took second; u12 girls Hannah Brown took third; u8 boys Jake Bird took first and Charlie Guest took second.

The rest of the team all made great improvements in their race skills having improved week on week, u14s Finn Isaac and Charlie Crabtree; u12s Dominic Bell and u10 Ruby Isaac.
Well done everyone!

Cyclones Spring Dates 2017- (Updated 11/05/2017)
27/03/2017

The following dates are also listed on our club calendar with more details of the venues and contact information. Our latest news, photos and any changes to our events will appear on our Cyclones Facebook page.


May
Mon 15th: 7pm start; Oxford University Press, Kettering
Wed 17th: from 6.30pm Team MK Midweek Youth Races RACE 5
Fri 19th: 6.30pm - Coaching and Go Ride racing as part of Friday Night Summer Series MTB race hosted by KCC at Prologis Park, Glendon
Mon 22nd: session cancelled
Wed 24th: from 6.30pm Team MK Midweek Youth Races RACE 6
Thur 25th: 7pm Rockingham Speedway 9up TTT practice (team only)
Wed 31st: from 6.30pm Team MK Midweek Youth Races RACE 7

June
Wed 7th: from 6.30pm Team MK Midweek Youth Races RACE 8
Thu 8th: 6.30pm Rockingham Speedway Womens Tour special and final practice for our Silverstone 9up Team (following evening)
Fri 9th: Bicester 9-up, Silverstone (Team only plus supporters!!)
Mon 12th Desborough Green Space ride out (Park and meet at the Leisure Centre)
Wed 14th: from 6.30pm Team MK Midweek Youth Races RACE 9
Sun 18th: 9.30am Official Womens Tour Sportive family ride 10 miles off road (£5 online, £7 on the day), Delapre Abbey
Wed 21st: from 6.30pm Team MK Midweek Youth Races RACE 10
Thur 22nd: 6.30pm Rockingham Raceway (parking for inner circuit). Coaching incorporating some fun racing
Sat 24th: 2pmWelland Valley Go Ride Whizz Kids Grass Track Interclub, Welland Park
Mon 26th: Prologis Park summer ?ride out?

July
Mon 3rd: Rothwell (Coaching + Cyclones summer off road series R1)
Mon 10th: Kettering Rugby Club (tbc)
Mon 17th: Desborough Leisure Centre
Mon 24th: No session
Mon 31st: No session

August
Mon 7th: Rothwell
Mon 14th: KBA (Coaching + Cyclones summer off road series R2)
Mon 21st: Kettering Rugby Club (tbc)
Mon 28th: No session - BANK HOLIDAY

September
Mon 4th: Desborough (Coaching + Cyclones summer off road series R3)
Mon 11th: KBA Grass track evening
Mon 18th: Rothwell (Cyclones Hill Climb event), Recreation Ground
Sat 24th: Central League Cyclocross, Prologis Park

Venues
Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
Kettering Buccleuch Academy, Weekly Glebe Rd, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 9NS
Rothwell Leisure 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

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.


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.

Friday Night Summer Series - MTB
Mark attended the FNSS AGM and managed to secure half price entry of £5 for u16. The minimum age for this is 12 and over. Please note KCC’s date is on 19th May 2017, please save the date, marshalls needed but also great to come along and watch. More details to follow in the near future.

9up TT
The Bicester 9up team time trial has been announced as taking place on the evening of Friday 9th June which involves 3 laps of the Silverstone Circuit. Prices and details to be advised, minimum age is 10 years.

Road Racing
Sat 25th March MK Bowl March Circuit Series MK Bowl British Cycling/Team Milton Keynes Youth races from 2-4pm

Weekly from Tuesday 11th April Mallory Park 2017 Youth League Mallory Park British Cycling From 6.45pm (entry on the day)

From Wednesday 19th April for ten weeks Team MK Midweek Youth Races 2017 MK Bowl British Cycling/Team Milton Keynes From 6.30pm

10 race series of races for all youth riders and includes a go ride race for the very young.
Read more at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/159464/Team-Milton-Keynes-Midweek-Youth-Racing-2017:-Race-1#wxHzIyAcfpLTK3Y5.99



2017 British Cycling National Youth Circuit Race Championships
British Cycling is delighted to confirm that the 2017 British Cycling National Youth Circuit Race Championships will be promoted by Team Milton Keynes and be held on a city-centre criterium course in Central Milton Keynes on Sunday 9 July.
It will form part of Milton Keynes’ 50th birthday celebrations, and Team Milton Keynes is also pleased to welcome Milton Keynes Council under its ‘MK 50’ and ‘Amazing MK’ banners as key partners.
Races will be held on a new, extended route which will increase the overall course length to 2.3km, designed to produce tight racing and an exciting spectacle for viewers.
The championship races are for girls and boys within under-14 and under-16 categories, which should attract a full field of the most talented young riders the country has to offer. Events on the day will consist of the championship races plus a full programme of support races for younger riders and senior men and women.

NORPIP
This family event was great fun last year, at Silverstone for the whole family, expensive (but for a good cause) worth every penny. NOT racing just a great surface to ride on with lots of other people having fun. Worth putting in your diary!

Round 15 Central League Cyclocross - Misterton Madness - Welland Valley CC
30/01/2017

The final round of the Central League Cyclocross Season, hosted by our near neighbours Welland Valley CC, was held today in the picturesque surroundings of Misterton Hall.

Again there was a good KCC showing with Cyclones, parents and coaches taking part on an excellent course.

In the Under 8's our very own League Champion, Jake Bird suffered a mechanical and had a rare race away from the podium. He ran most of the way with his bike and finished in 16th. Jake took this well and was in a very jolly mood following his 'victory lap!' There was a much better result for Charlie Guest who, with his 3rd place made the podium for the third week running! Jake I think you have some serious club competition next year!

In the Under 10's Ruben Hickman once again performed strongly for his 7th place finish. In the girls Aimee Brooks braved a tricky course to come in 5th. Ruben finishes the league in 11th place.Final league positions see Ruby Isaac (Fenland Clarion CC,) finish 4th, Tasmin Crabtree 7th and Aimee Brooks 14th.

In one of the most hotly contested age groups, the Under 12s, there was once again a really good showing from the Cyclones. Dominic Bell finished in 6th place, his strength down the finishing straight was really impressive. Edward Hennah worked very hard for his 10th place. For the girls Amelia Cebak made a return this week with another strong ride fro 4th place. That leaves Dominic in a fantastic 9th place in the league, with Edward Hennah 17th and Sam Lindsley 18th. There were 36 registered riders so that really is a great result for the Cyclones. The girl who never gives up, Amelia Cebak, achieved a brilliant 4th place in the U12 girls League with Heidi Crabtree 13th and Hannah Brown 14th.

As usual the Under 14s, 16s and Novices raced together on the full course. Before the ride there was a minutes silence for the incredibly talented Charlie Craig who tragically died last weekend. Charlie was a very gifted rider like his father, Nick Craig. It was a fitting tribute.

This was a very good course to ride. Slippy and challenging in places with a tree obstacle to negotiate. Congratulations to Welland Valley CC for creating a very worthy final round.

For the Under 14 boys, Josh Brown, who lapped me like I was stuck in glue, just missed out on a podium in 4th place. In the Under 16s Charlie Stockham also had a good ride, finishing 5th. Another great final league placing sees Josh Brown in 4th place, Finley Isaac 9th and Charlie Crabtree 16th. In the girls the Cyclones have yet another 4th place with Bethany Spencer. In the U16 boys Charlie Stockham finished the league in 10th place and Jonny Crabtree 14th.

For Dad's club, the lad who isn't a Dad, Ashley Easton managed a magnificent first place. We'd like to encourage Ashley to come and help out at Cyclones as an inspiration to the kids. Cyclones coach Andy Brown managed a superb 4th, Chris Barratt (who will be bringing his son Ellis to Cyclones in the future,) was 11th and some bloke called Richard Lindsley was 14th. Dad's club are absolutely hooked on this magnificent sport and intend to enter next year in our age groups.

This week in the vet 40-49 age group we not only had head coach Mark Evans, there was also another of the Dads, Jamie Stockham. Mark finished in 19th place and Jamie came in at 35th. There are some serious riders in this class and it really is good racing to watch. In a league with 153 registered riders Mark finished in a fantastic 24th place. Great season coach!

That's it, the Cyclocross season is over! It's been brilliant. Well done to everyone involved and I'm sure we're already looking forward to more fun in the mud next year.

The Cyclones Winter Dates 2017 - ammended 30th Jan 2017
30/01/2017

The following dates are also listed on our club calendar with more details of the venues and contact information. Our latest news, photos and any changes to our events will appear on our Cyclones Facebook page.

The dates for Winter Cyclones fun skills and activity sessions are on a Monday at 7.00-8.00pm, alternating on a rota between Rothwell and Kettering with a few in Desborough too;

January 2017

2nd (No event Bank Holiday)
9th : Kettering Buccleuch Academy
16th: Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
23rd: Kettering Buccleuch Academy
30th - Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ

February

6th: Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
13th: (No Cyclones - School Half-Term Holiday)
20th: Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
27th: Kettering Buccleuch Academy

March
6th: Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
13th: Kettering Buccleuch Academy
20th: Desborough Leisure Centre, Ironwood Avenue, Desborough, NN14 2JJ
27th: Kettering Buccleuch Academy