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Andy Parker - One Day Ahead 2017 challenge

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

Round three of the Youth races at Milton Keynes

The Cyclones Winter Dates 2017 - ammended 30th Jan 2017

Round 15 Central League Cyclocross - Misterton Madness - Welland Valley CC

Round 14 Central Cyclocross League - Corley Cycles - MK Bowl

Round 13 - Central League Cyclocross

Welland Valley CC Boxing Day TT

Bob's Funeral

2016 Kettering CC Awards dinner.

In Memoriam - Club President Bob HIll

Central Cyclocross League - 20th November, Prologis Park, Kettering.

Cycling Weekly to join KCC on the sunday club ride

The Cyclones Cause a Storm at Leighton Buzzard!

11-09-16 Neville Holt Inter Club Hill Climb

11-09-16 Hirwuan Port Talbot Wheelers 25M TT

10-09-16 Hull SSLL RT 10 M TT

23-08-16 45RC 9.4M TT

01-09-16 Old 9.4M TT

28-08-16 Team Swift Hull 10M TT

18-08-16 Old 9.4M TT

21-08-16 Duston Planet X/Autism Concern 2 Up 20 M TT

25-08-16 Old 9.4M TT


'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

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
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.

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.
The following link is a useful document that shows all local club time trails

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

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.

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.

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.


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.


17th September
Rockingham Forest Whs
West Glebe Park, Corby

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

29th October
Leicestershire Road Club
Brooksby College, Nr Melton

19th November
Leicester Forest CC
Beaumont Leys, Leicester

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 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


Useful Links

British Cycling 

Cycling Time Trials