Mark’s London to Paris cycle ride for Bradford Hospitals Children’s Charity

Hi everyone,

On June 22nd this year, I’ll be joining a 3 day charity cycle ride from London to Paris in aid of Bradford Children’s Hospital.
I need to raise £1,250 for the charity before this date. If I don’t raise it all, I intend to make up the shortfall myself. This is where you can hopefully help me out by sponsoring me. All monies that I can raise up until this date mean that I will have less to add to it at the end. If we reach the target, I’ll put in an extra £100 on top.
If anyone has any money raising ideas, I’d really appreciate it if you could let me know. I’m thinking about having a BBQ when the weather gets a bit better with an entry fee and a raffle etc. So things like that would be good.
In the meantime, I have set up a just giving page with a bit more detail on it. The link is below. If you could spare a few pounds, I’d really appreciate it. I don’t like asking for money for obvious reasons but this is a really good cause and we’ve all got children so can relate to it greatly.
Thanks for reading.


Manchester Velodrome

The first Manchester velodrome coaching session for the club is on Sunday 17th April 12 – 3pm. For 9 yrs – 16 yrs and places are limited so our riders will have to book on quick once the link opens on the BC events page as it’ll be first come first serve.

All our riders will need to book into the Novice Group.

Go-Ride Track Cluster Yorkshire 2

It would be good to get a good turn out from the club for the first session!!


Bronte Tykes (Wheelers) Winners 2015

It has been an successful weekend for a couple of lucky Bronte Tykes Riders. Sian Thompson and Archie Gill have been presented awards for their superb efforts for 2015.


Archie Gill has been presented the Trophy for the Bronte Wheelers (Tykes) U10 Cyclocross Champ of 2015.

Sian Thompson has been presented 2 Trophies and a Sheild for the Bronte Wheelers (Tykes) U8 Cyclocross Champ of 2015, and the Bronte Wheelers (Tykes) Most Promising Young Rider of 2015.


The winners with the some of the Tykes.



Everyone at Bronte Tykes hopes you’ve had a great Christmas and New Year break, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our sessions.

Following a successful 2015, where we experience phenomenal growth and really progressed as a club, we are looking to build on that in 2016. That success wouldn’t have been possible without the support of all club members and parents – thank you!

This year we’ve got loads of exciting things lined up, and we’ve made a few changes to our programme which means the club really has got something for everyone.

We’ve changed the times of our Saturday morning sessions at UAK. These are now held at the earlier time, from 10am to 11:30am. This is in response to feedback from parents, and members who said the current session was either too late, or clashed with other activities and lunchtimes!

The first Saturday session is Saturday 16th January.

Monday nights indoor rollers and turbo sessions continue a UAK, 6:15pm – 7:15pm. The cost of which is £2 for members, £3 for non-members. The last indoor session is Monday 21st March. Adult members / parents are welcome to attend these session – just let us know beforehand if you need to borrow rollers or turbo’s.

Due to problems with the horrific weather, and the low turnout for the outdoor Monday sessions at UAK we feel it’s not viable to continue these sessions until we move to Marley after Easter.


Our Summer programme starts on Monday 4th April, when we’ll be at Marley every Monday until the end of September, except Bank Holidays! These sessions will run 6:30pm – 7:30pm, and are suitable for all our riders. The cost of these sessions will be £2.

The Saturday sessions at UAK will continue right through the year, 10 – 11:30am.


For riders over 9 years of age, the club is registering for the Yorkshire track cluster days. These are sessions held every 6 weeks, at the Velodrome in Manchester. They offer riders a chance to ride the Velodrome, and ultimately progress to track accreditation where they can race. The cost is £15, for a 3hr session, and includes bike and helmet hire. There are a limited number of places per club, so we’ll offer them out on a rotational basis to first claim members to ensure fairness. We’ll give you further details on this when we have them!


We are due to take delivery of 5 “Scatto icross” cycles in the next few weeks. These have been purchased from our partners at Paul Milnes Cycles, and will be loaned out to riders wanting to experience racing, in need of a move to a bigger bike, or riders reaching a level where they need a race bike to progress further. There is a loan agreement to sign, with some conditions about the care and maintenance – we’ll let you have a read of it fully before you sign up.


If you’ve been missing regular racing, there’s more coming up! 
24th Jan is the YCCA Winter series final round, details on our page already
27th Feb – this is when we’ve rescheduled the Go Ride race that we had to cancel on the 9th January – sign on from 9:15am at UAK, racing starts at 10am
28th Feb – British Schools Cycling Association, Yorkshire Region Cyclocross Race. There’s a separate post on our pages about this, but most importantly you need a race licence to enter – the club are applying for these but we need your details by the end of this week if you haven’t already done so.
We’ll be organising a summer series of Go Ride races, and the YCCA Summer Series will start on Wednesday nights from May

We’re also hoping to be able to offer some Bikeability Courses in the school holidays, so if you want to polish up your skills these will be ideal for you – we’ll give further details when we’ve finalised our plans.


Club membership is now due – this runs from 1st Jan to 31st Dec, and costs £5 per child, £10 per adult for the year. Family memberships are available for £20, with the adults being registered with Bronte Wheelers and the children being with Bronte Tykes.

Membership forms are available to download on our membership area
One form is needed per member.

Payments can be made in cash, or via online banking, account number 64866181, sort code 536130. Please put your name as reference.


Happy New year!

Monday night training is back on, we are just running rollers/turbos this week NO OUTSIDE SESSION.

Unfortunately Saturday 9th January Go-Ride Race is being rearranged as there are no coaches available. Saturday session is not going ahead either, if anyone feels like getting together and doing a family social ride, please let us know.

We are back to normal Saturday 16th January 2016, hope you see you all then.