Unfortunately due to a low number of coaches this Saturdays AM session at Cliffe Castle is cancelled. The MTB session in the afternoon is still on and is being held at St Ives, Bingley. The meeting place is at the top of the playpark by the toilets and ice cream van. 1:30-3:30. Mark A is planning on coaching some CX techniques so please feel free to bring your CX bike. As always please dress for the weather and bring a drink & snack. A spare tube and means to change it would also be good.
Due to the high winds and heavy rain forecast we have decided to cancel this afternoons session at the Steven Burke Circuit. We apologise for the cancellation but the safety of the riders has to be put first. On a positive note the weather looks good for the CX at Giggleswick tomorrow!
This Saturday is the monthly Road session and is being held at The Steven Burke Circuit, Colne. This session is for all riders with no session being held at Cliffe Castle. Access is off Wilton Street, Barrowford BB98PU.The session is being held between 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Please arrive in good time for a 1:00pm start. Please dress according to the weather with long fingered gloves required. Please also bring a drink and a snack.
Bronte Tykes Scholarship 2018
Bronte Tykes Junior CC are excited to announce the 2018 Rider Development Scholarship Programme.
Our annual scholarship scheme is targeted at 1st claim Tykes members in the British Cycling youth categories A, B, and 2nd Year C (riders of Secondary School age).
We want riders that are good Ambassadors for the club, who want to help and inspire our younger riders develop and who will race regularly and represent the club. You need to be keen and motivated to develop your cycling and be prepared to take part in scholarship specific training sessions.
Don’t worry if you fall outside of the age criteria this year. Our scholarship scheme is a rolling programme and as always, we’ll be taking applications every 12 months and adding to the squad.
For this year, we have up to 3 places available, anyone wanting to apply needs to do so in writing, sending their completed application letter to email@example.com, before the closing date – 5pm on the Sunday 9th September 2018.
Applications will be reviewed by a group of our coaches, independent of any person applying, then compared against set criteria including race results and commitment to the club. Successful applicants will be awarded Scholarship status at our Club party and awards night on the Saturday 22nd September.
A Scholarship place entitles you to
• An individual training plan
• Scholarship apparel
• A Tykes skinsuit for racing (If required)
• Payment of race entry fees for National races identified in your individual competition & training plan
• Use of a club purchased Paul Milnes Strada carbon road bike for a 12-month period, geared to your individual category restrictions (If required)
The scheme is designed to assist in the development and retention of our older riders and provide a goal for our younger riders to aim to.
To apply, you need a letter which covers:
• Why you think you should be considered for a place
• Your racing plans for the next 12 months, and what disciplines you plan to participate in (CX, Circuit, Road, Track etc)
• Details of best racing results over past 12 months
• Any additional supporting evidence you feel will assist your application.
Places will again be awarded on the information contained in your application only, not any previous knowledge of the candidates from training sessions or outside of the club, so it’s important you submit a good quality application.
This Saturday is the turn of the MTB session for the older group (you know who you are) and the scholarship riders. This Saturday’s session is to be held at Buck Wood, Thackley BD10 0TN. The wood and trail is accessed off Ainsbury Avenue along the dashed line in the left hand image. The session is £3 per rider and runs from 1:30 – 3:00pm. Please dress accordingly for the weather and wear sun cream as required. Please also bring plenty to drink and a snack. Any questions just ask.