Coalville Wheelers Cycling Club

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Derby Velodrome

The Derby Velodrome is on our doorstep and a fantastic facility. Some members are already accredited to ride/race there with others going through the accreditation process at the present time. This involves four sessions, level 1 to 4 and a total of six hours riding (2 x 1hr, 2 x 2hrs). So if you like the idea of riding on the track in warm, dry and traffic free conditions with no wind or hills, you need to get accredited first – register and book on www.derbyarena.co.uk/cycling

I’ve looked into hiring the track for a club session, but it’s quite expensive (£138 for two hours) and it’s only available for us to hire between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, i.e. no evening or weekend slots. Bike hire at £12 for two hours in addition. Not exactly convenient if work gets in the way!

However, Sarah Maitland and Beeston CC have hired the track on 17/2/2017 between 7am and 9am to do a Level 3 accreditation. They have invited us along with 10 places available. Al Val and I have already agreed to go. Would you like to join us? Ideally you should have already completed level 1 & 2, so you can take part in the level 3 training. However, if you just fancy having a go round, will keep out of the way of others on the training and do as the coach says, then come along. It’s only £15 (bargain) plus bike hire if needed.

You need to email to let him know you’re interested. Payment by BACS – Richard will provide bank details.

Can you also let me know you’re going via the form below or ring 07725 136908.

Also, if you’d be interested in us hiring the track during the week, let me know this was well.

Greg Hodges


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    FAMILY FUN DAYS – 25TH JUNE & 23RD JULY 2017
    A brand new purpose built cycle circuit is nearing completion at New College, New Parks, near Leicester. It's one km round with changing rooms, toilets and weekend cafe within the adjacent college buildings. Plenty of parking as well.

    We've booked the circuit to give it a try on Sunday afternoons 25th June and 23rd July from 2pm until 4pm. So chance to race/ride in the morning, wash the car, cut the grass… and then bring your kids / grandkids to the circuit in the afternoon. (Any age, provided they are able to ride their bike safely). Or just bring yourself. Why not bring a picnic, drinks and sun cream, as good weather has also been ordered!

    The current plan is to initially let everyone ride round the circuit to get familiar with it, then to alternate between some mini races / skills tests for the kids and whilst they get their breath back, allow the adults the tear into each other with events like the devil take the hindmost (last rider eliminated each lap), points and scratch races. Maybe even a team pursuit. A good chance to try out bunch riding. All just for fun with no prizes and no race licenses needed.

    Names and £5 per family per day or £3 per individual to Alan Vallance or Tracy Symonds. Payment preferred by BACS, message me if you don't have the account details. Or just hand over the cash when you see us! Priority to club members - first or second claim.

    Should be a fun afternoon for everyone, so please support this new event and let's make it a success.
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    I saw a post on another club page detailing a meeting at the new race circuit at New College, are we as a club aware of it? Could be a unique opportunity? But I think it may want a few of us to go if we are interested?

    The Post: "The New College Road Circuit ( New Parks ), is nearing completion. British Cycling are running a workshop at New College on Monday the 12th of June, 7.00pm -9.00pm, to discuss 'race events' and Clubs using the circuit. They are asking for those who attend to be Club volunteers, being interested in either volunteering for, or in the organisation of circuit racing.
    If any Club member is interested in attending, you will need to book a place."

    I think I'm free to go. Who else would like to attend?
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    Hi guys & girls, just a reminder about the FAMILY FUN DAYS – 25TH JUNE & 23RD JULY 2017, I am hoping to make one of the dates if not both but be good to see you there :)
    A brand new purpose built cycle circuit is nearing completion at New College, New Parks, near Leicester. It's one km round with changing rooms, toilets and weekend cafe within the adjacent college buildings. Plenty of parking as well.
    We've booked the circuit to give it a try on Sunday afternoons 25th June and 23rd July from 2pm until 4pm. So chance to race/ride in the morning, wash the car, cut the grass… and then bring your kids / grandkids to the circuit in the afternoon. (Any age, provided they are able to ride their bike safely). Or just bring yourself. Why not bring a picnic, drinks and sun cream, as good weather has also been ordered!
    The current plan is to initially let everyone ride round the circuit to get familiar with it, then to alternate between some mini races / skills tests for the kids and whilst they get their breath back, allow the adults the tear into each other with events like the devil take the hindmost (last rider eliminated each lap), points and scratch races. Maybe even a team pursuit. A good chance to try out bunch riding. All just for fun with no prizes and no race licenses needed.
    Names and £5 per family per day or £3 per individual to Alan Vallance or Tracy Symonds. Payment preferred by BACS, message me if you don't have the account details. Or just hand over the cash when you see us! Priority to club members - first or second claim.
    Should be a fun afternoon for everyone, so please support this new event and let's make it a success.
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    John's had a tough day or is he just bored 😴 or p'ssed 🍺🍺🍺 ... See MoreSee Less

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