This just receieved from British Cycling’s Dean Hughes:
As previously discussed with you most of you we are progressing with the coaching programme by introducing some youth racing (U8/U10,U12,14/U16) at Prestwold this year:
We are trying to encourage all riders to come to the coaching sessions prior to races, so they have some experience of bunch riding, racing skills etc. not essential as most will , but we may have a few newcomers this year. All riders will need road bikes (cross bikes with road tyres are ok) and restricted gearing – GUIDE.
We will go through this on the first coaching session for those that need help and bikes will be checked on race nights…
As last year all local clubs are invited to theses sessions and hopefully a few additions from last year with the intro of the racing this year. As some of you are aware the only challenge is the car parking and toilet access at Prestwold. This will be confirmed nearer the time!
April 18 & 25 – 25 is Race
May 2,9,16,23 – 23 is Race
June 13, 20,27 – 27 is Race
July 11 – MTB Race – tbc , adults too!
July 18 – Last session before summer hols
Will continue through summer hols where possible – Dates TBC
All coaching sessions run from 18:30-20:30 and on race nights – start at 19:00 sign on from 18:30.
Please pass these dates onto all your riders that may be interested and I’ll send more detailed info very soon.
Many thanks, Dean
Go-Ride Coach – East Midlands”