The following Newsletter has been circulated today, however if it didn’t reach you then here you go!


Go RideThere are lots of opportunities to ride and learn riding skills

Weekly club night & Go-ride session

We meet most weeks, all year round, to train or ride or chat at Aldercar Community Language College.

If you want specific times or dates please check out the Events section of our website.

Other opportunities to ride:

Autumn/Winter 2012/13 EIS ‘velodrome’ sessions

EIS track - Sheffield

EIS track – Sheffield

Riding at the EIS gives young riders an opportunity to learn some of the skills required on a velodrome without some of the bigger aspects … steep banking, long travel, expensive bikes, etc.

The East Midlands Cluster have a set of dates for this Autumn/Winter – see the website for more details.

I’m taking names for the 30th September date until 23rd.

Go-ride holiday programmes

British Cycling coaches regularly run coaching programmes in school holidays. However, there are no planned dates right now … watch the club website and or Facebook page for detail.

Cycle Derby @ NDCXL

Cycle Derby are running coaching/racing sessions prior to some of the Derby based Notts & Derby Cyclo-cross League races. Check the NDCXL website for details.

Manchester velodrome

As part of the East Midlands Cluster we have regular velodrome time at Manchester. However, there are no planned dates right now … watch the club website and or Facebook page for detail.


Our older, more experienced riders may – subject to attending Go-ride and race sessions be nominated by club coaches for Regional and/or National Schools of Racing. For more information, please speak with Simon or Mary.


There are lots of opportunities to race your bike


The Notts & Derby Cyclo-cross League holds races most weekends through Autumn and early Winter with racing for all ages – including adults!

Details of dates, times, costs, venues, etc can be found on their website.

Our round of the NDCXL

On Saturday 15th September we will be holding our round of NDCXL – based at the Shipley Hall Cricket Club, off The Field, Heanor.

We need as many helpers as possible to help with signing on, course putting up and taking down, racing, cheering, etc! If you can spare a few hours please let me know and I’ll pass your details to Rob the race organiser.

Forest Town Track League

Sadly there are just two evenings of racing left in the 2012 race season at Forest Town Track … but this is an ideal local place for people to start their track racing and hone their skills.

See their website for details.


New kit - shorts and jersey

Kit – shorts and jersey

About the club – Heanor Clarion was founded as part of the Notts and Derby Clarion C & AC (the racing club for Heanor and Nottingham Sections combined) in 1934 … and we’re still here today!

Club membership

Our membership year runs January to December – you can find the membership form and details on the website.

Club clothing

You can purchase club clothing directly from Impsport. Visit the Club shop, enter the password HECLCC1238.

British Cycling membership

British Cycling is the governing body of cycle sport in the UK.

Club members joining British Cycling for the first time can access a free silver membership (youth ages and under) or a free bronze membership (junior ages and above).


We are always happy to have people volunteer to help within our activities … races or Wednesday evenings.

Good coaches and helpers are the back bone of a small club like ours and

We also encourage our older youngsters to get involved with British Cycling’s Young Volunteer award.

Please note we do work hard to provide you with lots of information, but you can learn lots by visiting our website, Facebook page or following us on Twitter … and of course you can join in the conversations there!

If you have questions please do not hesitate to get in touch – simon [at] or mary [at]




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