Saturday, 31 March 2012

Yorkshire needs your support to bring the Tour de France to the county.

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The Tour de France is the world's largest annual sporting event, watched by 88 million people around the world. Hosting the race in Yorkshire will provide a multi-million pound boost to the economy and showcase Yorkshire globally.

Top name cyclists Mark Cavendish and Ben Swift have already lent us their support and now we need yours. If you want one of the world's biggest sporting events to come to your county register your support and back le bid.

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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Honorary Membership

This is awarded to long standing members of EBCC who have served and supported the club over the years in a variety of ways.
This is a message from the latest Honorary member of EBCC.


"I would like to thank the club for making me an Honorary Member.
I saw on the agenda at the AGM mention of life membership. I thought that the matter was to be discussed. I did not think that the deed had been done.
It is an honour to be recognised for doing something that you enjoy. I have made a lot of very good friends through cycling and hope to continue for some time yet.
Thank you again for this honour and I hope that you all have a safe and successful season."

Brian Gardner

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

EBCC Rider Profile - David Pullan

There are several EBCC riders who some of the club members, particularly the new Saturday Kid's Club riders, don't recognise because they no longer attend Saturday morning sessions. They are still vitally important to the club and continue to get coaching support but have limited involvement with the weekly sessions.

David Pullan is one of those riders. He is a first year Under 16 rider who used to regularly attend Saturday Bike Club until the last few months. He is now focusing on track competitions and has rapidly developed into a very promising young rider, both on the road and the track.

National track Championsips Manchester 2011


In 2009/2010 he was the British Schools Cycling Association Regional Champion for Hard track and won the Best All Rounder Competition. In 2011/2012, he was the Regional Hill Climb, Rollers and Hard Track Champion.

Winning the BSCA Hill Climb 2011

GHS Final 10mile TT 2011



From starting racing at the Manchester velodrome, he has now progressed to the Friday night league and on the 9th march had three wins at MRTL and a 3rd place + finishing well in the 64 lap scratch attacking along the way, He is down to ride the Dolan series and is guesting for the Liverpool Mercury Team at the Tour of Scotland.as he was invited and to be Managed by ex pro and national champ Phil Thomas, He rides ACT senior group 2 Mondays , trains on the road Wednesdays , MRTL fridays group 4 and then any races at the weekend.

He is making rapid progress on the road, achieving an excellent 6th place in race 2 at the Southport Dolan series last weekend. Last year he was 6th Overall in the White Rose Youth league Series 2011 and came 4th in the Finale.
White Rose Youth league 2011 Finale

He has really developed his fitness, speed and tactical awareness over the last twelve months to the extent that he has represented EBCC at all the road and track Regional Schools of Racing run by British Cycling Talent Development Coaches and at the National schools in road and track.

EBCC Coaches continue to support him via selection for the RSR's, feedback from the sessions and suggestions in discussion with his father over training options. Family is vital to the development of the career of our youth riders and David's father, Adrian, gives total support for David to acheive his goals.

Although not 100% at the moment, we wish Adrian a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back at the training and racing as soon as possible.

Mandy Parker

Monday, 26 March 2012

EBCC Bolton Abbey Club Run


With Kettlewell Youth Hostel Weekend cancelled and the weather forecast looking promising, 24 riders set off from Ilkley, riding to the Cavendish via Burnsall and Appletreewick. This time we were prepared with picnics, (well most of us), blankets and frisbess for another social ride out.

Glorious sunshine meant that jackets and arm warmers were soon discarded as the mist lifted off the tops of the hills. It is hoped that many more of these club runs will be organised throughout the year, both for the social side and longer development rides for the 12+ age group.

Many thanks to all those who came out for the day.

If any parent out there wants to plan a route to a different area, just lket Mandy know.


Thursday, 22 March 2012

Olympic challenge in T&A

Please follow the link to see the article that was in the Telegraph & Argus about the Olympic challenge.
Click here

Monday, 19 March 2012

Olympic Torch News

Mike is going to be carrying the Olympic Torch this summer. I am sure I can speak on behalf of all our club coaches & volunteers in saying how thrilled we are that Mike has be chosen to carry the Olympic Torch. Mike will be carrying the Torch on the 25th June in Leeds, that is all the details we have at the moment. We will keep you updated on this as Mike is given more details. Link

Dates for Your Diaries

There will be a fun easter egg challenge on 7th April 2012. Different challenges to complete.

BSCA MTB at Pennistone Park 6th May

BSCA Time Trial at Richard Dunn's on 26th May

As our kids will be at BSCA Hard Track - Saturday 9th June - There will be NO club at Richard Dunns

As our kids will be at BSCA Grass track - Saturday 16th June - There will be no club at Richard Dunn's.

Club will be on as normal 23rd June.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Olmypic Roller Challenge

The last of the sponsor forms have now been handed in . The final sum is a fantastic total of £863.71. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for every km they cycled helping the team to get not only to the Olympic village in London but back again. As some of you may know BMW have matched every penny raised which amounts to a grand amount of £1727.42.

We will be having a grand award presentation on Saturday 31st March and the winners of the design a shirt competition held at BMW will also be announced.

Club Saturday 17th March

Mandy and Joanne will be at a BC conference in York so neither of us will be at club. A helping hand would be appreciated with signing on and bikes signing in and out. If any mum or dad could also help out with the drinks and snacks it would be appreciated.
Thank you
Joanne :)

Monday, 5 March 2012

BSCA Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross 2011-2012

Well done to all at EBCC who rode this event in really slippy and wet conditions. I think we have generated a new crop of cyclo-cross converts.

The results are:


BSCA Regional Cyclo-Cross Championships 4th March 2012 Results

Under 7 Boys
1st Dylan Boyes, Dalton JIN School, Huddersfield
2nd Aryon Rohman, St Josephs, Halifax
3rd Daniel Bentley, Woodlands C of E Primary, Bradford
4th Daniel Wilcock, Huntsworth Playgroup, Bradford
5th Harry Fox, Fernley Day Nursery, Bradford
6th James Basford, Lightcliffe C of E, Halifax
7th Jonathan Needham, Woodlands Primary School, Bradford

Under 7 Girls
1st Olivia Fox, St Pauls, Bradford
2nd Sally Asquith, Farsley Farfield Primary, Leeds
3rd Hattie Armstrong, Saxton C of E, Tadcaster
4th Laura Asquith, Farsley Farfield Primary, Leeds

Under 9 Boys
1st Henry Hollyman, Emley First School, Huddersfield
2nd Marcus Hiley, Old Earth, Elland
3rd Jamie Asquith, Farsley Farfield Primary, Leeds
4th Nathan Page, Wibsy Primary, Bradford
5th Alex Bailey, Lindley Junior School, Huddersfield
6th Luca Longo, Huddersfield Grammar School
7th Nathan Fortune, Old Earth, Elland

Under 9 Girls
1st Ellie Armstrong, Saxton C of E, Tadcaster
2nd Anna Basford, Lightcliffe C of E, Halifax
3rd Ella Hampson, Scissett First School, Huddersfield
4th Chloe Wilcolck, Woodlands C of E Primary, Bradford
5th Hannah Whitworth, Crow Lane Primary, Huddersfield

Under 11 Boys
1st Matt Taylor, Woodhouse Primary School, Brighouse
2nd Jenson Young, Wombwell Park Street, Barnsley
3rd Jim Brown, Scholes J&I School, Holmfirth
4th Paul Asquith, Farsely Farfield Primary, Leeds
5th James Ince, Woodhouse Primary School, Brighouse
6th Luke O’connell, Aspin Park Primary, Knaresborough
7th Tom Whitworth, Crow Lane Primary, Huddersfield
8th Finlay Cooper-Oldroyd, Kirkheaton Primary, Huddersfield
9th Tom Ford, Birdedge First School, Huddersfield
10th Sam Stead, Kirkheaton Primary, Huddersfield
11th Scott Wolfenden West End Middle School, Cleckheaton
12th Adam Bailey, Lindley Junior School, Huddersfield
13th Adam Fortune, Old Earth, Elland
14th Aaron Ward, Farsley Springbank Junior School, Leeds




Under 11 Girls
1st Ava Oxley-Szilagyi, Norristhorpe J&I School, Liversedge
2nd Annie Feetham, Silkstone Common J&I School, Barnsley
3rd Ruby Boyes, Dalton JIN School, Huddersfield

Under 13 Boys
1st Jamie Ridehalgh, Ermysteds Grammar School, Skipton
2nd Tom Humphrey, Silcoates School, Sheffield
3rd Isaac Shepherd, Holmfirth High School
4th Jacob feetham, The Snaith School, Goole
5th Euan Cameron, Bradford Christian School
6th Brad Dransfield, Penistone Grammar School
7th Joe Williams, Holmfirth High School
8th Harry Hardcastle, Spen Valley High Sports College, Liversedge
9th Mason Hollyman, Kirkburton Middle School, Huddersfield
10th Simeon Young, Penistone Grammar School
11th Jack Ford, Scissett Middle School, Huddersfield
12th Joe Pilling, Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield
13th Harry Cooper-Oldroyd, King James High School, Huddersfield
14th Jack Wilcock, Hipperholme Grammar School, Halifax
15th Billy Stead, King James High School, Huddersfield
16th Arran Brayshaw, Immanuel College, Bradford
17th Eddie Townend, Colne Valley High School, Huddersfield
18th Jordan Reed, Horbury High School, Wakefield

Under 13 Girls
1st Felicity Gledhill, Kirkburton Middle School, Huddersfield
2nd Tilly Brown, Holmfirth High School

Under 15 Boys
1st George Fox, Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College, Bradford
2nd Joe Parker, Priesthorpe Sports College, Leeds
3rd Tom Townend, Colne Valley High School, Huddersfield

Under 15 Girls
1st Ruby Pilling, Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield
2nd Sarah Lloyd, Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield
3rd Grace Feetham, Wakefield Girls High School

Over 15 Boys
1st Connor Paliser, Immanuel College, Bradford

Under 7 Girls School Team
1st Sally Asquith & Laura Asquith, Farsley Farfield Primary, Leeds

Under 15 Girls School Team
1st Sarah Lloyd & Ruby Pilling, Kettlethorpe High School, Wakfield