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Mountain bike coaching sessions at Herne Hill

posted 18 Sep 2019, 04:04 by Phil Shemmings

We've got a couple of dates for your diaries as we've booked the MTB trails at Herne Hill Velodrome for some bonus coaching sessions for our club members.

These sessions are open to all club riders, including Mini, Junior and Youth section members.

There's no need to book, just turn up and ride!


Where
Herne Hill Velodrome: 104 Burbage Rd, Herne Hill, London SE24 9HE, limited parking available on site, otherwise on
surrounding streets.

When
Saturday 2 November 2019. Arrival and Register 1:45pm, riding from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday 15 February 2020.  Arrival and Register 1:45pm, riding from 2:00pm to 4:00pm


You can attend one or both dates.

Full details in the information sheet below.

Ride at Bedgebury - Sunday 6 October

posted 1 Sep 2019, 11:23 by Phil Shemmings

On Sunday 6 October we're heading to Bedgebury to ride on the forest cycle trails with all their twists, turns, lumps, bumps, muddy bits and puddles. There will be sessions suited to all our young riders from all our club branches (MINI, Go-Ride and Youth). We'd also like lots of parents to come along and join in too. 

Riders aged 9 or under will need to be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at all times. If your child is in our MINI club branch – please speak to one of our coaches just to be sure it will be ok for your child. 

We'll meet at Bedgebury Forest, TN17 2SL by the bike shop at 10.30am for an 11.00am start. We'll finish about 2pm.

Full details are in the information sheet below.

Go-Ride Racing success

posted 11 Jul 2019, 01:12 by Phil Shemmings   [ updated 11 Jul 2019, 02:04 ]


The latest series of the South London Go-Ride Racing League has just finished and Bigfoot Youth has done brilliantly!
 
Firstly more Bigfoot Youth riders took part than from any other club - more than a third of racers were from our club! So well done to everyone who gave it a go! 

There are 12 cups to be won by girls and boys in the various age categories, and Bigfoot Youth riders won 7 of them! 

So big congratulations to Greta Wilkinson, Emily Drake, James Cook, Calder Wilkinson, Aaron Medlyn, Zoe Howard and Grace Turner.
 
In the girls u8 category Bigfoot Youth riders took the top three places! Well done Emily Drake (1st), Sameeha Haque (2nd) and Sophie James (3rd) - all pictured above.
 
In the boys u12 category Bigfoot Youth riders took the top four places! Well done Calder Wilkinson (1st), Aaron Harris (2nd), William Mitchell (3rd) and Connor Medlyn (4th).

Full details, including all league results, can be found on the SLGRRL website.


Youth section: Monday road rides 24/6 and 8/7

posted 20 Jun 2019, 02:13 by Phil Shemmings

Croydon Arena isn't available on two Mondays in the next few weeks, so we're going to be running Youth section road rides instead on the following days:

Monday 24 June
Monday 8 July

We'll meet at 6.30pm at Panagua Bike Shop in Hayes, heading out to do a 10 to 15 mile loop to Biggin Hill and Downe, then back to the shop.

This ride is open to Youth section members only (sorry, it's not open younger racers that attend sessions at Croydon).

Lights and spare inner tubes are essential, and we need as many parent volunteers as possible please.

Go-Ride Racing on Saturday 8 June - no sessions at Hayes

posted 5 Jun 2019, 10:59 by Phil Shemmings

A reminder that Round 8 of the South London Go-Ride Racing League is on Saturday afternoon at Herne Hill Velodrome. The racing takes place on the banked velodrome track, and will be on normal bikes (no track bikes). Full details are at www.southlondongoracing.org

This is a great opportunity for all our riders to take place in some fun, friendly and local bike racing, and so we will not be holding our usual coaching sessions at Hayes on Saturday to enable as many of you as possible to come along and take part.

Please note that there will be no MINI sessions on Saturday either.

Youth section drop in sessions

posted 5 Jun 2019, 10:58 by Phil Shemmings

Our Junior section riders who are in year 6 are eligible to move up to the Youth section from September. We'd like to give all these riders the chance to find out what the Youth sessions involve. This year, instead of having a fixed open day, we are offering all eligible riders the opportunity to drop into any of our Youth section sessions during the remainder of the year. Check out our online calendar to find a Tuesday or Thursday session that's convenient and just turn up and see what we get up to!

Moving up to Youth isn't compulsory - anyone prefers to stay in the Saturday Junior section that's fine (but you can't be in both). 
 
If you decide that you're moving to Youth, please contact Adam so he can arrange to sign you up before joining in September. Email Adam at: adam@bigfootcc.co.uk.

10th birthday party and awards night results

posted 21 May 2019, 09:49 by Phil Shemmings

Thank you to everyone for coming and making this event a big success, we had a full house for the celebrations.
 
For those of you who were unable to attend, the results from the Awards Night can be downloaded below.

We also had a Cake Fest, so a special thank you to all our bakers who produced a wonderful and tasty spectacle. This was also a competition and the results were:

WINNER
Jacob and family – for the velodrome cake

RUNNERS UP
Hana and Ali and family – for the Bigfoot / wheel / No 10 cake
and
James Cook and family – for the cyclocross race cake

Photos from the evening can be found here.

Ride at Bedgebury - Sunday 9 June

posted 21 May 2019, 09:22 by Phil Shemmings

On Sunday 9 June we're heading to Bedgebury to ride on the forest cycle trails with all their twists, turns, lumps, bumps, muddy bits and puddles. There will be sessions suited to all our young riders from all our club branches (MINI, Go-Ride and Youth). We'd also like lots of parents to come along and join in too. 

Riders aged 9 or under will need to be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult at all times. If your child is in our MINI club branch – please speak to one of our coaches just to be sure it will be ok for your child. 

We'll meet at Bedgebury Forest, TN17 2SL by the bike shop at 10.30am for an 11.00am start. We'll finish about 2pm.

Full details are in the information sheet below (coming soon!)

A summer full of Family Rides!

posted 21 May 2019, 09:19 by Phil Shemmings

Adam's been busy, and so we've got lots of Family Rides to keep you all busy now the summer term is here.

First up is a Family Ride this Saturday 25th May – The Bigfoot Big Dinosaur Bike Ride; going to see the Dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park – full details can be found at www.bigfootgoriding.org.

But that's just the start - there's loads more! All the details of the following rides are also at www.bigfootgoriding.org.  Family Rides are suitable for adults, young people, families with children – in fact anyone who fancies a nice easy ride. Most of these rides have easy options and longer options.

Sunday 16th June – The Tour de Penge – join hundreds of cyclists on cycle tracks and quiet roads from Penge to the River Thames and the Cutty Sark; and back. Please note the start point of this ride has changed, all of which is now contained in our details.

Sunday 23rd June – The Viking Trail – a ride alongside the seaside and through the countryside – starting in Birchington, there is a Viking long boat to be seen too!

Sunday 7th July – IN FRANCE! – a ride mainly on quiet French country roads, saying hello to the seaside too. Only a 40 mile ride option, suited to those who have ridden to Brighton this year. In order to control numbers this ride is not open to adults without children, except for adult volunteers from the Bigfoot to Brighton series and from Bigfoot Youth CC.

Sunday 21st July – The Deer Run – a ride on quiet roads and mainly cycle paths in Richmond Park.

Saturday 3rd August – The Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle – your chance to ride with thousands of cyclists through the streets of Central London – all the roads being closed to traffic.

Go-Ride Racing tomorrow (10 May) - no sessions at Hayes

posted 10 May 2019, 09:54 by Phil Shemmings

A reminder that Round 7 of the South London Go-Ride Racing League is tomorrow at Crystal Palace Park. Details are on www.southlondongoracing.org

Under 6, 8 and 10 riders register from 9:30 to 10:00, under 12, 14 and 16 riders register from 10:30 to 11:00.

This is a great opportunity for all our riders to take place in some fun, friendly and local bike racing, and so we will not be holding our usual coaching sessions at Hayes tomorrow to enable as many of you as possible to come along and take part.

Please note that there will be no MINI sessions at Hayes tomorrow either.

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