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No Youth coaching on Monday 18 November

posted 12 Nov 2019, 02:51 by Phil Shemmings   [ updated 12 Nov 2019, 02:58 ]

We are unable to use Croydon Arena on Monday 18 November due to a football match. As a result there will be no coaching session on Monday.

As a replacement we will be doing a YOUTH road ride on the morning of Sunday 17 November. We'll be leaving from Panagua Bikes at 9.30am. If you're coming make sure you bring a spare inner tube, drinks, snacks, etc. and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

There will be a 30 mile route which is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5481521.

There is also an option of a 20 mile route for any strugglers: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5481288.

Please load the routes onto your GPS if you have one.

No afternoon coaching sessions on Saturday 16 November

posted 12 Nov 2019, 02:50 by Phil Shemmings   [ updated 12 Nov 2019, 02:58 ]

Because of the Go-Ride Racing event on Saturday there will be no afternoon coaching sessions this week. Afternoon members who aren't racing are welcome to come along to the Bigfoot Junior AM club section instead at Hayes Primary School at 10:00am. The MINI sessions will be running as normal.

We appreciate that this is an inconvenience for afternoon members. Where possible racing events are organised on a Sunday - of the six race events confirmed so far this season, four are on a Sunday. Where a Saturday race meeting is booked, we will always try to run as many coaching sessions as we can with the volunteers we have available.
 

Go-Ride Racing - Saturday 16 November

The South London Go-Ride Racing League puts on entry level 'Go-Ride' children's cycle races in south London. The league is organised by four local cycling clubs including Bigfoot Youth CC.

We encourage all of our members to take part, because getting kids racing bikes is what our club is all about! 

The next race is on Saturday 16 November, at Herne Hill velodrome (using the off road course). Registration starts from 9.30am.

All the details can be found at www.southlondongoracing.org

Coaching sessions and Go-Ride Racing - Saturday 5 October

posted 28 Sep 2019, 08:55 by Phil Shemmings

For those who don't want to try their hand at Go-Ride racing next Saturday (see below), we have arranged for the following sessions to still take place:

  • Bigfoot MINI – 9:00am will still take place as usual
  • Bigfoot MINI+ – 10:00am will still take place as usual
  • Bigfoot Junior AM – 10:00am will still take place as usual
  • Bigfoot Junior PM – this session will not take place, however members of this section may on this occasion pop along and join the Bigfoot Junior AM club section (at Hayes Primary School 10:00am)

Go-Ride Racing - Saturday 5 October


The South London Go-Ride Racing League puts on entry level 'Go-Ride' children's cycle races in south London. The league is organised by four local cycling clubs including Bigfoot Youth CC.

We encourage all of our members to take part, because getting kids racing bikes is what our club is all about! 

The next race is on Saturday 5 October, at Alexandra Junior School in Penge from 9.30am.

All the details can be found at www.southlondongoracing.org  For riders in our Saturday clubs, this Saturday race is free!

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.

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