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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.

Our 10th birthday party and awards night!

posted 2 May 2019, 14:54 by Phil Shemmings   [ updated 10 May 2019, 09:55 ]

Our awards night is back on Saturday 18 May. There's a special birthday twist this year as the club will be celebrating being 10 years old! 

Please come and enjoy the event, celebrate the achievements of our young cyclists, and make this event a big success! 

There will be lots of awards, free food, a pay bar, a quiz (optional), prizes, games and music too! And cakes too!

Full details are in the information sheet below.

To book you place please click on the link below ASAP, as numbers are limited. We will contact you before the event to let you know who can attend.



Update

The list of attendees has now been finalised and can be accessed here: www.bigfootgoride.org.uk/awards_night_party

Youth section: Monday road rides May bank holidays 2019

posted 22 Apr 2019, 00:53 by Phil Shemmings

Croydon Arena isn't available on the two bank holidays in May, so we're going to be running Youth section road rides instead on the following days:
  • Monday 6 May
  • Monday 27 May

Meeting at 6.30pm at Panagua Bike Shop in Hayes, we'll head 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.

London Youth Games - Bromley road cycling team

posted 15 Apr 2019, 00:16 by Phil Shemmings

If you have a child who would like to be considered for the Team Bromley cycling squad at the 2019 London Youth Games, please email stephen@peate.co.uk with their name, age category and brief sentence or two about their racing credentials. 

In order to qualify, riders must:
  • be available to take part on 16 June 2019
  • live or go to school in the London Borough of Bromley, and
  • be a British Cycling member. 

Squad selection will be based on riders' participation and performance in the following three regional racing events: 

  • 27 April 19 - CC Hackney Primavera #2 @ Lee Valley Velopark
  • 3 May 19 - Spring in the Park #2 @ Cyclopark, Gravesend
  • 14 May 19 - Dulwich Paragon CC Crystal Palace Crits Race 2 @ Crystal Palace Park

In 2018 Team Bromley came 6th in road cycling but won the London Youth Games overall. For further information about the event please see https://www.londonyouthgames.org/sports/cycling/cycling-road/

Those selected for the squad will get a free t-shirt, hoodie and 1 year membership to Mytime Active leisure centres. 

Youth section: Monday road rides Easter 2019

posted 28 Mar 2019, 09:21 by Phil Shemmings   [ updated 2 Apr 2019, 04:39 ]

Following the success of last Monday's Youth section road ride, we're going to hold these rides for the next three Mondays during the Easter holidays.

  • Monday 8 April
  • Monday 15 April
  • Monday 22 April

Meeting at 6pm at Panagua Bike Shop in Hayes, we'll head 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.


No session at Croydon Arena on Monday 1 April

posted 28 Mar 2019, 09:21 by Phil Shemmings

Due to an event at Croydon Arena, which we've just been notified of, we cannot hold our coaching session there on Monday 1 April.

Instead, we're going to take advantage of the switch to British Summer Time and hold a road ride instead.

We will be meeting at the earlier time of 6pm at Panagua Bike Shop in Hayes, and 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 Branch 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.

No sessions at Hayes this Saturday

posted 28 Mar 2019, 07:55 by Phil Shemmings   [ updated 28 Mar 2019, 09:01 ]

A reminder that because of an event at Hayes School we're unable to use the school on Saturday 30 March. Instead we've obtained permission to hold our coaching sessions in Beckenham Place Park. 

There will be two sessions: one for MINIs and one for Go-Ride and Youth riders.

MINI session: This session will run from 9.00 to 10.00 and will be led by Spencer.

Junior and Youth session: The session will run from 10.00 to 12.00. This session is open to all club riders except MINIs.


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