News: Welland Valley's Whizz Kids Go-Ride Racing at Misterton


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Welland Valley's Go-Ride Racing at Misterton

Story posted July 30 | Dean Barnett, Welland Valley CC Youth Development Officer
| Go-Ride Racing |

British Cycling has launched Go-Ride Racing, a new initiative in partnership with Sky designed to encourage more young people into entry-level bike racing. This latest addition to Go-Ride, a cycling development initiative for young people, provides a stepping-stone between club cycle coaching sessions and regional level cycling competitions.

Many young riders find it daunting to enter their first race and compete against more experienced riders who are often equipped with the latest bikes and specialist equipment. Go-Ride Racing offers riders under the age of 16 the opportunity to compete in a real race environment against cyclists of the same age and ability. Once novice racers have gained confidence, they are encouraged to make the step up to open regional competition.

In 2010/11 Welland Valley Whizz Kids – George Halls Cycle Centre - will promote a programme of exciting racing opportunities for young people at Misterton Hall, Lutterworth. The first event being 'GO WHIZZ RACING @ MISTERTON' on Sunday 22 August 2010:

2 Stage Cyclo-cross. 
Sunday 22 August 2010
First Stage – 10.00am
Misterton Hall, Lutterworth, Leics, LE17 4JP, Promoted By: Welland Valley CC
Race Organiser : George Barnett, Tel: 01455 554 361

First Stage starts at 10.00am
Please note that this is a Go-Ride Racing event open to under 16 novice riders only.
£1.50p entry fee and 50p donation for parking to Mrs Cravan, Misterton Hall.
Cheques payable to Welland Valley CC.
Stage 1 - The Dirt Track Time Trial will be staged on a mix of shale and tarmac.
Stage 2 – The Cyclo-cross circuit will test the riders speed and agility on a specially designed circuit for this exciting Go-Ride Racing Experience.
2 Stage Event
Time Trial on Dirt Track - Under 8's
Time Trial on Dirt Track - Under 10's
Time Trial on Dirt Track - Under 12's
Time Trial on Dirt Track - Under 14's
Time Trial on Dirt Track - Under 16's

Cyclo-Cross - Under 8's
Cyclo-Cross - Under 10's
Cyclo-Cross - Under 12's
Cyclo-Cross - Under 14's
Cyclo-Cross - Under 16's
Looking further ahead Go-Ride Racing will replace the planned family rides throughout the winter, events will take place on: 

27/11/2010 Venue TBC
22/01/2011 Venue TBC
27/02/2011 Venue TBC
27/03/2011 Venue TBC