2011 Kids Competitive Cycling Events near to Norfolk UK

2011 list, culled from many sources, including Mark Wyer's emails and British Cycling, of junior (open to under 16s) cycling events within a reasonable travel distance from Norfolk:

Single Events (One-Offs):

Monday 24 Oct Peterborough Road Race coaching

Advance bookings ONLY, by 20 October. 10am-3pm, 8-16yrs. £10.00. East of England Showground,Oundle Road, Peterborough, PE2 6XE. Half term Monday. Focus on key techniques. Road bikes essential (no aero bars). Contact Alison Lilley.

Sunday 6 Nov Maldon Promenade Park Cyclo-Cross Come And Try It

Entry Details. Go-Ride series, 10:30am-4:30pm, age 7+ yrs. £7 on the day (£12 adults) or £5/£10 advance entry fee. Includes beginner, experienced rider and team events. Tel. Kevin Bunton 07902-184705.

Ongoing Series

Cyclo-Cross Contenders 2011

Cyclo-X coaching . Events on Friday 28th October Redbridge (London), Sat 19th November – Mildenhall, Sat 17th December (Ipswich). Register your interest in advance with Martin Fry, martinfryuk@aol.com.

October 2011-March 2012, Eastern Region BMX Racing

Winter series. Various locations and events in East of England, including 23 October Milton Keynes, 30 Oct Royston, 13 Nov Ipswich, 11 Dec Peterborough, 15 Jan Braintree, 12 Feb Norwich, 11 Mar Milton Keynes.

Cycle Speedway, Hethersett, SE of Norwich

Tuesdays, weekly club (training) night, summer half of year only(?), Hethersett Memorial Field, Park Drive, NR9 3DZ. Calendar of Norfolk races on Midweek dates and regional/national series on Weekends.

Eastern Cyclo-Cross League

Various Race locations in East of England Also, Saturday morning coaching at club venues in Ashwell or Welwyn (Herts), Ipswich, and Colchester or Maldon (Essex; see website). Extra Cyclo-Cross coaching sessions (CX Contenders series) on 28 October, 19th November, and 17th December. Contact Martin Fry, martinfryuk@aol.com.

28 Aug and onwards: Norwich Road Race coaching and races

Norwich Circuit Race Series (ongoing events) . County Hall car park, Sundays, Martineau Lane. Tel. 01638 717737. Contact: saraflatt@britishcycling.org.uk. NB: BC license points not awarded, gear ratio restrictions do not apply to junior road bikes, pls. enquire.

20 Aug and onwards: Great Yarmouth youth Road training

Easy Start Series, Greyhound track, Sunday mornings, Yarmouth. Tel.07850-999594. Contact: Neil Turner, neil.j.turner@ntlworld.com. Also on 29 Oct, and generally fortnightly thereafter.

Norwich BMX training

Southern edge of Sloughbottom Park, Drayton Road, Norwich NR2 3PW. Training sessions (with gate) on Sundays around 12:30pm and (in British Summer time) Thursdays around 6pm, weather permitting.

Summers in school term time, South Norfolk Road race training

Lotus Cars Test Track, Hethel, NR14 8EZ. Ongoing annual events. BC rules apply (complicated!) and entrants may need to register at least 5 days in advance. Contact: saraflatt@britishcycling.org.uk.

17 August=last date (Wednesdays) Mountain Bike Training in Essex

Maldon Go-Ride Race Summer Series, Plume School, Mill Road, Maldon Essex, CM9 5HY. 5:30-6:30pm. Supply own bike and helmet, bring a drink & suitable clothes. Contact: Keely Bunton Club Coach - keelybunton@btinternet.com or 07849 862053.

British Cycling Contacts

  • Alison Lilley: Go-Ride Coach - Eastern Region. Mobile: 07983 809120, E-mail: alisonlilley@britishcycling.org.uk
  • Mark Wyer: Go-Ride Coach - Eastern Region. Mobile: 07534 281271, E-mail: markwyer@britishcycling.org.uk
  • John Stockwell: Go-Ride Coach – Suffolk. Mobile: 07738 448165, E-mail: johnstockwell@britishcycling.org.uk

Useful Links

Norfolk Cycling.
British Cycling.


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