Friday, 28 December 2012

EBCC Membership Renewal

Don't forget to renew your membership if you haven't already done so. It brings substantial benefits to our members and is well worth the money. Young riders won't be able to access the Cluster track sessions nor the Regional Schools of Cycling without First Claim to EBCC.

East Bradford Success at the Cluster Games

Once again, our East Bradford riders did very well at the cluster games on the 23rd December at the Manchester Velodrome. All our representatives looked their best in our EBCC kit and worked their hardest against stiff competition.

James Coates, at his first ever track competition, won a silver medal at the games, our best achievement to date. Well done to our other cluster prepresentatives, Hannah & Luke Banks , and in the previous competition, Luke O'Connell.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas Club Updates

Saturday Bike Club tomorrow:
As it's Christmas, dress your bike up tomorrow (or You) to help celebrate at club. There will also be a trackstand competition and other little competions as well.

Practice the Peel Park Course for the National Cyclo-Cross Weekend at Peel park in January.
Chris Young will be taking riders round the Peel park course for practice for both the Under 12's (not a championship but the usual fun race with great prizes), Youths (12-16 year olds and Juniors on Monday 24th December.

Meet on Cliffe Road by the pull in just near the changing rooms for 1pm on Monday afternoon.

For all our riders who are going to be 14 or over next year - Do you want to become a British Cycling Young Volunteer? There is a course running in April. If you want to take part, get a place on the course. EBCC will provide lots of volunteering opportunities and you get lots of goodies. Joe P has just received free Gold BC membership as well as other things for completing 36 hours work. Not many of these course run so book your place now? great for your CV. Details below:

Hi to you all
Please find final details regarding the Young leaders Cycling course that has been arranged by Aireborough Extended services. Ther eis a charge for the course if volunteers do not complete a minimum number of hours.


Richard Taylor
Managing Director
Active Sports
07702 071779

For the rest of you, Have a great Christmas. Club will be running both Saturdays over the Christmas holidays as will the roller sessions.


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Correction to rollers location

Hi all. Roller competition will be at the Hepworth and Idle Cricket Club, Westfield lane, Idle ,bradford. Please let Mandy know if you are coming. Tel 07917 860292.

Friday, 14 December 2012

EBCC Round Up

 Don't forget the EBCC Family Ride Sunday 16th December. details in an earlier post.

Come and ride the Yorkshire Fancy dress Cyclo-Cross event.
Check out details at:

It's a fantastic event and great fun raising money for charity with the best homemade pie and peas in the world - veggie pie is amazing. Not super competative but great fun in fancy dress.

Roller Comp

We are also running a roller competition next Thursday at Heptonstall. A kind of cycle speedway on rollers. Boxes will be provided for those who can't ride free rollers. Check with Mandy for more details.

Expenses Claims

If anyone has represented East bradford at National Competitions outside of Yorkshire, EBCC will pay a contirbution to the mileage costs. Please submit details of the events attended, mileage travelled in order for your claim to be considered.

Only first claim members can apply,

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Family Bike Ride

Sunday 16th December 2012 - Christmas Social Ride
Meet at Ilkley Lido, ready to leave at 10.15am prompt.
Ride to Cavendish Pavillion at Bolton Abbey for refreshments.
Return to Ilkley. 14 miles in total. A steady pace suitable for confident riders
with parents riding as well, mainly along the back roads.
Extend the ride from/to Otley (another 14 miles).
More details from Helen 01274 883906.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Saturday 8th December

Hi all just a quick reminder - Saturday 8th December no club we are Bowling instead. We have booked places for all on the list. Unfortunately if your name is not on the list we can not guarantee that you will get to bowl as this will depend on how busy Hollywood Bowl is. If we can all try to meet from 10am to try to sort lanes, numbers and money. Cheers

Thursday, 29 November 2012

EBCC & KSBC Prize presentation evening

at THE NEW TYKE (near Tesco Garage) Thornton Road, Bradford BD13
at 7.30

To celebrate the end of the year EBCC & KSBC hold their annual prize presentation evening.  There are medals and trophies presented for both adult and children achievement's through the year.  Every child from KSBC receives an achievement trophy.  There will be a hot buffet, raffle (donate a prize always welcome) disco and dancing and party games for the kids. 

Tickets are available from Jim & Brenda Littlefair.  You can get your tickets from them at KSBC or
send a cheque payable to EBCC to 63 Nearcliffe Road, Bradford, BD9 5AC.  Telephone 01274 499182.
Ticket Prices:
Adults £7.50
Children £6.50
Family ticket £30.00 (2 adults & 3 + children).

Everyone is welcome please come along and join us and enjoy yourself.

Friday, 23 November 2012


Subs are due for renewal on 1st December 2012.  Over 18's £15 Under 18’s £5.00 under 12 and parent is a member then its free but we still need a form. You must be a member of EBCC to attend Kids Saturday Bike Club.


8th December at 10.30 at Hollywood Bowl in Bradford.  Cost is £3.00 for adult and children for 1 game.  Please add your name to the list at KSBC which will indicate how many people want to bowl.  Please note this is instead of KSBC.
XMAS We are running as normal over Christmas
Saturday 22nd Christmas theme decorate yourself or your bike and santa may come early.
Saturday 29th Dec – please come along and show us your new bikes and burn off all that chocolate and mince pies.


Annual event held in Bradford on 25th January 2013.  Tickets will be on sale soon.  This is our annual end of year event where adults and children are presented with trophies and medals for their achievements over the last 12 months.  Every child that attends receives a KSBC achievement trophy.   Social evening including buffet and disco and raffle.

Just a reminder that winter is coming in.  Richard Dunn’s can be cold so please remember to pack extra layers, wear gloves.  Please check the blog if the weather is bad as we may have to cancel at last minute if the track is unusable.

Please read our newsletter November 2012 (see tab at top of page)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Club bikes

Please note that all loaned bikes must be at club on Saturday.  We are doing a full bike maintenance check on the bikes after club.  If you are wanting to loan a bike for a competition then you will have to wait until the bike has been checked. Any problems please contact Matt or Joanne.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Go-Ride Track Session 16 December

The next Sunday cluster session is fast approaching. These are quality training sessions at Manchester Velodrome. Riders will get at least 1 hour on the track with full instruction provided. The sessions run from noon until 3pm. Cost is £10 per rider. This price includes a bike if required but does not include shoe rental which are extra.

If you would like to be considered for one of our spots, or would like further information please contact Paul B, either at club or by email.

Nominations are required by Sat 1 December

Monday, 5 November 2012

December Social Events

Wednesday 5th December 2012 - Pie and Peas Evening
All members welcome, £2.50 each.
Come along to the club room at Hepworth & Idle Cricket Club from 7.30pm.
There will be supper, games and a raffle (donations of prizes welcome)
Please book your pie by 28 Nov, ring Jim on 01274 499182 please.
A good social gathering, adults and children welcome.

Sunday 16th December 2012 - Christmas Social Ride
Meet at Ilkley Lido, ready to leave at 10.15am prompt.
Ride to Cavendish Pavillion at Bolton Abbey for refreshments.
Return to Ilkley. 14 miles in total. A steady pace suitable for confident riders
with parents riding as well, mainly along the back roads.
Extend the ride from/to Otley (another 14 miles).
More details from Helen 01274 883906.

Christmas 2012

Due to popular demand and the way christmas falls this year we will be running a club on 22nd and 29th December 2012. 

The weather has been good to us so far this year please make sure that you bring plenty of layers, gloves and a drink with you to club.  If the weather is bad we will cancel sometimes this is last minute so please check the blog .

Bikes borrowed for Competitions

All our bikes are available to be borrowed for a competitiion.  Please remember that if a bike is taken for a competion we must insist that the bike is back at club in time for Saturday Bike Club.  All our bikes are now used on a saturday. The bike must be returned clean and have air in tyres.
Due to club having to maintain the bikes for wear and tear there will be a nominal fee of £1 charged for every bike that is taken out of club.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Annual Xmas Bowling Event 8th December 2012

Annual bowling event at Hollywood Bowl in Bradford on 8th December 2012 at 10.30.  Bowling for parents and children.  The cost is £3 per person for 1 game of bowls.  There will be a list at club please add your name and number wishing to bowl this will then gie us an indication of how many people want to bowl.  This event is intead of KSBC.  Please turn up before 10.30 to get shoes and pay on the day so we can be ready to bowl for 10.30. 

Friday, 26 October 2012

EBCC Updates

At Club on Saturday 27th October 2012
Just a reminder that 2012 BSCA Best All Rounder presentation will be on Sat 27th October at KSBC at 12.30.
Certificates, prizes will be presented for anybody who has entered any of the BSCA events.

Brighouse Cyclo-Cross Sunday 27th October
Another chance to have fun and ride for EBCC at the Brighouse CX on sunday. Youths start at 10.30 - those born 1997 - 2000 and then the Under 12's start at 11.30 for those born 2001 and later. There are usually separate races for Under 10's and Under 12's with sweets for all competitiors under 12. Also races for Juniors, Seniors, veterans and women.
Venue:Wellholme Park
Woodvale Road, Brighouse, HD6 4AB
Monday nights in October and November
Don't forget Monday night road training at Richard Dunn from 6.30 until 8 for those aged 11 to 16. Competant 10 year olds can come as well. Contact me for info.


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Cyclo-Cross races to ride

There are several races coming up which you may want to ride for both kids and adults. Please note the details re pre-entry for Rapha and the North of England Champs

The more EBCC riders that go, the more we get noticed!!

Saturday 20th October Rapha Super Cross

For those who were born 2001 or later, there is the Under 12, Under 10 and Under 8 Cyclo Cross race at Broughton Hall in Skipton as part of the Rapha Super Cross Series so expect a racing atmosphere like no other with cow bells, beer, food and foam (for the adults not the kids). The youth and adult racing is I believe pre-enter only but check with the race organiser. Under 12's enter on the day.

Sunday 21st October Huddersfield

A Yorkshire points event for all age categories, enter on the day.

North of England Cyclo-Cross Championships - 9th December 2012

Races for all age groups: at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. For the Under 14's and above, it is pre-entry only and it will close on the 19th of  November so enter now!!!. No need to pre-enter the Under 12's as it is enter on the day.

Clothing Order for EBCC Kids Kit and leisure wear

Hi All,
Just a reminder that the orders will be going in next week for the children's cycling kit and the Nike leisure wear. If you want to order but haven't received and e-mail about it today, send me an e-mail to asap and I will send you the details.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Club Forum

Hi all (especially new members) just letting you know about our club forum. Any member of EBCC/KSBC that is over 13 can join, parents of younger children are also welcome to join. The forum can be used to buy and sell anything bike related. Maybe you need a little bit of advise so pop a post on the forum and see if a fellow member can help you. There is a number of different sections. We also have a members only Photobucket account which you can have access to upon your forum registration been validated.

If you have an ideas for things to be added to the forum then please forward your ideas to me or Joanne.

All we ask is that you follow the rules as stated in the forum guidelines. When you register please use your real name not an alias, it may also be an idea to let admin know who your child/ren are to speed up validating.

There is a direct link to the forum in the top tabs or to the right of the page. 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Chris Young Half Term Coaching October 2012

Chris is running Cyclo X, MTB & BMX coaching sessions at Peel Park on 23rd, 24th, 25th 30th 31st Oct and 1st Nov .  From 10.00 to 2.00pm.  You can book on line at BC or direct with Chris.  Pack lunch required and appropriate clothing for the weather. You must complete a parental consent form.

The link to the details on the BC website is:
Please Click here

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

2011/12 BSCA Best All Rounder Presentation

The final results for the 2011/12 BSCA best all rounder have been completed.  There will be a presentation event at KSBC on saturday 27th October at 12.30.  Anybody who entered a BSCA event during 2011/12 school year will have a final place in the BSCA BAR.  Each age final results table can be viewed at club on notice board and a PDF copy is on the forum.

Friday, 28 September 2012

EBCC Time Trial Sunday 30th

For those of you riding this weekends Time trial, please note the following:

If the Boroughbridge Car Par is still flooded, we will meet at the Morrisons car park in Boroughbridge.

Aslo if you are attending the event to watch, we would really appreciate help with Marshalling.

Friday, 21 September 2012

EBCC Roller Nights are back!

It's that time of year when the nights are dark and a riderts thoughts turn to indoor training. Yes, Roller nights are back at the Hepworth and Idle Cricket Club.

Sessions start on Thursday 4th October at 7pm until 9pm. The first hour will be the usual training with tyhe competition rollers after break.

If you want to take part, please e-mail mandy on to secure your place as we are likely to be very busy.

Cycle training for 11-16 year olds

There are evening coaching sessions running for 11 -16 year olds at Richard Dunn on Monday evenings. The sessions will run from 6.30-8pm from 1st October until 26th November. If you wish to book a place, contact Richard Taylor on 07702 071779 or to secure a place.

The sessions will be road based training and you can bring road, MTB or Hybrid bikes to ride on.

Main coaches will be Richard Taylor and Mandy Parker.

Details below

Monday Night Flyer

 This is a new session and not to be confused with last years experienced riders  session which has now moved to Wednesday nights.

There will be additional training from Mid October (hopefully 17th October)  on Wednesday evenings for U14 and U16 riders for experienced riders on road bikes. This is the training which used to be on Monday nights but which has now moved to Wednesdays.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Bike Maintenance classes

Chevin Cycles are running a 3 week course in basic bike maintenance including puncture repairs, gear adjustments, how to fix a chain, what to oil.  Demonstrations are given on different type bikes and you can then have a go Cost is £60.  They are also running a 3 week advanced course including cable replacements, wheel builds,

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The next BSCA events are the Hill Climb for U15/O15 and the Cyclo-Cross for all age groups.

The next Yorkshire event is the U15 and O15 Hill climb on the 13th October. at Jackson bridge, Huddersfield. This is a pre enter event only with the closing date of 29th September. The entry form is attached to the BSCA calendar Entry.This is for riders 13 years and over on the 1st September 2012.

The Yorkshire CX is on the 3rd February at the Spen valley Sports College at Liversedge near Huddersfield. Again the entry form is attached to the calendar entry.Suitable for all ages of children.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Breeze Event

To celebrate the launch of Breeze (bikes rides for women) there is a cycle event taking place on 23rd September 2012 between 10.00 and 1.00 in Lister Park.  All women and children are asked to take their bikes and take part in the different events in the park.
More details can be found on

Cyclocross races

The winter Cyclo X season has started.  There are races in Yorkshire most sundays.  Races for under 12's are £1 and all children who compete will get a small bag of sweets and prizes for the top 3 of each category.  Races for over 12 and adults aswell.  Please look on the BC website in events for more details. 
Details can also be found on EBCC calendar on seperate tab page.
The races include what we were praticing last week.  The races usually take place what ever the weather so a warm pair of gloves and warm clothing is advisable as the courses can be muddy.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Club Bike Jumble Sale

After club on 22nd September we are having a club bike jumble sale. It is near the end of the season and we are sure plenty of people have grown out of bikes, bits or clothes so this is a good opportunity to sell what you do not need anymore and look for other stuff to replace!

Please bring your bits along priced up in advance and see what you can sell. We will run this near the signing on tables, so if the summer weather returns we can keep dry.

All club members are welcome, as this is not just for the children. Please remember that this is for cycling related items only.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

MTB rides - update

Hi, Thanks to all those who have ridden over the past few weeks of the shortened MTB season at Thackley. We have finished these evening rides now as the night are drawing in too fast.
We had a very pleasant ride in fine weather last night, 13th Sept, so a good end to the rides.

2012/13 BSCA CARDS

New cards ordered have arrived.  Please pick up your card from KSBC on saturday.  If not at club cards will be taken to the BSCA hill climb

White Rose Youth League Bradford

The 2012 series has now finished the final results are below.  Well done to all our riders that rode in any/all of the series. you all did really well riding and competing you should be really proud of yourselves.

Sky Sports were filming at one of the stages of the series.and the clip and gallery pictures can be found

Bradford League Standings

Youth A Boys
1 Chris Barnes Seacroft Whs 42
2 Levi Moody Pedalsport CC 27
3 Conor Pallister EBCC 23
4 Leon Gledhill Planet X 17
4 York Holden Pedalsport CC 17
6 Jack Smith Holme Valley Whs 16
7 Billy Harding Paul Milnes RT 14
8 Jack Fillingham Pedalsport CC 12
9 Seb Marsh Paul Milnes RT 12
10 Gabriel Cullaigh RST Racing Team 10
11 Kier Smith Aire Valley RT 8
12 Jack Muir Pedalsport CC 7
13 David Peacock Bronte Wheelers 6
14 Rob Harper Wakefield Jun Tri Club 5
15 Tim Small Bronte Wheelers 3
16 Joseph Dean Hull Thursday RC 1
Youth A Girls
1 Caitlin Tromans EBCC 37
2 Melissa Lowther Aire Valley RT 30
3 Abby Parkinson RST Racing 17
4 Lauren O’Brien RST Racing 12
5 Naomi Johnstone Clifton CC 7
6 Amira Mellor Holme Valley Whs 3
7 Lucy Farquhar Holme Valley Whs 2
Youth B Boys
1 Reece Wood Aire Valley RT 75
2 Tom Pidcock Aire Valley RT 63
3 Rob Scott EBCC 56
4 Brad Dransfield NMYS 50
5 Thomas Humphrey Eastlands Velo 47
6 Harry Hardcastle KCA 34
7 Jacob Feetham Wakefield Jun Tri Club 29
8 Jake Beach Aire Valley RT 28
9 Joe Williams Holme Valley Whs 21
10 Jordon Reed Wakefield Jun Tri Club 15
11 James Coates EBCC 9
12 Andrew Hathaway Bolton Hot Wheels 8
13 Robert Gray Clifton CC 6
14 George Fox EBCC 5
14 Tim Jones Cycle Sport Pendle 5
14 Seth Waterman Wakefield Jun Tri Club 5
17 James Pike Leeds/Bradford Tri Club 3.5
18 Jamie Ridehalgh Aire Valley RT 3
19 Alex Kinderman Pedalsport CC 1
19 Joe Parker EBCC 1
Youth B Girls
1 Hannah Banks EBCC 60
2 Sophie Thackray Paul Milnes RT 35
3 Mia Richardson Clifton CC 29
Youth C Boys
1 Nathan Hawthorn Cycle Sport Pendle 109
2 Euan Cameron EBCC 69.5
3 Mason Hollyman KCA 60.5
4 Jack Ford Wakefield Jun Tri Club 58
5 Jim Brown Holme Valley Whs 34.5
6 Max Rushby Pedalsport CC 23
7 Matt Taylor Cycle Sport Pendle 19
8 Sam Watson Aire Valley RT 14.5
9 William Turner VS Cycles 14
10 Luke O’Connell EBCC 13.5
11 Josh Greenwood KCA 8.5
12 Finn Cooper KCA 5.5
12 Cory Edmundson Cycle Sport Pendle 5.5
12 Alex Ridehaulgh Airedale Chemicals RT 5.5
15 James Ince KCA 5
16 Jack Barlow Cycle Sport Pendle 4.5
Youth C Girls
1 Anna Docherty Clifton CC 46
2 Felicity Gledhill Planet X 39.5
3 Lucy Whearty Pedalsport CC 28
4 Ella Lazenby Eastlands Velo 17
5 Ruby Boyes Huddersfield Star Whs 7
6 Sunnivah Waterman Wakefield Jun Tri Club 7
7 Jessica Manning EBCC 6
Youth D Boys
1 George Southby EBCC 67.5
2 Addam Hathaway Bolton Hot Wheels 60
3 Adam Fortune KCA 57
4 Henry Hollyman KCA 35
5 Joseph Pidcock Aire Valley RT 23.5
6 Billy Lazenby EBCC 13.5
7 Luke Riley South Elmsall Whs 11
8 Marcus Hiley Pedalsport CC 10
9 Thomas Ford Wakefield Jun Tri Club 9
10 Nathan Page EBCC 7.5
11 Jamie Asquith EBCC 3.5
12 Nathan Coy Ilkley CC 2
13 Dominic Coy Ilkley CC 0.5
Youth D Girls
1 Ava Oxley Wakefield Jun Tri Club 50
2 Shannon Hawthorn Cycle Sport Pendle 48
3 Eleanor Hunt Ilkley CC 7
4 Elphina Waterman KCA 7
Youth E Boys
1 Nathan Fortune KCA 50
2 Bjorn Koerdt Otley CC 27
3 Harry Fox EBCC 7
4 Luca Longa Huddersfield Star Whs 3.5
Youth E Girls
1 Tilly Barlow Cycle Sport Pendle 10
2 Sophie Hardcastle KCA 10

Hill Climbs

BSCAhill cimb for U15's and O15's n saturday 13th October 2012 this event is also an open event so is open to adults aswell.- adults to fill in CTT form closing dates see newsletter

EBCC hill climb is on Sunday 14th October 2012 - entry is by CTT form enter on day please see newsletter (seperate tab at top of page) for more details.

National Youth Circuit Series 2012

Well done to all our riders that took part in the National Youth Circuit Series 2012.
The series takes place all over the country with races in

Sleepwell Isle of Man Youth Tour
Blackpool, Salt Ayre and Preston Arena
Curborough, Staffordshire
Tudor Grange Park, Solihull
Hetton Park, Tyne & Wear
Blackpool, Lancashire
St Athan, South Wales

Points will be awarded for the first twelve placed riders in each single day race and the overall result in each stage race as follows - 25, 21, 17, 14, 12, 10, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, & 3.Within each single day event or stage race there shall be two sprint Laps for each category. National Series Ranking Points for each sprint will be awarded as follows - 1st - 5 Points, 2nd - 3 Points, 3rd - 2 Points, 4th - 1 point The overall winner of the national series shall be the rider who has accumulated the most ranking points from the series – the best 6 points scores across the series to count towards the overall score.

There were 277 riders who took part.

East Bradford CC Riders final postiions were

Robert Scott           27th Under 14's boys
Hannah Banks         14th Under 14's girls
Euan Cameron         3rd under 12's boys
George Souothby     4th under 10's boys

Well done to you all for taking part and excellent riding.

Go Ride Holiday Coaching Sessions

Go Ride Cross & BMX age 8-16 years from 10.00 - 2.00 at Peel Park 3rd September, 4th September and 7th September . £7.50 per day.

Please bring suitable clothing for the weather at Peel Park, drink and packed lunch.

For further information please contact: Chris Young
Mobile Number: 07940 738362
Email Address:
To book a place please complete the parental consent form and return it to:
3 Craven Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 4AR.
Parental forms and Go Ride Flier can be found on the forum (in PDF) or copies will be at club.
It is easier for Chris if the parental form is completed prior to session.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

EBCC Updates

British Schools Yorkshire Regional Hill Climb.
This is the first of our regional BSCA events and although regional sounds very formal, it is an excellent introduction to the event and suitable for all who want to ride up a traffic free steep hill.This is one of the many BSCA events Ben Swift used to ride.
Sun, September 2, 10am – 12pm
Where: Oakbank sports college, keighley BD22 7DU (map)

Organiser: Rod Fletcher 6 Hammerton Drive, Hellisfield, Skipton BD23 4LZ
 gear restrictions apply - and Check out: and check the BSCA website:

The BSCA hill climb for age groups U7, U9, U11, U13 is on Sunday 2nd september 2012 at Oakbank School, Keighley. Please note this is the first event for the 2012/13 year. Your child will be in a new school year and may have changed age groups. BSCA cards have been ordered for people who competed with EBCC last year - and who gave me their new details. If the cards have not arrived in time for the event the day licence charge will not apply.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Newsletter updates

Well done to all the junior riders on their achievements over the past year.
Also well done to all the adults who have been riding time trials and beaten their PB in recent weeks!

There is just time to enter the EBCC open TT organised by Brenda, on 9th September, ring her on 01274 499182 if you want to enter (closes 28th August.) £8 entry fee.

Club Championship Time Trial on Sunday 30th September, 15 miles or 25 miles. £4 entry fee. (closing date 15 Septemmber.)
If entering any events please use a separate form for each event.

Youth Hostel places are being booked, plenty places for adults and children left.

Jim and Brenda's telephone number is 01274 499182.

Any payment by cheque to J Littlefair (not Jim'cos he's a James!).


Monday, 20 August 2012

EBCC Mini Games Saturday 18th August

We hope everyone enjoyed the mini games on Saturday. Which event did you enjoy the most ? Was it the Cycle Speedway? The Rollers? The Time Trial? Riding the sea-saw & Ramps? Or maybe Mike's Olympic torch relay? Wow you got to run with a real Olympic torch!  We had an amazing turn out 76 children and 15 adults well done to you all. 

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers who all gave up their free time to run this event and also the vast majority of them for giving up their time to help run KSBC each week without these people club may not be what it is. The coaches Mike, Helen, Joanne, Mandy, Paul & Matt. All the adult Helpers Chris Parker, Paul Ward, Susan Jackson, Rose, Bob. All the young volunteers Lauren Tromans, Caitlin Tromans, Hannah Banks, Joe Parker, Luke Banks, George Fox. Thanks also to Chris Young from British cycling who came along and helped. Thanks to anyone else who helped in any way too. It was nice to see some of our older children helping out maybe future volunteers here or else where. You should all be proud of yourselves you all worked hard.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

MTB session

Mountain Bike Sessions  Thursdays till end September 2012

Meet at Thackley Woods, main entrance on Ainsbury Avenue, near Thackley AFC.
We meet at 6pm and ride nearby for about an hour (in woods and on skills course) to allow people to get there, then at 7pm we set off on a ride, route and distance depending on weather and riders.
All welcome, bike, helmet, drink, snack, suitable clothing etc.
More info ring Helen on 07842126022.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Go Ride Games 11.00 - 3.00 Sat 18th August 2012

To celebrate the Games with a FREE family fun cycling event providing mini bites of lots of different cycling activities for kids and adults.
The 5 challenges will be  Time Trials,  Roller challenge,  Woodwork Challenge and Olympic Torch Relay, speedway race. and some fun races at the end.
The event is open to children and adults.  When you sign on you will receive a games card and a number.  .  All cards will be put into a draw to win goodie bags.  (Seperate draw for adults and children).
Each child will receive a treat bag after the event in exchange for their number.
The event is free and will start at 11.00 sign on from 10.30.
Please bring drinks, picnic with you.  Refreshments will be available in the centre cafeteria or vending machines.
Please bring suitable bike with you for the events some will be on the pitches.  All riders must wear a helmet.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Family Club Ride 29th July

Family Club Ride 29th July

Meet Lido Pool Car Park 10.00 Family ride is to Bolton Abbey stopping at The Cavendish.  A longer route can be arranged if some parents and kids want to ride further.  We will aim to leave at 10.15.  For those not ridden the family route it is approx 15 miles round trip riding on quite roads.  There is a busy road but we can take the decision to ride on the underpass.  We will stop at the cavendish so those non riders in the family can met us there and have a picnic weather permitting. Mandy is bringing her car to carry luggage and tired legs and bikes  if needed.

Taking your shirt on Jollie Day

Please let us have a picture or details of where your shirt went.  Most famous place at moment is Sky Sports News -

Club Evening Time Trials

The season began with the sunshine, there was only one event that was cancelled due to the rain.  Tues evening was the finale with a huge number of persons riding - Must have been the carvery that sold that one.  Just a huge thankyou to Jim, Brenda, all the time keepers and marshalls as these events couldnt run safely without them and also a huge well done to everybody who rode this year. Think Jim may need to order some more numbers !!!
There are still the club 25/15 and open 10 to ride in September. 

Each weeks results are on the forum and there is a PDF copy of the overall results.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Sky Sorts are filming at the West Riding track league tonight.

Hi All,
Just to let you know Sky Sports are filming the west riding track league tonight so it would be good if loads of EBCC kids came and rode. freewheel bikes under 12, over 12 fixed wheel only.

We start the first race a 7pm.
Check out for more info.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Sky Sports TV comes to Richard Dunn

East Bradford are running the next White Rose Youth League race on Wednesday 18 th July and we have found out Sky Sports are coming to film the event. We need as many EBCC volunteers to help out as possible from signing on to marshalling. We have the opportunity to advertise our club on TV and show everyone how good we are. Please let Mandy know if you can help on the night.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Scarborough Grass Track Saturday 14th

Hi All,

We will be running freewheel youth grass track racing at Scarborough as part of the festival whatever the weather. For youth's it is just £3 to ride for a fantastic day out at the coast so come and have a go.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Go Ride Track Cluster Sessions

The dates for the next two Yorkshire cluster sessions have been announced. They are 5 August and 23 September. These are both Sundays and the sessions run from noon until 3pm. Any youth member of 9 years old up to 16 can ride, irrespective of experience, as we shall place you in appropriate group.

Further details from either Mandy or myself but most of you know already.

If you wish to be considered please let me know at

Sunday, 8 July 2012


On our club forum there is access to lots of photos taken at Saturdays BSCA Circuit race. There is also some new photos added of many of the children with Mike's Olympic torch. Many thanks to Rose for taking the photos.  

I have added lots more photos from a number of different BSCA events plus the Ilkley cyclo-cross that took part at the start of the year (I think). Many thanks to Helen Fox for taking the photos.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Farsley Farfield Go race/ Scarborough Festival of Cyling

Don't forget the Go Race at farsley School tomorrow. It is part of the summer fair with lots for kids to do.

Also, next Saturday the 14th is the West Riding Track League event as part of the Scarborough Festival. If you like BMXing there is this as well:

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Saturday 7th July - Club Finishing Early

With the club organising a fun race at Farsley Farfield School in Leeds after club, we will be finishing early. We will run without the usual break although refreshemtns will be available with the aim to finish by 12.00 - 12.15.

Hopefully you will all come to Farsley Farfield School just near Owlcoates shopping Centre, Pudsey for a fun racing from 2pm. Only £1.50

Details are here:

East Bradford On Tour

Friday 2nd—Sunday 4th November 2012

This is a touring activity with all ages of EBCC members welcome. Non riders are welcome to meet us on route or at the hostel. Some of us aren’t so dedicated to carry all our own luggage!

Ride up, whole or part way, go by car, stay 1 or 2 nights. There are places to park in Boroughbridge and Knarsborough. Road ride on the Saturday with lunch at a pub or cafe.  Returning on the Sunday.
Sat - £18.50 Adult and £12.50 Child (u18) u5s free
Sun - £18.50 Adult and £12.50 Child (u18) u5s free

If you want to go contact Jim 01274 499182.
Please pay Jim, for the bed nights, asap. He needs numbers for booking. (we stay Friday and Sat nights)
Cheques to J Littlefair , 63 Nearcliffe Road, Bradford BD9 5AX   Tel.   01274 499182 by 15th September.

BSCA Yorkshire Time trial Under 15/Over 15

Entries were very poor this year with only four riders entered despite advertising the event to all the local clubs and schools.

The results are:

Under 15 1st Conor Palliser
Under 15 1st Girl Caitlin Tromans
Under 15 Boys 1st George Fox, 2nd Joe Parker

Many thanks to Sue the organiser of the event. It was really enjoyable, as was the social after and it's a shame more didn't attend.

BSCA Yorkshire Circuit Race Championships results

The race on Saturday went very well despite the downpour which interrupted the racing. Numbers were disappointing for the event but there was a national youth series the next day which may have contributed. We still had full support from EBCC with a virtual whitewash in the placings. well done to all who rode and who helped.

BSCA Yorkshire Circuit Race Championships

Under 7


1 Rebecca Rosser EBCC
2 Emily Middlebrooke Otley CC
3 Olivia  Fox EBCC
4 Sally  Asquith EBCC
5 Laura Asquith EBCC


1 Harry Fox EBCC
2 Daniel Wilcock EBCC

Under 9


1 Chloe Wilcock EBCC


1 Henry  Hollyman KCA
2 Nathan Page EBCC
3 Jamie  Asquith EBCC

Under 11


1 William Turner VS Cycles
2 George Southby EBCC
3 Robert Southby EBCC
4 Paul Asquith EBCC
5 Aaron Ward EBCC

Under 13


1 Hannah Banks EBCC


1 Euan Cameron EBCC
2 Mason  Hollyman KCA
3 James Coates EBCC

Under 15


1 George Fox EBCC
2 Joe Parker EBCC

Over 15


1 Jack Duffy EBCC
2 Conor Palliser EBCC

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Latest Success for our Youth Riders

This weekend saw the best ever result for EBCC this year in the National Youth Circuit Series at Hetton on Sunday. While the rest of us were at Sky Ride having a great time, some of our riders were riding their socks off.

Euan Cameron rode the ride of his life to come second in the Under 12's National Circuit race to take a much deserved second place on the podium, just a fraction of a second behind the leader. This shows how dedication and the right training will bring you success. We are waiting to hear of our other riders results so keep sending them in.

The Sprint Finish - So Close

On the Podium in Second Place

Another of our riders, Luke O'Connell also had a second place podium finish at the Ilkley CC Day at the Races at Sherburn. Luke has been going from strength to strength over the last few months so well done!

Monday, 2 July 2012

Sorry No club on saturday 14th July

Please note there will no be a club on saturday 14th July 2012.  There are BC races on that weekend at Olivers Mount in Scarborough.  Fancy a go at grass track - Mandy is running go ride grass track races at please go along and have a go and watch the Youth riders racing. Take a picnic or even a tent and camp for the weekend.

Skyride Bradford

There were alot of people took part in Bradford Sky Ride. Check out the skyride link page for full report.  Oliver and his family were spotted having lunch.

Events took part at either end of the ride.  EBCC had the roller tent which was very popular oposite BC go ride races.

Mandy commented: - We had over 122 attempts on the day to set the roller records, our busiest ever. Many thanks to all the helpers on the day.

One tiny point - when we asked our EBCC riders to start at the front of the Sky Ride to ride up together - we meant stay together,and not leave behind the younger ones. Apparently it became a bit of a race!

They did make it to the front for a picture - A Rose between 7 thorns !!

  Link will give you a bigger picture

follow BC link for more updates

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Daniel took his jersey to Brighouse

 'Where will your Jersey Take You?'. .

Daniel Bentley went to Brighouse where he met some fellow cyclists.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Fantastic Acheivments for our EBCC Kids

We have had quite a few of our riders racing at the top level regionally with some amazing results.

National Youth Series.
Both Hannah and Euan have been racing nationally with some really good results. Euan came 4th at Lichfield National and 3rd at Solihull, all the top three riders were very close.  Well done to all the kids that raced.
Town Centre Crit Races
Hannah came second at Otley in a very hard race At Brighouse Circuit Race she took a tumble at the last corner. Quite badly bruised and shaken, by the time she got herself up, she wasn't allowed to ride to the line

Robert S has taken to racing like a duck to water and is giving the top under 14's a fright. He was 8th at Otley and an amazing third at Brighouse.
Conor  placed 21st at otley in a very high calibre race and a 10th at Brighouse.

Joe came 8th at Brighouse with the biggest cheer of the night.

George rode at Brighouse but suffered a fall.

Well done to everybody that took place in the races. If nobody entered there wouldn't be any races.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Mike - The Olympic Torch Bearer

What an experience and atmosphere.  Members of club met at Leeds Town Hall on Monday 25th June 2012 early 6ish to see Mike carrier the torch for the first stage o the torch's journey from Leeds to Sheffield on day 38.  The weather was excellent.  Mike was already on the steps having photos, talking to the radio and looking the part.  The Radcliffe's had cycled in to Leeds from Horsforth, some of the kids were in school uniform having got permission to have a couple of hours off school.  Paul had made a banner, as had Rebecca and her sister, Helen had brought an even bigger one that we managed to attach to the railings.  Mikes torch was lit and he was the star attraction with the crowd applauding, then he was off with the gold streamers released at the same time.  There were other club members in the crowd who managed to get some excellent photos and were on EBCC face book page instantly.  After the crowds dispersed the EBCC crowd managed to get some excellent photos - with the Coca-Cola stand - and some added extras and went in search of some breakfast and time to chat before heading back to meet Mike with his distinguished torch.  The Lloyds interviewers were there for a quick chat with Mike and some photos more photos. 

I would like to say thank you to everyone who travelled from a far to Leeds to see Mike - it was an excellent experience and a moment Mike will remember forever.

Mike will be bring the torch to Club on 21st July 2012 where you can have your photo taken with the Torch and get the 'Star's' autograph.  Mike will also be modelling his Jimmy Saville Tracksuit !!!

Mike was mentioned on Look North with a quick glimpse of the kids and also had a mention with his photo in Tues edition of the YEP.  There are (or will be) photos on the forum picture book site. (You must be a member of forum and receive a password to view these)

Photo From Tony Coates

Photo from Tony Coates

Friday, 22 June 2012

EBCC's Rollers visit local school

What a fantastic day we have just had. A few EBCC volunteers took our competition rollers to St Paul's C of E School at Wibsey where years 1,2, & 3 tried roller racing for the first time. Many thanks to our BC young volunteers, Caitlin and George, together with Mike, and Helen and Fred Fox for helping today . The kids loved it. Special thanks to Harry Fox, the official starter - not bad for four!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Club Update - 1) Novice Racing on the 7th July and NO CLUB ON THE 14th July.

1) EBCC is running a 'Come and Try It' Race at Farsley Farfield School, Cote Lane, Leeds LS28 5ED  on the 7th July at 2pm as part of their summer fair. it will be just fun races for kids and parents and costs £1.50 to enter on the day. There will be medals and certificates for the top three in each race as well as certificates and little prizes for all. Racing on grass on any bike against similar ages to give a flavour of racing.

2) No CLUB on the 14th July as most of us are off to Olivers Mount in Scarborough for fun grass track racing as part of the Scarborough Festival of Cycling. Run jointly with the West Riding track league and EBCC, come and join us as there is local camping available. Check out the event website:

3) BSCA Circuit Race at Richard Dunn on the 30th June after club. Come and have a go at a local circuit race after club. Entry forms are available at club or:

BSCA Circuit Race Entry Form

details are at:

Sunday, 17 June 2012

EBCC Fountains Abbey Ride

What a great ride to Fountains Abbey today. Glorious weather,lovely company. Many thanks to the O'Connells for organising the route.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Yorkshire BSCA Grass Track

Well done to all who took part you all raced well. The weather was mainly kind to us today and the venue was good. Thanks to the organisers who were left with no choice but to swap venues at the last minuet. Matt & I were chatting when we got home about all the kids and would just like to say that they were all very well behaved and are all a credit to club.

There are more photos if you follow the link on the forum. These photos are in a private album and the password can be requested from myself or Joanne. If you have photos it would be great if you could share them as you may have a great shot of someones child.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

There is a lot on this weekend so here goes! Please keep reading to the end as it's important stuff.

1) Saturday 16th June - Two Choices as no club.

Either: The BSCA Grass Track Race Champs at Beverley, a fantastic day out with lots of racing for kids and we are hoping for a big EBCC turnout. Venue: Longcroft School, Burton Road, Beverley HU17 7EJ starting at 11 am so be there for about 10. Under 13's and below use freewheel bikes and O15's use track bikes.     Entry Form is attached to the calendar entry.

2) Or: Bradford Cyclefest at Roberts Park See:       for details.     Lots of fun cycling events including our cycling rollers. We want as many EBCC members who are not going to Beverley to come and support us at this event. Helpers would be appreciated as well.   

3) Our EBCC Ride out Knaresborough to Fountains Abbey.
Sunday 17th June Meeting at 10am to leave prompt at 10.30am

EBCC Club Ride
Knaresborough - Fountains Abbey – Knaresborough
Approximately 32 miles
Start at Tentergate Lane (HG5 9BG) at the western end of Knaresborough.  There is ample parking on the public highway outside St Mary’s Primary School. 

 Kindly organised by Kevin and Janice O'Connell: We are planning to stop for lunch/picnic at the lakeside tea room, depending on the weather.  For car drivers there is a pay and display car park nearby which is free for National Trust members but costs about £3 for non-members.  The car park near the main entrance to Fountains Abbey is free to everybody but is further from the lakeside tea room.  The big cafĂ© near the main car park may be a better place to have lunch if the weather is wet.  We can decide on the day. Mandy will be taking her car for picnics, tired legs etc. E Mail Mandy for map and route at:
4) Mike Healey's Olympic Torch relay Monday 25th June 7.17 am
Mike was nominated by our club for his services to EBCC saturday bike club and will be bearing the Olympic flame as touch bearer number one from outside the Leeds Town Hall and finishing at the junction of Cookridge Street and Great George Street. He starts at 7.17 and it would be fantastic if EBCC members could be there in our club kit to shout him on. We will then go for a club breakfast afterwards. Several have already booked days off school and work for this one in a lifetime event. We intend to arrive at the Town Hall by 6.30 and spread ourselves around as you see fit, meeting after it has finished outside the Town Hall at the Cookridge street side where we will then go for breakfast. Anyone who wants to meet before can meet at 6.30 at the meeting point for after.

5) Finally EBCC Kids Tops:
We need an EBCC top for Rebecca so if you have any outgrown ones, please bring them back to club. She is a size 58cm chest and is 117cm tall. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

If anyone has any old tops of any size, please bring them back to club while we wait the new kids kit. Designs will be sent off this week and once the proofs come and samples, we can sort out the new order.We also need a top for a 14 year old youth rider as well so if any Senior members have old tops they don't want, we can reuse them.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Ladies Session 19th June

Ivan is running a ladies only session at Richard Dunns on 19th June starting at 6.45 until approx 8.30.  The session is open to any lady and any abilitly do not have to be a club member.  First hour will be a fun Session on BMX skills with ramps and then will run a road session at 7.30.  BMX bikes are provided so bring trainers.  This is a chatty fun social session open to all novices.  Cost is £3.65. 

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Photos from todays BSCA Hard track event

Please see the club forum for a selection of photos. If you have any photos from today feel free to share them on the forum. Photos on the club forum can only be viewed by members who join the forum.

Mike Olympic Torch Relay

Mike will be carrying the torch at 7.17am on monday 25th June from Leeds Town Hall to Infirmary Street. Mike is the first torch carrier from Leeds.  Please come along and cheer mike on wear your club top.  Mike will be there at 5.15 having worked out a route to get him to the Town Hall.  Please come and join us and we are going to all meet for breakfast afterwards.  It will be a historical moment for Mike.

Club has raised the cash to enable Mike to keep his torch afterwards.  We wanted to do this as a thankyou from every child that has come into contact with Mike since Mike started KSBC 14 years ago and has been at Richard Dunns every saturday since.

No club at Richard Dunns 16th June

There is no club at Richard Dunns - but you can  enter the BSCA grass track event in Hull.

Cycle fest is going on at Roberts Park in Saltaire.  Mike will be there with the rollers - please go along and say hi.  There are loads of other bike events going on BC races, BMX bandits, obstacle course.  This is a FREE event so please take your bike and helmet with you for a fun FREE day.

Club will be back on at Richard Dunns on Sat 23rd June.

BSCA Yorkshire Grass Track Champs 16th June

The grass track champs 16th June Venue change Longcroft School, Burton Road, (use Church Road entrance) Beverley HU17 7EJ.  Start time of 11.00am. map for venue.

There is no club at Richard  Dunnes. 

Friday, 8 June 2012

BSCA Yorkshire Hardtrack Champs Sat 9th June

It was a dry day and there were some excellent races, from sprints, time trial, races and fun races.  Well done to everybody who entered you all should be proud of yourselves.  The results and piccies will be added soon.

Friday, 1 June 2012

BSCA Yorkshire Time trial results 2011-2012

Well done to all our EBCC kids who took part in this event and thanks to all those who helped make it a success on the day.

Under 7  2 Miles


Boys 1 Daniel Wilcock 11.57 Y765

2 Harry Fox 15.19 Y766

Girls 1 Rebecca Rosser 10.19 Y767

2 Emily Middlebrooke 10.39

3 Caitlin Hawkes 10.59 Y765

4 Laura Asquith 14.03 Y766

5 Sally  Asquith 14.31 Y767

6 Olivia  Fox 14.37 Y768

Ist Team
Laura Asquith 14.03 Y767

Sally  Asquith 14.31 Y768

Under 9 3 Miles

Boys 1 Henry  Hollyman 9.59 Y1067

2 Nathan Page 10.44 Y765

3 Jamie Asquith 10.47 Y765

4 Sam Turney 12.11

5 Samuel Hakes 13.43 Y765

Girls 1 Chloe Wilcock 16.11 Y765

Under 11 5 Miles

Boys 1 James Ince 16.31 Y1137

2 Finlay  Cooper-Oldroyd 17.3 Y1137

3 Joseph Lewis 17.32 Y765

4 George Southby 17.42 Y765

5 Luke O'Connell 17.44 Y765

6 Paul Asquith 18.04 Y765

7 Aaron Ward 19.51 Y765

Girls 1 Alice Turney 23.58

Under 13 10 Miles

Boys 1 Tom Humphrey 28.12 Y1067

2 Brad Dransfield 28.58 Y1067

3 Jack Ford 30.24

4 Mason Hollyman 31.04 Y1065

5 Euan Cameron 31.17 Y765

6 Tom Wilson 32.45 Y765

7 James Coates 33.41 Y765

8 Jack Wilcock 35.58 Y765

9 Arron Brayshaw 37.14 Y765

Girls 1 Hannah Banks 31.59 Y765