It’s that time of year again, New Year resolutions and the remnants of Christmas pudding still lingering somewhere between the hips and the naval mean that we try to focus on our goals for the coming year during these long, cold, dark nights of the winter. Maybe you rode a sportive or two in 2014 or was mesmerized by the Tour coming through Yorkshire and now you ‘re thinking it’s time to give it a go and step up to racing. Maybe you’re an experienced racer that’s looking to plan your race calendar or you simply fancy changing discipline and testing yourself in the race of truth? As with many cycling clubs, the Huddersfield Star Wheelers support many forms of cycling racing and 2015 is no different. Hosting two road race events and a time trial event in the summer now is the time to start your preparation both physically and mentally.
As in 2014 the Huddersfield Star Wheelers road races will both take place on the upper Birdsedge circuit. For those that are familiar with this neck of the woods you’ll acknowledge the beauty of the vista and the rolling terrain that provide a great arena for a road race. The circuit is approximately 8km in length, and though the roads are not closed, the light traffic, excellent marshals and left turns means the racing is definitely fast and definitely furious. Entry for both road race events is for category 3 and 4 racers, so it is a great circuit to either cut your teeth in cycle racing or hone skills to progress onto the next level. The first of the two races in on Sunday 14th June (75km) and the second is in the evening of Wednesday the 17th June (50km) , both events are available online for entry at the British Cycling website.
More details will follow, so keep an eye on the news page.
Matt Bourne – Road Race, Track and Time Trial secretary, Huddersfield Star Wheelers