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Huddersfield Star Wheelers Women’s Hill Climb – Tuesday 23rd May 2017 – 7:00pm

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Just a few weeks to go!

There are less than four weeks to go until Huddersfield Star Wheelers Women’s Hill climb which will start from just outside Marsden Cricket Club atop the beautiful Colne Valley between Huddersfield and Delph in the hilly West Riding of Yorkshire. The Cricket Club will have plenty of parking, the bar will be open, and hot drinks and cakes will also be available.

The Climb!

The hill climb sets off just outside the Cricket Club and Golf Club on Mount Road and climbs for just under 1 mile to the top of Mount Road. The event is open to all women cyclists aged 12 and over and the only person you’re racing is yourself so turn up and give it a go. You have nothing to lose and there will be free cake at the end!

Entries only on the Night

59 riders have committed to turning up on the night and we politely ask that those riders sign on before 7:00pm. We also have 30 further places. so if you are still keen on taking part please turn up before 7:30pm and there will hopefully be a place for you on the start line.

Remember entry will be on the day only and will be just £4!  Whether you are competing or not you can still have a fantastic evening cheering on everyone else from the side of the road!

We’re committed to turning up!

The following 59 riders committed to turning up to the event this week!

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Finding Marsden Cricket Club!

Marsden Cricket club is just below Marsden Golf Club on Mount Road. Please arrive at the venue for 7:00pm and preferably from the roundabout at the bottom of the hill so you can safely turn left into the car park.

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Contact

You can contact the organiser via the email address race@huddersfieldstarwheelers.com

 

Huddersfield Star Wheelers Host The Yorkshire Summer Cross Opening Race For The Fourth Year!

Cylco Cross Racing

For the fourth year in succession, Huddersfield Star Wheelers are proud to announce that we will be hosting the first race of the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Summer season on Wednesday 26th April 2017.

The event will be held at Newsome High School and there will be two races, the first being for under 14s which will start at 7:00pm and the second for seniors which will start at 7:30pm.

Signing on will start around 6:00pm so please arrive early. Entry prices will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Further details can be found at http://yorkshirecyclocross.com/  and directions to Newsome High School can be found using the map below:

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Please remember even if you’re not competing please make an effort to turn up to the event to support Huddersfield Star Wheelers, and to help with setting up the course, marshalling, signing in and taking down the course at the end of the night. Setting up the course starts at 3:30pm and the course is taken down after the last rider crosses the line and all the timing chips are collected.

For further information please contact Graham Piccavey at race@huddersfieldstarwheelers.com or visit our Cross page.

Callum Wilson – 3rd Youth Male at Sherwood Pines

Huddersfield Star Wheeler, Callum Wilson bagged an impressive third at the 2017 Midlands Mountain Bike Series – Round 1 at Sherwood Pines.

The third place was particularly special because Callum started at the very back of the grid because he wasn’t able to compete last year due to an ongoing back problem. The ability to make up places in a busy field is further compromised because so much of the course is single track. Callum was further held up as the whistle blew as the rider in front didn’t get traction away from the line.

Callum sprinted past as many riders as possible before he first enetered the woods and arriving in 8th place for the first lap, but with race distance being three 20 minute laps, making places from there would always be a challenge and passing lapped riders made that a little more difficult at times.

Nevertheless Callum dug deep and each lap made up places until he was fourth and was within half a minute of the third place rider in a very strong field. Unfortunately the leader of the race had to pull out due to a mechanical failure but that left Callum in third place which he held to the line finishing less than a minute behind the overall winner.

Given the run in to the race and the quality of the field, this is a fantastic result for Callum and for Huddersfield Star Wheelers who have supported Callum through a difficult year, through the coaching at Hammerstones and the high quality rides that are available throughout the year and in particular the rides on offer both on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Huddersfield Star Wheelers Results:

Jamie Ramsden, Fun Male, 10th
Richard Williams, Fun Male, 25th
John Docker, Grand Vet Male, 10th
Ben Ramsden, Juvenile Male, 13th
Adam Jackson, Juvenile Male, 23rd
Dylan Boyes, Juvenile Male, 25th
Gary Jackson, Veteran Male, 67th
Callum Wilson, Youth Male, 3rd
Sophie Ramsden, Youth Female, 4th
Ruby Boyes, Youth Female, 5th

Volunteer for the Street Bikes John Radford Memorial Ride

The John Radford Mixed Ability Memorial Ride and Cycling Festival is taking place on Saturday April 29th 2017 at the Spenborough Track, WF15 6LW On the day there will be various events and rides both on the track and on the road following 20 miles which includes part of the Tour de Yorskhire route.

Gill Greaves, event organiser, of Street Bikes CIC, is looking for volunteers to help out with the different events, especially the 20 mile road ride. You don’t have to be a ‘ride leader’ more just someone with good riding skills and a sense of direction who can help a large group of mixed ability riders ride safely for 20 miles.

If you would like to volunteer, whilst wearing your Huddersfield Star Wheelers jersey with pride and supporting Street Bikes, please contact Gill via email at info@streetbikes.org.uk or phone 07873 773 417

J Tomlinsons of Nottingham are supporting the event and Street Bikes are raising funds to build a new classroom.

 

Winner, winner, pie and peas dinner!

Huddersfield Star Wheelers Club Dinner

This year’s Huddersfield Star Wheelers Club Dinner will be a very Yorkshire affair to celebrate the achievemnts of a very Yorkshire club’s members covering many cycling disciplines. In keeping with the Yorkshire theme we wil be serving locally made pie and peas, and locally brewed real ale.

Tickets are priced at £9 for Adults and £5 for Juniors and includes your pie and peas. Beer from a barrel will be available on the night and we will provide a small selection of soft drinks for juniors. If you would prefer to bring your own drink then please do so.

Please book your places as early as possible through Eventbrite so we can sort the snap and beer!

Click this link to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/huddersfield-star-wheelers-club-dinner-tickets-32511087538

Huddersfield Star Wheelers Go HSBC UK Go-Ride Racing

HSBC UK Go-Ride Racing is British Cycling’s exciting entry-level competition programme, which offers local competition for novice cyclists under the age of 16, helping young people to make a gradual transition into competitive cycling.

Huddersfield Star Wheelers are proud to present four races for Novice Riders aged 16 and under. The races are aimed at encouraging young riders to have a go at racing and having fun. Racing licences are not required and is open to club members and non-club members alike and novices are especially welcome to give it a go!

The races will take place at Brooksbank Cycle Track, Elland, HX5 0TA  on the following Saturdays: 11th February, 18th February, 25th February and 4th March. That’s four weekends to turn up and take part and enjoy racing in a safe environment. Races are for Under 8s, 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s and start from 2pm onwards.

Further details can be found on the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-rideracing/  and further information about all the events can be found here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events?keywords=Huddersfield&fromdate=09%2F02%2F2017&todate=10%2F03%2F2017

You can contact our Go-Ride team by emailing us at goride@huddersfieldstarwheelers.com

Brooksbank Cycle Track can be found here:

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Huddersfield Star Wheelers – Time Trial – Sunday 3rd July 2016

Huddersfield Star Wheelers Time Trial

There are only 9 days to go before you can enter the Huddersfield Star Wheelers Time Trial. The event will be held on Sunday 3rd July 2016 but the closing date is midnight Tuesday 21st June.

The event is a Yorkshire SPOCO event and takes place on the undulating V915 course between the Sovereign junction and Hoylandswaine roundabout. This is not a course for the record breakers given the 500ft of climbing along this 10 mile course, and depending on the conditions of the day riders can be easily 20% slower than on a flat course.

So why not give it a go? You don’t need a ‘machine’ – just a bike, an optional rear light, and the will to empty the tank over ten miles. This is not a race – this is a personal test so enter on line and join in the fun.

The event starts at 10:30am and signing on will be from 9:30am and further instructions will follow to all entrants. Full details and on line entry can be found at https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/12121

Huddersfield Star Wheelers have a long history of providing high quality and safe events and those events rely on people helping. In order to ensure the safety of your fellow cyclists and to ensure the event runs smoothly we always welcome members and friends who want to marshal, push off or generally make a lot of noise. Please contact Steve McCall via stevemccall@talktalk.net if you want assist on the day.

Huddersfield Star Wheelers Hold Brand New Hill Climb Competition

Hill Climb

Huddersfield Star Wheelers are proud to announce a brand new and challenging Hill Climb competition in the Colne Valley on Wednesday 17th August.

Following the success of the first Tour de Yorkshire, Slaithwaite’s steep sided valley has been chosen for a new inter local club competition which starts just below the viaduct on Holme Lane and climbs up towards the Rose and Crown atop Cop Hill. The route is just short of a mile and climbs around 420 feet averaging out at 8% with some steep ramps thrown in for good measure.

Huddersfield Star Wheelers are inviting members from all clubs in the Huddersfield area and we’re looking for all riders to come along and just give it ago and mix pleasure with pain. For those whom the pain may be too much, we’ll also welcome anyone who can come along and support the riders or marshal and just make this a great event.

The event headquarters is at Gutsibits along side the canal at Slaithwaite. Click on the blue motorbike below for more information. Signing on will be from from 18:45 with start times of 19:30 and we’re taking £4 on the day which includes insurance.

So please come and give it go . . It may not be fun but will be painful and ENJOYABLE!!! We know we live in a hilly part of the country so let’s make the best of it.

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Huddersfield Star Wheelers – Club Dinner and Awards

Huddersfield Star Wheelers celebrated another successful year at the annual club dinner held at the Beaumont Arms, Kirkheaton. Trophies, medals, cups and toilet seats were awarded across a wide range of cycling disciplines, to members who raced for, regularly rode with and supported the club throughout the year. All winners including our club president who was awarded the road race trophy. An excellent night was had by all, and we’d welcome more riders to compete for the awards this year to build on the fantastic success of 2015.

CityConnect – Get Involved

City Connect - Get Involved

CityConnect are looking for cyclists who regularly ride between Bradford and Leeds to become champions for the new segregated cycle route. They are also interested in the views and opinions of cyclists in the region because this is a significant investment not only in Leeds and Bradford, but also in the town centre of Huddersfield and routes from the Colne Valley and through to Cooper Bridge from Brighouse.

Pete Zanzoterra, a sustainable travel consultant who works on the CityConnect Advisory Group, is organising two meetings, one in Bradford (Tues 1st March) and one in Seacroft (Thurs 10th March). Pete wants to reach as many regular cyclists as possible, especially people who cycle for sport and leisure.

The meetings are both on Eventbrite and Pete would like to invite you and if possible, to ask you to make as many other cyclists aware of them. Here are the details:

March 1st in Bradford –  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-bradford-to-leeds-cycle-superhighway-tickets-21759112090

March 10th in Seacroft – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-leeds-cycle-superhighway-tickets-21760664734

It is important that we build an understanding on why this sort of infrastructure is being built. We will need all the help we can get in making it a success and getting new or less regular cyclists to use it. This is a critical moment in convincing local authorities to fund more cycling infrastructure in the future and we want to mobilise all of the cycling support that we can muster. It is also a chance to discuss cycling provision and influence what we build in the future.

If you would like to speak at the meeting or know anyone else that would like to represent a club or a group of cyclists please contact Pete. There will be plenty of chances for anyone attending the meeting to get their voice heard.