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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.

Huddersfield Star Wheelers Road Races 2016

Road Race

Huddersfield Star Wheelers would like to announce the dates of our two annual summer road racing events on the Upper Birds Edge circuit.

Huddersfield Star Wheelers are very proud of our long standing history and commitment to providing high quality and highly regarded road racing events for 3rd and 4th category racers. Last year’s events were a huge success and were fully subscribed early so if you’re considering racing and being part of that long standing tradition click on the links below and enter online.

The first event is the Eric Biddulph Memorial Road Race which will be held on Sunday 12th June at 10:00am and entries are online via the British Cycling website https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/141138/Eric-Biddulph-Memorial-Road-Race-2016

The second event is the Huddersfield Star Wheelers evening road race which will be held on Wedneesday 22nd June at 7:00pm and entries are also online via the British Cycling website https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/141139/HSW-Evening-Road-Race-2016

Both events will use the recently renovated Dunford Parish Community Centre as the ride HQ which has amble parking for competitors, volunteers and supporters. Tea, coffee, cake and more will be available at both events. You can find the ride HQ (Click on the Star Wheelers logo to see the address of the HQ) and review the route using the map below:

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Huddersfield Star Wheelers are proud promoters of all forms of cycling and we hope that these 2016 events will be a success for the competitors, volunteers, supporters, club and the sport.

The success of our all of our events depends on the dedication and support of our club members so if you’re not intending to race then please contact our race organiser Matt Bourne at mattbourneracing@gmail.com and support your club by helping at the event.

Updating Your Huddersfield Star Wheelers Membership Information

British Cycling Website
Updating your membership information

Keeping your Huddersfield Star Wheelers membership information up to date will ensure we can always keep in contact with you to inform you about events, ride updates, and in the worst case scenario, if you were to be involved in an accident, we’d be able to contact someone you have nominated.

All Huddersfield Star Wheelers members are recorded on the British Cycling website. If you are a British Cycling member, you will be able to log in to the website as normal and update your personal information via ‘My Dashboard’. If you are not a British Cycling member, you will still be able to log in to the website in order to gain access to your dashbaord and still update your emergency contact information. Instructions are below for anyone who has never done this.

Step by step guide

Go to the British Cycling Website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk and click Login in the top right hand corner of the page.

If you know your login details, simply login. If not click ‘recover’ and enter either your membership number or the email address you receive emails from the club, and click either ‘reset password’ or ‘get username’. If you don’t receive emails from the club contact our Club Secretary, WIll Boyes, and he will confirm your registered email address.

British Cycling Website Recover User Details

You will be sent an email from British Cycling – remember to check your junk folder. You can reset your password by clicking the reset password option above and using the membership number emailed to you.

Once you have successfully logged in click on ‘My Dashboard’ in the top right hand corner of the page.

British Cycling Website My Dashboard

Click on ‘About Me’ on the right hand panel, then click ‘Settings’

Please check your contact details. If you are a British Cycling Member, you should update your details using the links provided, if not please contact the Club Secretary, Will Boyes.

In particular, regardless of your British Cycling membership status, please scroll down the page to the ‘My Emergency Contact Details’ section and enter someone’s name (preferably not another rider if like me you ride with your wife) and click ‘SAVE CHANGES’

British Cycling Website Settings

Last but not least. Always carry your British Cycling membership card if you are a member, and make sure the details are correct on there. They will send you a new card out on request.