Huddersfield Star Wheelers Continue Their Winning Ways!

Evie Smith Podium

Huddersfield Star Wheelers Go-Rider and Lindley Infants pupil Evie Smith has just become the Under 7 British Schools Cycling Association (BSCA) cyclo-cross National Champion! She was top of the ‘field’ at Abbey Stadium Reddtich after the off road race. This win was hot on the wheels of Ruby Boyes becoming Under 15 girls Yorkshire Region Cyclo-Cross champ in February this year at Spen Valley.

BSCA was founded in 1967 and promotes the sport and pastime of cycling for all young people, whether experienced or beginners. They hold a series of regional and national competitions in eight different cycling disciplimes in a safe and controlled environment.

Cyclo Cross literally represents the ‘grass roots’ of cycling sport that is accessible to almost anyone with a bicycle, a helmet, the right environment and is prepared to get muddy. Huddersfiled Star Wheelers Go Ride section is affiliated with British Cycling and run under the Sports England’s Club Mark which is the standard for high quality community sports clubs.

Huddersfield Star Wheelers set to host the first Summer Cross Race!


For the second year in succession, Huddersfield Star Wheelers are proud to announce that we will be hosting the first race of the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross season on Wednesday 29th April 2015.

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 over 14s which will start at 7:30pm. Both races are open so any one can turn up and race in their age group.

Further details can be found at  and directions to Newsome High School can be found using the map below:[googlemaps!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d2366.251097932723!2d-1.7922349999999984!3d53.624661!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x487bdb8fd9652cf3%3A0xff860ffc340832b0!2sNewsome+High+School!5e0!3m2!1sen!2suk!4v1416862697498&w=1200;h=450]

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.

For further information please contact Graham Piccavay.

C A Rhodes Memorial Award

The C.A.Rhodes Memorial was instigated in 1961 as a tribute to the memory of Charles Arthur Rhodes (1895-1961) pictured centre. The award is regarded as the greatest distinction Yorkshire Cycling can bestow and has recognised two Huddersfield Star Wheelers: Women’s World Pursuit Champion, Yvonne McGregor and four times National Hill Climb Champion, Granville Sydney. Visit for more information.

Don’t forget, you can enter the Huddersfield Star Wheelers hill climb online now at and have a chance of winning the Granville Sydney trophy this year!

2015 Huddersfield Star Wheelers Road Races – Enter On Line Now!

Road Race

Entries are now open on the British Cycling website for the Eric Biddulph Memorial Road Race and the Huddersfield Star Wheelers Evening Road Race. Click the links below to enter on line now!

Please note the British Cycling website relies on Google to locate addresses and are often, as is the case of our HQ, wrong. Please use the map below to locate the race HQ by clicking on the Huddersfield Star Wheelers logo.


2015 Huddersfield Star Wheelers Hill Climb

Hill Climb

This year’s Huddersfield Star Wheelers Hill Cimb is on ‘our’ course from Jackson Bridge up to Tinkers monument on Saturday 10th October 2015 at 11:00am. There’s no better year to enter because just two weeks after we’ve had our event, the national championships no less will be on the very same course.

So whether you want to be race ready for the nationals or have a go on the nationals course enter now!


2015 Huddersfield Star Wheelers Time Trial

Huddersfield Star Wheelers Time Trial

If you prefer to test yourself and take no advantage of the shielding of the peloton then the Huddersfield Star Wheelers time trial is an excellent opportunity to see if all that wet and cold training was worth it. Set on the romantically labelled V915 course, or to the more poetic, Sovereign – Hoylandswaine – Sovereign 10mile TT, this rolling time trial starts at the Sovereign public house on the A629 and heads south to the Hoylandswaine roundabout, circumnavigate this with the help of the marshals and then bury yourself on the return leg to the Sovereign. This discipline is all about measured pain. Go too hard too fast and you’ll pay later, and the best part is there is no one else to blame but yourself. The Time Trial really is the ‘race of truth’.

Huddersfield Star Wheelers are also proud to support development of junior and female racing and as such support parity in our prizes with the men’s race. Though all the races are mixed (no separate women’s or juniors races)

So keep your training focused this year by setting some goals early on, now’s the time to get the base miles in, but the summers for racing!

You can enter on line by clicking:

Matt Bourne – Road Race, Track and Time Trial secretary, Huddersfield Star Wheelers

2015 Huddersfield Star Wheelers Road Races

Road Race News

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