Last weekend we welcomed 75 riders to our first coaching session of the year. It was bitterly cold but we had lots of smiling faces (and cold fingers!). I am working on the weather for 10th March. Thank you to all the riders who supported our first session, it was great to see you again after the winter.
Click here for our detailed FAQ covering just about everything to do with our racing league: what it is, how many races, do you need a licence, what happens on the day, what to wear etc etc>>>NCA Racing Guide and FAQ
You will need British Cycling membership to race. If you are a member of a club (like the NCA, VC Norwich, GYCC etc) and have never been members of BC before then you qualify for FREE membership and provisional racing licence – which is all you need for NCA races. You can complete the forms online using the promotional code “NEWCMRA” here: www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership
You can buy a day membership for £5.00 (adults and Juniors) or £1.50 u16s – so get your FREE membership sorted now.
Don’t forget we have Rob Sharman, a British Cycling Talent Coach, visiting us Thursday night at 6.30pm at the Eaton Primary School for his “Be the Best you can be” workshop. Rob was uk Professional Premier Calandar champion only a few years ago so he knows what he is talking about. All ages welcome, it is focussed on younger riders but Rob assures us that rider, coaches and parents of all ages will gain from the workshop. These workshops are only available to Go-Ride club members – so you will need to be at least a second-claim member of a Go-Ride (like ours) to attend. Give Neil a ring if in doubt 07850 999 594 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sufferfest is still in full flow if you fancy a tough and challenging workout or need some help and coaching to perfect your bike positioning. No need to book if you have your own kit – just rock up and join the party. Full details here: http://blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events/the-sufferfest-training-night-2013-03-01
We hope you are looking forward to the season as much as we are,
Neil, Kev, Simon and Russell.
The Spring Circuit Racing League is ready to go, the leader’s yellow jerseys are being printed and the course is ready to race. If you ever wondered what racing might be like, or wanted to improve riding techniques like group riding, cornering braking and change of pace – then this is the opportunity for you! We have designed the League to suit new and developing riders with short races focussed on your development. If you have experienced team mates get the alone to ride with you and show you the ropes.
click here to download a poster for your workplace or school >>>NCA Racing Poster Download
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For club members of the NCA and all Go-Ride clubs, do not miss the opportunity to meet Rob and listen to his fascinating insights into getting started in racing, making the most of the British Cycling development pathway and how to reap the rewards of hard work, effort and determination. It is aimed at youth riders but Rob assures us there is something for everyone – if you want to be the best you can be, this is the best Thursday night out you can have!
Click here to download the poster for your work place or school >>>Rob Sharman Workshop Poster
Spring is just around the corner….honest!
Our Sunday coaching sessions start at the airport this Sunday and we would love to welcome you along. We have a bigger and better programme for you so why not come and give us a look?
Beginners & families with Simon, racers and budding racers with Neil & Russell, MTBers on the Total-Trax course with Leon and the female-only session with Kev. The season starts from 9am tomorrow. Full details http://
Come and say hello!
Wow, with our first coaching and racing sessions just around the corner the NCA has a fantastic opportunity if you want to get more from your cycling – whether you aim to be a racer, tri-athelete, sportive, leisure rider or “just” a supportive parent or coach!
Rob Sharman has been a Professional rider in the UK and France for several years winning the UK’s top Road Racing league – The Premier Calandar in 2005. He is currently British Cycling’s Talent Development Coach and his role at British Cycling is to ‘Make More Better Bike Racers’ by way of improving coaching/racing pathways within the clubs & regions. He works with the British Cycling Talent Team which is the first Squad on the Olympic Development Pathway. We are delighted to host Rob’s sessions as they represent the first access a young rider can have to the Olympic Development Programme influence.
“If you want to be the best you can be on a bike then this workshop is for you! The aims are to highlight the simple approach we advocate regarding training & racing and the reasons why this has to be taken, enabling the foundations are laid for the bike racers to build from.
This workshop is not talking about sports science or prescribed training it is a Workshop that explains the racing pathway, how to use it best to your advantage and what the basic principles &priorities are when training so in turn you can make the best use of the racing pathway, it provides a really sound understanding to develop a deeper understanding of training & racing from.”
In the first half of the workshop (March 7th) Rob will talk about the sort of races available to Youth riders, and talk primarily about youth riders (U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s and Juniors but this also has high relevance to all ages. Rob will share information and help EVERYONE understand why and how they should strive to engage with National Level races if they want to be the best they can be.
The 2nd half of the workshop (March 21st) is focussed on training volumes, intensities and the very simple approach that we can take to help us become better and more effective riders. Rob will share the ‘secrets’ of the Talent Team diaries and explain the importance of HARD WORK!!! This will lay the foundations for individuals to become capable of successfully planning effective training plans for themselves.
The information in this workshop is for Riders, parents & Coaches EQUALLY – there is something here for everyone, although it is aimed primarily at U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s and Juniors. Rob believes firmly that the training principles he shares in the 2nd half of the workshop apply to any age of bike racer – so don’t miss out!!!
The workshops are on Thursday 7th ( http://blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events/british-cycling-workshop-developing-young-riders ) and Thursday 21st at Eaton Primary School. Don’t miss this opportunity !!!
An estimated 7000 visitors came to our Norfolk Cycle Show last weekend at the Forum in Norwich. A big thank you for supporting us. It was a bold move for us to branch out and work on this with Luke Rumbelow and at times in the run up to the event we did wonder if we would be there on on our lonesome! However, 7000 visitors can not be wrong and proves that cycling is thriving in our area.
Our friend (and pro-photographer) from GYCC, Jules Claxton spent the day snapping away and you can see his pictures at http://jalbum.net/a/1303877 Have a look at some of the amazing piccies of the day and some of you posing with Sean Yates. If you fancy a copy, you can purchase them directly from Jule from his link.
Talking of Sean Yates, did anyone see him get turned over on the Rollerdrome by a talented tri-athelete and an ageing local time trial veteren (who idolised Yates as a youngster)….I wonder who that was? http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152219277907195&set=o.207005189334371&type=2&theater
I have also updated the website with all the spring and summer coaching and racing dates. I will update all the details (exact times, prices, booking details etc) over the next few days and our new website will be live very soon. Next week we will be announcing the beginners Time Trialling League for April and May in response to your feedback and requests. You can download and view the posters etc from the website aswell. If you need any for your workplace, school, community etc then please let me know. There has never been a better time to ride a bike in Norfolk! Click here for the website>>>> blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk
We are committed to creating a substantial cycle venue and programme of events for us here in Norfolk and would love your help and support to make this happen. If you would like to volunteer for a job on Sundays, Friday nights or can post some posters on a local notice board or your website then please contact us and lets make something amazing happen together.
This weeks Sufferfest is set to be another cracker with several new riders booked in – we trust you will find us all welcoming and helpful suffer-mates! We still have a few spaces left so get in quick! No need to book if you have your own turbo and bike. Click here for details: http://blog.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events/the-sufferfest-training-night-2013-02-08
Lastly, a big thanks to everyone who helped us on Sunday: the Codlings on the smoothie bike, Sam, David, Matt, Lucy and Sophie on the Rollerdrome, Nigel, Leon and Ben on the Total-Trax and Sarah, Miles, Lesley and Harvey on the club stand – you were awesome!