Rebecca Maynard was presented with the Eastern Region Young Volunteer of the Year Award at the Go Ride Conference on March 13th, by GB British Cycling Senior Academy riders Ryan Owens (a former Welwyn Wheelers member) and Jack Carlin.
The award was in recognition for her outstanding contribution as a volunteer both at a national & local level.
Rebecca has recently completed a second term on the National Youth Forum which advises British Cycling on raising awareness of the sport in the community to cyclists and non-cyclists alike.
She has volunteered an international and national events most recently acting as a Results Assistant at the World Track Championships and as a Team Attache for the Eastern Team at the UK School Games.
On a local level she has officiated at races, provided assistance to coaches at training sessions and sits on the Welwyn Wheelers committee as the Youth Representative.
The club has a track session booked at Lee Valley VeloPark on 28th May 2016 at 8am for two hours.
Who would be interested in getting some quality track time on the boards?
I need an idea of numbers for the session. Mainly I would like to know who wants to ride and what their track experience is.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most of the popular items of Welwyn Club kit are currently in stock: jerseys, bib shorts, skinsuits etc. but don’t delay as stock may sell out. Details on the kit order form.
With the summer in mind, we will be placing a new order for club kit at the end of this month. If you require anything we do not currently have at the moment please make sure you place your order as soon as possible. (N.B. We may have to place minimum orders for some items). This new order is expected to arrive by the end of May.
So, if you would like any items of Welwyn cycle clothing for the new racing season or even thinking ahead to Assen…then please order these items now.
Please send completed kit order forms and payment by cheque, made out to Welwyn Wheelers, direct to me. My address is shown on the order form. You can also complete an order form and pass this to Peter Waghorn at one of our training sessions, not forgetting to include payment. Peter will then forward this on to me.
Orders for kit which is not in stock must be received by noon on 31st March.
If you need any further information, or to check on stock availability, just drop me a line.
Best of luck for the season ahead,
Welwyn Clothing Secretary
Millie Gage and Imogen Chastell took podium positions at the final round of the Lea Valley Winter Series on Saturday at The Redbridge Cycling Centre. In chilly conditions the Welwyn Wheelers pair both showed purposeful intent to help break up a 25 strong combined field of Youth U16 and U14 girls. The leading bunch thinned as the race entered the final stages and in a sprint up the Hoggenberg it was Millie Gage who took 1st place in the U16 category just ahead of Imogen Chastell who took 3rd in the U14’s. In the 3rd category open event Michael Parry was 5th while Ben Webster punctured and failed to finish. Caia Casciello and Ellie Cadzow riding for the new Welwyn Kinetic Womens team finished 7th and 8th in the Womens senior race at Redbridge.
Will Raymond won the under 16 boys race at Milton Keynes on Saturday and Ollie Stockwell won the under 14 race. The under 10 event had no less then 30 riders and Rupert Cavill was a creditable 8th in his first road circuit event.
Lauren Higham and Elspeth Grace took the top two places in the Mud Sweat and Gears Mountain bike event near Ipswich in the under 16 series on a tough course which required good bike handling skills and negotiating the muddy sections of the course. Joe Kiely and Imogen Chastell were 3rd boy and 3rd girl in the youth age related mountain bike race. Stuart Higham riding in his first competitive MTB race finished in 29th position in a large filed of 70 riders
Another good weekends racing results for the Wheelers youth riders