The Championships will be run as a four event Omnium at Gosling Sports Park – Pursuit/Devil/Sprint and Scratch race.
Under 8/10/12/14 riders – Wednesday June 28th – start time 7:00pm
Under 16, Vets and Seniors – Wednesday July 5th – start time 7:00pm
We will require some helpers to be time-keepers and Judges – volunteers needed.
Yesterday was the 2nd round of the 2017 Regional Youth Omnium Series. Welwyn hosted over 100 young riders in 3 age categories; U12, U14, U16 in 6 hours of impressive racing.
As a club we put on a great racing performance with Welwyn riders participating in every category.
U12 Boys Dylan Starkey, Thomas Dixon, Tommy Liddiard, Thomas Oliver, Harry Eagle, Cormac Nisbet
U12 Girls Beth Bennett
U14 Boys Joe Kiely, Euan Woodliffe, Tom Sharples, Max Jackson
U14 Girls Ellen Bennett
U16 Boys Oli Stockwell, Archie Peet, Joe Bennett
U16 Girls Josie Griffin
The day was a huge success with the full programme of races completed without a single incident and even the sun made an appearance! We have received some excellent feedback on how smoothly and professionally the event ran.
This would not have been possible without the enormous support of members and parents who helped with set up, gate marshal, sign on, catering, judging, holding, time keeping and clearing up – as well as those who provided the delicious cakes!
It is a lot of work to put on an event of this size and we are grateful for all the help received. It is particularly encouraging to see the knowledge and experience involved with some of the major roles being passed on to newer members of the club.
Thank you to those that volunteered (in no particular order & apologies for anyone missed out):
|Faye & Tim Bennett
||Mark & Lucy Sharples
|Chloe & Andy Evans
||Henry, Annalise & Jeremy Peet
||Sam & Ben Stockwell
||Mark & Morag Woodliffe
|Elspeth & Rona Grace
|Richard, Alison & Dan Maynard
||Alex & Graeme Anderson
Thank you again.
We are at capacity in our storage facilities at Gosling track, so we are freeing space by removing six of the track hire bikes that are used less frequently. These are older bikes in sizes suitable for adult (or perhaps larger youth) riders, roughly 5ft6in – 6ft in height (174-180cm).
We will give these away to anyone who will use them, in return for a donation to club funds, and we are offering club members first refusal.
If you would use a track bike in this size range, PLEASE DO NOT JUST TAKE A BIKE! That would be theft!….instead discuss with Francis Gallacher at a Gosling training session and he will identify which of the club bikes are available.
Please click here for more information.
Oli Stockwell was invited to the British Cycling National Awards as the winner of the youth road circuit championship in 2016.