Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Xmas Fancy Dress Ride

We are planning our annual Xmas Fancy Dress Offroad ride for Sat 9 Dec. We usually get 40+ riders for this and split into 2 or more groups.

Also, we would like to make this our 70th Anniversary ride, and we will celebrate the association with Hatfield Cycles by making that the destination for coffee.

There will also be an on-road ride for those without CX/MTB bikes, which will get to Hatfield Cycles at about 12noon (weather dependent).

Overall the plan is:

  • All the groups start from Gosling at 9:15am
  • Off-road groups aim for Hatfield Cycles in the middle of their ride….say 10:15-10:30ish…..groups unlikely to arrive at the same time.
  • On-road group aims to finish their ride at Hatfield Cycles roughly 11:30-12

See Social Media for further details in the weeks leading up to the event.

Muddy Monsters 2017/18

The Muddy Monsters Go-Ride Racing off-road series continues to grow. To accommodate the demand from riders, the series has split into two areas.

Muddy Monsters Beds and Herts will be an 8 round series at 6 different venues.

Rd 1     28th October      Welwyn Wheelers          Welwyn Track

Rd 2     11th November   CC Ashwell                   Ashwell Grass Track

Rd 3     27th January       Icknield RC                   Harlington Village Green

Rd 4     3rd February       Beds Road                   Priory Marina

Rd 5     10th February     Verulam CC                   Marlborough Club, St. Albans

Rd 6     24th February     CC Ashwell                   Ashwell Grass Track

Rd 7     3rd March           Hitchin Nomads             Venue TBC

Rd 8     10th March         Welwyn Wheelers          Welwyn Track

There is a new website for the series which is where results and tables will be published. https://muddymonstershertsandbeds.wordpress.com/

Muddy Monsters events are designed for novices aged Under 16. Entrants should not be competing regularly in regional Cyclo-Cross or Mountain Bike series events. The events are off-road and suitable for mountain bikes or cyclo-cross bikes. Riders will need a helmet and a bike with two working brakes. Each round can be entered on the day for only £4. There may be a few spot prizes on the day but most of the awards are given for the overall series. The best 5 results from the 8 rounds to count for the overall series.

Details for the Muddy Monsters Cambs series will be announced soon.

Details for each event here:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167419/Muddy-Monsters—Round-1

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167428/Muddy-Monsters—Round-2

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167430/Muddy-Monsters—Round-3

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167431/Muddy-Monsters—Round-4

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167432/Muddy-Monsters—Round-5

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167433/Muddy-Monsters—Round-6

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167434/Muddy-Monsters—Round-7

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167435/Muddy-Monsters—Round-8

Navigated off-road rides

This Saturday (7 Oct) will be the start of navigated off-road rides. These are two hour or more rides targeted at those racing cx, with the aim of improving skills and endurance. Key though is they are about having fun.

The rides are open to those that the coaches believe have the skills and fitness to do the rides, so please ask. It is best that you have done some of the cx sessions at GSP before venturing out. They are aimed at U16 and above.

These are NOT coached rides but we look after each other. Numbers are limited by which experienced riders are going out.

What you need :- Appropriate clothing for the weather, helmet , gloves, glasses etc. Very well maintained bike :- CX or MTB.  If its not working properly you can’t join as it will only break once out!

Ability to fix bike:– Two spare inner tubes, tyre levers, pump, ideally spare chain links and multi-tool

Other:– Water, energy bar, anything you need for allergies
We set off at 9am prompt and this is going to be enforced so you need to be at the track early. We aim to be back at 11am but conditions and “mechanicals” can’t guarantee this.
See you Saturady

Chris

Attention Cyclo-Cross Riders

The Cyclo-cross season is now only a few weeks away. If you plan to ride the Eastern and Central League series you will find details on fixtures and other information  on their websites.

Registration for both the Eastern Cyclo-cross and Central CX League can be done via British Cycling.

Eastern League membership – Seniors £15, Juniors £11 and Youth riders £8

Central League Membership – Seniors/Juniors £10, Youth riders £5

Membership of the League gives riders a reduced entry fee for League events and also enable riders to qualify for League points

The first few Eastern League events are – Sunday September 10th – Springfield, Chelmsford, Saturday September 11th – Push Sports Corrington, Essex.

The first Central League event is Saturday September 23rd – run by Welwyn Whs at Stanborough Park (south), followed by Saturday 30th CC Luton at MK bowl

Note to all Welwyn Wheelers riders,members, helpers and parents – we will need lots of people to assist in the running of this important event –so please keep this date available and give your name to Jane Cavill – Volunteer Co-ordinator (je_cavill@yahoo.co.uk) to confirm that you are available and what time and role you can offer.

Club cyclo-cross training sessions at Gosling Sports will start on Wednesday evening 23rd August and each week after that

Now is time to check that your cyclo-cross equipment is ready for the start of a busy season

Peter