It’s finally arrived! We launched the idea in February; we’ve gave you the tools to prepare yourselves mentally and physically without our first set of workshop and turbo sessions; taken you through the paces with the recent block of race training; and now it’s time to put foot to pedal and show us what you can do!
Youth Racing: Hillingdon Slipstreamers Summer Race Series – 17 Events
The first block of races in the Hillingdon Slipstreamers Youth Summer Series for riders category A-E kick off on the 27th of April, with further races on the 4th, 11th and 18th May. These events are now live on the BC website and ready to take your bookings. Do also visit the Slipstreamers Calendar as all the dates are listed therein with direct links to the booking page on BC.
The races are set to begin promptly at 6.30pm with the younger age groups C,D,E riding for 25-30 mins, followed by the older A-B age groups at 7pm racing for 40-45 mins. Sign on will start at 6pm so make sure you are prompt and allow enough time to get ready and to the start line. Once the Judges have the sheets over at the start line there will be no more entries allowed. Keep an eye out on Twitter or the News Hub for further updates regarding timing.
Additional races are still be added to the British Cycling calendar, but please be aware of the additional race nights:
- 25th May C/D/E at 19:00 and A/B at 19:45
- 1st June C/D/E at 19:00 and A/B at 19:45
- 15th June C/D/E at 19:00 and A/B at 19:45
- 29th June C/D/E at 19:00 and A/B at 19:45
- 13th July C/D/E at 19:00 and A/B at 19:45
- 20th July C/D/E at 19:00 and A/B at 19:45
- 27th July C/D/E at 19:00 and A/B at 19:45
- 3rd August C/D/E at 18:30 and A/B at 19:00
- 10th August C/D/E at 18:30 and A/B at 19:00
- 17th August C/D/E at 18:30 and A/B at 19:00
- 24th August C/D/E at 18:30 and A/B at 19:00
- 31st August C/D/E at 18:30 and A/B at 19:00
Finally, we are close to the first event and we STILL need volunteers to help out – for example, no-one has volunteered to do the refreshments, which means unless someone offers to help, there will be no cuppas or snacks for anyone! Please contact Jim Kent via the Contact Us form, or do make yourself known on the evening. These races will only work if we have the support of parents, so if your children are going to race please see if you can help out in some capacity.
Go-Ride Racing: Summer Series – 6 Events
Once you are suitably warmed up, in addition to the Youth Summer Series there is a GO-Ride Summer Series that will take place on alternate Monday nights starting the 25th May and running through to the 13th July. This will be a series of progressive race events leading up to a 3 mile scratch race, and is very suitable for novice racers who would like to move into youth competition. There shall be series points as well as event points so the more events you enter, the more chance of winning a prize!
Sign on will be from 6pm with the sessions all due to start promptly at 6.30pm. Confirmed dates as follows:
- 25th May: Skills
- 1st June: Team Relay
- 15th June: Time Trial
- 22nd June: Sprint Knockout
- 29th June: Handicap Race
- 13th July: Scratch Race
If you have any questions, simply email us.