Monday, November 16, 2015

Layering up to keep warm

Dear Parents

As the weather is starting to get colder some of the riders struggled yesterday because they didn't have enough layers on or didn't have gloves or didn't have a waterproof coat on. At the end of the session advised the children on how to dress for the winter. I then thought maybe we ought to tell the parents as well..... ooops.

We advised the children to layer up, this means lots of thinner layers ie base layer, followed by a t-shirt, followed by a thin fleece, followed by cycling shirt and finally a waterproof coat. This is called the onion skin layering, the advantage of this is each layer traps air between them which warms up and insulates and secondly if they get too hot then a layer is easily removed going from 5 to 4 layers rather than removing a big thick jumper and then having no layers. We don't expect you to go out and buy loads of technical clothing any clothing they already have layered up will suffice.
See this link if you want further advice.

Gloves are extremely important and necessarily specialist bike gloves. Your hands are exposed to wind as you are riding and also touching and gripping cold rubber. Lots of the children struggled with cramp /coldness in their hands yesterday.

And finally a waterproof/windproof  outer layer the fine drizzle and wet mist from yesterday easily penetrates clothing and really makes you feel very cold.

Hope this helps

Parents please remember there are tea and coffee making facilities in the kitchen for a small donation

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fantastic effort by all Junior, U12, U10 & U8's at Temple Newsam last Sunday.
You were all amazing, well done!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

As mentioned on Saturday we're organising some cyclocross training sessions which will be held at Moorlands school, the first session will hopefully be Friday 9th October. I'll post full details when finalised.

Don't forget though, Temple Newsam cyclocross race this Sunday, full information on the British cycling website, or ask at club.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Hi Everyone

Reminder that tomorrow is our track session at the Brooksbank circuit in Elland

4.30 - 6pm

Open to all club members so come on Mum's & Dad's bring your bikes too !!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Cyclo Cross training

Just came across this on facebook -Cyclo Cross training at half term in Bradford
Click on the image for further details.
Chris the coach is known to the club and very good

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fantastic summer of grass track, well done to all our club riders & extra congratulations to our U8 champion !

We're very proud of all our riders, who tried their best despite some less than summer like weather! Congratulations to Esben who won gold in the transplant games & Theo who came 4th, fantastic effort