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The club AGM will be held on Wednesday 27th September at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, Stokesley. Meet from about 19:30 for a 19:45 start. The meeting finishes about 21:00, after which it’s customary to adjourn to the pub. All are welcome.
If anyone has any items they feel need to be put to the AGM then please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th September for inclusion on the agenda. Limited time may also be available for items from the floor on the night.
As always the club will be looking for volunteers in a number of roles, not least organisational (open TTs etc.), so if you’d like to get along and get involved, or if you have any ideas you’d like to put forward, then we’d love to see you.
Dear all at Cleveland Wheelers,
My name is Dr Alister McCormick. I am a researcher at Plymouth Marjon University. I am contacting you about a piece of research that we are conducting into the mental aspects of road cycling, triathlon, and running.
We intend to use the findings to benefit road cyclists, such as members of Cleveland Wheelers. The main aim of our research is to help people to find and use guidance on mental aspects of training (e.g., setting goals, getting motivated), preparing (e.g., getting “in the zone”, dealing with nerves), and performing in events (e.g., pushing through exertion and pain, coping with problems), so that they perform better and have a more satisfying experience.
To help with the research, we are looking for people (age 18 and older) who participate either competitively or non-competitively in road cycling events (time trials, road races, or sportives), triathlons, or running events (5km and further, e.g., Parkruns, 10km runs, half-marathons) to complete a one-off, short survey.
If you could share this message with members of Cleveland Wheelers (and other relevant contacts that you have), then it would be much appreciated. Help from road cyclists, triathletes, and runners is very important for the research, and will be used to help people to find and use guidance on mental parts of training, preparing, and performing.
I would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Thank you for your time.
To complete the survey, the URL is:
The CWCC/BC Go-Ride race night for youths is cancelled tonight because of a flooded track. Please pass this news around anyone that you know who might attend.
The Cleveland Wheelers/British Cycling “Summertime Challenge” is a series of 4 events taking place over the next couple of months (see calendar for details).
The events consist of a series of age-related races, with skills courses and cycling games taking place on another part of the circuit to keep the children entertained while they wait for their race event. Medals are awarded for the 1 – 2 – 3 in each race category and every competitor goes away with a prize.
Last night was the first round and proved to be very successful with more than 40 children taking part, and with some competitive racing in almost every age group.
The winner in the under 8s was Ewan Whiting (SWCC), 2nd was William Rowan (SWCC) and 3rd was Matthew Best (Manilla).
The winner in the U10 was Joshua Hewitt (SWCC), 2nd was Daniel Thompson (CWCC) and 3rd was Aiden Colmer (CWCC)
The winner in the U12 was Isabelle Mayes (CWCC), 2nd Stacey Williams (CWCC) and 3rd Holly Sanderson (CWCC)
The winner in the U14 was Holly Dixon (CWCC), 2nd Finlay Davies (CWCC) and 3rd Felix Buckley (SWCC)
Finally, the winner in the U16 was Stephen Bailes (CWCC) followed by Niamh Stinton (CWCC)
Many thanks to all those children who turned out and made it a great event, and thanks to all those who gave of their time to help organise and run the event.
See you all again on the 10th July.
Many people are very familiar with League 2000 but equally there will be a lot who don’t know what it’s all about, so this is by way of explanation and also a photo journal of a typical night at L2K.
Basically, it’s a kind of stage race held at Prissick over the space of a few hours covering 12 Monday evenings from April to August (roughly, but not exactly, every 2 weeks).
There’s a skills course, a time trial and finally a handicapped road race (your handicap being based on your TT time), with points awarded for each stage to give an overall score on the night. These scores are added up week by week over summer to give an overall league table. Naturally, being open to children aged 4 to 16+, the league is split into age categories.
League 2000 has been running for over 20 years now, bringing pleasure to up to 100 children per session and being the launch pad for many of the region’s cyclists. It would not exist without the dedication of its full-time organisers and their on-the-night helpers and marshals who are drawn mainly from Cleveland Wheelers and the parents of the children taking part, all on a volunteer basis.
Hopefully this post this will encourage those who have children who they feel would benefit from and enjoy the activity to bring them along, and equally to encourage those who can spare a Monday night now and then come along and volunteer.
The photo-journal continues below: