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10 June 2021READY RIDERS - NEW TERM STARTS AT BELMONT SCHOOL
A new term starts today for READY RIDERS at Belmont School Warden Hill, Cheltenham 5.30-6.30pm.
READY RIDERS is an ideal session if your child has recently learnt to ride and wants to build their confidence and skills.
The session is all about fun on bikes and games are designed to build a riders skill base and awareness of riders around them. This is an ideal starting point for children moving on to Cyclecraft sessions.
Suitable for young children 3-7 years of age, they. do need to be able to ride unaided.
Prepayment only and a consent form need to be completed in advance that can be found in the website library.
08 June 2021Taster session at EDF Energy
Tuesday 8th June is our first evening at our new coaching location of EDF Energy. This will be a free taster session for all new riders. This is what is happening:
The Police are joining us to provide free bicycle coding.
Cyclecraft: Cycle coaching for riders looking to ride on the road safely.
Ready Riders: For young children wanting to improve their cycling skills whilst having fun.
Rookie Racers: For kids that like to ride fast and are interested in racing.
Race Club: For kids that are actively racing
30 May 2021NEW COACHING VENUE FOR TUESDAY NIGHT
We are pleased to announce that EDF Energy at Barnwood have given permission for us to use their overflow car park at Barnwood on a Tuesday evening.
This is going to provide a much bigger and safer location for us to provide safe coaching both for the Ready Riders and the Race Club.
The site is protected by security staff and is well maintained so ther will be bo no need for us to maintain as we've previously had to at Tesco.
Our first coaching session is on Tuesday the 8th June 6-7pm
We hope to see you there!
08 May 2021First club ride a success!
Cycle Stars hosted their first club ride on the st May. Despite the threat of rain it remained sunny.
13 riders joined us for a 17km cycle ride, with a short break at Staverton.
Next ride is on the 15th May covering a distance of 22km
Starting at the leisure centre on Tonmmy Taylors Lane in Cheltenham at 3pm.
Ride costs £3 and you are supported by two experineced instructors who can assist with any mechanical breakdowns.
If you are interested in joining us email: http://email@example.com
16 April 2021Time Trial - The Race of Truth
Know and the Race of Truth because drafting isn't allowed, it's just you against the clock.
This is an ideal event as an introduction to cycle racing, because you don't have to be intimidated by more experienced riders. You chieve a time which becomes your personal best, with coaching you can improve this time and get a judgement of your fitness, which you can then compare with other riders and see if you are ready to compete head to head in a closed circuit event.
The image is of our friends Sullis Scorpions at Odd Down nr Bath, particitpating in an assisted time trial start. Sullis Scorpions have invited Cycle Stars to compete on the 8th May.
There are three distances:
* 3 laps - 4.5 km 9.00 hrs
* 5 laps - 7.5 km 10.00 hrs
* 10 laps - 15km 11.00 hrs
If you are interested in participating let us know now, email: http://firstname.lastname@example.org
14 April 2021CLUB RIDES STARTING SOON
Cycle Stars are introducing regular Saturday club rides for both youth riders, parents and guardians.
Rides will be starting at Cheltenham Leisure Centre (Tommy Taylors Lane) at 3pm £3 per rider.
The distance is 15/20k with a stop. There will be two experenced coaches leading and that can assist with mechanical breakdowns. Youth riders must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
Too partipate, youth riders must be in at least year 5 at school and has completed either their Bikeability L2 or the CS 3rd Star Award. Coaching for these awards are available on a 1to1 or up to groups of three. For more info email email@example.com
08 April 2021Cyclocross returns to Bishops Cleeve
Cyclocross Returns to Bishops Cleeve
Yes we know it's not the Cyclocross season, but it appears that kids just want to ride in the mud!
Receiving a high interest in Cyclocross, Cycle Stars has made the decision to host CX on a Wednesday evening 5-6pm in replacement to the after school club we usually do. This event will start on Wednesday 21st 5pm-6pm and is open to everyone.
This will be a 6 week term and all riders must be registered to join us.
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org
01 April 2021Easter Special at Odd Down
After 12 months with no racing due to Coronavirus riders were keen to get racing again.
Cycle Stars had riders competing in the U8s, U12, U14 and we also had Coach Jim and Dad Ben in the cat 4 race with Ben finishing second and Jim finishing 8.
Many of our riders were racing for the first time with the exception of young Ted, who won the U8s
Everyone rode strongly and remembered their coaching lessons by drafting in the windy conditions. Everyone finished with enthusiasm and sprinted to the line. They now can build on their experience and all look forward to racing again soon.
30 March 2021SUCCESSFUL TASTER SESSION AT TESCOS
Over 40 riders turned up to our first tater session at Tesco's Gloucester
We had expected a good turnout for our firts taster session at our new location, but it took us by surprize to see so many keen riders. Lucky we had 5 coaches on hand and was able to split them into safe coaching numbers. On offer was a skills session for the younger riders, Rookie Racers for those riders aspiring to race and our normal Race Club which were having a pre race special in readiness for competing in the Easter Special at Odd Down.
Since the event we've had some great feedback and many of the riders are booking to join us again.
27 March 2021Coaching resumes after lockdown
Cycle Stars are excited to be returning to coaching following lockdown
Tuesday 30th March - new location at Tesco's overflow car park, St Oswolds, Gloucester 6-7pm
Thursday 1st April - Belmont School Cheltenham
We are pleased to announce that Cycle Stars are coming to Gloucester and thanks to Tesco's we have a fabulous venue. As you can see from the pictures it took some cleaning up beacuse the car park hasn't been used for sometime, however with the help of coaches and parents we now have a fabulous training area.
The club plan on utilising the site for Race Club having recently been advised bu Cheltenham Racecourse that they no longer can accomodate us.
Tuesday 30th is a taster session and there will also be a skills development session taking place in the centre of the track.