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We hope you are all coping during this challenging time. In order to help our members and keep us connected until we are back at club, East Bradford have been posting a series of skills challenges on Facebook for riders to practice during this time. There is something for everyone, including learn to ride skills from British Cycling as well as our own skills challenges.Check out our website here: East Bradford Skills Challenges

In addition Mandy has been running roller/turbo training for EBCC members on the Video platform Zoom on a Monday night.
To access these sessions, you need a meeting ID each week and a password. These are posted on our Zoom Facebook site in advance – if you don’t use Facebook, you can ring Mandy on 07917 860292 for the information you need and for advice on how to set it up.

Zoom allows all the riders to see each other as it is basically as if you are all in the same room allowing riders to interact as necessary etc.See the attached picture.

In advance , you need to either download Zoom to your tablet, Laptop or phone or open Zoom through your current browser. It will then ask you to verify your email which takes time.The will need a camera and microphone in order for Mandy to see you and you to speak if you wish. It can still be used without though.

The Zoom Facebook group is found here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/621133192067770/ It is a closed group so no one but members can see the content.

There is also a large number of Zwift session available and all the details are on the Event section of the British Cycling Zwift Facebook Group here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1293234924399830

Keep yourself well during this time and keep any eye out fro our regular updates on the website and Facebook groups.

Keep an eye out in our posts section to the right hand side for our virtual Zoom sessions every week.

East Bradford Team

***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – CORONA VIRUS UPDATE***

Following British Cycling Advice, East Bradford Cycling Club is cancelling all training sessions, indoor or outdoor, including club runs, with immediate effect until the 30th June 2020l when we will review it again. That includes the roller session on Thursday and Appleton on Saturday.

We would strongly encourage all levels of the cycling community to join with British Cycling and the rest of the country in doing all we can to halt the spread of the virus in the midst of what is an unprecedented situation, however we recognise that this news will be disappointing, and potentially worrying, for some.

British Cycling chief executive Julie Harrington said: “This was not a decision taken lightly and it is one we have taken in close cooperation with our colleagues at Scottish Cycling and Welsh Cycling.

“We fully understand and appreciate the financial, social and community impact that this suspension could have, and we are working now to ensure that cycling is in the best possible health once the suspension can be lifted.

“As I’m sure everyone can appreciate, these are truly unprecedented circumstances, and while we will be doing all we can to retain a sense of normality and continuity, it may take some time to return to full capacity as an organisation and as a sport once this situation has been resolved.

“We will continue to update our members with more information, and will be doing everything within our power to support those who have contributed to the rich cycling culture that this country boasts.”

For the latest position from Scottish Cycling, please click here. For the latest position from Welsh Cycling, please click here.

What does this mean for…:

Event organisers:

– Those organisers whose events were due to take place before April 30 will have their events manually cancelled by British Cycling via the Event Management System. Further information will be made available in due course – British Cycling will work alongside these event organisers on the refund process for entered riders – British Cycling will work alongside organisers to identify a way to progress the race calendar once Government advice permits racing to recommence – Those organisers whose events are due to take place after April 30 are advised that British Cycling will issue further advice as and when Government guidance progresses. We appreciate that organisers will be making their own contingency plans, and may need to cancel events post-April 30 to provide certainty

Clubs:

– Any British Cycling-sanctioned activity (eg competitive event) which a club was planning to run prior to April 30 cannot now go ahead – We would urge clubs to ensure that any level of organised activity they undertake is in line with Government advice. Please see links below for further guidance. We will be in communication with the relevant authorities to seek additional advice on your behalf

Ride Leaders/Breeze Champions

– Any British Cycling-sanctioned ride which was due to take place prior to April 30 cannot now go ahead, and will be cancelled by British Cycling – We would urge Ride Leaders/Breeze Champions to ensure that any level of organised activity they choose to undertake away from British Cycling-sanctioned rides is in line with Government advice. Please see links below for further guidance. We will be in communication with the relevant authorities to seek additional advice on your behalf

Participants:

– Any participant who had paid to enter an event before April 30 will be issued with a refund in due course. We are working alongside event organisers to ensure that this process is as efficient as possible – Our guidance to professional riders and those on the World Class Programme is that they can continue to train, including group activity

Education courses:

– Any course scheduled to take place prior to April 30 will not now go ahead. British Cycling will arrange refunds where applicable in due course and will look to reschedule once Government advice permits activity to recommence

UCI BMX Supercross World Cup ticket buyers:

– Those who had purchased tickets for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Manchester over the weekend of April 18 and 19 will be issued with a full refund in due course. We are working alongside Ticketmaster to ensure that this process is as efficient as possible

Keeping active remains important and so long as you follow the relevant guidance with regards to social distancing and hygiene, you can still go out on your bike. We will continue to follow and assess Government advice, and you can do the same via the following links:

UK Government

Scottish Government

Welsh Government

NHS England

NHS Inform

Public Health Wales

New Club Venue from Saturday 19th October

The club is moving venues for 12-18 Following British Cycling Advice, East Bradford Cycling Club is cancelling all training sessions, indoor or outdoor, with immediate effect until the 30th April when we will review it again. That includes the roller session on Thursday and Appleton on Saturday.

See below for the official BC Guidelines:

 

British Cycling’s official announcement re the Covid 19 virus and Government advice.

 

Based on the Government’s latest advice and guidance on the developing situation around Coronavirus/COVID19, British Cycling has suspended all of its sanctioned, cycling activities, initially until April 30.

 

This includes (but is not limited to):

 

– Competitive events at all levels – Non-competitive, registered events (eg sportives, reliability trials) – Recreational rides (throughout our suite of programmes including HSBC UK Breeze, HSBC UK Guided Rides, HSBC UK Ride Social, Let’s Ride Pop-up) – All educational courses or activities (eg coaching courses, Ride Leader courses, commissaire courses)

 

The decision has been taken based on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s caution against unnecessary travel and contact with others, to take the necessary steps to protect the health and wellbeing of riders, officials, volunteers and spectators, and alleviate the risk of an additional burden on the emergency services at what is a hugely testing time.

 

We would strongly encourage all levels of the cycling community to join with British Cycling and the rest of the country in doing all we can to halt the spread of the virus in the midst of what is an unprecedented situation, however we recognise that this news will be disappointing, and potentially worrying, for some.

 

British Cycling chief executive Julie Harrington said: “This was not a decision taken lightly and it is one we have taken in close cooperation with our colleagues at Scottish Cycling and Welsh Cycling.

 

“We fully understand and appreciate the financial, social and community impact that this suspension could have, and we are working now to ensure that cycling is in the best possible health once the suspension can be lifted.

 

“As I’m sure everyone can appreciate, these are truly unprecedented circumstances, and while we will be doing all we can to retain a sense of normality and continuity, it may take some time to return to full capacity as an organisation and as a sport once this situation has been resolved.

 

“We will continue to update our members with more information, and will be doing everything within our power to support those who have contributed to the rich cycling culture that this country boasts.”

 

For the latest position from Scottish Cycling, please click here. For the latest position from Welsh Cycling, please click here.

 

What does this mean for…:

 

Event organisers:

 

– Those organisers whose events were due to take place before April 30 will have their events manually cancelled by British Cycling via the Event Management System. Further information will be made available in due course – British Cycling will work alongside these event organisers on the refund process for entered riders – British Cycling will work alongside organisers to identify a way to progress the race calendar once Government advice permits racing to recommence – Those organisers whose events are due to take place after April 30 are advised that British Cycling will issue further advice as and when Government guidance progresses. We appreciate that organisers will be making their own contingency plans, and may need to cancel events post-April 30 to provide certainty

 

Clubs:

 

– Any British Cycling-sanctioned activity (eg competitive event) which a club was planning to run prior to April 30 cannot now go ahead – We would urge clubs to ensure that any level of organised activity they undertake is in line with Government advice. Please see links below for further guidance. We will be in communication with the relevant authorities to seek additional advice on your behalf

 

Ride Leaders/Breeze Champions

 

– Any British Cycling-sanctioned ride which was due to take place prior to April 30 cannot now go ahead, and will be cancelled by British Cycling – We would urge Ride Leaders/Breeze Champions to ensure that any level of organised activity they choose to undertake away from British Cycling-sanctioned rides is in line with Government advice. Please see links below for further guidance. We will be in communication with the relevant authorities to seek additional advice on your behalf

 

Participants:

 

– Any participant who had paid to enter an event before April 30 will be issued with a refund in due course. We are working alongside event organisers to ensure that this process is as efficient as possible – Our guidance to professional riders and those on the World Class Programme is that they can continue to train, including group activity

 

Education courses:

 

– Any course scheduled to take place prior to April 30 will not now go ahead. British Cycling will arrange refunds where applicable in due course and will look to reschedule once Government advice permits activity to recommence

 

UCI BMX Supercross World Cup ticket buyers:

 

– Those who had purchased tickets for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event in Manchester over the weekend of April 18 and 19 will be issued with a full refund in due course. We are working alongside Ticketmaster to ensure that this process is as efficient as possible

 

Keeping active remains important and so long as you follow the relevant guidance with regards to social distancing and hygiene, you can still go out on your bike. We will continue to follow and assess Government advice, and you can do the same via the following links:

 

UK Government

 

Scottish Government

 

Welsh Government

 

NHS England

 

NHS Inform

 

Public Health Wales

Please see below for our club sessions once we are able to resume:

The club will be at a new venue for 12 months whilst an amazing new road and off road facility is being built as the

General Club will be held at Appleton Academy 10.30-12.30 every Saturday morning. We will continue to offer off road skills with the added benefit of the use of a 1 km mountain bike circuit, a bigger pump track, a grassed area and various flat paved areas.

We will also continue with tuck shop each week.

The new address is Appleton Academy, Woodside Rd, Wyke, Bradford BD12 8AL and is situated 2.7miles away on the A641 towards Huddersfield.

As there is no road circuit at the school, the road training will be moving to Hammerstones Cycle Circuit and we will see how it goes. Hammerstones Rd, Elland HX5 0QP. These sessions are going to be at different times due to other users of the circuit.

Date Venue Time Notes
02/11/2019 Hammerstones 9-11am
09/11/2019 Hammerstones 13.30-15.00 with KCA TBC
16/11/2019 Hammerstones 10.30-12.30
23/11/2019 Hammerstones 13.30-15.00 with KCA TBC
30/11/2019 No session All at Appleton
07/11/2019 Hammerstones 9-11am
14/12/2019 Hammerstones 13.30-15.00 With KCA
21/12/2019 No Session Christmas Break
28/12/2019 No Session Christmas Break

 

Due to increased costs of the new venues, our session prices with increase to £4 per week with siblings paying £3

 

Due to lack of storage at Appleton, there will be no bike hire for the MTB sessions but bikes may be available at the road sessions.

Check out our members launching teams for the Worlds

Former British Cycling Club of the Year and Highly Commended on the Bradford Sports Awards of 2018.

Bradford Sports Awards 2018

East Bradford Cycling Club – About

Trophy Winner at Our Annual awards

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National Champion Euan Cameron

Tour De Yorkshire – EBCC led out the Peleton

East Bradford Cycling Club is over 100 years old but is certainly not stuck in the dark ages. Set up initially with time trials as it’s main interest, it has now developed through the kids section into a vibrant and up to date club, with particular emphasis on developing young cyclists from riding without stabilisers to competing in national competitions.


Membership

The Adults section of EBCC continues to attract new members, especially parents of the kids club, but all are welcome. We run a series of 10 Time Trials in early sum

mer, two club championship events (1 is a handicap event) in April and September and a Hill Climb in October each year.

As a member of EBCC you can ride open time trial events run by other clubs (see the CTT website for details). Members also arrange rides between themselves.
Our members also race in various disciplines including cyclo cross and mountain bike.

Youth development:

It started with the Kids Saturday Bike Club set up by Mike Healey, who is still one of the key members and

Mountain biking day out.

coaches. Now joined by several British Cycling coaches, the club offers a variety of training sessions for all disciplines form road, to MTB to track to cyclocross, turbo, rollers and beyond. Our riders range from those who want to have fun on a bike to those who want to race, some of our youth riders have represented the club nationally and even internationally as well as representing Yorkshire at Inter Regional Events.

The main sessions are at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford, partly on our all weather pitches for skills and also on our custom built traffic free 1 km road circuit. Ages of our youth section range from approx three to sixteen.

Cyclo-Cross Winner

Winter Roller/Turbo training for Adults and Youths

Running most Saturday mornings all year round from 10:30am to 12:30 if good    weather and  under the overhang in bad weather, we can offer something for all.

In addition there are training sessions on an evening for road, mtb and cyclo cross throughout the year. The Club also organises weekly Sunday club runs  alternating with a family ride  and a faster ride for older adults and youths. These are mainly road but we also run occasional mtb rides. In Winter we offer weekly roller/turbo training in winter. There are occasional family rides for the very young ones on traffic free routes and twice yearly youth hostel trips.

The road training has seen a huge increase in interest and we regularly train 25 plus kids in all road skills from Bikeability to race skills with similar numbers on the pitches. Often with guests from other clubs who are welcome to join in.

Details of what we offer are in the relevant pages on our site – see the header above.

For more info contact Mandy parker on : mandyparker2@ntlworld.com or Mike Healey on: mike@atbman.freeserve.co.uk

Come and visit us, you will be made very welcome.

Further Information:

Anti-Bullying Policy

Bullying is one form of personal harassment. It is the abuse of power or position to persistently criticise or humiliate and undermine an individual’s confidence. Bullying is covered in British Cycling’s Equality Policy BC Handbook 2016 and disciplinary action may be taken against any member or volunteer who contravenes the Equality Policy.

Code of Conduct for Coaches:

RIGHTS– Coaches must respect and champion the rights of every individual who participates in sport.

RELATIONSHIPS – Coaches must maintain a professional attitude with athletes and others based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect.

RESPONSIBILITIES:PERSONAL STANDARDS -Coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times.

STANDARDS – To maximise the benefits and minimise the risk to athletes, coaches must attain a high level of competence by attaining qualifications and through commitment to ongoing training that ensures safe and correct practice.

This club adopts the British Cycling Safeguarding Policy

Code of conduct for parents/carers

 Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
 Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
 Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
 Never force your child to take part in sport.
 Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all.
 Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
 Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
 Support your child’ involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
 Use correct and proper language at all times.
 Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.

Euan in his National CX Championship Jersey with Saturday Morning Bike Club

East Bradford Cycling Club is a Clubmark British Cycling Go Ride Club. We provide a programme of activities and Go Ride coaching sessions aimed at young riders up to the age of 18 years. We also have a thriving adult membership.East Bradford Cycling Club is over 100 years old but is certainly not stuck in the dark ages. Set up initially with time trials as its main interest, it has now developed through the kids section into a vibrant and up to date club, with particular emphasis on developing young cyclists from riding without stabilisers to competing in national and international competitions. With several British Cycling qualified coaches, there are training sessions and rides for all ages.

Check us Out on Facebook and on TwitterYOUTH SECTION

The main sessions for young riders are at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford, partly on our all weather pitches for skills and also on our custom built traffic free 820m road circuit. Ages range from approx three to sixteen. Sessions cost £5 for your first visit which includes membership. Then each week thereafter, it is £3.50 for the first child and £2.50 for each sibling. Prices vary for the evening sessions but generally range from £2.50 to £3. Children are welcome on any bike including stabilisers and balance bikes. Please bring your own bike and helmets must be worn at all times during the sessions. There are a limited number of bikes available to borrow on a first come, first served basis.

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Part of our Trix Awards – Bottle Pick Up

The weather can be quite cold at Richard Dunn, especially in Winter so please ensure you have suitable clothing for the weather conditions. Gloves and warm clothing are essential in colder weather.Running most Saturday mornings all year round from 10:30 am to approx 12.30 , we can offer something for all. There are two main options on a Saturday, the Skills Group and the Roadie Group. Anyone can join in the Skills group straight away but in order to take part in the Roadies Group, children must be at least 8 years old  and have passed their Bronze + Skills Test. Once passed, children can move freely from skills to roadies and vice versa. Roadies is not a progressions from skills, just a choice for children to take part in depending on what they enjoy.

Children who are under 8 or have not passed their Bronze + still get a weekly session on the track after break and a monthly Time Trial around the full circuit.

Skills Group

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Wood Week – MTB Skills

We have a rolling programme of activities to keep the children engaged and these range from Skills awards from Bronze to Gold to  Time Trials/Competitions to Wood Skills (Wood skills are where we bring out planks, ramps and cycling see saws etc to develop off road skills). Each week the children all have the opportunity to ride on the cycle circuit.

Roadie Group

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Roadie Skills

Weekly Road racing skills for children who have passed the club’s Bronze Plus Skills test. Run each week on the cycle circuit, these include group riding, sprinting, cornering and bike handling skills.

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Part of the Roadie Group on a Saturday Morning

In addition there are weekly cyclo-cross/mtb training sessions  on an evening with various club runs through the year in MTB, Cyclo-Cross and Road.

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Joe Coaching at the Mandys Mondays Sessions run by Club

In Winter there are weekly road sessions via Mandys Mondays for 11 to 18 year olds  as well as indoor roller/turbo training for all. There are fortnightly social rides to include children (Minimum Age for accompanied children is 10), twice yearly youth hostel trips.  and for the very young ones occasional rides on traffic free routes.

ADULT SECTION

The Adults Section of EBCC continues to attract new members, especially parents of the kids club, but all are welcome. We run a series of 10 Time Trials in early summer, two club championship events (1 is a handicap event) in April and September and a Hill Climb in October each year. As a member of EBCC you can ride open time trial events run by other clubs (see the CTT website for details). We also organise Sunday social rides and Tuesday evening adult rides. Members also arrange rides between themselves. Click HERE for more information

WOMEN ONLY TRAINING AND RIDES

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Thursday Night WWW.Women’s Wheelers and Wobblers Sessions in Summer.

Each summer from May until August the female coaches are delivering weekly coaching sessions on a Thursday evening at Richard Dunn Sports Centre, 6.30 till 8pm, (womens wobblers and wheelers) See Women’s SectionAll ladies, over 12, so young and old, confident or not are welcome to come along for skills, fitness and a social!

COMPETITIONS

We also have a very active competition section with many of our members from children to adults racing road, mountain bike, track and cyclo-cross.We have had an impressive number of podium results across nearly every discipline Check our Disciplines and Events Page for more information.
For more info contact Mandy Parker on : mandyparker2@ntlworld.com or Mike Healey on: ebcccoach@gmail.com

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Lucien Cuming at the Nationals

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Amber Hull – Youth development Rider for MTB and CX

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Joe Parker showing how to get air!

Come and visit us, you will be made very welcome.Further Information:

Anti-Bullying Policy
Bullying is one form of personal harassment. It is the abuse of power or position to persistently criticise or humiliate and undermine an individual’s confidence. Bullying is covered in British Cycling’s Equality Policy BC Handbook 2016 and disciplinary action may be taken against any member or volunteer who contravenes the Equality Policy.

Code of Conduct for Coaches:
RIGHTS– Coaches must respect and champion the rights of every individual who participates in sport.
RELATIONSHIPS – Coaches must develop a relationship with athletes and others based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect.
RESPONSIBILITIES:PERSONAL STANDARDS -Coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times.
STANDARDS – To maximise the benefits and minimise the risk to athletes, coaches must attain a high level of competence by attaining qualifications and through commitment to ongoing training that ensures safe and correct practice.
This club adopts the British Cycling Safeguarding PolicyRichard Dunn Sports Centre Location Map