LICHFIELD CITY CYCLING CLUB

LICHFIELD CITY CYCLING CLUB

LICHFIELD CITY CYCLING CLUB

LICHFIELD CITY CYCLING CLUB

LICHFIELD CITY CYCLING CLUB

News

May Updates

Well we were well and truly blessed with such a dry April, isn’t it great when you don’t need to clean your bike after every ride?  The mudguards are now well and truly deactivated but I haven’t been brave enough to put the bib tights away just yet.  Let’s...

Tuesday Youth Coaching

Commencing Tuesday 4th May these will run fortnightly starting at 6.30pm until approx 8pm. Primarily aimed at Youth A and B riders, experienced 2nd year Youth C will be welcome subject to appraisal. Aimed at developing on & off bike skills along with physical...

Results – ZipVit / Lichfield Youth Races 24-4-2021

Thank you to coming for our first morning of youth races for 18 months. Thank you also to the Lichfield members and the Commissaires who gave up their Saturday morning to ensure the event ran smoothly. Our next races are on May 22, which is also a round of the WM...

About

Lichfield City Cycling Club is a Go Ride accredited cycling club that embraces all cycling disciplines.

The club is active in bike racing and has an excellent record in success in Road, Cyclo-Cross, Mountain Bike and on the Track. Members of the club have won World Titles and have represented GB at various ages and levels.

The club has actively developed youth racing and has a number of highly skilled coaches dedicated to supporting children and youths from the age of U8 to U16 racing.

The club is very proud of its association with our sponsor – Zipvit. The club kit is great quality and very popular and is available to members at discounted prices.

As well as a proven pedigree in racing the club actively encourages the social riders and has recently introduced rides and coaching aimed at ladies participation. The social Saturday Café ride attracts many riders and usually runs three groups aimed at different levels of ability / speed. All new comers are made very welcome by existing members.

The club committee meet once a month to discuss all current and development aspects of the racing, social and welfare of club. The committee are always keen to hear members views and to gain help and support where required, particularly at race events at Curborough Sprint Course or West Midlands Cyclocross events.

Membership

LCCC welcomes all ages to join our club.

We have three types of membership – Adult, Youth and Family. The latter includes two parents and all children in the family under 18.

Fees:

  • Individual £15
  • Family £25

Second Claim is the same as the equivalent First Claim Fee. There is also a BC Administration fee of £1.

To join please click on the link LCCC Membership (via British Cycling Portal)

The membership lasts from 1st January to 31st December; those registering early for the following year (after October 1st) will have membership running to the end of the following year.

For all under 16’s wishing to participate in club activities and coaching sessions a Parental Consent Form will be required to be completed. RiderInfoCoachingConsent-040914

 

Races

We are planning a nearly normal series of Saturday morning Youth Races this year in the hope that Covid restrictions will allow them to go ahead. They are on

24 Apr 21    Results – https://www.lichfieldccc.org.uk/?p=16839

22 May 21

19 Jun 21

3 Jul 21

There will be additional restrictions from Covid, certainly for the first one, which is definitely PRE ENTRY only. If restrictions allow some of the later events may have entry on the day. Entries for all these events open on April 1st.

The first event must have as few people on site as possible – so no non-riding children and only one parent in each vehicle. Nobody at all inside the track fence. Masks to be worn when not racing. Information in https://www.lichfieldccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Lichfield-CCC-Youth-Races-24-April-2021.docx and programme  https://www.lichfieldccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/April-24-prog.pdf

 

We will run three adult Friday evening races this year as we have done before.  The plan is for a ladies race at 18.30 and a Cat3/4 race at 19.15. Dates will be :

28 May

11 June

25 June

 

Club Rides

mCovid has affected many of our rides – see News for more details

Saturday – Café Ride 9.00 am From Lichfield Rugby Club
Wednesday – Chain Gang  – Sittles / Arbortetum roundabout. 18.30 start
Friday – Curborough Open Track Session 6.30pm. Dates sent out to members by e-mail each month

Coaching

Lichfield CCC offer a variety of coached sessions run by British Cycling accredited club coaches.

Most coached sessions take part at the Curborough Sprint Circuit (WS13 8EJ) which is a safe closed car race track at 1.4km long and fully visible from the start finish line so fantastic for spectating.

 No specific bike or equipment is needed to start with, all are welcome to give cycling a try whether you have a race bike or mountain bike, bring it along and see what we have to offer.

 Youth Coaching Objectives

  • To develop children with core bike skills with an emphasis on learning to train and enjoyment. 
  • Encouraging riders to be confident enough to race.
  • Developing social and personal skills between peer groups and adult coaching staff which can be used in broader life situations.

Please contact the clubs coach co-ordinator Richard Barnes at coaching@lichfieldccc.org.uk for more information regarding the coached sessions below if required:

 Children – Curborough

For current 2021 sessions – see News item

Tuesdays – 18:30-20:00 – Junior coaching (Approx 11-16 year olds) 5 May -September, every week.

Thursdays – 18:30-20:00 – Youth coaching (Approx 6-12 year olds) 4th April-September, every week.

 Tuesdays sessions although not age specific, a good standard of cycling “skill” (not speed) is expected where a generally more experienced group can develop. See news item 29 April

Thursday sessions are split into different ability groups with the younger riders session between 18:30-19:30 and the older riders continuing for an additional 30 minutes.

 Adults – Curborough

Fridays – 18:30-20:00 – Adult coaching LCCC race group – April-September, once per month (dates TBC)

Wednesdays – 18:30-20:00 – Ladies coaching – Summertime (dates TBC)

 Cyclocross – Youth & Adult

Thursdays – Winter cyclocross coaching – Lichfield Rugby Club – October-January, starting 17th September 2019. Commences 18.30. Mainly a skills session with a shoirt race at the conclusion each week.

Tuesday (Spring Summer) – Youth Curborough
Wednesday (Spring / Summer) – Ladies Curbourgh
Thursday (Spring / Summer) – Youth Curborough
Thursday (Winter) Cyclocross – Youth / Adult Rugby Club

Kit

The club has a new range of Zipvit / LCCC Club Kit made by UK Company Pro-Vision. It is available through a LCCC Shop Portal. The Portal will open and close a few times a year but there is a minimum order for each opening. See news updates for the details. Note that kit ordered in this way will be delivered to your home, but there is a £6.99 delivery charge for orders under £100        Contact Phil Rhead for details. – phil_rhead@hotmail.com

 

https://portal.provisionclothing.com/

Login – Lichfield CCC

Password – 7504

We have a large range of the original ZipVit kit still available at special offer prices in both youth and adult sizes, including some very special offers on the original white / blue skin suits at £25 – unbelievable value. 

The ordering form for existing kit can be downloaded here and should be sent to Neil Lawford for Adults – money@lichfieldccc.org.uk and for Childrens Kit to brad.steve@btinternet.com.

Neil Lawford holds the adult stock [sizes XXS to XXL] and Steve Bradley holds the children’s sizes [II to V]. If you want to try on kit to check for size e-mail Neil or Steve and we can arrange a mutually convenient time.

Sizing guide on existing kit is here.

Race Crash Damage – from 9 May 2016 (date of committee meeting) any Lichfield rider that has a crash in a race and writes of an item of kit less than 6 months old as a result will be able to replace it (subject to stock availability) at half price. The crash damage only applies to the ‘old’ kit and not to that supplied by Provision.

Contact

Club Committee Members:

  • Chair – Vicky Webb    vwebb4@icloud.com
  • Neil Lawford – Treasurer money@lichfieldccc.org.uk
  • Olivia Cooper – Membership Secretary and Welfare Officer
  •        – Minutes Secretary / Social Member 
  • Richard Barnes – Coaching Co-Ordinator coaching@lichfieldccc.org.uk
  • Steve Bradley – Coaching brad.steve@btinternet.com
  • Rich Lee – Coaching
  • Paul Timmis – Communications ptimmis26@gmail.com
  • Ade Hatton – Social Member Adrian.hatton@yahoo.com
  • Phil Rhead –  Kit & Social Member philip_rhead@hotmail.com
  • Clare Rhead – Ladies Rep clare.rhead@gmail.com
  • Andrew Dumbill – Deputy Race Organiser Andrew.dumbill@hotmail.co.uk
  • John Allen – Social Member john_j_allen@hotmail.com
  • Clare Rhead – Social Member clare.rhead@gmail.com
  • Martyn Vickers – Social Member martynvickers@hotmail.com

 

Club Information:

Initial contact to the club committee should be made via money@lichfieldccc.org.uk

Olivia Cooper is Lichfield CCC Club Welfare Officers.

It is important that if any person – adult or child – has any concerns about the behaviour of any of the club’s members or officials they are able to speak in confidence to the Club Welfare officer who has received training specifically for this role.

Olivia can be contacted: e-mail contact@lichfieldccc.org.uk or Mobile 07812 989933

If you do have any problems you feel may need resolving please use the link  for further reading SG 1.6 Advice and support for junior cyclists  Please contact Olivia who will help you with any issues or concerns you may have.

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