Despite the weather forecast we had a good turnout of riders - thank you for coming. The damp track led to a few rider sliding out in the corners. It is worth thinking about the best line round corners. Generally it is best to go wide into the corner and cut the apex...
Thank you riders for coming tonight, the weather could have been kinder, but it could have been worse. You provided some good racing. Thank you to the Lichfield members and Mike Twleves who volunteered to help tonight - the races would not have happened without you...
Not as many riders as we have had at other days this year but nevertheless some good races. Thank you for supporting today. Thank you to the Lichfield helpers and the Commissaires who ensured that the races ran smoothly. Our last morning of youth races are on...
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.
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.
- 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
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 Results – https://www.lichfieldccc.org.uk/?p=16890
19 Jun 21 Results – https://www.lichfieldccc.org.uk/?p=16930
3 Jul 21 Results – https://www.lichfieldccc.org.uk/?p=17008
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 Results https://www.lichfieldccc.org.uk/?p=16897
11 June Results https://www.lichfieldccc.org.uk/?p=16912
25 June Results https://www.lichfieldccc.org.uk/?p=16994
mCovid has affected many of our rides – see News for more details. All the rides below are for club members only. This enable us to manage them with safety in mind. Potential members may come along but need to make contact first so that we know to expect you.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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. – email@example.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 – firstname.lastname@example.org and for Childrens Kit to email@example.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.
Club Committee Members:
- Chair – Vicky Webb firstname.lastname@example.org
- Neil Lawford – Treasurer email@example.com
- Olivia Cooper – Membership Secretary and Welfare Officer
- – Minutes Secretary / Social Member
- Richard Barnes – Coaching Co-Ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
- Steve Bradley – Coaching email@example.com
- Rich Lee – Coaching
- Paul Timmis – Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ade Hatton – Social Member Adrian.email@example.com
- Phil Rhead – Kit & Social Member firstname.lastname@example.org
- Clare Rhead – Ladies Rep email@example.com
- Andrew Dumbill – Deputy Race Organiser Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Allen – Social Member email@example.com
- Clare Rhead – Social Member firstname.lastname@example.org
- Martyn Vickers – Social Member email@example.com
Initial contact to the club committee should be made via firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.