South Youth team announcement

Please see below information from BC South regarding 2017 inter regional racing

SOUTH YOUTH TEAM – ANNOUNCEMENT

Following on from the very successful Inter-Regional Championships this year, the South Youth Work Group want to increase the opportunity for all Youth A and B riders (born between 2001 and 2004) in road, track and MTB disciplines to make the most of training events (known as “South Days”) – these proved very popular this year and it is the intention to keep with this format in 2017 with a published programme.

Although no dates have yet to be released a list of the registered events for selecting riders for the UK School Games and the Inter-Regional Championships will also be published very shortly. The main factor for selection will be National Series points, but in addition national and regional specific events will be taken into consideration, together with performances in races when competing against other South Region riders. As before, all teams for each of the three disciplines will consist of up to 4 boys & 4 girls, with each event having one boy and girl nominated as a non-travelling reserve.

Additionally, the Region has been given the opportunity to enter two teams of 4 (Boys Youth A and Girls Youth A&B) to compete in the Scottish Cycling Youth Tour of Scotland (7-10 April).  https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/147744/Scottish-Cycling-Youth-Tour-of-Scotland-2017

The event is by invitation only and is a fantastic opportunity to experience team racing in a stage race with convoy support on closed roads in and around Perthshire. Individual costs are: entry fee per rider (which includes full board accommodation and all meals at Strathallan School) £219; and an additional fee of £180 for each Team Manager or accompanying parent. As this does not form any part of the Inter-Regional Championships there is limited scope to what degree the Region can contribute financially, but the Youth Work Group will be asking the Regional Board to consider some form of contribution toward transport and fuel costs. Anyone wishing to be considered for selection for either of the teams and whose parents are happy to cover the entry fee cost should forward their name and date of birth (by 29th January) to: SouthYouthTeam@outlook.com

Inter-Regional Youth Championships

For planning purposes provisional dates for each of the Inter-Regional Youth Championships have now been released.

MTB Cross Country (XC): 25 – 27 August (competition starts 26 August) at Newnham Park, Plymouth, Devon.

Road (UK School Games): 30 Aug – 03 September (competition starts 01 September) at Loughborough University, Leicester.

BMX: 09 – 10 September at National Cycling Centre, Manchester.

Track: 22 – 24 September (competition starts 23 September) at Newport Velodrome, Wales.

The dates have been selected to give sufficient time to select riders through National & Regional events, along with National Championships, and to de-conflict with GCSEs. The South Youth Work Group will release selection criteria and observed events shortly and for those volunteers wishing to be considered for either Team Manager or Team Coach for a specific discipline, please send your applications to: SouthYouthTeam@outlook.com by Wednesday 01 February 2017.

Please Note: when selected, the Road Team Manager for the UK School Games will be required to attend an Orientation Day on 17 July 2017 at Loughborough University.

The Inter-Regional Championships are open to all Youth A riders (boys & girls with a birth year 2001 / 2002) and to Youth B riders (boys & girls with a birth year 2003 / 2004) – anyone wishing to be considered for selection should send applications to: SouthYouthTeam@outlook.com All submissions are to include: Current club; Date of Birth and for which discipline(s) (BMX, MTB, Road or Track) you wish to register for selection.

 

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