2014 Yorkshire Youth Cycling Teams
In 2014, British Cycling Yorkshire will support teams for each of the three inter-regional championships, Road, Track and Mountain Bike (The Track championships will form part of the UK School Games). Detailed below are provisional details for the three events as well as the selection criteria, please note that these are not completely finalised and dates/ venues could change.
The UK School Games incorporating The Inter-regional Track Championships
This year Manchester will host The UK School Games between 5th to 7th September. Backed by the Youth Sports Trust and The National Lottery, The School Games is a multi-million pound sporting event; effectively a youth Olympic Games with opening/closing ceremonies etc. Around 2500 athletes will stay together in an athletes village and compete for their regions across 12 Olympic Sports. The Cycling discipline for the event will be track and will be contested over the 9 World Championship events; Sprint, Keirin, Time Trial, Scratch, Points, Pursuit, Madison, Team Sprint and Team Pursuit. The team will be made up of four boys and three girls from either Youth A or Youth B categories.
The Inter-regional Road Championships
The inter-regional Road Championships will provisionally take place at the Redbridge Cycling Centre (Hog Hill) on 26th-28th September or 3rd-5th October. The team will be made up of four boys and four girls from either Youth A or Youth B categories. In the past the competition has included a road race, team time trial and knock-out sprint competition.
The Inter-regional Mountain Bike Championships
The provisional venue is Hadleigh Farm, Essex, which hosted the 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike competitions. The provisional dates are 19th to 21th September. The team will be made up of four boys and four girls. In the past the competition has included dirt crit races, skills competition, cross country as well as uphill mass start races.
The selection of all three teams will be made by The British Cycling Yorkshire Selection Panel. A team manager and coach will be appointed for each event. Overall factors which may affect selection include:
• Personal behaviour and/or discipline.
• Application, ability and attitude displayed at Regional Schools of Racing and other training events promoted by the region (Richard Dunn, Wednesday evening sessions).
• Performances in specific race series/competitions specified on next page.
Although the following race series will form the primary basis for selection we may also use the Yorkshire Winter / Spring training sessions organised by the region at Richard Dunn on Wednesday evenings to aid selection.
The following race series will be used as a basis for selection for each of the three regional teams
(national events will take priority of over regional events):
Inter-regional Track Championships (UK School Games):
• 2014 Youth National Omnium Series
• Manchester Regional Track League
Inter-regional Road Championships:
• 2014 National Youth Circuit Series
• 2014 White Rose Youth League
Inter-regional Mountain Bike Championships:
• 2014 National MTB Cross Country Series
• 2014 Nutcracker MTB Series
• 2014 Yorkshire Cyclocross Summer Series
INTER-REGIONAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS (UK SCHOOL GAMES)
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th September
Team will travel on Thursday 4th
Venue – Manchester
INTER-REGIONAL MTB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday 19th – Sunday 21st September
Team will travel on the morning of Friday 19th
Venue – Hadleigh Farm, Essex
INTER-REGIONAL ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday 26th – Sunday 28th September
Team will travel on Thursday 25th
Venue – Hogg Hill, London