In 2016, British Cycling Yorkshire will support teams for each of the three inter-regional championships, Road, Track and Mountain Bike (The Road 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 Road Championships
This year Loughborogh will host The UK School Games between 2nd and 4th September (the team will travel to the event on Thursday 1st). 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 road, in the past the competition has included a road race, team time trial and knock-out sprint competition. The team will be made up of four boys and four girls from either Youth A or Youth B categories.
The Inter-regional Track Championships
The inter-regional Track Championships will take place at The Newport Velodrome in South Wales between 24th-25th September. The team will be made up of four boys and four girls from either Youth A or Youth B categories. The event will be contested over championship events including, Scratch, Points, Pursuit, Madison, Team Sprint and Team Pursuit.
The Inter-regional Mountain Bike Championships
The venue is still to be confirmed. The dates are 30th to 31st July. 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:
• Performances in specific race series/competitions specified on next page.
• Personal behaviour and discipline.
• Application, ability and attitude displayed at Regional Schools of Racing and other training events promoted by the region.
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 to aid selection.
Inter-regional Track Championships (UK School Games):
• York Friday Evening Track League
Inter-regional Road Championships:
Inter-regional Mountain Bike Championships: