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Liverpool Century is a cycling club based in The Hub building at Knowsley Sports Centre.

We Meet every Monday night 7pm till 9pm

With instant access to The Track and almost a Century of cycling behind us we are sure we can help you develop into whatever cyclist you want to be, from a quiet Sunday run to competitive racer, we cater for all.

New members can come down to the clubrooms and meet us to get a feel for the club.

All you need to get started is to fill in this form

 

First track chaingang a success

A great start to the track season last night. Some new riders and some old hands. Two groups formed with riders swapping between them as they saw fit. A mix of chaingang, swapping in pairs and half lap changing. It was good to see people working hard then sitting up for a lap to take a breather. Then getting back into the mix, especially the juniors. Joe, Sav and George all put in a graft trying to stay on the wheel of the Colin Hayes train.
I think we will keep this format for the next few weeks at least. We covered 33 miles at an average of 20.6 mph with stops. If you fancy a go come down, we are running road bikes.

Phil

BMX Holiday camp

Hi all,

Just a quick update to let you know I will be running a BMX Holiday camp during the February half term.  If you have any club members that might be interested can you please forward on this email.

Session: Knowsley BMX Half Term Holiday Camp

Info: Riders will have the opportunity to experience BMX racing.

Venue: Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, Longview Drive, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 6EG

Dates:

Day 1: 16th February 2015

Day 2: 17th February 2015

 

Time: Both sessions will run from 10am-12pm 

Age/Ability Levels: 6-16 years, All ability levels

Entry fee: £6 per session or £10 for both sessions.

Booking is via online entry, please see link: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/126120/Knowsley-BMX-Half-Term-Camp

All bikes, helmet and pads will be provided.

If you have any further queries then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks

 

Phil

 

Phil Ball
Go-Ride Coach: Knowsley | British Cycling

British Cycling, National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ

Email: Philball@britishcycling.org.uk    |  +44 0161 274 2000  |    07712324801

Club rides 18/01/2015

Hi All, meet at the Track gates at 9:00 on Sunday if you fancy a steady B Ride out to Ashurst Country Park to support the Century Riders riding in the Cyclo Cross event.(About 15 miles out.)


We should get there about 10:30 .The weather forecast is very cold but not icy overnight from what I can see.(Look out for final Facebook Post on Saturday)

Wrap up very warm and bring /ride in a wind jacket etc if you’ve got one.

We’ll go one from Ashurst to a café stop at Primrose Hill and make a total ride of about 45 miles.

Ashurst is en route to Rufford Marina so we could do a combined ride and if some of the A group/faster B riders(see attachment) want to go on and make a longer ride they can but I think that would be too much for me at the mo’ and maybe some others.

Cheers

Steve Scholfield

Racing group Sunday ride 18/01/2015

I will run a mystery tour of the cheshire lanes, with a bit of faster/tempo riding on a main road to get some speed in peoples legs.

Distance and stops still dependant on the weather but hoping around 80 plus.

Meeting Wingrays at 9

or bridge bus stop 9.30

Phil

MATT, MARK, JOHNNY

Finally we have a full set of signings for the Centurions.

Matthew Brammeier has finally got his contract with MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung a team with a wildcard to the biggest race of the year.

Read all about it here and follow Matt on Twitter here

Johnny McEvoy signed for NFTO you can follow him tweet here

TOB K.O.M. Mark McNally signed for Madison Genisis read about that here and follow Mark on Twitter here

The Club are always so proud of these guys and follow their careers with great interest. We wish them all the best for the coming season and watch them in the biggest races around.

Nutrition Talk – Monday 2nd February @ 8pm – Clubroom

tim lawson

Tim Lawson is probably best known as the founder of the pioneering sports nutrition company Science in Sport.  He is now the brains behind Secret Training bringing new thinking to Sports Nutrition and Race Day Personal Care.  Tim will be at the Clubroom on Monday 2nd February from 8pm (after the turbo session).  His session will include:

  • A short talk from Tim, including information such as what goes into an advanced isotonic energy gel and what puts the ‘super’ into a ‘super hydration’ drink
  • Some free samples of the new Secret Training nutrition range
  • An introductory offer on the STRIP race day personal care range
  • Question & Answer session with Tim where he will answer you nutrition or training questions

st_group_bag_open_variantThose of you that attended the Geoff Bewley Memorial CX at Otterspool may remember Secret Training were one of the main sponsors and offered great support to the event, providing Race Day Personal Care Kits to the winners.  Tim is a long-time fan of the Century so please come along and take advantage of this opportunity to speak to one of the leading brains in this area.

Below is some more information on the background of Secret Training:

Secret Training is the brainchild of European Champion Track Cyclist, Tim Lawson. An elite masters athlete, with over twenty years’ experience in developing the best sports nutrition products, working with athletes from beginners, right up to Olympic medalists and Pro Tour winners.

“Coming from the North West of England where there’s more rainfall than anywhere else in the UK, training in the most extreme of conditions, whether it’s the cross winds of Winter Hill or further afield in the blistering heat of Mount Teide, I needed a range of quality, trustworthy and dependable products, that worked wherever and whenever.” Obsessive and accident prone by his own admission, Tim’s had more than his fair share of spectacular spills which have kept him requiring regular sports therapy to keep him on his trusty steed.

“Having read the lengthy and often scary ingredients list on a variety of oil and rub product labels, it was clear there was scope to create better formulas and work towards a fully, ‘informed sport’ brand. Made for athletes, by athletes.”

Produced with a clear purpose to look after your personal care, drilled down to the fundamental need of each of these products and using appropriate technology to provide effective race day solutions, prioritising the health and performance of the athlete. Developed and tested with highspeed track cyclists, in the mud of the world cup cyclo-cross circuit and on endurance rides, Secret Training (STRIP) was born.

AGM

Annual General Meeting – change of date

Please note:- the Annual General Meeting is now being held on Monday 12th January 2015. This replaces the earlier notice that the meeting was to be held on 22/12/14.
Any amendments, new rules and rule changes for inclusion in the agenda must be sent to me via post, PM facebbok or email to arrive no later than 31st December 2014. All amendments, rule changes must be worded in the form in which you wish the rule or change to be included in the rule book. For rule changes you must include the rule number you are amending. The rule changes/amendments will not be included in the agenda unles they comply with the above.

There will not be an Ordinary Monthly Meeting in December 2014 and the January 2015 OMM will immediately precede the AGM

Mick L
LCRC General Secretary