Ilton training this year starts on Thurs 3rd April and runs for 16 weeks until 11th Sept at the Merryfield Airfield (main gate picture) at 19:00, signing on for 18:45. Anyone who wishes to attend should complete the application form and return to Mike Smith or join on-line here For seniors this is £35, U18 £25, U16 £15 – but there are substantial discounts if you pay before 1st April. Don’t delay join today
British Cycling membership and a racing licence are not required for the Thursday evening sessions.
These sessions are a great opportunity in a friendly, supportive and traffic-free environment, to acquire the skills and confidence required for participating in road races . Although the airfield perimeter track is relatively flat it is also lacking in shelter from the wind and weather and the sessions are a tough workout. As the main intention is to give everyone the opportunity of practising their bunch riding skills, it is quite permissible to take a short-cut down the runways (provided the model flyers are not there) to regain the bunch if you get dropped. There are normally two groups – one more eyeballs-out than the other – so you can choose how hard a kicking you want! There is a programme of open races on the airfield throughout the season in addition to the training sessions and an ever popular 4-up team time trial evening . The 4-up is on June 19th this year.