The BCF are now starting to actively promote the Raleigh Challenge 2001.
This could be the first taste of competitive cycling for many riders under the age of 13, and bike shops could do their bit by advertising the events, helping their local development officers and generating some positive PR for themselves and cycling.
Throughout April and May there will be Raleigh Challenge Heats all over the UK. The events consist of a skills test (slalom round cones and so on) and a short time trial. For the
heat winners, there will be a final in each region. Final winners will each be presented with a Raleigh bike. There are also prizes for runners up and certificates for all who take part.
There are three age categories:
school year 2 and under; years 3,4,5; years 6,7,8
Kids dont have to be a member of a cycling club.
Here are details of the local cycling development officers who will be in charge of the Ralegh Challenge events closest to you:
Matlock (Derbys), Yarburgh (Lincs), Lincoln, Blaby (Leics), Birstall
(Leics), Sutton in Ashfield (Notts), Mansfield Woodhouse (Notts).
Call Roger Whitfield (0116) 2657348
Wolverhampton, Halesowen, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Shrewsbury, Hereford
Call Sophie Tobin(0121) 452 2913
Yeadon (Leeds), Sheffield, Otley, Holmfirth (Huddersfield), Bradford,
Call Bill Catterick (01724) 845518
Royston (Herts), Welwyn (Herts), Southend, Cambridge, Lowestoft, Bury St
Edmonds, Braintree (Essex), Colchester
Call Michael Cowland(01284) 757098
Lee Valley Cycle Circuit, Sutton, Herne Hill, Roundshaw, Hillingdon,
Call Neil Simpson (020) 85031227
Stockport, Carlisle, Whitehaven (Cumbria), Whalley (Lancs), Preston,
Warrington, Congleton, Manchester.
Call Ebrahim Khan B – (01772) 761000
Ashington (Nberland), Newcastle, Hartlepool, Barnard Castle, Redcar,
Call Peter Root(0191) 374 7437
Rainham, Bexley, Sutton (Surrey), Guildford, Brighton, Hythe (Kent), Deal
Call Mark Wyer (01622) 605056
Radstock, Bath, Weston Super Mare, Bournemouth, Cirencester, Bristol,
Call Chris Revill (01225) 396467
For details of Raleigh Challenge in Scotland call 0131 652 0187 and in
Wales, call 01222 577 052