Jul 13

Go-Ride Clubmark status renewed by British Cycling

Following scrutiny against 13 elements, Lincsquad’s Clubmark status has been re approved by British Cycling with the award run under Sport England’s accreditation.

The clauses examined a range of elements across our club including Coaching qualifications, the way our training and Go ride events are delivered, the opportunities the club provides as well as improvement areas for the future.

What is Clubmark?

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports Clubs.

It stands for:

  • Higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management in community sports Clubs
  • Making sure the nation’s sports Club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful

It shows that a Club provides the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives. An accredited Club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they’re choosing the right Club for their young people.



Jul 11

New Youth Ambassadors Appointed

The Youth Academy is pleased to announce that Hannah Lonsdale and Jacob Riby are appointed as the new Youth Ambassadors.

Our Youth Ambassadors are the principal contacts for young members of the club and promotes the interests and views of young people at the club’s meetings. Their main responsibilities are:

  • To represent the interests of other young members of the club.
  • Organise and facilitate youth meetings and/or attend regional youth forums linked to Go-Ride Development Group meetings.
  • Communicate relevant information to young people within the club.
  • Attend committee meetings and the club’s Annual General Meeting.
  • Welcome new young members into the club.
  • Support volunteers within the club and generally get involved with all aspects of running the club.

 Donna Chappill caught up with them both to find out a little more about their backgrounds and ambitions.

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Jul 05

TT race report 7….007… “Now put your clothes back on, and I’ll buy you an ice cream.”…….

Film: For your eyes only (1981)

Pam:  no comment

Does anyone else feel like they are in a James Bond film?  In and out of this hot and cold weather in the torture chamber that is Scawby Brook.  Bond’s destinations are all very exotic, so I researched how Scawby Brook compares.  Dating back to the 16th century, the village of Scawby Brook blends traditional values with modern, the King William IV pub being a refurbished village local with a strong emphasis on food.  Tasty home cooked food is available 7 days a week in the King Billy.   Cosy open fires.  2 real ales, generally available including beers from Jennings, Green King, Everards, Charles Wells and Timothy Taylor plus a cider.  Bond surely would not be out of place drinking his dry martini at the fireside.   An ice cream parlour exists in the carpark of the pub,  41 TTers  and TT crew enjoyed cones following the TT tonight and they were delicious. Similar to the Holy Land of Israel, the King Billy pub has become a Mecca for TTers. Thinking about pre and post-race nutrition, my thoughts turned to steak.  I couldn’t find any information regarding how Bond prefers his steak served, however I did find this gem regarding steaks and Tour de France riders.  In bygone years of the Tour, the riders would slip a beef steak down their cycling shorts, to cushion their bums on the saddle.  Then, after riding the race, they’d get off their bikes, take the steak out from their shorts, all soaked in salty sweat and hand it over to the chef to fry up for their tea.  What do you think to that Bond?…I will leave that there….literally…… Enough of my musings, here is the TT report for 04/07/18.

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Jun 29

Duathlon Results 27th June

Unbelievably we have now completed 7 of the 11 in the series, with a few people having completed all 7 (which does not mean they can sit the rest out)., as the results are based around how fast you go in each race not how many people attend. Your top 7 performances based on your times are then taken and a total score calculated, no I am not telling you the calculation.

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Jun 29

From West to East. Second year running by bike for the Youth Chair

Completing in May 2017 the Lincsquad three day 170mile Way of the Roses ride from Morecambe to Bridington and having really enjoyed the experience I thought what next.

Then having read Tony England’s report on Coast 2 Coast in Day just over a month later, the seeds had been sown on what a great challenge this was but not really got any further until a colleague mentioned he was thinking of entering and we could possibly form a team from within the company. Interest was growing with an eclectic bunch slowing coming together and a critical mass had been formed willing to take part with some not even owning a bike at this stage!

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