Looking forward to 2014

As we are now into December I am starting to think about next year and what I am hoping to achieve and which events I want to attend.

So, in some sort of date order this is what my life looks like for 2014. (I also have to fit in a 40hr work week as well!)

I know I’m starting with this year even though I said 2014 but it is my blog….

DECEMBER 2013
16th – Manchester Track for Spadger 6 Day. Looking forward to seeing Tom Murray racing again and support a great charity. Have a look and follow them through twitter here

JANUARY
4th – Revolution Track Racing, Manchester

25th – Commissaires course. After many years watching and a few years of marshalling and driving duties for races I have decided to go one further and enrol in a Commissaires course. For the non cyclists a Commissaire is basically a judge/referee.

FEBRUARY
1st – Revolution Track Racing, Manchester

MARCH
14th – Revolution Track Racing, London

APRIL
UK Cycling Events – Hoping to work for these people again next year, as I had fun at all the events I helped out with this year. Although last April was “fun” see my blog post here

MAY
4th – The Wilton Grand Prix is due to a rerun in May and I have already been in touch with British Cycling and Andy Cook of Andy Cook Cycling to offer my services as a driver. Would be nice to drive on local roads for a change.

7th to 11th – The Women’s Tour, fantastic news that we are hosting a world class womens road race. Again, I have volunteered to drive for them and am just waiting for more information.
It is a 5 day race and the start/finish towns are:

Stage One: Oundle to Northampton
Stage Two: Hinckley to Bedford
Stage Three: Clacton-on-Sea
Stage Four: Cheshunt to Welwyn Garden City
Stage Five: Harwich to Bury St Edmunds

Tour Series – Waiting for venues

JUNE
Tour Series – Waiting for venues

26th to 29th – London to Paris – At the moment I am only down to drive on the first day, London to the ferry, but I am hoping that this changes and that I can accompany the ride for the whole route. Fingers crossed.

JULY
Nothing so far!

AUGUST
Holiday! Time away with the wife and children.

Olympic Legacy Event – I assume it’s still on!

SEPTEMBER
The Tour of Britain – What more can I say, Super Fan time again!

OCTOBER
UK Cycling Events (to be confirmed)

NOVEMBER
Nothing so far!

DECEMBER
Nothing so far!

I also need to add in at least 6 road races that I will be an assistant Commissaire for so that I complete my log book and move further up the ladder.

The British Cycling web site has also now published their calendar for 2014 (Do I dare add any more dates to my schedule?)

British Cycling Elite Circuit Series
Wednesday 2 July 2014 Otley GP
Friday 11 July 2014 Stockton Festival of Cycling
Wednesday 16 July 2014 Colne Grand Prix
Friday 18 July 2014 Beverley GP
Wednesday 23 July 2014 Sheffield GP
Wednesday 30 July 2014 The Wales Open Criterium

British Cycling Elite Road Series – Spring Cup

Day Date Event name
Saturday – Sunday 12 – 13 April 2014 Tour of the Reservoir 2 Day
Sunday 4 May 2014 Cycle Wiltshire GP
Sunday 11 May 2014 Lincoln GP

British Cycling Elite Road Series – Grand Prix Series

Day Date Event name
Sunday 13 July 2014 Stockton Festival of Cycling
Sunday 20 July 2014 Ryedale GP
Sunday 27 July 2014 Circuit of the Fens
Saturday 02 August 2014 Stafford Kermesse
Sunday 17 August 2014 Leicester Kermesse
Sunday 31 August 2014 UCS Ipswich and Coastal GP

British Cycling Women’s Road Series

Day Date Event name
Sunday 27 April 2014 Cheshire Classic
Sunday 18 May 2014 Womens Cicle Classic
Sunday 1 June 2014 Hillingdon Womens GP
Saturday – Sunday 14 – 15 June 2014 CDNW Surf and Turf 2 Day
Sunday 22 June 2014 Curlew Cup
Wednesday 2 July 2014 Otley GP
Saturday – Sunday 12 -13 July 2014 Essex Giro 2 Day
Wednesday 23 July 2014 Sheffield GP – Womens Race
Sunday 20 July 2014 Ryedale GP Womens race
Friday – Saturday 1 – 2 August 2014 Stafford GP and Kermesse

British Cycling Junior Road Series

Day Date Event name
Sunday 23 March 2014 Cadence Road Race
Saturday – Sunday 5 – 6 April 2014 Junior Tour of the Mendips
Sunday 27 April 2014 Junior Cicle Classic
Saturday – Monday 2 – 4 May 2014 IOM Junior Tour
Sunday 18 May 2013 Loughborough University Junior Road Race
Sunday 15 June 2014 Bikeline Tom Simpson Junior Road Race
Sunday 6 July 2014 Hatherleigh Junior Road Race
Sunday 27 July 2014 Bath RC Junior Road Race
Saturday – Monday 23 – 25 August 2014 Junior Tour of Wales 3-Day

British Cycling Youth Circuit Series

Day Date Event name
Sunday 13 April 2014 Hetton Youth Circuit Races
Friday – Saturday 2 – 4 May 2014 IOM Youth Tour
Saturday – Monday 24 – 26 May 2014 NW Youth Tour (Sat – Mon)
Saturday 7 June 2014 Team MK Circuit Races
Saturday 21 June 2014 Hillingdon Slipstreamers Circuit Races
Sunday 27 July 2014 Maindy Flyers Youth Circuit Races
Sunday 3 August 2014 Susies Youth Circuit Races
Sunday 31 August 2014 Scarborough Festival of Cycling 2014

I know I’m lucky that I am able to indulge my passion alongside a home and work life, and I know I always say it but I couldn’t do it with my wonderful family and especially my wife Jo, thank you all.

One question to anyone who can help, How can I fit it all in!

Corky

Sneak preview of my next post for those of you still reading…

I am in the process of designing a new cycling kit for myself and my children, with my logo on it. Pictures next time.

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