TIGERS RIDE AGAIN: Monday 21st April Aberdeen/ Saturday 26th Stonehaven

Bigger, better Tigers for 2014 with added venues!  UPDATE for Time in Stonehaven

This year we will be running Monday evenings & Saturday mornings.  Same session plan for both

WHEN: Monday
TIME: 6-00 registration for 6-15 start
WHERE: Hazlehead Primary School (a new venue for Tigers)
UNTIL: 7-15(-ish)

Hazlehead Primary School – leaving Aberdeen on Queens Road, just after the Roundabout at Hazlehead Park there is a set of traffic lights with a side road on left. Turn left and the school is immediately on your left.

WHEN: Saturday
TIME: 11.15 registration for 11-30 start
WHERE: Mackie Academy (a new venue for Tigers)
UNTIL: 12-30(-ish)

Mackie Academy – leaving Stonehaven on A957, Slug Road to Banchory, just after going under the railway bridge the school is on the right. Coming from Banchory direction it is on the left not far after crossing the A90.

You can come to either or both.

If you are new to Tigers we offer the opportunity for folk thinking of joining to come to one or two sessions on a trial basis to see if they like it before they make a decision.

Any bike type will do but flat pedals only please, no toe-clips etc as there will be lots of stop-start.

If you are on a mountain-bike style of bike with big knobbly tyres you may want to think of fitting some less chunky, more hard-surface friendly tyres.

Helmets are a MUST and as this is a hard surface venue GLOVES are highly recommended as are long sleeves and long legs (but close-fitting please so the hems don’t get caught in the chain).  Remember it might still be a bit chilly!

 

 

Categories: GT Sessions

LAST SESSION: Monday 7th October 2013

This session will be at Foggieton Woods, not Countesswells!!

Foggieton is the one just down the hill that we were using a few weeks ago when Counteswells was shut.  See previous post below (June 17th & 24th) for details of map etc.

As with last week, we will have to start a bit earlier so this week we will be looking to meet at 5-45 for sign-on for a 6-00 start (prompt) finishing no later than 7-00.  Seeing how the light was last week we may well have to finish before then.

This will be the last session for 2013.  It will be a mini race-night with some individual and group races.

***** Attention all Coaches: if possible could you please be at Foggieton by 1730 to help set up courses so we can have a prompt start.*****

Categories: GT Sessions

EARLY START: Monday 30th September‏

September 29, 2013 Leave a comment

After the September holiday weekend we are back for the last few sessions before the end of term.
All being well we will still be up at Countesswells.  However with the nights drawing in we will have to start a bit earlier so this week we will be looking to meet at 5-45 for sign-on for a 6-00 start (prompt) finishing at 7-00.
We’ll see how the light holds out before deciding on start time for the following week.

Categories: GT Sessions

INFO: Upcoming Events – Autumn 2013

September 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Don’t forget this site has an “Upcoming Events” tab that includes information on upcoming non-Tigers events, usually competitions, that Tigers might be interested in.

Info recently added for GIBR/ Offroad series/ Knockburn cyclo-cross

Categories: Race Events

Tigers Sessions – Autumn 2013

September 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Tigers are back up an riding again as of Monday, 26th August.

The venue will be the same we used for much of the end of last term, Countesswells Forest.

We will again be meeting up in the  Car Park.  It is on the road from Cults to Kingswells, just to the north of Countesswells Road.  Entrance to car park is opposite the stables.  If Counteswells is not available (FC have been doing work there) then we will use Foggieton, just down the hill.

Link to Google Map:
http ://maps  .  google  .  co  .  uk/maps?q=57  .  131477,-2  .  215766&hl=en&ll=57  .  125525,-2  .  207909&spn=0  .  028186,0  .  104628&num=1&t=h&z=14

Start time as usual: meet at 6-00 for 6-15 start.

Long sleeves and longs legs recommended, it could be a bit cool.  Also Gloves for protection in case of minor spills.  Glasses recommended for protection from dust or vegetation.

Note: car park charges apply: link to FC site: http ://www  .  forestry  .  gov  .  uk/website/recreation  .  nsf/LUWebDocsByKey/ScotlandMorayandAberdeenshireNoForestForestsofMorayandAberdeenshireCountesswellsandFoggieton

The first week will be a refresher on what we did before summer then we will look at some cyclo-cross sessions after that.  For the non-technical the techniques and skills for cyclo-cross are similar to those you need for general off road riding, particularly in the wet.

We will run at Countesswells as long as there is good light.  For the last few sessions (ie up to the end of school term in October) we will probably have to move (venue TBA).

Heads up : There is very unlikely to be a Tigers session on the September holiday week-end (23rd September)

Categories: GT Sessions

Tigers Sessions- 17th June & 24th June 2013

For the next two weeks we will be moving to a new area at Foggieton.  This is just “down the hill” from Counteswells.

On the 17th there will be a coaching session and on the 24th there will be some fun events to allow Tigers to put the skills they have been developing into practice over a range of mini-events.

Plans for the last session of the term on 1st July are still being developed.

Categories: Uncategorized

Tigers Session 20 May 2013

For the next few weeks we will be at  Countesswells Forest Car Park.  It is on the road from Cults to Kingswells, just to the north of Countesswells Road.  Entrance to car park is opposite the stables.

Link to Google Map: http ://maps . google . co . uk/maps?q=57 . 131477,-2 . 215766&hl=en&ll=57 . 125525,-2 . 207909&spn=0 . 028186,0 . 104628&num=1&t=h&z=14

Start time as usual: meet at 6-00 for 6-15 start.

Long sleeves and longs legs recommended, it could be a bit cool.  Also Gloves for protection in case of minor spills.  Glasses recommended for protection from dust or vegetation.

Note: car park charges apply: link to FC site: http ://www . forestry . gov . uk/website/recreation . nsf/LUWebDocsByKey/ScotlandMorayandAberdeenshireNoForestForestsofMorayandAberdeenshireCountesswellsandFoggieton

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