Past Events


Half Term Road Cycle Training with Chris Young

Chris Young is doing 3 training sessions over the half term holidays:

Tuesday 31st May – Forge Valley, Sheffield

Thursday 2nd June – Hammerstones, Halifax

Friday 3rd June – Richard Dunn, Bradford

Please bring a completed parent consent form:



Skills / Cyclocross Session – Valley Park, Ilkley

Every other Wednesday evening starting on 20th April
Valley Park, Ilkley (the play park)

Under 8 years – 6.15pm till 7.00pm
8 years and Up – 6.15pm to 7.15pm
12 years and Up – experienced bike handlers to join with the Adults at 7.00pm to 8:30pm

These sessions focus on general bike handling for the younger kids, progressing to more specific cyclocross skills for the older ones. Its suitable for all riders whether they plan to take part in any cyclocross racing or not.

The idea is to make this a progressive session, so as you develop you are able to move into a faster group. Please remember gloves, helmet, warm clothes and a drink. Suitable for mountain bikes, cx bikes or road bikes with tyres with at least some knobbles / tread on them.

Cost is £2 per session.



Saturday Morning Youth Rides

Saturdays 8:30am at the Old Bridge, Ilkley

There are 2 rides for 12 years and above (or younger and able to do the ride with a responsible adult)

Developer Ride – A ride of about 25 miles at roughly 12mph, aiming to be back in Ilkley by 11am. An example ride would be to Burnsall and back. No cafe stop normally, so bring something to eat on the way round. Ian Cliffe will be leading these sessions and we will set up a facebook thread to keep in touch.

Progressive Ride – This is a faster / longer ride than the Developer ride and is lead by Simon Warren.

Adult out-riders welcome on both rides.



Steven Burke Hub Circuit Series

At Steven Burke Sports Hub, Nelson

A series of 14 races for youth A,B and C riders (U16, U14 and U12) every Thursday evening from 14th April to 14th July.

Also races for adults.

Race Format:

  • 18:30 Youth A/B/C. 20-30 minutes, 14 laps for the leader. £5
  • 17:15 Cat 3/4 Men, Cat 2/3/4 Women. 25 minutes + 5 laps. The maximum field size will be 40. £10
  • 20:00 E123. 45 minutes + 5 laps. The maximum field size will be 50. £10
  • Further details:



    Bronte Tykes Colne Closed Road Circuit Sessions

    At Steven Burke Sports Hub, Nelson, Near Colne

    We have been invited to join Bronte Tykes in their closed road circuit sessions on Friday evenings. Its is a great circuit and is not a bad drive from Ilkley area. we are to utilise what they are offering.

    Friday Night Circuit Session – The club have booked 6 sessions at the Closed Road Circuit, Colne on the following dates:

    Friday 13th May
    Friday 27th May
    Friday 10th June
    Friday 17th June
    Friday 1st July
    Friday 15th July

    We can access the track from 6:45pm each night, with the coached sessions running until 8:30pm. These sessions are available to all riders irrespective of age, if you have a road bike, or a cross bike with road tyres, and are capable of riding independently for the duration of the session.

    Session costs TBC. The car park is accessed of Regent Street, Colne – which runs along the side of the ASDA store.



    Circuit Reps on Rupert Road

    7:30pm Wednesdays from 20th April, meet at the Old Bridge, Ilkley

    The Rupert Road sessions are moving the Wednesday starting 20th April.
    The object of the evenings is to be part the natural progression in your development with the aims to gain strength and skills and to get to know the older riders for further riding opportunities in the future. These sessions are lead by Arthur Wilson & others.
    14 years upwards – Simon Warren has said he will act as guardian for the evening. Non-cycling parents are welcome but not essential however if you do come along you can help, mainly standing on one of the four corners. Contact details in pockets please/mobile phone, and agreement on getting home at the end.
    12 – 14 years – Capable riders who are regulars on the youth rides or other development areas are welcome with parents or accountable adult who can join in riding or help on the corners. 


    Youth Track Cluster Training Session

    Sun, 17th Apr 2016 at Manchester Velodrome, National Cycling Centre, Manchester

    There is a cluster session at the Velodrome for certain clubs of which we are one. It is aimed at kids aged 9 and above. If you want to enrol go to the BC website (link below) as soon as possible.

    Further details:



    Bike Fettling Evening for 12 years to under 23’s

    7:00pm – 9:00pm Wednesday 13th April at the
    Scout Hut on Beanlands Parade
    (turn down by Grandpa Nichols Chippie on Leeds Road, Ilkley)

    This session is aimed at independent riders or building up to independent riding and getting you ready for your summer adventures. There will be a number of stations set up for you to practice sorting some of the problems which can occur when your out riding, and some of the simple set up issues.
    There will be a chance to go through restricting gears.



    Yorkshire Day at the Races

    At Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Halifax and York Sport Cycle Circuit, York

    Races for all ages (including adults) on closed circuits on the following dates:

  • Sat 05/03/16 – York Sport Cycle Circuit, York
  • Sat 12/03/16 – Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Halifax
  • Sat 19/03/16 – York Sport Cycle Circuit, York
  • Fri 25/03/16 – York Sport Cycle Circuit, York
    Further details:




    Huddersfield Star Wheelers Winter Go-Ride Series

    3:00pm Saturday 30th Jan, 6th Feb, 13th Feb, 20th Feb at Hammerstone Circuit, Brooksbank School, Halifax, HX5 0QG

    This is a 4 race series at Hammerstones Road Circuit aimed at under 16 novice riders. There are races for all youth categories A, B, C, D and E.

    Entries on the day.

    Further details:

    Race 1 – Sat 30th January
    Race 2 – Sat 6th February
    Race 3 – Sat 13th February
    Race 4 – Sat 20th February



    Half Term Holiday Coaching

    Half Term at a number of locations including Bradford and York

    Training opportunities for the February Holidays – including some circuit and mountain biking.

    Further details:



    ICC Xmas Ride for Families and Youths

    10am Sunday 20th December at the Old Bridge, Ilkley

    Xmas Ride – 20th December, 2015
    The family ride and youth ride is on the 20th December (sorry party goers) and both rides will meet at the Bridge at 10.00, the youth ride will go off first to do something longer and faster. The family ride will set off to the Cavendish and meet the Youth ride there for hot chocolate. We may split the family ride on the day so everyone has a good ride.
    In good old ICC tradition fancy dress would be great or a decorated bike (prizes available), it would be great to see the youths and leaders (as well as the little ones) in Santa outfits – it makes a good sight a whole peloton in outfits.
    Family ride – bikes, tag alongs , bike seats all welcome. All children have to be accompanied, contact me if there is a problem with this.
    In the event of ice I will post on the morning by 8.30 am otherwise it will run – we have had some fun wet rides in the past.



    BC Circuit Training over the Christmas Holiday

    Various dates

    British Cycling Training at Richard Dunn or Hammerstones – 2 days at each venue, please see link for exact details. These are really good sessions in a safe environment with regional BC coaches, suitable 8-16years of age.



    Yorkshire Winter Cyclocross Series

    Starts Sunday 6th September at Aireville Park, Skipton

    Information for any of our children who want to go the Yorkshire Cyclo-cross Winter Series a go. These are mainly fortnightly events and are great fun as well as being really good for learning to handle a bike and ride with other children. Lots of little ones go round quite happy and Mandy Parker who is very involved always makes sure that every child gets a reward at the end.
    This weekend sees he first cx event and it is in Aireville Park in Skipton and I know a number of ICC children are going across, as well as the older adult racers. It would be great to see some riders there.
    Information can be found on:

    Race times (and durations) are:

    Under 8 10.30 (10 mins)
    Under 10 10.45 (15 mins)
    Under 12 11.15 (15 mins)
    Youth U14/U16 11.45 (30 mins)



    Go-Ride Track Cycling Custer Session

    Sunday 13th December at Manchester Velodrome

    There is a cluster 2 session at the Velodrome for certain clubs of which we are one. It is aimed at kids born 2005 to age 16yrs which is youth A – D riders. Jon won’t be at this session as it is the same day as the big cyclocross event in Peel Park Bradford but if you want to enrol go to the BC website as soon as possible.



    Cyclocross Training

    Saturday 24th October at Ilkley Lido

    Practice for ICC cyclocross on the 8th Nov, these sessions are for all ages and will be aimed at riding an event. Little ones up to 7 years, and new 8 years will be an hour, the older ones 1.5 hours. Note this will not be on the course for fairness. Parents of older ones can help with course prep if you can.

    Those who need bikes please contact Liz Barrett.



    Roller Racing / Training

    Starts Tuesday 6th October at Scout Hut, Ilkley – near cemetary entrance

    Roller training starts on Tuesday night the 6th of October 6.30 – 8.30pm at the Scout Hut off of Leeds Road Ilkley next to the cemetery entrance. Open to riders 10-18 years of age, if parents could stay to help out that would be great.

    Come along and learn to ride the rollers, if you have already mastered them we will do some fun races to see how you improve over the winter months.

    Just bring your bike (clean please) fitted with a working bike computer if possible

    Cost is £3 per child to cover venue hire and there will be drinks/biscuits.

    Any questions please email Jon at

    Note: Jon will need mums and dads to help with the setting up and clearing away. Its a heavy old load of clobber to move. Also it would be good for others to know how it goes to support Jon. Please email if you can help.

    In preparation for the Ashes, we will be reviewing the ages as it moves along to get the little ones to start riding on the turbo.



    Otley Cyclocross Race

    Wednesday 10th June at 18:30

    Wharfe Meadows off Farnley Lane

    Lets get together and go and practice our skills at the Cx event in Otley on Wednesday the 10th, the first race starts at 19.00. The event is on Wharfe Meadows which is off Farnley Lane Otley LS21 3LP

    How the Summer Series Works
    Under-14: all riders up to the age of 14 race together, usually with end of season/series prizes for male and female riders in age categories: Under-14, Under-12, Under-10, Under-8. Race duration approx 15 mins

    Over-14: all riders aged 14 and above race together, usually with end of season/series prizes for male and female riders in age categories: Under-16, Junior, Senior, Veteran. Race duration approx 45 mins.

    The event is on the BC website too:

    Lets meet at 18.30 to get entered and warm up and learn the course



    ICC Wednesday Club for Youth Members

    Alternate Wednesdays from 3rd June

    East Holmes Field / Rugby Club, Ilkley

    This Wednesday sees the start of the youth fortnightly training.
    6-7 pm Littlies up to about 7 years of age – 6 weeks programme to get them going – in rugby club led by Chris Howlett BC Coach – parents to stay, all bike types. Helmut and gloves please.

    6.30 – 7.30 : 7 yrs upwards cyclo-cross and bike skills led by Ian Cliffe (parent helper). Any help from parents greatly appreciated. Any bike – might be a bit tricky with road tyres if damp. The adult training follows (from 7:30 till about 9:00) and older youths can join in with this as well.

    Park at the Lido.
    £2 per session

    7:30 – 8:30 : Road circuit reps for over 12 yrs on road bikes. The adult road racers have agreed for self sufficient youth / junior racers to join their circuit reps on Rupert Road area on a Wednesday night. They meet at 7.30 at the Bridge. What is good about this is that if you get dropped you can jump on the back on the next round. To join you have to have your parents consent, have a home number in your pocket and a mobile phone and the ability to ride home at the end and the ability to ride out confidently. Parents can ride round too or sit locally which might be advisable for the younger riders. Note this is not coaching, but a step forward in getting a more integrated step up to going further and harder.



    BSCA Yorkshire Hill Climb

    Saturday 23rd May

    Hawpike Farm, Bolton Road, Addingham, LS29 0RH

    Drive to Bolton Abbey Roundabout turn left (west) on the A59 after 200 meters take the farm entrance on the left – site should be visible, please click here

    BSCA Hill Climb racing with categories for all school aged children (it’s on a private road). Sign on the line, entry open at 9.30 a.m. closing at 10.30, first rider off at 10.35 starting with the U7’s.

    Full details on the entry form. Can you please complete it and bring it with you for sign on.

    Entry form



    BSCA Yorkshire Mountain Bike Championship

    Saturday 9th May

    Penistone Country Park
    HQ : Howarth West End Cricket Club
    Nr Oxenhope

    BSCA Mountain Bike racing with categories for all school aged children. Sign on from 10am with first race at 10:30am.
    Further details here:



    Circuit Racing Coaching Afternoon at Richard Dunn

    Sunday 10th May 2pm – 4:30pm

    Richard Dunn Sports Centre
    BD6 1EZ
    (access via the Rooley Avenue Entrance)

    Come and have a practice at riding round the track ready for the BSCA circuit race the week after (Saturday 16th May) and hill climbing tips ready for the BSCA hillclimb on Saturday 23rd May Even if you are not riding the events still come along for some top advice on cornering, hill climbing, gear selection and group riding. We will also have some age group races and a one lap time trial.
    The session is aimed at all school age children (5 years up) who can ride a bike.
    Bring your own bike, helmet and track mitts & wrap up warm as it’s very cold at the circuit.
    Cost £3.00 per child.
    The session is being run by British Cycling qualified coaches.
    Parents must stay as we will need helpers Any queries contact Jon at



    BSCA Yorkshire Circuit Racing Championship

    Saturday 16th May

    Richard Dunn Sports Centre
    Rooley Avenue, Bradford
    West Yorkshire
    BD6 1EZ

    BSCA Circuit Racing with categories for all school aged children. Starting at 2pm.
    Further details here:



    Sunday Morning Youth Rides

    ICC is running club rides every Sunday morning (except May 3rd – the Tour de Yorkshire weekend), starting Sunday 8th March, meeting at the Old Bridge at 10 am. These are aimed at children aged 12-14 years. Parents are welcome to come but this is not essential, providing the child has gained their Level 2 Bikeability.
    Competent 11 year olds are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
    The aim is to get to Burnsall in an hour, have a cafe stop, & then ride back. However, to be all inclusive the first 2 weeks will be slightly shorter, in order for children to build up their fitness.
    The first week we plan to go to Dusty Bluebells at the Strid, & the 2nd week to go to Barden & back to the Cavendish Pavillion for snacks.
    We need a minimum of 3 adults to run these rides in order for them to be safe and successful so please volunteer if you can. Any queries please contact




    British Cycling Road Race Training

    British Cycling are running some preparation for racing on a Wednesday night at Richard Dunn in Bradford.

    Sessions are for Youth A, B and Junior riders. They start and 6.30 and end at 8.30, each session costs £2.50 per rider. The sessions include some race skills but main focus is training for the start of the road season.

    Riders should have mud guards on their bikes and be dressed for winter conditions, over shoes, rain capes etc.

    British Cycling age categories
    I can’t recommend this enough as you will learn about starting, cornering and all tricks to keep you safe and improve your finishing position, there will be both boys and girls there. Hope some of you can make it. No need to book.

    Tim Gill usually helps out with this feel free to contact him directly (through Facebook) if you have any questions.



    ICC Roller Practice / Training

    Tuesday 10th February 6.30-8.30pm at The Scout Hut off of Leeds Rd Ilkley (its on Beanlands Parade)

    Bring your own rollers if you have them if not just bring a CLEAN bike ,cost £2
    For Over 12 years we will be doing a 5/10 mile TT with restricted gears so if you have a Garmin with cadence or an accurate bike computer that would be great.
    We will also practice riding rollers and mounting and dismounting.
    Further information available from Jon at

    Time to start practicing for the BSCA championships on Sunday 29th March.

    There will be further Roller Training on the following dates (same time and location):

    • Tuesday 24th February
    • Tuesday 10th March
    • Tuesday 17th March



    Maintenance Classes

    The club is holding a youth maintenance evening in the Scout Hut on the 24th March . The intention is to set up a couple of work stations and each do a specific problem. The aim is make you more self sufficient on rides and to get the best from you bike.

    -mending a puncture
    – changing a tyre
    – things to do with chains
    – oiling and maintaining a tidy bike
    – gear ratio’s for racing
    – questions for you

    It is also intended to be a social evening for youth member of all ages to chat and hang out…..I will leave it to parents to decide if their children are old enough to take it in, but would be good to get as many as possible there.

    No need to bring your bike – unless you have a problem with it and can be used as a model.

    Hope to see you all there.



    The Ashes Roller Competition – Ilkley CC vs Otley CC

    Friday 27th February 6.30 at The Scout Hut, Craven Street, Otley, LS21 1BU

    This Friday sees the return match of the Ashes in Otley. The younger ones are on at 18.30 and the older ones at 20.00. Under 12’s bring your own (clean!) bikes and the over 12’s will use the Otley CC track bikes.

    Further information available from Jon at


    British Cycling Holiday Training

    British Cycling have alots of great activities available over school holidays, your children will gain so much.

    There is something for everyone mtb, TT, circuic etc.

    Please follow the link below and book direct with British Cycling.



    Youth Cyclocross Training and U8 Coaching

    Saturday 7th February 14:00 – 15:30
    Ilkley Lido

    Once again this Saturday we are doing Cyclocross training for the over 8s and cycle coaching for the under 8s. Everyone welcome – just need an off road bike.




    ICC Youth Meeting

    28 January at 20:00
    Ilkley Moor Vaults

    Attention Parents, Grandparents and interested club members meeting to discuss the direction for our youth riders in 2015 on Wednesday 28th January 8.00pm upstairs in the Ilkley Moor Vaults.


    Roller Racing – The Ashes – Ilkley CC vs Otley CC

    The competition is our regular locking of handlebars (not literally) with our friends down the valley. It is suitable for children 4 – 18. Please see the flyer below for the specific details.

    Volunteers needed to bring some cakes and biscuits and to man the kitchen.

    Further information available from Jon at or on the ICC Youth Facebook page.





    Tinsel Ride

    Sunday 21st is our much loved Tinsel Ride out to the Cavendish Pavilion, Father Christmas and other festive outfits, dressed up bikes and general fun. This year I intend to split the ride on ability (older rider going further and faster) if I have enough adults, let’s see good riding manners and care taken. So we set off at 10.00 am from the Bridge – we need to make a critical mass with outriders at the front and back and parents with their children. If you are a non cycling parent contact me and let’s see what we can do. Prizes for the best dressed bike and the best outfits.

    Tandems, tag alongs and passengers welcome, the only require is that you child can ride to the Cavendish, little ones can meet us at the Cavendish and just do the last bit or just come for a hot chocolate.

    Would be very helpful if we had some experience riders at the front and back for the littlies group and some of our more speedy riders to keep the older riders in a controlled fashion.

    We will all come together at the Cavendish.


    Youth Coaching on Sunday 7th December (this Sunday!)

    From 2:30 – 3:30pm at the Lido.

    Open to all ages under 16 on any bike. Its about teaching basic bike skills and techniques and having fun! Children will be split into groups depending on age and ability.
    £2 per rider (to support our equipment fund)
    Bring a drink and wear suitable clothing – helmet and gloves essential (helmet must be a cycling specific helmet – please contact Jon if this is a problem).
    Any questions e mail Jon at


    Manchester Track Cluster Training Session

    Following the recent very successful cluster training session another has been planned on Sunday 28th December from 12-3pm. These are very popular so you need to get in very quickly, please follow the link below. Jon Hunt will be there again helping our young riders.

    Any club member 9 to 16 years of age can attend,there are 3 groups of riders novice, intermediate and advanced.
    This is a great chance to have a go at riding the track, the cost is 15 pound that includes your bike hire.

    British Cycling says:

    “Priority will be given to those riders whom are already on the pathway to gaining accreditation, with exception to the novice group. Any riders who have already gained accreditation or are junior age may still ride if places on the advanced group are available.

    Please note the clusters aim is to develop riders to gain accreditaion with an aim to get riders racing track events”.

    Any questions email Jon at

    You need to be a British cycling member but this is free for your first year, if you want to book a place please go to the BC website following the link below:


    Bradford National Trophy Cyclocross Race – Sunday 14th December

    On the 14th December is the National Trophy Competition at Peel Park, Bradford. Running along side it on a different course is the Under 12, U10, U8 races (like at the Keighley and Ilkley cyclocross events). The Keighley event was a great success forging new friendships amongst the younger members so we should do it again!

    The sign on starts at 11.00, it will be a different one to the adults events but it should all be sign posted. The actual races are down to start at 12.45pm. It would be good to see those who have been practicing. If you have never entered before don’t worry Liz be there to help you along.

    If you need a bike speak to Jon Hunt, priority will be given to those who have attended practice and coaching. Note you have to be a member to use a bike.

    Youth/ Junior Members (U14 / U16) don’t forget you have to enter in advance, on-line. U12 is entry on the day.

    Details of all the races here:

    Not ready to race? Come along it is a nice walk round the park watching the adults race and cheer on our younger riders.

    Roller Training / Skills Sessions (Tuesday 11th November) at Olicana Cricket Club

    Jon Hunt is running a series of roller sessions aimed to teach U18s how to ride the rollers free and not be held. It will include how to mount and dismount safely and how to use the rollers to train and warm up / down.

    Initially it will be for youths with bikes with 700c or 650 wheels. Bring your own rollers if you have them, if not don’t worry as we have six pairs of rollers to use. Don’t forget to bring a drink and small snack. Please bring your own bike in good working order and clean please!!

    We will start with learning how to ride the rollers, how to mount and dismount the rollers safely.

    It will be a series of six sessions on a Tuesday night. Towards the end of the six weeks we will try and have some racing ahead of the Ashes Roller Racing against Otley CC – with the aim of retaining the trophy! The first session is on Tuesday 4th November from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm at Olicana Cricket Club (LS29 0AA – on the right hand side of Ilkley swimming pool). Please bring £2 to go towards room hire. If you can’t make 6:30pm, come along later as you will still be able to join in. Any offers of help would be great.


    Any questions e mail Jon at

    Ilkley Cyclocross Race – Sunday 26th October at the Lido

    Part of the Yorkshire series mentioned above. Races for all ages. Let’s get as many Ilkley CC members as possible turning up!

    Ilkley Lido & Pool, Denton Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 0BZ

    10:30 Youth Non-Ranking £7.00
    10:32 Novice Go-Cross 30 mins £7.00
    11:30 Under-8 10mins £2.00
    11:50 Under-10 15 mins £2.00
    12:15 Under-12 15 mins £2.00
    13:00 Senior/Junior/Veteran/Women Non-Ranking £12.00