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Friday, 12 January 2018

2017 Belfast City Bmx Club AGM

We held our club AGM a little later this year as we wanted to attend the earlier governing body agm's then it was difficult to agree a date on the run up to Christmas so we held it on the 3rd of January, in the Wellington Park Hotel the place the club was first formerly formed in late 2014.

We had a good turn out from club members and were able to give a review of the 2017 year with a summary of membership growth particularly young riders.

Acknowledgement of our sponsors Contac Claims and Frazer Kidd
The great season for our riders particularly the youth riders in the national series as well as the club leagues, and of course our team of 9 taking part in the European championships.
A review of our finances allowing us to purchase a Prostart Gate and timing equipment, (which we will have more information on shortly.)
We have also had lots of meetings with council and councillors in our campaign to improve Bmx facilities in Belfast, (again more on this shortly).
Thanks to all our Coaches, Volunteers who give up their time for free.
and thanks to the Parents who's support is invaluable.
We Invited anybody wishing to become a coach or volunteer, the club will not only guide and support them but also pay for their training.
Some stats from our social media and thanks to Kachela for managing our Twitter
Ideas from members were noted and will be reviewed.
Then we approved plans for 2018
There is no increase in the club fee of £5 which i think everybody agrees is amazing value for money. including our Great 12 week preseason training program that has just started. 
Plans to expand on our successful clubmark Bronze award to work towards Silver.
Slight updates to our constitution 
and the addition to the committee of Dawn Aroga as fundraiser.

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

BMX BOOTCAMP

A late blog, but an important part of our pre- Christmas training. From October the 12th for 10 weeks to December the 14th we were doing Bmx BootCamp at our training ground at Henry Jones Playing fields.
Funded by Belfast City Council's Sporting Halloween, This was something different to move training up a level during the winter months, when most people stop training we were not only at Lisburn on Tuesdays and the weekend, this Thursday evening training with 10 sessions split into 30 minutes cross-training exercises such as star-jumps, bur-pees, shuttle runs and more. Then the second 30 minutes flat bike skills including the core skills cornering, braking, accelerating and balance. We have seen great improvements in the kids fitness and skills and look forward to seeing the gains in the 2018 race season.
Our next series of training at Henry Jones playing fields starts Thursday 11th of January see here for details.
Pictures from BootCamp1BootCamp2 (very wet weather)

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

2017 Governing Bodies AGM

2017 Governing Bodies AGM
Cycling Ulster AGM 4th November 
Minutes (page 30)

Cycling Ireland AGM Saturday 11th November 2017 Canal Court Hotel, Newry. relevant news is an average increase in License costs of €10
Minutes

Bmx Ireland AGM 7th December 2017 Canal Court Hotel, Newry. 
The meeting had a low turn out possibly due to location and snowy weather. but lots very important news presented by Chairman Tom Campbell. our own Johnathan Reid was Nominated for a roll on the Bmx Ireland committee. Full Presentation
Minutes to follow.

Bmx Ulster AGM 8th December 2017 Co Antrim. Representatives from Belfast city Bmx club, East coast raiders Larne, and newly formed Armagh Bmx club, reviewed the 2017 year and made an outline for the 2018 year 
with a strong lean towards youth development.
BCBC have now 4 members on this commission Eddie, Gareth, Ian & Paul.
Minutes to follow

Youth Commission AGM 10th December 2017. (Postponed due to snow) Abbey Hotel, Abbeyleix, Co Laois. 
BCBC hopes to work alongside the Youth Commission in the coming year.
Minutes to follow

Our own Belfast city bmx club AGM will take place 3rd January 2018

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Monday, 18 December 2017

Little Wing Pizzeria Little Stars Bursary

Little Wing Pizzeria Little Stars Bursary - belfast city bmx clubChristmas has come early for eight local children’s clubs as Little Wing Pizzeria dished out funds as part of its Little Wing Little Stars bursary scheme.

Returning for the fourth year, the programme was open to children’s clubs located near any of Little Wing’s eight branches across Northern Ireland. Eight lucky clubs were awarded a £500 bursary; Clarkes Dance Studio in Belfast’s Donegal Street, Templemore Swimming Club in Ballyhackamore, Belfast City BMX Club, Rugby Minis in Bangor, Bright Young Things drama school in Holywood, Splitz Gymnastics Club in Enniskillen, Lisburn’s Community Circus and East Coast Strikers FC in Newtownards.

This year, Little Wing extended the scheme to clubs in Newtownards to mark the pizzeria’s expansion into the area with a new restaurant opening in the town in early 2018.

Commenting on the Little Wing Little Stars bursary winners, Luke Wolsey, Managing Director of Little Wing Pizzeria said:

“We are always looking for ways to support the local community and the Little Wing Little Stars bursary is a great way to give back to our customers. As Little Wing has recently expanded and will be opening another branch in Newtownards in the New Year, we were pleased to be able to offer an additional bursary this year.

“We received a record number of entries this year, so it was challenging to choose the winning clubs, however we are delighted to be able to present the bursaries to the chosen winners.

“A number of the winning clubs from last year were able to put the money to good use, supporting a range of activities for children and we hope this year’s winners will find the financial support offered as beneficial.”

Little Wing is part of the Beannchor Group, Ireland’s largest hospitality group, which boasts a portfolio of over 50 pubs, hotels and restaurants across Northern Ireland.

For further information, visit littlewingpizzeria.com/Kids.

Pictures Here

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

2018 Memberships now open

2018 Club memberships now open and available to pay at Cycling Ireland.

You can join Belfast City Bmx Club by registering with Cycling Ireland were you will be able to get your cycling insurance and membership at the same time.
cycling insurance is something every cyclist should have which gives you personnel accident and public liability insurance and is needed for club rides. Bmx Ireland is a Commission of Cycling Ireland

Our membership fees are unchanged for 2018! we have displayed the total cost for a full year including Cycling Ireland License (insurance) below.
under 10 = £5 club + £9 Insurance = total £14 (born in 2008 or after) 
under 14 = £5 club + £18 Insurance = total £23 (born in 2004-2007)
under 16 = £5 club + £32 Insurance = total £37 (born in 2002-2003)
under 18 = £5 club + £45 Insurance = total £50 (born in 2000-2001)
Leisure Adult = £5 club + £50 Insurance = total £55
Bmx Racing Adult = £5 club + £72 Insurance = total £77
Bmx or Road Racing Adult = £5 club + £122 Insurance = total £127 (student discount available)

If you have any problems with this process or the cycling Ireland website please contact us by email belfastcitybmxclub@gmail.com or facebook , our club secretary will be happy to process your membership for you. 
Please note. you do not need a Stripe or GoCardless account you can simply pay by card or direct from your bank on the cycling Ireland website.
Click on the link below to Join Belfast City BMX Club
Join The Club With Cycling Ireland Insurance Here 



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Vineta Pētersone Coaching Clinic

Vineta Petersone with belfast city bmx club
World number 3 and and 7 times European champion Vineta Pētersone held a coaching clinic at Lisburn Bmx track on Sunday 3rd December, 16 members from BCBC attended the coaching spread over 3 sessions for beginners and then more advanced girls and boys sessions, everybody enjoyed meeting Vineta who is a champion BMX rider and a cross country skier from Latvia. It was great to see somebody this young giving back to our sport, and we hope to see her back in the future. Again thanks to Lisburn Bmx Club for organising this.
You can follow Vineta on Twitter and Instagram.


Pictures from BCBC
and Pictures and a few videos from Lisburn Bmx club Video1 Video2 Video3 Video4 Video5


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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

bmX Factor Awards at Citi Golf

On Sunday we had our end of year party and prize giving the bmX factor awards at Citigolf Belfast , a great chance to socialize and do something different with games a quiz and even a dance off, and everybody received trophies. And not forgetting meeting Santa.
Pictures here
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