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Social Cycling Restarts In Small Groups
24 July 2020
Cycling UK Stevenage

Cycling UK in Stevenage say small group rides are now possible.

While groups are restricted to six people they are organising a variety of rides on different days and at different times.

To comply with health advice those want to ride need to book in advance. Have a look at www.stevenagectc.org.uk or visit the Cycling UK Stevenage Facebook page to see the choices and find out how to book these free rides.

On Sunday there were rides to the Lavender Farm at Hitchin and to Saffron Walden and Great Chishill windmill.

Cycling UK Stevenage are looking forward to the Stevenage Cycling Festival at the end of August.
 

Fairlands Valley Challenge
24 July 2020
Fairlands Valley Spartans

The Fairlands Valley Challenge Is Open
On Sunday Jenny Garrett, Vicky Archer and Claire Emmerson did the marathon in the FVS Fairlands Valley off road challenge. It was Vicky’s first marathon. They all had great fun on their own route out to Wheathampstead via the Ayots and back through Codicote and Knebworth Park. We completed it in 5:48:20 with at least 75% being off road.

Coaching in the Park - the new normal
14 July 2020
Stevenage and North Herts Athletics

Small group training in the parks has become the new normal for many athletes from Stevenage and North Herts Athletic Club.


The Club Coaches can now take five athletes at a time and have set up sessions across parks in Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth and Shefford.

Simon - World Record!
14 July 2020
Fairlands Valley Spartans

The big, big news is that Fairlands Valley Spartans have a world record holder. SIMON JACKSON broke the world indoor Ironman triathlon record in Stevenage town centre on Saturday. (For more on that see a separate release).

The Spartans are Almost in Uganda
06 July 2020
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Fairlands Valley Spartans are well on the way to Kadoma on their virtual quest to visit all of Stevenage’s four twin towns.
They covered 481 miles on Sunday with 62 members posting a distance. This week there were 236 bonus weekly miles from members not on Facebook.

Stevenage Striders Press Release – 2nd July 2020
06 July 2020
Stevenage Striders

Coronavirus hits all club events
As the whole wide world knows that there is the Coronavirus going on at the moment and that the British Government has told all runners that all events are cancelled and that all runners shouldn’t run in groups, hence all training has been cancelled with the club until further notice. However, the British Government are still allowing people to run by ‘themselves’. A lot of the club members were due to run in the Stevenage Striders Handicap 5km last week but got cancelled. So instead of rearranging the event, the club has asked runners to still do the 5km but to record it with Strava or other means. Here is how some of the club members got on with their challenge to which some have gained unofficial personal best times and season best times (they won’t be counted officially but this is still a great effort and good positive motivation for when races do restart hopefully later in the year).

Restarting Sport and Physical Activity - Support available
05 July 2020

Clubs and organisations all over the country are experiencing lots of challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. Club Matters is here to help by giving you some tips, tools and ideas to help keep your club functioning and working with your members and customers!

As some measures are being relaxed and the country is getting back to activity we have prepared a new suite of resources to give you tips and guidance on how to do this safely! 
 

85 in Bike Week Challenge
22 June 2020
Cycling UK Stevenage

The idea of the Bike Week Challenge organised by Cycling UK Stevenage was to maximize the number of days when people rode their bikes over the nine days of bike week and to form a huge virtual relay team of Cycling UK and friends to see how we could get. There was a minimum cycling distance of 5 kilometres in a day to get on the list.

Spartans in National 5K
22 June 2020
Fairlands Valley Spartans

Nineteen Spartans ran in the virtual national 5K. JONATHAN PARR finished in the top one per cent at 31st out of 3,283 with 15 minutes 37 seconds.

Stevenage Striders Press Release – 2nd June 2020
22 June 2020
Stevenage Striders

Coronavirus hits all club events
As the whole wide world knows that there is the Coronavirus going on at the moment and that the British Government has told all runners that all events are cancelled and that all runners shouldn’t run in groups, hence all training has been cancelled with the club until further notice. However, the British Government are still allowing people to run by ‘themselves’. A lot of the club members were due to run in the Stevenage Striders Handicap 5km last week but got cancelled. So instead of rearranging the event, the club has asked runners to still do the 5km but to record it with Strava or other means. Here is how some of the club members got on with their challenge to which some have gained unofficial personal best times and season best times (they won’t be counted officially but this is still a great effort and good positive motivation for when races do restart hopefully later in the year).