11:30 am11:30

BOA Hill Climb

FREE entry on Rider HQ here for Scorpions members so don’t use official website 



  • Closed road starting at The Swan pub at the bottom of Market St.

  • The mini hill climb for U8 and U10 members is approx 150m to the corner of Newtown

  • The full hill climb for U12, U14 and U16 approx 500m to the mini roundabout at the top of Mason’s Lane.

  • Registration will open at 11.30am.  The mini hill climb will commence at 1pm, the full hill climb at 2pm

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10:30 am10:30

Hartham Park Family Sportive in Corsham

Felix and Avid Sport are running a family sportive on the 8.06.19 from Hartham Park around Corsham area. There will be a long route and a short route (60k and 30k) both on quiet lanes. U16 riders should be accompanied by a designated responsible adult (there can be more than one child per adult). Details and entry via British cycling here: Hartham-Park-Family-Sportive

For FREE* entry for Sulis Scorpions members, complete the entry form here: Hartham Park Family Sportive - Sulis Scorpions Youth Entry Form

*Adult entries are through the BC site and all Sulis Scorpions riders must be riding with a designated supervising adult (does not need to be the rider's parent): https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/197943/Hartham-Park-Family-Sportive?fbclid=IwAR1LjOXO2AIGZJNEPxDbsP9uyYDKqUM8hp18EAHL8AwO3fsAIcJ6aaRY2Ms

Any questions then please ask Felix (hello@avid-sport.co.uk)

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10:00 am10:00

Sulis Scorpions AGM

Sulis Scorpions AGM and breakfast 10-11am in the community room at Odd Down. Please note that coaching sessions will be altered as follows (there will be no endurance session)

  • Whip, Sand and Emperor 9-10am

  • Striped, Stalker and Imperial  11-12

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9:00 am09:00

Sulis Scorpions 2019 British Cycling race series #1

Details can be found on the British Cycling website, BUT, to enter for free as a member of Sulis Scorpions you will need to email your full name, date of birth, emergency contact number and British Cycling race licence number, if you have one, to Felix at: hello@avid-sport.co.uk (race licence not compulsory, you can get a day licence when you register on the day). Entries close on Thurs 7th Feb

Saturday 18th May - British Cycling Sulis Scorpions 2019 Race Series #2

Saturday 20th July - British Cycling Sulis Scorpions 2019 Race Series #3

If you’d like to be a member of British Cycling and get a race licence for 2019 then you’ll need at least ‘race silver’ membership which includes a race licence.  It’s also free for the first year for youth members affiliated to a cycling club (details here or you can call British Cycling on 0161 274 2010)

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10:00 am10:00

Velodrome Trip

We have booked a coach for travel from Odd Down to Newport, and
this will leave Odd Down at 10am sharp for arrival at Newport in time
for our track booking from 12 to 2pm. After our track session
ends, we will return to Odd Down at approximately 4pm.

Places are limited to 16, we intend to have two groups of 8
riders, and depending on demand we will have a group of novices
(never ridden at the velodrome before) and a group of improvers
(can ride confidently around the track). The minimum age for
riders at the track is 11.

The cost of the trip will be £20, which covers travel, track
hire, coaching at the velodrome and bike hire. The cost has been
subsidised by Sulis Scorpions.

If you are interested in a place on the trip, then please respond
to membership@sulisscorpions.co.uk by 19th January. We will confirm allocation of places on 20th December.

There are limited spaces for parents to come along on the coach to
spectate (no charge), please let me know if a parent would like a
seat on the coach.

We will have at least three more trips to the velodrome in 2019,
so don't worry if you miss out this time.

If you have any questions, please ask Jason (membership@sulisscorpions.co.uk).

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10:00 am10:00

British Cycling South Region - Youth Development Camps

After the success of last year’s Winter and Spring 1-day track and circuit sessions (South Days), the Regional Board and its Youth Work Group want to capitalise on this and prepare riders in a more focused approach to the demands of what is to be expected at national competition. The intention is to run a 1 day camp at the end of January for road, track & MTB XC then a 2 day camp early season which will also include BMX.

The aims of the camps are to develop riders not just physically (although this will be playing a major part) but also mentally, which will incorporate a series of skills-based sessions.

In previous year’s, following representation at Inter Regional events and the Youth Tour of Scotland, Team Managers and Coaches have fed back a common theme that riders are not prepared fully for this level of competition and as a result this then has a longer-term effect on their racing once they reach junior competition and beyond.

The training camps will not just focus on national competition. In order to prepare a rider’s endurance a 5 race Youth series, with events up to a national distance (up to 60km) has been organised with our colleagues in the South West Region. This will provide riders with a specific targeted level of racing without the need to travel all over the country. This series of races should be viewed as step 2 in a 3-step race progression: 1 being local and regional races, while step 3 being the National Circuit series. The series will be as follows:

  • Saturday 09 March 2019 – Odd Down Sports Ground, Bath

  • Saturday 30 March 2019 – West Point, Exeter

  • Saturday 20 April 2019 – West Down Camp, Salisbury

  • May 2019 (date tbc) – Thorney Island, Emsworth

  • Saturday 24 August 2019 – West Point, Exeter

In addition to attendance at the weekend camps the race series above, together with individual performances at the Castle Combe Easter Classic and the Regional Circuit Race Championships at Winchester, will form part of the selection process in entering a Boys’ and Girls’ Team to represent the South Region in the 2019 National Youth Circuit Series.

The Youth Work Group will also be working across MTB XC & BMX in the region to look at what can be done in both of these to further develop from a racing perspective.

A brief summary of what to expect at the Training Camp is as follows:

Dates: Sunday 27 January 2019 (Second camp date tbc)

Cost: Free of Charge to South License holders

Eligibility: Youth A and Youth B for road, Juvenile & Youth for MTB XC 

Content: The day will comprise of both on and off bike sessions with the AM session starting with a workshop followed by on the bike endurance based on the track (Road bikes). A lunchtime workshop will be followed by a track bike session if dry (rollers if wet) and an MTB specific session off site.

All sessions will be planned and delivered by BC qualified coaches to a minimum Level 2 Discipline Specific award. 


The next step: Please send your name, Youth category, licence number, discipline(s) & club to: YouthWorkGroup@outlook.com

All riders should be racing at a minimum of regional level and in the event of over subscription, priority will be given to those Youth & Youth A riders racing Nationally or looking to do so. 

The Youth Work Group and a host of volunteer staff look forward to hearing from you.

Enjoy the experience.

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5:00 pm17:00

Celebration & Awards Evening

The annual Xmas party - awards and party food at St Luke's, Hatfield Road, Bath. BA2 2BD

We will be celebrating everyone’s participation in the club this year as well as presenting awards to winners and welcoming new members. It’s a great opportunity to socialise and meet the coaches, committee and volunteers too.

We’ll have a special Scorpions team quiz and plenty of pizza and nibbles. To help us with planning and especially catering we would be grateful if you could let us know how many from your family will be there. If you haven’t replied already please email vicechair@sulisscorpions.co.uk

The event is funded by the club and we’ll be supporting the youth committee’ charity collection so please bring some spare change if you’d like to donate to their chosen charity, Julian House Bike Workshop. This local organisation creates opportunities for vulnerable people to make a positive move into independence and employment through training in building, repairing, servicing and selling bikes. They also give customers reliable and excellent value bicycles and maintenance.

We’re putting together a slideshow of photos to show what the Scorpions have been up to over the year so if you have any to contribute that would be great. You can share using Twitter (@sulisscorpions) or email to sulisscorpionsbath@gmail.com

Wear whatever you like but it would be a great excuse to dust off the Christmas jumper and get in the spirit with a bit of sparkle.

Thanks and see you there

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9:00 am09:00

Cyclocross Club Championships

The Scorpions Cyclocross club championships will be held at Odd Down. The course will be on a mix of grass and tarmac and suitable for any bike including road bikes. If you have treaded tyres or a mountain bike this may be better if conditions are wet. More details to follow with a link for online entry via Rider HQ.

Gear restrictions don’t apply in cross so we won’t need helpers for that - you need easy gears! 

8:45 - Registration opens

9:10-9:25 - course practice

9:30-9:50 - u8/10 - three lap race 1

9:55-10:20 - u12/14/16 - five lap race 1

10:25-10:45 - u8/10 - three lap race 2 (other direction)

10:50-11:25 -u12/14/16 - five lap race 2 (other direction)

11:30-12:00 - short course relay (all ages)

Participents can pre-register via this link

Also on Sat 10th the kit will be on sale in the community room and Sarah is holding a meeting of the youth committee after the CX racing.

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8:30 am08:30

Sulis Scorpions Club Championship Time Trial and Circuit Race

Sulis Scorpions Members only.

Entries for the championship and Time trial are free. Although we can take entries on the day can you please enter online before the day as this will make registration, chip and number allocation much quicker and easier.

Please click the link to enter:



Gear Restrictions will apply. Schedule as follows:

0820 - mechanic available for gear restrictions and gear checks commence

0835-0855 U8 &U10 Registration

0900-0940 U12 & U14+ Registration


0900-0945 TT 2 laps for U8 and U10

1000-1100 TT 5 laps for U12 and U14+


1110 - 1145 U8 Top circuit 20 Minutes

1110 - 1145 U10 Bottom circuit 25 Minutes

1200 - 1240 U12 Top Circuit 30 Minutes

1200 - 1240 U14+ Top Circuit 30 Minutes

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