The Prime Minister has been 'embarrassed' by the Transport Secretary's inaction on cycling, British Cycling's policy adviser Chris Boardman said today in response to the government's publication of its cycling delivery plan consultation. British Cycling's policy adviser, Chris Boardman, said:"After the triumphs of London 2012, the Prime Minister promised a 'cycling revolution' and, even though today's announcement has been almost two years in the making, we are still waiting for his government to produce a clear strategy on cycling.
Enrolment is now open for the 2015 Ducati Dream Tour - a perfect opportunity to explore the "land of motors" The main attraction of the tour is the new Multistrada 1200 S. Also available are the Monster 1200, Monster 821, Hypermotard, Hyperstrada and Diavel.
Special Olympics Great Britain, the charity which helps children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities take part in year-round sports coaching and competition activities, has received a huge funding boost from the government. Special Olympics GB currently has 150 local clubs that serve 8,000 intellectually disabled athletes with the help of its dedicated army of 4,000 volunteers across England, Scotland and Wales.
The most Northerly 10K on British Mainland. The Castle of Mey 10K is the most northerly 10K on the British mainland, and is run in the beautiful grounds and surroundings of the historic 14th Century Scottish Castle, the Queen Mother's home in Caithness.
Wick Triathlon Club and North Highland Harriers are holding their annual Easter 10K on Sunday 5th April 2015. Registration takes place at 12.30 - 1.30 at Staxigoe Hall with the race starting at 2pm.
Steve Atkins' Bayview1 side have won the 2015 Rockwater Shield for a second time after a hard fought victory over the Queens Hotel. The team from Lybster, having previously won this knockout competition and having been strong contenders in league Division One were most people's strong favourites going in to the final against newly promoted Wick side Queens Hotel and indeed ran out 6-1 winners.
Reporter Noel Donaldson Nairn counts the cost after Academy late show. I have a message for the Wick team heading for an historic encounter with Cove in the Cup final...please don't leave it to the dying minutes to find the net.
A network of major businesses - including Santander, Sky, GlaxoSmithKline, National Grid, British Land and The AA - have formed a national group to urge politicians to form an integrated transport strategy for cycling, British Cycling announced today. In its first joint call for action, the group – brought together by British Cycling and named the #ChooseCycling network – has written an open letter to party leaders asking for commitments on funding and leadership ahead of the general election in May.
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From Left; Colin Banks, Alan Stewart, Scott Risbridger, Alan Larnach (Captain), Martin Hill, Stevie Cunningham, with Lynda Donn (Owner). Photograph By Ryan Carter..
Crown1 have won their first ever Wick & District Pool League title, as they were crowned division one champions on Monday night after a 7-5 victory over Blackstairs. In one of the most open title races in recent memory, it was Alan Larnach's Crown team who would clinch the championship putting an end to Camps2's five year winning streak.
The Queens Hotel turned around a 6-3 1st leg deficit to beat The Francis Street Club 6-0 to make it to final of 2014\15 Rockwater Shield where they will face Steve Atkins' Bayview1 side. Jim Bain and Brian Robertson got the Queens off to a perfect start, as they battled hard to earn wins over Stewart Steven and Brian Munro.
Wick Academy 1 Clachnacuddin 0 Reporter Noel Donaldson. ACADEMY gave their fans some anxious moments as they hung on to their waver-thin, first-half lead for victory and despite it being enough to see them through to their first-ever semi-finals of the Highland League Cup, the team will need a better performance if they are to get a crack at the big one.
With only two games remaining in the Wick & District Pool League, the division two title race is hotting up with four teams still in with a chance of finishing in top spot. An inspired captains performance by Graham Harper played a key part in the Francis Street Clubs 9-3 win over top side Queens on Monday night.
Bayview1 and The Francis Street club recorded important 1st leg wins in the semi finals of the 2014/15 Rockwater Shield. Graham Harper's Francis St Club side looked for the win away to Queens Hotel that would help in their quest to make the cup final for a second year in a row.
Academy four-midable in St Valentine's Day's engagement. Wick Academy 4 Huntly 0 Reporter - Noel Donaldson FOOTBALL came home to Harmsworth Park on Saturday and supporters, thirsting for the return after a match famine, couldn't have been more delighted.
Camps2 have moved to the top of division one after a hard-fought 7-5 win against Crown1 in week ten of the Wick & District Pool League season. With the match tied at 2-2, an outstanding total clearance by Alec Thompson put Camps2 ahead at 3-2 and on their way to victory.
Retro1 put in the performance of the night to defeat Bayview1 7-5 in week 9 of the 2014\15 Wick & District Pool League season. In their debut season in division one, Retro1 remain undefeated and sit in third place in the league.
Martin Hill's fantastic performance on Monday night helped play a big part as his Crown1 side earned a 6-2 first leg victory over Blackstairs Lounge. The Crown side look to be big favourites to progress, requiring just three frames in the next leg to make it through to the Rockwater Shield semi finals.
Crown1 hosted Bayview1 in a top of the table clash on Monday night in week eight of the 2014/15 Wick & District Pool League season. Colin Banks got the home side off to a great start thanks to a win over Angus Mackay, but great finishing from the Lybster side would see them race into a commanding 5-1 lead.