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Free Adult Cycling Courses

Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:36

FREE Adult Cycle Courses in your area!

Free adult cycle courses are being run across Hinckley and Barwell this spring and summer 2013.

The courses, run by Leicestershire County Council supported by the borough councils Active Together team, are aimed at developing confidence and skills for riding both on and off the road. They are ideal for people who have never been on a bike before, riders who want to improve their confidence and people who haven't cycled for years. Training is delivered by experienced instructors qualified to a national standard.

Participants don't need their own bike as bikes and helmets can be hired, subject to availability, for a small, refundable deposit.

Last year over 350 people took part in the courses across Leicestershire. Cycling is great fun and a good opportunity to get fit, save money on fuel and help the environment.

Mum-of-two Dawn Mason faced her phobia of cycling head-on when she took part in one of our adult cycle courses. Now she has not only found a new way to get from home to the village centre, but also regularly cycles with her children. Not only that, but she has also lost an amazing four and a half stones in weight after combining the extra exercise with a healthy eating plan.

Dawn said: "I never learned to ride as a child and had a phobia when it came to getting on a bike. However, I wanted to be able to ride with my four-year-old daughter when she learned."

"I have used my bike to ride intoLeicester, I also use it to travel to my local gym and swimming pool weekly and sometimes attach a trailer to the back and take my children out in it."

So whether you are looking for a new leisure activity or planning on cycling to work, why not give it a go? Dates for theHinckleyand Barwell courses are the following:-

Hinckley, Holycroft Park Tennis Courts, Shakespeare Drive

• Mondays 6pm-8pm

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th April and 6th May

Barwell, George Ward Centre, Church Lane.

• Mondays 6pm-8pm

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June and 1st July

For more information and to book a place on the course visit:, email or call 0116 305 8307.

Tags: Cycling, Hinckley, Sport

KS3 & KS4 Trampolining

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:54

Teams from Market Bosworth High School; Winstanley and Bosworth Academy competed in this Key Steps 3 trampolining competition. Despite being very nervous of being asked to perform in front of judges; staff and parents the students involved performed well in both their set skills and set routines. With both individual and team honours up for grabs students knew that they were competing against pupils from other schools and their team mates. Scores proved to be very tight with students missing out on top places by only 0.05 marks. Louise MacCardle proved victorious in the individual KS4 competition; whilst Market Bosworth 1 were victorious in the KS3 team competition pushing Winstanley into silver medal place by less than 1 mark. Bosworth Academy will put their competition experience to good use when they compete at Ashby in a second competition before going on to compete at the School Games Championships in March in the KS4 comp.

Tags: Hinckley, School Games, Trampolining

U14 Girls and Boys Badminton

U14 Girls and Boys Badminton

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:52

Market Bosworth and South Charnwood emerged as the best placed teams in the two badminton leagues taking place across Hinckley & Bosworth and North West Leicestershire securing their place in the playoff finals to decide which school teams would represent the Hinckley & Bosworth SSPAN in the Level 3 super series finals at Babington College. After the first series of singles matchesSouth Charnwoodgirls led 3-1 whilst the boys trailed 3-1. A similar set of results in the second series of singles sawSouth Charnwoodgirls extend their lead to 6-2 whilst Market Bosworth boys now led 7-1. The girls doubles once again saw some tight matches with three of the matches decided by 4 points or less in games up to 21;South Charnwoodcoming out with three victories out of 4 matches. Market Bosworth boys dominated in their doubles matches winning 4 out of 4 matches. The final series of matches saw more close games and a few upsets but no change to the expected outcome.

South Charnwoodgirls winning 11-9 in the end and Market Bosworth boys winning 16-4.

Tags: Badminton, Hinckley, School Games

Year 7 Boys Cricket Report

Year 7 Boys Cricket Report

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:49

Year 7 Boys cricket

5 teams ultimately contested the year 7 boys cricket competition following St Martins withdrawal due to illness affecting a number of their players. The 5 teams took part in a round robin competition with each school team playing against each other. The first two matches saw Mount Grace and Hastings defeating Winstanley and Heathfield respectively. Hastings continued to play well adding another victory after overcoming Winstanley; Heathfield got their first win with victory over Redmoor. Further victories for Mount Grace and Hastings set up what would be the deciding match in the fourth series of games with Hastings setting mount Grace a total of 120 to beat which proved to be enough as tight bowling restricted Mount Grace to a total of 79. Final positions – 1st Hastings; 2nd Mount Grace; 3rd Winstanley; 4th Heathfield and 5th Redmoor. Hastings will now go on to represent the H&BSSPAN at the Level 3 comp in February.

Tags: Cricket, Hinckley, School Games, Sport

Sports Personality: Sue & Jim Houghton Win Unsung Hero Award

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:31

Sue and Jim Houghton have won BBC Sport's 2012 Unsung Hero Award. Read More »

Tags: 2012, Hinckley, Olympic, Sports Awards

Sue and Jim Houghton win East Midlands BBC Unsung Hero Award!

Sue and Jim Houghton win East Midlands BBC Unsung Hero Award!

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:06

Sue Houghton, the Chair of the Hinckley & Bosworth Local Sport and Health Alliance, along with her husband Jim has been award the East Midlands BBC Unsung Hero Award! Read More »

Tags: Hinckley, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, Sport, Sports Awards

U13 and U16 County Table Tennis

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:16

The Hinckley & Bosworth SSPAN once again had the most entries into the County Schools Team Table Tennis Championships. Last years U11 boys team champions from Hinckley & Bosworth were up against it this year competing against older players in the u13 age group but still managed a respectable 3rd place, competing alongside a Winstanley team. In the U16 age group boys teams were fielded by South Charnwood HS, Market Bosworth HS and Bosworth Academy finishing 4th, 2nd and 5th respectively. Victory was secured in the U16 girls category byBosworthAcademy and the team will go on to compete at the regional Championships in January.

Tags: Hinckley, School Games, Sport, Table Tennis

Year 5/6 Basketball

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:12

6 schools took part in the Level 3 qualifying competition at GreenTowerson the 15th November. In the round robin format where each school would play 5 games to determine the winning school 3 teams were setting the pace and had each won 3 games after the first 3 matches. A narrow 7-6 victory over Sheepy Magna kept Westfield Juniors on course for winning the title but they would need to beat Kirby Muxloe in their last game who also remained unbeaten. Holliers Walk and Mercenfeld were battling to avoid the wooden spoon before drawing their game 4-4 to end with 1 point a piece. Barwell Juniors with a couple of victories finished in 4th place with Sheepy ending up third. In what proved to be the deciding game Kirby Muxloe took the title winning 9-4 to edge Westfield Juniors into 2nd. Best of luck to Kirby Muxloe who will represent the Network in the Summer Games Championships in June.

Tags: Basketball, Hinckley, School Games, Sport

Year 5/6 Tag Rugby

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:11

Four teams progressed through to the Level 3 qualifying competition held at BosworthAcademyon the 1st November to compete for the chance to represent the Hinckley & Bosworth School Sport & Physical Activity Network at the Level 3 competition in May. With a strong tradition of success in tag rugby the competition was always going to be strong with school club links particularly evident in these participating schools. With two of the pool matches played it was still impossible to tell who would progress through to the final and who would end up playing off for third and fourth place with 3 tries or less being the difference between the teams in most matches.

Lots of skilful play was on show despite the wet conditions and the two teams who consistently turned possession into points were Dixie Grammar and Burbage Juniors. In the final it was another close affair but with some excellent support play on show Dixieran out victors 8-6. In the 3rd and 4th playoff Elizabeth Woodville beat St Margarets 9-7.

Tags: Hinckley, Rugby, School Games

KS3, 4 & 5 Indoor Rowing

Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:10

As a development to the competitions this year each school involved was provided with the opportunity to have a couple of rowers in school prior to the competition for a couple of days to organise practice sessions and find their best team.

At KS3 nine schools were competing for the title of overall champions with teams of four boys and four girls from each school involved. A magnificent atmosphere was created with a hall full of participants and supporters cheering everyone on to give it their all as rowers took it in turns to row for up to a minute ,seeing how they were doing against their competitors on the big screen.

The winner of the male individual title rowed at an amazing pace of 1:30.6 per 500m covering 331m in 60 seconds; with the winning female covering 282m at a pace of 1:46.1 per 500m. Team honours went toMarketBosworthHigh Schoolafter calculating the combined performances of their boys, girls and mixed team races.

At KS4 and KS5 four schools entered teams into the two age group competitions, with the winning KS4 male rowing 333m in 60secs and KS4 female rowing 285m respectively. At KS5 the winning distance were 327m and 297m. Winning schools wereJohnClevelandCollegeat KS4 with a combined rowing total of 9102m and Groby at KS5 with a combined total of 8952m.

Market Bosworth and JCC will go on to represent Hinckley & Bosworth at the Level 3 School Games Championships in March in their respective age groups.

Tags: Hinckley, Rowing, School Games