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BMX Nationals in Huncote back on track

After a postponement due to the early spring rainfall, Leicester Huncote Hornets, the BMX club based at Blaby District Council’s Pavilion Leisure Centre, will host the final rounds of the British Cycling National BMX Race Series.

The wettest March in Leicestershire since 1947 left the areas surrounding the Hornets’ track waterlogged and forced the team to reschedule their hosting of the championship series at their state-of-the-art, £150,000 BMX track.

Final rounds take place on 28-30 September 2018, with over 900 competitors and 3,000 spectators expected to visit the District of Blaby for the weekend.

Riders aged from 6 years old, to World Championship and Olympic-standard will be competing.

British Cycling will livestream each round to an audience of over 100,000 people, with the track and Pavilion Leisure Centre taking centre stage as host to the competition and visitors to the area.

Entry to spectate over the course of the weekend is FREE for all ages.

Mitch Barsby, Director at Leicester Huncote Hornets, said: “After months of planning the weather let us down forcing our postponement. However, thanks to a fantastic summer we are back on track and confident of a superb weekend of action.

“In a strange way it has worked out well for us. We’re now able to host the two most prestigious rounds of the championships as the top riders battle for their national titles. The eyes of all BMX enthusiasts will be on Huncote for the weekend!”

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Regulatory Services, said: “The work put in by all at the Huncote Hornets has been incredible and despite the disappointment of the March rain, their organisation and planning has continued to be meticulous.

“This is an incredible opportunity for both the Hornets and boosting tourism to the district and the local economy, and we are looking forward to a brilliant weekend of action.”

The event is being funded entirely by the Huncote Hornets with sponsorship from local businesses and the support of Blaby District Council.

Find out more about the Huncote Hornets by visiting www.leicesterhuncotehornets.com.

[Source/Image: Blaby District Council Communications]

Major BMX event at Huncote Hornets postponed

BMX riders
Photo: britishcycling.co.uk

In what has been described as a “devastating decision”, the Leicester round of the HSBC BMX UK National BMX Series has been postponed.

The surrounding land for camping and parking are underwater and even with the upcoming weather the water levels wouldn’t have dropped enough to hold the sheer amount of vehicles for the event.

Huncote Hornets say the circumstances are completely out of the club’s hands and is a decision from areas beyond their control.

Contingency plans have also been affected and cars can’t just be ‘dotted about’ the village as this would damage any chance of the Club hosting an event in the future.

British Cycling and Huncote Hornets have been working hard to find alternative facilities, however it has unfortunately not been possible.

In the interest of safety, the decision has been made to postpone the event as a last resort.

British Cycling are now seeking to find an alternative date, and will provide an update to BMX fans in due course.

The series itself will continue as planned with rounds five and six in Gravesend, Kent, from 26th-27th May and the organisation apologises for any inconvenience caused by the postponement.

Writing on Facebook about the decision, the Leicester Hornets said “…..a new date will be published ASAP once it has been decided, no time soon ”

They went on to offer apologies and thanks for the understanding being expressed after what they describe as a  “serious amount of work” has been put into organising the event.

 

Enderby resident Laura wins national accolade after 9st (120kgs) weight loss!

Enderby resident, 35yr old Laura Cosbie, a Slimming World Consultant, has been crowned “Slimming World’s Consultant Slimmer of the Year 2018”.

Laura had struggled with her weight since childhood and when she eventually left home her eating habits revolved around ‘less than healthy’ options.

Speaking about her journey on the Slimming World website Laura said:

“….I’d have a takeaway for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unsurprisingly, the weight piled on very quickly and, before I knew it, I was almost 19st.

When Laura became pregnant with her son, Joshua , and then later her daughter, Charlotte (now 12yrs and 9yrs respectively), she remembers feeling disappointed people didn’t congratulate her or ask her about the baby – and she thought it was because her weight meant that she didn’t look obviously pregnant.

She also realised that as the children got older – and started to get more active – she could miss out on quality family time as as she wasn’t ‘fit enough’ to keep up with them.

‘The turning point came when my husband and I went to Alton Towers and decided to go on the ‘Air’ ride. After a bit of a struggle I managed to get the harness to fit, but as the ride started I began to panic that it wouldn’t be able to hold my weight.

“I cried the whole way round. Worst of all, it took three men to get me out of the harness. I was so mortified – especially as everyone in the queue looked on – that we just went straight home afterwards.

‘Later that day I came across a picture of an old school friend on social media. She’d lost a lot of weight and was looking great, so I messaged her to see how she’d done it. She told me that she’d joined Slimming World. I decided enough was enough and looked up my nearest group.”

Laura started cooking meals from scratch rather than depending on ready meals. Other family members were supportive and, as the numbers on the scales started going down, it spurred her on to become as healthy and happy as possible.

The vegan option

Laura had read about leading a vegan lifestyle and it just seemed to make sense to her. The whole family became vegan in July 2017. Laura said:

“We fill up on plenty of fruit, vegetables, beans, rice and pulses, and love experimenting with new recipes and flavour combinations.”

It was a couple of years ago when Laura and her family moved to Enderby and shortly afterwards she left her full time job with a national pharmaceutical retailer to become a Slimming World consultant.

Laura is also more active these days. Since losing weight, the family have adopted three dogs – who love long walks! Laura’s also completed numerous Park Runs and even a muddy ‘Wolf Run’ obstacle run.

Laura is committed to helping others and as a Slimming World consultant she gets much satisfaction from “making a difference” to other people’s lives.

Laura runs a group at Huncote Community Centre, (Attached to Huncote Community Primary School) Denman Lane, Huncote, LE9 3BS. The group meet Wednesdays 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

She also runs a group at Narborough: St. Pius R C Church, 52 Leicester Road
Narborough, LE19 2DF Mondays 9.30am, 5:30pm and 7:30pm.

Anyone interested can just drop in to any session or give Laura a call on 07535 184040,

Laura and team at Wolf Run event
Laura and team pose for a photo at a muddy ‘Wolf Run’ event. Photo: Twitter

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Six films for Community Cinema

Huncote’s popular Community Cinema will be showing a mixture of family and classic films over the next few months, with the next six filmed announced.

Hosted at the Pavilion Leisure Centre, the first film, Hocus Pocus, will be shown at 10:30am on Wednesday 18 October.

The family comedy follows two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to stop three witch sisters on Halloween night.

Five other films will be shown from November to March 2018, including It’s a Wonderful Life, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Sing. Download the poster to see full details of each film.

Tickets are just £4 with booking essential.

The Leisure Centre’s café will be open for refreshments and there is a soft play area for children to enjoy before and after the screenings for free. Baby changing facilities are also available.

Call 0116 275 0246 or email leisure@blaby.gov.uk to book a place for the screenings.

Tickets are limited to 40 seats.

Upcoming films

Wednesday 18 October – 10:30am– Hocus Pocus
Tuesday 28 November – 2:00pm – It’s a Wonderful Life
Saturday 02 December – 2:00pm – The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tuesday 16 January – 2:00pm – The Artist
Wednesday 14 February – 10:30am – Sing
Saturday 10 March – 2:00pm – Pete’s Dragon

Pavilion Family Fun Day

69659-blab-charity-fun-day-ad-artworkThis weekend sees the Pavilion Leisure Centre throw open its doors for a fantastic Family Fun Day.

Taking place at the centre on Sports Field Lane, Huncote, LE9 3BN, the FREE event gives families a chance to enjoy the last few days of the warm weather at Blaby District Council’s leisure centre.

Starting at 10am, the day will feature activities both inside and out. Activities including Stalls, inflatables, bubble football and the skate park will be available outside. Inside the whole leisure centre will be open, including drop-in squash and badminton, gym sessions and toddler town.

The hugely anticipated Manchester Derby will also be available to watch in the licensed bar from 12:30pm.

All proceeds raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

For more information about the open day, call 0116 275 0246 or e-mail leisure@blaby.gov.uk.

 

Activities on Offer:

Huncote Hornets – BMX Club Promotion (With Show)
Burger Vans
Stalls
Huncote Harriers Running Club
Lemon Jelly Performing Arts Group
Slimming World
Pet Food Stall
Craft Stall
Cake Stall
Sure Start Centre
Inflatables
Popcorn / Candy Floss
Ice Cream Van
Fire Service
Police Car
Bubble Football
Wheels Skate Park
Drop in 3G Football

Inside the Pavilion Leisure Centre

Drop in Squash
Drop in Badminton
Toddler town
Winstanley Wizards – Table Tennis Robot
Cheerleading
Gym Sessions
Fast Classes
Gym Tasters
Personal Trainer Sessions
Raffle
Staff Bake Off
Teas and Coffees Available
Bar Licence Extended
Manchester Derby – Sky Sports 1

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]