Category Archives: Latest News

Catch up with everything that is going on in the world of Sole Events


Easy Runner

We popped in to see the new Easy Runner store today and it is looking fantastic. For all visitors to the old shop, the new one is in the same place, but has taken over next door too. For those who haven’t been, the shop is on St Michaels Hill just behind the Bristol Royal […]


Coed Y Brenin Duathlon

Marc and Kit went off to the Coed Y Brenin Off Road Duathlon on Sun. Fast becoming a regular end of season fixture, the boys were due to be joined by two new recruits who couldn’t make it at the last minute. Treated as a fairly relaxed affair (curry and beers the night before!) the […]


Orca dive in …

This morning we received a brand new batch of Orca kit which our coaches will be wearing to coaching sessions and events. For those of you unfamiliar with Orca gear, the New Zealand based company makes top quality wetsuits and triathlon specific gear, and more recently has started to produce what must be some of […]


GB World Champion

With all the success of the Olympic Games it is easy to forget that the sporting world is still going strong out there. We watched with awe last weekend as GB athlete Chrissie Wellington won her second successive Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii. It was only her second attempt at the race (she won […]


Bikeability

We are now able to deliver Bikeability training so if you have a group who would be interested in taking this important course please get in touch for information on the packages available. For those of you unfamiliar with the term Bikeability, it is the cycling proficiency for the 21st century. We can come to […]


10 Hour Mountainbike

Marc and Kit, along with 2 friends took part in the 10 hour Cheddar Bikefest on Sat. For those unfamiliar with the format, basically teams of 4 have to race around a short course (around 16-18 minutes in length) and complete as many laps as they can in 10 hours. Starting at 10am and finishing […]


Newest member!!

We are proud to say that our newest member was born yesterday at 10.30am. Chris McCallion and his wife have a beautiful baby boy, congratulations to them both. Chris has assured me that childbirth makes an Ironman look easy, so maybe once he is back on his bike he will be smashing course records all […]


Team Sole Events

The Sole Events team have been out and about at the races over the last few weeks. Marc completed the Bristol Half Marathon in a respectable 1hr38mins, not bad as he was fighting his way through the slow runners for the first few miles, including the world famous Rhino’s! Kit however stormed around in 1hr […]


FitBiz 2009

There has been some exciting news with the FitBiz Challenge. We were approached by several town centre managers over the last few months about running an event. We have chosen to run an event in Weston-super-Mare (why not, it’s close to home!!) and will be revealing details of other challenges around the South West and […]


Schools Back

Now that school is back in full swing, we have a full compliment of after schools clubs happening for the rest of this term. We are starting to book places for after schools clubs starting in Nov term and beyond to 2009 too. If your school would like to book some quality after schools cycling […]


England Athletics Affiliation

Sole events are now affiliated to England Athletics, meaning two things. Firstly, the Harptree Havoc event that we ran successfully earlier this year will be going ahead in 2009, alongside this we have plans to run several other off road events, so keep watching for news of those. Secondly, it means we can enter races as affiliated runners! […]


No Messin Live

This weekend we will be at the ‘No Messin’!’ event in Weston-super-Mare. Run by Network Rail and open to everyone, this event is aimed at educating young people to the dangers of playing and messing around on the railways. In return for your attendance at one of the short educational shows, there are free activities […]


Mountain Biking Activities

Are you bored of the holidays yet? Nothing to do all day? Fancy a bit of Mountainbiking?  We are happy to announce that the successful Holiday Cycling Activities will continue this Summer at Ashton Court.  Starting on Monday 22nd August and running every day that week (18th-22nd August) we will be meeting at 11am at […]


Coach Marc in training?

There is a rumour going around that head coach Marc has been seen training again…. There have been unconfirmed reports of 70 mile bike rides and 10 mile runs in an effort to shed the weight and get fit for some racing late this year and early next year! For those that don’t know, Marc  […]


9.01 Ironman!

Kit has returned from his Ironman race in Germany where in appaling weather conditions he finished in an awesome, but frustratingly close 9hrs 1minute and 22 seconds! He is certain that he could have gone under 9hrs if it wasn’t for the rain, meaning his nutrition plan went haywire. Planning for a hot day, he drank […]


Summer Holiday activities

After another successful term of coaching at local schools we have decided to run some sessions during the summer holidays for those who enjoyed the sessions this year. We have managed to secure the services of a minibus driver too which means we can visit some other cycling venues. We have arranged a number of […]


Ironman Winner!!

Sole Events coached athlete Kit Stokes who has been training hard for an Ironman race in Roth, Germany, recently took part in Half Ironman UK as a training event. He promptly won the amateur section, beating several full time professional athletes along the way, coming an amazing 9th place! He was offered a place at the […]


FitBiz a success!!

The first FitBiz Challenge, held last week in Temple Quay, Bristol, was a huge success, with teams from companies accross the city coming along to compete for some of the amazing prizes on offer, as well as for the honour of being crowned the fittest company in the city. That honour went to the team […]


Cross Country Race

Wyvern Cross Country poster - Click here to download In conjunction with Weston-super-Mare Junior Athletics club, Sole Events are running a series of Cross Country runs in and around the Weston-super-Mare area. These events are designed solely for Women and Children to compete. The first of the series will take place at Wyvern Sports Centre (Wyvern […]


Jam Busting June

Sole Events is supporting Jam Busting June. In an effort to get everyone using sustainable transport, and most importantly their bikes (!) the local council has developed a scheme whereby people who commute to work using other methods than their car, will be eligible to win some serious prizes. Have a look on the website www.jambustingjune.com […]


Ashton Court Wed’s

We are running regular sessions up at Ashton Court for all those who are interested in improving their biking skills while out in a group. Ideally suited to those who ride occasionally, through to regular riders, we ride for 2 hours, sometimes taking in one of the trails, sometimes staying close by and doing some […]


Beach Cricket

The first Weston-super-Mare Beach Cricket tournament will be held on August 10th. We are looking for 8 teams of 8-10 players to come along and take part in the first tournament of it’s kind. More details are available on the main menu on the left sidebar under ‘events’ and as always if you still need […]


Half Term Ashton Court

We are running the successful Ashton Court Holiday sessions again this Half Term. Due to Bank Holiday we will be meeting on Tues, Wed and Thurs, 27th, 28th and 29th May. Riders will meet at 2pm at the Manor House, and will ride until 6pm so bring plenty of drink and some food. As always, […]


Half Term at Wyvern

We are running the Holiday Cycling Club at Wyvern Sports Centre again this half term. From 10am-1pm on the Tues, Wed and Thurs, 27th, 28th and 29th May (not Mon as it’s Bank Holiday) The cost will be £9 per day and will include a gift from British Cycling for those that attend all 3 days. Bikes are available […]


Priory School

Priory Go-Ride sessions Poster We have been asked by Priory School in Weston to run some activities for their enrichment days, and have also agreed to run extra curricular cycle sessions which are open to all. Similar in format to the Tues night Wyvern Sessions, these will take place at Priory, by the sportshall, on […]


School cycling sessions

We have secured funding to run cycling sessions in 8 schools recently. We will be running 10 weeks of 1 hour long sessions in 8 local schools before the summer holidays and if they go well then we hope to run the same for all schools in Sept. We sent out an e-mail asking for […]


Apologies

Apologies for not having posted for so long. We have not disappeared…quite the opposite actually, we have been mega busy this past couple of weeks so check for updates here regularly on our latest projects….


Regular MTB sessions

BCDS MTB Sessions poster download it here… Following the success of the two taster sessions that were held at Ashton Court in the Easter Holidays, we will now be running regular sessions. To be held at Ashton Court, meeting by the Manor House, and with trips away planned for the future too, the newly formed Bristol […]


BCDS Cycling Report

Sole events head coach Marc has recently been asked by the Bristol Cycling Development Squad (BCDS) to run their Mountain Bike section, and help to develop some of the young riders who are interested in becoming more involved in the sport. Along with the BCDS team of Dan and Steph, the guys ran a great […]


Government Backing

The Government Minister for Culture, Media and Sport was today treated to a display of Go-Ride cycling in his local school. To see the story on the British Cycling homepage click here http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/site/BC/clu/News2008/20080416_andy_burnham_goride.asp This is geat news for all schools that are currently receiving the training, and shows the schools who have yet to sign […]


Ironman Dream Over!

You will remember that we have been coaching an Ironman Athlete, Chris, over the past few months. Well unfortunately, due to a recurring and pretty nasty case of shin splints he has had to drop out of the race. But rather than waste all the good training he has been doing we are now looking […]


Bristol Cycling Dev. Squad

The Bristol Cycling Development Squad launched their new website today, so go and have a look at what the club has to offer. www.bristol-cycling.com Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome, with Sunday club runs, a thriving junior and youth academy for talented riders looking at a future in cycling, BMX sessions, track sessions, […]


Ashton Court Take Two!!

Ashton Court sessions take two! Due to the success of the first Ashton Court Cycling session, we have decided to run a second. The next session will be next Thurs, 17th, at 10am and will last for 3 hours, the same as this week. The session will again cost £6 and will be discounted for […]


Ashton Court Easter MTB

Ashton Court Cycling Poster, download here We are running a Mountain Biking session during the Easter holiday’s at Ashton Court Estate. On Thurs 10th April at 10am, we are running an introductory Mountain Bike skills session alongside our partners at the Bristol Cycling Development Squad. Several young riders have already been invited to come along and […]


Easter Holiday Programme

Following the huge success of the Wyvern School sessions on a Tues evening, we have decided to run an Easter Holiday camp down there as well. We are offering 20 spaces on a 3 morning camp. The details are as follows: Mon, Tues and Wed, 7th, 8th and 9th April. 10am-1pm £8 per morning Everyone […]


Bristol Schools Festival

We have been asked to coach at the Bristol Schools Sports Festival next week. We are expecting 3 days of intense activity with 6 schools a day due to come along and compete against each other. This is not the first time we have been involved in a major sports festival, with our head coach […]


Go-Ride goes crazy!

We were asked to help open the brand new state of the art cycle storage facility at Backwell School last week. We were asked to do an hour’s fun activities for all the kids who brought their bike to school with them for the day. We had no idea how many would turn up or […]


One to One service launched

Sole Events has now launched it’s one to one coaching service. If you are interested in doing some fitness training that is a bit more focused than you normally do, maybe you do not fancy the gym but you do want to burn some calories, maybe you haven’t exercised in a while but you’re just […]


Tues night Cycling

The first Go-ride session was held last night at Wyvern school, and despite the near monsoon conditions we still had 7 people turn up for the session. We focused on learning to ride looking up, not down at the floor, and we also learnt to use our brakes effectively. We also learnt how to warm […]


FitBiz Challenge UK

FitBiz Challenge poster We have today launched our latest event…the FitBiz Challenge UK. You can download a copy of the full details from this post, or visit the FitBiz website www.fitbizchallenge.co.uk You can enter online or just print off a form and send us a cheque. The challenge is basically a set of short events which […]