BRITISH RIDERS FOR WORLD CUP

With the first round of the track World Cup in Manchester fast approaching, here is a run-down of which British riders (in what we will be Britain?s largest ever representation at a World Cup) are set to take to the boards:

Great Britain:

Stephen Burke

Ed Clancy

Matt Crampton

David Daniell

Geraint Thomas

Anna Blyth

Chris Newton

Rob Hayles

Alex Greenfield

Jess Varnish

Lucy Martin

Wendy Houvenaghel

100% ME Men?s trade team:

Andrew Fenn

Luke Rowe

Erick Rowsell

Mark Christian

100% ME Women?s Trade team:

Lizzie Armistead

Katie Colclough

Joanna Rowsell

Sky+ HD men:

Ross Edgar

Jason Kenny

Jamie Staff

Sky+ HD women:

Victoria Pendleton

BLYTHE IN HONG KONG

Up and coming British rider Adam Blythe (Konica-Minolta) is in action at the moment at the Tour of Hong Kong Shanghai.

Blythe won the second stage, a 101km circuit race, but missed out on a decisive 15-man break on stage three (a).

Blythe?s Konica-Minolta team scored a 1-2 on stage three (b), a 36km criterium, with rising South African star Christoff van Heerden taking the win ahead of the Englishman.

Van Heerden is currently leading the race, with Blythe lying second in the points classification. The race concludes on Saturday.

Formerly part of the Olympic Development Programme, Blythe left under mutual agreement to race in Belgium thanks to CTT funding. After some good results, Blythe is currently riding as a stagiaire for the South African Konica-Minolta team.

STAFF GUESTING

Olympic gold medallist and four-time World Champion Jamie Staff will be the guest of honour at the Wolverhampton Wheelers annual dinner and dance on Saturday November 8.

Tickets for the event are still available at a price of £30 for non-members. See www.wolverhamptonwheelers.co.uk for more details.

CTC CONFERENCE

The CTC (the UK?s national cyclists? organisation) and Cyclenation (previously known at the Cycle Campaign Network) will be holding their next cycle campaigning conference on November 15 in Warrington, Cheshire.

The agenda on the day is ?Streets Ahead?, which will assess how policy changes are bringing safer streets for both cyclists and motorists and will detail how local campaigners can contribute to the movement.

The campaigning potential of introducing 20mph speed limits in residential areas will be discussed in the afternoon. To register for the conference, please visit www.streets-ahead.org/