Bike polo news
6th Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France (France, definitive ranking dated 28 January 2017)
4th Argenteuil Tournament (Argenteuil, France, 7 January 2017)
9th Ile-de-France Cup (Le Plessis-Bouchard, France, 17 December 2016)
8th Ile-de-France TRJJPV (tournament for bike schools) (Le Plessis-Bouchard, France, 12 November 2016)
Bike polo initiation in a cyclo-cross organization in Montgeron (Ile-de-France, France, 11 November 2016)
As in 2015, the E.C. Montgeron-Vigneux organized a bike polo initiation thanks to Michel Vanvynckt during its annual cyclo-cross competition on 11 November.
About 30 cyclo-crossmen and -women from all categories and coming from various clubs (Antony, La Ferté Gaucher, Clamart, Argenteuil, Villeneuve-St-Georges, Montgeron, Combs-la-Ville, Paris, etc.) came after their competitions to try bike polo under the sun.
Pictures of this initiation has been issued on www.velostar.fr and on Le Républicain de l'Essonne.
2016 European Cup (definitive rank)
5th St-Pierre de Varengeville Tournament - 3rd leg of the 2016 European Cup (Normandy, France, 17-18 September 2016)
Death of Gareth Collins (3 August 2016, Oakenden Bike Polo)
Garreth "Gaz" Collins is dead on 3 August 2016 in Avoriaz (France). He suffered a heart attack while on vacation with some of his Oakenden B.P. friends.
He was among the founders of the 5 player international set of rules in Winter 2006-2007, rules which are used since 2007 in the European Cup.
He was a leader in his team as well on the field as for the organizations of his club.
Very open to other sports, he played hardcourt bike polo and mountain bike and was a true supporter of the Wales teams in rugby and football.
Alain Derly, Evan Connon, Garreth Collins & Garry Beckett on 18 March 2007 in Bobigny after the ultimate meeting on the 5 player bike polo international set of rules.
1st Saint-Saëns initiation Bike Polo Tournament (Saint-Saëns, Normandy, 2 July 2016)
9th Vigo Tournament - 2nd leg of the 2016 European Cup (Kent, United Kingdom, 25-26 June 2016)
77th French Championship (France, definitive results, 19 June 2016)
Death of Jean-Pierre Siméon (June 2016, Pédales Varengevillaises)
Jean-Pierre Siméon was among the pionneer of cycle polo in St-Pierre de Varengeville. He played bicycle polo for decades. This sport had started in 1957 in this small town of Normandy on a field lent by Georges Siméon, Jean-Pierre's father, who will become many years after Mayor of St-Pierre de Varengeville.
Jean-Pierre Siméon, in suit on the right of the picture, after the 1st title of France champion for the Pédales Varengevillaises.
1st Random Tournament (Argenteuil, France, 4 June 2016)
2016 Ile-de-France Championship (France, 14 May 2016)
1st Wendelstein Tournament - 1st leg of the 2016 European Cup (Wendelstein, Germany, 7-8 May 2016)
U19 Ile-de-France 2016 championship (Le Plessis-Bouchard, France, 2 April 2016)
1st Lefthanded Tournament (France, 6 February 2016)
10th International Championship (Aiken, South Carolina, USA, 14-15 November 2015)
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