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Go Ride Cluster Track Sessions

Regional track sessions for first claim members of Go-Ride Clubs. Open to riders aged 10-18. Run by Go-Ride club volunteer coaches and supported by British Cycling regional development staff. 

Please note, 10 and 11 year olds must have regional race experience from any discipline. For younger riders, we recommend getting started at outdoor tracks like Herne Hill VelodromePreston Park Velodrome, or Palmer Park Velodrome first.

Entry is £15, via the British Cycling booking system below. Shoes (£6) and track bikes (£8) can also be hired. The smallest frame size avaliable is 43cm. Please arrange and pay for these at the velodrome reception on the morning of the session. Bikes can be used with Look Keo compatible shoes. Pedals can't be changed.

Lee Valley now insist all riders need to bring a parental consent form to any of their sessions onsite. The best way is to complete all your key details on the attached form and make multiple copies to bring every time you come.

 

Book Online:

All sessions 8am-11am on Sunday mornings

Novice and Intermediate sessoins:

These sessions are for South East and Central region club members (Eastern region run similar sessions here)

10th September
8th October
29th October
17th December
4th February
11th March

Intermediate and Advanced sessions:

These sessions are open to all first claim Go-Ride club members regardless of region.

24th September
22nd October
19th November
7th January - Madison Special - 3 groups, new to Madison, Madison intermediates, Madison racers
11th February - *just added* Omnium Special - Bunch races, race finishes and time trials
18th February - Sprint Special - Flying 200s, standing starts, match sprints keirins and team sprints
25th March - Pursuit Special - Standing starts, individual efforts, team pursuits

 

Novice group riders:

First time track riders, those who have ridden fewer than 5 sessions, and those who can’t yet ride confidently on all parts of the track. 

Intermediate group riders

Riders with more experience, confident riding on all parts of the track, and ready to practice bunch and race drills. Also including younger race-level track riders.

Advanced group riders

Faster, race-level track riders. Advanced group riders will practice race drills and specific techniques in preparation for regional races.

 

Accreditation

All British Cycling-run sessions at Lee Valley can also count towards youth and junior rider's indoor track accreditation – which is necessary if riders want to race on indoor tracks. Accreditation criteria are set by the UK Indoor Velodromes standards.

The focus of the clusters sessions is for a fun, high quality coaching session, and accreditation stages can be signed off as riders’ skills progress. The focus is NOT on passing accreditation as quickly as possible. It shouldn't be assumed that riders will automatically progress through the stages of accreditationat each session, sometimes extra indoor track experience may be required. Generally if riders are riding well within an intermediate group they can pass one stage of accreditation each time they attend a cluster session.

There are 4 accreditation stages in total. It is not possible to skip stages, or achieve more than one stage on the same day. Speak with the British Cycling coach before your session if you want them to count towards your accreditation.

 

Other Sessions

British Cycling also support sessions at outdoor velodromes Herne Hill Velodrome or Preston Park Velodrome.

Herne Hill run their Holiday Club sessions every school holiday, book here.  British Cycling Go-Ride coaches also run advacned sessions for club riders at various venues London and South East Holiday coaching sessions

We also run the Monday afterschool track club at Lee Valley, which can count for accreditation book here.

Brand new for 2017, British Cycling Go-Ride coaches will be coaching at the Thursday night RaceReady session for accredited riders. Every other week will focus on a different bunch race event with invidiaul efforts. 2 groups sharing 2 hours of track time. This runs April - September in the same slot as Track League.

 

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