UPDATE – In the light of the current Coronavirus/Covid-19 situation, and based on government advice and that from British Cycling, we unfortunately won’t be able to go ahead with our planned launch on 25 April. However we’ll continue with our preparations and we’ll be ready to get going when we’re advised that it’s safe to do so, and we’ll provide further communication on this in the future. Please do still get in touch at [email protected] if you’d like to put your name down.

In the meantime, if you’ve got young kids at home on the moment, then check out British Cycling’s daily activity calendar to help keep them moving and develop new skills, at this link.

We’re excited to announce that we are launching kids’ cycle coaching sessions, starting on Saturday 25 April, at Alderwood Leisure Centre, Aldershot, GU12 4AS (just off the A331).

The sessions will run from 2pm till 4pm on a Saturday afternoon. The price is £30 for one child, or £50 for two, for a six-week block of sessions.

Kids from 5-11 can be catered for. If they can ride a bike without stabilisers, then they can join in. They will need to bring their own bike, a properly fitting helmet and suitable clothing.

The sessions are run by the club’s team of British Cycling-trained coaches, led by our very experienced head coach Nigel Fletcher. Nigel has many years of experience of coaching youngsters (as well as adults), and he is a Level 3 British Cycling coach (the highest level of certification). He is ably assisted by a team of other club coaches, all of whom are of course DBS checked.

The aim is to build cycling skills in a fun, safe environment, as part of British Cycling’s Go-Ride scheme for young riders. Cycling is an essential part of growing up, and we want to help more young people to discover the fun of cycling and to develop lifelong skills. Most of the Great Britain Cycling Team started off at Go-Ride clubs!

Spaces are limited, and Go-Ride coaching sessions typically end up with waiting lists, so don’t hang about if you might be interested.

For more information, and to sign up, please contact [email protected]