2015 Tuesday Night Coaching


Tuesdays, 5 May to 1 Sept 2015 @6:00pm, 1 and 2 hour sessions.

The Tuesday evening Cycling Coaching Sessions for youth riders return for 2015, run by willing volunteers from the Ribble Valley Juniors Cycling Club.


Despite losing some financial support this year, we have kept the very reasonable charges the same as last year.

2015 Registration Form

The sessions will follow a similar format to previous years with the aim to develop riders’ cycle racing skills, from novices to those wishing to compete at a high level.

The sessions will focus on the key skills needed to be able to participate safely, competently and successfully in road racing events.

As last year, with the aim of improving the focus of the coaching and to cater for a range of abilities, riders will be strictly allocated to one of three groups. Movement between groups will be by coach agreement only.

  • Novice group – 1 hour session + Time Trial, 6-7 pm. £2.00. Aimed at those new to cycling, young riders and / or those without a road bike.
  • Intermediate group – 1 hour session + Time Trial, 6-7 pm. £2.00. Aimed at riders with road bikes, with basic skills and fitness, but not yet ready for the advanced group.
  • Advanced group – Time Trial + 1 hour session, 7-8pm. £2.00 (see notes below). For riders who already compete regularly or are about to. Riders must meet all of the following criteria to join this group:
    • Complete a sub 3:00 Time Trial
    • Assessed by a coach as competent and safe when riding in a bunch
    • Be able to ride with (and own) clipless pedals – e.g. SPD, Look, Time, etc.

2015 Time Trial Times


Week 1 Novice 5 May 2015 Inter 5 May 2015 Adv 5 May 2015
Week 2 Novice 12 May 2015 Inter 12 May 2015 Adv 12 May 2015
Week 3 Novice 19 May 2015 Inter 19 May 2015 Adv 19 May 2015
Week 4 Novice 26 May 2015 Inter 26 May 2015 Adv 26 May 2015
Week 5 Novice 2 June 2015 Inter 2 June 2015 Adv 2 June 2015
Week 6 Go Ride Racing Results
Week 7
Novice 16 June 2015 Inter 16 June 2015 Adv 16 June 2015
Week 8
Novice 23 June 2015 Inter 23 June 2015 Adv 23 June 2015
Week 9
Novice 30 June 2015 Inter 30 June 2015 Adv 30 June 2015
Week 10
7-July-2015 Advanced Group
Week 11
Novice 14 July 2015 Inter 14 July 2015 Adv 14 July 2015
Week 12
Go Ride Racing Results 2
Week 13 Novice 28 July 2015 Inter 28 July 2015 Adv 28 July 2015
Week 14 Novice 04 August 2015 Inter 04 August 2015 Adv 04 August 2015
Week 15 Novice 11 August 2015 Inter 11 August 2015 Adv 11 August 2015
Week 16 Novice 18 August 2015 Inter 18 August 2015 Adv 18 August 2015
Week 17 Novice 25 August 2015 Inter 25 August 2015 Adv 25 August 2015
Week 18 Race 3 Results

2014-05-27 19.48.36As last year every 6th week will be a ‘race night’ but for 2015 these will be formally organised British Cycling Registered races. As such, on 9th June, 21st July and 1st September the format will change and riders will get a single, long race under BC rules. This is both to encourage riders to engage in the racing scene and to try to fill some of the gap left by the likely absence this year of CDNW Thursday youth race league.

Entry fees for BC licence holders will be £3.50 (£1.50 extra to cover BC levies). Non-licence holders may have to pay for a ‘day licence’ depending on BC membership level. More details will be provided once you have registered for the season. You can still participate in the other 15 coaching sessions if you do not wish to participate in the races – but we would like to see as many youngsters as possible taking part.


  • To be able to take part all riders must wear a suitable, cycling specific helmet and have a bike in safe working order.
  • Riders in the Advanced group are welcome to join the intermediate session for an additional £1.50, for an extended workout and to pass on their skills and experience.
  • Take part in 12 sessions and get the rest of the season for free.
  • In the unlikely event that numbers exceed capacity, priority for places at the session will be allocated on the following order of priority:
    1. Riders from a British Cycling ‘GO-RIDE’ club from the North West cluster*.
    2. Riders with a current B.C. Racing Licence.
    3. Riders with a current B.C. membership.
    4. Others (*Blackpool Youth Cycling Association, Bolton Hot Wheels, Cycle Sport Pendle, Red Rose Olympic, Ribble Valley Juniors)

For more information, please contact Chris Waters:

Tel: 07984 070367

e-mail: chris.waters@rvjuniors.co.uk

To book a place please fill in the form that can be downloaded on this page and e-mail to above address or bring it along on your first night.

2015 Registration Form

Forms must be signed by a Parent / Guardian.

Previous year’s information and Time Trial times can be found here:

2012 Time Trial times
2013 Time Trial times
2014 Time Trial times