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2022 Wednesday learn to ride and beginners sessions

Our Wednesday sessions are back for 2022. These cater for children learning to ride and progressing. These fun sessions help build the skills needed to ride confidently.

From Wednesday 27 April through to September
6pm-7pm each Wednesday

Walton-le-Dale Primary School
Severn Drive, Walton Le Dale, PR5 4TD

How much does it cost?
£3 per week, pay on the night by card

Do I need to pre-book?

Any paperwork?
Yes please, just this Consent Form

Is it ever cancelled?
Occasionally due to weather or coach availability we may need to cancel. We would publicise cancellations on social media.

What do you need to bring?
An approved cycle helmet that fits the child
A safe bike that fits the child
Suitable clothing (clothes that won’t catch in the bike)
We will need a consent form (these can be completed on the night)

2022 Monday Coaching – Beginners, Intermediate and advanced

Our coaching is starting 25th April with an assessment evening then 9th May for coaching proper. These will be in a traffic-free environment using the University of Central Lancashire’s sports arena cycle circuit.

Weekly 1 Lap Time Trial Results

UCLAN Sports Arena, Tom Benson Way, Preston, PR2 1SG

25 April:
6:30-7:30pm Assessment evening (free of charge): Assess and group riders, give out numbers [don’t worry if you can’t make April 25th, you can attend at any point through the year]

9 May – 22 August:
6:30-7:30pm: Coaching
7:30-8:30pm: Optional Intermediate and Advanced Coaching

Each week there is 1 hour of coaching then a short 1 lap race against the clock. The second hour is more demanding for the older riders.

Sometimes the first hour may extend to 7:45pm if we have a packed coaching schedule in the first hour.

Who is it suitable for?

Our sessions are open to 6-17 year old young folk and we encourage parents/guardians to be present. Qualified coaches will build skills in bike handling and group riding usually in 3 groups (4 if high numbers):

  • Beginners: children that can ride without stabilisers. Any safe bike with a freewheel (we can’t support fixed wheel bikes).
  • Intermediate: more advanced skills and ultimately ready to start to race if they wish. Any bike with a freewheel, but better with dropped handlebars (racing/gravel/cyclocross).
  • Advanced: suitable for those ready to race. Bikes with dropped handlebars (racing/gravel/cyclocross) and clipless pedals, again no fixed wheel bikes.

How much does it cost?
Pay on the night, card payment please.

  • £4 for 1 hour
  • £6 for 2 hours

What do I need to bring?

  • An approved cycle helmet that fits the child
  • A safe bike that fits the child
  • Appropriate clothing (i.e. clothes that won’t get caught in the cycle)
  • Gloves are recommended
  • You will need to complete a consent form (available here or on the night)

Do I need to pre-book?

No, but we would like to get an idea of numbers, so please if you can message us from our Facebook page that would assist.

Unless we have very high demand the event will continue to be arrive and ride as and when you can attend.

More Information

These webpages have more information:

Monday Coaching

Consent Form and Term’s

Monday Coaching group progression