Monday Coaching group progression

Movement between groups is entirely at the coach’s discretion, however below is an outline guide of what they are looking for.

From Novice to Intermediate:

A rider should be able to:

  1. Start and Stop.
  2. Control bike, ride a cone slalom confidently.
  3. Corner consistently, be able to turn within the width of track.
  4. Use brakes and control speed when riding in a line.
  5. Able to ride alongside another rider as a pair.
  6. Able to follow another rider.
  7. Ride one handed for 25m.
  8. Able to take and give a bottle.
  9. Know how to change the gears on their bike.
  10. Show an awareness of other riders.
  11. Have a road bike, flat bars with narrow tyres is ok.

From Intermediate to Advanced:

A rider should be able to:

  1. Have a 1 lap time trial time under 3 minutes.
  2. Clipless SPD, SPD-SL, Look or similar pedals and shoes.
  3. Able to ride confidently in a small group, 4 – 6 riders.
  4. Know how and when to use the gears on their bike.
  5. Understand the process of a team TT.
  6. Understand the process of how a chain-gang works.
  7. Be Youth A, B, C or Junior age categories. In 2022 that means:
    1. Junior = Born 2004 or 2005
    2. Youth A = Born 2006 or 2007
    3. Youth B = Born 2008 or 2009
    4. Youth C = Born 2010 or 2011
  8. Have a bike that has been restricted to an age appropriate gear. (download this PDF for information on gear restrictions or please ask a coach)

Cycling, Skills, Racing and Coaching for young riders and their families in Lancashire.