Welland Valley Whizz Kids are the junior section of the club which is run as part of the established Go-Ride scheme.
HSBC UK Go-Ride is British Cycling's development programme for young people which provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.
Go-Ride provides the first step onto the Performance Pathway and over 60% of riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride Clubs like ours, however this is not our main aim. Our key aim is to get young riders having fun on bikes. We operate out of Market Harborough in Leicestershire, but offer cycling opportunities at various locations across South Leicestershire depending on the sessions being offered.
We meet regularly on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month starting at 2pm and we offer a variety of sessions: Starting with Core Skills where we concentrate on balance, bike handling and braking. This progresses to other days where we have racing experiences and finally our season long racing league which covers time trial, bunch road racing, off-road cyclo-cross racing and more.
We are an accessible club and we offer most sessions free of charge, all we ask is that you complete a parent consent form at the start of the first session. We also need all riders to have a roadworthy bike, a properly fitting helmet and we suggest bringing a drink as well, other than that you’re good to go.
As for age, we take riders from as soon as they can ride without stabilisers (or use their legs on a balance bike), up to under 16.
We also have links to a number of external racing opportunities such as the Mallory Park racing league on Tuesday evenings. In the winter months, we see a lot of riders competing in the West Midlands Cyclo-cross league and there are racing opportunities at Rockingham Speedway. New for 2017 will be the Leicester Circuit races as well as one-off local races such as the Leicester Castle Classic in August.
For more information, have a look through the other Whizz Kids pages on this website:
Or you can follow what we're up to on the Welland Valley CC Facebook page
Or view our Whizz Kids photo album
We look forward to welcoming you to our club!