What is Go-Ride?
Go-Ride is British Cycling’s development programme for young people and provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders, aged 6 to 16 years, to the world of cycle sport. It looks to develop basic, intermediate and advanced bike handling skills. This involves games, skills, drills, group riding, close contact, race games and simulations.
Go-Ride Coaching Sessions
The go-ride coaching team are currently planning our coaching programme for 2022. Dates will be published shortly but are likely once again to follow three blocks of 5/6 weeks beginning in March or April. Keep checking back for more information.
Join Our Coaching Team
We are limited to the number of young people that we can enrol each term due to the limited number of coaches that we have available. If you would like to train as a coach we’d like to hear from you. VC Venta provides free training to become a qualified British Cycling coach – and guaranteed free Go-Ride places for your children!
We are delighted to welcome Marium Zain to the Go-Ride team to support with the coordination and administration.
If you're interested in finding out more about coaching, do get in touch on [email protected] or just ask any of the coaches at the Go-Ride sessions.
What You Need to Know
Venue: Traffic free closed road circuit. South Winchester Park and Ride, Hockley Link, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2FG (entrance is off M3 junction 11).
Timings: Sessions run from 4 to 5 pm and riders will need to ready to start promptly.
Age Groups: Aged 6 to 16. Generally based on ability with a skills development pathway to assist in progression.
Safety: Sessions will be run according to British Cycling guidance and details of our protocols will be sent to all parents/guardians.
Format: 1 hour structured coaching delivered by a range of qualified British Cycling Coaches. Followed by a short race around the circuit. We encourage arriving early to get a few extra laps in.
Equipment Required: Bike, helmet, gloves and a drink. It is also important to wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and suitable shoes such as trainers. No sandals or flip flops will be permitted. At the start of each session a bike check will be performed.
Cost: Each series costs £20 per rider. Full payment online is at the time of registration.
Contact: If you have any queries please email [email protected]
Registration: You’ll need to complete a Go-Ride registration form to register your child.