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.


We run four Groups with up to 20 riders in each group. The groups build the skills and confidence in a fun, supportive way to so that riders can progress at their own pace through the groups.

The broad aim of each group:

Group 1 - Introduction to Go-Ride and cycling basics
Group 2 - Development of skills and introduction to basic group riding
Group 3 - Development of group riding
Group 4 - Confident, faster group riding

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 £25 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.

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