Some basic information for Academy rider looking to join our CX sessions. Note – please contact us first before attending a session to confirm space.
A bike in good working order. Mountain bike or cyclocross bike are
ideal, but a hybrid or a road bike with knobbly tyres fitted will be
fine. Slick tyres are not recommended as you will have little or no grip on wet grass or mud. Bike helmet , gloves, waterproof jacket, long leggings/ trousers ( not jeans ) . A drink and a snack.
What will the training involve?
We will be improving riders bike handling skills on mixed terrain in a
traffic free environment. This will include riding up and down slopes,
cornering on grass and gravel & transitions between different
surfaces.We will look at race starts,riding in a group in a cyclocross
race environment and overtaking in a race environment. It may be wet and muddy.