Please find below some basic information for Academy riders looking to join our Cyclo-Cross (CX) events:
- coaching sessions for age categories years 3 and under, year 4-5, year 6-7, and year 8+;
- Go-Ride racing events for age categories 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under.
The dates will be announced via our facebook and the British Cycling webpage.
Note – please contact us before attending a session to confirm a 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;
- 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 cyclo-cross
race environment and overtaking in a race environment. It may be wet and muddy.