Academy Cyclo-Cross

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.

Riders need:

  • 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 cyclo-cross
race environment and overtaking in a race environment. It may be wet and muddy.

 

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