Go-Ride Coaching update _Feb 2018

Go Ride Coaching

We have one more coaching session this Saturday 10th Feb before half term. We will then have one week off and resume on Saturday 24th Feb running for 5 weeks up to and including Saturday 24th March.

This block will continue to focus on techniques and skills and be mostly undercover making use of the ramps, rollers and kickers etc. Please come with trainers and flat pedals so you can get the most out of the sessions and not worry about clipping in.

Please be prepared for the colder winter weather and dress appropriately, including gloves, as although under cover its will still be cold, particularly as such skills sessions are typically less active.

Venue:  Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, Ponteland, NE20 0AJ

Time:     8:45 - 9:45            Cost:     £4 on the day

The coaches will split the riders into groups using different pieces of equipment and rotate around to try and keep everyone as active as possible.

Club Rides

The club rides will continue to depart from the farm at 10am although there will be no further Youth Club Rides until the finer weather returns in the spring. Please ensure that you start in the slower groups and only progress when comfortable to do so. If in doubt please speak with one of the coaches and remember all members under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please remember that unaccompanied youth members can join a ride at the discretion of the rider leader. A parental consent form must be completed and emergency contact details provided to the ride leader.

Go Ride Racing

There will be Go Rode racing this Saturday 10th February after coaching. We will try to find a dry patch of the field and put some of the skills you’ve all been learning into practice

Go Ride Half Term Coaching

There will be a half day coaching with the regional BC Go-Ride coaches at Thorneyford Farm on the morning of Thursday 15th Feb. Please keep a look out for more information…

Please speak with one of the coaches if you would like more information or advice on any of the above!

Vags Go Ride Team

Go-Ride Coaching_Jan 2018

Happy New Year

The Go-Ride coaching starts up again this Sat 6th Jan and will run every week up to and including Sat 10th Feb. Due to the winter weather and condition of the field this block will focus on techniques and skills and be mostly undercover making use of the newly acquired ramps, rollers and kickers etc. Please come with trainers and flat pedals so you can get the most out of the sessions and not worry about clipping in.

Please be prepared for the colder winter weather and dress appropriately, including gloves, as although under cover its will still be cold, particularly as such skills sessions are typically less active.

Venue:  Thorneyford Farm, Kirkley, Ponteland, NE20 0AJ

Time:     8:45 - 9:45            Cost:     £4 on the day

The coaches will split the riders into groups using different pieces of equipment and rotate around to try and keep everyone as active as possible.

Please note that there is a price rise to £4 per session. We are extremely lucky to have use of the facilities at the farm and the increase allows us to contribute towards their upkeep and maintenance.

Club Rides

The club rides will continue to depart from the farm at 10am although there will be no further Youth Club Rides until the finer weather returns in the spring. Please ensure that you start in the slower groups and only progress when comfortable to do so. If in doubt please speak with one of the coaches and remember all members under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please remember that unaccompanied youth members can join a ride at the discretion of the rider leader. A parental consent form must be completed and emergency contact details provided to the ride leader.

Racing/Supporting Opportunities

For those unaware the National Cyclo Cross Championships are being held in the North East on the weekend of Jan 13-14th at Hetton Lyons Country Park. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the best riders in the UK and cheer on a few in club kit. More info below:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/britishcrosschampionships/article/20170609-cycle-cross-British-Cycling-announces-venue-for-2018-HSBC-UK---National-Cyclo-Cross-Championships-0

Please speak with one of the coaches if you would like more information or advice on any of the above!

Go-Ride Update Nov 2017

Lots if  Info…

Youth Go-Ride Coaching

The Go-Ride coaching will continue at Thorneyford Farm every Saturday up to and including Sat 16th Dec. We will continue the cyclo-cross scheme using a combination of field and hard surfaces so CX / mountain bikes with gears will be required. Please be prepared for the colder weather and dress appropriately, including gloves!

Venue:  Thorneyford Farm,  Kirkley,  Ponteland,  NE20 0AJ

Time:     8:45 - 9:45            Cost:     £3 on the day

The coaches will split the riders into appropriate groups based on their ability.

The riders will be split into 3 groups as we introduce a new more advanced group for the growing number of teenage members. We hope to provide suitable coaching sessions to challenge them and help their continued development and progression as riders.

Club Rides

The club rides will continue to depart from the farm at 10am although there will be no further Youth Club Rides until the finer weather returns in the spring. Please ensure that you start in the slower groups and only progress when comfortable to do so. If in doubt please speak with one of the coaches and remember all members under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please remember that unaccompanied youth members can join a ride at the discretion of the rider leader. A parental consent form must be completed and emergency contact details provided to the ride leader.

Racing Opportunities

For those looking to race then take a look at the 2 regional leagues.   NECCL is predominantly Saturdays and CXNE Sundays. Numbers participating tend to the higher at the CXNE events so NECCL may provide a more gradual entry. We will be hosting the NECCL event at the farm on Sat 11th November and the CXNE event at the farm on Sunday 17th December.

The Cyclo Cross North East (CXNE). http://cxne.org.uk/

North East CycloCross League (NECCL).  http://neccl.co.uk/

For other events please take a look at the British Cycling Events webpages. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/home

Regional Club Cluster

There are two weekly regional club clusters for junior, youth A, B and second year C riders. The road cluster is held on Thursday evenings 19-21:00 at Prissick and the CX cluster is held on Wednesday nights 19-20:30 at Meadowfield Sports Centre. These are aimed at developing riders who have an interest in racing and training.

Track Cluster Manchester

If you are interested in experiencing the track then take a look at the NE regional track cluster session on January 7th 2018 at the Manchester Veledrome. PLEASE discuss this with the coaches to check suitability.

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/167274/HSBC-UK-Go-Ride-Track--North-East-Cluster

Club CX Champs

The club CX club championships will be held at Hetton Lyons Country Park on Saturday 16th December. This is one of the NECCL events with prizes to the first Vags riders. Further info can be found here:

North East CycloCross League (NECCL).  http://neccl.co.uk/

Please speak with one of the coaches if you would like more information or advice on any of the above!

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