Half Term Go Ride Events

Go-Ride – is British Cycling’s development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills. This is done in a traffic free environment through a mixture of games, exercises and races.

Go-Ride Racing gives children and young people the chance to get involved with a bike race. Learn essential cycling skills and techniques from qualified coaches and take part in some racing against other riders who are also new to the sport.
 

 

Port Talbot Wheelers have arranged two Half Term Go-Ride Races for children to come along and have a go at bike racing in a traffic free environment at Margam Park East car park.  Everyone is welcome no matter what their ability.
 


All we require is a roadworthy bike and a helmet though if you choose to have extra protection such as gloves or kneepads etc then that would be welcome. The races will take place on two consecutive Saturdays of Half term:

Saturday October 25th at 11am
Saturday November 1st at 11am

at Margam Park East Car Park

Click here for map

(turn off is halfway between main gate and Margam village, follow signs for Discovery Centre)

Registration for both events is from 10am

For further info
Email :- garryjones333@btinternet.com
Telephone: 07938 136435

What is Go Ride?


 

Go-Ride is British Cycling's development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.

 

With Go-ride the focus is on building the basic skills needed to ride safely: stopping and starting; riding with one hand; riding slowly and maintaining balance; using gears etc. When they have mastered these techniques riders progress to more challenging activities including off road rides and competitions with other local clubs.

Go-Ride provides the first step onto the Performance Pathway - over 60% of riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride Clubs.

You can learn basic cycle skills, have fun, do some exercise or get started on racing. The aim of the club is to take the rider from the playground to the podium, but above all to develop a life -long love for cycling.

British Cycling has launched Go-Ride Racing, a new initiative in partnership with Sky designed to encourage more young people into entry-level bike racing. This latest addition to Go-Ride, a cycling development initiative for young people, provides a stepping-stone between school or club cycle coaching sessions and regional level cycling competitions.

Go-Ride Racing events offer entry level, local competition for young cyclists under the age of 16. British Cycling racing licences are not required and the events are aimed at novice racing cyclists.

Startline

Full details are available on British Cycling’s web-site but basically it’s about having fun on a bike, learning to ride with confidence, and trying mini versions of the sport - all delivered  in a safe off road environment by trained British Cycling coaches.

 

The races will be for the following age groups.
Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16
Cost  just - £2

Refreshments will be available on the day.

See here for details of our last Go-Ride event in July

Photos from the October event can be found here


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