Go-Ride Technique + Skills Coaching
Wednesday evening Sessions at Tackeroo start again April 2022 (date to be announced), subject to any restrictions that may be in place at that time.
Latest HSBC UK Go-Ride News. See HERE
Evie Strachan finishes 3rd in National MTB XC Series. See HERE
Winter coaching sessions 2021 now on at Cannock Chase Tackeroo campsite Google map
Sessions run from 10:30 prompt until 11:30. Please arrive 10:15 for sign in, helmet, clothing and cycle check.
SRC GO-Ride Cycle Coaching
All you need to know about HSBC UK Go-Ride
•Clubs for kids: Go-Ride Clubs are for riders under 18, with fun at the heart of high quality coaching sessions and a clear pathway for progression.
•Gives parents peace of mind: All coaches hold a British Cycling qualification and are DBS-checked, plus Go-Ride sessions will always take place in traffic-free areas.
•Easy to get involved: Just like any sports club, the emphasis is on regular, local and affordable activities to make it easy to keep coming back and create a sporting habit for life.
Here at SRC we run 3 groups at coaching sessions. Beginners, intermediate and advanced, this way we can cater to all riders needs and no riders will be placed in a group that is out of the riders depth, all we ask is that riders need to be able to pedal their bikes without stabilisers. SRC coaches provide a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and improve bike handling skills. All coaching sessions are run in an off road traffic-free area.
Go-Ride Saturday Sessions
Now running all year round from Tackeroo campsite (http://www.forestry.gov.uk/tackeroo). In very poor weather the session might get cancelled at short notice. Check our Facebook page if in doubt.
Sign-on is at 10.15am. There is car parking available at Penkridge Bank Car Park directly opposite the entrance to Tackeroo on Penkridge Bank Road. The cycling activities will take place in various locations around the site dependant on techniques being coached.
Wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions, bring a drink and a snack if you wish.
Sessions will last approximately an hour and will finish at 11.30am. There are NO toilet facilities on site.
Price per session– SRC Members £2 (non-members are currently not being accepted for sessions, but are welcome to come along and watch to see what we do. If you like what you see, you can join the club to attend future sessions. Please see HERE for details on joining the club.)
Go-Ride Wednesday Sessions
Take place weekly on Wednesday when evening light allows.
Sign-on is at 18:15 at Tackeroo
Sessions will last approximately an hour and will finish at 19:30
Price per session – SRC Members £2 (non-members are currently not being accepted for sessions, but are welcome to come along and watch to see what we do. If you like what you see, you can join the club to attend future sessions. Please see HERE for details on joining the club.)
What to bring – weekly Go-Ride sessions
Bike – Any kind of normal bike will be suitable (hybrid, leisure, cycle cross, mountain bike or BMX) as long as it is in safe working order, especially the brakes, tyres and steering. The bikes will be checked by one of the coaches prior to each session but they will not be able to rectify any but the smallest problems.
Clothing – clothing for cycling needs to be comfortable for the weather conditions with no baggy trousers that can get caught on the chain, shoes with laces tucked away, and most important of all – a cycle helmet and gloves.
The cycle helmet will be checked by the coaches to ensure it is safe. Gloves are important to protect young hands in case of a fall.
Drink – even in cold weather, sporting activity makes you thirsty and a bottle of water or juice should be brought along.
Cost – each session will be charged at £2 per rider to cover the cost of venue hire and insurance. Non-members are currently not being accepted for coaching, but are welcome to come along and watch to see what we do. If you like what you see, you can join the club to attend future sessions. Please see HERE for details on joining the club.
Parental Consent – each participant will need permission from a parent or legal guardian and a form will need to be completed by the parent/guardian at the first session they attend. Parents are encouraged to attend the session although they may wish to leave older riders. Parental Consent Forms can be downloaded from the Facebook page. Parental Consent Form
Contact – Paul Bullock at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information or if you require a parental consent form.