Welland Valley Whizz Kids are the junior section of the club which is run as part of the established Go-Ride scheme.
HSBC UK Go-Ride is British Cycling’s development programme for young people which provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve core bike handling skills.
Go-Ride provides the first step onto the Performance Pathway and over 80% of riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride Clubs like ours, however this is not our main aim. Our key aim is to get young riders having fun on bikes and improving their skills. We operate out of Market Harborough in Leicestershire, but offer cycling opportunities at other locations across South Leicestershire and north Northamptonshire depending on the sessions being offered.
We meet regularly on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month starting at 2 pm and we offer a variety of sessions: Starting with Core Skills where we concentrate on balance, bike handling and braking. This progresses to other days where we have racing experiences and finally our season long racing league which covers time trial, bunch road racing, off-road cyclo-cross racing and gives riders the chance to use them in a competitive setting .
We are an accessible club and we offer sessions free of charge, all we ask is that you complete a parent consent form before the first session. We also need riders to have a roadworthy bike, a correctly fitting helmet and we suggest bringing a drink with you as well, other than that you’re good to go.
As for age, we take riders from as soon as they can ride without stabilisers (or use their legs on a balance bike), up to under 16.
We have links to a number of external racing opportunities such as the Mallory Park racing league on Tuesday evenings. In the winter months, we see a lot of riders competing in the Leicestershire Cyclo-cross league and there are racing opportunities at Mallory Park and the Leicester Cycle Circuit as well as other local races.
Finally, we have a strong connection with the regional BC track clusters at Derby Velodrome for indoor track sessions throughout the year and Welland Valley Whizz Kids are active in the regional cluster sessions.
If you have any questions, then feel free to get in touch with us:
Contact Kevin at email@example.com
For more information, have a look through the other Whizz Kids pages on this website:
- Info for parents
- Whizz Kids downloads
- Parents code of conduct
- Whizz Kids calendar of events
- Whizz Kids locations
- Derby velodrome
Or you can follow what we’re up to on the Welland Valley CC Facebook page
We look forward to welcoming you to our club!