In celebration of the Tour de France visiting our shores, Heanor Clarion Cycling Club is hosting a Go-Ride Tour event, to cement the legacy and give young people the chance to get involved with cycle sport.
All youngsters across the area are welcome to turn up and take part in the entry-level event, which will take place on 16th July from 7:30pm at Aldercar Community Language College, Langley Mill.
The Go-Ride Tour has been co-ordinated by British Cycling, to give local children the opportunity to emulate their cycling heroes and get involved with cycle sport.
All events take place in a fun and safe, traffic-free environment and will be led by club volunteers and coaches trained by British Cycling. On the day, young riders will have the chance to take part in a number of riding sequences, with the best performances winning t-shirts and medals in the colours of the Tour de France jerseys – white, green, yellow and polka dot.
Mary Gill from Heanor Clarion CC is expecting a big turnout for the event. She said: “It’s such an exciting summer for cycling, with the greatest road race in history coming to the UK. We saw from the Olympics that events like this inspire so many young people to get on their bikes and we want to provide an opportunity for them to experience the thrill of cycle sport.
“We look forward to welcoming lots of new riders to our Go-Ride Tour event, which will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the year for the club.”
To sign up to take part in the event, please come along to the playing fields at Aldercar Community Language College on 16th July at 7:30pm with your bike, helmet and a £3 entry fee.
Over 60% of the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride Clubs.
Jason Kenny, a world champion who progressed from a Go-Ride Club, said: “Go-Ride Clubs provide such a great opportunity for kids to get into cycling. It’s unbelievable to hear about all the young people inspired to get involved after watching events on the world stage and clubs are doing brilliantly at harnessing that inspiration.”
Over 200 events have been planned across the country throughout July as part of the Go-Ride Tour. To find out more, please visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-ridetour.
The Go-Ride programme is British Cycling’s development programme for young people, providing a fun and safe way to experience the world of cycle sport. There are 300 Go-Ride clubs across the country in communities and schools, where young people are able to sample the various cycle sport disciplines and start enjoying one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. For more information, please visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-ride.
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About Heanor Clarion Cycling Club
Heanor Clarion Cycling Club, based in Heanor Derbyshire, is a British Cycling Go-ride registered club with an active membership from ages 10 to 80. The club promotes participation in cycling and provides opportunities for coaching and competitive cycling to the local community. For more information, visit www.heanorclarion.org.uk
Mary Gill, Welfare Officer, Heanor Clarion Cycling Club
Images: Photographers are welcome to come along to take photos of the Go-Ride Tour racing event.