Go-ride is British Cycling’s programme to encourage young people onto bikes – for pleasure, leisure and sport.
Young people are generally introduced to the Go-ride programme in their school and then passed to a registered club if they’ve enjoyed themselves.
Heanor Clarion’s involvement
Each week we offer a Go-ride session for young people – what we’re doing may change from one week to the next, but it will be listed on our Events page.
Our Go-ride goal is to help young people enjoy their cycling, improve their skills and introduce them to racing if that’s what they’re interested in.
We have coaches:
- Geoff Giddings – 07814 602180
- Liz Johnson – 07929 302579
- Jon Brough – 07976 702457
- Ana Gill – 07758 152273
and a Child Welfare Officers – Mary Gill (0784 1828 126) and Guy Marsh (07802 204722).
Who can Go-ride?
Young people from 6 to 16 years with a bike in good working order and a helmet are welcome. You don’t need to have done school sessions or have all the right gear.
You can join the club (Membership form), but you don’t have to. You can join British Cycling, but again … you don’t have to.
We do need a Parental consent form for every rider though.
British Cycling coached …
Our coaches are all British Cycling (BC) trained. In addition BC themselves offer various professionally coached holiday activity programmes – to see up-to-date details you need to view the British Cycling calendar.
As a Go-ride club we also offer Cluster activities … follow the link to learn more.
Here are some useful websites if you’d like to take your cycling further:
- British Cycling
- British Cycling East Midlands
- Notts & Derby Cyclo-cross League – winter off road racing for all ages
- Forest Town Track League – summer track racing for all ages
We’re always looking for people to volunteer within the club … either at our Go-ride sessions or at other events and club positions.
Older youngsters can gain the British Cycling Young Volunteers Award – details.
If you have questions please don’t hesitate to Contact us.