Resources

An Introduction to Cycle Racing

The pdf document below is an excellent Introduction to Racing by Matt Winston, published in the Go-Ride magazine. This article is aimed at Youth riders, and has information for the rider and their helpers and parents - what to expect at your first race,...

Cycle pedal types and their uses

Before we start, what is "clipless"? Clipless refers to the toe clip (cage) replaced by a locking mechanism. Simple! There are a number of locking mechanisms, and each one requires the corresponding cleat securely fastened to the shoe.Basic...

Disclosure and Barring Service Checks

CRB checks are now known as DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring service).  Every person in the club who has contact with young people or vulnerable adults as a regular volunteer , either in coaching, admin or event management should complete a pre-check ...

Manchester Velodrome Bike Sizing Chart

When we book a club session at Manchester Velodrome, we need to book the required hire bikes and hire shoes in advance. Minimum notice required for bike hire is 48 hours, so as a club we need to know numbers well BEFORE this. The NCC charge for bike hi...

Olympic Apprentice and Olympic Academy Programme

Your route to the Olympics - have you got what it takes? The British Cycling Performance Programme recruits talented and promising riders who fulfil strict entry criteria. The programme is summarised as follows Track cycling is dominant, in particular...

Regional Schools of Racing RSR

Regional Schools of Racing (RSR) are YouthA and older YouthB race training sessions run by British Cycling coaches. Details of RSR sessions will be published each year. Nomination Process Riders are nominated to RSR's  on the basis of current performance, a...

Sports Science and Cycling

It is vital for elite and International riders to gain as much advantage over a competitor as possible, and to gain fractions of a second can mean the difference between a gold medal and no medal at all. Sports Science is the science applied to sporting...

The Group Ride

Ever thought about what a group ride out should be like? Whether this is a training ride or a leisure ride this article will help you get the most out of it. Please take the time to read this great article by Michael Barry, the Canadian Team Sky Pro...

Useful Links

Lancashire and North West Go-Ride Clubs The Salt Ayre Cog Set  (Go-Ride Club, Lancaster) Red Rose  (Go-Ride Club, Preston) Ribble Valley Juniors  (Go-Ride Club, Preston) Preston Pirates BMX Club  (Go-Ride Club) Mid Lancs BMX Racing Club  (G...

Youth Category Gear Restrictions

The following text is taken directly from the BC Handbook, road and track section. Gears are routinely checked at Youth racing events for road and track. The maximum gear that can be selected and used on a bike must be within the stated roll back distance...