Cycle Sport Pendle > Cycle Training Sessions
Cycle Training Sessions
NEXT REGULAR SESSION - Saturday 1st June 2013 10am - 12 noon
Please arrive from 9:40am to sign on and be ready to start for 10am
at Seedhill Athletics Track
Parents or guardians should remain present during their child's session.
Please refer to this notice page for all session information.
See information on waiting list for under 12's Membership
ALL members must report to Seedhill Athletics Track for signing on.
Please wrap up warm including gloves and windproof clothing, even in the summer months it can be cold and wet.
Regular Cycling Session normally at Seedhill Athletics Track
Each year we are have a program of activity as Go-Ride sessions - learning to ride and race a bike, and for those already racing and leisure riding to make them better and more competitive bike riders. We welcome interested cyclists to come along and join Cycle Sport Pendle.
Regular cycling sessions are run throughout the year:
For our more experienced riders we have access to the car park at Nelson and Colne College for training sessions. Riders must report to Seedhill and will be taken to the College by the coach leading the session.
Go-ride sessions introduce and progress riders into many forms of leisure and sport / competitive cycling.
Our sessions are open to young people interested in cycling and cycle racing, usually between the ages of 7 and 16, with older riders welcome to take part in our academy program. The car park will be used for the older riders for sprinting and more track related activities, and for cyclocross training.
Mentored Rides and College car park for our more experienced riders
Mentored rides and training sessions on Nelson and Colne College car park are run by qualified coaches, experienced in riding and racing, and fully able to pass on hints and tips to our riders. The rides are on quiet roads, with the aim of gaining experience in bunch riding at a reasonable pace.
Riders will progress to these sessions. Please note that these are for youth riders only, NOT for parents and non-coaches to tag along.
What do I need to get started - please read, this IS important ?
What do our sessions lead onto ?
CSP take part in joint "Cluster" sessions with other Go-Ride clubs based in Preston, Bolton and Lancaster areas. Details and information will be posted on the CSP Website.
We will take part in competitive events against other young riders in Lancashire, the Manchester area and other areas. These combined club events are very popular with young riders. When you are ready to begin racing, we recommend that you take out British Cycling membership.
The Six disciplines
Get into Cycle Sport with CSP......... Amazing breadth matched by no other sport
With six different disciplines of cycle sport to choose from, there's one for almost everyone. From the grit and endurance testing challenges of Road Racing, Cyclo-Cross, Cross-Country MTB, through to the shorter "sprint and skill" based BMX, Track Sprint, Downhill, 4-Cross and Cycle Speedway, add to that leisure and Sportive challenge riding and cycle sport has an amazing breadth matched by no other sport.
Road and Circuit Racing
The North West has a good programme of cycle events for youth riders including the Youth CDNW series and the Dolan Southport Series.
For those interested in trying road racing, local Pendle and Burnley riders regularly take part in the Thursday night racing at Preston Arena during the summer. There are races for youth categories, and a separate race for seniors.
Our regular Go-Ride sessions will be excellent preparation for taking part safely in local youth races.
We encourage our riders to try out track riding at Manchester Velodrome. Many of our current local young riders regularly ride at the track. We will do initial track style coaching at Pendle Vale, as one of our coaches is an experienced Level2 Track qualified coach.
Cyclocross is a safe and fun way to get into cycle racing. As winter approaches, our sessions will prepare our members to take part in the North West Cyclocross series.
Safe Leisure Cycling
Cycling is fun and can be enjoyed by family and friends at a leisurely pace. Stop at a cafe, ride down country lanes in the Ribble Valley, on the promenade at Blackpool, up the hills around Pendle, or on parts of the Tour-de-France route in France!