What is Go-Ride?

Go-Ride is British Cycling’s development programme for young people and provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders, aged 6 to 16 years, to the world of cycle sport. It looks to develop basic, intermediate and advanced bike handling skills. This involves games, skills, drills, group riding, close contact, race games and simulations.

Go-Ride Coaching Sessions

The 2020 Go-Ride coaching sessions run for 3 series: Spring, Summer and Autumn. Each series includes 6 consecutive 1-hour training sessions on Sundays, for 1 hour from 4 to 5 pm.

Registration is required for each series and costs just £20 per rider per series.

The Go-Ride sessions are held at the South Winchester Park & Ride, in a traffic free closed road circuit.

Go-ride is open to young riders aged 6 to 16 years, who will be divided into 5 groups based on age, skill and ability.

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Provisional Dates for 2020

Spring Series

Session #1 – Sunday, 12 April 2020
Session #2 – Sunday, 19 April 2020
Session #3 – Sunday, 26 April 2020
Session #4 – Sunday, 03 May 2020
Session #5 – Sunday, 10 May 2020
Session #6 – Sunday, 17 May 2020

Summer Series

Session #1 – Sunday, 07 June 2020
Session #2 – Sunday, 14 June 2020
Session #3 – Sunday, 21 June 2020
Session #4 – Sunday, 28 June 2020
Session #5 – Sunday, 05 July 2020
Session #6 – Sunday, 12 July 2020

Autumn Series

Session #1 – Sunday, 13 September 2020
Session #2 – Sunday, 20 September 2020
Session #3 – Sunday, 27 September 2020
Session #4 – Sunday, 04 October 2020
Session #5 – Sunday, 11 October 2020
Session #6 – Sunday, 18 October 2020

What You Need to Know

Venue: Traffic free closed road circuit. South Winchester Park and Ride, Hockley Link, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2FG (entrance is off M3 junction 11).

Timings: Sessions run from 4 to 5 pm and riders will need to ready to start promptly.

Age Groups: Aged 6 to 16. Generally based on ability with a skills development pathway to assist in progression.

Format: 1 hour structured coaching delivered by a range of qualified British Cycling Coaches. Followed by a short race around the circuit. We encourage arriving early to get a few extra laps in.

Equipment Required: Bike, helmet, gloves and a drink. It is also important to wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and suitable shoes such as trainers. No sandals or flip flops will be permitted. At the start of each session a bike check will be performed.

Cost: Each series costs £20 per rider. Full payment online is at the time of registration.

Contact: If you have any queries please email go-ride@vcventa.co.uk

Registration: You’ll need to complete a Go-Ride registration form to register your child.

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