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 5 or 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.

Dates for 2020

Spring & Summer Series Cancelled

In light of the current situation and guidance in relation to Covid-19, VC Venta regrets to announce that the 2020 Go-Ride Spring and Summer Series have been cancelled. The decision has been taken with the health and safety of our members and the wider community as our priority.

Refunds will be provided.

Autumn Series – FULLY BOOKED

Subject to guidance and Coronavirus testing concluding at South Winchester Park & Ride, youth Go-Ride coaching will return for the Autumn series on Sunday 13 September 2020.

New for 2020 we will be running a specific MTB coaching group, open to riders aged 12 and over. This will be run with a view to performing wheelies, drop offs, manuals and other core skills targeting riding off-road. If you are interested in doing the MTB sessions then please complete the registration form and contact us on go-ride@vcventa.co.uk to secure your place.

Session #1 – Sunday, 13 September 2020
Session #2 – Sunday, 20 September 2020
Session #3 – Sunday, 27 September 2020
Session #4 – Sunday, 04 October 2020 – cancelled due to weather warning
Session #5 – Sunday, 11 October 2020

Wet Weather Cancellation Go Ride Sunday 4th October

Due to an Amber weather warnings for strong wind and rain tomorrow afternoon, 4th October 2020, it is with regret that we are cancelling the Go-Ride coaching session. We will resume again next week on Sunday the 11th October for the last coaching session.

We will be bringing the box of VC Venta Club cycling kit with us so that riders young and old can get kitted out for Autumn riding in style and show support for your club.

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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