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.

Sorry, the Go-Ride Spring 2021 Series is now fully booked.

Go-Ride Coaching Sessions

In 2021, subject to government guidelines, we will be running Go-Ride coaching sessions for 3 series: Spring, Summer and Autumn, with each series including 5 or 6 consecutive 1-hour training sessions on Sundays, from 4 to 5 pm.

Registration is required for each series and costs just £20 per rider per series. The 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 2021

Spring Series 2021

Session 1 – Sunday, 18th April
Session 2 – Sunday, 25th April
Session 3 – Sunday, 2nd May
Session 4 – Sunday, 9th May
Session 5 – Sunday 16th May
Session 6 – Sunday 23rd May

Sorry, the Go-Ride Spring Series is now fully booked.

Join Our Team

This year we able to offer 75 places on Go-Ride, which is directly related to the number of volunteer coaches available. If you would like to train as a coach we’d like to hear from you. VC Venta provides free training – and guaranteed free Go-Ride places for your children!

We’re also looking to recruit a volunteer as the Go-Ride Co-ordinator, helping with the administration involved in setting up the coaching sessions. Again guaranteed free Go-Rides places come as a perk!

If you are interested in finding out more, do get in touch on go-ride@vcventa.co.uk.

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.

Safety: Sessions will be run according to British Cycling guidance and details of our protocols will be sent to all parents/guardians.

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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