Youth Coaching Sessions
Welcome to the youth section of Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club. Currently we have about 50 younger members in the club. They regularly take part in youth mountain bike rides, coached activities at the Bovingdon road circuit, the Central Cyclo Cross league and occasional taster sessions at the velodrome or races at other local circuits.
The youth section caters for under 16 year olds. It is open to all and only requires that enthusiasm is brought along.
Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club is recognised by its Clubmark status as providing a safe and well organised environment for children to get experience of cycling. Either for fun or in competition.
- Contact Duncan Knight, our youth and coaching coordinator, on 07880 743727
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashridge Youth Trail Ride - 1st Saturday every month
On the first Saturday of every month we run an off-road club ride for the youth members in Ashridge lead by qualified British Cycling Coaches. Non-members are welcome to come and try a ride before joining the club. We do ask that you join the club after your first 'taster' ride to ensure everyone is insured. Please see further details on the join the club page.
Registration must be made prior to the ride. Please contact Duncan Knight with the rider names and membership numbers. For all of our rides please arrive at 9:45am to sign you in, and we depart at 10am sharp unless otherwise stated. The starting point is the first car park on the left as you follow the drive up to the visitor centre. Postcode if you havent been there before is HP4 1LX.
The ride is graded into ability groups and follows the local tracks and bridleways finishing back at the start point at 12 noon.
It is aimed principally at 8-14 year olds who have completed go-ride skills courses or are already competent MTB riders. Anyone interested in coming along or helping out occasionally then get in touch with Duncan or Roger.
What bike do I need?
Any well maintained mountain bike, hybrid or cyclo-cross bike should be fine. The routes used are on woodland trails and bridleways so off-road tyres are needed.
Please make sure you bring a drink and snack, a bike in good working order, helmet and gloves.
Dates for 2018:
Usually first Saturday of the month throughout the year but check the calendar for details. Ashridge based ride unless stated otherwise.
- Duncan Night 07880 743727
- Roger Manley 01442 824271
Summer Race School
New for 2018.
Running alongside the adult Bovingdon Bomber racing series we are going to hold a weekly youth coached session on the second shorter Bovingdon circuit.
The sessions will run from May to August and be weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:45 till 8:15.
We are aiming for a fun introduction to racing for 8 -15 year olds, starting in the first few weeks with basic safe group riding and progressing on to mini races.
We're going to try to build up a youth squad and children will get the chance to race for the Hemel in local events. We hope to build up a team as the season progresses.
If you're from the Hemel, Berkhamsted, Amersham, Chesham area and have struggled to get a Slipstreamers place then give us a go.
Check back for full details in March.
Cyclo Cross Training
The 2018 cyclo-cross season starts in October so we are going to spend September getting ready. We plan to run a Saturday session each week in September to hit the cross season at full speed.
More details later in the year.