Activities and Programme

Sprockets is a Go-Ride club focussed on having fun through cycle sport.   The sessions are based upon the British Cycling Go Ride syllabus and currently covers both core riding and mountain bike disciplines.   

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Sprockets Cycle Club has the following aims:

      More young people cycling more often.

      All riders improve confidence, competence and performance.

      Young riders enjoying cycling and achieving their cycling goals.

Sprockets Rogues and Rascals - 6*- 9 Years old  

9:50    Registration 

10:00   Session Begins with a Helmet and Bike Check then fun activities promoting balance, coordination and technique.   Cake Break about half way through session.

10:50    Debrief and look ahead to next session.

Sprockets Racers - 9 -16 Years old   

10:50   Registration 

11:00   Helmet and Bike Check followed by warm up

11:10   Session 1 -  Usually a skill or technique  promoting coordination and performance   

11:40   Cake Break

11:50   Session 2 - Usually a more competitive session

12:25   Debrief and look ahead to next session.

Graduation from Rogues to Racers is less dependent on age than on strength of riding.   Rogues sessions build confidence and technique while Racers sessions tend to be faster cycling with greater levels of competition and emphasis on performance. The Coaches will make a judgement on which group will most benefit an individual rider.   

Riders Under Age 6  -  The Rugrats !

We know that there are many enthusiastic riders who are not yet 6 who want to ride with Sprockets.   To provide for these youngsters we have a shorter session once a month to introduce the Sprockets approach - we call this the Rugrats Session and provided we have the coaches to manage all our groups we will run this session on the first Saturday in the month.  This is not a learn to ride session and the Rugrats will need to be able to start on level ground, pedal on their own and be independent of their parents throughout the session.  

So 10:15 - 10:55 first  Saturdays in the Month (£3 per Session).

We do, on occasion, take Rascals who are younger than 6 but only on a case by case basis and subject to a Coaches assessment during a Rugrats Session.   An invitation to join the Rascals is dependent on their ability to ride well enough and to take instruction as part of a group.   

The club is not set up teach youngsters to ride their bikes although most of the coaches do offer private lessons should you need them.

If you are unsure about which group your rider should join, then please contact the club before your first session.  

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