Youth

Mid Devon Cycling Club is one of the South West’s largest and most active cycling clubs. We organise fortnightly training sessions at Torbay Velopark cycling facility to encourage young people aged 8–16 to develop various cycling skills with an emphasis on having fun. We have 6 British Cycling coaches who deliver the sessions under the Go Ride banner in a traffic free environment. Summer sessions take place on Wednesday evenings and Winter sessions on a Saturday morning. We support all cycling disciplines and promote local races in closed circuit, cyclo cross and mountain biking.

Our youth coaching sessions are run on a fortnightly basis and cost £2 per session. Riders are split into age and ability groups. Riders learn the basic skills of bike handling and control, and progress through to bike racing and tactical knowledge.
Membership costs £5 per year, renewed on 1st January. Benefits include:

• British Cycling qualified coaches delivering a range of sessions.
• Access to our coaching and racing events.
• Club kit at discounted prices.
• Free British Cycling membership in your first year.
• Regular events and coaching sessions for road and mountain bike.
• Trips to Newport Velodrome.
• Loan bikes available to new members.

Our coaches are Level 2 trained and hold discipline specific qualifications in Road, Time Trial, Track and Cyclo-Cross. Riders compete locally, nationally and most of all have fun on their bikes!
We are always keen to welcome new members but before attending our coaching sessions please contact us so that we can confirm availability and answer any questions you have.

We are also keen to introduce as many riders as possible to racing and have developed a format of racing where we stagger the starts of the events so that the more experienced riders start a couple of minutes behind and have to chase the younger/ newer riders. This creates a level playing field for everyone and also builds on the group riding skills they’ve learnt in their coaching sessions.

Club coaches will be on hand at the events to help any new starters. The dates are:

28th September, 12th 26th October, 9th, 23rd November 7th, 21st December 4th, 18th January 1st,15th, 29th February 7th, 21st March