A message from Jason Kotch, North East Go-Ride clubs track cluster sessions organiser:
Our youth riders have been offered places at the track cluster session at Manchester Velodrome, run by Manchester/Cumbria on Sunday 1st May. They have plenty of spaces in every group.
It is the bank holiday weekend and same day the Tour de Yorkshire is in Middlesbrough but if you have any riders who may be interested, here is the link to enter the session.
There may be quite a few of you who have no idea what “track cluster sessions” are, so here is an intro from Jason, which also highlights the next available date after that given above:
The north east Go-Ride clubs get 4 youth track sessions at Manchester every year over the winter/spring months. I ask clubs to nominate riders aged 9 – 16 who would like to come, and then allocate an even number of spaces to each club.
Our next session is Sunday 29th May 12pm – 3pm. There are 3 groups at each session. Novice, Intermediates, Advanced. Each group gets 4 x 15 minute rides on the track.
We do sometimes get offered places at another regions session if they can`t fill it.
Riders are assessed by the coaches and are told when they are competent to move up to the next group.
They are able to hire bikes and shoes in advance if needed. Manchester track bikes only have either flat pedals with toe straps or the very old Look Delta pedals.
Currently, Cleveland Wheelers don’t have any youths regularly attending these sessions so it would be great if there were some wishing to go along. It’s a great opportunity to ride one of the country’s top indoor velodromes and to be taught by top-level BC coaches.
You need to arrange your own transport, but if there’s a few then car-sharing is an option. And email will also be going out about this.
If you would like any more specific information then contact Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org