Safe cycling coaching for young people in Spalding

Spalding Cycling Club starts its popular British Cycling Go-Ride coaching programme on Saturday.
Spalding Cycling Club starts its popular British Cycling Go-Ride coaching programme on Saturday.
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Now is the time to make sure youngsters are safe when they head out of doors on their bicycles.

Spalding Cycling Club is once again running the popular British Cycling Go-Ride programme, with coaching starting at the Castle Playing Field in Spalding on Saturday (10am-noon).

The sessions are aimed at young people aged between five and 16 and are led by qualified coaches Stewart Elderkin and Shane Norton, with the assistance of club members.

The sessions teach the necessary skills to make riders more competent, safer cyclists while having fun.

Any type of bike can be used, so long as it is roadworthy, and a cycling helmet must be worn.

Sessions are £1 each, though riders will be required to pay the £10 annual club fee to become members.

A club spokesman said: “Go-Ride is not about racing, so don’t be put off. If, once you’ve tried Go-Ride, you do want to race, we can support that, but will only do so if you want to. Some of our Go-Riders have progressed to racing; however, that is not the purpose of Go-Ride. It’s to get people cycling at a level they are comfortable with.”

Further sessions will be on April 23, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 6 and September 3.

Visit the club’s site at spaldingcc.org.uk for full details or ring Stewart on 07831 737715.