The Aims of our school sessions are to "increase particpation in cycling & to leave a legacy within a school".
The clubs coaches can visit a school to run a one off demo session, run after school clubs or arrange trips to some of the areas coaching venues such as:
Ashton Court- MTB
Lawrence Weston- BMX
Newport- Velodrome & Cycle Speedway
Were now also Accreditied to deliver the National Bikeability progamme (formally cycling proficency) Click the logo below to find out more.
The sessions within a school will develop riders core skills such as breaking & gear selection which are the building blocks for all cycling, Sport or Road safety as they make up the majority of the requirements for Bikeability Level 1.
We can set up mini courses where riders can get a taste & feel of what it would be like to cycle at a purpose built venue as well as putting the core skills learnt to use. Riders who have then been inspired & schools who want to do more can then book a session with us at the venue so riders can experience for themselves exactly what it's like to ride & race Like Shanaze Reade on a BMX track or get an insight into what it feels like to tear around a Velodrome like Chris Hoy
BCDS's Coach Can deliver sessions either in school time or as part of an after school club for more information on this please contact Dan Coast.
Email - Dan@bristol-cycling.com
British Cycling Go-Ride for Schools
Go-Ride School Clubs
Go-Ride school clubs are all about getting more young people into cycling. These clubs provide high quality coaching activities, delivered in a traffic-free environment. Each school club must have a British Cycling qualified Coach to run the coaching sessions. This can either be an external British Cycling qualified coach (e.g. from a local community club), or a qualified teacher who has attended one of British Cycling's coaching courses. The sessions can be run as either an after-school club, or during curriculum PE.
Teachers completing the Coaching Cycling for Schools (previously known as the ACAT) will be provided with Go-Ride Gears Coaching Workbooks, which outline various activities and skills tests relevant to the age and ability of the group in question. The workbook series consists of 7 distinct levels or gears. Each Go-Ride Gears activity can be adjusted to make it easier or harder, depending on the age and ability of the participants. As such, your school will be able to choose from over one hundred different coaching activities, ensuring that sessions never get boring or repetitive. For further information on the course please click here.
Linking with a Go-Ride club can benefit your school by:
- Providing appropriate opportunities for further development and participation for young people
- Contributing towards your school's adherence to the governments 5 Hour Offer
- Bringing cycling to a wider range of young people
- Meeting aspects of the 'Every Child Matters' agenda
- Helping to develop competition officials for major school events through British Cycling's Cycling Award for Young Volunteers (CAYV)
- Optimising the provision of coaching expertise and leadership in cycling at school level