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Children's cycle coaching session (novices) for 7-12-year-olds Dec 9 2017

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Bristol Family Cycling Centre

Bamfield

Hengrove

Bristol

BS14 0FE

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We are offering a coached development session for riders aged 7-12. This is a session for cyclists who are relatively new and who may not have attended any coaching sessions before. However, children need to be able to ride already - setting off and stopping independently.

If you have any questions about whether this session is the right one for your child do get in touch.

The cost is £3.50 for the session. Children who are entitled to free school meals can attend for £2.00. Please reserve a place using this Eventbrite form and pay for the sessions in cash on the day.

Please arrive for 9.05 to pay and complete any permission forms.

These sessions provide a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and aim to improve bike handling skills. Sessions will be led by British Cycling-qualified cycling coach Jason Streather and will take place on our traffic-free track.

It will run from 09.10am to 09.55am.

It will use structured games and activities to help young riders develop key skills and techniques such as efficient pedalling, braking, gears and co-ordination on the bike as well as giving children the opportunity to cycle with new friends!

Coaching sessions will require parents/carers to complete a consent form in advance. Please print and bring along if you have not completed one already for previous sessions. Helmets are compulsory.

These sessions are an ideal follow-on from Bikeability courses (though it is not obligatory to complete any Bikeability courses if your child is a competent rider).

FAQs

Does my child need to be able to ride a bike?

Yes! This sessions are for children who can already ride a bike and have basic bike handling skills. If they want some additional practice they can attend the drop-in sessions at the Cycling Centre and/or do the Bikeability Level 1 course. More details on the Cycling Centre website.

Are there age requirements to enter the event?

The sessions are designed for children aged 7-12.

Do I need to stay with my child?

You are welcome to, but do not have to. Our coach has a current DBS and Bristol Family Cycling Centre staff will also be on site.

Will this sessions turn my child into the next Lizzie Deignan or Mark Cavendish?

We can't guarantee it! The emphasis of the coaching is on learning bike handling and cycle sports skills in a fun way - but these are skills that will provide a solid foundation if your child wants to progress in any cycle sport discipline, whether for fun or competition.

What bike does my child need?

They don't need any special type of bike, although it must have front and back brakes and ideally gears so riders can participate in all activities. Helmets are compulsory. Good-quality children's bikes can be borrowed from the Centre and we can provide helmets free of charge for the session if your child needs one. If you would like to use one of our bikes please notify us in advance if possible so that we can reserve one for you (subject to availability).

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the session?

If you are driving you can park in the car park next to Action Indoor Sports. The Cycling Centre can be found at the bottom right hand corner of the car park. You are, of course, welcome to cycle. If you are planning to hire one of our bikes and want to arrive by bus, then routes pass within 10 minutes' walk of the Cycling Centre. You can check routes on the Travel West website. If using SatNav, you may need to use BS14 0XA.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please send us an email at cyclingcentre@bristol.gov.uk or call us on 01275 832800.

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BS14 0FE

United Kingdom

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