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WCC Go-Ride is the young peoples part of Wigmore Cycling Club, which dates back to 1948.

 

The Go-Ride club was created out of the former Medway Youth Cycling Club, Victory CC, in April 2010.

 

Wigmore CC has 7 qualified British Cycling Coaches, who run structured coaching sessions for riders aged 8yrs *- 16yrs  every Saturday Morning.  Our base is at the Howard School in Rainham, Kent.  ME8 0BX.  As well as running traffic free coaching sessions covering basic and intermediate techniques, we also take our young riders out on rides in the local area.  These are mainly off-road rides, where riders get the chance to try out their skills on local trails and woods, and also some road safety work on quiet roads. We meet at 09:45 for registration, and sessions start at 10:00 every Saturday.  We encourage all types of cycling, whether for fun or for sport, and will always support children who want to race for the club.  We recently achieved third place in the South East Inter-Club Go-Ride championships at Cyclopark.

 

For more details contact one of the coaches on the Coaches & Volunteers page.  Riders should bring a drink and a snack, and wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day.  We still ride in the wet and cold!

 

The club owns a fleet of bikes & helmets for new riders to borrow for sessions if they do not have their own.  These are free to hire, and at coaches discretion club members can use the bikes for race events.  All bikes used must be in a safe and roadworthy condition, and bikes will be checked before each ride or coaching session.

 

WCC Go-Ride is a Sport England Clubmark accredited club.  This means we are recognised as one of the best sports clubs for young people in terms of following best practice, and providing fun and safe activities.  All of our coaches are fully trained, are covered by British Cycling insurance, and are also CRB checked.  The club also has two welfare officers, Scott & Martha, to deal with any issues that may arise with young people or vulnerable adults.  Please get in touch with the welfare officers if you have any concerns regarding club activities, riders or volunteers.

 

We have a rider skills award, which riders can complete over a long period of time to show their progression as a rider.  The levels are White (basic) Pink (intermediate) & Orange (Advanced).  Each level will take between 3 months and a year to complete.  Each level is designed to test the riders progression through regular coaching, over a range of different techniques, and elements of club cycling.

 

The club are always looking for new volunteers to help us at sessions or on rides, or contribute to the running of the club.  If you are interested please get in touch and we will get you involved, in whatever way you feel you can help us.

 

See you soon at WCC Go-Ride.

 

* Riders aged 6 & 7 yrs can come to WCC Go-Ride sessions on discretion of coaches, and if accompanied by a parent.  riders under the age of 8 are not encouraged to come to club rides, and will only be taken off-site at the discretion of club coaches and ride helpers.

 
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