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Our aim is to help any members who want to help themselves to achieve new cycling goals.

How do you want to become a better cyclist?

  1. Are you aiming for a PB in a Sportive?
  2. Do you want to improve your times in club TT events (or try your first TT)?
  3. Do you want to enter your first race at the Redbourn Fete Du Velo?
  4. Are you looking to ride stronger and move up a group in the Club runs?

 

We will be delivering coaching & development activities suitable for all members to help them become better riders or to achieve specific goals.

Rider Development Plan - 2019

Overview
VCC will continue its investment in rider development with the goal of expanding the appeal to a broader range of rider groups and a continuation of existing activities. We are managing these activities with VCC coaching staff rather than using Cyclism this year.

Basic Skills & Skills Development
Target Groups: Group 1: Intros, Inters, Inters+
Group 2: Mods to Fast+
Activity: 1) Safety briefing and session overview
2) Warm up / circuit familiarisation
3) Skills sessions: Balance, braking, cornering, contact, tight group riding, surviving pot holes etc.
4) Efforts: Group riding (in a line and in a chain), intervals (group to group or bell & whistle)
5) Fun races: Team pursuit, devil, handicap
Leaders: Doug Driscoll & volunteer coaches
Venue: Redbridge Hog Hill Track
Dates: Saturday 20th April 08:00 - 10:00

To book a place go here

Basic Skills & Skills Development
Target Groups: Group 1: Intros to Inters+
Group 2: Mods to Fast+
Group 3: Juniors
Activity: 1) Safety briefing and session overview
2) Warm up / circuit familiarisation
3) Skills sessions: Balance, braking, cornering, contact, tight group riding, surviving pot holes etc.
4) Efforts: Group riding (in a line and in a chain), intervals (group to group or bell & whistle)
5) Fun races: Team pursuit, devil, handicap
Leaders: Doug Driscoll & volunteer coaches
Venue: Redbridge Hog Hill Track
Dates: Saturday 25th May 12:00 - 14:00

To book a place go here.

Please note: Limited places available on above, please book to confirm your interest. Places are not final until confirmed by the club (refunds will be made if we have to disappoint you).

London Velodrome Trip - Saturday 22nd June
Club coaching session on the Olympic indoor Velodrome.
Time: 8.00am - 10.00am,
Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Abercrombie Rd, London E20 3AB.
Track bikes are available to hire at Lee Valley on the day.
If you are bringing your own bike please make sure you have the correct tyres. Any doubt check with Rachel, Doug, Dave or Davinder.
Please arrive between 7am and 7:30am being ready to ride at 7:45am for a briefing in the track centre.
Minimum age is 12 years old although if you have previous track experience and are over 10 years old please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Remember food and drink, although water is available.
Car parking is available right outside the velodrome, but please check with LVVP beforehand that its open.
Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested who will provide you with booking details. Payment is required before attending the track session.

Basic Skills Development
Target Groups: Intros through to Inters+
Activity: Practical coaching on basic skills (cornering, manoeuvring, braking)
Venue: St Columbas School, St Albans
Dates: Saturday mornings TBC

Skills & Fitness
Target Groups: Intros, Inter & Inter+
Activity: Chaingang (Group riding skills & fitness development)
Leaders: Rachel McKay / Martin Arundel
Venue: Meet at Waitrose overflow Car Park, Mayne Avenue
Dates/Time: Every Wednesday from 8th May to 8th August (subject to attendance) meet at 19.00 for 19.30 start.

Fitness & Race Training
Target Groups: Group 1: Mods & Mod+
Group 2: Rapides to Fast+
Leaders: Various volunteer race team members and qualified coaches.
Activity: Chain-gang
Venue: Meet on Codicote - Hitchin Road at entrance to old Wyvale GC
Dates/time: Every Wednesday from 8th May to 8th August, meet up at 19.30.

Interested, have questions? Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.