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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

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 coaches.

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.

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 19.15 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.

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