Fun Cycling & Racing


10.00am – 2.00pm

Saturday 21st September 2019

Marlborough Club, Cottonmill Lane,

St Albans, AL1 2EF


A morning of fun cycling activities and races for kids. All abilities, aged 4 to 16. Bring your own bike. No excuses, bikes and helmets available


Activities include:

  1. Group racing - dedicated cyclo-cross course
  2. Balance bike races - for the little ones on a multi-use games area
  3. Scooter races - we have some scooters to try out on different courses
  4. Slalom & Skills course - technical timed challenge
  5. Spiral of Doom - always a favourite that will be timed
  6. Dustbin challenge - timed 10 laps around two dustbins
  7. Bike-Run - timed bike and run combination



MWCFlyer 2019


Lots of fun for everyone with prizes galore as part of #Owntheride and World Road Racing Championships weekend.


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The 2019 UCI World Road Championships are coming to the UK at the end of September. To celebrate this we are organising some fun cycling activities and races for kids. We're hoping to help make it the biggest weekend of HSBC UK Go-Ride Racing the country has ever seen!

Be part of the fun as a helper, contact us if you can help.

Get the kids along: If you know of or have any young, aspiring cyclists, kids who don't get out on their bikes enough or just kids who you know would love it, then please bring them along. Together we can get them cycling!



Q. Time start/end
A. 10.00 to 14.00

Q. Ages from/to
A. 4 to 16 years old.

Q. How many races/is their a schedule?
A. There will be 8 races, the proposed schedule is Under 8s (1 lap and 3 laps), Under 10s (ditto), Under 12s (ditto), Under 16s (ditto) - subject to change on the day.

Q. Are their qualifying rounds and a final race?
A. No we will hold a series of races on the CX course and determine a handicap for the final race.

Q. Type of bike needed?
A. Any bike with off-road tyres which is in good working order.

Q. Can my child use a balance bike?
A. Yes for our balance bike races.

Q. How long are the races (time/distance)?
A. We will have multiple events each with their own distance.

Q. Is it hilly?
A. Most events are flat except the CX course which uses a couple of banks.

Q. Is it muddy?
A. Depends on the weather, but we are using a field which is grassy.

Q. Is it on grass or tarmac?
A. All the races are on grass, some of the activities will be on tarmac.

Q. Are there humps and bumps?
A. Yes.

Q. Can I get/hire a bike if I don’t have one?
A. Yes, we have some bikes and helmets that you can use for free.

Q. What do I win?
A. We will have lots of prizes and some medals.

Q. Are their winning places (first/second/third) in each race?
A. Yes.

Q. What kit do I need to wear?
A. No cycling specific kit required, just appropriate trainers and clothes for the weather conditions.

Q. Do I need to be a member of VCC?
A. No, this event is open to all. Please note: Parental Consent on the day is required.

Q. Do I need to be a member of a cycling club?
A. No.

Q. What refreshments are available?
A. We will have hot and cold drinks as well as some snacks available in the Pavilion.

Q. Is there anywhere if it rains?
A. Yes we have the Marlborough Pavilion.

Q. Is their a mechanic as my bike needs fixing!
A. No, bikes are the responsibility of the rider and their parent/guardian (unless provided by us on the day).

Q. Where can we park?
A. There will be limited parking at the Marlborough Club. There is parking outside on Cottonmill Lane and opposite on Abbots Avenue.

Q. Can I cycle to Marlborough Club?
A. Yes, the St Albans Gtreen Ring takes you to Cottonmill Lane via Monks Close and then you can cycle towards Old Oak.

Q. Where is The Marlborough Club?
A. Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 2EF - see here.

Still have questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our Youth Development Secretary 


 Go-Ride Cycling Weekender