Cycling club set up for young riders

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BICESTER Millennium Cycling Club has introduced a new youth section.

Launched at the beginning of the new school term, they meet at the Cooper School on Saturdays between 9.30 and 11am.

During this time, young riders from across Bicester are taught different skills aimed at increasing their confidence and ability to ride a bike.

Speed is definitely not a criteria for success, instead balance, co-ordination and practice are key to these sessions.

Techniques include some more amazing bike limbo techniques, bottle pick-ups and drop-offs as well as getting into a rhythm doing slalom practice.

GoRide is British Cycling’s development programme for young people.

The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.

Getting involved is easy, turn up to a session where young people will be able to sample the various cycle sport disciplines and start enjoying one of the fastest growing sports in the UK today.

Sessions are open to riders aged 7-16 years old.

BMCC membership is not required, but members will be able to attend these sessions for free, otherwise a session is £2 per rider.

For further details, email gfrogley@gmail.com or visit www.bmcc2000.com.