Welcome to the youth and junior section of Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club. Currently we have about 50 younger members in the club. They regularly take part in youth mountain bike rides, coached activities, taster sessions at the velodrome or at local circuiits, and even for a few, racing regularly in regional and national events.
We have a youth section for under 16 year olds and we have a junior squad for 16 to 18 year olds and aspiring racers. Both of these are open to all and only require that enthusiasm is brought along.
Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club is recogised by its Clubmark status as providing a safe and well organised environment for children to get experience of cycling. Either for fun or in competition.
- Contact Duncan Knight , our youth and coaching coordinator, on 07880 743727
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashridge Youth MTB ride - 1st Saturday every month
On the first Saturday of every month we run an off-road club ride for the youth members in Ashridge lead by qualified British Cycling Coaches. Non-members are welcome to come and try a ride before joining the club. We do ask that you join the club after your first 'taster' ride to ensure everyone is insured. Please see further details on the join the club page under membership.
Registration must be made prior to the ride. Please contact Duncan Knight with the rider names and membership numbers. For all of our rides please arrive at 9:45am to sign you in, and we depart at 10am sharp unless otherwise stated. The starting point is the first car park on the left as you follow the drive up to the visitor centre. Postcode if you havent been there before is HP4 1LX. Please make sure you bring a drink and snack, a bike in good working order, helmet and gloves.
The ride is graded into ability groups and follows the local tracks and bridleways finishing back at the start point at 12 noon.
It is aimed principally at 8-14 year olds who have completed go-ride skills courses or are already competent MTB riders. Anyone interested in coming along or helping out occasionally then get in touch with Duncan or Roger.
Dates for 2017:
Usually first Saturday of the month throughout the year but check the calendar for details. Ashridge ride unless stated otherwise.
- Duncan Night 07880 743727
- Roger Manley 01442 824271
Following on from a successful start in 2008 we want to continue to grow. This last year has seen youth/junior members take part in mountain bike races, cyclo-x, road racing, time trials and triathlon. This is in addition to skills sessions and a trip to Newport Velodrome.
Keep an eye on the calendar and forums for special events.
If you live in the area and are keen to have a go then contact the club.