Ipswich Bicycle Club provides qualified or trainee British Cycling coaches at all its sessions.
The club has a continuing coaching education programme ensuring our coaches are able to develop and update their existing skills or qualifications.
All of our coaches:
- are qualified to at least Level 2 of the British Cycling coaching programme
- are qualified first aiders
- have completed a Criminal Records Bureau Check
We are always on the lookout for coaching assistants, either parents or members.
Coaching Programmes for Young Riders
Ipswich Bicycle Club delivers a wide range of coaching from basic and intermediate cycling techniques, through to preparing riders for competitive cycling in cyclo cross or road racing. Each coach is qualified to deliver British Cyclings programmes, where riders can progress into competition. Ipswich Bicycle Club is a Go-Ride accredited club, and is able to deliver this programme regularly at club sessions and also externally to schools.
If you are a young rider aged 7yrs+ and are interested in taking part in a coaching session, please see announcements below or contact one of the coaching team to find out the date and time of the next session.
What do you need
- Bicycle, (always check whether an off-road, or road bicycle is needed)
- Appropriate clothing for cycling in all weathers
- Parental consent form completed at your first session
- £3.00 per rider
Ipswich Bicycle Club operates mainly from Foxhall heath/Stadium and RAF Woodbridge.
Both venues offer safe off road environment for technique and race practise.
All sessions 10am-12noon (arrive 9.40am) adults welcome too.
Autumn/Winter sessions will all be offroad where a Mountain or Cyclo Cross bike will be required. Working around and support entries to the Eastern Cyclo Cross League.
Spring/Summer sessions look at road disciplines where a racing bike or Cyclo Cross bike with road tyres will be requires. Working around and support entries to the Eastern Region Youth Circuit Series.
All sessions look at core bike handling skills and combine mini race scenarios giving a good workout.
|Sat 28th March||10am-12noon (arrive 9.40am) RAF Woodbridge|
|Thurs 2nd April||9.30am-1pm – British Cycling Easter session see below|
|Sat 4th April||10am-12noon (arrive 9.40am) RAF Woodbridge|
|Mon 6th April||ERYCS – Alan Rosner Memorial – Hog Hill|
|Sat 2nd May||10am-12noon (arrive 9.40am) RAF Woodbridge|
|Mon 4th May||ERYCS – West Suffolk Wheelers – Ixworth|
|Sun16th May||ERYCS – Colchester Rovers – Colchester Utd – event to be 100% confirmed|
|Sat 30th May||ERYCS – RAF Woodbridge|
|Sat 6th June||10am-12noon (arrive 9.40am) RAF Woodbridge|
|Sun 14th June||ERYCS – Kinetic Cycles/CC Ashwell – Letchworth|
|Sat 4th July||ERYCS – LVYCC – Hog Hill|
|Sat 14th July||ERYCS – St Ives CC – RAF Alconbury|
|Sat 25th July||10am-12noon (arrive 9.40am) RAF Woodbridge|
|Sat 26th July||ERYCS – Kinetic Cycles – Welwyn Garden City|
British Cycling – Go Ride Easter Holiday Session
Thurs 2nd April 10am-1pm
Road and Time Trial skills and techniques.
Advance Bookings only – Bookings close 26/3/15 https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/128664/Go-Ride-Road-and-Time-Trial-Holiday-Programme-Day
ROAD BIKES ESSENTIAL (no aero bars). Riders MUST be able to reach & operate brakes when riding in the dropped handlebar position. Sorry, no loan bikes available for this session.
Mark Wyer – Go-Ride Coach – Eastern
Telephone: +44 (0)7534 281271 Mark Wyer email@example.com
The Suffolk Cycle Racing Series will run 10th June to 15th July 2015 – 6 x Wednesday evenings.
Full details https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/125458/Suffolk-Cycle-Racing-Series-2015—Week-1
Ipswich Bicycle Clubs coaching team is managed by a coaching committee that meets regularly throughout the year. Email below if you wish to receive updates on our sessions.
|Coaching Secretary||Adam Keer||07880 601396|
Other Local Youth Coaching
Youth Road coaching is also offered locally by Marshall Crowe, a Level 3 Coach form local club Plomesgate CC.
Sessions are for up to 20 riders. Mimimum age is 12yrs. No maximum.
If you wish to be included please email or call Marshall. 07860 689125 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to bring a helmet, suitable clothing, £3 and, if it is your first session, a signed parental consent form.