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

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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)
  • Helmet
  • Water
  • 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.

Next Sessions

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.


Date Event
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

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


The Suffolk Cycle Racing Series will run 10th June to 15th July 2015 – 6 x Wednesday evenings.
Full details—Week-1


Contact Us

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

Please remember to bring a helmet, suitable clothing, £3 and, if it is your first session, a signed parental consent form.