Solent Pirates

South | Hampshire

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Club Information

Club type: Accredited Go-Ride
Affiliated: 31/12/2024
Affilation status: Active

Total club members: 117

About our club

Solent Pirates is a dedicated youth cycling club based along the South coast in West Sussex and Hampshire between Chichester and Portsmouth.

The club is solely focused on aspiring cyclists aged 6 - 16 years and all sessions are run by unpaid but qualified coaches and volunteer helpers. Our older members are Junior riders who have come through the Pirates' "ranks" and still receive Club support, coaching and continue to enjoy the sport with Club friends to the age of 18; and parents, many of whom coach or volunteer in other capacities with the Club.

Our HQ is at Thorney Island where we hold road, CX and MTB skills sessions in a traffic-free and highly supportive environment. We have improved our portacabin base facility there, and have made significant additions to our CX training area - further consolidating our beneficial relationship with landowner hosts, the MOD. We also use a range of other locations including Calshot and Bournemouth Velodromes and others for mountain bike and CX training.

We support our riders in racing on the road, track, CX, and MTB XC. We also run Club rides and enjoy winter sessions on rollers. We have around 16 coaches (including 12 or so regulars) covering various cycling disciplines and many SPYCC volunteers who are invaluable to further support our training sessions.

We want our cyclists to have fun with friends, participate in an exciting and varied sport and improve their skills through coaching sessions and competition.

Sessions vary in both location and activity but the Club Calendar page on our website will always indicate what we will be doing and where.

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Postcode: GU34 1NR

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Individual Youth (age 6-15)

+£1.00 application fee
6 - 15 British Cycling membership required Buy membership
Individual Youth (age 6-15)
Age : 6 - 15
Price : £16.00 +£1.00 application fee
British Cycling membership required

Parent or Adult Volunteer

+£1.00 application fee
19 - 120 British Cycling membership required Buy membership
Parent or Adult Volunteer
Age : 19 - 120
Price : £26.00 +£1.00 application fee
British Cycling membership required

Junior (& invited Race Team)

+£1.00 application fee
16 - 19 British Cycling membership required Buy membership
Junior (& invited Race Team)
Age : 16 - 19
Price : £20.00 +£1.00 application fee
British Cycling membership required

We are open to

Youths/Juniors (under 16s)

When we train

Day Time Traffic Free
Saturday 10:00 Yes
Tuesday 18:30 Yes
Thursday 18:30 Yes