Rider Route: Regional Schools of Racing

Rider Route: Regional Schools of Racing

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Riders who perform well and show promise at their club and in regional competition can be nominated for a Regional School of Racing (RSR).

During an RSR, they will be coached and educated as part of a select group of riders from their region. This will help preparation for the next stage, but also for regional and inter-regional competitions.

How do you get on an RSR?

  • Riders are typically aged 12-15
  • Nominations are given by club coaches
  • Attendees are reconsidered for every RSR so don’t worry if you miss out

What are we looking for?

  • Good bike handling skills
  • Good performances at regional races
  • Progress against ‘readiness’ expressions and benchmarks
  • Enthusiasm and self-motivation

What will you learn?

  • Skills for each event and how to apply them
  • Level of effort required to be competitive
  • Understanding of the key off-bike skills
  • Responsibility and ownership

How is it done?

  • Group coaching sessions
  • Race scenario training drills
  • Progressive programme of activity
  • Workshops on off-bike skills.

When does it happen?

During the year, RSRs will be delivered in each region across all disciplines. Some riders will be nominated for all, whilst others may only be ready for one. If riders are nominated for more than one discipline we would encourage them to get involved – a varied experience at an early age is very useful!

Who is involved?

A GBCT Foundation Coach, with support from Go-Ride and club coaches.

What does it cost?

A small contribution of £5 is required from riders at each RSR. Travel and equipment costs are the rider’s own responsibility.