British Cycling hosts para-cycling session in Tameside

British Cycling hosts para-cycling session in Tameside

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British Cycling’s Go-Ride programme is hosting a coaching session for disabled riders at Tameside closed road circuit on Saturday 20 September, to help find our future cycling stars.

The Rider Development Session for para-cycling is the first in a series at Tameside circuit, extending the existing provision of quality, structured coaching for disabled riders.

The sessions will provide an opportunity for riders to get involved with cycle sport, helping them to keep fit, have fun and improve performance through coaching and support from British Cycling Go-Ride coaches. Both new riders and experienced cyclists are invited to attend the session, which begins at 11am and is open to disabled riders that reflect the para-cycling classifications – please find out more here.

British Cycling has a fleet of two-wheeled bikes available for participants to borrow. Riders are also welcome to bring their own equipment, such as handcycles, tandems or trikes, to take part in the session.

British Cycling’s Go-Ride programme is the first step on the Performance Pathway – over 60% of riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride clubs. Sophie Thornhill progressed from Eastlands Velo Go-Ride club. Speaking about cycling on the track, Sophie said: “It’s really enjoyable, you go really quick and that adrenaline rush is really amazing. It inspires you to ride more, you just fall in love with it.”

To take part in the Rider Development Session for para-cycling on 20 September at Tameside closed-road circuit, please contact Go-Ride coach, Simon Wilson, on or 07534 281 258 to discuss your aspirations and requirements for the session.

To book onto the session, please click here, or for more information contact the Go-Ride team on 0161 274 2070. As it is the first session of its kind, it will cost just £1 to take part.