Go-Ride school clubs are all about getting more young people into cycling. These clubs provide high quality coaching activities, delivered in a traffic-free environment.
Each school club must have a British Cycling qualified coach to run the coaching sessions. This can either be an external British Cycling qualified coach (eg from a local community club), or a qualified teacher who has attended one of British Cycling's coaching courses. The sessions can be run as either an after-school club, or during curriculum PE.
Teachers completing the Coaching Cycling for Schools (previously known as the ACAT) will be provided with Go-Ride Gears Coaching Workbooks, which outline various activities and skills tests relevant to the age and ability of the group in question.
The workbook series consists of seven distinct levels or gears. Each Go-Ride Gears activity can be adjusted to make it easier or harder, depending on the age and ability of the participants. As such, your school will be able to choose from over one hundred different coaching activities, ensuring that sessions never get boring or repetitive.
Linking with a Go-Ride club can benefit your school by:
- Providing appropriate opportunities for further development and participation for young people
- Bringing cycling to a wider range of young people
- Helping to develop competition officials for major school events through British Cycling's Cycling Award for Young Volunteers (CAYV)
- Optimising the provision of coaching expertise and leadership in cycling at school level
For more information please see the Go-Ride for Schools Leaflet.
Go-Ride and the School Games
School Games Challenge and Competition cards for primary and secondary schools can be downloaded using the links below.
Go-Ride and Bikeability
British Cycling's Cycle Training team are currently running Cycle Training Instructor courses that qualify attendees to deliver Bikeability to young people, passing on the necessary skills needed to cycle safely on the road.
Bikeability (previusly known as Cycling Proficiency) is split into three levels:
- Level 1 - Basic skills delivered in a traffic free environment.
- Level 2 - Basic road skills on quiet roads.
- Level 3 - Advanced road skills on busier roads.
What is the next step?
If you are interested in becoming a Go-Ride school club, please contact your Regional Development Manager for more information.