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Go-Ride is Scottish Cycling's development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.

Getting involved is easy through a local Go-Ride Club, where young people will be able to sample the various cycle sport disciplines and start enjoying one of the fastest growing sports in the UK today.

Go-Ride Racing

For those who are already involved in cycling who want to move forwards, Go-Ride has it covered with the Go-Ride Racing competition programme.

Go-Ride Racing is Scottish Cycling's exciting competition programme which helps young riders make the transition from school or club coaching sessions to inter club and open regional competition.

Go-Ride Racing events offer entry level, local competition for young cyclists under the age of 16. British Cycling racing licences are not required and the events are aimed at novice racing cyclists.

Download the Scottish Cycling Go-Ride Racing Handbook here.

Go-Ride provides the first step onto the Performance Pathway - over 60% of riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride Clubs.

Go-Ride for Clubs

Go-Ride Clubs are open and friendly cycling groups, providing coaching sessions for young people in traffic-free spaces. By registering to become a Go-Ride Club, you will help children and young people get into cycling and support talented riders to realise their potential.

If you would like to register your club on the Go-Ride programme, please email

You will need to demonstrate that your club has:

  • British Cycling affiliation
  • regular coaching sessions in a traffic-free environment
  • a minimum of one Level 1 cycling coach
  • a welfare officer who is willing to undergo a PVG check through Scottish Cycling and attend relevant safeguarding training, within 90 days of taking on the role
  • commitment to working towards Go-Ride Clubmark accreditation.

Once registered as a Go-Ride Club, you can access our national programmes, which include Go-Ride Racing for novice riders. You will also be able to make use of additional resources to help your club develop further.

If your club doesn't yet meet the above criteria, don't worry - our Club Development team will support you through the next steps.

Go-Ride Glasgow

Scottish Cycling, in partnership with Glasgow Life have employed two Go-Ride Coaches in Glasgow city. The coaches maximise opportunities for schools and community groups to enjoy cycling as part of their curriculum or after-school sessions. Linking these opportunities to the world class venues in Glasgow, allowing riders to experience cycle sport locally.

Go-Ride Glasgow provide all equipment needed to enable the people of Glasgow to enjoy cycling in their communities. Coaches will also link to local club delivery, ensuring a pathway for young people to continue enjoying cycle sport.

For further information please email

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