Updated: 14 July 2014
The Tour de France Grand Depart, Go-Ride Clubs are gearing up to deliver come-and-try events this summer for young people inspired by our cycling heroes.
The series of come-and-try events form the Go-Ride Tour, which is taking place across the country throughout the month of July. The aim of the Go-Ride Tour is to provide young people with the opportunity to try cycle sport for the first time.
When major sporting events visit our shores, the Go-Ride programme experiences a surge in participation levels, with many young people wanting to emulate the efforts of elite riders.
A similar ‘come-and-try’ initiative was delivered in celebration of the London 2012 Olympics, when the Go-Ride Games took place in August 2012. The Go-Ride Games encouraged lots of new young riders to get involved in cycle sport, with 4,000 young people taking part in 122 come-and-try events across the UK.
With the Commonwealth games taking place shortly after the Tour and the National Road Race Championships taking place in Monmouthshire on Sunday 29 June this summer provides a great opportunity to inspire and provide an opportunity for new young people to engage with our sport.
Welsh Cycling are therefore supporting the nations Go-Ride clubs to promote a local Go-Ride tour event which offers young people the opportunity to come and have a go at this entry level event. New Dates are being added to the Calendar all the time so remember to keep checking back to see where your local opportunity may be taking place.
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Information for riders:
The Go-Ride Tour is a fantastic way to get on your bike and get involved in the excitement of the Tour de France 2014. Each event will be different, but many will involve the chance to compete in a race. Limited edition Go-Ride Tour prizes will be awarded to riders on the day.
Information for parents:
Go-Ride Tour events are exciting opportunities for young people that are taking place in July to celebrate one of the world’s greatest cycle races visiting our shores. Go-Ride cycling clubs across the country are hosting their very own Go-Ride Tour events, so there is sure to be an event happening in your area.
All events will take place in a fun and safe environment and will be led by club volunteers and coaches trained by British Cycling.
Go-Ride clubs are the best place for a young person to pursue their love of cycling, and what could be better than getting involved in the excitement of the Tour de France. To find your nearest event, use the calendar and click on the event listing for full details.
Information for Clubs:
This year, the greatest road race in history will arrive in the UK and young people across the country will be inspired to get on their bikes and feel the thrill of cycling.
To build upon this excitement, Go-Ride clubs can get involved by hosting their very own ‘come and try’ Go-Ride Tour cycling event.
Be part of the Tour de France legacy and make the most of this opportunity to give young riders an experience they won’t forget. Participating Go-Ride clubs will receive an exclusive package of Go-Ride Tour resources and prizes.
To register your event or for more information on the tour Please contact your Local Development Officer.
Clubs participating in the Go-Ride Tour are invited to sign up as many new British Cycling members as possible. The Go-Ride Club in each British Cycling region that signs up the most new British Cycling members in July and August will win a British Cycling Jersey signed by the Great Britain Cycling Team.
If you are a member of a Go-Ride club, membership to British Cycling is free for the first year. For more information about British Cycling membership.