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East Bradford Cycling Club – About

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Euan in his National CX Championship Jersey with Saturday Morning Bike Club

East Bradford Cycling Club is a Clubmark British Cycling Go Ride Club. We provide a programme of activities and Go Ride coaching sessions aimed at young riders up to the age of 18 years. We also have a thriving adult membership.East Bradford Cycling Club is over 100 years old but is certainly not stuck in the dark ages. Set up initially with time trials as its main interest, it has now developed through the kids section into a vibrant and up to date club, with particular emphasis on developing young cyclists from riding without stabilisers to competing in national and international competitions. With several British Cycling qualified coaches, there are training sessions and rides for all ages.

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YOUTH SECTION

The main sessions for young riders are at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford, partly on our all weather pitches for skills and also on our custom built traffic free 820m road circuit. Ages range from approx three to sixteen. Sessions cost £5 for your first visit which includes membership. Then each week thereafter, it is £3.50 for the first child and £2.50 for each sibling. Prices vary for the evening sessions but generally range from £2.50 to £3. Children are welcome on any bike including stabilisers and balance bikes. Please bring your own bike and helmets must be worn at all times during the sessions. There are a limited number of bikes available to borrow on a first come, first served basis.

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Part of our Trix Awards – Bottle Pick Up

The weather can be quite cold at Richard Dunn, especially in Winter so please ensure you have suitable clothing for the weather conditions. Gloves and warm clothing are essential in colder weather.Running most Saturday mornings all year round from 10:30 am to approx 12.30 , we can offer something for all. There are two main options on a Saturday, the Skills Group and the Roadie Group. Anyone can join in the Skills group straight away but in order to take part in the Roadies Group, children must be at least 8 years old  and have passed their Bronze + Skills Test. Once passed, children can move freely from skills to roadies and vice versa. Roadies is not a progressions from skills, just a choice for children to take part in depending on what they enjoy.

Children who are under 8 or have not passed their Bronze + still get a weekly session on the track after break and a monthly Time Trial around the full circuit.

Skills Group

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Wood Week – MTB Skills

We have a rolling programme of activities to keep the children engaged and these range from Skills awards from Bronze to Gold to  Time Trials/Competitions to Wood Skills (Wood skills are where we bring out planks, ramps and cycling see saws etc to develop off road skills). Each week the children all have the opportunity to ride on the cycle circuit.

Roadie Group

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Roadie Skills

Weekly Road racing skills for children who have passed the club’s Bronze Plus Skills test. Run each week on the cycle circuit, these include group riding, sprinting, cornering and bike handling skills.

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Part of the Roadie Group on a Saturday Morning

 

In addition there are weekly cyclo-cross/mtb training sessions  on an evening with various club runs through the year in MTB, Cyclo-Cross and Road.

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Joe Coaching at the Mandys Mondays Sessions run by Club

In Winter there are weekly road sessions via Mandys Mondays for 11 to 18 year olds  as well as indoor roller/turbo training for all. There are fortnightly social rides to include children (Minimum Age for accompanied children is 10), twice yearly youth hostel trips.  and for the very young ones occasional rides on traffic free routes.

ADULT SECTION

The Adults Section of EBCC continues to attract new members, especially parents of the kids club, but all are welcome. We run a series of 10 Time Trials in early summer, two club championship events (1 is a handicap event) in April and September and a Hill Climb in October each year. As a member of EBCC you can ride open time trial events run by other clubs (see the CTT website for details). We also organise Sunday social rides and Tuesday evening adult rides. Members also arrange rides between themselves. Click HERE for more information

WOMEN ONLY TRAINING AND RIDES

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Thursday Night WWW.Women’s Wheelers and Wobblers Sessions in Summer.

Each summer from May until August the female coaches are delivering weekly coaching sessions on a Thursday evening at Richard Dunn Sports Centre, 6.30 till 8pm, (womens wobblers and wheelers) See Women’s Section

All ladies, over 12, so young and old, confident or not are welcome to come along for skills, fitness and a social!

COMPETITIONS

We also have a very active competition section with many of our members from children to adults racing road, mountain bike, track and cyclo-cross.We have had an impressive number of podium results across nearly every discipline Check our Disciplines and Events Page for more information.
For more info contact Mandy Parker on : mandyparker2@ntlworld.com or Mike Healey on: ebcccoach@gmail.com

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Lucien Cuming at the Nationals

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Amber Hull – Youth development Rider for MTB and CX

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Joe Parker showing how to get air!

Come and visit us, you will be made very welcome.Further Information:

Anti-Bullying Policy
Bullying is one form of personal harassment. It is the abuse of power or position to persistently criticise or humiliate and undermine an individual’s confidence. Bullying is covered in British Cycling’s Equality Policy BC Handbook 2016 and disciplinary action may be taken against any member or volunteer who contravenes the Equality Policy.

Code of Conduct for Coaches:
RIGHTS– Coaches must respect and champion the rights of every individual who participates in sport.
RELATIONSHIPS – Coaches must develop a relationship with athletes and others based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect.
RESPONSIBILITIES:PERSONAL STANDARDS -Coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times.
STANDARDS – To maximise the benefits and minimise the risk to athletes, coaches must attain a high level of competence by attaining qualifications and through commitment to ongoing training that ensures safe and correct practice.
This club adopts the British Cycling Safeguarding Policy

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