YOUTH COACHING

The AlbaRosa Youth Section is a British Cycling, Clubmark accredited, Go Rideclub. We are a nominated Child Friendly Leeds club.

 

Based at the exciting new closed-circuit Brownlee Centre facility at Boddington Fields, Adel. The circuit features a 1 mile lap, flexible circuit use changing rooms and a viewing platform.

We offer two sessions:

  • Thursday coaching - improving skills. suitable for 8 - 16yrs who can ride their bike and want to improve

  • Monday evening fitness and race skills with Valley Striders, Ilkley cc, Bronte Tykes cc and now Harrogate Nova. Suitable for 8 - 16yrs who have been to coaching and like to race or who want to get faster. For members of the participating clubs only.
     

Timing is 6:45 for 7pm start until 8:00 pm. On Thursdays there is an additional 30-minute session 8 – 8:30pm for established members wanting additional speed & endurance practice.

YOUTH CALENDAR

THURSDAY:

Coaching 

In line with our aim to inspire Youths to take up a lifetime of cycling, riding skills for both the recreational and competitive cyclist will be taught to enable safe group riding on the Tour de France roads across the White Rose county.

 

British Cycling Level 2 coaches ensure the sessions are fun and use the most up to date coaching techniques.


Older and faster riders can train with a mixed group of adults usually led by a professional coach. This is where our u12 and above youth racers train.

Weekly sessions cost £4 per week. Regular riders also need annual club membership of £10, there are also a number of family options.

If you are interested in getting involved or for more details or info please mail [email protected] You'll also need the right equipment.

MONDAY:

Race Fitness and Skills Sessions

Coached in 2 race training groups: Intermediate and Advanced (Beginners should attend Thursday first)


This is a multi-club effort with Level 2 and above specialist coaches from albaRosa, Ilkley, Harrogate Nova and Valley Striders.


The sessions focus on riders ready for race fitness training and race skills. Riders should have good fitness, developed bike handling and group riding skills with a desire to ride faster.

Road bikes only (or CX with road tyres)


We have the following ethos:

  • Friendly and welcoming

  • Multi club team effort

  • Equitable and positive

You must book this session in advance. You will find out how to do this via our youth racing Facebook page once you have become an ARCC member and joined our youth Facebook page.

How to get there

Vehicle access to the circuit is from Otley road just after Lawnswood cemetery (turn left) if driving from the North or just before the end of the dual carriageway (turn right) if driving up from the Ring Road roundabout.

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