The Herne Hill Development Squad runs activities especially geared towards the older members of the club. It is open to all 12 year olds and over. Run in conjunction with the Dulwich Paragon Youth Program, our aims are to...
Welcome to the Herne Hill Youth Cycling Club Development Squad for the Over 12's
Saturday: Dulwich Paragon ride, alternating with
Saturday: MTB ride in Bromley environs
Wednesdays evening (April/May): Chain gang
Thursday evening: Advanced MTB training
Thursday evening: Winter roller training
||Encourage riders to improve their cycling
||Prepare riders to become good riders and racers
||Confidence to ride well, even if they don't want to race
||Prepare for riding with Adult clubs
The sessions include a regular road ride with the Dulwich Paragon, enhanced track sessions with Judith, winter mid week roller sessions, and much much more. Mountain biking in Bromley? Oh yes.
Although the group has dedicated coaches and helpers, Tony Cassidy, Judith Bonner and Charlie Codrington, all the coaches you know and love so well, Bill, Adam, Geoff, Giles and Bob join in loads of the sessions.
What it means for riders
You will need enthusiasm and your parents support, and as almost all rides have element of road riding, you must be able to ride to Level 2 National Standard. Judith or Adam can sort you out in this area.
Sadly, a reflection of times we live in, British Cycling membership is mandatory, it’s the insurance….and the race licence. (BC membership is free for the first year)
We know our members love racing, and while it is not essential, we do encourage everyone to at least try a few. Club members race Mountain, cross, track and road, and several are regulars on the British Cycling ‘Regional Schools of Racing’ (RSR’s).
What it means for parents
Parents/Guardians/Carers, we encourage the children to achieve their best and your support is vital in this.
There is no reason why your son or daughter cannot achieve regional, even national recognition, but it will involve your help, enthusiasm, time and of course funds. The club has limited resources, but will support any rider with as much financial help as it can.
For further details, please read fully the details, opportunities and preparation notes, and speak to any of the coaches on the Saturday sessions.
You don't have to do it all, but it is all there for you to do!