Racing can be intimidating for younger riders or those who have never taken part. In reality, racing is fun, accessible to all, and an excellent way for children to build their confidence, both an and off the bike.
At Herne Hill Youth Cycle Club we encourage our members to race. We have a pool of race-ready bikes which can be borrowed for a one-off event, or rented for a whole season for only £50.
If you're interested to race, speak to a coach or any volunteer. The main racing leagues our members participate in are:
Cyclocross - offroad cycling for all ages from 6. The season is run by the London Cyclocross Association and runs 15 events. from September to February. Click here for more details. Our more competent riders also join the national cyclocross leagues.
Go-Ride - these events are specifically designed for children 6-16 who are not racing in the more established leagues. They run throughout the school year. It is a perfect place for all riders to start their racing career. Click here for more details.
Crystal Palace Crits - road racing on the traffic-free roads within Crystal Palace Park. Races are every Tuesday at 6:30pm (arrive 6:15) May to August. Click here for more details.