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Mountain Biking and Cyclocross sessions

We run two sessions every Saturday where we coach kids from 6 to 18 years old in mountain biking and cyclocross.

We own and maintain our own fleet of bikes in all children and teen sizes. We want to make off-road cycling available to as many people as possible and the cost of bike hire is only £1 for the 10am session and £2 for the 11 o'clocks. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the session if you need to hire a bike.

You don't need to be a member nor to book in advance. However we sometimes have to restrict numbers, so book in advance if you want to guarantee a place.

Click here to enter a session - entries open on Thursdays, 9 days in advance of each session, and currently fill up quickly.

If you're coming for the first time, please join the Beginner and Improver session at 10am so we can assess your skills.


Beginner and Improver

Saturday 10.00 - 11.00am

Annual membership: £15 (paid online)

Session for members: £2

Session for non-members: £4

Bike hire: £1

Helmet hire is free

Please note: Parents of children under 8 must stay during the session

Skills you are going to learn

  • Bike set-up

  • Body position and balance

  • Basic control skills

  • Braking techniques

  • Using gears

  • Cornering/turning

  • Negotiating and jumping obstacles

  • Climbing techniques


Intermediate and Advanced

Saturday 11.00 -1.00pm

Annual membership: £15 (paid online)

Session for members: £3

Session for non-members: £5

Bike hire: £2

Helmet hire is free


Skills you are going to learn

  • More advanced turning techniques

  • Further balance skills

  • Wheelies & bunny hops

  • Building your fitness and endurance

  • Further climbing skills

  • Effective use of brakes

  • Off-camber skills (riding on a bank)

  • Weight distribution

  • Uneven terrain and different surfaces

  • Racing skills

  • Cyclocross skills


Important information

  • The sessions are pretty energetic so don’t skip breakfast, and bring a bottle of water. 

  • Be in time for registration, helmet and bike checks arrive 10 minutes before the session. 

  • Ensure your bike is in safe working order and wear a helmet that fits.

  • No special clothing is required for sessions, but please wear gloves. 

Become a member

Membership of HHYCC is only £15 per year.


Membership benefits

  • Save £2 per session.

  • Members automatically join the De Laune Award Scheme, with club and bike shop vouchers worth up to £100.

  • Newsletter and information cycling sheets – clothing, calendar of events, bike sizing, etc.

  • Family rides out to country and purpose built MTB circuits.

  • Weekends away with cycling related activities.

  • Sports coaching in MTB, cyclocross, road and track.

  • Support for joining racing events, including subsidised race bike hire.

Joining is easy – register your child online at by clicking the button below. Make sure you select 'Join: Someone else' and enter your details and your child's details. 


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