FREE - Track Taster / Accreditation
1 hour session Inclusive of bike hire
- Middlesbrough Sports Village
If you have never ridden on the Velodrome before, then this is your starting point. On our 1 hour Taster Sessions, Novices riders will be coached in stages on how to access the track safely and ride the track amongst other solo riders. You’ll be given a set of skills to learn by the coach and each rider will have access to a track bike and helmet for the session. Once you are riding confidently and competently solo on all parts of the track, you may want to progress your riding further. The track programme provides a structured pathway to enhance your track skills and fitness. Riders who are able to demonstrate the following skills during this session will be awarded their Stage 1 Accreditation: • Start and stop safely around the run off area of the track • Enter and leave the track safely • Look before moving and demonstrate awareness of others • Ride in a relaxed and comfortable manner • Listen and respond to coaches instructions • Safely maintain speed appropriate to their age category • Ride on the datum line • Ride on the stayers line • Ride the top of the track solo • Confidently use of the whole track On certification of passing Stage 1 Riders will be able to attend the following sessions at Middlesbrough Sports Village; - Stage 2 Accreditation - Regular Riders Sessions Once you have passed Stage 1 and you are riding confidently and competently solo on all parts of the track, you may want to progress your riding further to Stage 2 which begins to incorporate group riding. Riders who are able to demonstrate the following skills during this session will be awarded their Stage 2 Accreditation: • Enter and leave the track safely as a group • Follow closely the wheel in front with no under lapping • Ride safely in a line of riders on the datum line, changing every half lap • Ride safely in a line of riders on the stayers line, changing every half lap • Changing in pairs every lap / every half lap on the stayers line • Perform through and off on the stayers line • Perform lumps and bumps activity • Perform stacking exercises in groups of 4 or more • Weaving / Threading the Needle • Competent riding clipless pedals and cleats. On certification of passing Stage 2 Riders will be able to attend the following sessions at Middlesbrough Sports Village; - Stage 3 Accreditation - Regular Riders Sessions Should you have any further questions with regards to these session do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Middlesbrough Sports Village, Alan Peacock Way, Middlesbrough, UK