Now the summer holidays are truly upon us, the coaching team would like to give you a little update as to what’s been happening behind the scenes and what we have planned in the coming months in regards to coaching within the club.
Firstly we would like to congratulate Paul Hardiman and Tim Tranter who both recently passed their final assessments in Level 2 Discipline-specific Awards.
These awards build on the foundations that come from the core Level 2 award, the skills gained through these awards enable coaches to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of progressive discipline-specific sessions to groups of riders, providing them with the knowledge and information to progress riders from their first session to their first races.
Paul passed his award in Mountain bike.
Tim passed his award in Cyclo-Cross.
This further adds to the depth and expertise already on offer from the coaching team! Both can’t wait to offer their Discipline-specific coaching in their sessions in the coming months.
THURSDAY NIGHT SESSIONS
The Thursday night British Cycling Development Centre sessions have been very popular indeed, with guest coaches each week aiding Paul Barker in delivering these great sessions.
It has been amazing to see the riders develop over the last few months, with riders coming from all over, it’s a testament to how successful these sessions are!
Paul and the guest coaches are taking a well-deserved break right now over the summer holidays and as such and these are now concluded until September 12th.
FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS
The Friday night coaches will be taking a well-earned break during August so after this weeks session (26th July) there will no Friday night coaching until September 6th.
However we will have plenty of activities on over the summer to keep you busy!
GO-RIDE RACE SESSIONS
Goride racing for novice youth riders will run on 9th and 16th aug from 6-30pm in place of the usual friday night sessions. No advance entry, just enter on the night, £3 per rider.
GO-RIDE SUMMER CAMP
The G0-Ride summer camps are back! They will be taking place on 6-7th & 20-21st August from 12-3pm, offer training and education dedicated to specific levels of rider over a range of disciplines.
Check out the clubs calendar for more details and to book your spot!
In the coming months, we will have our first female coach joining our coaching team, we can’t wait to introduce her to you all soon!
Having a female coach onboard will enable us to deliver sessions and advice aimed specifically at our female members, as well as having another pair of hands to help with all of the other great sessions offered by the club.
We are aware that there have been some questions around offering One-2-One coaching and as a British Cycling accredited club, we are required to have a level 3 coach amongst our ranks to have the ability and knowledge to plan, deliver and evaluate detailed periodised training programmes for individual riders.
We have thought about this and as this is something which requires a lot of investment (both monetary and in time) we have decided to work with Nick Yarworth who’s already a level 3 British Cycling coach and offers such services. Should any rider feel they need one-2-one coaching put you in contact with Nick who will work closely with the club to provide this service.
The first rider workshop was a huge success and it is most definitely not the last!
We are busy trying to organise a date for the next workshop, and are hopeful the workshop will be around ‘Bike Fits’, with a guest speaker and bike fitting demonstration taking place.
Keep an eye out on the club news and events for more information on this soon.
We are in the early stages of planning our roller sessions, so would welcome any feedback on how we may best delivery this.
Currently, we are purposing offering a couple of 4-6 week courses on ‘ An introduction to rollers’ which should enable anyone who wishes within the club to start their rolling adventures and confidently be able to use this great training aid going forward into the winter and beyond.
Richard and Tim are busy planning out this seasons Cylco-Cross coaching sessions which will start on August 7th!
Our Expert Rider Rob Grimes will also be on hand to help with these sessions and offer his expert advice based off many seasons of competitive racing.
Make sure you keep an eye out for further details soon.
Winter isn’t that far away and the phoenix suite at the sports club has already been booked for this year’s turbo weekly sessions which will commence on Wednesday 30th October at 7pm and conclude on March 25th 2020.
YOUTH 1KM TT
We would love to re-run these this year but require a few volunteers to help run these, if you would like to help please let us know.
Coaches from the club are supporting British Cycling with their monthly Disability Hub sessions held at Stourport Cycle Track.
The HSBC UK Disability Hub provides monthly traffic free coaching for people with a range of disabilities, offering support for people with a physical or learning impairment to improve their fitness, technique and confidence.
The hub sessions help riders with a range of goals; whether to get into a new sport, meet new friends, improve fitness and confidence or rehabilitate from injury.
Riders of any level are encouraged to attend these sessions. The Stourport disability Hub has a range of adapted equipment on site which includes handcycles, tandems and trikes, making the sessions accessible for all.
We would also encourage any friends and family to come along to the session and ride free of charge.
Look at the club’s calendar page to find out when these sessions take place.
Well That’s all for now!
The coaches are always working hard behind the scenes to try and better our offering to all our members, as such please do not be afraid to come and share your ideas or coaching needs with us.
Afterall it’s from your feedback that we plan our coaching activities.
On behalf of the WFCRC Coaching team, thanks for all your contuined support.