Next youth go-ride session at Alex School – Sat 24th Feb

Next youth go-ride session at Alexandra Junior School will be after half term on Sat 24th Feb.
Alex Junior School is on Cator Road, Sydenham – with registration starting at 10am (with sessions starting 10.15am) and running till 12pm.
Please check the weather forecast and wear suitable clothing for the session – including cycling mitts/gloves, helmet – and bring a drink and snack.
(We have a tuck shop with snacks for sale at 50p at break time).
Subs are £3 for members and £5 for non-members for the session. Free for first timers.

Event programme for the Spring Term 2018 grp-spring-1-2018.

The starter group for those on stabilisers and very young riders is not running at the moment as works at the school are still ongoing. If you can help run this group – maybe with a parent’s rota – please get in touch. Info on whether this group is running will be included in the Friday update texts and hopefully will resume soon.

New Riders
If you are new to the sessions a parental consent form will need to be completed. You can do this now (print out, fill in and bring along to save time at registration) or you can fill in when you come along. The same form can be used for more than one child if you wish and the form is 2 pages long – bc-parental-consent-hsbc.

Please note the new membership rules that started from September as our youth membership has changed to match the adult side of the club. This means that after your first free session and following 3 sessions with us if you still have not joined by that time then your subs will be increased to £5 per session.
All youth memberships can only be done online – here.

Youth Road Rides – members only
We offer youth road rides (for 10yrs+ on event programme) and Sunday rides (for 12yrs+, if interested email
You need to be a member with us as we do not charge subs for these rides. (If you are new to the club and wish to try a road ride before joining please let us know). A completed rider consent form must be filled in before your first ride with us – road-ride-parental-consent-formx2.

Saturday youth road rides meet outside Alexandra Junior School gates for leaving at 9am and riding to Greenwich (and maybe further to Tower Bridge) and back. The ride takes about 3 hrs. These rides are suitable for 10yrs+ and will be about 16-20miles.

Parents to accompany their child or nominate another adult, no more than two children per adult.  Riders can come unattended if you have organised this beforehand with Phil/Andy.

The riders need to have:

At least one bottle of liquid on their bike preferably two.   NO BOTTLE NO RIDE

A snack to fuel them on the way round.

A spare inner tube for their bike, in case they have 650 wheels or mountain bike wheels.

Ideally a mobile with parent/guardian number.

Suitable clothing –  lightweight waterproof, gloves, etc

Tyres need to be pumped up and the bike road worthy for the ride.    OR NO RIDE

Cycling insurance. Also if you are thinking of joining any of our youth road rides we expect all adult and youth riders to have cycling insurance. Our club offers a discount with BC as we are affiliated with them if you look- here.

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