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Who is it for

Youths and juniors, both girls and boys, between the age of 8-16 years old.

How do I join in?

Unfortunately the Warriors sessions are currently full. The coaches working with the most experienced warriors could take a few extra competition experienced youth A-B road riders, so if you have moved into the area with prebvious experience do contact us. We are also fine tuning our progression pathway into the more experienced group. We continue searching and checking alternative venues to run additional sessions. We have been able to start about 25 new children this year but currently we have over 100 children on our waiting list and we do not have the volunteer time to manage any more on the waiting list -  therefore we are not taking any more children onto the waiting list.

Please contact warriors@stirlingbikeclub.org.uk for further information.

What does the coaching entail? 

All sessions will be OFF-ROAD and involve games and exercises to develop handling/race skills and cycle fitness. Its all meant to be fun and introduce children to cycling as a sport rather than just a pastime or means of transport.

Activities are fun, exciting and challenging for newcomers and more experienced riders alike. Young people will learn essential cycling skills that will make them safer, better and faster than their friends. There’s also a Skills Test that challenges even the best riders, so whatever your ability level, you will have a great time!

Codes of Conduct

To make sure every body has a safe and fun time we have adopted these codes of conduct for everybody.

Latest News:

Wallace Warriors Newsletter

Download the Summer 2011 issue here.

Download the Spring 2011 issue here.

Download the Winter 2010 issue here.

Download the Summer 2010 issue here. A rider questionnaire is also available here.

Download the Spring 2010 newsletter here

Mountain Bike Racing - SXC Series

There is a series of 5 mountain bike races between March 2013 - September 2013 for all age groups: Juvenile, Youth, Junior, U12, U10 and U8. Prizes for boys & girls.

Details at:-http://www.sxc.org.uk/events_detail.php?id=35&type=assoc

Racing is associated with whippets, brutal training regimes and pain fests…don't be fooled - it can be as easy or hard as you want to make it!  Don't worry about where might you place in a race (finishing can be an achievement at times!); SXC racing is about getting out on your bike, getting down and dirty, meeting a great bunch of like minded Mtb'ers and enjoying the day .  You have to jump in somewhere, sometime, and this is a great place to do it.   

So get your parents entered in the adult races then they have no excuse for not taking you !!

BRAVEHEART CYCLE FUND SUPPORT THE WARRIORS

January 2012 - we've just heard the great news that the Warriors have been awarded £1500 by the Braveheart Cycling Fund. This money is to provide equipment for running youth races & training. 

WARRIORS TEXT ALERTS

The Warriors now use an automated text alert service which will mainly be used to text everyone to let them know if a training session has to be cancelled due to bad weather, so please make sure the contact number we have for you is an up to date one. Up to date details about the sessions will be on the forum- so keep an eye out for them.

Sessions & Venue: 

  • Every Thursday,Sign on from 18:45. Coaching starts 19:00 - 20.15  (20:30 for "Group 5" riders)  in Stirling at Beechwood park, next to Scout Hut or at the Old Ice Rink car park, behind Stirling High School

We have our own pitch lights so the dark winter nights are not a problem - watch this space and the thread on the forum for details & updates.

Do I need my own bike and helmet?

Currently the club does not hold its own stock of bikes but this is something we are planning on in the future, in particular for more specialised types of riding such as the track. Therefore it is preferable to have your own bike with knobbly tyres and a HELMET.

The club does hold a stock of helmets and these can be supplied on the night but DO contact us in advance so that these can be brought along to sessions.

Who takes the sessions:

We have 8 qualified coaches within the club – Donald McLean, lead coach (Level 3 Coach and Road and Time Trial discipline specific unit; Level 2 Track), Bazz Paterson (level 2), Steve Field (level 2 and MTB discipline specific unit), John Reid (level 2 & Track discipline specific unit), James Wilson (level 2), Steven Cartwright (level 2), Archie Johnstone (Level 2 Coach and Road and Time Trial & Track discipline specific units and Scottish Disability Sports Coaching module); and George Duncan (level 2). We also have another 9 volunteers who are close to completing their British Cycling Level 2 coaching qualification.

You can contact them on warriors@stirlingbikeclub.org.uk

Is there a cost?

Each session will cost £2

 
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