Overview: These are sessions offer a mix of coached and un-coached fitness and skills options on the Brooksbank Cycle Circuit.
Fees: Weekday evening coached sessions are for paying Pedalsport club members only (Join here – £20 adults, £10 under-16s). Please note that fees (£2.50 per session) cover venue and equipment hire. All our coaches are volunteers.
Venue: Sessions are at at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, adjacent to Elland Golf Club, Elland, HX5 0TA
Newcomers – attend the Monday session (Adults), or Saturday morning sessions (Under 16s) for an assessment! Newcomers can attend one trial session before being required to join the club.
Riding the Circuit Safely – a short guide to our circuit and how to ride it safely
- THURSDAYS (from 2 Nov 2017) – Giant Halifax Adult/Youth A Road-Training (7-8.30pm). Open session for Adult & Youth A/B. Participants should already have raced road/circuit races and be intending to race road/circuit in 2018. At Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Elland. Session cost £2.50. Good lights compulsory.
Basics: This is a coached session aimed at experienced Road Race/Circuit Race adults & Youth A (season 2018) only. You should be experienced and be preparing for races. Fitness and technique/skills drills/Chaingang/tempo/mock racing
Is this session for me? This session is aimed at riders who are preparing to race. The level of skill (and to a lesser extent fitness) required is extremely high. This applies to both adult and Youth A riders alike. This session will build up both fitness and skill and involves basic fitness building exercises and group riding, along with more complex and testing race scenarios. There will usually be two or more coaches in attendance, with the evening being highly structured and demanding.
- Group Riding Club Session (Tarmac)
Open to all full club members, including Youths.
19.00 – 21.00 at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Elland.
Session cost £2.50. Lights compulsory Sept-April inclusive.
Basics: An open session for general fitness and group riding. All full (i.e. paying) members welcome. Under-12s must be accompanied on the circuit by a riding parent/guardian.
Is this session for me? This session is open to all paying Pedalsport members (Join here). It’s an open session for riders who want to ride in a safe environment maintaining fitness. Riders are encouraged to ride in groups according to ability, but, unless there is active coaching during the session, you are also free to ride alone. There will always be a coach on hand to advise you if you have any questions. This is an ideal session for adults who have experienced several Monday sessions and are looking to improve their fitness and group riding skills, perhaps aiming to progress to Thursday sessions. During the summer months (May-July), this session is sometimes replaced by race evenings.
Additional Autumn/Winter Sessions (Sept-Dec only)
- Tuesday Under-12 Cyclo-Cross Training (off-road)
19.00 – 20.00 At Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Elland.
Session cost £2.50.
Basics: A coached session on grass and mud exclusively for Under 12 (Youth C,D & E) club members who are currently racing in Cyclo-Cross events. Off-road skills and fitness drills.
Is This Session For Me? Only for riders under 12 years of age who are competing in Cyclo-Cross events through the winter. A suitable Cyclo-Cross or Mountain Bike is needed. A good basic level of fitness and skill is required – no club newcomers. If in doubt, ask your coach at a Saturday morning session if this session is suitable for you.
- Thursday Adult & Youth A & B Cyclo-Cross Training (off-road)
19.00 – 21.00 At Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Elland.
Session cost £2.50.
Basics: A coached session of fitness and skills on grass and mud, exclusively for Adult and Youth A & B club members who are currently racing in Cyclo-Cross events.
Is This Session For Me? Only for riders 12 years of age and older who are competing in Cyclo-Cross events through the winter. A suitable Cyclo-Cross or Mountain Bike is needed. A good basic level of fitness and skill is required – no club newcomers.