Weekday Coaching & Training Sessions

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

MONDAY

road-iconAdult Group Riding Session (Tarmac)
Open to all Adult club members (Strictly no under-16s).
19.00 – 21.00 at Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Elland.
Session cost £2.50. Adult newcomers welcome. Lights compulsory.
Basics: An open session for general fitness and group riding. Strictly no under-16 riders.

Is this session for me? This session is open to Adult Pedalsport members only (Join here). During the winter months (Sept-April inclusive), 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 are also free to ride alone. All we ask is that you ride safely and with consideration for others. There will always be a coach on hand to advise you if you have any questions. This is an ideal starter session for adults getting back into cycling, whilst still providing the opportunity for more able riders to keep fit and ride in faster groups.

During the summer months (May-August), this session includes input from coaches. All newcomers are taken through the basics of riding the circuit safely, before being coached in group riding and bike handling skills. The fitter and more experienced riders are taken through a range of skills and fitness drills that will improve many aspects of their riding. The most able riders can use this session as a stepping stone to Tuesday’s race training sessions.

Above all else, this is a friendly and sociable session and a great place to improve your cycling fitness and skills at your own pace.

THURSDAY

  • Adult/Youth A & B Race-Training Session (Tarmac)
    Adult & Youth club members strictly by invitation only.
    19.00 – 21.00 At Brooksbank Cycle Circuit, Elland.
    Session cost £2.50. No newcomers (speak to a club coach at a Tuesday session if you are interested in moving up to Thursdays). Lights compulsory Sept-April inclusive.
    Basics: A coached session aimed at adults & the club’s top Youth riders who are preparing for races. Fitness and technique/skills drills.
    Is this session for me? This session is open to all paying Pedalsport members (Join here) in the Adult and Black Group Youth categories, however you should seek a club coach’s approval before attending your first session. 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 and for this reason, we’d always ask you to consult with a coach or visit one of our Tuesday evening sessions to be assessed before attending a Thursday session. This applies to both adult and Youth A & B 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.

TUESDAY

  • 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)

  • 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.
  • 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.