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Under 12s coaching

For those of you checking out our social media accounts you will have noticed our newest member Chris Habershon. Chris is a British Cycling qualified Level 2 coach. He also sits on the National Council and the Yorkshire Regional Board. He has previously run coaching sessions for the Rother Valley Rippers.

I’m pleased to announce that we’ll be putting those skills to use straight away.

Monday nights

Working alongside Andy Laidler – Andy is a British Cycling Level 1 qualified coach - they’ll be running coaching sessions on Monday evenings for under 12s. Starting Monday 1st April at 5:15pm and running through to the end of the school summer holidays.

The plan is to run one group for two weeks as a FREE taster session. This will allow Andy and Chris to assess your child(ren)’s abilities and see whether there is a need for extra sessions.


After that there will be a token cost of £2 for club members and £3 for non-members per session. In light of this we now have the option for under 12s to join us at Sitwell Cycling Club as a fully paid up member at a discounted £10 for the year.


There’s no minimum age requirement for these sessions other than can your child(ren) follow instructions and use a bike with brakes and without stabilisers (A balance bike is fine for this also). These aren’t sessions for teaching your child(ren) to ride a bike, but to enhance their skills and grow their confidence.

They will need a bike with working brakes and the bar ends need to be plugged. As well as a correctly fitting helmet.

The sessions will be run on Cowrakes Lane recreation ground (2 minutes from HQ) -


As part of Andy and Chris’ coaching qualifications they’ve done safeguarding and first aid training and are DBS checked. The club also has insurance to run these activities.

We also have a Club Welfare Officer and follow British Cycling's Safeguarding policies.

So your child(ren) will be in safe hands.

Get in touch

If this is something that interests you and your child(ren) or you have friends/relatives that aren’t club members but have children that may be interested then please do get in touch with us via email on or using our contact form.

I hope you’re excited as we are.