Youth Academy

Mid Devon Cycling Club is one of the South West’s largest and most active cycling clubs. We organise fortnightly training sessions at Torbay Velopark cycling facility to encourage young people aged 8–18 to develop various cycling skills with an emphasis on having fun. We have 8 British Cycling coaches who deliver the sessions under the Go Ride banner in a traffic free environment. We support all cycling disciplines and promote local races in closed circuit, cyclocross and mountain biking.

Our youth coaching sessions are aimed to be run on a fortnightly basis on Wednesday 06:30pm but other bookings may change the plan!! Cost £3.50 for 1 hour or £6 for 2 hours per session. Riders are split into age and ability groups. Riders learn the basic skills of bike handling and control, and progress through to bike racing and tactical knowledge.

AprilWed 17th
Sat 20th (SW cluster)
May Wed 1st
May 29th Club TT event at the velopark more info on way. We are trying something new this week. As per my email on the 16th April
pre booking is a must and will close at 5:00 on Wednesday
Under 12 years old rider will do 5 laps
12 and over can do 5 laps or 10 Laps.
6:40 start for 5 laps
7:00 starting
If you have rollers please use them to warm up!!
(This event / coaching is run by Coaches to get you ready for TT)
Link to TT
June Sat 1st (SW cluster) (Cancelled  due to air show they need to land helicopters on the velopark)
Training Dates

Youth Training video


Novice racers to develop skills for cornering, group riding, sprinting, bike control, £3.50. (1 Hour)

Intermediate racers that have developed out of group one and are now working on developing skills at a faster speed including improving fitness levels. £6.50 (1hour)

Advanced racers working on the same skills development as in group 1 and 2 including higher level of fitness work at speed. £6.00. This group ride the right and centre sections of the track. (2 hours)

Membership renewed on 1st January. Benefits include:

• British Cycling qualified coaches delivering a range of sessions.
• Access to our coaching and racing events.
• Club kit at discounted prices.
• Free British Cycling membership in your first year.
• Regular events and coaching sessions for road and mountain bike.
• Trips to Newport Velodrome.
• Loan bikes available to new members.

Our coaches are Level 2 trained and hold discipline specific qualifications in Road, Time Trial, Track and Cyclo-Cross. Riders compete locally, nationally and most of all have fun on their bikes!
We are always keen to welcome new members but before attending our coaching sessions please contact us so that we can confirm availability and answer any questions you have.

We are also keen to introduce as many riders as possible to racing and have developed a format of racing where we stagger the starts of the events so that the more experienced riders start a couple of minutes behind and have to chase the younger/ newer riders. This creates a level playing field for everyone and also builds on the group riding skills they’ve learnt in their coaching sessions.

April 17th Coaching

April 20th SW Road development session South West Club Cluster Coaching Session – Circuit 2 Events – British Cycling

May 1st Coaching

May 15th Coaching

May 29thCoaching  Club TT event at the velopark more info on way.

June 1st SW Road development session  South West Club Cluster Coaching Session – Circuit 3 Events – British Cycling

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