Cycle Silverstone Sunday 5th September 2021

The famous Silverstone circuit and surrounding land will be devoted to pedal not petrol power on this day.  There will be track racing, at 10, 20 or 50k distances; Central CX league’s opening event of the season and Go Ride coaching and racing for under 16-year-olds. 

Oxonian CC will be there as one of the clubs contributing to the Go-Ride coaching and helping with the races for young riders in the afternoon.  So, if you’d like to volunteer to assist us, you’d be welcome.  And if you have children or know of keen young riders who would like to take advantage of this one-off opportunity do let them know.  AND it’s free! 

Registration is on the day, but it would help Catherine Ruffley, Club and Coaching Officer, Central Region, British Cycling if you would let her know if you’re intending to be there, and with what age child [please contact her by text or email: 07940 738285, mobile, Catherine Ruffley.

Below is a timetable for the FREE Go-Ride activities that will take place on the shorter Stowe Circuit on Sunday the 5th of September.

  • Summer of Cycling Go-Ride Coaching at Silverstone
  • Registration (consent form).  From 9.30am
  • Registration begins at 9.30 and groups are formed to begin at 10am.
  • Those registering after 10am will join the sessions at 10.30, 11, 11.30.
  • 10am – 12 Go-Ride Coaching

A warmup lap, or 2, will be done to assess the ability of the riders.

Coaching under 10 years and riders with less experience inside the circuit on the grass. This will be done by Level 1 and/or Level 2 coaches.

Riders over 10 years (U16) will be coached on the circuit.

Depending on the number of riders and their ability of circuit riding, and the number of coaches, we will work on corners, race starts, gears and group riding (drafting, overtaking etc).

  • Break for lunch
  • 1pm.  Warm up laps of the Stowe Circuit.
  • 1.30pm – 3pm Go-Ride Races
  • Number of laps will vary
  • U8, 1 lap race
  • U10, 2 lap race
  • U12, 3 lap race
  • U14, 5 lap race
  • U16, 8 lap race

It would be useful if we also knew the number of interested U16 riders that your club has wishing to take part.

Many thanks, Catherine Ruffley


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