Saturday Junior Club

Introduction
Open to all Junior members, the Saturday morning Club is included in your annual membership fee and designed to be fun and enjoyable for all abilities. Please see our Junior Club – FAQ sheet for participation details.

With the pandemic moving to its final stages, we are delighted to announce that we will be returning to our previous successful format. Therefore, our plans this year will be to continue the mix of riding out in the forest and formal skills training for the Junior Club each time we run a session. This way we can coach riding techniques and then the Juniors can go out into the Forest to practice their newly acquired skills. The one key change from the pandemic period for the 2022 season will be the continuation of requiring all Juniors to ‘book’ their places via Eventbrite – details below.

Booking your place

The Saturday Junior Club will be limited to just 24 riders for each session, and we ask Parents to only book a place when you know your son or daughter can attend. This avoids blocking spaces and reducing opportunities for other riders to participate.

To take part in a Junior coaching session riders must be 8 – 15 years old, members of Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club (BFCC) and have booked online using their membership number.

The Junior Club will run from Saturday 2nd April through to Saturday 24th September 2022. The Saturday Junior Club starts at 10am and finishes at 12 noon.

To book a place, go to ‘Eventbrite and follow the booking instructions on the booking site.

It is compulsory for members to book their course to avoid disappointment. With all our Juniors’ we will be encouraging everyone to come along to our own BFCC Race Series to participate or just watch and cheer-on your fellow members. It’s a great morning event full of fun and thrills with the weekly coaching session on these days dedicated to supporting the young riders to race. We would actively encourage parents to join in, help and support the riders to participate. It’s a great family day.

Meeting and Collection Point
The meeting and collection point will be at our training area. This is to enable our coaches to spend more time coaching our young riders. At this stage we don’t know what the post-pandemic world will look like, so we ask all parents to respect whatever prevailing guidance in the public domain.

We ask Parents & Riders to meet the coaches at the training area for 9.45am – please allow for a 10-minute walk to the training area from the carpark, which is located halfway up the fire road hill leading to the start of the single red route track -– download advice and location map. For Parents/Guardians collecting children, we ask that you arrive promptly at the training area by 12 noon.

Click here to download Diary of  events.

It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that the rider’s bike, clothing & helmet are appropriate and in a safe condition to use at all times. All rides MUST wear a helmet and have their bikes fitted with FLAT style pedals, not clip-in pedals, during coaching sessions. Riders should bring a drink and small snack.

Parental Consent and GDPR
By entering this event you are giving consent for your child to participate in a BFCC coaching session under the terms and conditions as listed on the BFCC Parental Consent & GDPR form – Parental Consent & GDPR.

Free trial session for those juniors considering joining the club but would like to experience a session before committing to becoming a member. In these cases, please email training@boarsonbikes.co.uk to book your free session. You will need to complete our Parental Consent & GDPR Form in advance and bring with you on the day. Please download advice and location map for more information.

CAR PARK: Free drop-off & pick-up parking only last 20 minutes, thereafter a charge will apply.

Covid Guidance when attending a coaching session
It is difficult to advise what sensible behaviour is appropriate post-pandemic. However, it is clear that the spread risk remains, in particular within the younger population. In order to reduce the risks to other riders, coaches and other forest users, the Club would ask people to act reasonably and respect others by maintaining a sensible social distancing rule.