Junior Coaching and Advanced Junior Coaching is commencing every Saturday from 1st April 2023

BFCC offers within its Junior membership access to the wonderful sport of Mountain Biking and our aim is simple – to introduce the enjoyment and sense of achievement that riders of all ages and ability can reach by participating in cycling.

Attendance to the Saturday Junior Club is free for members and makes the best of the warmer months to ensure their participation in our sport remains fun and enjoyable. We commence the season in April and draws to an end in late September.

Riders within the Saturday Junior Club may be invited join the all-year-round Advance Junior Club when their ability reaches a competent level and thus enjoy the great British winter weather. Our focus for Advance Juniors will be coaching to race, outride’s, having fun and learning to train.

If any Parent/Guardian or rider has any questions, please refer to the Junior Club – FAQ sheet or better still do speak with any of our professional coaches – we are a friendly bunch and we are here to encourage cycling and to make it enjoyable & fun for all.

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.

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.

Diary of events: Saturday Junior Club | Advance Junior Club

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 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 – see links above.

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. If you suspect the Junior rider has Covid then please do not attend the Club.