Go Ride Freewheel Session (Saturday Morning)


Novice session for young youth riders aged 5-10 years old. Using their own freewheel bikes (mountain or cyclo-cross bikes are best for these sessions as they are conducted on grass as well as hard surfaces) riders will learn all of the vital skills and techniques to help them ride safely and competitively (Go-Ride Races will also form part of the rider progression process.)


Parents/carers: please read all of the session description below and ensure that you remain at the trackside throughout the session in order to look after your child if they need to leave the track.

Please arrive 10 mins before the scheduled start.

To add a place for one rider to your basket, select a date and time below, complete the rider details and click “Book Now”.

Welwyn Wheelers members should use the current discount code at checkout

For example, if the rider is going to be 10 years old this year select U10 (under 10).

Please provide an emergency contact phone number and details of any medical conditions or other information that the coaches should be aware of


The minimum age for these sessions is 5 years, the sessions are long and get progressively more challenging which is not suitable for very young riders. All riders must be confident and “coachable”. Due to the progressive nature of the sessions you need to ensure that you can commit to having your child attend a number of sessions.

The coach has absolute discretion on whether a child is suitable for the session & will let parents know if their child does not meet the relevant criteria.

Riders MUST be ready to start 10 minutes before the schedules start (e.g. at 8.50am for a 9am session) with their bike in good working order. Meet at the “D” area in the athletics track. They must be self-sufficient as parents are not allowed to access the coaching area, unless invited to do so by one of our Coaching Team.

Compulsory Kit:

A roadworthy bike – 2 working brakes that the young rider can use, correctly inflated tyres, working gears (If your child cannot yet ride a bike safely using brakes and gears, then this session isn’t suitable for them). No exposed worn handlebar ends! If your child’s bike does not meet these requirements then they may not be able to take part in the session. A bike, clothing and helmet check will precede the session. Please see the M Check video on how to check your bike. The bike shed will not be open during any session.

Correct Clothing:

  • A well-fitting, correctly adjusted helmet that meets BS standards
  • Cycle mitts and/or long fingered close fitting gloves. (In the winter it can get very cold!)
  • Suitable clothing for the prevailing weather conditions on the day! Specific Cycle clothing preferred.
  • No loose fitting garments, especially trousers… Close fitting leggings and several thin layers are
  • WATER!!! Each rider should have a drink with them during the session.

This should be a Fun and enjoyable session for all our young riders to gain confidence in their riding ability and go on to compete in suitable entry level novice races.

For safety reasons, all children of primary school age MUST be accompanied by a parent/carer when leaving the track. Coaches are not responsible for taking children to the toilet and will not allow them to leave trackside without a parent/carer. Toilets are NOT to be used as a changing facility.

Numbers are limited to 24 (2 coaches).