Welwyn Wheelers Summer School


Cycling skills development sessions for 5-6 year olds designed to improve young riders bike handling skills and build confidence.

After successfully completing the course over two consecutive mornings, the young riders will be invited to book and attend our regular Go-Ride Freewheel sessions.

Riders are expected to attend both the Thursday and Friday morning sessions, as these will be progressive. All riders must be able to ride a bike without stabilisers at least 200m. No balance bikes.

8th-9th August and 15th-16th August 2024

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

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


Objective:  Encourage younger children who are able to ride, are competent but not yet super-confident on their bikes, to develop new skills and explore different aspects of riding

Target Group: Age 5-6 years old

Riding ability: Riders are expected to already be able to ride their bike and use their brakes and want to develop their skills, in particular:

  • Getting on and getting off
  • Riding slowly with good control
  • Braking
  • Cornering
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Riding in a group
  • Riding one-handed
  • Gear selection and use, for those who have them

Note that if your child is using stabilisers or on a balance bike they are not yet ready for this session.

It is the Parent or Guardians responsibility to make sure their young rider is provided with a suitably sized bike in good working order – please see the M Check video on how to check your bike. All riders must wear a Helmet (no helmet, no riding). Mitts are advisable and can be loaned for the session, if required. Please make sure the riders are equipped with a helmet, suitable clothing and footwear along with a water bottle. The session will still run if it is wet, so a lightweight rain jacket would be appropriate.

Arrive for sign on and briefing: 08:30am

Location: This young rider session will be held in the Bowl at Gosling Sports Park, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6XE. The session will use the athletics track, velodrome and grassed banked area.

Maximum group size for each session is 12

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