VSCC Youth Cycling

VSCC aims to inspire youths from 8 – 16 years to take up a lifetime of cycling, both recreationally and competitively and create a seamless transition into the main VSCC club rides as their skills and endurance develop.

We offer opportunities for youth cycling at the closed circuit Brownlee Centre, Boddington Fields, Leeds LS16 8NA. The circuit features a one mile lap, changing facilities and car parking.

For more information on the facilities at the Brownlee Centre please see the Boddington Fields website.


Thursday evening coaching

These sessions are suitable for 8-16 yrs, who can ride their bike and want to improve. We meet all year round at the Brownlee Centre 19:00 to 21:00 (1st hour bike skills, last hour fitness for older/ keener riders).

British Cycling Level 2 coaches ensure the sessions are fun and use the most up to date coaching techniques.The coaching focuses on a mix of cycling basics and more advanced techniques to improve cycling skills and safe group riding. Sessions cost £4 per week. Regular riders also need annual club membership.

More details on Youth Membership can be found on our Membership page.

If you are interested in getting involved or for more details, please contact us via Facebook (join the closed group) – VSCC Youth Group
(or email us at chair@valleystriders.cc)


Monday evening race fitness & skills

These sessions are coached in 2 race training groups: Intermediate and Advanced (Beginners should attend Thursday first)

This is a multi-club effort with Level 2 and above specialist coaches from VSCC, albaRosa, Ilkley, and Harrogate Nova. The sessions focus on riders that are ready for race fitness training and race skills. Riders should have good fitness, developed bike handling and group riding skills with a desire to ride faster. Road bikes only (or CX with road tyres).

These sessions need to be booked in advance. You will find out how to do this via our youth racing Facebook page once you have become a VSCC member and joined our youth Facebook page.