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Track Cycling for Youth Riders














We take part in regular track cluster coaching sessions at Derby Arena for youngsters interested in riding the track.

To be eligible for the East Midlands track cluster session we require young riders to be:

  • A first claim club member

  • A British Cycling member

  • Age 9 and above (in accordance with Derby Arena rules)

  • Attending regular coaching sessions

  • Demonstrate the appropriate level of coachability, competence and confidence

  • Riding British Cycling races

  • Able to “hold a wheel” in Go-ride coaching sessions

  • Able to ride a 12-15mph for 10 mins

Note that the Club volunteer coach’s discretion will apply at all times.

We have access to Derby Velodrome via cluster sessions held on Sunday mornings on a rotation with other regional clubs. These sessions are for children aged 9 and above however they must be competent on a drop handlebar bike and preferably taking part in some kind of racing. There are other opportunities for your child to try the track before attending a cluster session if they wish. Derby velodrome provide family taster sessions and during school holidays Cycle Derby and British Cycling run sessions at Derby. If you would like any further information don’t hesitate to ask.

Cluster sessions appear on the British Cycling Website under the Events page listed as Go-Ride events. Look for events within a 5km radius of Derby and the Track Cluster and any forthcoming track events will appear. Entry payment is via the British Cycling Website. For more information please ask club coaches Jules Brough, Tina Farr or Andy Woolf. The wider East Midlands cluster includes all Go-ride clubs in the British Cycling East Midlands region. These kinds of activities lead to further opportunities such as Regional Schools of Racing, National Schools of Racing, etc. Matlock CC is in the East Midlands cluster.

From age 12+ there is a Derby Youth Track League for Matlock CC youth riders to affiliate to and race on a weekly basis - for more information please speak to club coaches Martin Holmes / Andy Woolf


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