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 9+ years 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
Derby Arena Youth Track Cluster Dates 2021 (will appear here when they appear on the British Cycling Website):
Please note Derby Arena will be closed until May 2021 as it is being used as a vaccination centre
We have been given access to replacement Youth Track Cluster sessions at the National Cycling Centre at Manchester.
(Links for the Manchester events in February / March / April 2021 will appear here when entry opens)