Welcome to West Lothian Clarion Youth Coaching
In May 2010, we launched a cycling club for riders aged 6-15. The aim is to give riders the opportunity to improve their cycling skills in a safe, traffic-free environment.
Part of the Go-Ride network of community cycling clubs, coaching activities are designed to introduce young people to a range of cycling disciplines – from mountain, road and track biking to cyclocross.
The first session is free.
The sessions run from the beginning of March to the end of November.
Each month costs £6 and this includes session fees, membership of West Lothian Clarion and membership of the National Clarion.
Riders joining part way through a term will pay on a pro-rata basis.
We rotate between three venues to allow our riders to develop their skills in different environments.
- Xcite Linlithgow Leisure Centre See google map
- Oracle Car Park, Blackness Road, Linlithgow See google map
- Beecraigs Country Park See google map
Sessions are 90 minutes long (60 minutes for our youngest riders). During the summer they take place at 18:30 on Wednesdays. In the autumn and early spring they take place at 09:00 on Saturdays.
Sessions start with a bike, helmet and clothing check followed by a warm up.
The riders are split into three ability groups and are coached in bike handling skills, which will develop all aspects of bike riding, including racing in a safe traffic-free environment.
Each session finishes with a fun challenge (e.g. race or relay) and a warm down.
All activities are supervised by our fully trained volunteer coaches.
For further information please read our FAQS page.