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Circuit Race Masterclass' 2024

We love our circuit masterclass sessions & we think that they’re a great opportunity for youngsters to learn from the vast experience of some of our coaches.
We’ve got several former circuit race national champions and several ex professional road racers among our coaches, we feel this brings an added dimension to the coaching and the tips/tricks that they’ll impart throughout the day.

These sessions are held at the brilliant Doncaster Dome cycle track, this purpose-built cycling facility has everything you could need for a day of circuit race coaching, tight corners, sweeping turns, it’s even got a cobbled climb!

Our February masterclasses are ideally placed ahead of the road race season, so whether you’re looking to hone your skills or keen to develop some new techniques before the racing starts in earnest then these sessions are the ones for you! Read on for more details…

A group of road cyclists at our road race coaching sessions.

Timings - 10:00-16:00

Location - Doncaster Dome cycle track, Bawtry Rd, Doncaster DN4 7PD.

Age range - 10-16

Price - £55

Required skills – all that’s is required is an interest in racing, a positive attitude and sufficient fitness to spend the day on the bikes. The riding will be broken up throughout the day, with skills drills and snack brakes so don’t worry about needing to be able to ride for 6 hours straight – we won’t ask you to do that!

Our race masterclass session is the ultimate for young racers ages 10-16. sessions will be comprised of all the elements needed for riders to succeed at a National level. We’ll leave no stone unturned with activities covering warmup protocols, cornering, sprinting, climbing/descending & race tactics just to name a few. Additionally, we’ll be taking the competitive scenarios to a new level, with coach led racing. We’ll start off in the morning focusing mainly on improving our fundamental racing skills e.g. cornering, group riding etc. Then in the afternoon we’ll include the main coach led racing and put the skills we’ve learned earlier in the day to the test – don’t think the afternoon is all about racing though, in-between the competition we’ll continue the learning by including mini workshops on warmups, feedback, tactics etc.

Our ex-professional coaches will lead this session, so youngsters will get a chance to learn from some of the best. Spending the day with us means that children get to develop new racing skills, build further on their existing ones & explore all aspects of circuit racing.

Young racers at one of our cycle race coaching sessions in Doncaster.

What equipment is needed?

·         Working Road bike – double check your bike ahead of the day, nothing is worse than stopping the fun because of a mechanical.

·         Packed lunch (with lots of high energy food)

·          Spare innertube (that fits your bike)

·         Warm clothing and waterproofs. You can’t have enough of these even if the weather looks great, we’ll be outside all day and once cold or wet it’s hard to warmup again.

·         Plenty of snacks and drinks. Cycling is hard work, so lots of high energy snacks (bananas, flapjacks and jelly babies are popular) are important. Plenty of water/drinks.

·         Gloves/mitts – cold hands are horrible. Crashing without gloves is also unpleasant.

·         Working bike + your helmet

·         Sun cream.

Graham Briggs winning a round of the Tour series cycle race series for Rapha Condor cycling team,

Available sessions

Keep an eye out here as more dates are announced throughout the year.

Tuesday 30/07/24

What next?  

If you love road racing & are looking for something more regular, then why not checkout our weekly race class over on our academy page or alternatively if off road is more your thing, make sure you have a look at our 2024 MTB Camps.

Ali Slater at the Tour of Yorkshire.

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