Ride Level: All levels
CX, MTB or Gravel Bikes | Fully Coached | Saturday mornings
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Try a morning bout of cyclocross training this Autumn.
I'll be running sessions most Saturday's, designed to help all riders whatever the experience or fitness levels to 'up' their game by learning and improving their cyclocross riding techniques.
Sessions are held either in Crystal Palace Park or on Mitcham Common. and will reflect the course of the next day's London League race.
Skills covered: Climbing, descending, cornering, off-camber, starts, dismounts, and remounts.
Rider requirements: To join this ride you need to be a competent cyclist with some experience in off-road riding and be able to ride comfortably for a couple of hours.
Any questions? have a look at our FAQ's or Contact us
Meeting in Café Paradou before heading off to Crystal Palace Park or Mitcham Common to do a series of skills sessions allowing plenty of time to practice and hone those skills.
The sessions are tailored to suit the needs of those on the day and the course of the next day's race.
Techniques covered, climbing, descending, cornering, off-camber, starts, dismounts and remounts.
Café Paradou, 10-11 Crystal Palace Parade, Upper Norwood, London SE19 1UA
- 9am till 12.30 -1pm
- Level: Intermediate, you need to be able to ride off-road for a couple of hours.
- Group Size: Up to 20 people
Climbing, descending, cornering, off-camber, starts, dismounts, remounts and hurdles.
Is this ride for me?
To join this ride you need to be a competent cyclist with some experience in off-road riding and be able to ride comfortably for a couple of hours.
The pace of the ride will be adapted to suit the cyclists on the day and the route may change to meet the capabilities of the group as a whole, the leader will make sure that no one is left out!
Is my bike OK for this ride?
The ride is suitable CX or Gravel bikes.
There will be a basic bike check before each ride to ensure riders' safety, so please make sure your bike is in good condition with working brakes and gears, along with pumped up tyres and an oiled chain.
If in doubt, please get your bike checked over by a competent mechanic or bike shop before the ride. Here is a list of local bike shops we're happy to recommend.
Remember to plan ahead, many bike shops are very busy and service slots are often booked out in advance.
What do I need to bring?
- Helmet (wearing helmets is a must on our rides)
- Spare inner tube
- Snacks and Water
- Rain jacket (if required)
- Suitably warm/cool clothing for the weather
- Sunscreen (as necessary)
What's included in the price?
- British Cycling Qualified (Level 2) coach.
- Coaching hints and skill tips about 'off road' cycling.
- Pre-ride bike and helmet safety checks.
- Fixing mechanical faults/punctures where possible.