GO-Ride Cycling Schools & Learn to Ride

British Cycling Sessions 

Learning to ride a bike offers a freedom and joy that no one should miss out on, that’s why at Colchester Sport Park we’re delighted to be in partnership with British Cycling to deliver a diverse cycling programme and range of courses with a qualified British Cycling coach available on site. 

With fun packages available for toddlers, children, teenagers, and adults, it’s the perfect way to enjoy safe cycling and learn new skills.

All sessions can be booked by contacting us at sports.park@colchester.gov.uk 

Balance Bikes

Balance Bike 

Taking place on our dedicated Learn to Ride area, these sessions are aimed at children aged 4 and under wanting to learn to ride a bike.

Using balance bikes (bikes without any pedals),

Skills Taught:

  • How to balance
  • Different types of scooting
  • Little steps and long strides
  • Two-footed pushes and gliding
  • Steering

Price: £4.50 per 30 min session

Ages and Ability: Beginners aged from 2 up to 4 years.

 

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Go Ride

Taking place on the 1-mile cycle track these are fun skill-based sessions, including on the bike games and riding laps of the circuit. Sessions will look at: 

  • Braking     
  • Cornering    
  • Gears    
  • Riding out of the saddle     
  • Starting    
  • Mounting      
  • Dismounting     
  • Group riding 

Price: £8.00 per 1 hour session 

Ability: Children who have recently learnt to ride a bike or have not ridden in a while and want to get their confidence back.  

 

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One to One Learn-to-Ride Session

For all ages from 4 years old to adult beginners looking to learn to ride a bike without stabilisers.

We aim to get you riding within the hour, but this isn’t promised.  If you haven’t learnt within the hour, your coach will advise another session (we don’t block book these sessions).

Skills Taught:

  • Balancing
  • Pedalling
  • Braking
  • Steering

Ages and Ability: Beginners of all ages from 4 years old to adults

Price: £32.00 per hour

Bike Hire Available: Don’t have your own bike? No problem, here at Colchester Sports Park we offer a variety of bikes for hire to make getting on two wheels affordable and accessible to all. Click here for information.

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BMX Improver Session

There is always something new to learn or something to improve at as a cyclist. Through improver BMX classes we develop all the basic skills to make them a proficient cyclist and a chance to try fun games and challenges at the same time.

Skills Taught:

  • Braking
  • Descending
  • Ascending
  • Ramps
  • Corners
  • Riding fast
  • Riding slow
  • Standing up
  • One handed

Price: £8.00 per session

Ages and Ability: From 5-16 years old. Riders must comfortable riding without stabilizers.

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Home Educated Sessions

Designed for children who are home educated and taking place on our 1-mile cycle track, these are fun skill-based sessions which include on the bike games and riding laps of the circuit.

A great opportunity for home educated children to do some Physical Education within their day and meet new people.

Skills Taught: Sessions will look at different skills each week, including…

  • Gears
  • Cornering
  • Group Riding
  • Mounting and dismounting

Price: £5.00 per hour.

Ages and Ability: Children aged 4 to 16 years who can ride unaided or with stabilisers.

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Kidz Session

Our Kidz sessions are all about having fun! Our British Cycling Coach will build the session around what the children want to learn.

Skills Taught: Sessions will look at different skills required and bike handling including…

  • Starts
  • Cornering
  • Braking
  • Using gears
  • Learning how to jump

Price: £8.00 per hour.

Ages and Ability: Youth riders aged 8 to 16 years.

Bike Hire Available: Don’t have your own road bike? No problem, here at Colchester Sports Park we offer a variety of bikes for hire to make getting on two wheels affordable and accessible to all.

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Adult Skill Session

Open to adults of any riding ability looking to improve confidence on a bike.   These will be social sessions where you can meet other likeminded cyclists.

Skills Taught: Sessions will look at different skills required and bike handling in a traffic free environment (our 1 mile circuit) including…

  • Cornering
  • Group Riding

Price: £8.00 per hour.

Ages and Ability: Adult riders aged 18 years and over of any riding ability.

Bike Hire Available: Don’t have your own road bike? No problem, here at Colchester Sports Park we offer a variety of bikes for hire to make getting on two wheels affordable and accessible to all.

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Female Only Sessions

Open to women of any riding ability looking to improve confidence on a bike.   These will be social sessions where you can meet other local female cyclists.

Skills Taught: Sessions will look at different skills required and bike handling in a traffic free environment (our 1 mile circuit) including…

  • Sprinting
  • Cornering
  • Group Riding

Price: £10.00 per hour.

Ages and Ability: Female riders aged 18 years and over of any riding ability.

Bike Hire Available: Don’t have your own road bike? No problem, here at Colchester Sports Park we offer a variety of bikes for hire to make getting on two wheels affordable and accessible to all.

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Family Cycling Session

Learn how to cycle together, not apart.

We will coach children to lead and cycle in front of the adults, not behind. It may feel a little scary at first, but it allows your child to build confidence whilst you keep a watchful eye.

Traffic isn’t something to be afraid of.

Our coach will teach you how to ride on our closed road circuit here at the Sports Park to build confidence before heading out onto the country lanes. Often, our family training reveals that parents feel more nervous on busier roads than children. We will help you to feel more confident.

See your kid’s skills in action.

Hearing about cycle training for children isn’t the same as seeing it in action. We use the same techniques to coach families that we use in schools. Give your kids the chance to show off – their skills may surprise you!

Ditch the car & enjoy the ride.

For short journeys, there’s no need to take the car. Cycling creates fun family memories together. Our training will show you how to prepare for a journey, so you can explore as a family together.

Ages and Ability: Beginners of all ages from 5 years old to adults

Price: £42.50 per hour

Bike Hire Available: Don’t have your own bikes? No problem, here at Colchester Sports Park we offer a variety of bikes for hire to make getting on two wheels affordable and accessible to all.

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Women’s BMXercise

BMXericse is a variable cycling fitness program based around BMX Track training and designed for women. Delivered outdoors to music, using BMX bikes on the track. BMXercise is a naturally immersive fitness experience. BMXercise is focussed on increasing fitness, especially; aerobic, core strength & stability, balance & co-ordination & and as you develop and progress, anaerobic power.

Ages and Ability: BMXercise is for women aged 16 years and older who want to become more active and have fun and learn new skills along the way. It doesn’t require any previous BMX experience or specific fitness levels. It’s great for women who are looking to get back into cycling or sport in general and who are looking to try something new.

Price: £8.00 per 1 hour session

Bike Hire Available: Don’t have your own bike? No problem, here at Colchester Sports Park we offer a variety of bikes for hire to make getting on two wheels affordable and accessible to all.

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