Cyclewise Academy started in 2010 and has grown steadily each year. Currently, it has 108 members aged 8-18 years old, 15 qualified voluntary leaders plus a super-dynamic committee all with the main aim of "Making it happen" for our young bikers. It has been a continual learning curve for all those involved with the Academy - with excursions to the Velodrome, night riding and cyclo-cross racing to name but a few, we continue to provide as many opportunities as possible to ensure a good-quality experience for all. The Academy is managed by a dedicated volunteer committee, many of whom have their own kids in the club. In the past 12 months, they have given their own time and have become fully qualified British Cycling Leaders, undertaken a 2-day Outdoor First Aid course and have been the first to gain British Cycling Clubmark accreditation in the North of England. All Academy leaders have undertaken Child Safeguarding courses and are CRB checked. 2013 is already shaping up to be another great year and I hope you're able to join us in "Making it happen".
News Update: Feb 2013
Following on from our AGM in 2012, we have approached 2013 with a new radical concept that we believe will be a huge success for our 2013 Academy programme.
NEW APPLICANTS Please fill in the Application Form with your full details.
Whinlatter Junior Go-Ride MTB Event SAT 23rd MARCH 2013
Cyclewise Academy is hosting its first ever Go-Ride race competition during the weekend of WMBC to make a great weekend of racing for all the family. With four different age categories from 8-18, there is something for everyone, all run under British Cycling Go-Ride racing insurance. With Cyclewise Whinlatter hosting a weekend of events including demo rides, Altura and Cube stands plus the WMBC on Sunday, we are certain that this will help create a really great competition atmosphere. Registration is on the day and only £4 to enter. Prizes for each race from 1st to 3rd. Click here to find out more information
Academy Dates 2013
The aim of the Cyclewise Academy is really quite simple:-
The Committee's aims are to be able to offer a variety of sessions that will help develop these young riders in the many various disciplines of the sport from skills, mechanics, leadership, navigation, racing etc. However the Academy belongs to its members so we will always welcome suggestions and new ideas.
Some of the various sessions we have enjoyed this year so far have been First Aid, Night Riding, Pumping & Jumping, Mechanics, Introduction to Natural Riding, Helmet Cam Coaching and Trail Questing.