We are lucky to live in an area which is amazing for kids to get out on their bikes, to stay fit, explore new places and go out and compete. The aim of Ystwyth Juniors is to give kids the skills and opportunities to enjoy all that there is to offer. Set up in 2016 Ystwyth Juniors offers coaching and racing opportunities for kids from the point where they are able to independently ride a bike upwards.
Coaching Sessions –
We offer regular Friday night sessions throughout the year at Penglais School where the focus is on developing core skills and having a lot of fun in the process! Our groups are set up by ability level to ensure everyone who attends gets stretched but not overwhelmed. Expect to practice skills like:
- Balance and positioning on the bike
- Ascending and Descending
- How to use gears
Ystwyth Juniors is primarily about having fun on bikes and learning new cycling skills. However, many of our members love to race! To feed this appetite we offer the opportunity for all of our riders to try out competition on a regular basis in coaching sessions. We also run an annual Go-Ride summer series with rounds in Aberystwyth and Llanidloes. The club has also been involved in organising rounds of the Welsh National Mountain Bike and Cyclo-Cross Championships.
Ystwyth Juniors Coaching team:
Our coaching team have experience in a range of cycling disciplines including: mountain biking, cyclo-cross, road racing, time-trialling and gravel riding.
- Scott Tompsett – British Cycling Level 2
- Malcolm Dines – British Cycling Level 2
- Tom Jewell – British Cycling Level 1
- Kevin Haynes – British Cycling Level 1
- Dylan Williams – British Cycling Mountain bike guide
- Heather Kay – Currently completing Level 1
Child Protection: As a club we take our child protection and safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously. Independent of the juniors section Andy Davies is the Ystwyth CC Welfare officer, trained and certificated by Welsh Cycling. Andy is approachable, and has been involved in junior sport through the Aberystwyth Surf Lifesaving club for many years. If you have any issues regarding safeguarding/child protection please contact Andy in confidence on:
Membership price and benefits:
Annual club membership for all juniors is £5
Ystwyth Juniors is now officially affiliated to Ystwyth CC so all junior members receive the same benefits as adult members. Thanks to our sponsors Summit Cycles and Continental Tyres you will receive a 10% discount on all purchases through Summit Cycles in Aberystwyth.
Club kit –
We have a range of club kit including jerseys, shorts and jackets. Please drop us a line to find out what we have in stock or ask on a club coaching night.
Scott Tompsett – 07919 358 670
We would also like to thank the following who support and assist the Juniors :
Aberystwyth University, Cambrian Tyres, Summit Cycles