Category Archives: Youth Section

DCV Kids cycle coaching graduation

Last Sunday saw the final session of the 6 week “Ready to Ride” Kids coaching series delivered by DCV.

Over 20 kids took part and all had great fun.

At the final session each Kid was awarded a Certificate and medal.

They also received a prize bag which was art funded by Evans Cycles Durham so a great big thank you to them.

Even more thanks need to go to the coaches – Angela, Tom and Ellen Anne

We will hopefully be back soon with more coaching so keep your eyes on the news

Youth Coaching July 1st & 8th

Just a confirmation that the coaching sessions will go ahead as planned on Sunday the 1st and Sunday the 8th July.

Coaches Tom and Ellen Anne are away for those sessions but Coach George Kinghorn will be assisting Angela and Paul.

6 Weeks Youth Training course to start June 3rd

We are delighted to announce a 6 week Youth Training course.

Designed for kids new to cycling and wanting to bud core skills and confidence.

The sessions will run from 3pm to 4.30 pm for 6 consecutive weeks and be held at Sniperley Park and ride where we have access to the ticket office as a base with toilet facilities and shelter.

Costs for the 6 week course are £18 for members £24 none members. With only 20 places available its first come first served and places can be booked online.

Full details are available here

Youth Coaching moved to avoid Easter weekend

We have decided to move the Youth Coaching session due to take place on April 16th to April 23rd to avoid Easter bank holiday weekend.

We try to make the coaching sessions the firs t and third Sunday of the month unless they clash with something.

Session on April 2nd is unaffected

Full details of April sessions and ticket purchasing is available here –


DCV Youth Coaching 2017 Launched – Tickets available now

Its with great pleasure that we have now released tickets for the first two coaching sessions of 2017. March 5th and 19th.

Tickets here

Details are –

YOUTH CYCLE COACHING – all ages up to 16.

LIMITED TO 20 PLACES – first come first served. – Tickets bought online guarantee a place. Payment on the day now accepted but only until we are full so cant guarantee a place.

Tickets available for purchase until midnight the day before. If less than 5 sold the event will not run and payments will be refunded. We will notify you by email if the event is cancelled.

Sessions will be run 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month until October 15th 2017

Time table

15.15 – 15.30 Registration
15.30 – 16.30 Coached session

Key information

– Location – Sniperley Park and Ride
– Session Day and Time – Sundays 3.30pm to 4.30pm
– Age range – Coaching for Youth – up to 16yrs old.
– Equipment – any type of bike so long as its safe and you will need a helmet and appropriate clothing (Gloves highly recomended)


Sessions are based around core skills and suitable for all abilities.

Riders need to be able to pedal their bikes to take part int he sessions.

British Cycling Coaches run the training at each session. The aim is to simply get you riding your bike better!


– Large open plan car park are for training – vehicle parking cordoned off to make training area safe.
– Heated (when needed) Ticket office with Male, Female and Disabled toilets. (Baby changing also available)
– Ticket office is fully glazed so you can watch riders whilst sheltering from the elements.
– Pedal Monkey Pop up Cafe – Serving Coffee, Tea, soft drinks and snacks


Tickets in advance

£4 none DCV members
£3 DCV members

On the day entry

£5 none DCV members
£4 DCV members

Sessions are open to all, no mater which club your in (or even if your not!).

DCV Youth Coaching 2017

DCV Youth Coaching is back!

Youth coaching for kids any age (so long as they don’t need stabilisers) up to 16.

We propose to run the sessions on the first and third Sundays of each month from March 5th to October 15th at the Sniperley Park and Ride Durham as we did last year.

Each session will be 1 hour between 3.30 and 4.30

We propose to run two groups in the sessions –

Go-Ride & Academy

Go-Ride is for any youth who wants to get better at riding and practice their skills.

Academy is aimed at the more advanced riders who want to race, with the initial focus on Criterium racing (drop handlebar race bikes) although kids don’t necessarily need a race bike to get started in the sessions. Dependant on volunteers we will be looking at supporting the Academy riders in North East Races this season

At present we have one British Cycling Level 2 coach committed which means we can have a total of 20 participants so we need volunteers to assist in the coaching and ideally to become qualified themselves to increase capacity.

With limited availability we will again set up an online ticket facility where tickets can be purchased up to midnight the night before the sessions. Places are first come first served.

Responding to comments last year we will now have any spare places available on the day to pay on arrival. However with places limited we urge pre-booking to avoid disappointment. (pre booked tickets will be discounted compared to on the day entry)

Dates and booking will be put live by 26th Feb following the feedback period.

We would also like to start fund raising to purchase loan race bikes so that kids can try them before committing to purchase.

Please comment with feedback on this or email Head Coach George Kinghorn –

DCV Youth Coaching Rebooted

Following 3 successive weeks of skills competitions DCV Youth coaching is back.

This week we only have one coach available meaning places are limited to 20 so please get in touch to claim your place – first come first served.

We have also adjusted the session to be aimed at those who can pedal without stabilisers as we feel beginners need more one to one advice, This advice will be provided FOC  in the last half hour of the session.

We are busy working on future dates and will announce as soon as possible.

Click here for full details