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Go-Ride is British Cycling's programme for getting young people involved in cycling. Go-Ride is aimed at 8 to 16 year olds, it's good fun and is run by trained coaches.

Want to come along but haven't been before? Please contact us by email  jenny.harwood@ntlworld.comand we will get back to you with further information. 
Qualified Go Ride Coaches will lead the sessions and beginners and established riders are welcome.
Club Go-Ride representatives:
Paul Harwood         Club Contact
As a clubmark club we have a Welfare officer in place currently Jenny Harwood:
If you have any concerns about any aspects of clublife you can contact the Welfare Officer in confidence.
Active Coaches:
Graeme Swadling    British Cycling Level 2 coach/ MTB/Track
Paul McBrearty       British Cycling Level 2 coach/Track
Ricky Wildman       British Cycling Level 2 coach/MTB  
Neil Mansfield         British Cycling Level 2 coach
Nolan Rivers            British Cycling Level 2 coach  
Dave Ash                 British Cycling Level 2 coach
Helen Dussek          British Cycling Level 2 coach
Richard Edge          British Cycling Level 2 coach
You can find out more about our latest news and events in our Youth section of our forum here: Forum Youth Activities  
Club Youth Training Sessions:
Our Wednesday evening outdoor coached club sessions for 2015 begin again in April @ Holme Pierrepont and will run until September/October.
We will be running several different groups doing activities to suit the age and ability of the riders, each group headed by one of our Qualified coaches.

Our coaches really enjoy working with our race squad and last season had success across many ages and disciplines including national, regional and local champions in cyclocross, road and MTB.

In order to ensure we provide the maximum opportunity to as many riders from our club as we can within our coaching ratios, we have set some qualification criteria; see here for details

There will be plenty of other opportunities to participate in club life over the summer, these will include Go Ride Racing events, Holiday Coaching programmes and much more!  Please keep an eye on the forum for all the up to date information to find out where the club will be each week.
Enquiries or to be placed on the mailing list please email
In addition to our these club sessions we are also involved with the development of the after school club held at Abbey Road Primary School in West Bridgford, this provides activities for the youngsters from the school to build on what they have learned in curriculum time and put their new techniques and skills in to practice.
Many riders progress from the school club to becoming fully fledged members of the Nottingham Clarion Cycling Club. The school also hosts various Inter School competitions and Go Ride Racing events supported by the club such as the "Nightrider" series.  
This pathway all begins with the British Cycling regional staff who deliver both term time curriculum and holiday programmes along with our own club coaches who work alongside them to forge strong local school-club links. Many local schools have had input from this programme to help develop the next generation of club riders.

Go-Ride and Clubmark

British Cycling has incorporated Sport England's Clubmark standard into the Go-Ride Accreditation programme. Clubmark is a nationally recognised set of standards that supports the development and recognition of quality junior clubs. To achieve Go-Ride Clubmark status clubs are required to demonstrate operating standards in 4 areas;

  • Safeguarding Young People
  • Sports Equity
  • Club Management
  • Coaching 
You can find out more about Clubmark on the British Cycling website
British Cycling article on Nottingham Clarion achieving Clubmark status here: