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Youth

Since 2004 there has always been some form of youth & junior squad & over recent years Twickenham has produced some great talents, notably World Team Pursuit Champion Dani King, Endura Racing’s Sandy King who was selected for The British Cycling Olympic Development Squad, Natalie Creswick who currently rides for Mule Bar Girls & has recently won the Masters Road Race Championships, Corrine Hall who has been National Womens Points Race Champion & won GOLD in the GB Paralympic Team at the Rio Olympic Games 2016!!

Dani King            

How to get involved:

Twickenham Cycling Club Youth Squad  is open to all young riders aged 13-16.

We meet at the TCC Club House every Tuesday at 5:15pm & will either leave for an activity at 5:30pm or start an indoor activity, depending on weather and daylight hours.  There is a small charge for the sessions, 50p for members and £1 for non-members.

Twickenham Advanced Youth rides leave the club at 7pm & follow quiet back roads up to Richmond Hill, where riders will either enter the Richmond Park or cycle hill loops on quiet roads.  These are suitable for riders aged 14+ (younger if accompanied by a parent).  Average pace will be around 15mph with group riding skills & sprint points in the park to work on tactics & group dynamics.

Our sessions include training rides, skills, turbo training, bike maintenance & trips to cycling venues like Calshot Velodrome, Swinley Forest mountain biking trails and local bmx tracks.

Once our youngsters are competent at handling themselves and their bikes they are able to join the Saturday morning rides and by the time they are Junior (16-18) we would normally expect them to be joining the senior sessions.

If you’re under 13 & want more information on where to cycle please click here.

One of our Youth Coaches Chris Sellings recently cycled from Istanbul to Perth, Western Australia.  You can follow his blog here.  The club has 2 other lead youth coaches:
For Youth Skills sessions – ages up to 13 please contact Duncan Adamson.
For Advanced Youth training rides – ages 13+ please contact Sean O’Brien.