Go-Ride


Go-Ride is British Cycling’s programme for teaching children the skills & techniques needed to be safe rider. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.

West Suffolk Wheelers provide outdoor Go-Ride sessions in the summer months and indoor training during the winter.


Outdoor Sessions

Tuesday 18:30 – 19:30 in term time (from April to July)
Club HQ, Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7BH (in the grounds of Priory school)

Sessions are held in a traffic free environment run by qualified cycling coaches. Children work in groups on a skill & gradually build these up to use in race / ride situation. Each child works to their own capabilities, so level of riding skill does not matter.

May 2017
Due to the large numbers of riders attending Go Ride, we are now at capacity so cannot accept any more new riders at present.  Anyone interested in Go Ride  please contact Helen Ballam (ballam@sky.com) to be added to our waiting list. 

  • Parents/guardians will be asked to complete registration & Consent Form
  • Go-Ride is suitable for riders aged 6 and over. Younger riders may be able to take part at discretion of coaches
  • Any relevant health issues must be notified to the coaches
  • Riders must wear a helmet and bring a working bike
  • Clothing needs to be suitable for the weather & cycling
  • Drinks may be brought to session.
  • Free to family members of the West Suffolk Wheelers.
  • Non-members are charged £3 per week for the first 5 sessions (£15 in total). After 5 sessions you will automatically become a junior member of the club and future sessions will be free.
  • Contact lead coach Helen Ballam ballam@sky.com (01284 706522) or feel free to turn up to a session
  • Read more about the Go-Ride programme at the British Cycling website – click here

Indoor Sessions

Tuesday 18:30 – 19:30 in term time (from November to March)
Club HQ, Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7BH

Sessions are held in the Club HQ building and are run by qualified cycling coaches. Children take part in a variety of skills, racing and training activities using static turbo trainers and rollers.

  • Parents/guardians will be asked to complete registration & Consent Form
  • Indoor training is suitable for riders aged 10 and over. Unfortunately, due to size of turbos we cannot accommodate younger riders.
  • Any relevant health issues must be notified to the coaches
  • Riders should bring a working bike, but club turbos trainers and rollers are available
  • Clothing needs to be suitable for cycling
  • Drinks should be brought to session.
  • Free to family members of the West Suffolk Wheelers.
  • Contact lead coach Helen Ballam ballam@sky.com (01284 706522) or feel free to turn up to a session.