Junior Members


Welcome to the Junior Section of Harrogate Nova Cycling Club!  Here you will find all the information you need about our junior section.

Coaching Aims

To provide a safe & caring environment in which young people can develop their cycling skillsdsc_2781
To promote cycling to the young people of Harrogate and surrounding areas.
To provide an avenue for junior club members to race and compete by having affiliations to governing bodies (British Cycling, Cycling Time Trials, cyclocross etc)
To be open to all, and to encourage cycling for everyone regardless of experience, ability or ambition.
To provide fun, challenges and activities that meet the needs of riders as they progress

The Coaches

Harrogate Nova coaches are all British Cycling Level 2 qualified. They are all DBS Checked and hold emergency first aid certificates.dsc_2800

Coaching Sessions

The sessions are held weekly over 2 terms of the year: Autumn & Spring/Summer. Different off-road venues are used depending on the time of year. Check the joining page for details. The sessions are run in two groups, one for 30 mins for younger and less experienced riders and the second for 60 mins for older and more experienced riders. Children will be split into different groups depending on their ability and preferences.

All coaching is structured using the British Cycling coaching curriculum and are designed to equip riders with a skill set that can be transferred to different cycling disciplines. The sessions include lots of different activities to develop bike handling skills and techniques. The coaches take into consideration the knowledge, skills, and preferences of each young person as they prepare and lead sessions. The emphasis is on having fun!