The new management group for the Bournemouth Velodrome is Active Dorset.
Active Dorset are one of 44 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) across England, committed to working together to increase participation in sport and physical activity.
County Sports Partnerships work across the sporting landscape in their county, actively supporting partners to increase participation in sport and physical activity.
Active Dorset have a dedicated website for the Bournemouth Velodrome. Here you will find the session timetable and other details.
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Feria Sport will be running a series of cycle sport coaching sessions on behalf of the BJW for young people aged between 7 years and 16 years old at the Bournemouth Velodrome (BH10 4EP).
See Active Dorset website for more details.
The sessions will be organised around different ability groups. The sessions will develop fitness and technique and the series aims to get riders up to competition standard to enable them to race on the track.
The coach will be Richard Eastham, a qualified and accredited British Cycling coach with experience of working with young people in a sports coaching environment.
Fixed-gear track racing bikes will be made available at each session. Riders will need to wear their own helmet and suitable clothing. Riders must also bring along a drink and a snack. No need to book, just turn up on the day.
Sessions start at 10h00 until 12h00. The format will comprise skills, drills and general coaching for the first 90 minutes and then the last half hour will be dedicated to coach-led racing to support those riders wishing to take part in formal track racing events.
Sessions will cost £5 per rider for the first 90 minutes and for the full two hours. This fee includes access to a fixed-wheel hire bicycle. Those taking part in the sessions for the first time will need to present a completed parental consent form (see link below).
If the session has to be cancelled due to wet weather, an announcement will be made via Twitter and will appear on our home page at least one hour before the session start time.
Richard is a qualified and accredited British Cycling Level 2 Track Coach and is currently working towards his Level 3 Track Coaching certificate. He is also a qualified national standards Bikeability trainer, allowing him to teach riders safe urban cycling techniques.
Richard is a member of the Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers cycling club and has been an active racing cyclist for over 20 years. He has won several medals in national track events and has taken part in elite road races across the UK, France and Ireland.
Now aged 42, Richard competed on various occasions on the road and track against Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Chris Hoy and David Millar when he was younger. They were always much better than him.
Richard is able to offer one-to-one performance coaching for those riders wishing to improve their competitive cycling. He has recently completed the British Cycling Level 3 Coaching Core Unit that enables him to deliver bespoke one-to-one cycle coaching. He is now completing his discipline specific coaching unit, specialising in Track Cycling.
He is able to prescribe weekly, monthly and annual training plans; provide advice on your cycling technique and equipment choices; and advise on nutrition and other aspects of your training and preparation. Please contact Richard if you are interested in this service.
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