Welcome to Stepping Stanes Youth Cycling Club.

 

Stepping Stanes is a youth cycle coaching club based in Dumfries, Scotland. We run cycle coaching designed for young riders age. 8-12. Our aim is to improve bike skills within a safe and fun environment. When we decided to set the age range at 8 - 12 it was so that there would not be too much disparity in abilities. We hope that once the club is more established again and we have more people trained as coaches then we will be able to lower the age range to cater for younger riders.

 

If you want to come along and try a couple of sessions please contact our chairperson Fiona Walker (fiona.walker@scottishcycling.org )  before attending.

We do ask you to become a member after you have tried us out. Its £10 for the first child and £15 for two children and £20 for three children, please ask for a membership form at the sessions.

 

We will  meet at the David Keswick Centre during the winter months and during the summer we meet at Heathhall forest or Mabie forest at the steppingstanes clubhouse (in the courtyard behind the old bike shop) starting at  6pm to 7.30.  We still charge £2 per rider and they receive a drink and snack at the end of the session. 

 

We can let you know our plans and information regarding the sessions through this website or find us at "steppingstanes" on Facebook.

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Keep up to date with the session plans and future races here.

 

Our weekly sessions on a Wednesday nights will now be held up at Mabie forest starting at 6 sharp till 7.30 until further notice.  We meet at the steppingstanes clubhouse in the courtyard by the forestry commission buildings. We have various groups (green, blue or red) depending on availability of coaches, on the night,  which are based on ability and fitness. We either take them for a trail ride or "section" bits of trail with coaching points. Both should help improve the riders technical riding and improve fitness.

We still charge £2 for the session.

 

RACES

 

  • Dumfries Youth Criterium @ Crichton campus Dumfries - sunday 31th May
  • Lockerbie Loop, mini loop - 20 miles on marshalled roads.
  • Junior Hardrock challenge  Saturday 3rd October - 8-11 years olds - 1100m run and a 3km bike ride. 12-15 year olds - 3km run and a 8km cycle. We will be having some training session for this www.dalbeattiehardrockchallenge.org

Please ask any of the coaches about the above events

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Fantastic opportunity to try your hand at racing.