Juniors

The Bury Clarion Bullets  juniors sessions are open to children from ages 6 to 15 and provides fun, activity based cycling designed to develop skills and introduce riders to all aspects of the sport. The Bullets are a Go-Ride accredited club. All coaches hold a British Cycling qualification and are DBS-checked, plus Go-Ride sessions will always take place in traffic-free areas. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-ride

***BULLETS ARE RESTARTING IN JUNE***

There is a new booking system for the Bullets, to meet COVID track and trace/ numbers rules.

Register with LetsRide https://www.letsride.co.uk/users/account/signup join the group ‘Bury Clarion Bullets’ as parents and add any children. Fully complete every question so that we have all we need. We will get in touch with all session information via email.

GOOD NEWS! We will not be charging a weekly session fee until September 2021, only a one off membership fee of £7 which will cover the rest of the year.

Please monitor our Facebook page for updates.

For more information join our Facebook Group or email goride@buryclarion.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/buryclarionbullets

We are based at Bury Football Club, Gigg Lane, Bury BL9 9HR

Cost £3 per session (currently not required) + £7 annual membership

Sessions start with a bike, helmet and clothing check followed by a warm up, then fun activities where riders will be coached in bike handling skills, which will develop all aspects of bike riding, in a safe traffic-free environment.  Sessions will finish with age-related and supervised challenges (e.g. races or relays) plus finally, a warm down. All activities are monitored by fully trained volunteer coaches,  all fully DBS checked and accredited by British Cycling.

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Our volunteer team

Simon Diggins is a qualified British Cycling coach. He has been involved with Bury Clarion for some years now and attends the sessions with his 2 children Toby & Molly. He has been instrumental in developing the growth of the club and planning ahead for facilities. He has worked with Bury Football Club to ensure the Bullets have a base to work and grow from and worked hard to gain valuable funding.

Joe Cadwallader is the longest serving volunteer who helps organise sessions alongside Simon. As well as being massively into cycling himself he also brings his young son Dylan to the sessions who loves to compete in all cycling disciplines. He has loads of experience and races with Bury Clarion, bringing all that to encourage competitive cycling in the club.

Paul VanDerKamp is a Bury Clarion Ride Leader who is extremely keen to encourage the children to develop and enjoy cycling, to provide options for suitable children to join club rides when they are ready and have all the necessary skills to be safe on the road. He is an accomplished cyclist, with several club rides a week and having cycled all over Europe following the Grand Tours.

Sara Steele has 2 sons in the club, Toby and Oliver. They are an outdoors family, who love going away in the caravan exploring the UK, hill walking and cycling, taking the boys on forest trails, canals and disused railway lines, regularly doing distances up to 25km. Sara is a triathlete with Rossendale Tri Club, competing since 2013. Last year Toby followed her into the sport which is how they got involved with the Bullets. She likes all types of cycling – road/trail/MTB although not that keen on the turbo trainer! Sara helps out every week managing subs and fees as well as supporting the children. Invaluable.

Lucy Cronin, who started from local British Cycling’s Breeze and Bury Clarion ride leading, is a newly qualified Level 2 coach. She is passionate about encouraging beginners and is keen to get more girls into the club enjoying cycling. She specialises in the beginners , encouraging new children to learn essential cycling skills. She is the Welfare & Safeguarding lead for the club. Any concerns or issues can be directed to her via the club email.

Katherine & Neil Swithenbank have bought their racing experience and 2 boys to the club, Luke & Dan. Katherine says ” I’ve been raised on a bike from before I can remember, watching my mum race and touring on tandems as a family. I started racing as a 14 year old school girl and managed to win a few national events as an under 16 and junior. I’ve always loved cycling with a club and I’m keen to encourage my 2 young boys to have fun on their bikes too! They have learnt so much and made great friends through the Bullets and I’m keen to help other kids to also have these opportunities “.

Neil loves being involved too, helping out with maintenance on the clubs bikes as well as attending sessions with their boys.