We want to encourage young people to love cycling from an early age and about a quarter of the Coasters are under 18. Of course it would be great to discover the next Lizzie Deignan or Geraint Thomas, but we're just happy to promote a healthy, sustainable lifestyle!
We offer a comprehensive range of activities designed to work with parents to help children develop as cyclists whatever their age and ability. Our groups are designed to provide a pathway to develop children of all ages, ability and maturity.
Please note that there are strict requirements for under 18s participating in each activity. Follow the links for details:
Pre-School (under 5 years)
Our emphasis for this age group is to support parents as they teach their kids to ride and discover the joys of cycling. Parents must supervise and accept full responsibility for their children at all times.
Primary School (5 to 11 years)
Our objectives with children in key stages 1 and 2 include learning techniques and skills, experiencing different styles of cycling, and having a go at bike racing.
Secondary school (11 to 18 years)
Our aim with secondary school age children is to help them engage with cycling as a life-long activity, and to prepare them for joining adult club rides.
- FAMILY RIDES (all ages)
- COASTERS KIDS rides (12 to 16 years)
- Adult CLUB RIDES (approved over 12s only) and COACHING (secondary school age)
- YOUNG VOLUNTEERS (14 to 18 years)
Level 2 Bikeability is a requirement for many of our activities for secondary school children. However, please note that WCCC does not teach Bikeability (the government's national standard of cycle safety). It is usually delivered through primary schools, but if you require private training, we can recommend Cycle Training Cornwall.
Wadebridge Coasters CC follows British Cycling's guidelines regarding child protection, some of which are reflected in the requirements for participation in different activities. Please contact Paul Rea our Welfare Officer for further details or if you have any concerns.