Nestled in the South Downs you will find picturesque towns joined by rolling hills and stunning countryside. This beautiful part of the UK has just become the home of a cycling club with a difference! Based from Petersfield but covering Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex Pedal 2 Pedal caters for cyclists of all ages and abilities, the main difference being that all these cyclists share a passion for mountain biking.
Pedal 2 Pedal was established by cross-country mountain bike racer and British Cycling coach Hannah Attenburrow. Pedal 2 Pedal offers a mixture of junior cycling courses aimed to get kids riding safely and confidently, junior mountain biking academy which is the only one of its kind in the South East of England and women's specific coaching, training and workshops.
New junior courses are starting from May including for young riders.
The fundamentals of cycling for young riders aged between 6-10 years old, will introduce them to the fundamental techniques needed to become better, safer cyclists. Including balance, braking and gear selection. The course will be running from The Petersfield School starting on Monday 8th June between 5 -6 pm for six weeks. More dates also available in July.
For young riders who are interested in riding off-road Pedal 2 Pedal offers a mountain biking progression courses to develop mountain bike techniques like dealing with varying surfaces, cornering, braking effectively and dealing with obstacles. This course is suitable for young riders who have already got a little experience riding off-road on tracks, forest paths and fields. Courses are running in May, June and August for different age groups from 7 to 16 years old.
Andrew an Explorer Scout Leader from Guildford said;
"Hannah’s a brilliant and engaging coach. She ran a day for us recently delivering a great mix of mountain bike skills in the morning, and then skills on the trails in the afternoon. She made the sessions interesting, challenging and rewarding for all of our riders at whatever standard they were from beginner to experienced. A great strength Hannah has is to be able to engage with each rider individually and help them improve their riding, whilst at the same time running the whole group session. We’re looking forward to being coached by Hannah again in 2015."
The Pedal 2 Pedal academy is built around a passion for mountain biking and getting outdoors. Inspiring and enhancing performance through playing games, developing trail skills, race etiquette and team work.
The academy caters for all levels of rider aged 6 – 16, who want to join a progressive British Cycling affiliated club with a fun atmosphere where the emphasis is on team spirit and challenging your ability.
Club nights are every Tuesday during term time with added holiday programs for riders who wish to stay active during the holidays.
"I decided to start coaching because I wanted to help inspire more people to try mountain biking. Cycling is a fantastic sport as it improves your health, can be used to get you form a to b and the best thing is you can go to some stunning parts of the country which you can’t reach by car and that take a long time to reach by foot. The joy of mountain biking to me is being out in the countryside having a great adventure."
Why not come and join us!
Details of all the activities on offer from Pedal 2 Pedal can be found on their website - www.Pedal2Pedal.co.uk