Membership

Costs

The Academy is keen to attract as wide a membership as possible and does not wish cost to be a barrier to membership. The Academy has put aside a fund for any parent/guardian who needs additional support; application should be made via any committee member.

Annual Academy membership is £50 for one child. A second child will be at the reduced rate of £40, 3rd child £30, 4th at £20 and so on.

There is a reduced fee of £30 for any child joining after 1st July.

The fee covers all events, coaching sessions and entry into races organised by the JCA, CCC or VSJ.

Download a Membership Pack (including details of the club and an application form).

Application forms can be found below:
Download the Membership Application Form (for new members)
Download the Membership Renewal Form (for exisiting members)

Kit

A colourful and good quality set of cycling kit has been designed for Academy members based on Jersey national colours of red and white. The heavily discounted clothing can be purchased on joining the academy and details of the cost is detailed below. All Academy members and coaches are encouraged to wear the kit as often as possible to promote the Academy and its sponsor. It is compulsory for riders to wear the kit at competitive events. Items can be purchsed on Wednesday track evenings in the summer or at local race events.

Members Price List
Bib shorts & short sleeve top: £40 (for both items)
Bib shorts & long sleeve top: £45 (for both items)

Sale Items (whilst stocks last)
Long sleeve top: £30
Fingerless gloves: £5
Water bottles: £2

Loan Bikes

Many of the coaching activities undertaken by the Academy simply require the rider to have a bike of any description, provided it is safe to use. However in a competitive environment it is essential for the rider to have a bike that is fit for purpose if they are going to compete effectively and enjoy the experience. The Academy is very grateful to CCC and VSJ for providing their existing loan bikes (principally road racing ) to the academy for riders to use.

The Academy is looking to expand the pool of bikes available to loan to riders but with numbers limited any application to benefit from the loan scheme will be treated on a first come first served basis.

Bikes are loaned at the discretion of the Academy on the following conditions:

  • The rider has demonstrated a commitment to developing their cycling skills and take part in the competitive events organised by the Academy or the Cycling clubs on a regular basis
  • The rider undertakes to maintain the bike under guidance from Academy coaches
  • The rider agrees to cover the cost of normal wear and tear generated by using the bike such as tyres, chains, inner tubes, and break blocks.
  • The Academy undertakes to cover the cost of major equipment failure such as gears, cranks, wheels and frame.
  • The loan will be limited to a maximum period of 1 year.
  • Parents will be asked to sign a loan agreement if they wish to borrow a bike from the club.

Servicing of loan bikes is only to be arranged through John Pallot-Brown tel: 07797 748855 due to arrangements that the club have in place.

Download the Bike Loan Form

Travel Subsidies

The Academy believes that for those Children wishing to compete at a high level it is vital they travel off island to compete in both the UK and Europe. The cost of ferries, flights, hire cars and accommodation can be expensive and the Academy is planning to provide support for children and coaches travelling to these events. At this stage it is not possible to indicate the level of support available, but Education Sport & Culture also provide a level of support for travelling to off island events which the Academy will be applying for.

Parents will be expected to cover a proportion of the travel cost but hopefully a significant percentage will be provided by the Academy and States subsidies.

Selection Criteria for Competitive Events

The Academy will base selection for events on the following selection criteria:

Download the Selection Criteria Information