Wednesday Evening Races & Coaching Sessions

JCAYA Wednesday evening coaching sessions are now being run at the Frank Machon Cycle Track at Les Quennevais.

Please find here the schedule of planned races and coaching sessions to be held on Wednesday evenings over the Summer. Please note that events are liable to change due to weather conditions or other situations.

General information:

  • Coaching sessions for the U8s, U10s and U12s will be divided into 3 zones (grass, track and skills). Riders will rotate between each zone and will compete in an Omnium competetion.
    The U6s will follow a similar format but will remain in one area. Their session will be shorter and they will compete in grass scratch races and time trials.
    U14s and U16s will undertake road training sessions leaving at 6pm sharp.


U6 riders: will complete in 3 grass time trials and 3 grass scratch races over the season. The best 2 scratch race results and the best 2 time trial results will count towards the final season totals.
U8s, U10s and U12s:

Track 4 time trials and 4 scratch races (Best 2 scratch race positions and best 2 time trial positions count towards final total).
Grass 2 scratch races and 2 eliminator races (Best scratch and best eliminator count).
Skills Cyclists will train for and compete on 2 different skills courses over the season. There will be 2 timed sessions for each of the 2 courses (Highest points from course 1 and course 2 will count towards the final totals).

Overall positions:

Track, grass and skills points will be added together.

1st: 25pts 2nd: 22pts 3rd: 20pts 4th: 19pts and so on.

Session timings:

Registration: 5.45 to 6.00pm. Please ensure you register at your relevant age group area (will be sign posted). New members are to register with Linda Lutz.

Once registered, U6 to U10 riders will make their way to the warm up area ensuring helmets are properly adjusted with no more than a 2 finger gap between your chin and the chin strap.

U12 to U16 riders may warm up on the track.

Coaching sessions start at 6:00pm.

Expected Finish Times:

Under 6s will finish at 7.00pm. Parents, please ensure that care is taken when leaving the track as older cyclists will still be riding.

U8s, U10s and U12s will be coached in 3 activity areas. You will rotate between skills, grass and track work. Each activity area will last for 30 minutes. The session will finish at 7.30pm.

As this is the road bike season we encourage all riders to ride on a road bike if they have one. Please do not continually switch between road bike and mountain bike to try and gain advantage between the various events.

A mountain bike will be fine if it is all you have.

It is important to remember that whilst there will be a competitive element to some of the sessions, the main focus is developing the young riders skills and most importantly having lots of fun.

Important U6 and U8 parents must remain at the track during the coaching sessions.

Age groups:

Age groupings will for the majority be decided on the British Cycling age bandings as per the mountain biking season.

Although there is a competitive element to the Wednesday evening sessions, the main focus is rider development and fun. Therefore, the age groupings will be colour coded to allow riders to move to a different group more suitable to their ability / experience if felt necessary. This will solely be at the discretion of the coaches. If moved, riders will race within their new category.

U6 YELLOW (1st Jan 2008 to 31st Dec 2009 (Nursery, Reception, yr1)

U8 RED (1st Jan 2006 to 31st Dec 207 (yr1, yr2, yr3)

U10 BLUE (1st Jan 2004 to 31st Dec 2005 (yr3, yr4 ,yr5)

U12 GREEN (1st Jan 2002 to 31st Dec 2003 (yr5, yr6, yr7)

U14 (1st Jan 2000 to 31st Dec 2001 (yr7, yr8, yr9)

U16 (1st Jan 1998 to 31st Dec 1999 (yr9, yr10, yr11)

For safety purposes, the club will be looking to follow the British Cycling guidelines and restricting bikes. This procedure effectively limits young cyclists using big gears which can be detrimental to their knees and teaches them to spin their legs fast.
Please also note the updated 2014 Cycling Calendar

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