Starting with Sprockets

For Riders under 6 years of age also look at our Rugrats Page.

If you are thinking of trying Sprockets then please email us and we will send you the link with which to register. We are a friendly club and look forward to welcoming you at a taster/induction session which we run once a month.   During your online registration you will be asked to provide consent to our coaching methods and you will be asked to confirm that you have read through our code of conduct with your rider and that you both agree to this code of conduct.   Please then come along with  a rider, bike, helmet and wearing suitable clothing. All riders should bring their best smile with them.

The first step is to email the club and confirm when the next taster/induction session will be; this is normally on first Sprockets weekend of the month.  In the email we will need to know the name and age of the rider, a brief description of their experience and any additional needs a rider may have.   On arrival, the rider and guardian will be taken through the code of conduct and the way the club runs will be explained.  You will be introduced to the Lead Coach for the session and the mandatory bike and clothing check will be demonstrated. Then it is straight on with the fun.

Registration

To help us start on time, to minimise disruption and to get the most from our sessions, please arrive 10 minutes early for registration and bike checks.   For safeguarding reasons, Parents/Carers of riders who do not yet attend Secondary School are required to stay on site for the duration of the session.   Parents/Carers of older riders must always be contactable if they leave the site.   

Coaches will be on hand at the end of the session to answer any questions you may have.  

A popular feature of Sprockets sessions is Cake Break which allows the riders to have a rest and refuel.  Cakes (mostly home made), water and juice are all available as are Tea and Coffee.  All refreshments are 50p each with any profit going towards purchase of additional items for the club.  If your rider suffers from any allergies, then please ensure they are aware of what they may take at Cake Break and ensure allergies are identified on the consent form. 

Safety

For Safety reasons all sessions are conducted on traffic-free areas around Bohunt School.   On occasion we move older riders out of the school boundary to other nearby traffic-free areas in which case the riders will be escorted to and from the training venue by the Coaches.  When off-site, riders will be supervised at all times. 

We have been reminded by British Cycling that for insurance reasons we are unable to carry out adjustments to bikes or allow parents to borrow tools. Unfortunately we will have to exclude a bike or helmet which does not meet the required safely standards.  Helmets must be worn by riders at all times.    

The area by the Refreshment and Registration tent is available for Parents to stay and watch the session and we would ask that spectators remain at a safe distance for their own safety and the safety of our team and riders - speeding bicycles can be dangerous so we insist that only coaches and official Sprockets volunteers are allowed on or near the coaching areas.  In order to avoid distraction we ask that accompanying children remain under close supervision.

Unfortunately due to school policy, dogs are not allowed on the Bohunt site.

Please read through the information on our website and if you think there is something we haven't already covered then write to us via Info@sprockets.club

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