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Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00

The Charlotteville Rascals Coaching team aim to organise four Rascal Racing / Go-Ride Races per year.

The actual dates are published on the Rascals Calendar

Rabbit Run 2013

Go-Ride races are open to everyone from 6 to 16. This includes all the Woking and Guildford Rascals as well as children from other Go-Ride Clubs.
Rascal Racing / Go-Ride Races currently take place at Goldsworth Park Recreation Area, Woking. Please be aware this venue is not suitable for bicycles fitted with road tyres.

Registration on Rascal Racing / Go-Ride Race day is between 9.00 and 9.20 am. Riders arriving after 9.20am will not be able to race.

Entry Fee is £3 for everybody whether a British Cycling member or not. Plus you need to get your parents to complete a consent form

Rainbow Splash 2013

The format is typically four events:-

  • Individual Time Trial
  • Riders do a single timed lap around the perimeter mountain bike track, with the fastest three riders collecting the medals.
  • Skills Test
    Riders negotiated their way around an obstacle course on the challenging terrain of the mountain bike inner track. The fastest and cleanest (penalty per cone hit/obstacle failed) three riders collecting the medals.
  • Head to Head Run Off Fun
    Riders are paired up and ride head to head to have some challenging fun on the Rascals 'There and Back Again'. With Each winning rider collecting a Go-Ride wrist band.
  • Handicap Race
    Riders are lined up on the start line of the perimeter mountain bike track with their grid position and start delay set from the Individual Time Trial. As they are released the faster riders have to dig deep to close the gap on those ahead. The aim is that all the riders converged on the last lap. First three riders home collect the medals.

Rainbow Splash 2013

 

Rascal riders are divided into four main groups depending on their ability, confidence and maturity. The coaches continually assess the Rascals at coaching and Rascal Racing events in order to try and ensure the Rascals are in the most appropriate group.

Rider’s Rascals group can be found on the left hand side of the standard sign-on sheet.

Below is a guide to the Rascals groups with an age guide for visiting riders

  • Rascals Group D / "Ride"
    Can cycle and perform basic cycling techniques. (Visiting rider age guide 6 to 8)

    Rascal D coaching utilises British Cycling’s Gears 1. Gears 1 coaching guide focuses on the core cycling and bike handling techniques to develop a rider’s balance and coordination. These core techniques include: mounting; dismounting; pedalling; cornering; points of contact; position; introduction to group riding.
    So D riders can ‘perform’ the techniques and show understanding of when to apply them. As they participate more and apply the techniques regularly they begin to get skilful at the techniques. Skill at a technique is it’s smooth and seamless application without noticeable conscious cognitive effort – “do it without thinking every time”

  • Rascals Group C / "Bronze"
    Capable cyclist showing skills in basic cycling techniques and beginning intermediate techniques. (Visiting rider age guide 9 to 10)

    Rascal C coaching utilises British Cycling’s Gears 1 and 2. Gears 2 coaching guide extends the Gears 1 core cycling and bike handling techniques and adds the techniques of: gear selection; climbing; descending; weight shift; manipulating points of contact; group riding.
    So C riders are skilled at the Gear 1 techniques (do them without thinking) and actively learning and applying Gears 2 techniques. Again as they participate more and apply the techniques regularly they begin to get skilful at the Gears 2 techniques applying them automatically when needed.

  • Rascals Group B / "Silver"
    Competent cyclist skilled at basic and intermediate techniques. (Visiting rider age guide 11 and over)

    Rascal B coaching utilises British Cycling’s Gears 1,2,3 and 4. Gears 3 and 4 coaching guides further develops the Gears 1 and 2 core cycling and bike handling techniques and adds the concepts of: sprint cycling; endurance cycling; riding cooperatively in a group; competitive group riding.
    So B riders are skilled at the Gear 1 and 2 techniques (do them without thinking) and actively learning and applying Gears 3 and 4 concepts and techniques. Again as they participate more and apply the techniques regularly they begin to get skilful at the Gears 3 and 4 concepts and techniques applying them automatically when needed. They also have the opportunity to be introduced to and participate in discipline specific coaching events the club has access to.

  • Rascals Group A / "Gold"
    Older and more skilled riders who may have competed at British Cycling events. They take part at Rascals Go-Ride Events for fun as well as to inspire and encourage the younger riders. (Visiting rider age guide 14 and over)

    A riders are skilled at the Gear 1,2,3 and 4 concepts and techniques (do them without thinking). They participate to develop their understanding and hone their skills at the various cycling techniques. They also have the opportunity to be coached advanced techniques by discipline specific qualified coaches (Road, Time trial, Track, Mountain bike, Cyclo Cross) as well as the potential to attend discipline specific events the club has access to.

  • Rascals Group A+ / "Rainbow"

    These are the Rascals who regularly compete at British Cycling or other organised race events. They participate and assist at Rascals Coaching, Rascals Racing and Go-Ride Events to inspire and encourage the developing riders to perform to their very best
    Active participating holders of a British Cycling Race License, Road Youth Category C, B and A or equivalent

Racing is general all completed by 12.00 at which time the presentations and awards are given out.

Maillot Jaunt 2013

Maillot Jaunt 2013

Maillot Jaunt 2013

Maillot Jaunt 2013

 

Remember as its racing there will always be some waiting around so please can you ensure that you have suitable clothing and plenty of layers including layers that can be easily take off/put on while waiting or racing. Plus plenty to drink and snacks to keep yourself fuelled up for the racing.

Rascal Racing / Go-Ride Races are fun sessions so please encourage your parents stay and cheer on all the riders.

Come along and have a go at Cycle Racing, we eagerly look forward to seeing you.

 

If you enjoy yourself at Rascals Rascal Racing / Go-Ride Races and would like to attend the regular cycle coaching sessions you need to get you parents or guardian to visit the British Cycling club finder and find a local Go-Ride Club and get in contact with them.

Why?

Well Rascals coaching is now so popular we happen to have an over flowing waiting list which we are currently not adding to :-( 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:39
 
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