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Herne Hill Youth Cycling Club membership
HHYCC is a London Youth Cycling Club, here to provide opportunities for all young people to cycle as a sport. You get to do lots of cycling with others of a similar age sharing similar interests! Our main focus on Saturdays is Mountain Biking, but we also encourage and support children in the London Youth Cyclo-Cross and safe Road Racing events.
Sessions are organised by ability and you don’t need to own a bike to take part. We are accredited by British Cycling to run the highly rated and recognised “Go-Ride” schemes. We are also CTC affiliated and a Club mark club. Saturday sessions run all year at Herne Hill Stadium, Burbage Road SE24
Saturday Session and times
Gear 1 & 2 Beginners and Improvers
Gear 2 and beyond - Intermediate / Advanced
Herne Hill Youth Cycling Club (HHYCC) -
here to provide and promote opportunities for all young people to participate in cycling as a sport.
The sessions are pretty energetic so don’t skip breakfast!
Be in time for registration helmet and bike checks - 10 minutes before the session. Late arrival may mean you are not allowed in the session.
There is always a warm up before the session - you are not allowed to skip this!
Adults may join in sessions as helpers with coach consent.
We need volunteers to help the sessions run smoothly. So parents and carers please feel free to join in as marshals, putting out cones, doing registration, bike maintenance and of course cheering and generally encouraging all members.
There is a good mixture of fun and games in all sessions. Sessions include bike handling and technical skills, races and competitive elements.
Please bring a drink and dress suitably including gloves.
Ensure your bike is in safe working order and wear a helmet that fits.
Please bring a drink and dress suitably. Ensure your bike is in safe working order and wear a helmet that fits.
Discounted Saturday sessions
Discount at Brixton Cycles 10% on accessories and some bikes
Newsletter and information sheets an cycling - clothing, bike sizing etc
Monthly Sunday rides out to country and purpose built mtb circuits
Sports coaching in mtb, cyclo-cross, road and track
Special training sessions and events including lifts to races
Access to bikes and equipment for racing
Coaches and helpers
Parents of children under 8 must stay during the session.
We have several coaches, led by Bill Wright and Judith Bonner - all British Cycling coaches with full first aid certificates and lots of time to answer any questions. Our coaching assistant is Adam Noble.
Look out for our Welfare Officer for some additional human resources and for club kit Polly Twisk. There are lots of helpful parents like Martin and John doing bikes, Andrea, Sara, Cerri and Sally doing the register. Just approach us any time - except coaches when they are leading a session - unless it’s an emergency.
Please feel free to help out. We encourage all helpers to do first aid and abide by our code of conduct.
You can meet them here..
The café is over at car park as are toilets washing and changing rooms. Jan and George Slater run the café and sell cakes rolls snacks and drinks. Jan also does First Aid.
Other HHYCC activities
We have a full calendar of evens for riders including:
Sunday rides out -
We go once a month to Bedgebury Forest, Penshurst or Swinley Forest. These involve car or train journeys so a small charge is made to cover travel costs etc. We are very keen to involve parents and carers of members in these trips and to help at sessions. There are also other country runs along safe routes...
Cyclo-cross track and racing
We also help you to take part in cyclo-cross road and track events including racing. We can help out with bikes and pedals. And we have cross bikes, which are available to hire for members who are racing both road and cyclo- cross. These cost £50 per year subject to availability. We will help you set up and you can take it home.
Other cycling events
We do family rides to capital events like the Skyride and Tour of Britain. We organise Bike week activities in June and a special Christmas party! A full calendar of events including racing is part of membership benefits.
No special clothing is required for sessions except not really skirts or those 70’s flares. However a correctly fitted helmet must be worn at all times - in or out of the sessions.
Cycle gear is really worth it if you are planning to do lots of sessions. We get hot and cold so layer. Wear gloves - in the winter a good thermal pair. Padded shorts are fab. Long sleeves and leggings and lots of layers are needed when it’s colder. Tights or leggings under shorts work great and a gillet is for all weathers. And a waterproof - though the sun will always shine for us. *
We have a good range of club tops and cycle gloves (track mits) for sale.
*Not guaranteed weather may vary. Ask any coach for advice on kit and cycle gear especially before you buy!
See you Saturdays mud bunnies and mountain hoppers.
We ask that you come to the 10 am session if you are coming for the first time.
Coaches will assess your suitability for the 11o'clock session
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 1pm
Costs for membership and the sessions are on our home page.