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VCGH Jets Update

posted 18 Apr 2017, 12:20 by Lara Taylor   [ updated 18 Apr 2017, 12:21 ]

Thanks to all who have enquired about the VCGH Jets - VCGH's Go-Ride section for younger children (6-12) to learn cycling skills in a safe, off-road environment.

I am pleased to announce that we now have 3 qualified British Cycling coaches in the club, congratulation to Marco Burgin and Nathan Hoy for passing their BC L1. Secondly, we have a venue for the training in the form of Milford Infants School, which has a large tarmac playground, and a playing field giving us maximum flexibility in the sessions we can run.

Unfortunately, we have had some delays in getting our DBS certificates - these are the criminal records checks needed before we can legally coach under-18s. With this in mind, we are going to have to push back our start date for coaching from the original date of 23rd April. I am tentatively considering the 14th May, however it is completely dependent on the DBS certificates.

As soon as we have a confirmed start date we will open up membership to the children of VCGH members before opening up to the general public. All children will be required to be junior members of British Cycling for insurance purposes. This is FREE for the first year, and at a low cost thereafter.

Thanks again for your patience. I and the committee are determined to make this a success.

Nick Strugnell