Our Aim:

The aim of our junior coaching sessions is to develop all of our young riders and their love of cycling, in a safe and welcoming environment. As well as giving them a better understanding of cycle sport, whilst also helping them to become the best they can be. Our coaching sessions are challenging but above all FUN.

Current Coaches:

David Webster (British Cycling Level 2 qualified coach) which also includes sports coach UK’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Emergency First Aid at Work (Sports). KL MTB Welfare Officers:

David Webster, Neil Allen, Steve Collins, Tracey Cubitt

Weekly Coaching times 

Planned coaching dates for 2018

Intermediate Group (9 years and over)
Beginners Group (Under 9)

Beginners Group Intermediate Group
21st April 12:30 to 13:30 14:00 to 15:30
28th April 12:30 to 13:30 14:00 to 15:30
05th May 12:30 to 13:30 14:00 to 15:30
19th May 12:30 to 13:30 14:00 to 15:30
26th May 12:30 to 13:30 14:00 to 15:30
02nd June (TBC) 12:30 to 13:30 14:00 to 15:30
16th June 12:30 to 13:30 14:00 to 15:30
30th June 12:30 to 13:30 14:00 to 15:30
7th July 12:30 to 13:30 14:00 to 15:30
14th July 12:30 to 13:30 14:00 to 15:30

Please email our club coach David on coaching.klmtb@gmail.com to find out more about our next coaching date and to book your spot!


Meet at Shouldham Warren, Main Car Park

PE33 0DQ (nearest for sat-nav purposes)

Who Can Attend?

The expected age range could vary between 5 to 16 years although; there is no actual minimum lower age limit but the rider must be able to ride their bike unaided (without stabilisers).  Due to the popularity of the coaching the sessions will be split into two groups.  The Beginners group is for children aged under 9 and the Intermediate groups is for riders aged 9 to 16.

You just need to fill out the British Cycling Rider Info Consent Form, found here, and email to David (coaching.klmtb@gmail.com) before the coaching session.

How Do I get Started?

You will need a road worthy mountain bike, an approved cycle helmet, a completed rider information form, in fact you don’t even need to be a member of KL MTB club, just come along and have a go, give it a try and join later if it’s for you.

What Do We Do

Our sessions are aimed at beginners and riders who want to improve their cycling techniques and skills. We teach riders:

  • Equipment Safety Checks
  • Warm up / Cool Down
  • Bike Handling Techniques
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Mounting / Dismounting
  • Pedalling / Braking
  • Cornering
  • Gear Selection
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Group Riding Techniques
  • Racing (for fun and competition)

We aim to be supportive and encourage riders to develop and learn at their own pace. These sessions are useful for all bike riders, even if you are not sure about racing it doesn’t matter come along and have a go!

What Should I bring? 

A road worthy mountain bike, an approved cycling helmet, appropriate clothing (nothing baggy that might get caught in a wheel or chain), a basic cycling jersey is a good start as well as clothing appropriate for the British weather and a 500ml water bottle (in a bottle cage on the bike if possible).  You don’t need an expensive bike though to get started!

New members are always welcome, ideally contact us first at coaching.klmtb@gmail.com before your first session.