Schools Cycling Championships


WHEN: Saturday 13 July, 14:00 – 17:15 (approx. finish)

WHERE: Kinecroft, Wallingford

The School Cycling Championships is a collaboration with South Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership to develop children’s bike skills and confidence through friendly competitive team events.

HOW IT ALL WORKS: There are three events within the competition, hosted in three separate areas of the Kinecroft.

Children will be allocated teams on the day and will move move around the following three venues: The grass track race course, the skills circuit and the dual track race course. Each venue will occupy the children for around 45-50 mins after which they will move to the next venue.

Each event will be timed for the whole team, rather than the individual.

The team will then collect points at each venue but the emphasis is on learning to ride safely.

WHO CAN TAKE PART:

  • Any child in Year 1 to 6 with a bike and a helmet

WHAT TO BRING ALONG: Each child will need a bike and helmet – no child will be allowed to participate without a fitting helmet.

Each bike should have functioning front and back brakes – BMX bikes should not have stunt pegs attached.

Each child will need to have a parent or guardian sign a consent form on the day.

COST: £5 per child

While we would love to host the championships at no cost, entry fees to the event help cover the cost of the equipment for the whole of the festival weekend, which means that outside of the competition event the skills area and grass race track will be open and free to use for all festival attendees.

HOW TO ENTER: Please enter your child on the Kinecroft before 1.30 pm on Saturday 13 July – this will give the team a chance to allocate spaces per team.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS AND TEAM MANAGERS:

Friday 12 July 18:00 – 20:00 All venues will be open for practice

Saturday 13 July 10:00 – 13:00 Some of the venues will be open for practice

09:00 – 13:30 Make sure to register your child at the Sign On Tent on the Kinecroft

14:00 Teams take part in their first event

15:00 Teams rotate to take part in their second event

16:00 Teams rotate to take part in their third event

17:00 The top 4 teams will compete in the Final Dual Track race

17:15 Presentations

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please email Jim Chiazzese jimc@live.co.uk or schools@wallingfordfestivalofcycling.co.uk

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