Cycling Club Junior Membership
Membership of Chorley Cycling Club is free to all Youth and Junior members (under 18s). Please complete and submit the membership form at the bottom of this page. You can also join via British Cycling, click the red “Join/Renew” button above.
All under-18s will also need to complete a Parental Consent form prior to taking part in any club activities. This can also be downloaded via the link at the bottom of this page. Helmets must be worn by Juniors participating in any club activities other than static (turbo/spin) sessions.
Traffic Free Junior Coaching Sessions
We have teamed up with Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club and Chorley Schools Sports Partnership to offer regular training sessions for junior members. Coaching sessions take place every Tuesday during school term times from Mid-September to Mid-May at Buckshaw Primary School, Chancery Road, Astley Village. (Note this is NOT the school on Buckshaw Village.)
During British Summer Time the sessions will be outdoors. Year 4 and 5 pupils train 6-7pm, and year 6 and upwards 7-8pm.
We do have a small number of bikes available to borrow, however it’s preferable to use your own bike to take part in sessions. Any type of bike is suitable, however it MUST be roadworthy and have 2 working brakes. Junior members must wear a helmet when taking part in any club activity. All sessions will be planned and led by a team of qualified coaches under the British Cycling Go-Ride programme.
During the winter months after the clocks go back we work in the school hall using turbo trainers. Places are limited (unless you can bring your own turbo trainer) so please contact us if you are interested in attending to see if there are any places available.
From Mid-May to Mid-September we participate in the NWCC sessions at UCLAN Sports Arena at Preston. Juniors from all clubs across the area attend, meaning that you will be working with a larger group of riders, more closely matched in ability.
Please refer to the calendar on this website for details of all coaching sessions and any changes.
In addition to the weekly coaching sessions we also run one-off and semi-regular events including Spin Studio sessions, Group Rides, Velodrome try-outs, Rides on local Road-Racing circuits, and more. Keep an eye on the website calendar and the Facebook page for details of these events.
Chorley Cycling Club Road Rides
Junior members over the age of 16 can join any rides organised by the club, but please check the ride description to make sure it is suitable for your abilities. Just as for new senior members, we ask that you take part in at least one Intro Ride before moving up to any of the other rides. Intro Ride leaders and other experienced riders will be able to suggest which other rides you might like to consider.
Members aged 14-16 can also join the Intro Ride. If you are taking part for the first time then we ask that you are accompanied by a parent or other suitable adult aged over 21. Alternatively please let us know what date you plan to attend and we can ensure that there are sufficient Ride Leaders available to offer guidance to you.
Members under the age of 14 can also join the Intro Ride but only when accompanied by a parent or other suitable adult aged over 21.
Please note that the Intro Ride is aimed at those new to group riding, but not completely new to cycling. Please read the ride description and make sure that the ride is suitable for your abilities.
Chorley Cycling Club affiliates to British Cycling, North Lancs Time Trial Association, Litherland Circuit League, amongst others, to allow members to compete in local Time Trials, Road Racing, and Cyclo-Cross. We also have a cooperation agreement with Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, allowing entry to Triathlon and Duathlon events.
Generally you will need to be aged over 12 to participate in Time Trials, while many Road and CX events offer races right down to Under-8 level. This differs between events and organisers so always check the relevant event website.
You will need to complete a Parental Consent form for the organising club or organisation for each event.
There’s a lot more information about the different types of competition elsewhere on the website. Also keep an eye on our Facebook page where we often highlight events of particular interest to members.