Coaching News

Here we aim to bring you news, information and details of coaching activity and any relevant information on racing and training.

MTB intermediate skills course

Intermediate Yogi MTB Skills course This will consist of the following sessions. 1. Mon evening 13th April @ 6:30pm until 8:30pm Central Park 2. Tuesday evening 21st April @ 6:30pm until 8:30pm Cann Woods 3. Sunday Day 26th April – 10am to 3pm approx Dartmoor (location to be decided, but probably Burrator area) Ideally those that attend will do all the sessions as we will make them a progression of skills. We will take up to 10 people on the course. Priority will be given to those that did not attend the advanced days, and that already ride regularly with … Read more…

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MTB Coaching sessions

** NOTE DATE CHANGE for Advanced Coaching days**

The club survey last year indicated that many MTB members would like some training. We are intending to provide this in two levels to try and cover as many of the regular club riders as possible. We have secured funding through the committee to be able to heavily subsidise the advanced course from club funds, whilst the intermediate course will be internally provided at zero cost to members.

The aim of the courses are to improve people’s general technique at all levels in typical riding situations, but also to help those that race XC.
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Newport Velodrome Trip – 8th March

Now here’s a date for your diaries – On Sunday the 8th March we are planning a trip to the Velodrome at Newport. 😀 Velodrome and coaches are booked, just finalising the last details and will post a full update after the committee meeting next week so get those passes booked now! This promises to be another great day out and demand is likely to be high for a limited number of places, so keep an eye on the site so you don’t miss out! **Apologies, should have said could you hold off putting names down until next week when … Read more…

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MTB – 1st Aid Course

1st Aid Course – 2 Day MTB / Outdoor Specific First Aid Course 24/25th January 2015. We have provisionally booked Phil and Sally Berry from Trekwild to run the course for Yogi Members. We have had agreement from the committee to fully fund up to 12 people on the above course. Unless we get a better venue, we will run from our house in Mannamead, Plymouth using the local park for the outdoor bits. This two day certificate is required if hold any MTB leadership awards, and all those that did one 3 years ago will now have lapsed. TrekWild work … Read more…

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Plymouth Youth Cycling – Summer program

If you know of any youngsters that would like to get involved in cycling then please pass this on to them and spread the word.  I’m posting on behalf of Sorrelle and Plymouth Youth Cycling who have a Road and Mountain Bike section. Sorrelle has asked me to post this on their behalf…. ” It is that time of year again, where the late evening light has returned and we would like to start our regular Plymouth Youth Cycling coaching sessions again! Our first youth cycling sessions will begin on Wednesday  7th May at HMS Raleigh. We ask you to arrive at 5.45 for … Read more…

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Plymouth Youth Cycling

Coaches from clubs across Plymouth have joined together to form ‘Plymouth Youth Cycling’ to create a platform for youths to get themselves into MTB, Road or Cyclocross Cycling. They run regular sessions 10 – 16 year olds and catering for Road and MTB – see the link to Facebook page further down, or the link to Fully Sussed which explains more… Specifically there are two Road sessions that Sorrelle has asked me to mention… 24th Nov – The George Park and Ride, Roborough  10am – 11.30am – £2 8th Dec The George Park and Ride, Roborough, 10.00 – 11.30 – £2… We … Read more…

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Improving Your Cycling Performance

Many thanks to David Fletcher for giving a presentation on Improving Your Cycling Performance to the club last month. He has kindly forwarded his presentation slides for your future reference. They are included in this post but, for future reference, can also be found under “Coaching” on the menu above. Read more…

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MTB Technical Trail Leader Award (PASSED)

Hi All, I’m pleased to announce John Allan and I Windy (Steve Monk) have just completed a 3 day MTB Technical Trail Leader Award. This course was held at Pixi holt on Dartmoor, this award now means both John and I are technically trained and can offer guided rides across technical terrain. Both John and I feel this course was pitched perfectly for the type of riding we get on Dartmoor, rather than hard pack trails. The most enjoyable part of the course was breaking down techniques, enabling us to pass valuable tips onto riders wanting to improve their technique. Watch this space because … Read more…

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Improving Your Cycling Performance: Talk and Discussion Evening – Friday 18th Oct

We often get questions from members about how they can improve their cycling performance and train more effectively. David Fletcher, one of our qualified British Cycling club coaches, has coordinated with the Committee to provide a presentation and discussion evening covering subjects such as training theory, nutrition and generally how to get the most out of the miles you are putting in. As well as the presentation and discussion, David will be on hand to talk to members one-to-one about specific training and rider development questions that they want answered. This event is free, and open to all members (and … Read more…

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Plymouth Youth Cycling

Cycle Coaching for 12-16 year olds Coaches from clubs across Plymouth have joined together to form ‘Plymouth Youth Cycling’ to create a platform for youths to get themselves into MTB, Road or Cyclocross Cycling. There are separate weekly sessions for Road and Mountain Biking For more information see the Plymouth Youth Cycling Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/465344983555997/ Contact details: Maddie Horton – MTB: plymouthyouthmtb@gmail.com Sorrelle Johnson – Road: plymouthyouthroad@gmail.com As a sample in case you don’t have facebook… Maddie Horton Tomorrow’s mountain bike session will be on front wheel lifts / manuals, and altering pace to get up short sharp banks.  5pm … Read more…

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Turbo Training Session No 10 – Thursday 14th February

7pm – 8pm @ Lipson Community College Sports Centre

Simon Pope has kindly offered to run the session the session again this week, so if you want to join this session simply add your name by copying the last comment, paste it in to a new one and add your name. We have 9 places available on a first come first served basis. The routine is copy and paste the comment in front of yours add your name and send!

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Shred Classic Plymouth Hoe – Sunday 13th May

The Shred Classic Bicycle Race returns to Plymouth Hoe for another evening of fast paced road cycling action. The Shred Classic is not your normal bike race; the short circuit, tight bends and risk of elimination make action the top priority. It’s exciting to watch and even more exciting to ride. This year the Shred Classic follows on from a whole day of cycling as the Sky Ride mass participation ride visits the city. Bring your family along for a gentle pedal around the Sky Ride loop during the day and then get ready for the show on the Hoe … Read more…

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Navy Cycling Festival: Closed road racing for all abilities, 21st April

The Navy Cycling Festival is at RNAS Merryfield, ILTON, Somerset on Sat 21 Apr 12. It is a large event which  specifically has been designed for all abilities (complete raw novices through to experienced riders) and with all races being on a traffic free course to appeal to many of your club members who have thought about having a go at racing in a safe environment. This event is inclusive to all standards and abilities, including 1st timers other clubs from the South West have been invited). Families and children are also encouraged to attend, and many activities have been put on too … Read more…

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