Youth Road @ Northern Gateway

For obvious reasons youth riders do not race on the open roads but that does not mean that they cannot replicate the feats of their heroes on tarmac!

Road

Thanks to the recent opening of the Northern Gateway Sports Park here in Colchester we have been able to spend the summer providing unrivaled access for the children of the town and surrounding areas to both coaching and racing opportunities. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive club and welcome riders of all abilities!

Due to the onset of the cyclocross season we have now migrated our coaching sessions to Hillyfields to engage in some off-road fun before returning to the Northern Gateway in the Spring. Check out THIS PAGE for more information on how to take part.

We are also very fortunate in the region to have access to several other closed-road circuits within an hour of Colchester (traffic permitting!) all of which host regular races and coaching sessions both at the weekend and during school holidays.

Lee Valley Velopark

Redbridge Cycling Circuit

Cyclopark, Gravesend

Time Trials

Colchester Rovers also run regular time trials on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer months, as well as the occasional weekend event. These are open to riders age 12 and above but will need to be ridden with a parent following (on a bike!) as they are on public roads, albeit very quiet ones. More details can be found on the main club page HERE if you are interested in taking part in one of these events we would recommend speaking to one of the coaches beforehand, or email us at youthcycling@colchesterrovers.org.uk