British Cycling's Go-Ride Youth programme
Just wondered, is there anything like this on your side of the pond? If not, why not? I know there are cultural differences, but I suspect that we are closer to US than to continental Europe - betwixt and between, maybe?
I've read about short vacation programmes and bike rodeos, but there doesn't seem to be anything along our lines.
We're lucky, we have a 0.5 mile tarmac circuit, a mini (very) bmx track and the use of two all-weather soccer pitches (rolled ash/shale) attached to a council-run sports centre and operate 52(ish) weeks/year. This is more than many Go-Ride clubs have, but there are now several hundred up and running.
There are a number of hoops to jump thro' - coaches, organised programmes, volunteers, child protection policies, club constitution, proper record-keeping, etc., but it was well worth jumping thro' them.
I've read nothing on this section that indicates anything like the Go-Ride scheme in the US - does anyone know of one?
I do know of the Sprockids and Trips for Kids, but they have somewhat different aims.