Strictly Cycling 2012
Strictly Cycling is a programme of coaching sessions, grass track and cyclo-cross cycling competitions and participation events developed by Twickenham Cycling Club (TCC) in partnership with London Borough of Richmond (LBRuT).  The programme provides opportunities for young people to experience cycling sessions of all types and to take part in cycling competitions.

There are British Cycling sessions taking place at the Borough Secondary Schools with three sessions per school during school time in March, April and May with Coaches from TCC running after-school sessions.

Community & Club Grass Track sessions will take place in Kneller Gardens on Thursday evenings during May and June and there will be a ‘Go Ride Grass Track Race’ on Thursday 21st June which will be a competition especially for Under 16 riders.

In April/May the cycling trials will take place for the Richmond London Youth Games Cycling Team. Selected pupils from the school cycling clubs and those who performed well at the grass track competition will be invited to trials at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in preparation for the main event on Saturday 30th June

In June Bike Fest provides opportunities for everyone to have a go at grass track racing and sprinting, to get a free bike safety check and some tips on bike maintenance from the Bike Doctor and to get information on all aspects of cycling including safe cycle routes and smarter travel.

During September schools sessions start again following a similar pattern to the spring but with a focus on urban and cyclo-cross skills. There will be opportunities for riders to take part in Community and Club Cyclo-Cross sessions which will run from October to December.

2012 Events





April - July School Sessions Richmond Borough Secondary Schools
14th April &
9th June
Olympic Open Weekend - Cycling Sheen Sports Centre 11am – 1pm
15th April &
10th June
Olympic Open Weekend -Cycling Orleans Park Sports Centre 11am – 1pm
Thurs 26th April

Thursday 21st June
Community & Club Training Session Kneller Gardens 6.30pm – 8.30pm

1st June

Inter-School Competition TBC 1pm-4pm
21st June Go Ride Grass Track Race Kneller Gardens 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Sun 24th June Sky Ride Local Kneller Gardens 10am
Sun 24th June BIKE FEST Kneller Gardens 11am – 4pm
Friday 27th April &
Friday 4th May
London Youth Games Training & Selection Hillingdon Cycle Circuit 5pm – 6.30pm
Friday 18th May,
Friday 1st June &
Friday 22nd June
London Youth Games Training Session Hillingdon Cycle Circuit 5pm – 6.30pm
Sat 30th June LONDON YOUTH GAMES Crystal Palace

What does each event consist of?

School Sessions

Training sessions which take place during PE lessons to give young people a chance to have a go at skills and racing.  The sessions are run by British Cycling qualified coaches and are also used to help select the Richmond Borough London Youth Games Cycling Team.

Community & Club Training Sessions

Training sessions run by British Cycling qualified coaches open to everyone, young or not so young, experienced bike riders, club cyclists and novice riders.  The sessions focus on bike handling skills for the novice riders and race skills for the experienced & club riders.  These sessions are £1.00 and there is no need to book – just turn up, sign-on and join in!

'Go Ride’ Grass Track Race

This competition is open to any rider U16 and will take the form of an Omnium which is a series of 4 grass track events for each rider in each category. The races will be chosen from the following list and will always have at least 1 endurance race and 1 sprint race.  Races chosen will be clearly indicated at the beginning of the competition. Race entry is £3.00.

Sprint Races    Endurance Races
Match Sprint    500m Scratch or Time Trial
1 Lap Dash      Handicap
Kierin               Elimination Race (Devil)

London Youth Games Training Sessions

Any young person who is resident or who goes to school in the Borough of Richmond is eligible for selection for the Richmond Cycling Team in the London Youth Games.  These sessions will take place at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit and the first two sessions will be trials for the team and reserves.

Bike Fest

A festival of cycling and a fun day out for everyone Bike Fest will have a Skills Arena, Bike Polo, Sprint Lane, Grass Track Racing for anyone to have a go and will also incorporate the British Cycling Regional 8K Grass Track Championships.  Loads of cycling information and stalls will be available and Bike Doctor will be on hand to fix any those little bike problems and to provide a bike safety check!

There will also be a Sky Ride Local taking place at Bike Fest.  Open to anyone this ride is predominantly aimed at families and those wanting to find good cycle routes around the Borough.  Led by experienced Ride Leaders the rides will last for up to 2 hours at a gentle pace, with breathers! Anyone wishing to take part should pre-register for the ride at


* For more information on these events email to [email protected]