In 2018, Banbury Star CC became an official HSBC UK British Cycling Go-Ride club, joining over 350 other UK cycling clubs offering cycle coaching sessions for 7-16 year olds from around the region.

So what is Go-Ride?

  • Clubs for kids: Go-Ride clubs are for riders under 18, with fun at the heart of high quality coaching sessions and a clear pathway for progression.
  • Gives parents peace of mind: All coaches hold a British Cycling qualification and are DBS-checked, plus Go-Ride sessions will always take place in traffic-free areas.
  • Easy to get involved: Just like any sports club, the emphasis is on regular, local and affordable activities to make it easy to keep coming back and create a sporting habit for life.
  • Creates champions: Most of the Great Britain Cycling Team’s biggest stars started out at a Go-Ride Club. Just like Laura and Jason Kenny!

To satisfy the demand for coaching we created a new junior section of the club, called the Rising Stars, to provide our junior members with a sense of identity, belonging and inclusion to Banbury Star CC and ensure their voices are not just heard but also able to influence club policy and direction. In addition we want their parents to know we have the correct policies, procedures and trained volunteers in place to give peace of mind.