Beacon Academy 2021 events

NB: Club activities are resuming from 29 March. Please click here for all COVID-19 updates.

The Beacon Cycling Academy, the club’s youth coaching section, will be putting on some coaching and racing sessions at Holders Lane, Calthorpe Park, Queensbridge Playing Fields and in Saltley this year. Please see below for the events scheduled to date. Aside from the Beacon RCC Track Championships, the racing events are open to members and non-members alike.

Calthorpe Park/Holders Lane coaching sessions:

1 Monday 12 April 13:00-15:00 or 15:15-17:15 (Calthorpe Park; entry page 13:00-15:00 or 15:15-17:15)
2 Tuesday 13 April 13:00-14:00 or 14:00-15:00 (ride starting from Calthorpe Park; entry page)
3 Tuesday 20 April 16:30-18:00 (Calthorpe Park; entry page)
4 Tuesday 27 April 16:30-18:00 (NB: Due to an issue with the original venue, we’ve had to move this to Holders Lane; entry page)
5 Tuesday 4 May 16:30-18:00 (Holders Lane; entry page)
6 Tuesday 11 May 17:00-18:00 (Holders Lane; entry page)
7 Tuesday 18 May 17:00-18:00 (Holders Lane; entry page)
8 Tuesday 25 May 17:00-18:00 (Holders Lane; entry page) NB: Cancelled due to illness
9 Tuesday 1 June 17:00-18:00 (Holders Lane; entry page)
10 Tuesday 8 June 17:00-18:00 (Holders Lane; entry page)
11 Tuesday 15 June 17:00-18:00 (Holders Lane; entry page)
12 Tuesday 29 June 17:00-18:00 (Holders Lane; entry page)

Queensbridge Playing Fields grass track sessions:

1 Tuesday 22 June 17:00-18:00 (entry page)
Tuesday 6 July 17:00-18:00 (entry page)
3 Tuesday 20 July 17:00-18:00 (entry page)
4 Tuesday 27 July 17:00-18:00 (entry page)

5km off-road challenge ride:

Tuesday 31 August 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00 and 18:30 (entry page)

Birmingham Wheels Park coaching sessions:

1 Thursday 23 September 17:00-18:00 (entry page)
2 Thursday 30 September 17:00-18:00 (entry page)
3 Thursday 7 October 17:00-18:00 (entry page)
4 Thursday 14 October 17:00-18:00 (entry page)
Thursday 21 October 17:00-18:00 (entry page)

During 2021, the Academy will be offering some coaching sessions at various venues in south Birmingham. Keep your eye on the Facebook feed for details of any additional sessions. These sessions take place in a traffic-free environment and are led by qualified coaches who introduce riders to skills used in different forms of cycle sport and include some racing, with the emphasis very much on fun. Most sessions are free, but if you’d like to join the club then membership costs £10 for the year. If weather conditions are bad, please check the Facebook page for cancellations.

Beacon Academy Go-Ride sessions are aimed at young people who can already ride a bicycle and have sufficient co-ordination to stay safe in a group. Riders should wear a helmet at all times, have a well maintained bicycle, a drink and bring appropriate clothing and gloves.

BSCA Regional Grass Track Championships, Queensbridge School

Saturday 10 July 11:00-17:30 (entry page) (info for riders)

We’re hosting the 2021 British Schools Cycling Association Regional Grass Track Championships.

Club Track Championships, Halesowen:

Saturday 26 June 13:00-17:00, with a pre-event coaching session starting at 12:00 (entry page)

We hope to be able to run a full programme of junior races at this year’s Beacon RCC Track Championships, held at the outdoor track in Halesowen, as well as a pre-event coaching session. The Track Championships are open to Beacon members only.

For more information, see the Academy’s webpage and Facebook page.