Beacon Academy 2022 events

The Beacon Cycling Academy’s 2022 coaching sessions will start at Holders Lane in late January. Please see below for details of the sessions scheduled to date. We’re also putting on a number of Academy racing events again this year. Details of these are listed after the coaching sessions.

Holders Lane coaching sessions:

1 Wednesday 26 January 17:30-18:30
2 Wednesday 2 February 17:30-18:30
3 Wednesday 9 February 17:30-18:30
4 Wednesday 16 February 17:30-18:30

Easter holiday events

1 Thursday 21 April 14:00-16:00 (Cannock Chase; entry page)
2 Friday 22 April 10:00-15:00 (bike and skate with Birmingham Wheels Roller Speed Club, Hodge Hill College; cancelled)

Moseley School Fitness Centre coaching sessions:

1 Wednesday 25 May 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
2 Wednesday 1 June 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
3 Wednesday 8 June 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
4 Wednesday 15 June 18:00-19:00 (entry page)
5 Wednesday 22 June 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
6 Wednesday 10 August 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
7 Wednesday 24 August 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
8 Wednesday 14 September 17:30-18:30 (cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances)
9 Wednesday 21 September 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
10 Wednesday 28 September 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
11 Wednesday 5 October 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
12 Wednesday 12 October 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
13 Wednesday 19 October 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
14 Wednesday 16 November 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
15 Wednesday 23 November 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
16 Wednesday 30 November 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
17 Wednesday 7 December 17:30-18:30 (entry page)

Queensbridge Playing Fields grass track sessions:

1 Wednesday 29 June 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
2 Wednesday 6 July 17:30-18:30 (entry page)

During 2022, the Academy will be offering some coaching sessions at various venues in south Birmingham and further afield. 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 for members, with membership costing just £5 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 9 July 10:00-17:30 (results and photos)

We’re hosting the 2022 British Schools Cycling Association Regional Grass Track Championships. This event is open to all eligible riders, and last year attracted entrants from as far away as Yorkshire. Please book via Eventbrite to secure your place.

Go-Ride racing, Moseley School:

Wednesday 17 August 17:30-18:30 (entry page)

We’re organising some Go-Ride racing at Moseley School.

Club Track Championships, Halesowen:

Saturday 24 September 12:00-16:00 (entry page) (NB: replacement date due to rain on the original)

We hope to be able to once again 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. Please book via Eventbrite to register your interest.

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