Beacon Academy 2023 events

The Beacon Cycling Academy’s 2023 coaching sessions will start at Moseley School in mid January. Please see below for details of the sessions scheduled to date. We’re also planning on putting on a number of Academy racing events again this year. Details of these will be listed in due course.

Moseley School Fitness Centre coaching sessions:

1 Wednesday 11 January 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
2 Wednesday 18 January 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
3 Wednesday 25 January 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
4 Wednesday 1 February 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
5 Wednesday 8 February 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
6 Wednesday 15 February 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
7 Wednesday 1 March 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
8 Wednesday 8 March 17:30-18:30 (cancelled due to weather warning)
9 Wednesday 15 March 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
10 Wednesday 22 March 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
11 Wednesday 29 March 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
12 Wednesday 19 April 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
13 Wednesday 26 April 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
14 Wednesday 3 May 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
15 Wednesday 10 May 17:30-18:30 (cancelled due to weather warning)
16 Wednesday 17 May 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
17 Wednesday 24 May 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
18 Wednesday 7 June 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
19 Wednesday 14 June 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
20 Wednesday 21 June 17:30-18:30 (entry page)

21 Wednesday 13 September 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
22 Wednesday 20 September 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
23 Wednesday 27 September 17:30-18:30 (cancelled due to weather warning)
24 Wednesday 4 October 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
25 Wednesday 11 October 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
26 Wednesday 18 October 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
27 Wednesday 25 October 17:30-18:30 (entry page)

26 Wednesday 15 November 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
27 Wednesday 22 November 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
28 Wednesday 29 November 17:30-18:30 (entry page)

29 Wednesday 13 December 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
30 Wednesday 20 December 17:30-18:30 (entry page)

Queensbridge Playing Fields grass track Go-Ride sessions:

1 Wednesday 28 June 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
2 Wednesday 5 July 17:30-18:30 (entry page)

Ackers Adventure off-road sessions:

Wednesday 19 July 17:30-18:30 (entry page)
Wednesday 1 November 13:00-15:00 (entry page; results)

St Paul’s Centre mini bike racing:

Tuesday 1 August 16:30-17:30 (entry page)

During 2023, 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 West Midlands Regional Grass Track Championships, Westhill Playing Field, Selly Oak

Saturday 19 August 10:30-17:00 (entry page; entries also available on the line; results) – please note the new date and location after the original event had to be postponed due to issues with the venue.

We’re hosting the 2023 British Schools Cycling Association Regional Grass Track Championships. This event is open to all eligible riders, and in the past has attracted entrants from as far away as Yorkshire. Please book via Eventbrite to secure your place.

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