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Juniors

IMAGE: ERC MARTIN CURRIE RT

Welcome to the ERC Juniors Webpage

If you are 8-18 years old and enjoy cycling, then you've come to the right place.

British Champions

Our members have been very successful in national competitions. ERC Juniors won the British Under 16 boys Circuit Race Championships in 2013, 2014 & 2016, and the U16 boys Mountainbike Championships in 2016.

  Sean Flynn mtb champion 2016

Sean Flynn on the podium after the Circuit Race and winning the mtb champs (photo Andy Whitehouse)

      Matthias Barnet British Youth Circuit Champion 2014

Ben Forsyth and Matthias Barnet: consecutive British Champions with ERC.

But . . . .

You don't have to be a super star to join us, simply enjoy riding your bike!

Read on

ERC Juniors (U16) including Go-Ride

The ERC Juniors is one of the youngest sections of the club, dedicated to teaching skills, having fun and getting fit in a safe, traffic free environment.  We can introduce girls and boys to a wide range of cycle-sports, including mountain biking, cyclo-cross, circuit racing and track racing.

We are a group of volunteers and coaches who work together with youth cyclists to increase their skills, fitness and knowledge of cycle sport to make them better bike riders.

What you want to do with these skills is up to you. Whether you want to nail a wheelie or compete for your country at amazing events like the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics, we're here to support you in any way we can. 

ERC Juniors take part in races across Scotland as part of our Martin-Currie Youth Race Team. ERC organise junior cyclo-cross events at Inch Park, and youth criteriums at the Royal Highland Show Ground, Ingliston. 

ERC Juniors is a British Cycling Go Ride registered club.

See the Juniors in action: ERC Martin Currie Flickr Photos

U16 Go-Ride Sessions

These are aimed at young riders (8+) who want to improve their skills and have fun.  Regular sessions are held at The Inch Park and The Royal Highland Showground (RHS), and last 1 1/2 hours

Summer: Monday evenings 6.30-8pm, Winter: Saturday afternoons 2-3.30pm or 11.30 at RHS.

Please check the What's On page for times and details of the current Go-ride Juniors sessions.

Inch Park is centrally located in Edinburgh and backs onto the Cameron Toll shopping centre. Toilets are located in Inch House in the centre of the Park. Meet here for the sessions.

New Members

Owing to increased membership we are currently not taking new Go-Ride members. ERC membership remains open for cycling, triathlon and other member benefits.  You can contact the Junior coaching coordinator to be added to our Go-Ride waiting list, and we will contact you when new spaces are available.  The section runs on 6-8 week blocks with payment made for each block.  New members sessions will be held to coincide with the next block of sessions.

Read more about Junior club membership: How to join, what you need to take part, and information for parents

ERC Junior Race Team (U18)

For 17 and 18 year olds the ERC Junior Race Team competes in local, national and international races. The club has a year round programme of training, helping riders prepare for racing at the highest level. Since forming in 2014 our riders have won UK National Series races, competed in the toughest Junior Stage Race in the calendar, and progressed from 'beginners' to winning Cat 2 races.

In 2016 we have a challenging set of targeted races, including Junior Tour of Wales, Junior Tour of Ireland and racing in Belgium and Netherlands.

We'd welcome any applications - from boys or girls - who'd like to work hard and experience racing at the highest levels. If interested, please contact Jarlath Flynn at jarlathflynn@hotmail.com.

Read about the Juniors in the ERC Junior Race Team Blog

Track Sessions

Access to Meadowbank Velodrome is available during the summer months.

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in the east end of Glasgow gives members access to the boards all year.  Bikes, helmets and shoes are available to rent at the venue.

Find out more about riding the track with ERC Youths and Juniors

 

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Check the What's on? diary page for details of club activities.

Please read the Frequently asked questions page for answers to common queries, or contact the Junior Coaching Co-ordinator for more information.

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