The MSW has a thriving youth section who are actively encouraged to choose their own outcomes and riding preferences. This is important to get the maximum enjoyment from the wide range of cycling activities available.

Does your child want to:

  • Ride for fun?
  • Ride for fitness?
  • Ride with others on group rides or with friends?
  • Ride competitively in road, mountain bike, track or cyclo cross races?
  • Does your child want to race to a high level or take part for friendly competition?

Whatever they enjoy, bike skills and bike riding are an important part.  Riding and Skills will help your child get better, ride faster and it becomes easier as fitness improves.


Youth Coaching in MSW is split into two groups the Go-Ride and the Youth Development Academy.



Go-Ride is British Cycling’s development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.

Read more at BC Go-Ride

Go-Ride provides the first step onto the BC Performance Pathway – over 60% of riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride Clubs.

Where:  Shrewsbury Sports Village Cycle Track

When: Saturday 1100-1200.

Who: Young cyclists who are able to balance and pedal a bike unaided.

Need to Know: Session to paid for at the main desk of the Sports Village.  Bring a drink and suitable clothing for the time of the year don’t forget your bike & helmet!


Additional Sessions – See Calendar Page for full details.

Tuesday 1900-2000 Family Open Session (Under 8 accompanied by adult).

Sunday 0930 Sky Go-Ride


Youth Development Academy

The end goal of the Youth Development Academy would be to help deliver skilled young athletes into the British Cycling Talent team program and onwards into the BC coaching system.

Youth development is not all about competition, so the aim of the coaching is also to develop young riders who are equipped with the skills and confidence to join club runs or just ride with their friends.

These sessions are coach led racing and will build on speed, strength, stamina and skills and are by invite only of the club coaches based on the individual riders ability.

Where:  Shrewsbury Sports Village Cycle Track

When: Saturday 1200-1300. (winter). Tuesday 1900-2000 (summer)

Who: Riders who have progressed from Go-Ride and are committed to being coached.

Need to Know: Invite only by Club coaches


Additional Sessions – See Calendar Page for full details

Tuesday 1900-2000 Family Open Session (Under 8 accompanied by adult).

Thursday 1900-2000 Club Coached Session (A, B and C riders by invite)

Sunday 0930 Sky Go-Ride



Road & Circuit – The Youths regularly take part in the Summer Circuit Races at Shrewsbury Sports Village, West Midlands Youth Series and National Events.  MSW regularly have youths on the podiums at both the West Midlands and National Events.


West Midlands Circuit Champions.

Cyclocross – Winter means CX for many of our youths, training is held in the week and participation is in the West Midlands CX League.  Many youth bikes are suitable for fitting nobbly tyres (Islabikes particularly) and the club also have bikes that can be purchased.

Velodrome Sessions (Track) – Trips are arranged throughout the year to either Derby or Manchester which prove very popular with budding Trott’s and Kenny’s.

Want to know more?

Head Coach – George Watkins –

For general questions please make use of the Facebook message system which is monitored by several committee members and may achieve a faster response through mobile phone Facebook App – Ask a question on Facebook here.