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The events listed below are usually open to all and you don’t need to be a member of WSJCC. Events for members will be advertised via emails and our club Facebook page. enquiries:  [email protected].

Kids’s Cycle Hill Climb at Fort Royal Park

Friday evening 17th of May 2024 6:30-7:30pm (sign on from 6.15pm)

This fun challenge event is open to all young riders aged 11 and under – there is no youngest age. Any bike is fine – though one with gears will be better. There are 4 uphill courses and you have to progress from one to the next as they increase in steepness and twistiness. The main 3 courses are on tarmac paths, so nice and grippy even if wet. The last is on very steep grass. There’s also a warm-up short circuit and obstacle course. The event is run by volunteers of local cycling clubs and is free. No need to register in advance, just turn up, sign on, and get riding!.    Enquiries to  [email protected].

For the very youngest we have a children’s entertainer and the playground area will be open. Pop-up refreshments stall too.

Parents and Carers – For the safety of all children and spectators you must make sure your children’s bikes are in good condition. Check especially that both brakes are working and that your child can use them! Also check that the gears and chain won’t slip when put under pressure going uphill. Riders must wear a helmet.

For the safety of children and to avoid barking intimidation, please no dogs, not even on leads, at the event.

On arrival look for the registration tent which will be at the bottom entrance of the park off Wylds Lane.  Register, and then you will be directed to the first climb which starts at 18.40pm.  There are no public toilets at the park –public loos in town.

West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League 2024

Off-road bike racing for all ages and abilities. You don’t need any specialist equipment to start, as long as your bike is safe for yourself and others. starts early September 2024. Training sessions commence late August. See our main Cyclo-Cross page under ‘Racing’ for more info on how to join the league and enter races.

Joining WSJCC

Our club insurance is through Cycling UK. We offer three club events to non-members and guests. After this young riders need to be Members of WSJCC (Parents must join and register children). Joining is simple via our website. Members can then access our Facebook page.

Current members – keep an eye on our Members Only Facebook Group for occasional activities and rides. For non-members our public facebook page and instagram accounts advertise events open to all.

Advice for road riding ages of 8 to 10: https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/cycling-guide/cycling-road-children

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