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The Academy is now due to start its 5th year out of a 5 year plan to get the local community, schools and adults of all ages involved and out on their bikes, and to learn how to ride a bike and be active.  
As of May 2013 we started the academy club with just 3 riders and 5 months later in Sept 2013 we had grown to 18 students 4 juniors and 14 Youths. We now are starting this year with 30 young riders.

We are now a British Cycling Registered Go Ride club, which is specifically aimed at introducing young riders to cycle sport. 

2018 Development squad Junior / Youths launch from left to right: will be out shortly 

Juniors for 2018 are Harry Charles, James Geddes, Connor Geddes, Youths Nathaniel Brooks Daisy Davies.   Any one wishing to be considered for the Development squad should contact Mark Geddes Head Coach  

www.activedorset.org supporters of our club


Notice for 2018 Academy riders are still to be picked for 2018 so make sure you come along and start the training there will be 6 bikes up for grabs if you are willing to put the effort and training in to compete in  the road racing events for 2017 Good luck riders will be decided between 16th Feb 14April 2018.

The Youth Academy offers young riders from age 6 up to 18 coaching and training activities in an off-road safe environment at Henstridge Airfield.   

To see a complete and up to date list of activities please visit our youth activity page.

 All academy coaching sessions take place at Henstridge Airfield.  We coach from February through to September yearly.  We  have been coaching  since Aprill 2013 at Henstridge Airfield also club training for its senior members Men and Ladies so please come along.

We are still looking for young riders who are interested in cycling and like a challenge. Any individuals youth and Senior male or female that wants to get back on a bike and ride can do so in a safe non traffic environment then this is for you.   As the youth riders develop their skills and riding style we in tend to forge a team of young riders to compete in local races at cycle non traffic race tracks from around the local area, and in their age groups through British cycling events and other local Club races. this will be the Gillingham Dist Wheels Development squad (GDWDS).  We also want to develop the academy through coaching the riders, to hone their skills and develop their cycle training programmed for racing.  The cycle Awards Scheme will encourage even more participation in the events arranged by GDW Club and Wheels. The Awards are aimed at riders up to the age of 17 years old and who are full members of the Gillingham Wheeler's.  see membership on the left hand tab.

GDW Youth Academy Coaching Programme All riders must be a member of GDW Cycle Club please see our Members area

Coaching VenueHenstridge Airfield, Henstridge.

Henstridge Airfield

GDWDS Club Terms & Conditions


The following information terms and conditions apply to the club coaches and also club members: 

Code of Conduct: (TBC)

Constitution 2014: Please read the clubs constitution (TBC) 2014. 
Will be completed by the AGM of this year (TBC) 2014

Coaching Sessions Race training and race fees information 2018

See Events calendar 2018 for details of sessions.

Coaching  Information: All coaches are British cycling coaches accredited Road (L1CC/L2CC/L2 Road & TT) Club Coaches.

Regional Schools of Racing Developing a bond with local schools in the north Dorset region

Go-Ride clubs nominate riders to attend Regional Schools of Racing. Go-Ride Coaches can be found assisting Talent Development Coaches, sharing good practice and assisting club coaches present on the day, facilitating the spread of knowledge from British Cycling staff to club volunteers, families and riders.

Supported by www.activedorset.org

British cycling Coaches Level 1/2/Road and TT Awards.

 (MIAS) Mountain bike Instructor Level 1/2

St Johns First Aid qualified Staff