Cherwell Cycling

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Cherwell Go Ride

Cherwell Go Ride acts as a gateway for Cherwell Students to enjoy cycling as a lifetime pursuit and a sport. We encourage students as they progress to join local clubs. Cherwell CC is in partnership with Zappi’s Cycling Club http://www.zappiracing.com/ and offers a pathway from playground to podium, with young riders having opportunities to join the Zappi’s Youth team as a route into the women’s team and pro team. Please be advised to get parental support and contact the club before you attend their events – to check they are suitable and that you bring the right equipment along. The club was able to start with financial assistance from Sport England and the PTA.

Contact: Secretary – Tony Gray, British Cycling Level 2 Coach tgray@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk; 01865 558719 x 254


Cycling Club sessions– now on Sunday

Cherwell School in partnership with Zappi’s run a series of training events and races throughout the year. Cherwell School Youth Cycling Sessions on most Sundays 2-3.30pm North Site.

These are development sessions to enable riders to compete in cycling races and time trials in car free environments including indoor velodrome. Bikes are available on loan but riders must wear suitable clothing, helmet, gloves and bring water bottle.

Please register your interest in attending in advance so we can allocate bikes to riders: tgray@cherwell.oxon.sch.uk

Watt Bike League

During the winter months The Cherwell School hosts a Watt Bike League with British Cycling.

For those students who regularly attend we try to ensure that you get a try out on nearby tracks – visiting Reading outdoor track and Newport’s indoor Velodrome last year; funding for these trips was provided by Sport England and coaching support from Zappi’s Cycling Club.

Cycling festivals at Cherwell

In recent years Cherwell students have organised ‘Oxford Bike Fest’ attended by over 400 people of all ages and abilities. Cherwell School has also been the venue for sportives including Zappi Gran Fondo and Bike Oxford attended by over 1,000 riders. Our students are encouraged to take part in the these sportives supported by a parent or guardian.