Articles by Youth Cycle Sport

Review: Trek Fuel EX Jr

28 September 2015

Trek’s new Fuel EX Jr is a quality, full-suspension junior MTB. Does it justify its big price tag? And what difference does a full-sus bike make to a skilled young mountain biker anyway?

Youth cycle racing – which way now?

14 June 2015

We’re living in a golden age for youth cycle racing – it’s surely the best time ever to be a young rider? But lots of experienced parents & coaches think it’s a bit more complicated than that, and British Cycling has announced changes which will affect every child. So here’s Youth Cycle Sport’s take on the current state of youth racing.

Club focus: Solent Pirates Youth CC

08 May 2015

The South Coast club’s purpose is clear: “To have fun on bikes with friends; to discover a sport for life; to develop skills and fitness; to compete”.

Club focus: i-Team

10 April 2015

“A coach-led club with a big focus on youth development…” Portsmouth-based club i-Team lives and breathes the spirit of our “Rules” for young racing cyclists. In this feature head coach Guy Watson explains how the club sets up its kids for a lifetime of cycling enjoyment and success.

“The Rules” – rewritten for young racing cyclists

31 March 2015

Lots of cyclists quote from “The Rules” – it’s entertaining but full of terrible advice for youth riders! So here’s the YCS version of The Rules, rewritten for young racing cyclists to help them enjoy our magnificent sport. You’ll find sound advice from world-class riders, from great coaches, and from experienced parents.

Group test – 26″ wheel road/cyclocross bikes

14 March 2015

Here’s our mega group test of lightweight 26” wheel road/CX bikes ranging from £425 to £600. It’s our most thorough review ever. With a choice of six bikes, young riders have never had it so good!