Kirklees Cycling Academy was founded in late 2009 to address a gap in the cycling market, as no other club in the district is focused exclusively on younger riders. It opened its doors in February 2010.
The club is registered with clubmark. This is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs.
British Cycling oversees all forms of cycling in Britain. Whether you are a competitor in one of the six sporting disciplines, a personal challenge rider, a commuter or a leisurely weekend rider, we are committed to helping you enjoy cycling.
Membership is open to anyone under the age of 18. We aim to create an environment for all to participate and enjoy cycling. If you would like to learn more about KCA feel free to contact us with any questions
KCA is a non-profit organisation – we reinvest all received revenues back into the club. This includes the purchase of numerous bikes which can be used by the clubs members, free of charge. We have a bank of rollers for all our riders to train on. We are 100% committed to supporting the development of riders aged 6 to 18 and to achieve this goal we work very closely with British Cycling delivering high quality coaching and education via a number of programmes including
- Go-ride coaching by KCA club coaches
- Club Cluster Training on both road and track (CCT) with other local
clubs and coaches under British Cycling guidance
- Regional Schools of Racing (RSR) with British Cycling coaches
- Olympic Development Apprenticeship (ODA) with British Cycling
Since we founded in we have already helped five riders secure places in the British Cycling Olympic Development Track Programme (ODA) in its inaugural year of operation in 2014. We have also helped numerous others secure places on the British Cycling Regional Schools of Racing which are one day coaching camps for Road, Track and Mountain bike racing.
We at KCA put Child Welfare and Safe Guarding Children and at the top of our list of priorities. You can download the current British Cycling policies that we would observe on Child Welfare and Safeguarding. Click on the image below to download the document We are totally committed to using the experience we have gained and the incredible information and advice that is shared by British Cycling to help each and every rider develop themselves to their full potential as competitive athletes.
Membership is open to anyone, and is £10.00 per calendar month, payable by direct debit. If you are one of the following you can join
Someone completely new to cycling
Are existing cyclist but not a member of another club or race team
Someone involved in triathlon or duathlon
Someone wishing to move to a more progressive and supportive club
We insist that you join British Cycling as this provides a number of benefits, not least insurance for riding and racing licences for events you compete in.
Benefits you get the following benefits of being a KCA member:
Access to 4 structured coaching sessions per month with trained, accredited multi-discipline coaching volunteers
Invaluable help and advice
Access to club equipment
Access to Club Cluster sessions
Nominations to RSR programmes (based on age, ability and performance)
Support from coaches outside main club sessions
One free short sleeved race jersey at attending 20 coaching sessions
Access to racing in British Cycling, BSCA, CDNW and CTT events
Being part of a successful, progressive and supportive club with the Sport
England Clubmark accreditation
Access to buy a range of branded KCA race clothing and leisure wear clothing
The chance to make new friends and achieve your dreams