The club is for children and young people up to the age of 23. It is a “junior development club”, which means that our aim is to provide high quality coaching and support for young riders. A rider can be a member of a cycling or triathlon club and still be a member of Hetton Hawks – the difference is, with the Hawks you will be riding with people of your own age every week.
Hetton Hawks is a British Cycling ‘Go Ride’ Club. Clubs under the Go Ride scheme agree to make sure that the riders are trained by qualified coaches and supported by properly trained officials. The club is delighted to have the regular support of over 10 British Cycling qualified coaches. Hetton Hawks has generous support from parents and helpers, it is these individuals who are the officials of the club and meet once a month to plan the activities of the club .
The event section lists the range of activities that we have planned over the coming weeks. If you would like to get a feel for the events, have a look at the Image Gallery. There you will find lots of photograph albums with pictures of riders at the numerous events in which Hetton Hawks riders have participated. The club takes great pride in being a friendly environment and is very welcoming of riders who are keen to get involved in cycling .. at any level.
The main focus of the club is to provide coaching to young riders to improve their confidence on a bike and develop bike handling skills. With this grounding riders are then provided with additional skills to enable them to participate in club, regional and national races. Hetton Hawks operates a membership scheme and this has proven to be very successful in recent years. In order to deliver the best in coaching to our members we ensure that we maintain a safe and manageable ratio of coaches to members. As a result, membership is by application and currently we have a waiting list of interested potential members. If you are interested in joining, send an email through to the membership secretary via the contact us page. We will then be in touch with information on how to get involved with the club and see at first hand the activities that we undertake