Online Entries for the Hoddom Dirt Crit are now closed and we are on countdown to the race on Sunday 26th February 2017 with the Scoot Race taking place at 09:30 and the first race at 09:45. There may be limited entry available on the day.
Sessions at Hoddom!
As it is our race this weekend, there will be no session on Saturday 25th February, but, with kind permission of Mr Birkbeck and Hoddom & Kinmount Estates, we are looking forward to using Hoddom Castle for our Hoddom Dirt Crit. All competitors have been e-mailed a guide to the event and spectators are more than welcome. Parking is available at the Picnic Area and Meinholm Farm, please avoid parking at the Lodge and more details will appear on our Facebook page!
We're also looking for volunteers to help us run AYCC and our sessions so, if you are interested, come along and have a chat at the session on Saturday or drop us a line any time.
Please check our facebook page for more details and all our latest news
History & Coaching
Annan Youth Cycling Club started out in 2009 after a successful trial with Scottish Cycling and Annandale and Eskdale Sports Academy. Our aim is to get kids from the ages of 6-16 into the fantastic world of cycling and provide coaching sessions in a fun and safe environment to develop the skills necessary to enjoy cycling. We hold weekly sessions in the Annan and surrounding areas and cover most disciplines of cycling including road, mountain and grass track racing. Our club is registered with Scottish Cycling as a go-ride club and is working toward club accreditation. We also work closely with Scottish Cycling to provide members with development opportunities through the various programmes they have in place. Our coaches are fully vetted through Disclosure Scotland. If your interested in seeing what we are about, pop along to one of our sessions and speak to one of our coaches.
Coaching sessions normally take place at Seaforth Pavilion in Annan although we do occasionally deliver sessions at the Everholm, Hoddom Castle or other locations if they become available (we have been known to have sessions at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome or the Broadwood BMX Track in Cumbernauld (where our photo collage above was taken)) to allow us to deliver a wide variety of sessions and cycling disciplines. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for locations and times of our sessions!
Thanks to our friends at Annandale.TV, we have a couple of videos available of our recent Dirt Crit Races which we organise as a Club as part of the South West Scotland Winter Series and which our members compete in.
Everholm Dirt Crit (November 2016): Everholm Dirt Crit
Hoddom Dirt Crit (February 2016): Hoddom Dirt Crit
Everholm Dirt Crit (November 2015): Everholm Dirt Crit
Preview of our Facebook Page which contains all the latest information and much more