Who we are
The Wallace Warriors are the junior section of Stirling Bike Club for young people aged 8-17. The club has British Cycling’s Go Ride accreditation and Clubsport Stirling’s charter club status.
This means we have appropriate policies & procedures in place for the children to have a safe and rewarding experience.
It is our team of experienced British Cycling qualified coaches, who have completed child protection training, first aid training, and have Disclosure Scotland PVG checks, who deliver the sessions.
As well as coaching, there are regular social rides available - inviting a responsible adult along with the young riders as a chance to chat with other riders and explore areas on the bikes.
There are a number of Warriors who race and there are many races throughout the year where the Warriors are encouraged to attend - either to race or to shout encouragement.
What does the coaching entail?
Sessions for the younger/less experienced Warriors are all OFF-ROAD and mostly involve games and exercises to develop handling/race skills and cycle fitness. It’s all meant to be fun and introduce children to cycling as a sport rather than just a pastime or means of transport.
As their endurance and Skill levels improve the sessions progress to getting out at the weekends for longer more challenging off road rides (for the mountain bikers) and longer more challenging road rides (for the road bikers) in and around Stirling to help develop their skills.
Activities are fun, exciting and challenging for newcomers and more experienced riders alike. Young people will learn essential cycling skills that will make them safer, better and faster than their friends.
Progression through the coaching levels is based on ability with is carried out as required to help ensure your Warrior is continually developing their bike skills and having fun.
More details on the activities delivered to the children and the ability levels of the coaching groups can be found in our Skill Levels document.
If your young rider(s) are turning 8 this year, or are older and interested in attending SBC Wallace Warriors coaching sessions please contact:
Riders who are 6 or 7 you may have to wait until they turn 8 years old that year to start. If they are 8-17 please get in touch via the email above or sign up to our Warriors Spond group below and we'll get them on to our waiting list. We currently have limited availability for offroad/MTB coaching, however, we have spaces within our road coaching team, let us know if your young Warrior is interested in road coaching as we should be able to get them started very quickly.
Before starting with the offroad/MTB coaching group your Warrior will be invited to an induction session, the induction allows the coaches to assess the riders ability to ensure they are placed in the most appropriate group.
If they are a Youth A-B road rider or teenage MTB rider with competition experience who has moved into the area they may be able to start immediately.
Sign up/register with Spond - please select the WARRIOR WAITING LIST option on the Spond page. When the next suitable assessment session is arranged, an invitation will be send inviting the rider(s) to attend.
There is no requirement for parents or guardians to sign up as members UNLESS you want to be involved as parent helpers, coaches or want to join your Warrior on one of our club social MTB rides.