The 2017 season will start on Wednesday the 22th of March (with the first SKITS training on Saterday the 25th) and will end on Thursday the 28th of September. During the summer holidays there will be no training from the 7th of July to the 18th of August. 

SKITS workouts

SKITS offers 4 workouts a week, on set times/days, which you always can join as SKITS member.
Besides the 4 regular workouts, SKITS offers multiple 4 week 'Beginner workout courses'. These 4 week beginner courses start on different days and locations spread over the entire season.




Start location



18.30 - 20.30

All levels*


'Social Cycle'


18.30 - 20.30

All levels

USC Universum



18.30 - 20.30






10.00 - 12.00

All levels***

USC Universum


* People who fall into the category 'low' need to have taken part in at least three SKITS workouts (the Tuesday evening/Saturday morning or a Beginners workout course) before joining the Monday evening training (Social Cycle). 
** Medium level welcome provided ready to train hard. 
*** Once a month, the Saturday workout will consist of a 4 to 5 hour tour (with a coffee stop) instead of the normal Saturday workout. Want to join? Please mail to Please check the events calender for all the tour dates (Zaterdag Toertocht).

Monday evening/Social Cycle - 18:30

The main training of the week (dubbed the Social Cycle) takes place on Monday evening. The training starts at 18:30 from the corner of the 'Kalfjeslaan' and the 'Kostverlorenkade'. The Social Cycle training is for beginners and experienced cyclist alike.

People who fall into the category 'low' need to have taken part in at least three SKITS workouts (the Tuesday evening/Saturday morning or a Beginners workout course) before joining the Social Cycle training. 

The Social Cycle training finishes at the sportscenter of the VU University where we will eat together. You can sign up for dinner through this website (Leden -> inschrijven voor activiteiten). Make sure to do so before Sunday 12:00. Dinner is €3,50.

Beginner workout course

If you don't have a lot of experience with road cycling or find it scary to cycle in a large group, SKITS offers multiple beginner courses intended for the real beginner.
Both SKITS members as non SKITS members can participate.

In a small group (in a period of 4 weeks, with one workout of 1.5 to 2 hours a week) you'll learn all the basic skills of cycling: How to ride in a group, cornering techniques, using the right gear, proper cycling form, anticipating other traffic, et cetera.

Would you like to participate as a member of SKITS? Please sign up by sending an email to trainer Kees:
If you're not a member of SKITS and want to participate in one of the courses, you need to register at the Sports Center of the VU.

The beginner workout courses are primarily intended for beginners, however, a few more skilled cyclist are allowed to participate. Please send a email to trainer Kees (deadline 21:00 the day before the course starts) if you want to join.

Throughout the year, on different days and locations, a total of 8 courses will start in which you can participate.

Scedule beginner workout course
Thursday 16.30 - 18.00 at Sportcentrum VU Uilenstede. Begindate 31 August, period 4 weeks. 
Friday 18.30 - 20.00 at Universum, Science Park. Begindate: 1 Septembre, period 4 weeks.

SKITS has a few road bikes which can be used during workouts if you don't have a road bike of your own.
*Course 4 and 5 are courses of 3 weeks.

Don't have a road bike of your own?

If you want use one of our road bikes during a workout, please contact trainer Kees to reserve one (mail to ).


- Low: No experience
- Medium: Some experience/ good condition, or much experience/ no condition.
- High: Lots of experience and an excellent condition


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