Road Bike Cycling
SKITS offers 5 workouts a week, on set times and days, which you can always join as a SKITS member. All workouts are open to cyclists of all levels. Besides the regular workouts, SKITS offers multiple 4 week beginners courses. These courses start on different days and locations spread over the entire season. The 2018 cycling season will start at March 26.
Training Schedule 2018
|Monday*||18.30 - 20.30||Kostverlorenkade||Social Cycle|
|Tuesday||18.30 - 20.30||USC Universum|
|Wednesday**||8.00 - 10.00||USC Universum|
|Thursday*||18.30 - 20.30||Kostverlorenkade|
|Saturday***||10.00 - 12.00||USC Universum|
* Before joining the monday and thursday training, beginning cyclists need to take part in at least three workouts on tuesday, wednesday or saturday or to follow a beginners course.
** Want to join on the wednesday morning? Sign up before tuesday 16.00 by sending a mail to Kees@SKITS.nl
*** 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 Kees@SKITS.nl. Please check the events calender for all the tour dates (look for 'Maandelijkse toertocht')
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 open to cyclists of all levels.
Before joining the monday and thursday training, beginning cyclists need to take part in at least three workouts on tuesday, wednesday or saturday or to follow a beginners course.
The Social Cycle training finishes at the sportscenter of the VU University where we'll have a nice meal together. You can sign up for dinner through this website (Leden -> inschrijven voor activiteiten). Make sure to do so before Sunday 20.00. Dinner is €3,50.
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 beginners courses intended for the real beginners. Both SKITS members and non SKITS members can participate in these.
In a small group (in a period of 4 weeks, with one workout of 1.5 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: Kees@SKITS.nl. 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 beginners 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.
Schedule beginners courses
|Day||Time||Start location||Start data|
|Tuesday||16.30 - 18.00||USC Universum||June 12|
|Thursday||16.30 - 18.00||SVU Uilenstede||June 14|
Don't have a road bike of your own?
It's possible to lent a bike for a workout, please contact trainer Kees to reserve one (mail to Kees@SKITS.nl or call/text to 06-21275720).