Strider Balance Bike Centres-of-Excellence & Training Centres


The National Cycling Centre was Britain’s first indoor Olympic cycling track, and since it opened in 1994, has become one of the World’s finest cycling venues. In 2011 the National Cycling Centre was significantly expanded with the launch of the new £19M indoor BMX track.

With weekly Strider training and major Strider events held over the international BMX track, the National Cycling Centre has some of the best facilities and coaches delivering great regular opportunities to ride. Click below to find out more.

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In May 2011 the International standard Birmingham BMX Track was completed and has hosted bmx competitions from grass roots club racing through to the highest European Elite level racing including Olympic riders training for the 2012 UCI BMX World Championships. What lies beneath the Strider Mini Speedway Track is the very dust that was used to create the 2012 Worlds Track! We now host a variety of sessions for riders from 18 months on Strider bikes at the same time as Elite level riders train on the main track!

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Cyclopark is Kent’s new activity place. Their aim is to bring first class cycling, running and extreme sports facilities to north Kent and be one of the leading multi-sport centres in the south of England.

They offer an exciting range of activities for everyone from the enthusiastic beginner right up to the seasoned professional. To find out more explore

There is on site hire facility for Strider balance bikes to adult mountain bikes and a range of associated safety equipment.

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Gosport BMX Club has grown to become one of the biggest BMX clubs in the country with a National standard BMX track which is open 24/7 for members of the public to use completely free of charge.

The club runs weekly BMX coaching sessions every Saturday morning from 10am – 12noon with riders of all abilities welcome to join in and is now offering toddlers and children between 18 months and 5 years old the chance to join in through their NEW Strider balance bike sessions.

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Eliot Palmer has been involved in coaching biking skills for twenty years now, and is an enthusiastic cyclist himself.

In the last five years, he has expanded to running courses for leaders with his company, Like2Bike.

He is a Trustee of a local community group involved, among other things, in the development of bike trails and as part of this, he supports a local bike club for children from four up. 

Nicky Macfarlane is a Primary Teacher, Trail Cycle Leader, and an enthusiastic cyclist herself.

She has been involved in numerous after school activity clubs, includung recently organising a cycling club at her school attended by 40  kids.

Their children, now five and two, are often seen around Alyth on their bikes and both have learned on a Strider. In fact it was Nicky who originaly researched and brought the families first Strider.

The successes they have enjoyed on their Strider Bikes have lead Nicky and Eliot to set up these sessions and apply the skills they’ve gathered over the years to a new audience.


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A new Centre of Excellence based in Scotland will shortly be set up at the Western Titans BMX track in Scotland. Look out of further details of dates and times.

Herne Hill Velodrome is an iconic open-air cycle track in South East London. It is the only remaining venue still in operation from the 1948 Olympic Games with a rich and long history. It is run by cyclists, for cyclists of all ages and abilities, competitive and non-competitive. For our Strider sessions we use our brand new 250 metre junior track

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