Spectator Tips

Spectator Tips

The Organisers of Paisley2015 and Renfrewshire Council are delighted to have high quality bike racing in the centre of Paisley after a couple of years absence.

The competitors at the British Cycling National Youth Circuit Championships are the best youth racers in Britain and the speed, skill and awareness of these youngsters will leave you enthralled.

Make as much noise as you can, cheering on the local riders (plenty of Johnstone Jets in Yellow and Blue as well as Paisley Velo in Black and Green) and those who have travelled from afar. We're sure that our visitors to Paisley will be making plenty of noise too.

The circuit is fully enclosed by barriers for the safety of the riders and the spectators. There are a number of crossing points around the circuit which are marshalled by Event Security and the Race Marshalls. Please follow their instructions at all times. You may think that the riders are far off but they will be travelling at speeds in excess of 30mph on occasion.

The road closure and barriers open up the town to provide fantastic traffic-free vantage points around the course whether it be the rise up New Street onto the High Street, the fast descent down Storrie Street, the flat, wide open left hander around the historic Paisley Abbey or the sprint up the final drag to the finish line on top of the White Cart River at Paisley Cross.

There will be a number of peripheral activities going on around the town whilst the racing is in progress with an Event area and stage at Paisley Cross. The cafe / bar garden at the Paisley Arts Centre on New Street will also be open with local bands playing here as well.

Why not click on the Paisley link on the top menu for things to see and do in and around Paisley.

Stay safe, make plenty of noise and enjoy your visit


The Organisers




Go-Ride in Scotland

What is Go-Ride?

Go-Ride is Scottish Cycling's Club Development Programme aimed at improving both young riders and clubs. It focuses on volunteers and young members - improving coaching standards and increasing the number of young riders with access to coaching activities.

Go-Ride supports the creation of school-club links, which helps provide clubs with a constant influx of new young members and helps everyone work towards our shared vision of more young people, more active, more often in cycling.

The success of Go-Ride is dependent upon partnerships between Scottish Cycling, clubs, schools, local authorities and voluntary organisations Further details on Go-Ride 

Local Clubmark Affiliated Youth Cycling

The Johnstone Jets is the youth section of the Johnstone Wheelers Cycling Club which has been at the heart of the Renfrewshire cycling community since 1926.

The Jets were formed as a British Cycling Go-Ride Club over the winter months of 2007-08 and received their Clubmark Quality Accreditation in September 08.

The Club currently has 12 British Cycling qualified coaches with additional training in First Aid, Safeguarding and Protecting of Children and Enhanced Disclosure.

More details on www.johnstone-jets.org.uk or 'Like' us on Facebook