Cycling

With the relaxation of the corona measures from July 1 we are moving away from the Cycling Apart Together principle and we are going to cycle more in groups. Of course we remain alert. Because cycling has been stationary for a long time at the beginning of the season, this year -unlike other years - we only have a short summer break.

Cycling at VU Sports Centre

Am unforgettable experience because on a bike you'll become one with your surroundings. You'll share the fun and experience with your fellow trainingsbuddies and training and location can change every time.


Summer schedule as of 6th July

From July 6 we work with a summer schedule, this continues until the end of August, with a short break: between 1 and 15 August were there will be no cycling training sessions. In September we hope to be able to offer a more comprehensive program.

In the summer schedule there are 2 training sessions for beginners and 3 training sessions for all levels (with the exception of real beginners). If you have any questions, please contact trainer Kees de Vrij: kees@skits.nl.

For all training courses you also need to sign up by e-mail (kees@skits.nl) in advance.
For evening training, the deadline is 12:00 on the same day, for morning training 6pm the previous day.

If you want to use a loan bike, make sure that you are present 15 minutes before the start of the training at the locations where the loan bikes are located.

Summer schedule
Check out the schedule for the weekly update: https://sportcentrumvu.nl/lesrooster/
Monday 18.30 – 20.30: start and meeting point is Hoek Kalfjeslaan – Kostverlorenweg (SKITS Social Cycle, SVU cyclists are also welcome!!)
Thursday 10.00 – 11.30 (beginners training): start and meeting point is Universum
Thursday 18.30 – 20.30: start and meeting point at the entrance of Flevoparkbad
Friday 10.00 – 11.30 (beginners training): start and meeting point is Uilenstede
Saturday 10.00 – 12.30: start and meeting point at the entrance of Flevoparkbad

Cycling at Sportcentrum VU

Cycling or sporty cycling: going out on a road bike has become a ‘must’ among young Amsterdammers. Especially among students. The surroundings of Amsterdam and Amstelveen lend themselves very well to beautiful training rides, such as a ’round of Ronde Hoep’. You can opt for beginner lessons and advanced training, with technique, time trials and tours.
To participate in the cycling training you need an all-in subscription. Participation from the VU Fit at Work program is free.
If you don’t have a bike (yet)? Don’t worry, you can borrow it from us for free.
For information about the training/reservation with a borrowed bike contact: trainer Kees de Vrij, Kees@SKITS.nl; phone number: 06-21275720.
For registering for the training sessions, go to mijn.sportcentrumvu.nl.

Beginner course in cycling

For beginners we offer short cycling training courses of four weeks. Beginners in cycling learn the basics, such as safe cycling with a group in traffic, using the right gears and posture on the bike.

Regular cycling training

For cyclists at all levels there are training sessions of about two hours. In real life, all aspects of cycling are covered. The formula is such that level differences between participants are not a problem, so that everyone can get the best out of themselves.

Student Association SKITS

A.S.S.W.S.V. SKITS is the only real student skating, cycling and skating club of Amsterdam.

At SKITS you can play sports at all levels, meet many students, party and develop at one of the many committees! If you are a member of SKITS you are automatically registered as a cycling student.
As a member of SKITS, you can participate in the above training sessions without registering at Sports Centre VU. However, you have to register with Kees de Vrij for every beginner training and to book a loan bike.
SKITS also organizes a time trial competition! More information can be found here: www.skits.nl

Please read this too!

Cycling is not harmless. Safety is our number one priority. Your material (tyres, brakes) must be in order and a crash helmet is mandatory. You learn to ride in a group without putting yourself and others at risk. Still, there are risks. Just in case, check your insurance. A bell on your bike is not an unnecessary luxury for cyclists.
Eat well beforehand and bring drinks and sports nutrition. Under bad or dark conditions, a (reflective) raincoat is recommended and lights. If the temperatures are below 16 degrees, you should preferably wear long trousers (to protect your knees) and long sleeves. Cycling gloves and cycling pants are recommended.

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