Try before you buy
As a club, we’re very focussed on removing the barriers to cycling, including the costs of purchasing bikes, especially for families new to the sport.
The club is fortunate to own a large collection of track and road bikes, which are available to members to rent for the season.
Before you buy a new bike, please enquire with Gay Watson (Head Coach), Ian Watson (Mechanic) or Blair Chandler (Equipment Manager) about what rental options we may have available.
Given how specialised track bikes are, many families will rent a track bike for a season or two, before purchasing their own.
The hire (booking) fee is $110 per bike, per season.
- Summer Season: Ends 31 March. – (Traditional Track Season)
- Winter Season: Ends 30 September. – (Traditional Road Season/RAW Track Season)
There is no charge if you want to try a few bikes for sizing purposes over a few rounds. Likewise, there is no charge if you want to try a track bike for a couple of weeks.
A $300 fully refundable bond is required to hire a bike.
All bikes are provided with new bar tape and a saddle with no tears. Please confirm that this is the case before accepting the bike.
Bikes should be returned at the end of the season:
- in working condition.
- with new bar tape still in packaging. Our mechanic will take care of fitting it for you at no charge.
- with no tears in the saddle.
- free of any visible webbing or significant slashes in the tyres.
Expenses required to restore the bike in working condition or to replace bar tape/saddle/tyres will be deducted from the bond. Check the bargain bins at your local bike shop for bar tape throughout the season.
How to book?
Check with Blair, Gay or Ian before proceeding to make a booking. They will confirm that a bike is available, check the bike fit, and may make minor modifications where necessary.
One you know which bike you’ve been allocated, click here to find it in our ‘shop’ and complete your payment.