Road Racing

We run a Sunday afternoon Club Points Series for the Road Racing Season (April – September). Note, our racing take places on car-free criterium circuits, not roads.

Check out our Track Racing page information between October and March

Like the pros

Road racing is at the heart of world cycling and evokes visions of the Grand Tours (Tour De France, Giro d’Italia & Vuelta Espana) and the Spring Classics (single stage races, such as Paris-Roubaix).

Rest assured, our road racing is no less prestigious, and seeks to provide juniors and adults with an opportunity to develop their skills to race confidently on a variety of criterium (crit) circuits.

Here’s a great article with tips from Caleb Ewan on How to Race Crits.

Beginners welcome

Our youngest riders are often aged 5. Beginners of all ages are welcome to come along and give it a try.

Any bike and a helmet will do

Location

Lansdowne Park, Lansdowne

Our Road Races are run at Lansdowne Park, a car-free, 2km road racing circuit that runs through bushland.

Lansdowne is a great circuit and offers a mix of fast corners, two small hills, and a fast finishing straight. A short, flattish configuration is available for novice riders.

Racing starts and finishes at ‘B’

Entries

Entries are open to all club members, as well as members of other cycling clubs.

To enter, simply turn up on the day, pay as a ‘Casual member’ (Kids $14 / Adults $25 – includes first race), or pre-pay entries for a full season (for better value for money).

To enter, click here.

Race format

Each Sunday you are guaranteed the opportunity to race four times.

Typically we start with an Individual Time Trial, followed by a handicap event and a criterium.

Races are typically graded A, B, C, D and E based on rider speed and experience.

What type of bike?

Come and race on whatever bike you’ve got – BMX, mountain bike, hybrid, or road bike.

Alternatively, rent one of ours for the day or the 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 road bike for a couple of weeks.

Resist the urge to buy a new bike for yourself or your kids until you speak with Gay Watson (our Head Coach) or Ian Watson (our Mechanic), as they can give you the best advice on what type bike and sizing to get.

Time

Sign-on from 2pm, racing from 3pm.

To ensure you have enough time to sign-on, pin on your number, pump up tyres and have a warm-up, please arrive by 2.30pm.

Racing typically concludes by 5pm, with our weekly prize giving.

Communications

All announcements regarding racing, locations, and weather cancellations are made via email to all members (from our RevolutioniseSport platform) and the club’s Facebook Page.

There is also a Facebook Group where you can ask questions or get involved