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.
Our racing format is designed so that you can be in-an-out in an hour or so.
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 of all ages are welcome to come along and give it a try.
Lansdowne Reserve, Lansdowne
Our Road Races are run at Lansdowne Reserve, a car-free, purpose-built 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.
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.
Our road racing is split into two unique segments:
For: Younger juniors (generally <12 yrs)
Format: A blend of racing & skills development
Riders will do a 2km Time Trial (TT) – 1 lap of Lansdowne Crit Circuit, as well as a skills event and a short crit / handicap race. Older Neo Junior riders may also stay back and race in the Div 4 crit, if they wish.
Sign-on: 1.00pm – 1.45pm
Race Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
For: Seniors and experienced Juniors
Sign-on: from 2.30pm
Div 4 – 25 min + 1 lap (3.00pm)
Div 3 – 30 min + 1 lap (3.00pm)
Div 2 – 40 min + 1 lap (3.45pm)
Div 1 – 45 min + 1 lap (3.45pm)
Self-select your Division based on rider speed and experience.
Podiums: Div 3/4 3.50pm, Div 1/2 4.45pm.
Warm-up: Div 3/4 can warm up on the track from 2.45/2.50pm by following Junior A around on their ‘bell lap’ (no overtaking). Div 1/2 can warm up on the track by following Div 3/4 around on their ‘bell lap’ (no overtaking) at 3.30pm.
What type of bike?
For Neo Juniors, 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.
Sign-on between 1.00pm – 1.45pm, racing from 2.00pm – 3.00pm.
To ensure you have enough time to sign-on, stick on your number, pump up tyres and have a warm-up, please aim to arrive by 1.30pm.
Sign-on from 2.30pm, racing from 3.00pm – 4.30pm (depending on your Division).
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