Juniors Cycling Skills Program
Ages 13 – 17 yrs plus a parent
The 8 week program will run on Sunday mornings 8.30 am – 11.00 am. Commencing Sunday 8th April 2018.
Start locations will vary between Gisborne, Woodend and Kyneton. Click on the link below to register.
Our aim is to have juniors and their parents riding safely and confidently on our local roads, with the added benefit of getting to know which roads are good for cycling on, and which roads we tend to avoid.
The workshops will start off with the basics of cycling on road bikes, highlighting obvious (and not so obvious) techniques and tips. Towards the end of the 8 weeks we will focus on some aspects of road racing.
Workshops will run for 2 – 3 hours, depending on our ride distance and speed, plus we generally finish at a coffee shop for a debrief and some welcome recovery. Written information, links to articles and YouTube videos will be emailed out prior to the rides, so we don’t have to spend too long chatting when there’s riding to be done. Equally, we’ll try to keep the distances we ride sensible, allowing everyone to grow their fitness with their skills.
What do you need
- A roadworthy road bike – Mark Horner (0437 354 319) is our friendly bike mechanic or visit your local bike shop.
- Helmet to AS/NZS 2063
- Spare tube to fit your tyre size
- Front and rear bike lights, see Bike Light Review.
- Shoes – firm flat soles
- Cycling gloves for hand protection and comfort
- Clothes – close fitting and light weight (Cycling knicks are highly recommended for comfort)
- Waterbottle (Bidon)
- Food for snacks
- Phone and money for coffee
While the cost is free, from an insurance perspective, we require all participants to be members of Cycling Victoria (http://vic.cycling.org.au/). They have either Ride+ for general membership or Race for those who think they may wish to compete in some racing events. If you nominate Macedon Ranges Cycling Club as your affiliated club you will then become an MRCC member. Note: If you do nominate MRCC as your club please fill out the Club membership form at: Membership Application / Renewal Form so that we have your membership details.
To Register for the Junior Cycling Skills Program Click Below:
*Numbers for the program are limited, but if there is enough interest we will run further programs.