Club History

Racing was conducted in the middle of the Kyneton Race Course.

1930 – 1965
Racing was around the Top Oval of the Kyneton Showgrounds.

Velodrome was constructed.

Velodrome was declared unsafe in an effort to get some maintenance done.

The Commissioners took over and the Kyneton Shire was amalgamated with the Shires of Gisborne, Romsey and Woodend, to create the new Shire of Macedon Ranges. The Commissioners came close to bulldozing the area but the club members were able to convince them to wait until the new Councillors were elected.

Club members were successful in raising a grant of $100,000 to get the velodrome resurfaced.

Work was completed.

Club reformed as Macedon Ranges Cycling Club. Once the track was resurfaced, interest in cycling increased. This resulted in many members both new and existing re-activating the club, which had become somewhat dormant, whilst the track was not usable. Now with many Dads dusting off their bikes, Mums having a go and enthusiastic young riders benefiting from qualified coaches, the Club began to conduct races on a weekly basis through both track and road seasons.

The Committee decided to expand the Club’s activities to include a social ride calendar to encourage participation of individuals and families wanting to ride as part of a social group.


The Club ceased holding race events due to declining interest and a shortage of member support for managing events. The Committee decided to retain the Club’s interests in the Velodrome to have the option to resume racing activity should there be sufficient interest and resources to do so at a future date. In lieu of racing, the Club expanded its social riding calendar. Club representatives expended significant human resources to establish and maintain links with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council  with a view to promoting cycling in the region.


The Committee made the decision to relinquish the Club’s interest in the Kyneton Velodrome.  The decision was made on the basis that the holding costs associated with the Club’s lease of the velodrome were not justified given racing was unlikely to be resumed; and the poor condition of the track which would require substantial investment to redress. It was decided that the Club would focus on its core business of group rides.