NEW LET'S RACE TRACK PROGRAM

9 OCT 2018 | BY ANDREW FITZGERALD

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New to Blackburn, the Let’s Race Blackburn Track Program is a program for juniors aged 7 to 14 who want to learn about track cycling in a fun and relaxed environment at your local cycling club under the guidance and support of nationally qualified coaches.

What is the difference between the Let’s Race Program & a general Come & Try Day? They are a very similar program but the Let’s Race program is a National Program delivered by the Club on behalf of Cycling Australia & Cycling Victoria, over six weeks by accredited/qualified coaches. The cost of the six program is generally $110.00ea, but the club is subsidising the cost to $99.00ea for 2018 and this cost also includes the riders 2019 Cycling Australia and Blackburn Cycling Club 12 month Race Licence Membership, plus other bonus’ listed below.

The cycling program is aimed at beginners, specifically developed for young people and is a fun and interactive learning experience that teaches kids/juniors to race and ride safely.

Laugh your way through time trials, flying 200’s and team pursuits with other like-mined juniors. Along the way, your track mentors and coaches will step you through the basic skills, tactics and events of track racing, empowering you with the confidence and knowledge you need to know about riding the track and progressing into racing.

Cost: $99.00 per person and includes:
- Annual racing membership
- Free use of club track bike
- Bidon
- Musette bag
- Fresh water bottle
- Fun prizes
- Certificate of Completion
- 1x free junior development training pass (value $10)
- Junior development pathway (JDP) opportunity.

Participants are expected to:
- Have a roadworthy bike (bring if you want)
- Have an Australian standards helmet (By law you are required to wear a helmet at all times on a bike, the helmet must have the Australian Standard sticker AS/NZS 2063 intact or you will not be able to wear that helmet).
-Be able to confidently ride a bike.

Clothes: Cycling shorts or pants, no loose clothing or thongs, a top with sleeves and runners or bike shoes. Bring a jacket and track pants in case the weather is cool.

Pedals or Cleats welcome.

Registration for the Let’s Race program is via https://blackburncyclingclub.teamapp.com/events on each Thursday night event. Once you have registered, email info@bbn.org.au and supply the following details: Full Name of Rider, Age of child, Email address, Emergency contact details & Booking Ticket Number.

The Let’s Race Blackburn Track Program is a 6 week program. The program will run throughout Term 4/2018, first program beginning on 18th October 2018. The second program will begin on 29th November
Each session will run from 6.30pm – 8.00pm approximately. Riders register attendance from 6.00pm and start on the track at 6.30pm under the guidance of a coach.

Riders are welcome to join the program on any date as the program will run continuously during October – March (short break over Christmas & New Year) so riders will be given an opportunity to complete the program and receive a competency certificate. From April on, the Let’s Race Blackburn Road Program will commence and may include some further track sessions.

The second program will begin in Term 4 on the 29th November 2018 and continue into January 2019. Further 2019 dates will be published in the near future.

Inexperienced junior members who have not yet advanced to the Wednesday evening training session are welcome to attend the Let’s Race Track Program. Those riders will be assessed week by week to ensure they have an opportunity to continue on the JDP.

INTRODUCE A FRIEND TO THE LET’S RACE PROGRAM AND YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A PRIZE! To be entered into the draw to win a prize, email your name and contact details along with your friends booking details to info@bbn.org.au and mark attention LET’S RACE DRAW. Draw to occur every 6 weeks, beginning on 22/11/2018

The Let’s Race Blackburn Track Program is Proudly Sponsored & Supported by:
- Cycling Victoria www.vic.cycling.org.au
- Blackburn South Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank www.bendigobank.com.au/public/community/our-branches/blackburn-south
- 2000 watts indoor cycling studio www.2000watts.com.au
- Wizard Plumbing Australia www.plumberandgasfitters.com.au/wizard-plumbing-australia-pty-limited-8936.html
- Cyclelink Bayswater www.cyclelink.com.au



Location

Blackburn Velodrome, 298 Burwood Hwy, East Burwood, Victoria

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