COME & TRY Track Sessions
15 FEB 2016 | BY ANDREW FITZGERALD
Spread the Word, Come and Try track session are available every Saturday. The session will encompass the development of Novice/Skills Training/Racing Sessions.
This skills training & racing session is provided primarily for riders new to track cycling. Adult riders are welcome to attend!
The sessions are run from October through to the end of March each year (traditional summer track season. On Saturdays, registration is at 11am with the session running from 11:30am – 12:30pm and a FREE Come and Try for 1st timers is available. Track Bike provided for FREE too. Normally $5ea every session. If a member the loan bike is free too.
Thursday evening novice sessions ($5ea) is also available, registration is at 6pm, with the session running from 6:30pm – dusk depending on Day Light Savings) at Blackburn’s East Burwood Velodrome situated at East Burwood Reserve, 298 Burwood Hwy Burwood East VIC 3151.
The club thanks RACV for supporting this program and we look forward to working with them to improve road safety and increase health & fitness within the community. The objectives of each session are:
•To improve road safety and the health, fitness and wellbeing of our youth;
•To help riders new to track (velodrome) cycling become competent and confident enough to join into other club training sessions and compete on race days in a safe manner;
•To provide a training session for riders to focus on skills rather than strength and speed;
•To provide a non-intimidating training and skills session that new riders feel comfortable in attending – and enjoy enough to come back; plus
•To provide a forum where riders can ask questions on technique, racing tactics or cycling in general.
Other than Saturday 1st timers, for insurance reasons, it is required that all participants have an appropriate Cycling Australia licence. This is available via the club website (see the Membership details for licence information).