Let's Race – Inspiring Kids to Race

Thu, 20 Dec 2018
from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Posted: over 1 year ago
Updated: over 1 year ago by Andrew FITZGERALD
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Time zone: Melbourne
Reminder: 6 hours before
Ends: 08:00pm (duration is about 3 hours)

Thursday 20th December Let’s Race Blackburn Track Program will be combined with the Twilight Race meet on this night. Arrive at 5.30pm to register for 6pm start. See event listed as Twilight Racing on 20/12/18. There is no cost /charge for juniors on 20/12/18 who have prepaid for the 6 week program.

This program is 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 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
- 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 and 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 on each Thursday night event. Once you have registered, email 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 and Term 1/2019 beginning on Thursday evening 18th October. The program will run every Thursday evening unless cancelled due to an unforseen reason, i.e. inclement weather. No sessions between 21/12/18 – 11/01/19 due to Christmas and New Year holiday break. Let’s Ride Track will resume on Thursday 17/01/19 and will continue every Thursday until 28/03/19. At this time it will be reviewed and April dates may be considered.

Each session will run from 6.30pm – 8.00pm approximately. Riders register attendance from 6.00pm and start on the track at 6.30pm.
Riders are welcome to join the program on any Thursday as the program will run continuously other than stated above. All riders will be given an opportunity to complete the program and receive their competency certificate. In addition, from April on the Let’s Race Blackburn Road Program will commence.

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 and mark attention LET’S RACE DRAW. Draw to occur at the end of every month.

Once the Let’s Race 6wk Program is completed, junior riders advance to the J-Cycle Program where they have an opportunity to learn, develop and enhance their race cycle skills. Inexperienced junior members who have not yet advanced to the Wednesday evening training session are welcome to attend the J-Cycle Program. Those riders will be assessed week by week to ensure they have an opportunity to continue on the junior development pathway.

The Let’s Race Blackburn Track Program is Proudly Sponsored & Supported by:
- Cycling Victoria
- Blackburn South Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank
- 2000 watts indoor cycling studio
- Wizard Plumbing Australia
- Cyclelink Bayswater


Blackburn Velodrome, East Burwood Reserve, 298 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East


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