Let’s Race Blackburn Program is a program for juniors aged 7 to 14 who want to learn about track and road 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 2019 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 on the track program and straight line sprints, handicaps, hill climbs and path rides during the road program with other like-mined juniors. Along the way, your mentors and coaches will step you through the basic skills, tactics and events of track and road racing, empowering you with the confidence and knowledge you need to know about racing on the track and road.
Cost: $99.00 per person and includes:
- Annual racing membership
- 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 https://blackburncyclingclub.teamapp.com/events
on each Thursday night event. Once you have registered, email email@example.com
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 4th April 2019. At this time it will be reviewed and the Road Program dates be promoted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 http://www.cyclelink.com.au/
Blackburn Cycling Club Velodrome, 298 Burwood Highway, Burwood East