Just turn up at any club event with a suitable roadworthy bike and helmet and mention that you are new to cycling. The Vikings Cycling Club is affiliated with Cycling ACT (CACT), and through it Cycling Australia (CA). If you don’t yet have a race licence you can purchase either a Race Starter Kit or a Race One Week licence preferably before race day when you have reliable Internet access. Bring along your electronic proof of purchase and let the registration desk know that you’re new and they will help you work out your grade. You can view our calender of upcoming events online.
For Novice Cyclists
Do not worry that everyone else may be faster than you. Even elite cyclists were beginners once. Participation is what counts. Races are conducted for men, women, juniors and veterans. If you are a novice rider we can arrange a friendly coaching session and mentoring so you know someone at your first race. Contact us to get involved!
The Vikings have pioneered the Novice Road Cycling Program, based on the Bilbys tri club’s successful model. This program is held in Spring leading into the Summer criterium season. During the program we’ll take you through bike road safety, bunch riding, skills, tactics, teams, training, stretching and nutrition – when we’ve finished, you’ll have all the skills needed to tackle a bike race!On Fridays throughout most of the year the club runs a bunch ride for Novice Cyclists.