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Return to Bunch Riding and Racing
June 17, 2020
ACT Health have announced that with some caveats, we can start riding in groups again from Friday Lunchtime.That meansWasabi is back (Wednesday mornings)The Norman is back (Friday Mornings)There will be a PROD on Sunday CACT have revised the racing Calendar for the Season, starting THIS WEEKEND 21 June – Road Race 1 – Stromlo -> Condor Ck19 July – ACT Crit Championships – SFP26 July – Gravel Race 1 – Uriarra2 August – ACT Road Race Championships – Naas Rd9 August – Road Race 2 – Corin Classic16 August – ACT Time Trial Championship (North of Tharwa)22/23 August – Women’s and Junior’s Festival6 Sept – Road Race 3 – Lookup Hill handicap (VCC Champs)20 Sept – Gravel Race 2 (Location TBA)27 Sept – Road Race 4 – Uriarra Roubaix18 Oct – Time Trial (Location TBA)25 Oct – ACT Gravel Champs (Location TBA)1 Nov – ACT Hill Climb Championship (Cotter -> Stromlo)8 Nov – Road Race 5 – Uriarra Scratch15 Nov – Road Race 6 – South of Tharwa (CCC Champs)29 Nov – Road Race 7 – Honeysuckle Hammer A reminder – All racing must be pre-registeredLink for this weekend’s race is here: https://entryboss.cc/races/4905Full Calendar with links can be found on the CACT website herehttps://cycling.org.au/act/eventsAnd the VCC Calendar will be updated soon....
Track Training Update
May 23, 2020
It is with great pleasure that the Viking Cycling Club is announcing a return to velodrome racing. Attached is all the information you need to know. http://www.vikingscycling.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-guidelines-final-.pdf...
Vikings Cycling Club COVID update May 2020
May 19, 2020
As we enter the next phase of the COVID crisis it’s a good time to remind members of how the Club is managing the situation to ensure we play our part in helping the community get through these times. Although further changes were introduced over the weekend, this will still not allow the close spaced bunch rides and racing that we are used to. The Canberra Clubs, CACT and CA have worked with the ACT Government and agree that the ACT has moved to Level B in the AIS “Framework for rebooting sport” Level B is: Avoid cycling in slipstream of others — maintain 10m from cyclist in front. Avoid packs of greater than 2 (including motorcycle derny). To reiterate, the current Club position is that no organised events are allowed, including bunch rides like Wednesday Wasabi, Friday Norman, track and racing. Further, the club advises that members should follow the government guidelines and ride indoors, solo or in pairs, maintaining social distance of 1.5m (or 1 person per 4 square meters). If you’re exhibiting symptoms stay away. Recently we’ve noticed an increase in members returning to familiar Wednesday Wasabi and Friday Norman rides in larger numbers and informally organising other bunch rides. While the temptation to get back to normality is high for everybody, it’s important to be aware that bunch riding is still not recommended by the current guidelines and therefore is not condoned by the club, by Cycling ACT or Cycling Australia. Cycling Australia’s insurance, that covers all club members, is likely to be affected by ignoring the guidelines which should be a significant concern to all. And remember…wash your hands…if you’re exhibiting symptoms, don’t ride…and snot rockets…Fuhgeddaboudit....
STATEMENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS, RACING AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES
March 17, 2020
Cycling ACT (CACT), Vikings Cycling Club (VCC), Canberra Cycling Club (CCC) STATEMENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS, RACING AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES Cycling Australia has released a statement regarding the Coronavirus, racing and training activities. The full statement can be found HERE Cycling ACT, Vikings Cycling Club and the Canberra Cycling Club support this statement and jointly believe that this is the right course of action for cyclists to reduce the risk presented by the COVID-19 virus, and in particular to do our part to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 infection rates. The clubs have therefore made the difficult decision to cancel all racing and suspend all organised club events until April 13 2020 when the position will be reviewed (if not before). This includes the upcoming Criterium Championships, 2020 road races, and the Vikings social rides like the Norman, PROD and Wednesday Wasabi and all track sessions. If individual club members choose to ride as a group outside of club run events, we recommend adopting the following guidance: ● Do not ride 2 abreast (you are unable to keep the recommended 1.5 metre gap between riders and stay within the road rules) ● Maintain a gap of at least 1.5m to the rider in front of you, including while stopped at intersections ● Limit groups or bunches to 10 or fewer riders ● Ensuring all riders are self-sufficient in case of mechanical issues ● At cafes, maintain appropriate social distancing and keep helmets, gloves and sunglasses away from tables. The implications of, and recommended responses to, the virus are frequently being updated, will be monitored and acted upon accordingly, and we will keep you updated as new information comes to hand. The clubs are keen to ride and race, however, given the current evolving situation, this is a responsible direction to play our part in this crisis. It is important to remember that the insurances and other benefits of your Cycling Australia membership/licence still apply to individual training sessions and rides outside of club organised activities. We encourage all members to remember the following behaviours to help maintain good hygiene: ● Wash hands regularly with hand soap for more than 20 seconds and use fresh paper towels or air blowers to dry hands; ● Use sanitising alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand rub in-between hand washing; ● When coughing or sneezing, ensure that you do so into the fold of your elbow. ● When using a tissue to blow your nose, dispose of the tissue immediately and refrain from placing tissues back into pockets or bags; ● Maintain a safe buffer distance between (1.5 m suggested) to minimise transmission and provide reassurance to others by respecting their space; ● Avoid touching your face with your hands; and ● Do not touch surfaces that may be at risk of being contaminated. Please note these recommendations may be updated frequently over the coming weeks and months, and we encourage people to keep abreast of these expert recommendations – click HERE to access the link....
ACT Criterium Championships 2020
February 26, 2020
Hi AllThe state crit champs are nearly upon us.Entry for the events is to be managed through entryboss.For details, please see here – https://cycling.org.au/act/2020-act-criterium-championships Night 1 – Wednesday 4th March17:30 WMAS3-9 22Mins+2Laps18:30 WU19/WU23/WElite/WMAS1/2 28Mins+2Laps18:35 MMAS1/2 32Mins+2Laps Night 2 – Thursday 5th March17:40 MMAS3/4 40Mins+2Laps18:25 MMAS5/6 35Mins+2Laps Night 3 – Wednesday 11th March (Juniors)17:00 U8 7Mins+1Lap17:15 U9 10Mins+1Lap17:30 U11 12Mins+2Laps17:50 U13 15Mins+2Laps18:10 U15 20Mins+2Laps18:35 U17 25Mins+2Laps Night 4 – Thursday 12th March17:40 MMAS7+ 20Mins+2Laps17:40 U19 30Mins+2Laps18:15 U23/MElite 50Mins+2Laps...
SuperCrits Feb 6th
February 6, 2020
After a discussion with the Race Committee.At this stage, it looks like we are racing tonight Rego Open 1730 Novices/E Grade 1750 25min+2LapsA/B Grade 1820 56min+2LapsC/D Grade 1920 43min+2Laps Sunset 2007...
SuperCrits Jan 23rd Cancelled
January 23, 2020
HI All Stromlo Forest Park is currently closed due to Extreme fire warning level, and a Total Fire Ban.As such, SuperCrits for this week is cancelled.We apologise for the inconvenience....
SuperCrits Help Needed
January 14, 2020
Hi All Jlo is not going to be available for the next few weeks, so we are looking for more helpers to help run SuperCrits (Making the assumptions that we are not stopped by smoke or thunderstorms) A Volunteer register has been setup at this link Please consider helping., just stick your name in the sheet, PM us on Facebook or Twitter, or rock up on the day with a smile and a willingness to help....
SuperCrits 9th January Cancelled
January 8, 2020
SuperCrits Cancelled for Thursday 9th JanuaryHi All.The race committee has met and have decided to again cancel crits for this week, as always, we do what we can, but the weather is a little outside our control.Sorry for the inconvenience....
SuperCrits – January 2nd – Cancelled
January 1, 2020
Looking at the smoke forecast for the next few days, Crits are again cancelled for this week. Maybe next week…...
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