VCC Novice Program

2019 Autumn Novice Program (now formally closed, but put your name down for Spring!)

The 2019 Vikings Cycling Club Autumn Novice Program will commence on Tuesday 2 April and run for 6 weeks (with a week off between Easter and ANZAC Day). This will involve one coached session per week on Tuesday mornings at the Stomlo Forest Park criterium circuit. Sessions will start at 6am and run until about 7:15am. There will also be opportunities to come together at some of the clubs regular bunch rides, including the famous Friday morning ‘Norman’.

Numbers for the Autumn program will be limited to approximately 15 and the cost will be $150 for participants.

You will also need to have a Cycling Australia “Ride +” or “Race” licence. Make sure you select Vikings Cycling Club ACT as your affiliated club.

If you have further questions or would like to be put on a list of interested parties for the Spring Novice Program, please send an email to Sam Cuninghame at:

About the Novice Program

The Novice Program is aimed at bringing new riders into the world of road cycling and racing.

The program has been running since 2006 and has proved its ability to prepare riders for a safe and successful first season of racing. We will teach you about safety, bunch riding skills, and race tactics while also helping to motivate you to improve your fitness.

There is a focus on progression at a pace that challenges the individual. We cater to many different abilities and the program has successful club riders as well as those who’ve gone on to international fame. But most importantly the program is about meeting fellow cyclophiles and having a lot of fun.

The Novice Program is perfect for you if:

  • you own a road bike with drop handlebars
  • you ride your bike regularly and are keen to improve skills, fitness and confidence
  • you would like to give a racing a go when you are ready.
  • Clip in pedals are highly recommended, though not mandatory

Come ride with us.