VCC Novice Program

2018 Autumn Novice Program

Now Accepting Registrations! 

The 2018 Spring Novice Program will commence with an information session on Friday 16 March followed by 6 training sessions on Tuesdays starting on 20 March. Numbers are limited to a total of 20.

The course cost is $150 (+ A Cycling Australia Ride or Race licence) and includes a Vikings club jersey.

If you would like more information send an email to

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 without pushing them beyond their comfort zones. As such we can 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 race a go when you are ready.
  • Clip in pedals are highly recommended, though not mandatory