VCC Novice Program

2018 Spring Novice Program

The 2018 Vikings Spring Novice Program will likely commence in mid-September and run for approximately 9 weeks. This will involve one coached session per week, with two groups running; one on Tuesday mornings and one on Thursday mornings. Sessions will start at 6am and run until about 7:15am.

Numbers will be limited to approximately 30.

Although yet to be finalised, the full course cost will be in the order of $170.

You will also need to have a Cycling Australia “Ride +” or “Race” licence. http://membership.cycling.org.au 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, please send an email to novice@vikingscycling.org.au

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 racing a go when you are ready.
  • Clip in pedals are highly recommended, though not mandatory