New to racing?

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.

Read more about our types of races and tips for novice crit racers.