All the Vikings rides this festive season!

December 17, 2023

Over the Christmas and New Year’s season, we’ve pulled together all the upcoming rides so you can plan your summer break or your Festive 500 rides!

Check our socials for any last minute changes.

  • Little Pickle is closed from 2pm Friday 22 December and reopens Monday 15 January 2024
  • SuperCrits return Thursday 4 January 2024
  • Track training returns Saturday 6 January 2024
  • Track racing returns Monday 8 January 2024

Week starting Monday 18 December 2023

🎄 Christmas track carnival – Monday 18 December🎄
The Christmas handicap trophy is up for grabs on Monday, plus there will be a sausage sizzle and prizes for the juniors. Oh, and Santa might even show up!!! From 5pm at the Narrabundah velodrome – sign up now.

🎄 Women’s Christmas ride – 6am Tuesday 19 December 🎄 
We aren’t expecting Santa to show up on our special edition Women’s Christmas Social ride, but we do expect lots of smiles, gaudy Christmas jerseys and festive cheer! Leaving at the usual ANU meeting spot at 6am, and the club will be shouting everyone coffee ☕️ afterwards at the Little Pickle.

🚴 Majura Wasabi – 6am Wednesday 20 December 🚴‍♀️
Not everyone is on holidays yet, so Majurasabi will be running as usual from the ANU from 6am. You can still wear those Christmas jerseys!

🏁 Final 2023 SuperCrit – from 5:50pm Thursday 21 December 🏁 
Round 11 will be our final crit for 2023, the season will take a brief break and then return on Thursday 4 January 2024.

🎄 Christmas Norman – 6am Friday 22 December 🎄 
The Sprinter’s Norman will run as usual on Friday 22 December from the ANU, except it won’t be the TGA sprint everyone will be competing for, but who has the best Christmas outfit (extra points for decorating your bike). Everyone who turns up will win though, as the club will be putting on treats afterwards! You buy the coffee, we’ll buy the banana bread!

🎄 Christmas Eve Condor Creek PROD – 7am Sunday 24 December 🎄 
The Condor Creek PROD will depart the ANU from 7am on Sunday 24 December, meeting the southsiders at the intersection of Swallowtail and Cotter roads at 7:35am. This is your chance to get some kilometres in early for the Festive 500 and pre-burn off those Christmas calories!

Week starting Monday 25 December 2023

⚠️ Check the later start times for the rides ⚠️

🪨 Alt Gravelsabi – 7am Wednesday 27 December 🪨
We will be holding a special end-of-year Gravelsabi route through Ainslie and Majura Pines on Wednesday 27 December. Leaving a little bit later at 7am (because it’s the holidays!), the group will head out for an anti-clockwise Ainslie loop before adding on some extra kilometres through Majura Pines. Coffee at where the group can find open afterwards.

🚴 Belcosabi – 7am Wednesday 27 December 🚴‍♀️
For those who didn’t get a gravel bike for Christmas, the road Wasabi is heading out at 7am on the Wednesday. The route is Belcosabi, but for those feeling adventurous or need to get extra kilometres, then there is the option of adding in Majura Parkway for double the kudos!

💕 Double Norman – 7am Friday 29 December 💕 
In our yearly tradition, we will be heading out at 7am for a Norman with all the trimmings! The usual bunches will head out to do the TGA loop before turning left back up Mugga Way to loop around and climb Red Hill too. Keeping both sprinters and climbers happy! Coffee will need to be workshopped on the day, as the Little Pickle is closed – mostly likely one of the cafes on Lonsdale Street.

🎉 NYE Extended Sutton Loop PROD – 7am Sunday 31 December 🎉 
The final chance to achieve Festive 500, the PROD will be doing the extended Sutton Loop. The Little Sutton Bakehouse is closed, so it is recommended that the group head to The Knox in Watson for their post ride coffee and treat!

Week starting Monday 1 January 2024

🎆 Happy new year everyone! We hope it is full of great rides. 🎆

This week our rides return to their usual times. Coffee still needs to be workshopped on the day as the Little Pickle is still closed.

🚴 Majura Wasabi – 6am Wednesday 3 January 🚴‍♀️

🏁 SuperCrits Round 12 – From 5:50pm Thursday 4 January 🏁

🚴‍♀️ TGA Norman – 6am Friday 5 January 🚴 

🚴‍♂️ Track training – returns Saturday 6 January 🚴‍♂️

🚵‍♀️ Mountain Creek Road PROD – 7am Sunday 7 January 🚵‍♀️

🏁 Track racing – returns Monday 8 January 🏁