A number of people have shown an interest in racing after coming across this site, so I'll attempt to provide some information of what is coming up.
Summer is the criterium season, with the races being from 20mins to 40mins in length depending on the grade. These are run by the various Clubs and you can just nominate on the morning. Melville-Fremantle (www.mfcc.org.au ) have theirs in the Kardinya area while Northern Districts (www.northerndistrictscycleclub.com) run some in Wangara and Osborne Park. The next one is January 4th at the Wangara circuit - check the NDCC web site for more details. To ride these you must either have a Cycling Australia licence, or take out a day licence.
If you want to see some good fast racing, the Perth Criteriums held over the January long weekend are well worth watching - Joondalup, Leederville, Victoria Park and Perth Esplanade - keep an eye on the paper or check the Tri Events website as they are organising these.
If criteriums don't appeal, there are plenty of Time Trials on, simply check www.atta.asn.au - distances vary, with the average being 40km. You can nominate from the link on the calendar.
Longer road events start again in March.
Anyone is welcome to join in on Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30pm - 'Old Star's night'! Don't let the name put you off, as the ages range from very young to very old. All new comers are looked after and groups are given equal time on the Track. This is a mixed session, but once the Track racing season has finished, approx end March, then Women only sessions will be run when the Track is available. Tuesday evenings generally consists of a 'warmup' in a pace line either behind the motor bike or simply a string of riders, and then broken into grades later so that each group will get a mini race of some sort. Tuesday is about teaching skills to ride on the Track,and becoming familiar with the types of racing so you can then progress to racing on Friday nights.
Hopefully this helps, but if you require any further information feel free to use the email address on this web site or you may contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
If anyone is interested for this Sunday - Dec 7th Bob has the Track from 2-4pm, but please email him if you wish to attend (email@example.com) . Unfortunately the January session is off,(the previous post) as the Track will now be closed until January 5th.