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Junior Activities

The Canberra Cycling Club Juniors range from Under 7 years to Under 19 years.  As a club we are very excited to be able to provide such a great junior program for our members.

Summer Training

Stromlo Forest Park Criterium Circuit

There will be Junior training sessions on Wednesday nights, starting at 4:30pm commencing on 14th of October 2020. Registration is not required for Junior training sessions.

The Summer Criterium series

Stromlo Forest Park Criterium Circuit

Commences on Wednesday 14th October. Juniors Racing is usually at 5:15 after the Junior training session.

Juniors will be able to race either Junior HC (Handicapped) or for the more experienced riders, Junior Whites.

Criterium Race Information/Registration

All of the main event details are on our Criterium Information page. Week by week updates are posted to our FaceBook page.

This year all those racing Junior categories will have to register through EntryBoss before 3pm on the day.

Race entry for junior categories is free. 

Juniors who race in the ‘open’ grades where prizemoney is awarded are not eligible for free entry.

Timings

Always check the Summer Crit Calendar on our Crit Info Page for updated times week to week. Usually, the junior times are as follows:

  • Juniors Training (U15 & below)   1630-1705
  • Junior HC race (U13 & below)*   1715-1730
  • Junior White (U15-U17)

Equipment

There are no requirements for Juniors training sessions other than bikes must in a roadworthy, safe condition and have drop bars (not flat bars).

Exceptions to the drop bar requirement will be made for Participation and riders under 7 years of age. 

Riders must also have properly fitting helmets and appropriate enclosed footwear. Gloves are a good idea too, as the occasional spill is inevitable.  We encourage parents of smaller riders to ensure their children can easily reach the brakes on their bike.  If they cannot reach the brakes while in the drops or on the hoods it is highly recommended to get a set of top brake levers fitted, just for their own confidence and safety.

If racing, particularly Junior Whites, there are Technical Regulations pertaining to gearing/rollout distance as well as limitations on wheel design/materials and handlebars.  We have included some details on our main Junior page, and the Cycling Australia website has all the details.

It is usually the gearing limitations that riders need to get sorted, but occasionally we have riders turning up with non-compliant wheelsets or handlebars.

The reasons the regulations are there is to ensure safety, physical development and fairness amongst the junior riders.

For Technical Regulations please see the Cycling Australia webpage/About CA/Rules & Policies/Technical Regulations/Road & Track .pdf  – See Section 1.05 in particular.

For further information please contact [email protected]