Cyclo Cross comes to Sydney – January 30th Unanderra Velodrome


Following agreement with Cycling Australia, Cycling NSW has provided approval for the Illawarra Cycling Club to conduct three (3) Cyclo-cross events on a trial basis within the grounds of the Unanderra Velodrome. The proposed dates being:

Race 1  30th Janaury 2010,

Race 2 (Date TBA)

Race 3  (Date TBA)

Race Start Times will  be 4:00PM    entry fee $10.00

Cyclo-cross is a discipline generally conducted over a 2.5 to 3.5 circuit, (may be less for these trial events) including clearings, roads, country lanes and paths through forests. The riders have to do several laps of the circuit over a period of no more than an hour. To make their way along steep paths, muddy tracks and artificial obstacles, sometimes the riders even have to carry their bikes.

This discipline, which is splendid in itself, is at the same time an unbeatable school of cycling, where you have to combine riding technique, courage and the peak of physical fitness. Technical back up is allowed, which is one of the main differences with mountain bike disciplines.

Cyclo cross is generally regarded as a winter sport across Europe with many professional road riders using the discipline as cross training to maintain their fitness in readiness for their summer road racing campaigns.

To gauge support for these trial events both current Cycling Australia and 2010 Mountain Bike members will be permitted to compete in these 3 events under the Cycling Australia Insurance cover.


For these trials standard racing bikes and mountain bikes to be used, with or without gears. All bikes are to be assessed as being in sound working condition and must have a front and rear working brake attached. These trial events have been approved as Category 4 events (Open Invitation) with entries permitted to be made to the club on the day.

If you are U19 category or over and yearning to try something different contact Phil Jones, Illawarra Cyling Club for more information at Event rules will be explained to riders on the day.


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