Our development programme is designed to give riders the skills and confidence to compete in cycle racing on both the track and road.
CCCC introduces its young athletes to the sport at the “grass roots level” through its Road Racing Clinic mentored by Tokyo Olympian Mick Hollingworth at Glenvale Crescent on a Sunday morning in the summer. One of our JDP coaches, Rob Koroknai, runs the clinic at winter road races and Casey fields to ensure the club provides year round opportunities for all newbies.
Racing opportunities include CCCC’s junior track racing on Saturday afternoons in summer, and weekend junior clinics as part of the club’s regular racing events.
You do not need to be in the Junior Development Program to compete in these events, however those who are in the Junior Development Programme are expected to participate in club racing when they achieve the necessary competence and confidence.
For information on junior/novice criterium, road and track racing organised by the club, please check the calendar.
Note: For all age-group junior racing, riders must adhere to gear restrictions specified by Cycling Australia.
For health and development reasons, CCCC recommends juniors race on the required gear restrictions for all races.
For comprehensive description and explanation of the gear rollout restrictions refer to the following pages:
- Junior Gear / Rollout restrictions summary
- Why limit the rollout?
- Which gear combinations?
- Achieving the correct rollout (bike setup)
- Junior Road Bikes – maximising the available gears