Junior Cycling as a Sport

Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club has the most complete junior riding programs in Australia. We offer specialised clinics and programs covering introductory skills and training to international level elite track and road coaching because we’re passionate about cycling as a sport.

Our focus is on encouraging and supporting cycling as a sport in girls and boys. Our programs take place at Packer Park Velodrome in Carnegie, on Beach Rd and also during allotted times at Darebin International Sports Center indoor velodrome.

We offer “Come and Try” access for a single sessional fee. Club membership is a required to access these programs for the term. Please contact: quadc@carnegiecycling.com.au

Quad C Novice and Junior Program ($15 per week)

  • 8 to 18 years old
  • Tuesday night – at home training
    • Train from home on the in-door wind-trainer (Zwift online platform) with the QuadC ‘virtual’ group ride
  • Tuesday night – Sandown Racetrack, Springvale
    • Scheduled during daylight savings
    • 6.00pm Novice Clinic 12km supervised race
    • 6.30pm Graded Open Races
  • Wednesday night – DISC, Thornbury
    • 7pm Junior Development Squad* (see below)
  • Thursday night – Packer Park Velodrome, Leila Rd, Carnegic
    • Novice 5.15pm to 6.30pm
    • Junior Training Squad 6.00pm to 7.30pm
  • Saturday morning – Beach Road/Cycle Path
    • 8.30am kids and parents ride: Black Rock to south (road or bike path) or Black Rock to Mt Eliza (for more advanced kids)
  • Sunday morning – Glenvale Ave, Mulgrave
    • Scheduled during daylight savings
    • 8.30am Novice Clinic (under guidance of Mick Hollingsworth, Olympian)
    • 9.00am Graded Open Races 

Novice Group (5:15pm Thursdays)

  • Ride your own bike (MTB, Road Bike, Cyclocross)
  • Activities:
    • Entry level riding
    • Skill Development
    • Bike Safety
    • Bike Maintenance
    • Introduction to Road Racing
    • Introduction to Cyclocross Racing
    • Introduction to Track
    • Participation in Club Races, Schools Races and Great Victorian Bike Ride

Junior Training Squad (6pm Thursdays)

  • 8 to 17 years old
  • Mostly on track bikes
  • Qualified Coaches
  • Activities:
    • Learn to Race
    • Skill Development
    • Participation in Club and State Races (Road, Track, Crit, CX)
    • Participation in National Junior Track Series (NJTS)

Junior Development Squad (7pm Wednesdays)

  • Second Year U15, U17, U19 invited riders
    • Able to mechanically manage track bike
    • Assessed by JDS coaches
  • Darebin International Sports Centre, Thornbury
  • Ride your own track bike
  • Qualified Coaches
  • Activities:
    • Racing development
    • Physical training
    • Participation in State and National Races
  • By invitation only
  • *Extra fees apply

Novice Racing

  • 8 to 17 years’ old
  • Glenvale Criterium Circuit, Mulgrave
  • Sunday morning October to April
  • 8.30am to 9.00am (approx. 11km)
  • Road Bike Only
  • Qualified Coaches
  • Activities:
    • Learn bunch riding skills
    • Learn to race
    • Progress to Junior Race Program
  • Bike Set-Up
  • Contact: quadc@carnegiecycling.com.au

Junior Criterium Racing

  • 8 to 17 years’ old
  • Glenvale Criterium Circuit, Mulgrave
    • Sunday morning October to April
    • 9.00am to 9.45am (approx. 20km to 35km)
  • Sandown Race Course, Springvale
    • Tuesday evenings October to April
    • From 6.00pm (approx. 10km to 15km)
  • Road Bike Only
  • Graded Racing
  • Bike Set-Up
  • Contact quadc@carnegiecycling.com.au

Junior Road Racing

Private Junior Coaching

  • Quad C and the Junior Development Squad provides enough activity and oversight for children to progress to their highest potential – having produced state, national and world champions.
  • Our activities are guided by AusCycling Junior Cycling Policy.
  • Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club athletes have entry points into the State and National programs through the Emerging, Developing and Podium Potential AusCycling Track Pathway.
  • Athletes moving through the U17 adn U19 programs may also want to have access to private, more personalised training programs with highly qualified coaches. Speak to us about recommended junior coaches adn programs.