Junior Cycling as a Sport

Through QuadC, Carnegie Caulfield CC has the most complete junior riding program in Australia. We offer specialised clinics and programs from 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 coaching programs take place at Packer Park Velodrome in Carnegie, on Beach Rd, at Sandown Park, our criterium circuit at Glenvale Crescent in Mulgrave and also during allotted times at Darebin International Sports Center (DISC) indoor velodrome.

Our coaching panel includes some of Australia’s most successful coaches using tried and true methods of athlete development. All QuadC cyclists will have access to the coaching staff through Training Peaks platform and our regular sessions allow kids to get the most out of the sport.

To get started we offer “Come and Try” coached sessions most weeks. The free 4 week AusCycling Trial Membership and $15 sessional fee ensures that there are few barriers in the way to access the worlds most adventurous sport.

Once started, children and families can purchase club membership for as little as $95 for the year. For more information please contact: quadc@carnegiecycling.com.au

QuadC Pathways

Novice and Junior Programs 

  • 8 to 18 years old
  • Tuesday night – at home training
  • 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, Carnegie
    • Novice & Junior 5.15pm to 6.30pm
    • Junior Training Squad 6.30pm to 8.00pm
  • Saturday morning – Beach Road/Cycle Path
    • Coached rides for Junior Development Squad
    • 8.30am parents and kids are encouraged to go for a ride on safe and low traffic roads
  • Sunday morning – Glenvale Cres, Mulgrave
    • Scheduled during daylight savings
    • 8.30am Novice Clinic 
    • 9.00am Graded Open Races 

How to follow the QuadC Training Program

All QuadC members will be given their own *free Training Peaks Account where weekly sessions and activities are published. This on-line tool  allows coaches to set personalised programs, timetable training and set competitive goals in a readily visible way for parents and children. Families can also follow the progress of their little cyclists through this training diary.

QuadC members can follow this link to create a free Training Peaks account linked to the QuadC Program: Training Peaks QuadC Program

QuadC operates a WhatsApp group for updates related to weather, events and activities.

Novice & Junior Group (5:15pm Thursdays)

  • Ride your own bike (MTB, Road Bike, Cyclocross) or Club Track Bikes
  • Includes Tuesday Racing, monthly sessions at Darebin Inetrnational Sports Centre (indoor velodrome) on Fridays
  • Activities:
    • Entry level riding
    • Skill Introduction
    • Bike Safety
    • Bike Maintenance
    • Introduction to Road Racing
    • Introduction to Cyclocross Racing
    • Introduction to Track
  • Goals:
    • Participation in Club Races, Schools Races and Great Victorian Bike Ride

Junior Training Squad (6:30pm Thursdays)

  • U15 to U19
  • Mostly on track bikes
  • Qualified Coaches
  • Includes Tuesday Racing, monthly sessions at Darebin Inetrnational Sports Centre (indoor velodrome) on Friday
  • Activities:
    • Learn to Race
    • Skill Development
  • Goals:
    • Participation in Club and State Races (Road, Track, Crit, CX)
    • Participation in National Junior Track Series (NJTS)

Junior Development Squad (Endurance Track & Road)

  • Invited riders from end of second-year-U15, U17, U19
    • Able to mechanically manage track bikes
    • Assessed by JDS coaches
  • Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC), Thornbury on Wednesday nights
  • Personalised Coaching
  • Coached Weekend Rides
  • Goals:
    • Athlete Development
    • Racing skills
    • Physical training
    • Participation in State and National Races

Junior Development Squad (Road Squad)

  • Invited riders from U15, U17, U19
  • Packer Park Road Bike Sessions on Tuesday nights
  • Coached Weekend Ride
  • Includes Participation in Club Crits
  • Goals:
    • Athlete Development
    • Racing skills
    • Physical training
    • Participation in State and National Races

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

Junior Cyclocross

  • U11 to U17
  • Participation in Junior CX around Melbourne

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 and 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 and programs.

Safety and Accreditation

All CCCC Coaches meet criteria for AusCycling Coaching Accreditation, whcih includes Working With Children Checks.

CCCC adheres to the AusCycling Child Safe Sport Policy and Code of Behaviour.  The nature of cycling requires that parents will need to be present during our training, coaching and racing activities. Contact with children other than your own is likely during these sessions. As per the Policy and Code, all parents who will be present at these activities must have a valid Working With Children Check.

CCCC Race Entry Portal

Juniors FAQ

Information about Junior Equipment needed for riding

Creating a free QuadC Training Peaks Account for your Child

Junior Racing Seasons and Calendar

Glenvale Crit Racing Kids
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