DISC Advanced Training Sessions
On Wednesday nights CCCC offers prospective junior cyclists the opportunity to participate in an advanced track program at the Darebin Indoor Sports Centre.
The session is run on the track with track bikes but provides fundamental learnings for road cyclists as well as track endurance riders and sprinters.
This is the only training program available in Australia that has been attended by international track and road riders, VIS road and track riders, Interstate riders and elite riders from other clubs. The program has been responsible for developing many CCCC road and track State and National
Training in these sessions has been a vital ingredient for many champion road cyclists. This quote from Hamish Ferguson at Trainingpeaks in his article How to use Track Cycling Workouts to Increase Performance on the Road helps explain why. “Road cyclists can take advantage of the way track cyclists race and prepare through utilising similar training methods. Because track cyclists spend a lot of time racing and training at high intensities, this prepares them well for road cycling events that come down sprints, last minute attacks, and key opportunities.”
The sessions at DISC are led by world renowned coach, twice Australian Coach of the Year, and Victorian Hall of Fame Inductee Hilton Clarke AOM.
The prime focus of the training is VO 2 max, strength, strength endurance, lactate tolerance and clearance, and speed. These drills also develop bike handling skills, confidence, bunch skills, and sprinting tactics. For the competitive track rider there is also the opportunity for specific event
Numbers are limited, and participation is available for riders J17 through Masters. Riders from all clubs, with suitable experience, fitness and bike skills are welcome. Joining is through appointment only, with expressions of interest welcome to Hilton Clarke 0417588376 or Doug Moody
Note second year J15s may join the group from June each year dependent upon demonstration of suitable maturity, bike skills, fitness and basic mechanical skills as judged by CCCC coaches.