Junior CyclistBayBUG doesn’t run rides that specifically cater to riders under 16, however another organisation in the local area called Neo Cycling Club¬†does.

To find out more, or to make contact, visit the Neo Cycling website. They are happy to assist if you are having difficulty transitioning your child to riding without training wheels.

Junior rides (material supplied by Junior Cyclist)

Start
Warmer Months (October to March)

Tuesday & Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm – training under lights
Sunday from 3pm to 5pm – events with a focus on having fun
At Lidcombe Oval and Velodrome (all activities in a car-free environment)

Cooler Months (April to September)

Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm – training under lights
Lidcombe Oval and Velodrome (all activities in a car-free environment)
Sunday gates open 2pm, first event from 3pm – events have a focus on having fun
Lansdowne Reserve, Lansdowne (all activities in a car-free environment)

Distance Depends on rider ability; training drills and racing are typically short followed by brief resting periods
Grade No minimum age – any junior rider who can ride without training wheels, through to advanced junior racers; riders are graded and grouped by ability
Type of bike Any bike in good working order will do. All new riders should start with whatever bike they already have. Resist buying a new bike if your child already has a bike.

There is no need to go out and buy expensive new equipment, as you will discover junior bike requirements are very different to adults.

Coaches The coaches and officials have over 100 years of combined experience developing cycle skills for new riders, particularly very young riders. They include accredited coaches, commissaires and racers in most cycling disciplines.
Contact For further information, call Stelio Pappas 0431 814 917 (before 9pm)