Sydney Uni Velo Club was formed in 2010 as a road cycling club dedicated to the ongoing development and enjoyment of its riders, whether for fitness, personal goals or competitive reasons. We are affiliated with Cycling NSW and the national governing body Cycling Australia.
We are also a club within the Sydney University Sports and Fitness (SUSF) organisation and SUVelo members receive the benefits of belonging to SUSF. While many of our members are or have been students at Sydney University, this is not a prerequisite for membership. We have graded training rides most days and regular social events, and welcome new and prospective members to join us on our Friday coffee rides (see Join a Ride).
We are proud of our racing pedigree and have a strong presence at many racing venues. As well as our own Racing@SUVelo program, we are one of very few clubs that provides pathways to both womens and mens elite teams with whom we have close associations. In 2017, the Club partnered with the NSW Institute of Sport to create a new National Road Series women’s team, NSWIS-Sydney Uni, which immediately experienced success at the women’s Tour Down Under. Now known as Sydney Uni-Staminade the team continues to perform strongly in the National Road Series and other elite events. Team Nero Bianchi was founded as Nero Racing in 2016 and has rapidly evolved into one of Australia’s most successful teams in the National Road Series and now also racing in UCI events in the Asia-Pacific region.
Of course no-one is required to race, but many of our members are actively involved in racing, and there is strong competitive spirit across our bunches. While we cater to a wide range of cycling abilities and experience, prospective members should at a minimum have previously ridden in a bunch and have appropriate equipment (see Join a Ride).
We have a progressive committee that works very hard to create a compelling and modern performance cycling environment leveraging social media and a team app to connect club members and celebrate our shared successes.
President – Virginia Woods
Secretary – David Lloyd
Treasurer – Rob Even
Club Captain – Ian Schmidt
Race Secretary – Emlyn Simpson
Club Commissaire – Andrew Duggan
Women’s Racing – Lisa Antill
Sponsorship – Angus Wilson
Student Representative – Phoebe Kee
Rider Development – Nic Papas
IT – John Twyman
Social Media – Victoria McNeill
Club Kit – Richard Scriven
To focus on rider development, fostering a healthy performance culture that inspires members to strive and achieve their cycling goals whether that is for fitness, skills improvement or racing achievements, in a friendly and inclusive environment.
To be a premier club in the Sydney cycling community, respected for its approach to cyclist development and discipline towards on-road safety, while being widely recognised for its continual racing success.
SUVelo is committed to delivering on our mission and vision as we work on our key strategic initiatives of:
Member communication & management
Women’s participation in cycling