SUVelo Cycling Club runs a number of events throughout the year. We encourage all of our members to participate in these events, in particular our monthly club crits and social drinks are always popular. In addition to the events listed below we have a strong racing presence and are known for our attendance at local and national races.
Tour Down Under
We like to start the year as we mean to continue – with plenty of riding! We pack our bags (and our bikes) and head down to Adelaide for the Tour Down Under, one of Australia’s greatest stage races. We run daily bunch rides during TDU, as well as post ride coffee/lunches and a few group dinners. The final night is usually a club dinner where we come together for a few drinks to say farewell to Adelaide and to finally rest our tired legs!
Monthly Club Crits
The last Sunday of every month is the SUVelo monthly club crit held at Heffron Park. Typically we have 4 mens grades, A – D and 3 womens grades A – C, with prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd in each grade. The club crit is open to riders from any club as long as they hold a race licence. SUVelo Crits are a popular race on the Sydney Calendar and a great place to test your legs. Every year we run a race series in conjunction with racing clubs around Sydney called Battle of the Bridge. The participating clubs host a round each and the club with the highest point score at the end is crowned winner and claims bragging rights.
SUVelo is a highly active club in the racing community and every year we have a number of members taking part in events such as the B2B, Fitz’s challenge, Amy’s Gran Fondo and the State Team Time Trial. Where possible we try to have a club dinner at these events and encourage and support each others racing efforts.
Quarterly Social Drinks
Around every 2-3 months we hold social drinks, a fun afternoon/evening to have a drink (or two) with your club mates. Usually on a Sunday early afternoon at various venues, stay tuned to socials for event details.
Every October we hold our club champs. The coveted trophy and title of male and female club champion for the year is up for grabs. We race at heffron park and this event is limited to club members only. So get involved and show us watt you’ve got 😉
Kangaroo Valley Training Camp
In November we take the opportunity to get out of the city and put in some serious kms with our Kangaroo Valley Training Camp. A new addition to our events calander but one that we have enjoyed SO much. A weekend of riding the hills of Kangaroo Valley this camp caters for three levels of cyclist, with base, P2 and Race bunches tackling the climbs. Post ride lunches and adventures are arranged on the fly but on Saturday night we hold a club dinner and come together as a group.
Every year we hold a Club Xmas Party to celebrate the year that was. The Club President will reflect on the past year and our achievements together. We typically have four awards that all club members are invited to nominate and we celebrate some amazing achievements by our members.