Sydney University Velo Club is proving to be the most successful club in Sydney with various inter club and state championships won in 2018. Racing is at the core of the club’s values and we are keen to encourage as many members as possible, men and women, to pin a number on and experience the enjoyment of racing.
What are my options?
If you’re keen to get involved in racing more regularly, no matter your current level, then you could consider our Racing@SUVelo program. Racing@SUVelo aims to promote and support racing across all levels of club members. Whilst elite level racing is, and will always be important, we recognise that getting club members racing across all grades is at the core of cycling in NSW and Australia.
The club actively encourages those who have never raced before to give it a go, and to help members who already race become better racers. The focus of Racing@SUVelo is encouraging members to pin a number on whether at open races, club races, Masters racing, Gran Fondos, on the track or elsewhere. This is about getting our club out racing. All that is required of you is that you are keen to race regularly – regardless of whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro.
Racing@SUVelo is also focussed on the development of riders, providing them with a pathway within the sport. Through the support of race mentors and club mates we are keen to see everyone improve. All you require is a current Cycling Australia Race Membership.
How will the club support you?
- SUVelo organises monthly Club Crits at Heffron Park, and our members are strongly encouraged to attend where possible
- Racing@SUVelo allows like minded club racers to train and race together, targeting specific events where mentoring and event organisation will be provided.
- We have private social media networks, where racing can be organised and stories and successes shared
- There is also an option to buy exclusive racing kit
What about Elite and NRS level racing?
SUVelo has a proud history of being one of the few clubs that has fielded Men’s and Women’s NRS club teams. We want to keep supporting this high level of racing and in 2019 we will continue our partnership with Team Nero Bianchi Racing on the Men’s NRS side, and our Sydney Uni-Staminade squad on the Women’s NRS side. Both teams grew out of the club and are now successful standalone entities providing a pathway to the next level for club members with the desire and ability to progress.
So what do I do next?
If you are interested in racing regularly and are willing to join your club mates in a collegiate and fun environment to attend races in 2019, then great! Read our Racing@SUVelo Code of Conduct.