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Overview

Our Club

Coffs Harbour Cycle Club was established over 30 years ago, we currently have over 200 active members, with disciplines in road racing, track and mountain biking. The club has a strong connection to the local community and is well respected within the Cycling NSW broader community, through passionate and dedicated members who engage with, build and foster positive relationships.

Club Meetings

Club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. The executive committee presents its monthly reports and club members can contribute to Club decisions. All club members are encouraged to attend.

CHCC COMMITEE

Keeping the wheels turning

Track Coach

Sue Cameron

Race Director Track & Track Coach

Craig Cameron

Track Coach

Aaron Virieux

Road Club Captain

Scott Walcot

VP Track

Allan Partlin

VP Road

Joel Barker

Treasurer

Hel Parkes

President & Race Director MTB

Ted Fawle

Secretary

Kerry Westwood

Race Director Road

Chris Pratt

Women’s Riding

We’re focused on providing opportunities to encourage more women to join the club and recognise that building confidence and riding skills, offering social opportunities and sharing stories and tips on how to start racing are all important elements. We offer skills courses for women only, bike maintenance sessions, women’s only rides for beginners and challenging 100km ride events. We also offer ‘come ‘n try’ sessions for track, road racing and MTB.

Dirty Janes

The Dirty Janes was formed to support our female mountain bikers with the aim of giving each other confidence on the mountain bike without pressure or expectation whilst developing friendships, fitness and cycling skills. Rides, training, coaching and events such as bike workshops are held throughout the year for all women ranging from beginners to more advanced riders. The Dirty Janes Facebook page also shares articles and events specific for our female members.

We have a Friday ladies Bob Wallis Cycles ride that is for women, supported by the club and run by Bob Wallis Cycles.
The ride leaves Palate & Ply Café on Vernon St at 5:30am on Friday mornings and is a relaxed social ride, around 35km and will have you back at the café by 7:00am for a coffee before work. 

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We recommend signing up for a Cycling Australia Recreational (Silver) – 3 Month Membership ($29) at minimum that will give you 3 months of access to the full range of Membership benefits. Contact our Club Secretary to let them know you’re coming, and of course ask as many questions as you like in the lead up to the ride. Before the ride the Ride Leader will provide a briefing to everyone on the route, speed and group riding. On the ride you’ll be guided and supported by a friendly group of women who were just like you, until they did their first ride and become part of the ‘regular’ group.

As long as you have a road bike with clip-in shoes, some comfortable clothing, a water bottle and a helmet you’re ready to start! 

Junior Track

Junior Track training happens Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm at Toormina Velodrome.

The focus is on teaching juniors bike skills they need to be great young cyclists, with a focus on fun and safety. The juniors will also learn about all the different track races that exist.

When we have enough juniors, we split into two groups if required, running a second session at 5:30pm, right now over winter we are just running the one session.

You don’t have to have a track bike to start, the club has loan bikes, contact us for details.

Track Cycling

Track cycling takes place at the Toormina Velodrome all year round. All cyclists are catered for, and anyone new to cycling, as well as seasoned participants, are welcome to attend our fun focused track sessions. The program varies slightly during the year with the primary track racing season between October and March. One of the biggest attractions to track cycling is the variations of events. Currently, the Olympic track cycling events are held over distances between 200m and 40km, so there is an event for everyone! Our track race director also adds in non-Olympic races where the focus is on participation where everyone gets a chance to be successful. Our current program includes:

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Monday – Race Practice (usually four races of various distances including Scratch races, sprints, wheel races, keirin racing and team race)
Tuesday – Junior Training (see below for details)
Wednesday – 100 lap motor pace (all abilities welcome)
Thursday – Ladies training (a diverse and motivating group of ladies who put their hearts into enjoying the sport)

The minimum licence requirement for these sessions is a Cycling Australia Ride licence. Please check Facebook or our website for up to date session details or contact the Club for details.

Various come and try opportunities will also be available throughout the year for you to get a taste of the action. The track cycling community are always keen to help new participants in the sport and loan bikes, and private coaching sessions can be arranged as required.

Road Cycling

Road racing takes place fortnightly on Sunday mornings, during the winter months, starting from Sid Bourke Rest Area on Pine Creek Way Bonville. Races are designed to cater for junior riders just starting through to A Grade riders. Consisting of a mix of handicap, graded scratch and time trial races over a 13.3 km loop. Criterium racing takes place on Monday evenings during the summer months at the Toormina Velodrome. A mix of grades ensures even racing regardless of ability on our closed circuit.

Refer to Coffs Harbour Cycle Club website or Facebook page for up to date racing news.

Mountain Biking

Within Coffs Harbour Cycle Club runs the Coffs Coast Mountain Biking group. The group is aimed at all ages and skill levels with a focus on enjoying the local area and both man-made and natural trails. Coffs Coast Mountain Biking has more than 70 members and is run by its’ own committee, with some common committee members sitting on the CHCC club committee as well.

We run activities for all ages and skill levels and encourage people to enjoy the wonderful man-made and natural trails in our area.  There are regular social rides and working bees, and we organise races. However, we recognise that many riders, especially beginners, find racing intimidating, so it’s not compulsory!

For those who do want to race, or at least try it, we organise low-key, informal events designed to build confidence. If you enjoy those, you can try a relaxed club event before progressing to inter-club and regional events. 

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We’re keen on skills development for juniors and beginners and support women-only activities, including the Dirty Janes riding group. Overall, the emphasis is on enjoyment, rather than competition, though there are plenty of opportunities to get competitive if you want. We have way-marked trails to help newcomers find their way around.

Take a look at a couple of local trails on Trail Fork, Cows With Guns and The Sawmill

 

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