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.
Coffs Harbour Cycle Club acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr People as the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, work, and ride. We value the contributions of Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage and beliefs of Aboriginal people and are committed to honouring Gumbaynggirr peoples’ unique cultural & spiritual relationship to the land, rivers and sea.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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.
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.