IMPORTANT INFORMATION: June Group Rides

Our long rides on the weekend form an important part of your winter training – particularily for those who are racing long course. These rides aim to improve your bike skills, endurance and strength. So if you want to improve – then make sure you come along.

Safety is paramount to us and due to large numbers this year we have fomulated a structured long ride program. Riders will be placed in specific groups based on their ability and goals. This will also take into consideration where your bike fitness is currently at – so do not be concerned about riding in a ‘lower’ group until you are bike fit, becuase as with any training you need to build up first.

Any questions regarding the cycling should be directed to Coach JC.

GROUP DESCRIPTION

GROUP 1                                 GROUP 2                                 GROUP 3

New to Triathlon                     Good road skills                      Great road skills

Fun/Sprint Athletes               Short Course Athlete             Long Course Athletes

Not confident on the road      Intermediate long course       Riding up to 5hrs

Confident in bunch riding

When having trouble finding your riding group follow the below guidelines:

SHOULD I MOVE UP A GROUP?

  • You got around the Wildwood loop easily
  • You were riding off the front of your group easily
  • You sat on the front of your group all day easily

SHOULD I MOVE DOWN A GROUP?

  • You’re getting dropped from your group early in the ride
  • You’re getting around the Wildwood loop but hate it because it’s so uncomfortable
  • You’re not as fit as you have been and need to slowly build back up

*if you still have any doubts with which group you should be in please ask a Coach!

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Front and rear lights (no rider will be allowed to ride without lights!)
  • 2 x spare tubes (no less!)
  • Air/cannisters
  • Sufficient food/nutition (you should eat every half hour)
  • 2 x water/hydration bottles
  • Phone and money
  • Dress according to the weather! So make sure you check the weather before leaving home

MEETING POINT & ROUTE

The meeting point for June rides is Studley Park Boat House Carpark, 1 Boathouse Road, Kew.

 

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MEETING TIMES & DETAILS

 

 

Further details will be provided on the Time Trials closer to the date.

COMING MONTHS

  • JUNE King Lake: Humevale, King Lake West, Main Climb (Lorne Camp)
  • JULY Dandenongs: Devils Elbow, 1:20, The Wall, Perrins Creek, Tourist Rd
  • AUGUST Various: Mt Macedon, Silven Dam, Emerald Loop, Anarchy Loop
  • SEPTEMBER Beach Rd: Mornington, Safety Beach, Rosebud, Sorrento

By attending any Tri Alliance Group ride, you agree to have read the following:

Cycling Rules & Safety

When riding on roads involving traffic, other bikes and pedestrians, it is very important to have knowledge of the road rules and ways to decrease the chance of an accident. Even if you are following the law, it is still important to know what to look out for as others on the road might not be doing the right thing. Here are some tips to improve your safety on the road. Click here to read Road Cycling Rules.

Cycling Etiquette

Becoming a proficient bunch rider takes time and experience to achieve. The key to a safe ride is to always be aware of the conditions we find ourselves in, and to react accordingly. Most important is consideration of the riders around us: what they are doing at any given time, and their level of skill. And of course we need to be continually aware of the road and traffic conditions. Click here to read more….

Safe Riding!

Coach JC

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