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Which Wheels ???

Started by Eze. Last reply by Eze Oct 17, 2012. 1 Reply

Hey Cylo's !!I've recently purchased a Giant Cyclocross Bike & I'm an instant convert.I'm tearing up roads at road bike speeds, bunny hoping onto pavements & getting some air time from drive…Continue

HED Cycling Winter STXC & CX Series

Started by alchemist. Last reply by alchemist May 24, 2012. 1 Reply

Registration opens at 2pm. 2:30 STXC Div 1 (~30 min) (A/B Grades) -…Continue

Cyclocross Training anyone?

Started by Stefano Tabacco. Last reply by Si Mar 28, 2012. 6 Replies

Hey Guys,i'd like to start some cyclocross training. I'm a complete newbie for it, does anyone know where to take some lesson? Or is anyone interested in training as well ?Cheers,StefanoContinue

Sydney Summer Prestige Cyclocross Series 2011-12

Started by alchemist. Last reply by alchemist Jan 16, 2012. 1 Reply

After a two year break Summer Cyclocross racing returns to the Northern Beaches with a new course, brought to you in conjunction by Manly Warringah Cycling Club and Manly Warringah MTB.Round 1 -…Continue

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Comment by stuart matheson on September 3, 2009 at 10:03pm
Would love to join and stay in touch with whatever is going on. Have recently bought a specialized single cross.
Comment by vished on September 4, 2009 at 1:41am
Cool. Personally I'm more interested in the multi-use aspects of cyclocross bikes than racing but here's some links:
Comment by Boognoss on September 4, 2009 at 10:23pm
Not much going on here, but I commute on a Specialized Tricross Comp. Have taken it offroad (once so far) to ride the Oaks both ways. Loads of fun (since I've not done any offroad riding before). Great Jack-Of-All-Trades bike.
Comment by vished on September 11, 2009 at 5:24pm
Comment by duncan on October 7, 2009 at 10:06am
Are there any CX races or rides in Sydney? It looks like the best fun, I'd love to give it a go. Also it gives me a new obsession.
Comment by stuart matheson on October 7, 2009 at 12:47pm
Next July the 3rd race in the national championship is meant to be in NSW, venue to be arranged. Google cyclocross Australia.
Comment by alchemist on October 11, 2009 at 1:17pm
Plenty of 'cross rides and occasional racing in Sydney, keep an eye out on www.mwmtb,com next race likely to be 19/12
Comment by vished on November 25, 2009 at 2:30pm
Comment by baa baa on January 28, 2010 at 5:02pm
Cyclo Cross Comes To Illawarra

Cyclo Cross - January 30th Unanderra Velodrome


Following agreement with Cycling Australia, Cycling NSW has provided approval for the Illawarra Cycling Club to conduct three (3) Cyclo-cross events on a trial basis within the grounds of the Unanderra Velodrome. The proposed dates being:

Race 1 30th Janaury 2010,

Race 2 (Date TBA)

Race 3 (Date TBA)

Race Start Times will be 4:00PM entry fee $10.00

Cyclo-cross is a discipline generally conducted over a 2.5 to 3.5 circuit, (may be less for these trial events) including clearings, roads, country lanes and paths through forests. The riders have to do several laps of the circuit over a period of no more than an hour. To make their way along steep paths, muddy tracks and artificial obstacles, sometimes the riders even have to carry their bikes.

This discipline, which is splendid in itself, is at the same time an unbeatable school of cycling, where you have to combine riding technique, courage and the peak of physical fitness. Technical back up is allowed, which is one of the main differences with mountain bike disciplines.

Cyclo cross is generally regarded as a winter sport across Europe with many professional road riders using the discipline as cross training to maintain their fitness in readiness for their summer road racing campaigns.

To gauge support for these trial events both current Cycling Australia and 2010 Mountain Bike members will be permitted to compete in these 3 events under the Cycling Australia Insurance cover.


For these trials standard racing bikes and mountain bikes to be used, with or without gears. All bikes are to be assessed as being in sound working condition and must have a front and rear working brake attached. These trial events have been approved as Category 4 events (Open Invitation) with entries permitted to be made to the club on the day.

If you are U19 category or over and yearning to try something different contact Phil Jones, Illawarra Cyling Club for more information at Event rules will be explained to riders on the day.

see this article in Ride Media

Last Updated (Friday, 15 January 2010 20:13)

I cant do the 30th but keen on the TBAs
Comment by stuart matheson on January 28, 2010 at 7:12pm
Clarifying- no club or cycling Australia registrations required. Can not do race 1 but am interested in others.


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