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Canberra Cycling Club News | Thursday 8 October 2020

Move to AusCycling

You will have seen the communication from Cycling ACT and from other channels that we will transition to AusCycling on the 1st of November this year. An AusCycling member FAQ is available here.

One of the implications of the transition is that the Canberra Cycling Club component of your membership fee will reduce from $65 to $25.

In parallel to this we have been running our winter road races at less than break even. This has been for a number of reasons, including kickstarting racing after the COVID break and ensuring we have had a winter road program.

The upshot of this is that we will have to raise race entry fees for future race seasons to cover both reduced membership receipts and the increased costs of running the winter road program. This will be to ensure that our activities as a club remain financially viable. The modelling and decision making around this review will occur over the coming months. 

If you would like to be involved in the decision making process please get in touch. We have vacant places on the CCC committee and in working groups that support the committee. 

Race Results

Results from our last three events are available on 

Lookout Hill Handicap

1st - Harry JONES - Canberra Cycling Club
2nd - Torben PARTRIDGE-MADSEN- ANU Cycling (+0:02)
3rd - Brayden CLEWS-PROCTOR - Canberra Cycling Club (+0:07)

Gravel Grand Tour 2
3 Hours
1st - CALLUM MCNAMARA - Canberra Off Road Cyclists - 6 laps - 3:20:50.37
2nd - CHRIS HANSON - Darwin Cycling Club - 6 laps - 3:21:55.03 (+01:04.6)
3rd - ETIENNE BLUMSTEIN-JONES - NA - 6 laps - 3:23:55.18 (+03:04.8)

2 Hours
1st - TOM STEWART-MOORE - NA - 4 laps - 2:27:31.94
2nd - DAVID CAVE - ADF Cycling - 4laps - 2:31:55.38 (+04:23.4)
3rd - GRAHAM MALTBY - Canberra Cycling Club - 4 laps - 2:39:20.47 (+11:48.5)

Uriarra Roubaix

Full grade results are available at the link. 

2020 Summer Crits

Summer Crits are just around the corner. We’ve made a few changes this year that we’ve posted to our Facebook page. If you haven’t done so already, subscribe to that as on the day updates are usually posted there.
We’ve made updates to:
  • Volunteering 
  • Points Allocation
  • Prize money
  • Registration
  • And more
Season Passes

If you plan on purchasing a season pass act now! Season passes are only available for purchase from today until 3pm Wednesday 21 October. To be eligible to purchase a discounted season pass you must nominate to volunteer on 2 evenings this season.   You can check out all of the details on our Crit Info page.

Join the Committee

There is a range of vacant positions on the committee that need filling. Rebooting racing in a COVID-19 environment has obviously taken time and effort. If you have been thinking about joining the committee or otherwise volunteering then now is the time!

Reach out to a committee member or email if you’d like to be involved. 

Current office bearers are listed on our website

Vacant Positions
  • Volunteer Coordinator - vacant
  • Vice President - vacant
  • Club Captain – vacant
  • Women’s Coordinator – vacant
  • Get Started In Cycling (development program) coordinator - vacant
  • Equipment Officer - vacant
  • Trophies and History Officer – vacant
  • General Members - always welcome

Volunteer for the club

Thank you to all of the club volunteers who operate silently behind the scenes to keep the club ticking over. We couldn’t run without you. 

We will shortly be releasing an updated volunteer policy for member review and feedback. Stay tuned for more information. 

Our current policy is available on the website. We expect that active racing members volunteer at least once a season. In addition to our volunteer program for the winter road season, we approach members directly with requests for them to volunteer at our races. If you are nominated to volunteer at a race please respond promptly. If you are unable to volunteer on the date requested please let us know an alternative date that would suit. 

To recognise the contribution our volunteers make we are trialling a volunteer roster. You can see the roster here.  
Winter Road Volunteer Benefits

The 2020 Winter Road season is run by volunteers from the CCC and VCC. This season volunteers will be recognised with free entry to all eligible events in the Winter Road Calendar.

As well as making our events happen, you’ll be eligible for free entries into winter road events. 

Click here for full details and to nominate to volunteer.

Winter Road - Call for Volunteers

We require race directors for the following events:
  • 8 Nov – Road Race 5 – Uriarra Scratch
  • 15 Nov – Road Race 6 – South of Tharwa (Combined Scratch Champs)
  • 29 Nov – Road Race 7 – Hammer Classic
You can see the list of volunteers and vacancies on our register. The register is updated a few times a week.

Call for Commissaires

As you may be aware Cycling ACT recently put the call out for new commissaires. Our small pool of commissaires had become even smaller, with COVID-19 limiting those who were able to attend events.  

Racing in the ACT was under threat - without commissaires, races couldn’t go ahead.  There was a great response to the call for new commissaires, with 5 CCC members and 6 from Vikings putting up their hand to undertake training. Many of these volunteers have completed the theoretical component, and you may have seen them at events, gaining some practical experience prior to their final assessment. We hope to see these people gain their Level 1 accreditation in the near future. 

If anyone else is interested in becoming a commissaire, they are strongly encouraged to do so.  Commissairing is yet another volunteer role, so let’s spread the load and get as many qualified as possible. If you can’t commit to becoming a commissaire, please make sure you volunteer in another capacity. Without volunteers, racing won’t happen, and it’s not fair to leave the workload to the same few every time.

Cycling ACT thanks those people who have embarked on their commissaire accreditation, and welcomes anyone who wants to make a start now. Please email them at for more information.

Volunteer Resources

To assist Race Directors and other volunteers understand what’s involved we have developed a Race Director guide (and supporting checklists) and will shortly be publishing this information (plus more) to the website.  

Club Sponsor

We are seeking a club sponsor. Please contact Rainer Wilton if you have any suggestions or would like to help with the process. 

Winter Road Calendar

Please check the CACT and CCC EntryBoss pages for the latest race calendar. Changes have recently been made. 

Please support racing in the ACT by participating in our events. We’d like to fill each race to the brim! 

From the Race Secretary


Due to changes in the racing calendars of NSW and Victoria due to COVID we have had to make a few adjustments to ours as well.

The most significant is the change of date for the ACT hill climb championship. We have moved it to the date we had intended to hold the club championship to avoid a conflict with the NSW championship. We have also decided that as many will want to compare themselves against previous efforts  we will use the  Cotter/Stromlo course.

Just a reminder that we do have our next race coming up very soon and hope to see you all out there.

Next Season

While the current road season has seen a few ups and downs it has seen a good deal of support from members based on the numbers.

To carry this on next year we have begun the process to build a calendar for next year. To do this we need some feedback from the members. 

While there are a couple of areas in specific we would like your thoughts on feel free to include any comments or ideas.
  • Do you like the format of longer races?
  • Would the inclusion of some shorter races during the crit season interest you?
  • Do you have any thoughts on a new course that you would like to see?
Please email if you would like to contribute. 

Become a Member

Join the Canberra Cycling Club

Membership is open to all and is available year-round. We offer both month-to-month and yearly payment options. 

By becoming a member you are supporting your club, riding, and racing in the ACT plus you get a range of great benefits. 

We offer membership categories for all levels and abilities of riding, from young kids just starting out to the pros in the peloton. No matter what stage of cycling you’re at, we are here to help you get on the bike and keep you covered when you’re riding.

Ride, Ride Basic, and Race memberships all include insurance, and can be one of the most cost effective ways to keep yourself covered while you ride. 

If you’re not already a member check out the Membership page on our website for all of the details and to join.  

Today’s Plan for CCC Juniors

Today’s Plan is again supporting CCC juniors with a complimentary membership to their training platform.

If you are a junior and would like to take up this offer send an email to and she will provide the details of the next steps (including completing a consent form for under 16's riders).

Handicapping Committee

We are seeking representatives from all grades to join the CCC handicapping committee. Please email if you would like to join.

The group will usually meet online in the days before an event and ensure that all participants are riding an appropriate grade.

Covid-19 Policy

We have published our COVID-19 policy to our website. Please make sure that you are familiar with, and adhere to, its requirements when participating in our events. 

Club Clothing

Need some leg warmers ($35), arm warmers ($25) or a cool windproof vest ($110)?

Check out our range of high quality (and importantly warm) club clothing in stock and available for you to buy. Also stocking the CCC knicks and jerseys. If you need some new kit please consider supporting the club by riding in your club colours while you’re out on a ride. We do have a handful of winter jackets left in the larger or smaller sizes. 

For clothing purchases contact CCC Clothing Coordinator: Raeleigh Rogers – 

CCC For Sale

Did you know that we have a for sale section on the CCC website? Check it out here. 

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