Racing

Racing at Midland Cycle Club

Midland Cycle Club actively participates in the cycling disciplines of Road, Track, and Criterium Racing.

Road Racing

Road Racing is conducted outdoors on paved roads and generally covers longer distances than Criterium or Track racing. Road Racing includes mass start races, multi-race stage races, and individual and team time trial races against the clock.

Criterium Racing

Criterium, or "crit", racing consists of several laps around a closed circuit. The distance of each lap and overall race time is typically much less than a road race, resulting in an intense race with many tight corners. Criteriums are often raced to a fixed time duration, rather than a fixed distance, with a bell being rung to indicate the final lap.

Track Racing

Track Racing is raced on specially built banked Velodromes, such as the indoor Perth SpeedDome, on specialized bikes without brakes or gear shifting. This category of racing encompasses several disciplines including Sprint, Time Trials, Individual and Team Pursuits, Scratch Racing, and Points Racing.

Road Racing

Element Road Series

About

The Element Road Series is a series of road races held in WA predominantly in the Metro area between May and October each year.

The Element enables the local racing clubs to hold a uniformed and standardised event series that will result in a high quality racing experience for new riders, all the way through to WA's elite A Graders.

https://element.asn.au/

The Element Road Series
The Element Road Series

Contact

Contact our Race Director, Lesley Richardson, or Head Coach, Wayne Deany for further information.

When

Between May and October each year.

https://element.asn.au/the-series/

Where

Collie, Goldfields, Collie-Donnybrook, Chidlow, York, Peel, Beverley.

Grades & Distances

Below is an example of distances for Chidlow Road Race

A Grade Men 89km 5 laps 9am
B Grade Men (inclusive of U17 or lower) 71km 4 laps 9.03am
A Grade Women 71km 4 laps 9.05am
C Grade Men 53km 3 laps 9.10am
B Grade Women (inclusive of U17 or lower) 53km 3 laps 9.12am
D Grade Men* (inclusive of U15 or lower) 41km 2.5 laps 9.15am
C Grade Women (inclusive of U15 or lower) 35km 2 laps 9.20am
D Grade Women (inclusive of U15 or lower) 35km 2 laps 9.20am
E Grade Men* 25km 1.5laps 9.22am
E Grade Women 17.8km 1 lap 9.25am
Under 13's 17.8km 1 lap 9.25am
Under 11s** (if sufficient numbers) 8km 0.45 laps 9.26am

Criterium Racing

The Ring Summer Criterium Series

About

The Ring Summer Criterium Series is a series of criterium races held in and around Perth between December and March each year.

https://ringcritseries.asn.au/

The Ring
The Ring

Criterium, or crit, is a bicycle race consisting of several laps around a closed circuit over a timed period, at the end of the designated time the riders are usually given two laps to go. This provides for fantastic racing and exciting spectator viewing with onlooker being able to get close up to the action.

Contact

Contact our Race Director, Lesley Richardson, or Head Coach, Wayne Deany for further information.

When

Between December and March each year.

https://ringcritseries.asn.au/the-series/

Where

Wellard, Gnangara, Bentley, Bunbury, Pemberton, Rockingham, Leederville

Grades & Race Times

Circuits general range in distance between 1.5 to 2 km long.

  • A Men 50min +2 laps
  • A Women 40 +2 laps
  • B Men 40 +2 laps
  • B Women 30 +2 laps
  • C Men 30 +2 laps
  • C Women 25 +2 laps
  • D Men 25 +2 laps
  • D Women 20 + 2 laps
  • E 20+2 laps
  • Under 13's 15 + 2 laps
  • New Racer – Coached 20 minutes
  • Little Critters Under 11's 2 laps and Bell

Track Racing

Track

All our track training takes place at the Midvale SpeedDome.

About

The Midvale SpeedDome is the 'home' of the Midland Cycle Club, Wednesday is our Club night and with the availability of over 20 hire bikes, sets us apart from most other clubs in WA.

Our track program is designed by our accredited coaches to meet the needs of all levels and also involves guest specialist coaches throughout the year.

https://trackcyclingwa.com.au/

Contact

Contact our Race Director, Lesley Richardson, or Head Coach, Wayne Deany for further information.

Training

Wednesday 5PM or 6.30PM depending on skill or experience

Racing

(https://trackcyclingwa.com.au/events/)

Where

Midvale SpeedDome

Eddie Barron Dr, Middle Swan WA 6056

Formats

Sprint

Sprint races are generally between 8 and 10 laps in length and focus on raw sprinting power and race tactics over a small number of laps to defeat opponents. Sprint riders will train specifically to compete in races of this length and will generally not compete in longer endurance races.

The main sprint events are:

  • Sprint
  • Team sprint
  • Keirin
  • Track time trial

Endurance

Endurance races are held over much longer distances. While these primarily test the riders endurance abilities, the ability to sprint effectively is also required in the Madison, points race and scratch race. The length of these races varies from 12–16 laps for the individual and team pursuit races, up to 120 laps for a full length Madison race in World Championships or Olympic Games.

The main endurance events are:

  • Individual pursuit
  • Team pursuit
  • Scratch race
  • Points race
  • Madison
  • Omnium
  • Handicap or Hare and Hounds
  • Miss and Out, elimination

Tour of Margaret River

The Tour of Margaret River

About

The Tour of Margaret River is held over four days in November and is the ultimate in a fun staged racing experience for our cyclists.

MCC enters numerous teams of six into TOMR and it is fantastic event and a week away with families and the club.

https://tourofmargaretriver.com/

Contact

Contact our Race Director, Lesley Richardson, or Head Coach, Wayne Deany for further information.

When

Held in November each year

Where

In and around the Margaret River region.

Format

Teams of 6

The unique format of the Tour means that amateur cyclists can compete directly against riders from the pro tour peloton. Designed especially for teams, TOMR is a highly tactical race where competitors are allocated points in a way specific to each stage.

Tour of Margaret River
Tour of Margaret River