Hunter District and Newcastle merge to become Newcastle Hunter Cycling Club

Hunter District and Newcastle merge to become Newcastle Hunter Cycling Club

28May2021

Hunter District Cycling Club and Newcastle Cycling Club have announced their amalgamation, becoming Newcastle Hunter Cycling Club (NHCC).

The new club will continue to race and train at the Hunter Economic Zone (Kurri Kurri) and the Newcastle Velodrome, as well as adding more criterium venues in the Hunter region.

Cycling NSW wishes the new club every success as they become established.

Statement from the new club

After several years of working closely together on club events and resources, Hunter District Cycling Club and Newcastle Cycling Club are excited to announce their amalgamation, and are now officially known as Newcastle Hunter Cycling Club (NHCC). 

With over 270 registered members NHCC are are excited to work towards strengthening and sustaining competitive organised racing in the Newcastle and Hunter region. The new club aims to cater for all ages and abilities including Juniors, Elite, Seniors and Masters on both road and track as well as other disciplines such as cyclocross into the future. 

Just recently two new venues have been introduced and utilised at Steel River Industrial area and Ringwood park providing new Criterium courses for the newly formed club.

NHCC are keen to increase participation in the Newcastle area and as such are excited to host a women's-only handicap and junior scratch race on the June long weekend, Saturday 12th June. Riders from all clubs are welcome. NHCC will host the annual Hunter Junior Tour in July. 

As one of the biggest cycling clubs in NSW, the NHCC Committee are currently looking for club sponsors and finalising formalities. Look out for NHCC members donning a new look to celebrate the merging of two great clubs.

Photo by Les Morgan