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There are many reasons why people race: they race for fitness, the challenge and the sense of achievement obtained from finishing a race. It isn’t about winning at all costs or the prize money. Most people simply race for the pure enjoyment of it.
Racing is a lot of fun!
Initially, however, the concept of racing may be intimidating. You may be comfortable rolling turns with your mates on the weekend, love to set ‘PBs’ and beat your best mate’s time up your local climb. But when contemplating racing, heaps of questions run through your mind: ‘What equipment will I need?’, ‘Will I ‘look’ the part and blend in?’, ‘How do I even enter a race?’ ‘Will I be good enough?’ and ‘What actually happens at a race?’.
Cycling Victoria works alongside our Member Clubs to host Road, Track and Cyclo-cross events around the State of Victoria.
Towards Zero Victorian Road Series - Australia's top state road series caters for Males and Females in A, B & C grades. Events are held throughout the state and feature a range of one-day races and 2-3 day stage races.
Victorian Junior Road Series - For J11-J17 members from around the country, the VJRS features five tours and the Junior Road State Championships and is scheduled from April through to August.
Victorian Interschool Cycling Series - A schools competition held around Metro Melbourne for school-aged competitors. Juniors can participate as part of their school team or as an individual. The summer road season runs from November through March.
Victorian ITT Series - it is just you against the clock in an individual time trial and this series caters for all ages and abilities and even features a non-aero category for those without a time trial bike!
There are a number of opportunities to train and race at DISC Velodrome all year round with the season mainly running from November through until April where it concludes with the Australian Track National Championships.
Throughout the season, there are state open events (Bell Helmets Track Carnival, Bendigo International Madison), Carnivals such as the Christmas Carnivals and Preston Junior Carnivals, State Championships and our Marquee Track events.
Victorian Cyclo-cross Series - run throughout Victoria in the Autumn and Winter months, VICXS caters for riders of all age groups and abilities.