Monday, 7 September 2015

August newsletter by Danny Chak and Adam Wozniak

Faces of the 2015 ANUCC Committee: Danny Chak 

Social media mechanic and general hill destroyer. Danny is a man of many talents riding just about any kind of bicycle, from BMX to track. He enjoys putting together his own bikes and works at a bike store in his spare time. Have any questions on how to fix a bike or what that tiny bolt does? just ask him! Danny also enjoys hooded jumpers and swag-a-licious socks.

ANUCC Monday Night Criterium Training
The weather is getting warmer and those damn magpies are out and about which means only one thing….the Crits are coming. In preparation for summer crit racing (a bike race held on a short, closed off course) we will again be holding our Monday night crit sessions from 5:30-7:30pm starting on Monday 12 October 2015. These are great for anyone, from beginner to experienced racer, to develop bike-handling skills through to race tactics. Stay tuned for the squad call up to race the Summer Crit Series too.

Sunday Bunch
Been lonely on those cold morning rides? Wish you had people to ride with? Missing the breaky wrap from Wilbur’s? We mope no more, cause the Sunday Bunch Ride is back. Leaving from Wilbur’s CafĂ© in Hackett every Sunday at 8am, this ride focusses on skill development with no one being left behind. We ride for approximately two hours with drills dependent on who shows up (we have something in our bag of tricks for everyone). The first ride back will be Sunday 13th September 2015!

Training Program
We’re coming up to that time of year when summer is just around the corner and those who have been training over winter will be the first to grace those podium positions. A bit disheartening, we know, but what can you do about it?

We’ll ANUCC have got something up our sleeves. Jess (May Newsletter) has come up with a 12-week training program to bring you to your peak right in the middle of race season. It’s time-savy, meaning you get maximum benefit for the time you put in. And the truly best part? It assumes you’ve done absolutely no training over winter. The program can be accessed by club members through Teamer.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

ANU Sport club survey

The purpose of the survey is to gain information on what is working within clubs, how clubs are working with ANU Sport and what are the opportunities to improve what is provided to members and how that can be best supported.

Please use the following link to the 2015 ANU Sport Clubs Survey:

The survey will be available from Thursday 20th August until Monday 7th September 2015.

The following prizes will be draw randomly from survey participants:

  • 1st Prize - 1 x ANU Sport Full 12 Month Fitness Centre Membership or Renewal of membership 
  • 2nd Prize - 1 x ANU Sport Tailored Fitness Experience for you and 7 others valued at $300
  • 3rd Prize - 1 x 10 Pack of Performance Coaching Series Classes valued at $135
  • 4th-6th Prize - 3 x ANU Sport Merchandise Prize Packs including: Hoodie, Shirt, Singlet and Shorts valued at $110
  • 7th-8th Prize - 2 x Single Visit Vouchers to an ANU Sport Yoga Class valued at $15
  • 9th-10th Prize - 2 x Single Visit Vouchers to a Group Fitness Class of your choice valued at $15

Monday, 24 August 2015

Attention – All graded cyclists

The National Capital Tour (18-20 September 2015) will feature graded races for the first time! Local club riders are invited to participate in the two-day tour, which consists of two road races and a Criterium across four categories – A, B, C, D (incorporating women). 

We encourage you to support what is a quality tour for graded riders. With great prizemoney up for grabs, challenging courses, a carnival atmosphere and the chance to mingle with Australia’s best road cyclists – it’s a must-do event on the cycling calendar.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Australian University Games

Calling all ANU students!!!

The Australian University Games (AUGs) will be held on the Gold Coast from 27 September to 2 October 2015. For more information check out our University Games page here.

Friday, 31 July 2015

National Capital Tour

Canberra's National Capital Tour returns in 2015 bigger and better than before. A festival of cycling will be on show during 18-20 September as for the first time the Tour is including Graded races.

Graded races
D (incorporating Open Women)

Three stages
56 km road race
58 km road race

Graded registration open
Will you be the Tour's best Graded cyclist?

The National Capital Tour is part of the Subaru National Road Series and will see Canberra hosting the best professional riders Australia has to offer.

This is your chance to get involved in the weekend and rub shoulders with the countries NRS elite riders. Compete on similar undulating courses and you too can feel like a pro-cyclist for a weekend.

Registrations close midnight Sunday 6 September 2015. 

Click here to register!

Friday, 24 July 2015

2015 Fitz's Challenge registrations open

Fitz's Challenge - Canberra’s long distance cycling event – will be held on Sunday 25 October 2015 to provide participants the chance to choose their challenge from one of five course distances while also raising much needed funds for The Kids’ Cancer Project.

The five course distances on offer in Fitz’s Challenge are: 
50 km Tidbinbilla Challenge
105 km Tharwa Challenge
165 km Fitz's Classic
210 km Fitz's Epic
255 km Fitz's Extreme

All courses are set across Canberra’s Brindabella Ranges and enable participants to ride their chosen challenge distance within a supported environment.

Fitz’s Challenge is an inclusive event open to participants 12 years and older (those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Registrations for the event are now open.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Funding for ANUCC members

ANUCC is always looking for ways to support and grow cycling in the Canberra community, particularly through events and activities that benefit our members.

The committee has set aside money specifically for funding development opportunities in the fields of road, mountain bike and track cycling. Members are encouraged to submit funding proposals to the committee for the 2015 calendar year. 

Proposals should include information on who will benefit and how they will benefit from the funding. Additionally, a costing should be provided along with a contact person. Proposals that provide opportunities for ANU students may receive higher funding. All proposals should be submitted via email to If you have any questions about the process or funding in general, please contact Tim Sloan-Gardner (0438 881 143).

In additional to funding development opportunities for members, the club may also provide individual financial assistance. The committee will consider providing financial assistance to any current club member participating in major national events and national or international representative duties. Further details and an application form can be found here.