Hawthorn Cycling Club
How to Race Skills Program #4

Tue, 5 Feb 2019
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How to Race Skills Program

in association with Melbourne Bicycles Hanging Rock Handicap


A series of hands-on skills sessions with qualified coaches, aimed to prepare you for the February handicap race. Whether you intend to race or not, whether you are starting your road racing journey or already have heaps of experience, there will be something for you.

These sessions are about practising new skills in a safe and friendly environment. They will cover bunch riding, fast rolling turns, trying different race scenarios and tactics, what to eat and how to prepare. We will also cover bike set-up and some basic mechanics in a separate session.

Numbers will be limited to allow maximum benefit to participants. We will have 2 coaches per session for the riding sessions, catering to different levels.

Skills Session Dates

There will be 6 skills sessions. Each session will have a separate sign-up.

No. 1 - Tue 20 Nov 2018 6-7.30 pm
HA Smith (Hawthorn) Velodrome, Reserve Rd, Hawthorn (next to Gardiner’s Creek bike path)
Coach – Kate Perry (www.ftptraining.com) and assistant

No. 2 - Sun 25 Nov 2018 8.30-10.00am
HA Smith (Hawthorn) Velodrome
Coach – Kate Perry & assistant

No. 3 - Tue Dec 18 6-7.30 pm
HA Smith (Hawthorn) Velodrome
Coach – Kate Perry & assistant

No. 4 - Tue Feb 5th 6-7.30pm
HA Smith (Hawthorn) Velodrome
Coach – Kate Perry & assistant Focus on - Nutrition, bike set up

No. 5 - Tue Dec 12th 6-7.30pm
HA Smith (Hawthorn) Velodrome Coach – Kate Perry & assistant Focus on - strategy, what happens on the day

Nos. 6 and 7 - date, time, venue TBC
Coach – Caitlin Feeney Bike mechanics and set-up


  • Free to Hawthorn Cycling Club members
  • Non HCC members $5 per session Numbers limited - get in early!

Special Note

These events are intended as Women-only. Thanks.
Open to members of any CA-affiliated club (race or rec licence).
Juniors 15 yrs and over welcome.


More information

Website: http://hawthorncycling.org/women/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/HawthornCyclingClub/events/ Email: amskene@gmail.com
Phone: Race Director Alison Skene 0427542100

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Hawthorn CC members
Other clubs

A payment card fee of $0.30 will be applied.

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