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Cycling

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The physical exercise gained from cycling is generally linked with increased health and well-being.

Bicycles are often used by people seeking to improve their fitness and cardiovascular health. In this regard, cycling is especially helpful for those with arthritis of the lower limbs who are unable to pursue sports that cause impact to the knees and other joints. Since cycling can be used for the practical purpose of transportation, there can be less need for self-discipline to exercise.

 

Road Cycling 

Location played: Canberra Cycling Club


Canberra Cycling Club is one of the oldest and largest cycling clubs in Australia and is affiliated with the ACT Cycling Federation and Cycling Australia.

During the winter months, the traditional Australian road season, the Club runs regular road racing events at locations throughout the ACT. In the summer, the Club hosts the popular Wednesday night Criterium Series held at the purpose-built facility at Stromlo Forest Park, conducts track racing at the Narabundah Velodrome and continues to run road races including the recently introduced and well-liked Twilight Series.

The Club Committee is currently focused on the development and an increase in participation in Women’s Cycling, and the continual development of our Junior members.

Cost:
-Race member prices range from $74 – $332 depending on age.
-Recreational member prices range from $29 to $94.85 depending on age, and $169 for a family.

 

Canberra Off-road Cycling (CORC)

Canberra Off-road Cycling Club is the largest mountain bike club in Australia. CORC  had been established in 1988 and affiliated with Mountain Bike Australia in 1999 as a MTBA Foundation Club.

Season and times:
Year-round

Cost:
$52- $100.

Level of experience required:
All levels. Beginner classes offered.

Pedal Power ACT (Represents the interests of people who cycle in Canberra or would like to)

Pedal Power ACT  represents the interests of people who already ride bicycles and who want to get into cycling. We promote the activity of cycling for transport, recreation and sport, as well as the benefits of improved fitness and the positive contribution cycling, makes to the community and a sustainable environment.

We do this through providing a wide range of services to our members, by organising high profile cycling events as well as regular rides, and by maintaining a strong advocacy role in the capital – championing the causes of cyclists in every area of Canberra life.

 

Cost:
Yearly membership costs:

  • Individual: $80.
  • Household: $130
  • Student: $43.

By becoming member, can get rider’s insurance, member rates for Pedal Power ACT cycling events, access to riding groups and social events, bike maintenance courses, and discounts at selected Canberra bike shops)