Sunday morning Club Ride
The Balmoral Sunday Club Ride will change start time and course on 4 October 2009. As with normal custom the Balmoral Sunday ride will revert to an earlier 6 am start on the first Sunday in October. We are also taking the opportunity to change the course of the ride to restore the ride back to the traditional distance of approximately 75k.
Over the last few years the Sunday ride has been shortened due to issues with riding at the Port of Brisbane and the ride has gone from a 75-80k ride down to a 60k ride. The new ride route will take in much of the existing ride and include additional areas through Capalaba, Sheldon and the outskirts of Cleveland. A full map of the ride and description is available on Google maps via the following link:
Sunday Club Ride on Google Maps
As with the traditional Sunday club ride a key feature is the ride must accommodate all levels of rider and this ride offers 3 shortcuts for younger riders, new riders and those looking for a shorter and easier ride. A club member will be available to take any riders that wish to do the shortcuts down these routes. With each shortcut there is a designated regroup point where all riders will regroup to continue on the ride. This is intended as a club ride which will in the main stay together for the majority of the ride.
The Club prides itself on being friendly and supportive, especially to new members. At Balmoral no one is ever left behind on a ride. If a flat should occur- help is at hand.
Please note: If you are not a member of a cycling club, and are not a licenced rider, you join this ride at your own risk. Riding in a group requires certain skills, and a respect for other riders around you. If you are new to this type of cycling, then make yourself known to the ride leader, and you will be given a leaflet containing advice to help make you ride safer and more enjoyable.
Tuesday and Thursday - Riders leave from the Red Rooster store at Wynnum and Creek Roads at 5.30 am . This ride proceeds along Wynnum Road, via Lindum and the Wynnum Esplanade to Lota and return.
Wednesday - Riders leave from Stones Corner @ 5:20am - curcuit: Old Cleveland Road, Mt Petrie Rd, Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd, Scrubb Rd, Pine Mtn Rd, Cavenish Rd to Coorparoo.
A cycling club tradition throughout the world, this annual event of 100 kilometres is held in about September each year, riders proceeding to a destination determined by the Club Captain
For Novice Junior Riders
New junior riders are encouraged to participate in skill development activities that are conducted on Saturday morning commencing at 8:30am. on the Club's Criterium track (off-road) within the Murarrie Reserve, Wynnum Road, Murrarrie almost opp. K Mart Plaza, Cannon Hill.
Riders are checked for the correct set up on the bike and receive training in such elements as cornering, braking, pedaling technique, wheel following and echelon riding as well as racing techniques. The program includes bicycle maintenance from time to time.
A generic training program is available to assist riders in their development.
They can also participate in supervised junior activities against competitors of similar ability and standard. The programme is conducted in accordance with Cycling Queensland requirements.