Do you want to experience all the fun (and cold) Winter Road Racing has to offer? If you are new to the club or haven't raced the Winter Road season before, why not give it a try and race around picturesque countryside.
SKCC is part of the Northern Combine which races most weekends. The Northern Combine is the association of 10 Cycling Clubs in the northern suburbs of Melbourne: Brunswick, Coburg, Hawthorn, Italo-Australian, Macedon Ranges, Melton, Northcote, Preston, Sunbury and St Kilda Cycling Clubs. The association organizes the winter road racing season each year.
Champions of the calibre of Cadel Evans, David McKenzie, Will Walker & Matthew Lloyd have started their careers through the Northern Combine. This type of success is due in no small measure to the strong junior racing program that is an integral part of the overall racing program.
You don't have to be Alejandro Valverde to race as Grades are from A to E depending on numbers. All you need is your license and your armwarmers and you're good to go. The circuits are varied and suit both sprinters and climbers alike and racing is open to both Men and Women.
Entry is easy and is done via the Northern Combine website. Entries usually close a couple of days prior to the race to give the volunteers plenty of time to get everything in place and ensure race registrations run smoothly.
In 2012, there will also be a Women's Series. The first race in the series is the SKCC Trophy Race on Saturday, 19 May. Race 2 is the SKCC Kermesse on 30 June. The series concludes on 28 July with the Hawthorn CC QOM. Follow the link below to the Northern Combine website.
You'll always find plenty of smiling SKCC members at each race.
Click here to go to the Northern Combine website. Further details including entries can be found here with registration details, maps, profiles etc.
The 2012 Cyclesport Victoria Calendar also is jam packed with action packed events we can all enter. You can find further information including the winter 2012 calendar on the Cycling Victoria website here.