Learn the art of bike handling with Olympian Rob Crowe and his Ridewiser/SKCC mentors over three skills sessions. The focus will be on safety, bunch etiquette & cornering – skills that you can use for both racing and everyday riding.
SKCC Crit Circuit – White St, South Melbourne. Melways Ref 2EF11.
Pre-registration is essential via the Ridewiser website.
On the day head to the registration desk between 6am and 6:15am to sign on and show proof of licence (which includes insurance which is why we’re a stickler for some sort of licence, see below for options)
Who can participate?
Any male or female with a road bike. (No tri-bars, flat bar handlebars or mountain bikes). Experience at racing is not necessary to participate.
You will need ONE of the following Cycling Australia memberships; a full competitive licence OR a recreational licence OR a 3 race permit OR a day licence OR a Bicycle Network membership.
Licences can be purchased by following the links below:
Full 12 month Competitive Licence – Masters (for those 30yrs+) or Elite (for those 19-30yrs). Full racing benefits plus all skills training sessions.
Recreational Licences – 12 month or 3 month (you are unable to race on these licence types, but can participate in all skills training sessions).
3 Race Licence – Full racing benefits for 3 events (within a 3 month period) plus skills training sessions.
Day Licence (race) – Full racing benefits for 1 event plus skills training sessions on this day.
Day Licence (ride) – You are unable to race on this licence type, but can participate in a skills training session on this day.
Can I race afterwards?
Yes, you will need ONE of the following……a full competitive licence OR a 3 race permit (purchased via the links above) OR a (race) day licence (purchased via the links above). Please note that E Grade is a mixed novice grade, so if you have not raced before this is the correct Grade to start in.
All sessions are free of charge, however there is a race entry fee should you wish to race after the skills session.
NB: If you have decided to race after the skills session you can pre-enter by 6pm the night before race day by following this link:
Entry on the day incurs an additional $5 fee.
What do I need to bring?
Road bike, Helmet, Water bottle, Money, Current Licence (one of the above options)
Format of the Sessions
Participants will be split into groups according to their bunch riding experience and preferred speed. All groups will be doing exactly the same drills.
Rob Crowe will start with a 15 minute overview of the session. The individual groups will then break out and commence the first 10 minute drill. A short Q&A session will be conducted before the next drill commences. It is anticipated that there will be three drills over the 45 minute session.
It doesn’t matter if you miss a session as different material is covered in each session.
Bookings are essential, register online at www.ridewiser.com.au to reserve your spot.
Sessions for the current season
Sessions with Crowie and his crew are posted on the SKCC Crit racing calendar at the beginning of each criterium season (October – March).