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What is Track Cycling? 

Track cycling is raced on tracks called velodromes. These can be indoor or outdoor and are usually 250 – 500 metres in circumference.  Track bikes are fixed gear bikes without brakes. In sprint events, athletes generally use large gears which take enormous amounts of power to get going! With fixed gears, cyclists are forced to continue to pedal, even when slowing down. Speeds of 40-60 km/hr are common in endurance track cycling events.

Track cycling involves a number of sprint and “track endurance” events.  Both individual and team events exist. These include pure sprint events such as the individual and team sprints; long sprints such as the 500 m and 1000 m time trials and the Kieren; middle distance events such as the individual and team pursuits; and endurance events such as the Madison, scratch, handicap and points races.

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Where is the Velodrome in Canberra? 

Track racing is held at the Narrabundah Velodrome: - Kyemma Street (Off Goyder Street, Narrabundah), follow Kyemma Street to the end, through the Narrabundah Oval carpark, past the playing fields to Eastern end. Google Maps
 
The Narrabundah Velodrome was constructed in the 1970’s, is outdoors, constructed in concrete and is 333mtrs in circumference.

When is racing and training? 

The Canberra Cycling Club runs Track racing on Tuesday nights during the summer months (usually from the start of daylight savings through to the end of daylight savings)
 
Tuesday nights the gates open at 5pm with racing starting at 6pm.
 
Open training sessions are on Sundays, again during the Summer months.
 
Training Times
 
2-4pm for Novice and Juniors.
 
4-7pm for Experienced, Elite and very experienced juniors.

General information 

Track Cycling is a fun, fast and exciting sport suitable for all ages and abilities.

Track racing is ideal to teach young riders excellent bike handling skills

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