Lidcombe-Auburn Cycle Club

Club Name:

Lidcombe-Auburn Cycle Club

Where are you based?

Inner West, Sydney, Australia

Cycling Disciplines:

Road and track

What is your club ethos?

To encourage road and track cyclists to ride together in bunch rides and competition.

What is the best thing about your club?

It’s very well established and has a broad range of members. It’s welcoming and community focused.

What club rides do you run?

For women we run two weekly rides and one monthly Sunday ride.

For everyone we run regular bunch rides, road rides, and racing on both road and track.

Do you wait for dropped riders / mechanicals on some or all of your rides? 

Most of our rides are considered no drop rides. Our women’s rides are all run on a ‘no drop’ basis.

What is the minimum standard you would expect from new club riders?

We expect them to be on a road bike with drop handlebars and be competent, but not necessarily experienced. We have different expectations about ride speed depending on the ride.

What do you expect riders to bring on club runs?

We expect riders to be self-sufficient with repair kit, phone, full drink bottles, food, and whatever else they personally require during a ride.

Are bikes other than road bikes acceptable on any rides?

We only allow road bikes to ensure a consistent speed, and for safety.

Aspects of cycling the club is involved in:

Social runs

Chaingang sessions

Coached sessions for adults

Coached sessions for children

Organising races

Competing in races

Designated ‘race squad’

Taking part in sportives

Do you run club social events?

We have an annual Christmas gathering and a few other intermittent social events.

Number of members (roughly):

Around 300

Current percentage of female members:

About 15 per cent

Do you have a women’s development officer:

Nicola Rutzou –

Please give details of any projects you have or are running to support and encourage women:

We run regular women only rides

We enter the Cycling NSW Team Time Trial every year and form teams, run training sessions, etc

We run an annual training camp

Do you also have a children’s / youth section / Go Ride club?

We run a junior program for both track and road competition

Do you offer opportunities for members to train as coaches, ride leaders, etc?

We encourage our members to attend training courses provided by our governing body – Cycling Australia.

Website / social media / etc:

Joining Information:

There are different levels of membership available via Cycling Australia starting from $140 per year.

Contact details:

Information last updated:

June 2020

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