Racing with Activ

Our racing development is primarily done "on-the-road", and augmented by regular group events where we

  • do extra & specific training for racing
  • ride out to events
  • bring in professionals / ex-professionals to help with skills development
  • socialise and discuss all those tactics that seemed like a good idea at the time

Our racing program is led by Ben Walding (Level 1 Road and Track coach) - who is assisted by several other racing coaches (including some young guns who are "rather" fast if you need to be challenged!).

Activ Racers before the racing starts

Who can race

You.

Racing is done at several different levels, from our fun and social weekend events, to Lifecycle club racing every month, to open racing.

If you've got a bike, and a desire to challenge yourself and others, then there is a level of racing that will meet your needs.

Licences

3 Day Licence
It is possible to purchase a 3 day licence ($40) which is valid at 3 individual days of racing. Many races will not allow the 3-day licence as it is typically used by inexperienced racers.
Silver Licence
The Silver Licence ($88) is valid for club races with Lifecycle. Lifecycle's club racing scene is an excellent way to get started in racing for much less initial outlay than a Gold Licence.
Gold Licence
The Gold Licence ($230-$310) is valid for all open events and is required to race at any of the big races of the season.

If you're unsure of whether you'd like to race or not then we recommend purchasing a Silver Licence and doing a few club races before upgrading to an open Gold licence.

Getting Started

  1. Register at Queensland Cycling - Registration - you will need to select a club - if you want to race in the Activ kit or in Lifecycle club races, then you will need to join Lifecycle. We recommend the Lifecycle club.
  2. Signup on the mailing list
  3. Email racing@activcyclecoaching.com with any questions or advice on when the next appropriate race will be.

Lifecycle Cycling Club

Lifecycle

Lifecycle Cycling Club is an official Cycling Queensland "cycling club" - they are registered to run races, and have the commissaires and racing structure to do so.

Activ is partnered with Lifecycle to allow our members to race under the rules of Cycling Queensland / Cycling Australia.

As a Lifecycle member (who may not be an Activ member), you are able to avail yourself of training discounts and offers as they are made available. Please contact us for more information.

Race Progression

We recommend that you come down for our outdoor session at Nundah and Murarrie. These are training sessions that stress some of the skills of racing.

Once you've done some training sessions and have demonstrated the ability to hold your line, corner, brake and accelerate suitably you will be able to race in the beginner crits as part of the Lifecycle club. Once you've completed several criteriums you will be assessed and we will recommend the next open races

Grading

Speak to a club coach in regards racing and possible grading options.

We will be interested in

  • have you raced before (where / when)
  • your preferred grade
  • your weekly training schedule, FTP and climbing speed
  • your season plan for racing
  • your on-road skills (assessed in an outdoor training session)

Fill in the Manual Grading Form.

Email the scanned form to racing@activcyclecoaching.com

If you have not been assessed then we will not be able to complete this form.

This is for your safety and the safety of other racers.

Mailing List

We have a dedicated mailing list for racing.

Please email racing@activcyclecoaching.com for more information.

Facebook Group

We also have a closed Facebook group that members can use to organise training or other events.

Please email racing@activcyclecoaching.com for more information.