LEARN TO RACE
If you are new to cycling (or you know someone that is) and would like to learn new skills, meet new friends and experience the fun of racing for the first time in a relaxed, safe and supportive environment with an experienced cycling coach - our Learn to Race Program with Kirsty Broun Cycling is perfect for you!
For $50 (which is the same price as a regular race entry) you'll receive:
Saturday 11 October 2014 at TradeCoast Central, Eagle Farm (Men 3pm, Women 4pm)
- Welcome from the Kangaroo Point Cycling Club and Kirsty Broun Cycling
1 hour small-group basic group riding and racing skills session led by Kirsty
Basic Kermesse skills practice - attacking, sprinting, and following wheels
Safe group riding tactics - etiquette on 'what not to do' and 'what to do' in races.
Saturday 18 October 2014 at TradeCoast Central, Eagle Farm (Men 3pm, Women 4pm)
- 1 hour small-group advanced group riding and racing skills session led by Kirsty
Advanced Kermesse skills practice - attacking, sprinting, and following wheels
Learning to work together as team mates
Saturday 25 October 2014 at TradeCoast Central, Eagle Farm (Men 3pm, Women 4pm)
- 1 hour large-group advanced racing skills and race simulation led by Kirsty
Advanced racing skills practice - bringing it all together, reading the race
Simulated Kermesse racing and preparations for the big race
Sunday 09 November 2014 at TradeCoast Central, Eagle Farm (6:00am)
- Racing at the Brisbane Kermesse powered by Tineli
- Enjoy a fun 25 minute (Women) or 30 minute (Men) race long before the big crowds arrive with your Coach and plenty of support from our Mentors and Captains
MEET THE COACH
Kirsty is a former two-time Australian Criterium Champion and Professional Cyclist with the Australian Road Racing Team who now owns and runs Kirsty Broun Cycling.
Kirsty Broun Cycling is a skills and coaching business dedicated to the development of skills in riders of all ages and abilities. With coached rides throughout the week, specialist coaching including 'bump and grind' sessions to help you feel more comfortable riding in a group, hill climbing, descending and sprinting to improve your riding- Kirsty and her team at Kirsty Broun Cycling have the experience, know-how and commitment to help you achieve your cycling dream!
MEET THE CLUB CAPTAINS
Ashley and Alix are both experienced racing cyclists who spend plenty of their time providing advice and guidance to Club Members that are looking to enjoy the sport.
Ashley is a specialist sprinter who has raced for many local teams in his career whilst Alix is an all-rounder who races regularly and recently won the Avantiplus The Valley Queen of the Mountain at the upperlimb.com Cunningham Classic.
MEET OUR MENTORS
Craig is an active racing Member of the Club who rides for the QSM Racing Team.
Craig has raced everything from the National Championships through to local criteriums at Murrarie and enjoys working with riders of all abilities to help them focus on racing and training goals.
Natalie is an active racing Member of the Club who has ridden with a range of sponsored teams and is currently racing in the #greenwhiteblack.
Natalie has raced nearly every local open road race on the calender and the State Championships and enjoys working with our Women's Only initiatives to help women learn the skills and develop the confidence to ride and race.
Matt is an active racing Member of the Club who rides for the Erdinger Alkoholfrei - Fiets Apparel Test Team.
Matt competed at the World Masters Road Championships in 2013, has been an Australian and State Masters Road Race Champion and is racing open road races, the Queensland Road Teams Series and the National Road Series this year.
Matt is a high-performance focused athlete who enjoys working with Members to help them step-up their performance.
WHAT DO FORMER PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY?
Claire Rabaa - Kangaroo Point Cycling Club.
"I wasn't sure if I could race! Would I be fast enough? Did I have the right bike? After talking to Kirsty and getting a few of my girlfriends to sign up we did a Learn to Race Program with Kangaroo Point Cycling Club in 2013. It was so much fun learning skills, trying racing, and meeting a whole lot of new friends! Since then I have continued riding with the Club and even won a race! I would recommend it to everyone!"
Michael Keetman - Kangaroo Point Cycling Club
"I did the Criterium Racing Program with Kangaroo Point Cycling Club this year. We did plenty of racing theory before getting on the bike and then spent lots of time riding with the Club's Coaches and Mentors trying out each of the skills and tactics that we had learnt riding around Nundah. I wasn't an experienced racer, but I was keen to learn. Having access to professional riders and mentors (including a few National Champions) was really inspiring. Since the course I've raced a few open events, bought a new bike and actually won some money! It's been fun, though I will admit a little scary, but the Club has been supportive and encouraging the whole time and I would never have got here without them".