Road cycling involves both team and individual events. Races may be held over a number of stages or as single days. Other events include time trials (both team and individual) and criteriums (a race of varying number of laps around a circuit of roads). Races vary in distance from a few kilometres for some criteriums, to individual stages of 250 km or more.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Road cycling primarily requires strength and endurance, although anaerobic capacity may be called upon in breakaways, hill climbing and all-out sprints to the line.

EVENT TYPE: CRITERIUM

The Club holds Criterium racing with events being held on selected evenings and some weekends. Everyone is welcome, and we have a wide variety of categories, so you can start out and build up to the faster categories as your confidence and experience builds.

EVENT TYPE: ROAD RACING

The majority of road races in the Hobart area are run in the outer areas of the Greater Hobart Region including Richmond and the Cole River Valley, Derwent Valley and the Channel.

Many of our members will race in Open events on the Cycling Tasmania calendar which cater for seniors and juniors.

Several members of the club are professional cyclists and race all over the world.

FUTURE OF ROAD CYCLING IN SOUTHERN TASMANIA

With a change in the structure of the cycling clubs road racing in the south of Tasmania will now be run by Hobart Wheelers.

We warmly welcome members of Southern Tasmania Cycling Club and thank the recent and former committees for all their hard work over many years.

We recently sought feedback from the riding community on what they would like to see.

We are in the process of working through these items to develop a short and longer term plan to build the sport of road cycling in the Hobart area.  The main components of the plan are to look at the types of racing, venue, catering for juniors as well as newer riders and resources.

We are working on a calendar for the second half of 2018.