There are a variety of Cycling Associations In Adelaide providing Bike Racing opportunities covering a wide range of disciplines.
A common barrier to entry is the perception that Bike Racing is only for elite cyclists.
This is not the case, if you can ride a bike in a straight line you can RACE!
Club Racing is Fun!
What are 5 reasons that will make you want to go Club Racing?
A Great Workout
Racing is a quality high intensity workout. The best form of Training is Racing. The hormonal response that you can get will take you to levels that you cannot achieve on your own.
A More Appropriate Place to Ride Fast
You can ride so much faster in a club race. With marshals, corner attendants and other officials this is the best place to ride fast.
You can talk up your effort in the bunch ride, but at the end of the day, those that race know that the evidence is witnessed on the podium.
Using your bike for what it is designed for
Racing bikes are designed to race, you wouldn't take a F1 car to the shops or for a Sunday Ride!
Discipline and Motivation
Setting up a racing program commits you to a new level of discipline. On race day there is no hiding, you are more likely to eat better, sleep better because at the end of the week you will be
pinning a number on your back.
Chess on Wheels
You do not have to be the strongest or the fastest to win, depending on the type of race, superior tactics often triumph. Bike racing is a game of chess on wheels.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Gaggini is founder of Adelaide Cycling Academy and owner of Infuga Retreat. As a cycling coach Robert brings years of experience to a wide range of Cycling Activities.
Winner of multiple cycle races including Mt Gambier 100mile classic 2005, and Alphutte 2003, (4th in 2012). Participant in a variety of endurance events including Paris-Brest-Paris, and is a 40km per day commuter for over 20years.
If you require any assistance with training plans, cycle coaching or if you just want to ride faster, Robert is happy to assist.