CoachRec Newsletter - 30 October 2023
Welcome to the third edition of the CoachRec weekly newsletter! In this edition we cover:
Upcoming cycling events in NSW
Top insights from cycling coaches
Qualifications to look for in a cycling coach
Cycling Events in NSW this Week
Road & Track Events
Tuesday, 31 October
Port Macquarie CC - Summer Crit Race Season 23/24 (Come and Try, Juniors, Handicap) 650 Burrawan Forest Drive, Lake Innes From 5:45PM - Cost $0 - $7.40 - Enter on Buncheur
Easts - Tuesday Night Heffron - Season 39 Week 4 (Handicap, A - C Grades) Heffron Park, Maroubra 6:00PM - Cost $20 - Enter on Buncheur
CHCC Women's Track Tuesday Velodrome, Minorie Dr Toormina, Toormina 5:30-7PM - Cost $5.38 - Enter on Buncheur
Wednesday, 1 November
Manning Valley CC - 2023/24 Criterium Series MVCC Criterium Track - Bligh Street, Taree From 5:45PM - Cost $0 - $8.40 - Enter on Buncheur
Thursday, 2 November
LACC/PLCC Armory Crit Racing (A Grade to E Grade) Newington Armory, Jamieson St, Sydney Olympic Park From 5:45PM - Cost $20 - Enter on Buncheur
Illawarra CC - Giant Wollongong Summer Shop Series (Juniors, A - E Grade Men, A - E Grade Women) Lindsay Mayne Criterium Track 26 Normandie Place, Unanderra From 5:00PM - Cost $0 - $15 - Enter on Buncheur
Saturday, 4 November
SUVelo Club Champs (A - D Grade Men; A - D Grade Women) Heffron Park, Robey St, Maroubra From 2:25 PM - Cost $0 - Enter on Buncheur
Randwick Cycling - Saturday Crits (A - E Grades, Juniors) Heffron Park, Robey St, Maroubra From 2:25PM - Cost $20 - Enter on Buncheur
Sunday, 5 November
MS Gong Ride (82km option; 54km option) Tempe Recreation Reserve, Tempe (or from Engadine for 54km) From 6:00AM - Cost $120 - Entries on MSGongRide website
Central Coast CC - Collaborative Construction Solutions Crit University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus, 10 Chittaway Rd From 7:30AM - Cost $0 - $20 - Enter on EntryBoss
Waratah Masters Club - Crit Racing (A - E Grades) Lansdowne Park From 7:45AM - Cost $15 - Enter on the day
Byron Bay CC - Cavanbah Scratch Race (A - D Grades) Cavanbah Centre, 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay From 7:00AM - Cost $7 - $15 - Enter on EntryBoss
Nowra Velo - Donut Cup Criterium Rd 4 (Adults and Juniors) Wugan Street, Yerriyong From 8:15AM - Cost $5-$15 - Enter on Buncheur
Shimano SXCC Supercrit (A - D Grade Men; A - D Grade Women) Sutherland Bike Track, 42 Rawson Pde, Sutherland From 8:00AM - Cost $20 - Entries on Buncheur
Gravel, MTB and BMX events
Wednesday, 1 November
Tamworth Mountain Bikers - Twilight Racing Round 4 Term 4 Tamworth MTB Park, 164 Forest Rd, North Tamworth From 5:15PM - Cost $2-$5 - Enter on Entryboss
Saturday, 4 November
Helensburgh Off Road Cycle Club - Interclub Rd 4 (Juniors, A - D Grade Men, A - D Grade Women) Sutherland Shire Cycling Club From 2:00PM - Cost $5-$10 - Enter on Entryboss
Jindabyne CC - Spring Gravity Enduro Rd 1 (Kids, Youth, Open, Masters and eBike categories) Tyrolean Trail Park, Echidna Place, East Jindabyne Afternoon - Cost $26-$46 - Enter on Entryboss
Saturday, 4 November - Sunday, 5 November
2023 WEMBO World Solo 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships (Elite, Single Speed, Riders with a Disability, and Age Cats) University of New England, Armidale Cost $295 - Entries on Entryboss
What the Coaches Say
Velo Diaries: this long-running podcast from Coach Stephen Hall is great for all levels of cyclists, stepping through everything from criterium races for beginners, to race tactics and training at altitude [Spotify]
How qualified is my coach?
Cycling coaches play an important role in nurturing talent, improving performance and ensuring the safety of cyclists. The qualifications and accreditations of a cycling coach speak to the formal education they have received and the standards they can be expected to meet. Nonetheless, athletes looking for a coach (and even coaches themselves) may find it difficult to navigate the different qualifications and the jargon and acronyms used to describe them.
In this article we outline the cycling coach accreditation system in Australia and explain what qualifications to look for in a coach based on your own needs and goals.
Talk to Us!
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Catch you next week with more upcoming cycling events!