We operate to promote cycling in the Top End, where we have plenty of great roads, easy to access mountain trails.

Top End Gran Fondo

The Top End Gran Fondo is the clubs major event. This year it will be held on August 20th. More Info


WEEKLY TRAINING AND RIDES

Thursday

"HeadStrong" Ladies Group Ride

"HeadStrong" ladies group ride this leaves from the JB Hi-Fi at Berrimah at 530pm every fortnight on a Thursdays the other week we are down at Hidden Valley... length of ride usually 30k and ave speeds 25-32 kph it is a NO DROP ride.

For more details contact Sonia at soniaheadstrong@gmail.com or HeadStrong Fitness & Wellbeing Facebook page.

Friday

Lucky Bat Ride

6am start from Lucky Bat Café, Pavonia Place, Nightcliff, finish at same location @ 7 am.

25-28km/hr loop around town, generally a recovery ride for most.

Thursday

Hidden Valley Hit Out

6 pm Hidden Valley Hit Out.

This is 6-8 laps around the race circuit (2.87 km laps). It can be intense, but you can ride at your own speed on a really smooth race track.

Wednesday

Darwin Hills

6 am start from the Cool Spot, finish at Vault Café @ 7 am, 71 Smith St Darwin City.

This is a another short 'hills' ride which includes doing several hills around Darwin 3 times each - Mindil to Darwin High School hill, Gardens Hill Crs, Cullen Bay hill (Marina Blvd), Doctor's Gully hill, and Government House hill (Hughes Ave) – 3rd time is after looping around Bennet St to McMinns and Kitchener Drv. The ride is generally about an hour. There can be anywhere between a couple and 15 riders do this ride.

Tuesday

Darwin Alps

6 am start from the Shell, cnr Progress Drv & Dick Ward Drv, finish at Alley Cats @ 7 am, 69 Mitchell St, Darwin City.

This is a short 'hills' ride which includes doing several hills around Darwin 3 times each after riding straight to Cullen Bay - Cullen Bay hill (Marina Blvd), Cullen Bay Cres hill, Larrakeyah hill (Temira Crs), Doctor's Gully hill and Government House hill (Hughes Ave). The ride is about an hour. There can be anywhere between a couple and 15 riders do this ride.

Tuesday, Thursday

Hour of Power Rides

5.45 am Hour of Power (HoP) rides, starting from Blue Cycles, Totem Rd, Coconut Grove.

40 km, averaging around 40 kph. Not for the faint hearted!

Sunday

Cool Spot Ride

6.30 am, start and finish at the Cool Spot, Fanny Bay:

Usually between 5 and 15 riders. This also usually breaks up into 2 groups fairly early into the ride, which varies in length from around 65 km to 85 km.  This is a solid work out, with the faster group averaging around 35 kph, with no stops.  The slower group usually bypasses a few loops of the faster group.

Saturday

Nightcliff Pool - Café Central Ride

6:30 am start from Nightcliff Pool, finish at Café Central @ 8:15 - 9:00, Rossiter St, Rapid Creek

This also has a bunch of about 10-20 riders but there's a fair spread in fitness and ability levels. It usually splits up into 2 or 3 smaller groups with the fastest group going off the front fairly early into the ride. They go hard and average around 35-37 kph depending on numbers and usually don't stop or regroup on the top of hills (although there are a few opportunities to short cut and get back on). The second 6:30 am group generally ride at a slower pace at about 32-34 kph and generally regroup at Bishop St. Slower riders usually form another group, which stops at Crocodilus and again at the Shell in Palmerston (cnr of Roystonea and Yarrawonga Rds) to wait and regroup. It's about a 65 km distance. Both groups go hard at times and have a bit of a sprint along Bagot Rd towards Jape. 

Saturday

Nightcliffe Pool - Roma Bar Café Ride

6 am start from Nightcliff Pool, finish at Roma Bar Café @ 8:10, Cavenagh St, Darwin City

Usually a bunch of about around 20 riders with some serious Darwin cyclists here. It's about 75 km with a 34-36 kph average. They go hard at times and there's usually riders dropping off along Tiger Brennan Drive (TBD) when they really ramp it up.  They generally regroup on the hill at Hidden Valley Rd (corner with TBD). 

Tuesday

Track Training

At the velodrome

Juniors 4.45pm for a 5pm start.

Development Squad & Seniors 5.45pm for a 6pm start.

Thursday

Criterium Training

Hidden Valley Race Track

Gates open 5.30pm for a 6pm start

Friday

Cyclocross

At the Velodrome.

5.30pm for a 6pm start. All are welcome. This is a Come and Try skills session for adults and children from the age of 5.