We provide a variety of cycling activities including track, crits, road racing and cyclocross. There are organised training crit rides at the world class Hidden Valley Raceway, monthly social rides and plenty of racing.

Top End Gran Fondo

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

Upcoming Events



Nightcliff 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. The ride goes hard at times and there's usually riders dropping off along Tiger Brennan Drive (TBD) when the pace really ramps up. Berrimah Hill is also a sprint section, but the bunch regroup at the roundabout at the top of the hill at Hidden Valley Rd (corner with TBD). 

*** Note: This is not a Darwin Cycling Club ride ***


Nightcliff Pool - Café Central Ride

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

This 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, depending on numbers and rider abilities. The fastest group go off the front early into the ride, averaging 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 group rides at about 32-34 kph and generally regroup at Bishop St. Slower riders usually form another group, averaging around 30-32 kph, which might stop 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. All groups go hard at times and have a bit of a sprint along Bagot Rd towards Jape. 

*** Note: This is not a Darwin Cycling Club ride ***


Sunday Rides

Various start locations

6:30 am Cool Spot, Fannie Bay: Usually 5 to 10 riders. This has become mainly a fast group ride over 65-80 km, averaging around 35 kph. Finish is at Café Central.

6 am Kimmorley Bridge on McMillans Rd (near Charles Eaton Drv): Usually around 5 to 10 riders. Around 50 km, averaging around 30 kph. Finish is at Café Central.

6:30 am Nightcliff Pool.  Details usually posted on the Ride Darwin FaceBook page. Various numbers and various distances, averaging around 27-30 kph. Finish at Ruby G's, Coconut Grove for coffee and donuts.

*** Note: These are not Darwin Cycling Club rides ***


Darwin Alps

5:45 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. 

*** Note: This is not a Darwin Cycling Club 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! 

*** Note: This is not a Darwin Cycling Club ride ***


Track Training

Tuesdays at the Velodrome (until reconstruction begins!), near cnr Bagot & McMillans Rd

Juniors 4.45pm for a 5pm start.

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


Darwin Hills

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

This is a 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.

*** Note: This is not a Darwin Cycling Club ride ***


Hidden Valley Hit Out (Crit training)

6 pm Hidden Valley Raceway.

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.

Dates for 2017:

  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March
  • 13, 20, 27 April
  • 4, 11, 18 May
  • 13, 27 July
  • 10, 17, 24, 31 August
  • 7, 14, 21 September
  • 12, 19, 26 October
  • 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November
  • 7, 14 December


"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.

*** Note: This is not a Darwin Cycling Club ride ***


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.

*** Note: This is not a Darwin Cycling Club ride ***


Cyclocross / Mountain Bike

At the Velodrome and usually a Wet Season activity - check the DCC FaceBook page.

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.