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.

In 2018, it will be held on August 19th.

More Info

19 August

Upcoming Events

19 August 2018

WEEKLY TRAINING AND RIDES

Saturday

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 34-37 kph average. Full Strava route here. 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 ***

Saturday

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

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 ***

Tuesday

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. Hills include: 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

HOP and HOSP Rides

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

40 km, averaging 40-44 kph. Not for the fainthearted! 

5.50 am (Tuesdays only) - Hour of Some Power (HOSP), starting at Nightcliff Pool after the HoP goes by. 

37 km, averaging 36-38 kph. 

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

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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 ***

Thursday

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


Friday

Lucky Bat Ride

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

25-26 km/hr loop around town, generally a recovery ride for most. Strava route.

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