Hidden Valley Crit Training
*** Based on NT Government's advice issued on 30 April 2020, crit training recommenced on 21 May 2020 with physical distancing measures in place and online payments ***
Gates open 5:30 pm Thursdays for a 6 pm sharp start. See map here for details on track access. Our agreement with the Hidden Valley Management is that we are off-site by 7 pm, so please ensure that you make a quick departure once training ceases.
The training is several laps around the race circuit (2.82 km laps), sometimes 6-10 laps in one go (depending on your grade) but often a combination of a smaller number of laps. It can be intense, but you can ride at your own speed on a really smooth race track.
COVID-19 has made the Club think about doing things differently. We have removed our gold coin donation and moved online for criterium session / season payments. You can either purchase an individual session for $5 or an annual pass for $50 (1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021) here. Juniors have free entry. The fee is to help offset the cost of hiring the venue.
As this is a club event, all riders also need to have a minimum of Ride Basic membership through Cycling Australia, although a Ride+ membership gives you added coverage and Race membership will let you participate in any of our race events. Membership options here.
Note: Crit training sessions will be conducted at Berrimah Business Park (BBP) when Hidden Valley is unavailable due to Major Events such as the V8 Supercars. BBP dates are marked with an asterisk below. Sunset is earlier than 7pm for these BBP dates, so lights may be required.
Wet Weather Policy
Only very wet weather will prevent crit from proceeding. We will post on our Facebook page by 4.30pm(ish) if it's not going ahead. If it's looking in doubt we'll still post to confirm one way or another. No post = going ahead. We will also leave a sign on the gates when we cancel the training due to bad weather just in case the gates are already open for some other purpose. Please do not enter the venue when this occurs.
Dates for 2020
- 30 January
- 6, 13, 20, 27 February
- 5, 12,
19, 26 March 2, 9, 23, 30 April 7, 14, 21, 28 May
- 4, 11, 18, 25 June
- 2, 9, 16, 30* July
- 6*, 13*, 20*, 27* August
- 3, 10, 17, 24 September
- 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October
- 5, 12, 19, 26 November
- 3, 10, 17 December
Note: Berrimah Business Park dates are marked with an asterisk