Hidden Valley Crit Training - 2020

Hidden Valley Crit Training

*** UPDATE: Based on NT Government's advice issued on 30 April, crit training has recommenced on 21 May with physical distancing measures in place and no cash 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.

Entry is free until at least the end of June and are yet to be determined beyond that. As this is a club event, all riders need to have a minimum of Ride Basic membership through Cycling Australia (choose Northern Territory -> Darwin Cycling Club), although a Ride+ membership gives you added coverage while Race membership will also let you participate in any of our race events. Membership options here.

Note: It is yet to be determined if/where we will conduct the crit training sessions when HV is unavailable.

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 July 
  • 20, 27 August
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 September
  • 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October
  • 5, 12, 19, 26 November
  • 3, 10, 17 December