City CX

Tips and training

Wednesday 1 April 2021

Event update – City CX cancelled 😔

Sadly, we’ve had to make the tough call to cancel the inaugural City CX.

We appreciate it’s not the news you want to hear, but with the demand not there at this point in time, we couldn’t responsibly run the event in May 2021. We were aiming for a fun, unique, off-road CX event and are disappointed we can’t see it through for you.

Registered riders will automatically receive a refund for their ticket within the next 10 business days.

Bicycle Network will be back with the events you know and love in 2021 and will continue to work with Fed Square to bring bike riding events into the heart of the city. Thank you for your support,

Whether you are a regular at the local crits or need all the help you can get to prepare for the gruelling sprint around the City CX course, we’re here to help you get event-ready.

Skills sessions and trail rides – Let's Talk About CX

Let’s Talk About CX offers regular training sessions, trail rides and meet-ups for riders of all ages and skill level. Check out what’s on below. 

What’s on?
Tuesday nights (weekly) | Trail rides

Time: 6:30pm roll-out (approx. 1 hour). Weekly from 23 Feb – 30 Mar 2021

Meet-up: Outside Guide Dogs Victoria, Kew

Ride leaders: Tom McQuillan and Heath Miller

Easy, no drop trail rides along the Yarra Trails. There is an A and B line to cater for all experience and confidence. All bikes types welcome. Though a CX or gravel bike is ideal. Mountain bikes will be comfortable, and road bikes a challenge.
View routes (subject to change depending on trail conditions). Specific route to be confirmed via the LTAXCX website or Instagram the weekend before each ride.
Please ensure you bring your own spares in case of a flat/puncture.
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Thursday nights (weekly) | CX skills sessions

Time: 6:30pm (approx. 1 hour). Weekly from 8 April 2021

Meet-up: Outside Guide Dogs Victoria, Kew

Ride leaders: Tom McQuillan and Heath Miller

CX info sessions and skills clinic.
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More info

Visit Let’s Talk About CX for more CX training tips and resources.

Join the club

Bicycle Network’s Strava club has a whole host of like-minded athletes and regular training rides. Join the club and stay tuned for local training rides in the lead up to events near you.

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CX pre-season training – Cycle Collective

Build a competitive edge over the field and join Cycle Collective’s four week CX pre-season training program. Their structured indoor training sessions take the guess work out of your fitness improvements with experienced cycling coaches to help you perform at your peak and tackle the 2021 CX season.

8–13% strength and fitness improvement
  • 14 x indoor cycling sessions over 4 weeks
  • Fitness (FTP) tests at the start and end of the program
  • Q&A session with Team Burghflanders
  • Personalised zone training cards based on power
  • Receive all ride data straight to your phone
Key details

Dates: Wed 7 Apr (Pre-fitness testing) – Wed 5 May (Post-fitness testing)

Price: $189 ($13.50 per session)

Limited to 20 riders

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Cycle Collective CX pre-season training