Track is back

Summer track season at Blackburn


Race calendar

We host race meets on most Saturday afternoons from October through to April, with registration from 12:30pm and racing starting at 1:00pm.
New in 2015 we are introducing a monthly omnium series on Friday evenings from 6pm, and the John Nicholson Keirin Series, in honour of long-time club president John Nicholson.

Download the  2015/2016 Race Calendar and stick it on your fridge [updated 3/11/2015]

Track handicaps for BBN racing are now available online - click here.


Race schedule

Friday nights

5:30pm-6pm Warmup
6:00-8pm Racing
8:00-8:30pm Presentations

Saturday afternoons

11:00 - 11:30am Registration Novice Clinic
11:30am -12:30pm Novice Clinic
12:30 - 1:30pm Seniors warmup & Race Registration
1:30 - 4:00pm Racing
4:00 - 4:30pm Presentations

Training

Blackburn members and members of other clubs are welcome to attend track training sessions with our club coaches.
We offer Monday night sessions at the DISC indoor velodrome, and Wednesday night sessions at the East Burwood velodrome - check our training calendar for details of session times and costs.
We also offer a Thursday night novice session for younger riders and adults who want to learn to ride on a track.

Improve your sprinting

Practice your sprinting and boost your top end speed. Perfect for road riders looking to win more races. 

Improve your race tactics

Three races each session gives you heaps of opportunities to hone your racing style and tactics. Track racing concentrates the key moments in a race, forcing you to learn how to win.

Thrilling racing

Track racing is shoulder to shoulder, wheel to wheel, pure racing for the thrill of it. This is cycling stripped back to its essentials: fast legs, sharp minds and the need for speed.
Riders are graded according to ability, so you'll always be racing someone near your level.

Develop your top-end power

Scratch races, motor-pacing, points races, keirin, handicap racing, eliminations and others will get the legs and lungs burning.

John Nicholson Keirin Series

Honouring Blackburn's long-time former President and Life Member John Nicholson, the John Nicholson Keirin Series will be incorporated into the regular Saturday afternoon racing at East Burwood.
John is one of Blackburn's greatest ever sprinters, winning the World Championship in 1975 and 1976, an Olympic Silver medal at Munich in 1972, and Commonwealth Games Gold medals in 1970 and 1974. He also competed at the 1968 Olympics and is a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
John has been a great servant of the club and this series, awarded on an aggregate basis, is named in recognition of his efforts over many years.
The John Nicholson Keirin Series is partnered & supported by the following: Vinnicombe Industrial/VSWheels, Turtle Beach Resort Gold Coast, Arctic Mist, BMW Doncaster, Open Road Cycles & Freedom Sports Medicine.

New Friday night Omnium series

This year, Blackburn is introducing a new Friday night Omnium series. Held once a month, we're looking forward to some great twilight racing. Check the race calendar for dates and details.

Prepare for Track League and Battle of the Clubs

Inter-club competition is heating up in 2015/16, so make sure your legs are ready to go!

Open to anyone with a CA licence

The East Burwood velodrome is the perfect place to learn to ride track, as it's not as steep as the indoor velodrome at DISC. Blackburn CC offers track induction sessions for new track riders, and club bikes are available if you don't have your own track bike. You need a CA race licence to race, or a recreational licence to train, but you don't have to be a Blackburn member.
Don't have a licence? Attend a 'come and try' day or pick up a short-term licence to give track a go. Contact the club to find out more.

Family friendly

Our race days have separate grades for adults and juniors, with an overlapping program so the whole family can watch each other race.
The Blackburn track program is designed to develop young riders and teach them the skills to race safely and well. It's ideal for riders who are too young to ride on the road, and as a continuation of the Junior Road Development Program that the club runs through winter. Training sessions are available for riders of all levels of experience and ability from novice through to elite.

Have fun!

Our racing is designed to be fun above all else. We race hard, but maintain a fun and friendly vibe.