Race day info.

The Albany Cycling Club focusses on fun, fitness, healthy competitiveness and family involvement. We have an annual calendar of races and social rides.

  • Know the course
  • Be on time.
  • Maintain your bike.
  • Carry enough water, food, spare tubes and a pump.
  • It is sensible to carry your mobile phone.
  • Bring a positive attitude.
  • Obey the road rules
  • Be predictable and always indicate your intentions – use hand signals as well as verbal communication.
  • Be courteous to and supportive of other riders


  • Obey the road rules
  • Respect other road users
  • Be predictable and always indicate your intentions
  • Never ride more than 2 abreast unless passing another rider or bunch
  • If the road narrows a call may be made to ride single file when necessary.
  • Use lights when daylight is a concern


  • Try to maintain about a 30-50cm distance from the rear wheel of the rider in front of you
  • Keep your handlebars level with those of the rider next to you
  • Ride at an even steady pace
  • Close up gaps between riders as quickly and smoothly as possible
  • When possible ride one metre clear from the gutters and parked cars


  • When passing another rider always check behind to see it is safe.


Avoid braking as much as possible.

  • When braking is necessary do so gently and indicate, you are slowing
  • Avoid braking through corners; slow up gradually before you get there if the corner is sharp or traction uncertain
  • Do not brake suddenly except in an emergency


  • Hold your line through corners giving the person next to you plenty of space.
  • Approach the corner at a safe speed and do not brake through corners.


  • Cross wheels with the rider in front of you
  • Half-wheel with the rider beside you