Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club (DHBC) loves the track and we have regular weekly training sessions and a large and active group of track cyclists. Track cycling is a great way to gain fitness in a safe and controlled environment - away from the busy hustle and bustle of Sydney traffic.
If you're looking for a thrilling and exhilarating way to get fit and challenge yourself, then why not try track cycling? With its high speeds, steep banks, and intense competitions available, track cycling is a sport like no other. Whether you're an experienced cyclist or a beginner, there's no better time than now to get started. You'll improve your fitness and endurance, burn calories, and build strength and agility as you navigate the track. And it's loads of fun.
Mon 7pm (warmup from 6:30pm)
Wed 7pm (following 5pm juniors)
The training sessions are open to all ages and abilities and there is no racing requirement: many riders come purely to push themselves and enjoy some drills and efforts. Members from all clubs are welcome with an active AusCycling license.
There is a form of racing for everyone, and events are available that cater for all levels of experience and talent.
From one day events to weekly series or nationals. Events can include individual and team time trials, points races, match sprints, Madisons, Keirins and more. DHBC loves to participate in racing, encouraging everyone to put on the DHBC racing wings and give it a go. At our training sessions we help to give you the skills and knowledge to enter races and have fun.
Tempe (Canterbury) Velodrome is located at Bayview ave, Earlwood NSW. The track is made of concrete and is 333 metres around at its shortest point, with the corners banked to a maximum of 32 degrees.
The session fee is $15 for the first session in a week and $10 for subsequent sessions. Session fees include bike hire.
Learning to ride a track bike is a great way to develop your cycling skills, at any age, and will undoubtedly help your road cycling, as a junior or an adult.
Track cycling teaches you to pedal smoothly and efficiently, and feel confident riding and racing in close quarters to other riders. It also teaches you to sprint and ‘read the race’ and anticipate the tactics of the other riders.
Before Getting Started
We have a wide range of track bikes available from junior to adult sizes. The bike hire is included in the session fee, which is $10 for the first session in a week and $5 for subsequent sessions.
We suggest you measure your seat height (middle of crank bolt to top of seat, along the line of the seat tube) so we can set up the loan bike to suit your needs, otherwise we can guess & adjust as you go.
We have a range of clipless pedals as well as the traditional toe clips and straps available. We recommend you bring your own pedal if you use something special.
Track bikes have a single fixed gear and no brakes! We have bikes available to borrow, which are included in the track hire fees. If you choose to bring your own, you will need to make sure it has a fixed gear, no brakes and drop handlebars. You will also need a helmet, cycling shoes, and appropriate clothing.
You can be a member of any club to ride with us. As long as you have an active AusCycling license, you are welcome to come down to one of our training sessions.
No, you do not need to be an experienced cyclist to participate in track cycling. We do recommend that riders have some cycling experience and basic bike-handling skills before starting track. We offer training sessions for beginners, and riders can progress at their own pace.
Did you compete in a race? Do you want let DHBC know how you went? Fill out the form to submit your racing results