Juniors

6 junior cyclists and few adults
A big field of riders and chaperones for the junior participation ride.

The Peel Cycling Club racing in the Rockingham/Mandurah areas has a Junior Cycling Foundation.
It seeks to:

Young girl on bicycle with pro rider

Getting racing tips from Drapac EF’s Theo Yates

  • Explore avenues of fund raising
  • Educate junior cycling talent in bike
  • skills and team awareness
  • Select junior cycling talent
  • Market the services available
  • Organise junior race events
  • Provide facilities for cycling off-road

Junior Training Sessions

The club is currently exploring options to safely train our juniors. Stay tuned for more details.

Sessions are run by club coaches, usually splitting into ability-based groups.

Junior Racing at PDCC

With the absence of a suitable road cycling facility in Western Australia, which is off the road to enable training and racing of Juniors in a controlled environment, the club is limited to what it can offer Juniors.

Whilst the club would like to adhere to the Cycling Australia Junior Cycling Policy (2015), without a dedicated facility, and current restrictions around events on road, it is not possible for the club to deliver the policy. The club would like to see the continued development of Junior racing in a safe manner. Below outlines how the club will handle Junior development under the challenges currently faced by the club regarding suitable racing and training facilities.

CLUB EVENTS – Road Racing

  1. Handicap races will be restricted to U15 and above entrants only.
  2. U11 – E Grade maximum grade. Must be accompanied by a parent during racing.
  3. U13 – E Grade preferred. If the Junior has the ability and skill, promotion to D grade is possible with agreement of the race committee, club coach, parent and cycling coach. Must be accompanied by a parent during racing.
  4. U15 – D Grade. If the Junior has the ability and skill, promotion to C grade is possible with agreement of race committee, club coach, parent and cycling coach.
  5. U17 – Maximum B Grade. May promote to A grade only after Junior National Championships in second year as U17, and only if determined to have the skill and ability by race committee, club coach, parent and cycling coach.

OPEN EVENTS – Road Racing (Peel Classic, Peel Junior Tour)

As open events have significantly more planning, greater numbers of competitors, and greater timing requirement. Junior racing will adhere to the Cycling Australia Junior Cycling Policy (2015) if the entrant numbers allow.

CLUB EVENTS – Criterium Season

  1. U11 – E Grade maximum grade. Must be accompanied by a parent during racing. If numbers permit, the club will run a separate U11 Grade.
  2. U13 – D Grade Maximum. Must be accompanied by a parent.
  3. U15 – D Grade. If the Junior has the ability and skill, promotion to C grade is possible with agreement of race committee, club coach, parent and cycling coach.
  4. U17 – Maximum B Grade. May promote to A grade only after Junior National Championships in second year as U17, and only if determined to have the skill and ability by race committee, club coach, parent and cycling coach.

NOTE – if a junior wishes up ride in the next grade, a request must be received by the club secretary at least 1 week prior to the event.

Where possible, if the club has access to a suitable course, the club will run specific aged group categories to encourage the development of juniors.

Gear Ratios across all grades will be adhered to as per the Cycling Australia Junior Policy in all instances.

Club Kit Offer

In an endeavour to promote PDCC Junior Cyclists at local and open events as well as group and informal rides in the community and to promote Junior Cycling in the Peel District, the club has agreed to supply a PDCC Club Kit (jersey and knicks only) to any junior member under 19 years of age subject to the following conditions:

  • The person must have been a PDCC Club member for the full 12 month period prior to applying, and has renewed their PDCC Club membership for the next full 12 month period.
  • The member must have been and continue to be racing on a regular basis.
  • The member agrees to wear the club kit in ALL racing activities undertaken.
  • The member agrees to abide by the club code of conduct at all times. If conduct is not as expected at all times, the privilege will be removed, and the recipient will be expected to return or reimburse cost of the club kit.
  • This offer is only available if the member’s uniform size can be obtained from the club’s supplier. Note. a number of smaller sizes are not available.
  • The club reserves the right to refuse this offer to any person the Committee believes does not deserve this benefit.

All applications for a club kit to be made to Peel District Cycling Club Managing Committee.