Friendly and Welcoming, with 7 grades for Masters Cycling in Melbourne, Peninsula and Gippsland. Southern is one of the largest cycling
clubs in Australia giving our members lots of advantages, special deals and exciting rides.
Two seasons, Summer and Winter cover 6 month periods each with Weekly events running every Summer
or Winter season(s) at various courses and locations.
We are a Cycling Australia CA affiliated road racing club for MASTERS riders around Melbourne. Cyclists become eligible
for membership at the age of 30 for males, and 30 years for females.
Distances vary depending on the course but are generally in the range 25 km -30 km
with some longer 80 km rides available in various seasons. Racing is conducted all year round so you can participate at any time and keep
your fitness balanced.
The summer season is held from October to March where exciting criterium races are
held on safe circuits in and around Melbourne. Criterium races usually last from 1 to 2 hours and are held at Sandown Park Raceway on a Thursday
evening and on Sundays at either Casey Fields or at a series of metro controlled circuits. Winter seasons include majestic courses from Gippsland
to Peninsula, in and around Melbourne and along the bays.
There is a wide range of age groups and abilities of competing riders, including
three types of grading with average speeds ranging from 23kph to 40+kph. For the adventurous
or relaxed, you can find the perfect event for your comfort and experience.
Mens and Ladies
Men are eligible for membership 30 years age +
Ladies are eligible for membership 30 years +
Our Ladies Liason Officer is available for all enquires.
M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7.
Some of the styles of races we conduct:
1. Age Group -- Riders are only grouped according to their age (M1 30-34, M2 35-39, M3 40-44,
M4 45-49...., M7 65-70+ etc.) for age group championship races, held twice a year at both club and state level.
2. Handicap -- One race with all riders competing for first and minor places. The
weaker riders begin first and fastest last with others at varying intervals in between.
3. Graded Scratch –- Cyclists are graded into A for the strongest down to G for slower. Each grade races for first and minor places and riders
progress between grades according to their performance.
4. Time Trials, Team Pursuits, Trophy, Points Table and more.
Benefits of joining our great club
Along with being fitter and enjoying the outdoors, you will find a great sense of
friendship with SMCC, and because you are a SMCC member, you will be able to enter other cycling events held by other clubs in Victoria and around
Australia, enter Masters Championships, receive discounts on items and more.
Our association with Cycling Australia, Cyclesport and other Masters Cycling Clubs
in Australia affords you great opportunities and event entry qualifications.
Insurance - Racing and training, all our members are covered by an extensive insurance policy for your benefit.
You can ride in your cyclist jersey apparel or club colors.
The bikes used are 'road racers' 'circuit bikes' and
Events are conducted amongst club riders or against other clubs.
Visiting CA riders, Australian Defence Force and Interstate riders are welcome to our events. Please pre
register with our handicapper here.
We would love to hear from you and hope you soon come along and see what a great day
cycling can become, in the meantime, take a look at our new gallery pages of masters cycling in Melbourne.