Australia · November 19 2023 - November 17 2024
RAPHA 101 - SYDNEY
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Build confidence in a group riding setting and meet like-minded riders in a safe and accessible environment at Centennial Park. Our Rapha 101 sessions provide a stepping stone to other Rapha rides, such as our Starters Group on our Rapha Wednesdays Open Ride. These rides are open for anyone, from any level of bicycle experience with any bike (flat-bars included) - no RCC Membership necessary.
What you can expect at a Rapha 101 Session...
Ride Guidelines Briefing
8.30am - 9.00am
The session will begin with an introduction to group riding and road riding skills, covering the important elements of bunch riding from the Rapha Sydney Ride Guidelines, featuring a live, bicycle-less demonstration by our Ride Leaders to let you focus on the basics without any distractions.
Grand Dr, Centennial Park
9.00am - 10.00am
We'll be staying within the park limits with a warm up lap, followed by a series of laps.
We'll stop each time to refresh on a particular road-riding basic.
Once we're up to speed, we'll head down the middle of the park (to practise stopping and turning as a group), as well as climbing up the Cat's Ears if time allows.
Coffee and Debrief
10.00am - 10.30am
We'll return for a coffee as well as a quick debrief and a chance for additional questions before wrapping up the session at approximately 10.30am.
Ride Leader Guidance
Navigating through Traffic
Communicating with the Bunch
Pointing out Potholes
Safe and Accessible Environment
RCCSYD Ride Guidelines
What do I wear?
Comfortable, breathable clothes that offer a free range of movement. It can get chilly in the park during the winter months so long sleeves, a neck warmer or gloves are recommended if you get cold easily.
Swing by the Rapha Sydney Clubhouse and our friendly staff will help you get started with everything you need to know about cycling apparel.
What do I bring?
Yourself, your bicycle (please check it is in good working order prior to the session), helmet, water bottle, cash/card for any coffee/food.
Is there Parking?
Parking in Centennial Park is free, with on-street parking around the perimeter of Queens Park also available.
How do I get to Centennial Park?
Be sure to check out the Sydney of Sydney Cycling Map here, or enable the Cycling Layer on Google Maps to view safe infrastructure.
How do I find out more about the Rapha Cycling Club?
Find out everything you need to know and why we think you should ride with us via our Rides and Events Program.
The RCCSYD Ride Leader Team
RCC Ride Leaders are experienced members who organise and lead scheduled Rapha rides from Rapha Sydney.
When you see a Ride Leader jersey out on the road you can be rest assured you are joining an official RCC ride with any of our 17 trained and endorsed Ride Leaders.