Randwick Botany Cycling Club

Located in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Everyone is welcome to join our Friday Coffee Ride!

Month – January 2014

Jindabyne 2014

Charlotte Pass group shot 2014(s)

Fantastic camp was enjoyed by all.  Thanks to Peter and Joe for performing support vehicle duties.  The venue “Horizons” was great and has already been booked for next year. Everyone liked it, breakfast was excellent, accommodation was excellent and service was fantastic

Number of attendees was perfect as it was a nice size and manageable.

We had dinner in the restaurant of the hotel on Saturday and Club on Sunday.

Above is picture of the group at the top of Charlottes Pass.

All in all a very successful and enjoyable camp.  Thanks to Ivan for organising it all.


Daniele’s Ciclismo Riding Tips – Switching on your core.

Being better balanced on the bike starts with switching on your stomach muscles – your core but how ? Try lying down on the floor & lifting your legs straight up. Then by using your core muscles try lifting your bum off the ground just a little repeat 4 times in a controlled fashion – no swinging. This will make you aware what it feels like to switch those muscles on.

Now when you’re on the bike, try & ride with one hand on the brake hood like you would if you were taking a drink. But before you remove your hand, switch on your core so you’re holding your upper torso with your stomach & not so much with the hand on the brake hood. If you do this correctly you will now be taking the weight off the hand that’s on the bars which will make the bike hold a straight line much more easily.

Once you’ve tried this when you’re riding normally, you can then engage your core to drive the pedals harder. Also by relaxing both hands on the bars, you can start steering the bike with your core, hips & feet. This will also remove any neck pain you get when you ride so practice & think about using your core !

Daniele’s Ciclismo Tips On Descending.

Hi all,

Recently I have a lot of riders asking how they can improve their descending so below are a few important key things to remember.

Racing downhill takes a combination of skill, confidence, and courage, and even if you may not get the chance to bomb down a long, twisting descent that’s closed to traffic, the same techniques that keep the pros on the road will help you go downhill faster and safer.


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