AusCycling | Shimano National All Schools Cycling Challenge - Frequently Asked Questions

Shimano National All Schools Cycling Challenge - Frequently Asked Questions

The inaugural AusCycling Shimano National All Schools Cycling Challenge will be launched in 2022. 

The event aims to provide an opportunity for all secondary aged students across the country to get active, race and participate. 

The event simplifies cycling events and disciplines to create safe, fun and challenging experiences for overall growth and development of secondary school aged students. 

BMX: 

  • Racing 

  • Racing Team Relay 

Mountain Bike: 

  • Cross Country 

  • Enduro 

Road: 

  • Criterium 

All Bike Challenge: 

  • Straight Line Sprint / Hill Climb 

  • Team Relay

Enduro & Cross-Country MTB disciplines are aimed at competitors where steep, technical, or fast sections of the trail are limited. The two disciplines chosen are focused on facilitating greater participation and aimed to be inclusive of all abilities. The focus for all participants is to experience the best aspects of Mountain Bike in a safe and enjoyable environment.  

Additional safety and course design measures are put in place to ensure riders can experience the best of what Mountain Bike has to offer without the requirement of additional equipment. 

Track: Unfortunately, the outdoor velodrome was destroyed in the floods and the venue has been deemed unsafe for use.

BMX Freestyle: Although there isn’t a BMX Freestyle event included, we are excited to let you know we will be having a BMX Freestyle Expression Session for all to enjoy watching this amazing discipline

  • Bike 

  • Helmet 

  • Racing clothing and equipment e.g. gloves, long sleeve shirt, covered in shoes, if required. 

CLICK HERE to view what equipment you need for specific events in the participant guide. 

A limited number of bikes for BMX, Mountain Bike and Road bikes will be available for riders' use if you don’t own one. Please complete the expression of interest, as there are limited bikes available and will be allocated out to the first riders who submitted the expression of interest: CLICK HERE to access the expression of interest form. 

There will be no cost to hire the bikes. 

No, but riders under 16 will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

We do encourage the school to get involved and send a teacher for support.

Entries are online through AusCycling. 

CLICK HERE to enter. 

The closing date for entries is Sunday, 21 August 2022 - no late entries will be accepted.

No, the closing date for entries is Sunday, 21 August 2022 - no late entries will be accepted. 

No, the event is open to all secondary school students. 

$30.00 per rider: 

  • Access to register for all events. 

  • The entry fee has been capped at the cost of one (1) discipline to encourage riders to be able to try other disciples at no additional cost. 

In the AusCycling National All Schools Cycling Challenge’s inaugural year, AusCycling is covering the cost of the rider’s insurance for the event across all cycling disciplines

CLICK HERE to view the rules of the events in the participants guide: 

  • All Bike Challenge (Straight Line Sprint and Team Relay)  

  • BMX Racing and Team Relay 

  • Mountain Bike Cross Country and Enduro 

  • Road Criterium  

The event is proudly supported by Gold Coast City Council, events will be held at the Gold Coast Cycle Centre and BMX Club: 

  • All Bike Challenge: Gold Coast Cycle Centre, 1 Hope St, Nerang QLD 4211 

  • BMX: Nerang BMX Club, Corner of Mortensen Road and Cayuga Street Nerang QLD 4211 

  • Mountain Bike: Gold Coast Cycle Centre, 1 Hope St, Nerang QLD 4211 

  • Road: Gold Coast Cycle Centre, 1 Hope St, Nerang QLD 4211

You are not required to wear school uniforms. But to celebrate the school you are riding for; it would be great if you could wear school uniforms or school colours whilst you are not racing. 

There are no gearing restrictions in the event.

In the AusCycling National All Schools Cycling Challenge’s inaugural year, AusCycling is covering the cost of the rider’s insurance for the event across all cycling disciplines. 

AusCycling has two categories available due to the safety of the riders racing: 

Category 1: Beginner – Intermediate 

This category is suitable for a rider who is new to racing or has limited experience racing before. 

Category 2: Intermediate – Advanced 

This category is suitable for a rider who is for those who are a little more serious about racing and have experience racing at either Club, State or National levels. 

Teams of 4: 

Relay teams must be made up of two (2) Females and two (2) Males and with a minimum of 1 person from each age group. e.g. 1 Female Year 7-8, 1 Male from Year 9-10, 1 Female from Year 11-12, and 1 Male from Year 11-12. 

Relay teams to be confirmed at the registration desk on the day. 

Relay teams are not split into Category 1 or 2.

Relay teams to confirm team members at the registration desk on the event day. 

Yes, only where your school doesn’t have enough riders to make up the relay teams.

Yes! More information on this will be available soon.

No, the event won’t be live-streamed. 

As the event is free for spectators to come and watch, we encourage all to cheer the riders on.

No, this event is free for spectators – the more the merrier!

The event is a National event and welcome riders from all over Australia!

AusCycling envisage the National All Schools Cycling Challenge to be the first step in creating a fantastic series of school events. In future years, we aim to host a state-based events, and have the National All Schools Cycling Challenge as the pinnacle. 

In future years, there may be opportunity to build in primary school aged categories. The event will be continually growing and evolving over the years.

To be awarded to both male and females in each category, the rider that has accumulated the most points, including all disciplines.

The overall Champion School result is calculated by combining all points, from all categories, throughout all disciplines. The school with the most overall points will be determined as the Champion School.  

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