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Femmes Come and Try - by RANDWICK Cycling

Heffron Park Criterium Track, Robey Street, MAROUBRA NSW 2035, AUSTRALIA
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Femmes Come and Try - by RANDWICK Cycling Women 12:00pm sharp 1 hour Heffron Park Criterium - long track 50 $0.00 BOOK NOW


This is a Women’s Only event

Welcome to RANDWICK CYCLING’s ‘Femmes Come and Try Heffron’, located at Heffron Park. This is an opportunity for you to join with other female riders to build skills and confidence on a criterium circuit with coaching and peer-to-peer support. We will provide structured, safe, and organised training to cater for differing levels of abilities, fitness, and experience. You will need to bring your own bike and helmet and you should be able to comfortably ride your bike.

Participation in this event is FREE. Further, for every femme who participates in the program, Randwick Cycling will make a donation to the Royal Hospital for Women, that will be used for breast cancer care support packages. 

Insurance: We recommend that, for your own peace of mind, you register with AusCycling in advance of the day. AusCycling offer a FREE four-weekly trial of membership that offers insurance in the event of an incident at any time while riding. Please visit https://bit.ly/3V8fz9Q for more information.


Whilst we may make minor adjustments on the day, we anticipate the following structure:

  • 11:45am - registration and bike readiness assessment
  • 12:00 - 12:20pm - skills training broken into various groups depending on ability
  • 12:20 - 12:50pm - group riding around Heffron. This is not racing. This session will help you with practical hints about effective cornering and getting used to the track and riding with others around it
  • 12:50 - 1:00pm - practical debrief with Q&A
  • 1:00 - 1:10pm - prize ceremony and your opportunity to climb on the podium and get your photo taken!
  • from 2:25pm - should you want to try racing, we encourage you to register at https://bit.ly/3C9h66Ebut note that you must have the appropriate AusCycling insurance to do so – the AusCycling's 'Come Try Session 4-Week Trial License' insurance does NOT cover you for racing. Please inform one of your rider leaders on the day if you are thinking about joining an actual race.
  • Parking: Where possible, we encourage you to ride your bike to Heffron Park. There are several bike paths that lead to Heffron Park, including from Centennial Park. Please visit https://bit.ly/3RSHfg5 for more details. There is also plenty of car parking available via the Robey Street entrance adjacent to the Des Renford Leisure Centre and surrounding streets.

Toilets: available at the Clubhouse at Heffron Park

Warm up: Please arrive 30 minutes in advance of 12noon should you wish to warm up. A junior development program runs from 1pm, and then adult and juniors' racing for both women and men across five divisions from 2:25pm. Should you feel confident, you are most welcome to participate in the juniors and adult racing. Please discuss with our team on the day the level of grade that you feel is appropriate for you.


  • This event is held entirely around a closed criterium bike track that is booked by Randwick Botany Cycling Club Inc. (RANDWICK CYCLING) through Randwick City Council
  • The criterium circuit is within Heffron Park and therefore the public have access to surrounding public ovals
  • Rubbish must not be discarded and gel wrappers, etc., must be properly disposed of
  • Participants must hold a current 2022 AusCycling RACE licence (or equivalent AusCycling Four-Week Trial Licence or AusCycling One Day Event Licence) and present it prior to the event, when requested. In the event that  participant does not hold an AusCycling licence, the participant authorises RANDWICK CYCLING to obtain an AusCycling licence on the participant's behalf at no cost to the participant.
  • Participants must wear an ASA compliant helmet
  • The event is held in accordance with rules and regulations set by AusCycling and current at the time of the event. These include and are not limited to Technical Regulations: Road, located at https://bit.ly/3nCLcsL and Technical Regulations: General, located at https://bit.ly/3FDSHpF. Participants must adhere to the directions of Volunteers. In the event that you decide to race, Decisions on grading are at the discretion of the RANDWICK CYCLING handicapper and their decision is final
  • For this event, women (both adults and juniors) race together in the same race, within their grade, at the discretion of the RANDWICK CYCLING handicapper
  • All riders entering a sanctioned AusCycling event acknowledge that they engage in that event at their own risk and that cycling and cycle racing can be considered a dangerous sport which can result in injury out of an act or omission of the rider, other riders, spectators and other obstacle, and track conditions. Whilst all reasonable care is taken by organisers and officials when organising the event; all participating cyclists have an equal responsibility to ensure they take all reasonable care in adhering to the rules and other conditions imposed by officials ensuring a safe race environment for all concerned
  • By participating in this event, as a rider, spectator, official or volunteer, you agree to comply with the RANDWICK CYCLING Code of Conduct, located at https://bit.ly/33DqmSZ  
  • For information about this event, please contact the 'Event Organiser'

Race series



There will be prizes and giveaways on the day


Event date: 29/10/2022
Time:  12:00 noon

Entries open: 13/10/2022
Entries close: 29/10/2022

  Heffron Park Criterium Track, Robey Street, MAROUBRA NSW 2035
0403 563 596
  women@randwickcc.com.au