Whether you are just starting out, race competitively, training for triathlon or just love cycling. From Tuesdays through to Sundays Moore Performance has ride options to cater for your ability.

Weekday Rides

Usually around 70-80 minutes long, with some people tagging on a few extra km’s after the session.  These are held either in Centennial Park, or around the roads of the Eastern Suburbs.  It is important to have good working lights on your bike (for winter months) and that your bike is in good working order.  Hybrid bikes are not allowed in the squad rides.

Saturday Rides

5.45am – Robertson Road Gates, Centennial Park. This is a chance to “Release the weekend warrior” as they tend to be longer in duration than weekday rides.  Riders are typically split into 4 groups, based upon ability and experience:

1. Race   /  2. Pace   /  3. Chase   /  4. Undergrads.

Sunday Rides

Sunday rides vary from week to week with details provided to members through our weekly training newsletter.

THE GROUPS

1. Race

Our fastest cyclists. These guys are able to put the effort in right to the end of the ride and will come home fast while others need to ease up.

2. Pace

Experienced riders who have the ability to hang on the back of the Race group, but might find it hard to do the work on the front of ‘Race’.  A fast group but will come back at a steady pace.  Chase may at times operate a ‘Gate’ system (explained below) to allow the stronger riders to do a majority of the work.

3. Chase

Skilled riders who have been riding for a while but just not quite as fast as “Pace” group yet.

4. Undergrads

Our Undergrads Program is for those newer cyclists who are still looking to increase their ride distance while still developing their skills and fitness.  The speed of this group will be adjusted so anyone struggling will not be left behind.

WEEKLY TIMETABLE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Ride
Cent Park - Robertson Rd Gates
05.45 - 07.00
Goal specific sessions, event focused.
RideBig Sessions - building blocks for the plan
Ride
Cent Park - Robertson Rd Gates
05.45 - 07.00
Coffee Ride
RideSometimes it is ok to go easy and enjoy just cycling
Ride
Cent Park - Robertson Rd Gates
05.45 - 07.00
Tempo or Interval based ride, always an easier option if required
RideBig Sessions - building blocks for the plan
Ride
Cent Park - Robertson Rd Gates
05.45 - 07.45
Local ride around the East. Steady ride and option to hit the hills harder. Also some will go longer, some shorter

Ride
Cent Park - Robertson Rd Gates
05.45 - 09.00
Ride South - including intervals.
RideBig Day
Ride
Varies week to week. Details on weekly plan
07.00 - 09.00
RideKey Day - most important of the week

Tuesday

  • Ride
    05.45 - 07.00

Wednesday

  • Ride
    05.45 - 07.00

Thursday

  • Ride
    05.45 - 07.00

Saturday

  • Ride
    05.45 - 07.45
  • Ride
    05.45 - 09.00

Sunday

  • Ride
    07.00 - 09.00
No events available!

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NEW RIDERS

Please Note

Generally new riders will not start on a weekend ride, unless their experience and fitness ability is already established. You must attend either the Tuesday or Thursday ride to be assessed by a Moore Performance coach.  This will ensure you meet the minimum safety requirements.

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MOORE PERFORMANCE KEY PRINCIPLES FOR RIDES

Ride Captain

There will be a pre selected ‘Ride Captain’ on the squad rides. The designated ‘Ride Captain’ is in charge of the ride and people must respect the Captain’s calls. Their number one focus is to make sure that the ride is as safe as possible. Generally the Ride Captain will sit on the back of the group and make calls from there.  However may sometimes control the group from the front.

Timing

Generally there will be a short ride briefing before the ride rolls out. It is important that riders turn up a couple of minutes early and be ready to listen to the ride brief so we can roll out on time.  Rides will vary session to session so it is important to listen to the brief.

While out riding

Safety is very important to us at Moore Performance, so for this reason we will ride in “paced” based groups or break down to event focused groups to ensure that people riding within their ability and doing the correct rides towards their goals.

If the group leaving the meeting point isn’t too big, then all groups may roll out together, but then we split into sub groups at a given point e.g. after the Airport Tunnel.

Our rides out of the park start at a nice steady (Endurance) pace which is relative to the group and speed generally will increase through the ride.  Depending on how the ride is going, the ride Captain may have to make ‘on the spot’ changes to original plan.

“We leave no man behind” Meaning, if you have a flat, have a bad day or have an accident, you won’t be left alone. Similarly, when someone in your pack has a problem, don’t ride off and leave them.

The Peleton and rolling

There are many different ways to ride within a pack, and groups are generally organised in either single file or two-by-two.  The peleton take turns (called “pulls”) at the front before peeling off to the side and re-joining the group at the rear. By doing this, the peloton cuts efficiently through wind and stays together in a predictable pack.

The Ride Captain will decide which method and frequency of rolling the pack will use.  It maybe that the pack will use different methods during one ride due to either safety, road conditions and/or training specific reasons.

The Gate

We may at times operate a “gate” system, which the ride captain will confirm during the ride.  The Riders in the “gate” are generally the stronger riders within that group and they take turns on the front, while riders behind the gate will benefit from being towed along for the ride.   The gate may be used for the entirety or part of the ride, but it will give the slightly slower riders the opportunity to push right to the end of the session.

IMPORTANT TIPS FOR RIDERS

Example of different methods of rolling

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Simple Do’s

  • DO wear a helmet
  • DO carry appropriate front and rear lights
  • DO ensure your bike is in good mechanical order
  • DO ride 2 abreast maximum
  • DO be alert to your surroundings and keep your head and eyes up
  • DO carry ID with you and emergency contact information
Simple Do Not’s

  • DON’T “half-wheel” or overlap the person riding beside you, as this will potentially result in others behind you doing the same thing. A very common cause of crashes.
  • DON’T wear earphones
  • DON’T use aero-bars when bunch riding – you simply can’t get to your brakes fast enough
  • DON’T swarm around cars when approaching an intersection – think of the bunch as a singlevehicle
  • DON’T leave a big gap to the rider in front – you will use more energy and possibly force your partner to get into a half-wheeling situation