Step your cycling skills up a gear with some of the fantastic activities offered through Scouting.
Whether you’re keen on the rush of mountain biking, or you want to know your bike better for peak performance, the Scout Cycling Team can deliver practical help and great advice.
See below a summary of our key team activities. For full information, dates, prices and registration links check out our 2019 team calendar here.
The Mountain Biking Patrol has qualified and trainee Mountain Bike Leaders who can run courses and activities.
Our Activity Calendar includes events from the taster three-hour ‘Come & Try Mountain Biking’, to the core one-day ‘Intro to mountain biking’ to learn the fundamental skills and more advanced opportunities for intermediate and experienced riders.
The Program Support Patrol helps Groups and Sections to incorporate cycling activities as a part of their regular program. This could include sample nights or advice about bike hikes. We can also help with assessors for badge work.
In 2019, the team will commence running 'Basic Bike Programs for Leaders'. This single day course will give Section Leaders the skills and confidence to run their own cycling programs. This is primarily targeted at Joey, Cub and Scout Leaders.
The Maintenance Patrol wants to make sure that bikes are safe and reliable for cycling activities. We look after the regular maintenance of equipment and we provide mechanical support for events.
Our Patrol also leads skills training in bike maintenance, with regular ‘Basic Mechanical Skills’ training available for Leaders and youth members wanting to get the basic skills to maintain their bike.
For those with mechanical foundations locked down, in 2019 the team will run 'Mechanical Masterclasses' which will give more detailed training around specific mechanical skills.
We have some bikes available for hire and are currently building up our fleet to be able to offer a wider array, including useful equipment too.
State Leader - Cycling