Philosophy

In addition to the basic program, juniors also benefit from coaching designed to improve their race skills, tactics and individual performance for those interested in competing.

Our coaching philosophy is based on the alignment of maturity with the following participation levels

  • Learn to train
  • Train to train
  • Train to compete
  • Train to win
  • Active for life


All juniors receive qualified coaching, encouragement, advice and support as they work towards their individual goals without compromising their growth or wellbeing for short term success. For example, competitive juniors are encouraged to set achievable short and long term cycling goals, keeping the focus on individual achievements rather than drawing comparisons to others of differing chronological or physical age.

Our juniors are praised for their commitment and effort to training as well as race achievement not just their placing in races. Cycling is a very competitive sport and even the very best cyclists never win every race they enter. The GCCC junior program focuses on improved performance as a measure of success and encourages members to adopt a “give it a go” attitude to maintain interest and longevity in the sport.

There are many levels of participation availble in cycling and a pathway of achievements for those interested in taking the sport from childhood through to becoming an elite adult rider if they desire. 

Our club has nurtured many great champions and is home to well-known professional international cyclists, Robbie McEwen and Jonathan Cantwell as well as women's road cycling Olympic gold medalist, Sara Carrigan who regularly appears at junior training to inspire our next generation of cyclists.

 Junior CATS Cycling Pathways