Cycling

Hobart Walking Club offers a range of activities, one of which is cycling. Our large friendly, social cycling groups enjoy beautiful scenery and uncrowded roads, and the option of a coffee at the end (or sometimes in the middle) of a ride. Our cyclists are united in the Club's aims, and the Club ethos that applies to all activities.

Four cycling groups cater for different abilities and fitness, one on Tuesdays and three on Thursdays.

Tuesday Long rides range from 45 - 80kms, are suited to faster paced cyclists and are rated moderate to challenging.
L/Med/cyc - Medium - undulating but rideable by most cyclists.
L/Int/cyc - Intermediate - steeper in parts but not excessively difficult.
L/Cha/cyc - Challenging - route contains long steep hills that may necessitate some riders walking.

On Thursday there are three cycle groups.
Medium Medium Cycle Group (MM/cyc) rides are from 35 to 50 km, moderate pace.
Medium Easy Cycle Group (ME/cyc) rides are from 25 to 40 km, considerate pace.
Short Easy Cycle Group (SE/cyc) rides up to 30 km cater for slow cyclists.

The Club also offers cycling camps and tours in different parts of Tasmania, ranging from a few days to a week.

Electric bikes that comply with Australian Standards are welcome on HWC Club trips.

Most HWC cycling occurs on public roads and shared pathways. Participants are expected to know and adhere to Tasmanian road rules as they apply to cyclists and their interactions with other road users. The Club does not provide tuition in road rules or state cycling laws.
A useful link is the Road Safety Advisory Committee:

 https://www.rsac.tas.gov.au/road-users/cyclists/


Cycling safety
Riders' responsibilities to the Coordinator and the Group are similar to those for walks:
Inform the Coordinator of any possible medical issue and have “HWC Participant’s Emergency Contact & Medical Information” form in a plastic bag.
Ensure you have the necessary equipment and capability to complete the ride.
Rainwear, first aid kit and water should always be brought along with other clothing and food as appropriate for the event.
Follow all reasonable decisions and directions of the Coordinator.
Wait until the Coordinator gives the all clear to start riding at the beginning and after every break or regroup.
Inform the Coordinator if you have to leave the group early.
Inform the Coordinator if you wish to alter the ride.
Ride at your own pace, regroup at junctions and intersections. After each stop the Coordinator or delegate will check that all in the group are present.
When recommencing after each stop check that all in the group are underway.
Be courteous at all times.
Thank the Coordinator for leading the ride.

You can get a printable (PDF) copy of the cycling guidelines here: cycling safety

Last updated: 14 Aug 2019