The aim of the Dromana College Cycling Program is to foster a cycling culture to enable students to gain valuable skills and knowledge about cycling and racing, and to provide challenging and positive experiences for participants. A limit of 20 students will be accepted into the program, due to staffing limitations. Students would improve on basic, intermediate and advanced off road riding skills through theory and practical sessions. Students need to apply and need to be accepted to the program.
Students would do the following activities:
- Undergo an extensive skills based training regime tailored for individual needs undertaken at school and at followed up at home.
- Understand training and racing food requirements and the role of hydration.
- Care and maintenance of their personal equipment including the servicing and maintenance of their riding gear, and their mountain bikes.
- Study the theory behind gear ratios, tyre pressures, different lube characteristics, and hydraulic braking
- Descending and hill climbing techniques, accelerating and braking techniques and cornering to negotiate obstacles.
- Become more environmentally aware of the impact of users such as mountain bikers on the native vegetation and wildlife.
Parents are required to organise the regular bringing of the mountain bike to school.
Cost: $75.00 per term, or $300.00 for 12 months’ involvement. This is to cover the reduced ratio of students to staff for risk management of cyclists.
This subject is not offered beyond Year 10.