Looking for an activity that will get the kids out of the house and off the computer for a few days in the school holidays? Sports Camp Australia are running road bike and mountain bike two or three day ‘camps’ for kids to brush up and enhance their riding skills. These courses are run by accredited coaches and provide fun and skills on the bike.

Mountain Biking

Sports Camps Australia has joined forces with Michael Brown to offer a Mountain Bike Camp for athletes between the ages of 8 – 16 years at the Old Man Valley Trail in Hornsby NSW. Camps will take place during the school holidays on the 15-17 April and are open to riders of all skill levels looking to have fun!

The SCA Mountain Bike Camp was created to help you learn new technical skills and develop the techniques required to improve your riding in a relaxed and professional atmosphere. Your instructor will provide you with personal instruction and feedback to help you understand how to ride faster, smoother and with more style and motivation than you ever have before.

At SCA Mountain Bike Camp you will find that your skills and riding ability will be challenged at times, but you will achieve things that you never thought you could. And best of all you will have serious fun flying down the trails!

All riders are required to bring their own bike and must be able to ride UN-ASSISTED!

Highlights Include

Nike Prizes, Camp Certificates and Daily Evaluation Tips.
Each camper receives a Sports Camps Australia Nike T-Shirt.
10:1 Camper to Instructor Ratio
Instruction by qualified staff/coaches.
The trail starts at the Trail Head at Quarry Road, Hornsby near the Crusher Plant (at the Trail Head Sign) and heads north downhill for approximately two kilometres of amazing flowing berms, rollers and board walk. A one kilometre gradual and scenic climb takes the rider up a fire trail, then turns left to follow the single track that gradually climbs up behind the TAFE and Pool, and then shoots the rider back up to Quarry Road at the fire trail gate.

The Old Man Valley has trails that meet IMBA guidelines for Green Circle (easy), Blue Square (Intermediate) and Black Diamond (Advanced). Green circle trails are typically wide, quite flat, and void of obstacles. The Green Circle Loop is located on the large open grass field in the middle of Old Man’s Valley. Blue Square Trails are narrower and include obstacles of intermediate difficulty, but give the rider the option to bypass difficult obstacles if they so choose. The main loop is currently mostly Blue Circle, with two main options to take the Black Diamond sections. Black diamond trails are narrow and contain mainly unavoidable obstacles. ( IMBA – Trail Difficulty Rating System)

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CAMP FOCUS

•Setting up your bike properly
•How a mountain bike works
•Gearing and braking
•Weight distribution and body positioning
•Correct pedalling technique
•Cornering and traction principles
•Obstacles and drops
•Climbs – traction, line choice, gearing and pedalling
•Descending – body position, line choice, speed
•Basic bike maintenance

The three day camp costs $240

April 15-17

Runs from 9am to 3pm over each of the 3 days

Age Group: 8-16 years

Gender: Co-Ed

More details at – http://www.sportscampsaustralia.com.au/bike/camps/sca-mountain-bike-camp/ or call 1800 753 127

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Road Biking

Sports Camps Australia and Camp Director, Donna Meehan, have joined forces to offer a 2-day Road Cycling Camp for athletes between the ages of 10 – 16 years old on the 9-10 April. Nestled in between the Parramatta River and Blaxland Riverside Park, the Newington Armory makes the perfect location for this school holidays camp.

Come out and join members from the Sydney Metro Cycling Academy to have a blast and receive top notch instruction from some of the area’s best coaches! No matter your ability level, we have the camp just for you.

Highlights Include

Each camper receives a Sports Camps Australia Nike T-Shirt.
Low camper/staff ratio
Instruction by qualified staff/coaches.
Nike Prizes, Camp Certificates and Daily Evaluation Tips.
Situated between the southern bank of the Parramatta River and the former Olympic Village that’s now the beautiful suburb of Newington, the Armory features scenic bike paths set amidst a 52 hectare landscape of undulating hills and woodlands. This restricted area right next to Sydney Olympic Park makes for a great, safe environment for the SCA Road Cycling Camp.

CAMP FOCUS

Our instructors will provide campers with personal cycling coaching and feedback to help them understand how to ride faster, smoother and with more style and motivation than ever before. Individuals will be challenged in this camp, while achieving results and setting new personal goals. The best part is that campers will have serious fun at the same time! Campers will receive proper daily instruction on bike set up, cornering techniques, stop and starts, pace lines, bunch riding, sprint drills and more!

9-10 April

The two day camp costs $180

Runs from 9am to 3pm over each of the 2 days

Age Group: 10-15 years

Gender: Co-Ed

More details at

http://www.sportscampsaustralia.com.au/bike/camps/sca-road-cycling-camp/ or call 1800 753 127