WYNOPOLY AQUAPULSE - CYCLING
Play it Once
Grab your bike and helmet and head out for casual ride – check out some new trails on Wyndham’s Cycling/ Walking page.
WynActive are delivering a FREE PELOTON SPECIAL class during Wynopoly:
- POSTPONED @ AquaPulse
Book here – Wynopoly Events
Want to try BMX? The Wyndham Warriors BMX Club are delivering a fun free Come and Try session for all ages – kids and adults welcome!
- Saturday 14 August 9:30am-10:00am (arrive at 9:15am to register)
- Location – Heathdale Glen Orden Wetlands, Werribee 3030
- What to bring – Long pants, long sleeve shirt, enclosed shoes, gloves. BYO own bike and helmet if you have it, limited lone equipment available.
- Ages 3 years+ No booking required
Play it Again
Take on a cycling challenge – which level can you achieve during the 4 weeks of Wynopoly?
- Level 1 = Complete x 5 cycle sessions (1 session = 30minutes +)
- Level 2 = Complete x 3 indoor/outdoor cycle sessions each week.
- Level 3 = Cycle the collective distance of the men’s (234km) and/or women’s (137km) Olympic road races. Complete this in multiple rides across the 4 weeks – use a phone or smart watch to track your km’s.
The History of Cycling in the Olympics
Cycling is one the five sports that have been present at every edition of the modern Olympic Games since 1896 and currently consists of five different disciplines; road, track, mountain bike and BMX – racing & freestyle.
As one of the most popular sports and forms of physical activity in the world, cycling is enjoyed by people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities whether as a form of transportation, sport, weekend family activity or fitness pursuit.
Competitive cycling dates back to 1968 in France, with the development of racing taking off in Europe from the 1890’s. It wasn’t until 1984 though that women’s road and later track events were added as Olympic events. For Paralympians, cycling is a relatively new sport with the visually impaired athletes the first group to take part. Cerebral palsy and athletes with limb loss or limb deficiency followed, joining the competition in 1984 through track and road disciplines.
In terms of medals won per events contested, cycling is easily one of the most successful Olympic sports for Australia.
Did you know?
Tokyo 2021 will be the first-time athletes will compete in BMX Freestyle. Similar to skateboarding and surfing, this new form of cycling is reflective of a desire to modernise the Games and appeal to younger generations. Athletes will compete in a “park” with large ramps and obstacles.
Cycling events are held across different dates during the Tokyo Games:
- Road: 24th, 25th & 28th July
- Mountain Bike: 26th – 27th July
- BMX Racing: 29th – 30th July
- BMX Freestyle: 31st July – 1st August
- Track: 2nd – 8th August
Get out on your bike
Cycling is a great way to get some fresh air and a break from the daily routine, the Werribee River offers some wonderful views as you roll along. If you are looking for any other new trails jump onto on Wyndham’s Cycling/ Walking page.
For those looking to try out BMX, the Wyndham Warriors BMX Club operate out of Heathdale Glen Orden Wetlands in Werribee. The Club has been in existence for 12 years and has a wide variety of members & abilities ranging from the age of 4 to 50+. Contact the Club directly for more information – email@example.com
Bit wet for a ride?
WynActive deliver a range of indoor cycle classes suitable for all fitness levels ranging from 30-45 minutes. AquaPulse also deliver a female-only cycle class. Check out the full schedules below to find a suitable class time: