2018 Nation Junior Road Series

National Junior Road Series (NJRS) to roll out in 2018

23 Feb 2018 , by Cycling Australia  –  (Cycling Australia – Nation Junior Road Series)

Cycling Australia is pleased to announce the introduction of a National Junior Road Series (NJRS) which will roll out across the country from April 2018.

An initiative of Cycling Australia, with the support of local state and club organisers, the NJRS will include events from all states and territories between April and September for cyclists in the under 15 and 17 categories.

The new series essentially provides a virtual link between Australia’s premier junior road events, with new measures and guidelines in place aimed at bolstering participation in state based events, without requiring additional travel.

Riders are able to race in interstate events, however they are only eligible to score points in races contested in, or nominated by their state, plus the Junior National Championships.

Individual category winners for each state will be awarded an official Santini leader’s jersey.

“We are excited to be announcing this exciting new racing opportunity for our junior cyclists,” said Cycling Australia CEO Steve Drake.

“We are delighted to be working with the states and clubs to make this exciting concept come to life and to provide a key link between the best state events throughout Australia.

“We have seen rising numbers in the National Junior Track Series every year since its inception five years ago, so we are excited by what opportunities the NJRS will provide our junior cyclists across the country.

“We believe the NJRS provides an attractive participation opportunity, while also increasing the standard of the domestic competition and possibly unearthing a new generation of champions.”

The NJRS will commence in Victoria in April and will culminate at the National Junior Championships in Perth.

2018 NJRS

By State

ACT

  • Canberra Junior Tour  – April 28-29, 2018
  • Goulburn Junior Tour  – May 19-20, 2018

New South Wales

  • Port Macquarie Tour – June 9-10, 2018
  • Hunter Junior Tour – July 28-29, 2018

Northern Territory

  • NT Gran Fondo – August 18-19, 2018
  • Barkly Challenge – July 2018

Queensland

  • Gold Coast Junior Road Race – May 20, 2018
  • Balmoral Tour  – June 30 – July 1, 2018

Victoria

  • Bright Junior Tour – April 7-8, 2018
  • Bendigo Tour – June 30-July 1, 2018

South Australia

  • Central Districts Junior Tour – April 21-22, 2018
  • CSA State Champs – June 10, 2018

Tasmania

  • Tasmania All-Schools – May 18, 2018
  • Mersey Valley Mini Tour – June 9-10, 2018

Western Australia

  • Peel District Junior Tour – May 27 2018
  • Midlands Cycling Junior Tour  – June 9-10 2018

2018 Junior Road National Championships

  • Western Australia – September 21-23, 2018

By Date

  • Bright Junior Tour, Victoria, April 7-8
  • Central Districts Junior Tour, South Australia, April 21-22
  • Canberra Junior Tour, ACT, April 28-29
  • Tasmania All-Schools, Tasmania, May-18
  • Goulburn Junior Tour, ACT, May 19-20
  • Gold Coast Junior Road Race, Queensland, May-20
  • Peel District Junior Tour, WA, May 27 2018
  • Midlands Cycling Junior Tour, WA, June 9-10 2018
  • Mersey Valley Mini Tour, Tasmania, June 9-10
  • Port Macquarie Tour, New South Wales, June 9-10
  • CSA State Champs, South Australia, Jun-10
  • Balmoral Tour, Queensland, June 30 – July 1
  • Bendigo Tour, Victoria, June 30-July 1
  • Barkly Challenge, Northern Territory, July 2018
  • Hunter Junior Tour, New South Wales, July 28-29
  • NT Gran Fondo, Northern Territory, August 18-19
  • 2018 Junior Road National Championships, WA, September 21-23

 For information on all events, please visit the state websites