For people wanting to come and check out the club, we recommend you start by coming along to a Tuesday night running session. These are currently on Tuesday nights at Southwell Park (Lyneham 2) oval for the winter. Lyneham 1 is at the corner of Northbourne Ave and Mouat St and Lyneham 2 is just next door. Car park access is from either Mouat St (west bound) or Thurbon Rd (off Northbourne Ave). The session starts at 6pm and ends 7:15 to 7:30 pm ish, depending on which running set you decide to do. These are normally our biggest session of the week and you will easily be able to find a coach to speak to and ask questions about the club.
You can also turn up to one of our swim sessions. We recommend you get there a bit early for your first time and chat to the coach before the session. They will be able to answer your questions about the swim session and the club in general.
Our ride sessions are uncoached and require that you already have good bunch riding skills. You will need to be able to ride in a bunch complete with hand signals and the ability to participate in a paceline lead change. We teach these skills each year in our novice program (see below) and other cycling clubs around Canberra sometimes do cycling courses in which bunch riding skills are taught.
Another good way to get into the club is to join in our Novice Program. This runs in October/November each year and is an excellent way to join the Bilbys as our dedicated coaches will look after you every step of the way as we teach you the swimming, riding and running skills to complete a triathlon.
You can come and try one of our sessions for non-member prices and then join the club if you enjoy the session and wish to do more. Membership involves joining Triathlon ACT (either a competing membership for $125 or a non-competing membership for $5) and then selecting Bilbys as your club and paying our $35 membership fee. Note that the non-competing Triathlon ACT licence does not allow you to race in triathlon and doesn not offer insurance for you or anyone you may injure in training.
Contact one of our friendly committee members