The Kilkenny Cycling Club has a long history and a reputation as being a very friendly, welcoming and family orientated club for cyclist of all ages and abilities. We cater and provide for Road & Track racing aficionados as well as the leisure and weekend cyclist looking for a fun and healthy lifestyle.
Formed in 1930, the Kilkenny Cycling Club has a long and treasured history with many State, National and even World Champions among our members.
KCC was the first cycling club in SA to welcome athletes with a disability and continue to support para-cycling.
The Club offers road and track racing all year round and provides coaching as well as group and social rides. The club also holds various club & social functions on regular occasions. KCC is an affiliate of Cycling SA, Cycling Australia, and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
Our Clubrooms and home track are located at Hanson Reserve, Hookings Terrace Woodville Gardens, South Australia.
Club Colours are Red & White with an unofficial touch of black (as homage to the Club’s first set of colours which were all black).
The news articles of the day reported the formation of our club:
Our first race meeting was first held on 16/11/1930:
Kilkenny Club Formed
“Amateur cyclists living at Kilkenny have made a successful attempt to foster the sport there. Although the club has been in existence only a few weeks nearly 30 members have been enrolled. A track formerly used for training purposes has been improved, and is in suitable condition for racing. The club will apply to the South Australian Amateur Cycling Association for affiliation. Until this is granted, races will be conducted on Sunday mornings.”
The News – 14 November 1930
“Members are displaying enthusiasm in the newly formed Kilkenny Amateur Cycling Club. There are more than 30 members in the club already, and meetings are held on Sunday mornings on the Challa Gardens Oval. It is intended later to hold fixtures on Saturday afternoons. Several prominent amateur riders have joined the club of which Mr. W. Blythman is chairman, and Mr. N. Davoran secretary.”
The Register News Pictorial – 14 November 1930
Kilkenny Amateur Club
“At the opening meeting of the Kilkenny Amateur Cycling Club results were:- Half-mile Handicap – W. Gelbert, 1; F. Holt, 2; H. Blythman, 3. Two-mile Scratch Race:- C. Meatheringham, 1; J Martin, 2; T. McLoughlin. 3. A general meeting will be held at the residence of Mr. W. Blythman, 37 Raneleigh Street on Tuesday. All Interested in the club are invited to attend.”
The Advertiser – 21 November 1930