Only two weeks to go to the Unicycle Basketball and Hockey weekend at Revesby!
On the 16th and 17th of April, Ashley Curtis from the Revesby unicycle club is hosting the 2011 edition of this popular weekend unicycling event. All riders are welcome - if you don't have a team, you'll be found one to join!
A social ride is being planned for Friday evening (15th) around Sydney city, from about 6pm - if you are interested, contact Ashley on 0414 321 150 or abcurtis_au [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au for final details.
A reminder of the event details:
- When: 16 & 17 April 2011
- Where: Revesby YMCA, 184 The River Rd, Revesby NSW
- Map: See the Revesby Club Page
- Unicycle Basketball on Saturday, 16th - 11am - 3pm Unicycle Hockey on Sunday, 17th - 9am - 2 pm
- Cost: $25 for the weekend
This is a great fun event and a chance to meet lots of other local and interstate riders. It's also a good chance to meet some of your fellow Australian team if you're planning on attending APUC 2011 in Korea.
Remember you will need non-marking tyres and plastic pedals to ride, as this is an indoor hall. You will also need to be a current AUS member - if you registered for Uninats 2010 your membership is still current, otherwise you can renew or take out a temporary membership on the day.
They do things differently in Germany. The seventh national unicycle marathon championship will be held in Duesseldorf in May this year. Competitors will ride across the city center - without concern for traffic lights and road rules - with the prospect of more than 400,000 spectators watching the event. The distance of 42.195 km needs to be completed within a maximum time of 4.30 hours. Unicyclists from outside Germany are welcome to participate.
When: 8th May 2011
Where: Duesseldorf/Germany Registration (you need to do this twice): -
first at: http://www.metrogroup-marathon.de/
For those who don't like to pedal, here's a self balancing unicycle that seems to defeat the joy of cycling... check it out: Solowheel.
Western Sydney Unicyclists are a dedicated group of people who enjoy the same passion. Our main discipline is 'Muni' with regular rides in the Lower Blue Mountains Region.
Charles Hardimon, Rob O'Brien, Michael Foster.
info [at] wsuc [dot] net [dot] au
All riders are welcome to join us!
If basketball or hockey is your thing, or you just want to have a go, get along to the unicycling weekend in Sydney in April.
When: 16 & 17 April 2011
Where: Revesby YMCA, 184 The River Rd, Revesby NSW
Unicycle Basketball on Saturday, 16th - 11am - 3pm
Unicycle Hockey on Sunday, 17th - 9am - 2 pm
All riders are welcome. If you don't have a team, you'll be found one.
Skills workshops are being planned. There is likely to be a basketball workshop on Saturday afternoon and a hockey workshop on Sunday afternoon. There may also be a social ride on Friday night. More details to follow.
For info, contact Ashley Curtis: abcurtis_au [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au
We are proud to announce the next edition of the national unicycle championships will be held in Melbourne from the 9th to the 12th of March 2012.
Melbourne is a great place for riding and we hope as many unicyclists as possible can join us. If you would like assist as a volunteer please contact geoff [dot] robinson [at] csiro [dot] au
The annual Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail Unicycle Ride is on again, Sunday 6th March 2011. Meet at the Lilydale railway station car park at 9:11 am. The rail trail is mostly flat with a graded gravel surface. It is an 80 km return journey with lunch at Warburton. This is the only annual unicycle ride held in Victoria so don't miss out!
On Sunday 20th February 2011 there will be a muni ride at Forrest Mountain Bike Trails. This is a social ride along the awesome trails designed by the award winning trail builder Glen Jacobs. Forrest is located in the Otway Ranges, about 2.5 hours drive west of Melbourne.
Meet up at the carpark off Boundary Rd, northern section of the park at 10:30 am. Riders of all skill levels are welcome however we recommend you bring a suitable mountain unicycle fitted with a knobby tyre. You should also bring a helmet, gloves, knee/shin pads, sunglasses, sunscreen and sensible shoes.
Map of trails link
If you require assistance with transport to Forrest from Melbourne, please contact Geoff Robinson at geoff [dot] robinson [at] csiro [dot] au we may be able find a car for you to share.
A blue Northcote sky in the early afternoon saw the concrete warming up for a top day of street unicycling at the local skate park. A collection of riders from Melbourne, regional Victoria and interstate made the journey to compete at one of the few events held for street riders in Australia.
The spectators arrived early whilst the competitors turned up at a more traditional time (in the unicycle world) of about one hour after the official start. The riders spent some time warming up and familiarising themselves with the Northcote skate park before the competition began in earnest.
After a short rider briefing, our judge Luke Collalto took up pen and paper as the first competitor George took to the course. The only entrant in the “Masters” category, George put on a solid display of basic skills. After his two minutes was up Isaac rolled on and attempted some technically difficult tricks. Isaac had pulled off some admirable moves in the practice but found the pressure of live competition a challenge. A newly moustached Dan followed; he impressed the crowd with a drop in from the top of the quarter pipe and a well executed sequence of manoeuvres. Joe put on an excellent performance but struggled under the pressure of trying to match the world class efforts of Dan. Sam laid down some great moves, working hard to make the most of the course despite the limitations of the Northcote venue. After some last minute repairs to his vehicle, Andrew was the last man to make his way onto the course. A lesser rider might have been intimidated by the high standard of the previous riders but this did not bother Andrew who knew what needed to be done to make the final round.
This summer the Melburn crew are hosting the Unicycle Monster Street Comp at the Northcote Skatepark (Dennis St, Northcote; behind the shopping plaza). The action starts at 1pm on Saturday 22nd of January 2011. This event will be a good opportunity to practice street riding at a competition level in between UniNats, meet other street riders and learn new skills.
There is no entry fee for the event but you must be a member or temporary member of the AUS to ride. Click here for details on how to join if you are not already a member. You can join on the day if that is easier.
Follow the event on facebook to keep track of the details.
If you're feeling like doing something a little challenging this year, how about unicycling through South-Western China?
Ken Looi is organising the Yunnan Unicycle Tour (aka Yunnanuni), in the mountains near Tibet. Participants will be riding from the Tibetan town of Shangri-La, through a few mountain passes and finishing at the Tiger Leaping Gorge above the Yangzi River. It's going to be pretty mountainous but with lots of amazing scenery.
If you're interested, check out the Yunnanuni website.
Dates: 8-19 August 2011
Included: support vehicles, local guide, tour leader, most meals, spare bicycles
Group Size: maximum 20
Days Unicycling: 7
Distance: approx 410km
Difficulty: depends if you like hills!
Unicycling Conditions : sealed roads all the way but all at altitudes from 1900m to 4200m - you need to be prepared for mostly uphill or downhill riding and a lack of oxygen.
For those of you who missed Ken Looi's Mongolia Unicycle Tour last year, check out the photos and videos of that tour!
The 2011 Asia Pacific Unicycling Convention will take place in Seoul, South Korea.
Dates: 29th July - 1st August
The draft program looks as follows:
29th July, Friday - welcome event
30th, Saturday - 10 km and marathon
31st, Sunday - Track events (100/400/800m, one-foot, wheelwalking, slow, obstacle etc)
1st Aug, Monday - Unicycle hockey tournament
There is also a proposed optional extra 3-4 day trip to Jeju Island - more details to follow. This should be a wonderful event in a fascinating country.
Australia has performed well at previous Conventions and we hope to have a great turn out for the team for Seoul. Contact the aus_secretary [at] unicycling [dot] org [dot] au (AUS secretary) to be added to the team list.
Updates will be posted when they come to hand.
The AUS keeps a list of the records held by Australians (citizens and permanent residents) in IUF-style events, both in Australia and around the world.
We update these results for AUS Uninats records and do our best to update them for records set at Unicon, but we can't always know about every Australian in every official event, so please let us know if you think a record is out of date. Contact Us with details of any updates and include a link to independent evidence (e.g. the website with event results).
Records: As of 8th October 2016.
Here is a collection of all the media stories, videos and public photos we know about for Uninats 2010.
If you have photos or videos we can add here, send details to aus_newsletter [at] unicycling [dot] org [dot] au (the editor) or contact us. Either links or attachments are fine.
There's a $50 voucher from Unicycle.com Australia for the best event video submitted by 31st October 2010!
Uninats 2010 - Will
Ruben Ingwersen - Freestyle Winner
Aussie Uninats 2010 - Joe Waddington
Isaac Conyers - Uninats 2010
Matty P - Uninats 2010
Nic Vevers - UNINATS 2010, STREET, FLAT, TRIALS
Stateline - National Unicycle Championships hit Canberra