Introduction to Indoor Cycling
Artistic Cycling developing skill, balance, concentration and courage. Sportsmen perform upto 30 qualities artistic figures on the bicycle in 5 minutes programme. Practice in the specify cycling field safely, is very suitable for teenages.
The first official artistic cycling World Championships were held in 1956, this sport is most popular in Europe, especially Germany. Artistic Cycling growth more than 50 years in Hong Kong, Chinese traditional performance mostly in the early stages. Until 1977, a standard artistic bicycle was given by Australian team, then Hong Kong start the Artistic Cycling regularly. 3 sportsmen was sent to training at Worms, Germnay in 1980, it is one of the milestone in the developing of indoor cycling in Hong Kong, also is the first team in Asia.
An artistic bicycle is different from a road bike, it has no braking system, plastic tube tire, special designed handlebar and saddle, with a fixed gear system, to make the bicycle easy to move forward and backward, even raising up the front wheel.
Sportsmen wear tight pants, t-shirt or jersey, and a thin sole gymnastics shoes.
Field and the sports
The court with an area of 14m x 11m, most of the figures perform between two circles with 8 meters and 4 meters diameter respectively in 5 minutes time.
Disciplines of competition
In the championships, there have male and female disciplines in single and pair, and team four for women, team six also can be found on European competition as well. Mixed (Women and Men) teams will start in the respective male discipline.
The Hong Kong Champsionships have single and pair disciplines in different age groups.
|Age groups in
(Male / Female)
|Age||No. of figures|
|Elite||19 or Above||30||25 *|
|Junior||upto 18 (U19)|
|Pupils A||upto 14 (U15)||25|
|Pupils B||upto 12 (U13)|
|Pupils C||upto 10 (U11)|
* In pair artistic cycling open, 25 figures to be perform on one and two bicycles, with a maximun 8-15 figures from one bicycle.
Judging of Artistic Cycling
Each figure has a points value depending on the difficulty, adding up the points of all figure will be the total difficulty points. In the competition, 3 judging groups each consists of 2 judges, points will be devalute from the mistake from performance and difficulty, subtract of all devalute from the difficulty points, and the average frm three judging groups will be the final result.
Difficulty Points 81.00
(subtract) Points Devaluate - 10.94
Result = 70.06
Devaluated 100%, 50%, 10%
- Cannot perform the whole stretch
- Wrong position of body
- Cannot recognitise as correct figure
- Not in sequence or missed figure
Devaluate Brief description
x (0.2 pt) Slight, short mistake
~ (0.5 pt) Fierce, longer mistake
/ (1.0 pt) Touching floor
O (2.0 pt) Fall Down
Please refer to the regulation for the judgement details.
- Both wheels on floor
- Sidestand Turn, Squats and Jumps
- Final Exercises
Half Circle (HC)
Half Eight (S)
- Both wheels on floor 1, 2
- Raiser 1, 2
- Turns on spot 2
- Passages 1, 2
- Final Exercises2
Circle (C) 1, 2
Half Circle (HC) 1, 2
Eight (8) 1
Half Eight (S) 1
Counter Circle 2
Counter Eight 2
Single Ring 2
Mill Single Ring 2
2 Pair artistic in two bicycles
Artistic Team Riding (only few example for reference)
Artistic Star Award Scheme
The training gears towards six levels of award starting from the basic artistic exercise. The participant will be awarded a star-badge as incentive for passing the assessment of each level. Further infomation please refer to Artistic Star Award Scheme, or contact Hong Kong Cycling Association at (852) 2504 8176
Raiser stand on pin C.
L-shape hold sidewards C.
Saddle handlebarstand C.
Raiser handlebarseat rev. frh. C.
Handlebarstand / Stand on pins C.
Raiser handlebarseat frh. / Shoulderstand C.
Frameseat / Saddle handlebarstand C.
Raiser headtube rev. frh. C.
Opp. dir. door sim. raiser
2 con. shortline raiser frh.