Cycle Ball found in Germany, the first official World Championships held in 1930. This is an exclusively masculine discipline, sportsmen need a good control of bicycle, and co-operation, to shoot the ball into the goal. This sport only has male discipline.
A team consists of two players who may act as goalkeepers or field players. Point will gain if the ball passes into the goal, similar to football. The game consists of two halves of 7 minutes, the teams change side at half time within two minutes.
A special designed bicycle for cycle-ball, it’s no braking system, saddle toward back, Y-shape handlebar, same diameter with front and rear wheels, fixed gear system, to make the bicycle easy to move forward, backward, jumping, also for passing and shooting the ball. The ball has a weight of 500 grams and 18 cm diameter, filled with horsehair.
Both team member have to be consistence, they shall wear jersey or t-shirt, shorts, knee-high socks, high-top sports shoes. Also can wear gloves, sweat-band.
The competition field is 11m by 14m, surrounded by a slanted boarding that is 30cm high. The goals are 2 x 2 meters.
Rules for Cycle Ball
The game is played by striking the ball with front or rear wheel. The feet and the hands must not be used unless they are on the handlebar or pedals. Headers are permitted.
If a player touches the ground, he may continue to play by crossing his own goal line, otherwise a free kick will be given to the opposite team.
The penalty area is a semi-circle marked with radius of 2 meters in front of the goal. Only one player each from defending and attacking is allowed to go inside this area. The goal-keeper may use his hands to avert the ball.
A penalty, 4 meters, is the punishment for offences committed within a player's own penalty area or in case of a serious fault during the games. Out ball, corner ball etc. are similar to the rules from football.
In the event of improper behavior, commissaries will give warning by a yellow card, or sent off with red card when a serious concern. The result will be 5:0. If a player is injured and not be able to continue the game, the team may replace by a substitute.
CAHK organizes Cycle-ball Star Award Scheme and Cycle-ball Youth Training Course every year. For more information, please check at the below course details,
Cycle-ball Star Award Scheme
Mission: To promote cycle-ball to public. This course is available for the age between 12-55.
Course Outline: 1. According to the rules of international indoor cycling, learning basic cycling parallel action
2. learning cycling dribble
3. Application of tactics
Entry Form: Cycle-ball Star Award Scheme 2016-17 Phase III
(Enrollment accepted on 1 September 2016)
Cycle-ball Youth Training Course
Mission: To promote cycle-ball to public. This course is available for the youth age between 12 -18.
Entry Form: Cycle-ball Youth Training Course 2016-17 PhaseII (Enrollment accepted on 1 September 2016)
Course Outline: 1. Learn basic bicycle control action
2. individual and team skills training
3. recognized international indoor cycle-ball rules
4. How to maintenance and repair the bicycles of cycle-ball (basic knowledge)