Monday
Aug012016

Wagga to Albury 2016 Results

Results from John Woodman Memorial Wagga to Albury Classic. Well done to everyone especially Ken Payne and Greg Featonby who put so much into the organising of the race. Payney almost got up for a local win.

1st Tony Crawford (29 minute bunch) Cobram-Barooga CC 3hrs 13min 26 sec
2nd Brent Nicholls (29min) Wangaratta CC
3rd Ken Payne (29min) Albury Wodonga Panthers CC
4th Dean Holgate (29min) Wangaratta CC
5th Adrian Hamilton (29min) Wagga CC
6th Tim Schilling (29min) Albury Wodonga Panthers CC

Fastest Time - Jacob Kaufmann (Scratch) Manly Warringah CC 2hrs 49min 65sec
1st Female - Taryn Heather (17min) Mildura-Coomealla CC
1st Under 19 Kayden Jeffries Echuca-Moama CC
1st Albury Wodonga Rider - Ken Payne

Intermediate Sprint Culcairn - Male - Brent Nicholls
Intermediate Sprint Culcairn - Female - Taryn Heather

Monday
Jul182016

John Woodman Memorial

Wagga-Albury Cycling Classic, 31 July 2016

Sign up for this classic race
Sunday 31 July is race day. Close of on-line entries is this week (Wednesday 20 July). Register via this Cycling NSW link

There's plenty of information out there about the race. I'll limit myself to two links. Here is the dedicated web page for the race. And here is the Strava page of the race route.

Our sponsors love the race
We interviewed two sponsors of the John Woodman Memorial event about their connection with the race. Below is what they had to say.

Stephen Kilpatrick, The Full Cycle of Albury.

Peta Stewart, Peta Stewart Coveyencing.

Sunday
Jul172016

Dyde holds off Burns & the bunch to win in chiltern

1st 1:45:29 Rick Dyde (19 minutes) 
2nd Paul Burns(19 minutes)
3rd and fastest time (1:47:43) Lachlan Hutchins (scr)
4th Brad Rose (scr)
5th Marcus Warner (15 min)
6th Ken Payne. (15 min)
Photos contonesy of Bend Elbow Cycling Team

What a day for a bike race!!! The sun was shining and the weather was warmer as everyone headed for Chiltern for today's club race. With the Wagga to Albury only two weeks away a large field turned up for today's handicap on the Geoff Dixon course. It was great to welcome riders from the Alpine Cycling Club as well as Tolland CC and Cootamundra CC which resulted in 32 riders turning up and making the handicapper work hard to try and get things right. Limit included a number of newbies with only a few races under their belt with a couple of old foxes. With a generous mark they were going to be hard to beat. Srcatch was strong and only 19 minutes back so there was a chance it could all come together at some stage. The middle bunches had other ideas and set a cracking pace in the first lap which saw the gaps shrinking. Half way through the second lap it looked like the race was all going to come together. Eli Beach, Jesse Featonby, Lachlan Hutchins, Brad Rose, Tim Guy and Gerard Wild were driving back bunch who had caught block before the end of lap 1. At 7km to go it was all together except for three limit riders who were going to go down swinging. Steve Dahl was first to pop. After his KOM winning effort from the Geoff Dixon he was looking to make the podium but it wasn't to be. He was eventually swallowed by the bunch on the outskirts of town. Rick Dyde attacked Paul Burns with and hung on to win by 30 seconds from the veteran Bended Elbow crooner. Lachlan Hutchins was 3rd and fastest time with Brad Rose and Marcus Warner (Alpine CC) filling out the top 5. Alpine's Carly Mackay rode strongly to finish with the main bunch and be first woman. It was great to see a limit bunch that included six riders who are in their first three races. Jimmy North, Mark Jones, Steve Young, Steve Dahl, Neil Quast and Rick Dyde are all new to racing so well done to you all. Thanks to all volunteers and commissaires for the day.
Sunday
Jun052016

Today's club race.

CLUB RACE RESULTS
Despite slight drizzle and excellent field turned up to this morning's 52k Handicap at La Trobe Uni. 23 riders started plus 5 beginners in the 'Come and Try' group led by Murray Wallace. As the bunches set off it was clear that the handicapper had done a good job as they were all working well together and the gaps were decreasing but only slightly. By the turn around all five groups were still separated but only 3 minutes from front to back. The front 3 bunches came together with about 5k to go while combined scratch and block bunch was steamrolling along gaining time quickly. In the end the front groups held off the back markers by 30seconds with Terry Halpin getting up for his first win followed by Damien Sims, wtih Mark Dunlop third. Brad Rose won fastest time from Steve Kilpatrick and Katherine McInerney was first female. Thanks to Charly McMillan, Cyril Land and Geoff Damm for marshalling and commissariing.
Remember the is a committee meeting tomorrow night 7:30pm at 374 Amatex St, Albury.

Results
1. Terry Halpin
2. Damien Sims
3. Mark Dunlop
4. Matt Chambers
5. Paul Ingwersen

Fastest Time
Brad Rose

First Female
Katherine McInerney

Tuesday
May312016

Club Racing - Come & Try Day

Sunday 5th June

Club Handicap:
• Sign On - 9:30am, La Trobe Wodonga Car Park (enter off McKoy Street). $5 entry.
• Racing From: 10am
• Course: 60km handicap (Fireshed and return)
• CA License required + Rear Flashing Tail Light

Come & Try Day:
• Learning the ropes of road racing can be daunting at first, so we will be running a Come & Try Day to help all newcomers out.
• Experienced club members will be there on the day to field any questions you may have about getting into the sport.
• We will also run a race simulation to help teach you the ins and out of road racing, again with an experienced club member by your side.
• Course will also start in the La Trobe Wodonga car park, and head along Plunkets Road and return - about 30km in distance.
• No race license is required for this event.

Make sure to tag your friends and if you have any more questions - just ask!