Tuesday
Jul252017

Disc brakes and racing.

As of right now, you can use disc brakes in road races. See below message from our overlords, Cycling Australia.

Cycling Australia is pleased to announce that riders will be able to use bikes with disc brakes at club, state and non-UCI national championship level road races across Australia*, effective immediately.

Cycling Australia CEO Nick Green OAM said that the new stance on disc brakes will encourage and allow more people to get involved in racing, particularly at the local club level.

“Cycling Australia is taking a leadership role in the global discussion around disc brakes and look forward to seeing a positive effect on the Australian cycling landscape with this announcement,” said Green.

Cycling Australia actively works at all levels to remove barriers for people getting into cycling, and we believe this is another valuable step towards getting more people to give racing a go.” he added.

Following a comprehensive review and consultation with a number of other national cycling federations, including particular discussions with USA Cycling which has allowed disc brakes in racing since 2015, and cycling manufacturers, and feedback from our member state and clubs, Cycling Australia found that there was a need to respond to the changing nature of our sport.

“With the continued uptake of road bikes with disc brakes by our members, it’s important that Cycling Australia keeps up with industry’s progress and support those at the grassroots of the sport to participate,” said Technical Commission Chair Peter Tomlinson.

“We’ve seen a successful implementation at USA Cycling and at a UCI WorldTour level and there have been no reports of additional hazards being posed to riders.” He added.

As always, rider safety is paramount in any decision and Cycling Australia will continue to monitor developments nationally and internationally in the coming months around disc brakes.

Events excluded from using disc brakes:

  • Elite Road National Championships
  • Para-cycling Road National Championships (hand cycles are already permitted under current UCI technical regulations.)
  • U23 Road National Championships
  • U19 Road National Championships
  • Subaru National Road Series events

*non-UCI national championship level races including Masters Road Nationals and Junior Road nationals.

 

Monday
Jun192017

Club Racing

Club Race Sunday!!!!

When -Sunday 16th of July
Time -10am sign on from 9:30
Where- La Trobe Uni Mckoy St wodonga
Distance -51km handicap
Cost -$5

Remember your rear light !

We also require a lead car and a sag wagon
Anyone who is able to Marshall would be much appreciated also.

See you then.

Friday
May052017

Winter racing.

"What's happening with racing?", you ask. Good question!!

Here is a list of the programme for the next few months. Some events are certain, others could change. And we have some potential new dates, too. But this is the current info.

27 May: club race on Bethanga circuit. Meet at the Bethanga pub from 2pm, ready to race from 2:30pm
17-18 June: Wangaratta Tour, hosted by Wangaratta Cycling Club.
24 June: club race from La Trobe University, Wodonga.
30 July: John Woodman Memorial Wagga-Albury Cycling Classic.

(There might be another La Trobe handicap in mid-July to tune up for the Wagga-Albury. The famous Dirt Berg will be back! And even more ideas are out there ...)

Tuesday
Apr252017

Junior Road Rides

Monday afternoon is again time for junior road rides. Starting 1 May.

Meet at the plaza at the eastern end of Dean Street from 4:00pm (near Baker Motors). We roll out at 4:15pm, & return at 5:15pm.

Senior riders & parents will accompany the juniors. Each week we will choose a course that suits the riders. Contact: Chris Little (awpcclub@gmail.com, 0407 410 894)

Thursday
Apr202017

Geoff Dixon Memorial Handicap

Come and join the Albury Wodonga Panthers Cycling Club and race near the beautiful historical town of Chiltern, Victoria. Take in the great scenery and enjoy one of the best courses the region has to offer.

Enter here
Entres close 11:59pm Thursday. Scratch bunch entries only after this date.

Date - Sunday 30th April 2017

Where - North Rd, Chiltern (St Joseph's Primary School)

Sign from 9:00 am

Racing - 10:00 am

Entry - $30

Format - Handicap

Distance 62.5km
https://www.strava.com/segments/3534688

* 3 Race Licenses and Day Licenses available at the registration desk.
* Rear tail light required to race
* $1,000 worth of prizes supplied by Bike Culture Albury
* Prize Money and Trophies/Sashes