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!

Sunday
May152016

Geoff Dixon Memorial Results

1. Daniel J Addison
2. Craig McMillan
3. Martin Ryan
4. David O'Brien
5. Tom Nixon
6. Andy Doyle
7. Dean Holgate
8. Ryan Clifford
9. Damian Christian
10. Tim Doyle

Fastest Time: Peter Treloar
First Female: Kathryn McInerney

 

Wednesday
May042016

Become a race official

Cycling commissaires are essential for racing, like referees or umpires in other sports. They help racing, as well as contribute to safety assessments - remember that we often race on open roads!

The club is calling for people interested in becoming a commissaire. The process is straightforward. Firstly, there's the theory to learn. Secondly, there's a practical assessment. We'll do this to gether, to make it even easier. (General details from Cycling Australia here, as well asassessment guidelines, and manual.)

How to get involved:
  • Email the club, OR messageAWPCC Facebook page with 'I'm interested in becoming a commissaire', OR call/text 0427 246 677