Criterium action & other news

A select of images of the yesterday's criterium racing at the Motorsports Training Australia circuit Barnawatha North. Photo taken by club member Tony Egan.


Diary dates
7 November (Monday). Junior track cycling, Pearsall St Velodrome, 5:30pm
7 November: 7:30pm for next AWPCC general committee. All welcome, 374 Amatex St, East Albury
10 December (Saturday). Club Christmas Party & Presentations
Race cancellation 
We've all been looking forward to the Bellbridge Classic. Unfortunately the race on 6 November has had to be cancelled. Recent rain damage of the roads has made a couple of places quite dangerous, especially one spot on the descent north from Talgarno Gap. Apologies to all!



Want to buy club kit?

The Albury Wodonga Panthers Champion System portal is now open.

This link will take you to log-in. Use your existing account, or set up a new one. You order your own gear & pay - kit is made once the portal closes (in a few weeks time)


Great racing

With thanks to Wodonga TAFE. They not only let us use their track. They even swept it clean for us before racing on 12 October.

Successful night
On 12 October, we had 22 senior riders and 3 juniors to use the 1.6km hotmix circuit. Seniors ran a combined A/B grade (approx 30min + 3 laps) and C grade (approx approx 25min + 3 laps). Juniors did a 15 minute roll with Greg Featonby and Rob Belsher to understand the wind and track etc. Everyone enjoyed the event with some fast close racing.

A/B 1st Lach Hutchins, 2nd Greg Fetonby, 3rd Craig McMillan
C 1st Justin Godfrey, 2nd Sam Dutton, 3rd Tom Sharp (Tom's a 1st year under 19 - everyone watch out!)

Enjoy some images from a fun night (with thanks to Jess Featonby).

Next criterium: Wednesday 26 October. Get the word out!

And don't forget...
Sunday 6 November - the Bellbridge Cycling Classic. A hillier race, only four weeks before the Tour of Bright. More details soon.

And thanks again to those who make it possible to race our crit series. Murray Wallace did a mountain of work to get this off the ground. We're grateful to Motorsports Training Australia.


It's time to race

Dates for Albury Wodonga Panthers Cycling Club criterium racing series, at Albertson Rd, Barnawartha North (in Logic Centre):
Wednesday 12 October
Wednesday 26 October
Wednesday 9 November
Wednesday 23 November
Wednesday 7 December (to be confirmed)

With huge thanks to Motorsports Training Australia for being so generous. Since they let us use their wonderful facility for free, let's do everything possible to look after the place and show what it means to be grateful.

This week, 12 October, is the very first time we will use this track for racing. So we can expect to learn about the best way to run things. Please be patient with each other.

Here's the plan:
Gates open after 5:30pm
Juniors (free racing): from 6:00pm
Seniors ($5 per person): racing from 6:00pm
Grades: in week one we'd love to have C grade, B grade, A grade & a women's specific grade. But this depends upon actual numbers.

If you know you are coming, please help by letting us know before (club email

What you need:

  • Licence
  • Rear red light
  • Club standards
    The centre is non-alcohol. We need to clean up well (no garbage, no mess in toilets). And don't forget the Cycling Australia Code of Conduct.
  • Willingness to help (compulsory). Friends & spectators (optional)

Also, club kit:
We're working to the Champion System portal open again to buy club kit. This will stay open for a few weeks - but will be closed to allow delivery pre-Christmas. We'll let you know whet it's ready. If you don't yet have an account, set up up here.

If you want club socks, send a message to Chris Little (0407 410 894), as we bought a boxful previously.


Junior Training

Attention junior riders!
Since we now have a definite start date for junior track at the Pearsall St Velodrome (7 November), that means we can continue the Monday afternoon road rides.

So, each Monday in October, leaving at 4:15pm, we have a junior road ride. Meet at the town side of the Dean Street Bridge in Albury.