Entries in Bethanga (7)


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 ...)


Giro della Bellbridge

Giro della Bellbridge 2015 Results

1. Jesse Featonby
2. Tim Guy
3. Tully Lyster
4. Evan Franzke
5. Tomarsh Loki
KOM Jesse Featonby
Field 16

1. Eli Beach
2. Brad Rose
3. Marcus Warner
4. Wayne Hildred
5. Will Silver
KOM Eli Beach
Field 20

1. Daniel J Addison
2. Brian Harris
3. Mitch Harrison
4. Gary Halloran
5. Maddy Wright
KOM Daniel Addison
Field 9


November race time

Giro della Bellbridge
The Bellbridge road race is on next weekend, 8 November.
All the important details are available here. This is worth a read for racers, and for spectators. It will be worth watching!
You can still enter here. Cost is $30.
If interested in volunteering, find out how from Tom Barry.

Junior road racing
After the school holiday junior cycling programme, a four week series of Saturday races.

Details: meet at noon, La Trobe University northern car-park (McKoy St, Wodonga). We will roll out together to race on Plunketts Road, with senior supervision and support.

Dates? 14 November, 21 November, 28 November, 5 December.
What do riders need? Functioning bike, approved helmet, something to drink.
Do you need a licence? No! We have arranged this to be a club participation event, so all insurance etc is already covered. (Of course, licensed riders will be part of these races)
Does that mean I can invite friends? Yes, yes, yes
Can I help out & volunteer? Absolutely. Contact Chris Little

Contact details: Chris Little 0407 410 894, eutychus.little@gmail.com

Individual time trial series
Brought to you by Albury Wodonga Panthers and sponsored by Bended Elbow Cycling team.
Thursday evenings of suffering.
5:30pm sign on, racing from 6:15pm
Meet at Old Barnawartha Rd and McFarlands Rd (park in McFarlands).
Info from this page.

Junior track
We've been a bit slow in getting this started this season. Our apologies! We are going to get going for a four week blast of track riding for juniors starting on Monday 16 November (16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec) at the velodrome on Pearsall St.

Gates open 4.30pm. After a warm up we will do some training and then race. Aim to finish by 6.15pm.
For this, riders will need a cycling Australia licence.
To keep the theme going, we're looking for volunteers. Contact Chris Little

Club championships
Road race:

Sunday 22 November, 10am
La Trobe University
133 McKoy St, West Wodonga 3690


Sunday 29 November, 10am
Vita Soy
50 Baranduda Dr, Baranduda 3691

Time Trial:

Thursday 10 December, 5.30pm
Old Barnawartha Rd



Bethanga Interclub

A stunning day greeted the 20 hardy souls who lined up across A grade, B grade and C grade.
It would be hard to find a more idyllic setting than Bethanga for bike racing and, notwithstanding the foul-tempered magpies on course, the riders were greeted with perfect conditions. A grade hit the bitumen first with high expectations of the interlopers from Wang. Tully Lyster has been dominating local TT's for years and is always dangerous. Tomarsh Loki is an up and coming climber who was going to be almost impossible to control on the uphill run to the finish. Mt Beauty was well represented by the canny, and always dangerous, Tim Retchford. AWPCC had heavy hitters Hutchins, McMillan, Sims and Hamblin to fly the flag. The ride of the day was unquestionably local Ryan Clifford who attacked first time up the climb and held the bunch off until 5km to go. He then had the wherewithal to hang on to 4th position. It is great to see Ryan stepping out of the shadow of his famous wife. Just after Ryan was caught, strongman Lachlan Hutchins attacked and got a solid gap. Like an old mare with the scent of the stable in his nostrils he was not to be stopped. He powered on and maintained his gap over a chasing group of Tomarsh Loki and Tim Retchford to take a well deserved win. In B grade there was a solid mix of locals and 'ring-ins'.
It was a war of attrition out on the very undulating course, and anyone not in top condition was sure to be found out.

The group stayed relatively together on the first of 3 climbs with Mark Dunlop leading over the top quickly followed by Chris Howard (Wang), Eli Beach (new AWPCC member and race debutante), Brian Harris, with the cagey Tony Reeckman (Wang) hanging tough on the back. Reeckman was the punter's favourite coming of a last start victory a mere week ago. Youngster Josh Bankes and guest rider Natalie Kerwen (NZ) were just off the back with the pace proving a little hot.

Things really began to get sorted out on the 2nd lap with some clear gaps being created and signs of distress appearing on the cyclist's faces. It all came together for the front group of 5 on the descent back to Bethanga.
Eli Beach proved the strongest on the difficult final climb to take a great win in his first race. His prize for the victory (beyond the not insignificant $20) will be an immediate promotion to A grade! Brian Harris proved the best of the chasing bunch taking a solid 2nd placing and Chris Howard making the trip up the Hume worthwhile and completing the podium in 3rd.

What C grade lacked in numbers they made up for in quality. 4 athletes toed the line and 4 finished 2 laps later. The hill was brutal to the bunch and split them up early. Gary Harmer proved to be very strong and took a clear win.

A big thank you to our marshals - Alan Luckie, Frank Loki and Tony Egan (who created a TDF feel with his family around the back end of the course). Thanks to commissaire Lynn Heritage- we couldn't run these races without people giving up their time so thanks very much. Special flag waving duties were undertaken by young Hamish Retchford who showed considerable talent with the chequered flag!



Bellbridge 2012

Well Giro delle Bellbridge was a great success today. Great weather. End up with 70 plus entries on the day. And some local names on the podium. Thanks to everyone who help make it happen.

Unofficial results, official results and GC results to be posted to Two Rivers website soon:

Men's A Grade
1st Neil van der Ploeg
2nd Cameron Bagley
3rd Cal Britten

Men's B Grade
1st Chris Pewell
2nd Aaron Knight
3rd Michael Thomas
Lisa Barry (1st Women''s A grade)

Men's C Grade
1st Ryan Allen
2nd Clancy Lloyd
3rd Scott Gill

Men's D Grade
1st Gary Halloraon
2nd Paul Garante
3rd Peter Collier

Women's B grade
1st Kirsty Deacon
2nd Jen Fankhauser
3rd Simone Alexander