Entries in championships (14)

Saturday
Dec162017

Club Championship Road Race

We raced the Club Championship Road Race this afternoon. A smaller field of 14 riders braced exhausting heat and punishing winds racing out to the Indigo Valley Fire shed and back.
Results were

A grade
1st Neil Van der Ploeg
2nd Tim Guy

B grade
1st Damien Sims
2nd Maddy Wright
3rd Tom Barry

C grade
1st Chris Little
2nd Doug Rose
3rd Paul Burns

This now finishes our racing for 2017. A huge thank you to everyone who has volunteered over the year, without you we wouldn't be able to race. We looking forward to seeing everyone when racing starts back up again on Wednesday January 3rd for the first criterium for 2018.

Friday
Dec152017

Criterium championship review.

Tonight we had the Club Championships Criterium for 2017 with free Ashlar Woodfire Gourmet Pizza's thanks to sponsor Ken Payne Painting and Decorating. Huge numbers turned out with B grade and C grade boasting their largest numbers since we started racing at the DECA course 15 months ago.

Winners for tonight's race were

A Grade
1st Tim Guy
2nd Angus McLean
3rd Matt Clarke
Club Champion Neil Van Der Ploeg (4th)

B Grade
1st Simon Crawford
2nd Mark Norden (Club Champion)
3rd Michael Stevens

C Grade
1st Ben Andrews
2nd Stephen Hanley
3rd Doug Rose (Club Champion)

Juniors
1st Oliver Smith
2nd Max Holgate
3rd Liam Wilcox

The Crit series we've been running has been accumulating points each week for the first 5 across the line. The winners of the overall series are as follows

A Grade
1st Dean Holgate
2nd Neil Van der Ploeg
3rd Angus McLean

B Grade
1st Simon Crawfprd
2nd Murray Crawford
3rd Matt De Freitas

C Grade
1st Aidan Hogan
2nd Kerian Plunkett
3rd Jerome Rusty Scholz

Juniors
1st Liam Wilcox
2nd Max Holgate
3rd Oliver Smith

Special mention to Andrew Falconer for being our Commissaire for the series and his time.

After racing and presentations, everyone stayed back and enjoyed some amazing wood fired pizza. Thankfully by then the temp had dropped significantly. The great thing about a local club is that we are all friendly. Everyone moved about talking with each other.

After a short break over christmas and New years, the Crits will resume from Jan 3rd. There was also some exciting news tonight about our "1k Crit series" starting on Wednesday 21st Feb 2018. No matter what grade you race in; A, B, C, or D grade, if you start 6 of the 7 crit races in this next series (21st Feb to 4th April each Wednesday night) your name will go into a draw and the name pulled out of the hat will win........$1000!!!

So enjoy yourself over the Christmas/New Year break, and come back and join us in 2018 for some racing fun and a chance to win.

Friday
Dec152017

Road race championships.

Club Championship Road Race this tomorrow! Sign on from 1:30pm. Racing starts at 2pm at La trobe Mckoy Street.

Course: 52km out and back to the Indigo Fireshed.

All riders are welcome from any club !

First AWPCC rider over the line.

No sign on fee as this is a club championship.

Sunday
Dec042016

December already - lots of riding to do.

Club Championships are on this week (7 December) for criterium racing. The Christmas Party for all on the following weekend (10 December). And we really need helpers with a number of club roles as we head into 2017.

We've had four great evenings of racing at Wodonga TAFE's driver education centre, Barnawartha. There's one more for 2016, on Wednesday 7 December. These races will be our club championships for each grade. Get there from 5:30pm to sign on & pin on a race number. As you'd expect, only AWPCC members can become club champion. But all-comers can race. The more the merrier! If you're off the bike, come and watch. You'll see more than just 11 seconds at the end, like the video below from 23 November.

Help needed: running the club.

There is a desperate need for us to have more club members helping out - in many roles. Without more hands to assist, we really won't be able to run races. Yes, it's that big a deal.

People have changes with workload, or family needs, or move from the area ... so they have to step down from roles. Can you - or your nominee! - help with the general club committee? Or the race committee (that's imperative)?

It's clear people are contributing - look at those who set up signs, marshal, etc. But what we're looking for is people who can help with fundamental club-running activities.

How? Come to general committee (Monday 12 December, 7:30pm, 374 Amatex St, East Albury). Or email the secretary, Chris Little awpcclub@gmail.com.

Quick notes:

  • Junior Track Cycling runs for two more weeks before a Christmas-New Year break. That is: 5:30pm @ Pearsall Street Veldrome, on 5 & 12 December.
  • Don't forget to renew your licence before it expires at the end of December.
Tuesday
Nov032015

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

Criterium:

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

Time Trial:

Thursday 10 December, 5.30pm
Old Barnawartha Rd