Entries in club racing (77)

Saturday
Oct012016

Spring racing, & beyond.

We're very happy to announce that AWPCC will be running a series of criterium races at the DECA driver training centre, 45 Albertson Rd, Barnawartha. That's in the Logic Centre.

Start date: Wednesday 12 October, fortnightly. Times to be announced. Entry of $5.Our plan is to have a number of races: juniors first, then as many races as fit the numbers who register. We aim to have A, B & C grades. It would be great to have women's-specific racing too. For those who are new to racing, we will have experienced riders to guide and inform.
Keep an eye on your inbox, and on the club's media, for final details.
There's also the summer tradition of velodrome riding about to start, too. See below for more track news.
A very brief advance warning: in early December we're planning a relaxed AWPCC Christmas party and club champion presentations. Probably in a park, near a BBQ, with all invited.

Velodrome news Great news - junior track this year is going to be run by Greg Featonby. Feato is a life member of the club for good reason. He has an immense amount of knowledge to pass on, as well as great love for the sport of cycling.
The relevant information: Monday afternoon, from 5:30pm, Pearsall St Lavington, starting Monday 7 November.
Senior training: join the crew training each Tuesday evening, 6:30pm-8:30pm at the velodrome.
Questions about track riding? Email the club.

Cycling Licences
To race with a club, you need to be licensed. The way to join is via this Cycling Australia link. If you join or renew from 1 October, the licence is valid until the end of December 2017.

Working Bee
The velodrome needs some love. We have a working bee planned for Saturday 15 October, from 2pm at the track. Please come with all your skills so we can clean up, check the bikes & other equipment, & make fun of each other. Contact person: Chris Little (0407 410 894)

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!

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