Entries in crits (30)


Buy your club kit now

Portal now open
Using your own account with Champion System Australia, choose whatever you want/need/can justify.

Here is the link to the portal.

The portal will be open for a limited time: the orders are made once the portal closes. Current closing date is 27 February (just between you, me, and the gatepost, I think it will probably go a week longer).

I have included the Champion System explanations of their different jersey and cycling short options. But that's not all they sell: also offering vests, hats, gloves, warmers, hoodies, ...

Don't forget
We have racing on! We are one week into the Lester & Son, 1K Criterium series.
Each Wednesday until the end of daylight savings, five grades of racing starting at 6pm, Wodonga TAFE at Barnawartha Logic Centre.

Sign on from 5:30. B grade, D grade & juniors from 6:00pm. A grade & C grade from 6:30pm-ish.

Any questions, feedback, words of praise to the hard-working race committee: club email.
Cheers, Chris Little (AWPCC secretary)


$1K Crit Series

1K crit series, brought to you by Lester & Sons

Consistency wins
Come for any one of the seven week series.
But this is a series: points accumulated to final winner in each grade. And all who ride for at least 6 weeks are in the draw for the 1K, provided by Lester & Son Funeral Directors. They love contributing to community (just wait for special news about upcoming social events for Paris-Roubaix and the Tour de France ...).

Look at all the other sponsors: each week a different sponsor will provide extra value to the night's racing. They're all worth supporting.

The mix of grades will change a little from 14 February. The reason: safety.

Racing from 6:00pm - B grade, and D grade, and juniors.
Racing from 6:30pm - A grade, and C grade.

This will mean passing each other is quicker, and give a longer gap between the two (or three) races finishing. Please pass it on, especially to B GRADE.

$5 per week for grades A, B, C, D. Juniors: FREE.


2018 Racing

The AWPCC is proud to presentation jam pack racing calendar for the first half of 2018. Highlights include Lester & Son 1k Crit series and Geoff Memoiral Handicap and supporting criteriums.

The club's races can be found here. Also check out the regional racing calendar for a full list of bike races thoughourt the region.


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)

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

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.


News Update.

Crit time - with pizza!
The weekly criterium racing at Wodonga TAFE continue on December 6 and 13. The pre-Christmas race series will conclude with prizes. And the club championships will be decided on 13 December. So hang around with us on Wednesday 13 December and grab some pizza and drink. We have Ashlar Woodfire Gourmet Pizzas coming to the track at the Logic Centre. Buy a slice per completed lap, a can of drink, and enjoy the presentations.
Ballarat Road National Championship Big Day Trip.
Sunday 7 January - the day that elite woman and elite men decide who will be Australia's champion for 2018. You could be there. We're arranging a day trip - we hope to get a bus so we can share the costs and travel together. Are you interested? Of course you are!
Get in touch with Tony Egan, as he's kindly agreed to pull the details together for us. Have a chat at any of the club events. Or do the electronic communication thing to: tony.egan@mail.com
Club clothing for you to buy!
Grab a polo shirt for $40. Or a hoodie for $55. There are limited numbers and sizes available from our mid-year order. Grab them at the crit racing at Wodonga TAFE on a Wednesday evening.

Club socks also available for $20 a pair. Email the club if you want some.
Club Christmas BBQ, Sunday 17 December, Oddies Creek Park, from 12noon. Bring anyone. Snags, bread, salad, soft drink provided.