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From the President's Desk

Dear members,

Club Races
Thanks for your patience with respect to Club Racing over the last month or so. A confluence of bad weather and clashing events that meant it was all but impossible to stick to the planned schedule. We are looking at ways to improve the way we communicate changes to best manage everyone’s expectations. We will also continue to work with Wangaratta Cycling Club to improve the planning alignment for the next season of racing.

In further bad news we are unable to run races at Ettamogah. We were very excited about the prospect of a kermesse course but unfortunately the requirements of traffic management, insurance and compliance makes this unfeasible requiring both lead and follow vehicles plus qualified traffic management personnel at each Ettamogah race. This is simply not possible from a cost and volunteer management point of view however we are continuing to pursue this and additional feasible options.

For the time being any scheduled race for Ettamogah will be run from La Trobe University in Wodonga. The race schedule will be updated shortly to reflect this.

Wagga to Albury
We are currently seeking marshalls, volunteers and drivers for our iconic John Woodman Memorial Wagga to Albury Road Race to be held on the 27th of July. If you can help out please get in contact with Hugh Satchell on 0419 349 573.

Club Merger
We are very excited about the upcoming merger of the two clubs and I strongly urge our membership base to look at the documentation that has been prepared.  There has been a lot of compliance work and time spent on getting to this point.  If you have any reservations I urge you to come forward and allow us to discuss them.  As a committee we firmly believe this is the right move for cycling in the region.
AWCC AGM is to be held on Friday the 11th of July where a Special Resolution will be put to ‘wind-up’ AWCC and transfer it’s assets to Cycling Albury Wodonga  - the new combined Albury/Wodonga Road Cycling club. It will be a new and exciting era for cycling in Albury Wodonga with junior development pathways, social and advocacy mandates as well as a continued and heightened focus on racing- both track and road. 

Presentation Night
Following the AGM on the 11th of July is our presentation night where we celebrate the efforts of our members over the 2013 season. This will include presentation of our club champions, Club Captain's award and the Bill Seaborn Memorial Award.  Notice regarding Bill Seaborn Memorial nominations and criteria can be find here.

We would love to see you there to have a say in the future of cycling in our region and to celebrate the history of our club.

Tom Barry
Acting President of AWCC


News in Brief 14-4

Jess Laws
Congratulations to Jess Laws who won the Sprint, Team Sprintt, Flying 200 (including a new World Record!) at Master Track Nationals and was award Victorian Masters Cyclist of the Year (Female) at Cycling Victoria Cyclist of Year awards.

Club Racing
Club racing is under way for the new year with next race this Saturday. Full details here. The race calendar marshal roster has also update. Please make sure you have the date you have requested. Contact Callum Dwyer on 0417511509 or callumdwyer@yahoo.com.au to make any corrects.

Newbie Rides
The first of our newbie training rides is on this Sunday. Contact membership officer Callum Dwyer on 0417511509 or callumdwyer@yahoo.com.au if you are interested in join it.

Geoff Dixon Memorial Handicap
Now less than a month away. Full details here. If you can please help on the day, please contact Tom Barry 0419400905 or Ken Payne 0407438607.



News in Brief 14-3

Name It
Put your stamp on the new face of cycling on the Border! In light of the exciting merger of Lavington Panthers and Albury Wodonga Cycling Club we are looking for a new name that represents the future direction of cycling in the region. Lets know your ideas in comment section below.

Geoff Dixon
The details of the Geoff Dixon Memorial has been ironed out. There a link on the top right of this page that will take you straight to the Tour de Riverina page with all the race details.

Super Tuesday
Bicycle Network Super Tuesday bike count is happening Tuesday 5th of March. And they need your help! Full details here.

Group Rides
We're looking to update group page on this website. If you know any welcoming groups that are not already mention, lets know in comment section below.


News in Brief 14-2

Geoff Dixon
The 2014 Geoff Dixon Memorial Handicap will be held Sunday 6th of April. Keep this date free if all possible. We need lots and lots club members there to help make it a successful day.

Lake Crits
Congratulations to Branden Washington who yesterday won the Lake Crits (A grade) at Shepparton. The Crits Lake are series of Criteriums races hosted by the Shepparton Cycling Club from October to December.

Classic victory salute from Washington.Neil van der Ploeg
Congratulations to local cyclist Neil van der Ploeg on being selected for the UniSA-Australia team for this week's Tour Down Under. We wish Neil all best this week and for the rest of season racing with Avanti Pro Racing.

Club Races
There will be a delay is the start of racing. But a New Year of racing is being planned with something different in the works that will hopefully help revitalise the local racing scene. Stay tune more informatin.