Entries in track (8)

Tuesday
Jan172017

Get ready to race

Criterium series 2017
After a fantastic set of criterium races at the start of this summer, we're set to race again.
Start: Wednesday 25 January, sign on from 5:30pm
LocationWodonga TAFE Logic CampusAlbertson Road, Barnawartha
News: watch the club Facebook page for confirmation of details & updates

A series?
At the moment, we're planning fortnightly racing (so week #2 is on 8 February).
Come for one race or many - each week will be great. If you can make a few and stay consistent, you could be a series winner.

It's 2017
New Year means two things: write the wrong date for many weeks, and renew your racing licence (or get a new licence). You will need a current licence to race, and we will need to see proof - the card, or the confirmation email.
This is the link for racing memberships.
See you next week. And don't forget your membership!

PS, for trackies
Junior track training and riding starts again for 2017 on Monday 23 January, at the Pearsall Street Velodrome, from 5:30pm. The riders are having a great time with club legend Greg Featonby. We'd love to see more join in.

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.
Thursday
Oct272016

Criterium action & other news

A select of images of the yesterday's criterium racing at the Motorsports Training Australia circuit Barnawatha North. Photo taken by club member Tony Egan.

 

Diary dates
7 November (Monday). Junior track cycling, Pearsall St Velodrome, 5:30pm
7 November: 7:30pm for next AWPCC general committee. All welcome, 374 Amatex St, East Albury
10 December (Saturday). Club Christmas Party & Presentations
Race cancellation 
We've all been looking forward to the Bellbridge Classic. Unfortunately the race on 6 November has had to be cancelled. Recent rain damage of the roads has made a couple of places quite dangerous, especially one spot on the descent north from Talgarno Gap. Apologies to all!

 

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)

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