Entries in women's cycling (7)

Tuesday
Oct292013

Female Cycling Survey

Cycling Australia Women's Commission is currently survey to to find out more about why you cycle, what you enjoy about your membership, and what could be further improved in terms of membership, CA operations, recreational riding and racing. We want to hear all your feedback, good and bad, so we can work on improving all aspects of our sport.

Please note, your responses will remain anonymous. As a bit of a Christmas bonus, when you complete the survey you have the opportunity to go into the draw to win a $200 Myer Gift Card. Chick here to take part.

There is also second survey aimed at women who ride for fun and fitness (non-competitively). It can be find here.

Thursday
Mar282013

Heather Makes the Cut.

Congratulations to local cyclist Taryn Heather who has been selected for the 2013 JAYCO-AIS Women’s Endurance Squad. Heather, who is the reigning Oceania time trial champion, will race with the squad in the early races of the National Road Series before heading to Europe in June to race in a number non-UCI and UCI events. More details here.

Edit: Nice article about success Taryn from this weeks Newsweekly.

Wednesday
Mar202013

Barry Beats Buller

Well done to AWCC member Lisa Barry who took out the women’s A grade of the Mt Buller Road Race on Sunday. Lisa was very happy going two places better than last year. All looks good for Lisa as she rides in her second National Road Series season this year.

Edit: Read Lisa's blog about the race here.

Tuesday
Jul102012

Lisa Barry... Canberrrrrra

AWCC member Lisa Barry shares her experience of racing the latest stage of NRS, Canberra Women's Tour.

Just thought I would let you all know I travelled with the Bicycle Superstore/Torq Womens Road Team to Canberra over the weekend. The Tour was based out of the Stromlo Cycling Centre. It was a tour of mixed results for me. I was happy to kick the tour off with the 16km undulating ITT where I placed mid field (a huge improvement from previously). The second stage was a 2 lap/79km RR. Unfortunately I was spooked when my bike skipped over a rock on a reasonably technical descent and I chased back onto the peloton just in time for them to kick for the second QOM. I was unable to bridge that gap to the front group and remained with a group of seven and the second bunch on the road until the finish. The third stage was a 40 km RR. I was looking forward to this as it was in the reverse direction of the previous days stage and therefore a far less technical descent. Unfortunately 20 km in I hit the only pothole that could be found over the whole weekend which knocked my back wheel causing it to rub. Perhaps a combination of some heavy legs and this mechanical meant I lost contact with the group and over the next 10km grovelled and was finally able to rejoin a small group to the finish. The tour concluded with a crit on the Stromlo circuit. I am very happy to say I was able to finish with the bunch in what was a very fast race. My Garmin tells me we averaged 41 km! Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to log onto the results today and find out I finished 23rd overall in what was not my best tour to date. It was a major learning experience for me and I now understand there is far more to racing than climbing hills!

Cheers Lisa

Monday
May212012

Weekend Racing results

It was a perfect Autumn Saturday afternoon for the club road race. Despite two other major events on a good number of riders turned out to enjoy the good weather. The race was a graded handicap with A off scratch, B off Block and C grade was limit. With no wind to contend with C grade worked well and at the turn around they had only given up a couple of minutes of their advantage. Mean while B grade were pushing hard and looked like they would hold A grade off but with 3km to go A grade got on to B and started pushing even harder to bridge the gap to the front markers. Even though the large bunch was pushing hard the effort from the C grade bunch proved they had done enough in the early stages to stay away and take line honors.
 
The results were:
 
1st      Jess Laws
2nd     Kirsty Deacon
3rd      Mike Coles
4th      Marcus Gett
 
Fastest Time
Brendan Washington (46min)
 
Upcoming club races:
Sat 26th May 52km handicap
Sat 2nd June club combine with the triathlon club 18km individual time trial.