Geelong Cycling Club are looking for riders who are interested in forming a team on Saturday 13th of October.
Please lodge your interest with Craig McCartney.
Riders would be required to wear a Geelong Cycling Club jersey in the event.
Staughton Vale handicap race will be on this Saturday the 6th of October and will conclude our winter program.
The inaugural "Donald Wilson Winter Aggregate Winner" will be crowned after the event.
Event details can be found here.
The next race in the series is the 2012 Ross Bush Memorial Handicap. $1000 in cash is up for grabs.
Note: Riders with 3 Race permits aren't permitted to compete.
Registration: 12.15- 1.15pm at Sutherlands Creek tennis club.
Race Start: 1.30pm.
Entry fee: $20
Course Map - New course for 2012. Slight variation on previous years with the finish in Robbs Road.
The Ross Bush Memorial handicap is the largest event on the Geelong Cycling Club calendar. As a result it requires a large number of volunteers to run the event to ensure the safety of all involved. In light of this the committee of the GCC is calling on people to volunteer to assist on the day. If you are competing but can assist in setting up before the race that would be appreciated. If you can't compete please put your hand up to help. Asking friends, family anyone you can call on to lend a hand will go along way to making this a successful event.
The next event in the Cycling calender for Geelong Cycling Club is the Colac Cycling Club Invitation.
This is an annual race to which other clubs, including GCC are invited to attend.
Information on this race is shown below.
Colac Cycling Club
Presents the Bike Guru Winter Handicap
Saturday June 23, 2012.
Beeac Recreation Reserve
Part of the Banks Thargo South West Series.
Seniors: 65 km handicap. Start 1.00pm, Main Street,
Juniors (U15/17) 21km handicap. Start: 12.30, Main
Juniors (U11/U13) 11kms handicap. Start: Noon, Beeac
All riders must present a current CSV racing licence.
All entry fees must be paid when entering. The following methods of payment will be accepted
· Club cheque- if entering via your club.
· Cash with entry details handed to a Colac Club member.
· Direct debit or online banking,
Please put your name as Reference so we know who is entering.
Account Name – Colac Cycling Club
BSB – 033 217
Account No. – 22 47 86
Jillian Warton -03 52651378 0417 304 576.
Entries close: Wednesday June 20, 10.30pm.
The Geelong Cycling Club Road Committee regrets to inform the membership that this weekends handicap race at Staughton Vale has been canceled as we weren't able to secure a racing permit in time. The permit application has been ongoing for 4 months and we were only just informed Tuesday afternoon that this was the case. Unfortunately the failure to secure a permit in time is due to factors beyond our control. We hope that you understand the committees frustration at this turn of events and will continue to support our endevours to put on quality and enjoyable racing on a number of different courses.
As it is very short notice we aren't able to reschedule another event in time. We apologies for this inconvenience and regret the hole it has left in the winter calendar.
Racing this Weekend
Wood Sellars Memorial Handicap - Sunday May 6th, 2012
Location: Meredith. Meet at the Meredith Hotel
Terrain: Undulating - and 65k in distance this is out and back plus 3 loops
Course: Map can be found HERE
Note: Juniors U19 and below will be racing a shorten course approx 45k start time and race entry the same as for Seniors
Race start time: 10 30 am
Entries are via the website or via email (please put the GCC Handicapping email address in your contacts)
We repeat - Race Entries Close 12 noon Saturday the 5th
Registration is open for payments from 9 30 am at the Meredith Hotel
Payment required is $10 plus $2 for Transponder hire. Late race entry on the day is $15 and a harder mark.
Note: All members are asked to bring race licence for race entry. No licence, No race.
Club Races coming up are also listed under the Results and Next Events Tab on the GCC Website.
Also listed again is the Winter Marshalling Roster. Be sure to check when you are on duty. Find it HERE
Congratulations to Jamie-Leigh Edwards who recently competed in the 2012 Oceania Championships in Queenstown New Zealand.
Jamie was one of 24 girls from the Oceania Region who travelled to beautiful Queenstown to ride a very challenging 75km course. The course was 3 laps of a 25km loop which included some tricky descents and equally challenging climbs.
The first lap saw some mechanicals and the reality of “that hill” which resulted in the exit of 5 of the competitors. Lap 2 produced a breakaway of 8 riders which the bunch set about to chase down in lap 3.
Jamie did a fantastic job of sticking with the chasing bunch and crossed the finish line in good position. Well done!
The Geelong Cycling Club has communicated to the membership our implementation plan for transponder use. We have however neglected to explain the benefits of owning a personal transponder to members. Hopefully the following information will allow members to make an informed decision as too whether you purchase a transponder. The club encourages members to purchase their own, not only for the individual benefits but to help reduce the burden of race day entries for volunteers.
Upon purchasing a personal transponder you are able to go online to the MyLaps web site, create a personal profile and register your transponder. From that moment on all your race results, lap times will be stored in the MyLaps data base that you can access at any time. When the club loads races results your individual race information is updated instantly.
Member Profile Page
Example of an individual’s race result.
The race information and results can then be analyzed further by looking at your individual lap times. You are also able to also compare your lap times with fellow competitors.
In time Cycling Victoria Open events are to be timed using the MyLaps timing system. There are a number of Championship & State title events that have been embarked for later in the season. This will give you a history of races beyond Geelong Cycling Club ran events.
Should you wish to purchase a personal transponder this can be done on race day with cash. Or you can transfer the money directly into the Club’s back account using the details below.
Account name: Geelong Cycling Club
BSB: 633 000
Account Number: 132652769
The next race in the series is the Anzac Handicap on the well received Parkers Loop course.
Name: ANZAC handicap
Distance: 4 Laps - approx 55K
Location: Sutherlands Creek, Parkers Road Loop
Time: 1:30pm Race Start - Rego from 12:30pm at Sutherlands Creek tennis courts
Cost: $10 pre entered, $15 late race day entry. +$2 transponder hire.
All entries must be received by 12pm the day before the race Friday. If an entry is received after this time or on the day then the rider will be put into a harder/ later bunch and will be ineligible for prize money.
All members are asked to bring race licence for race entry. No licence, No race.
The next race in the Winter Road Series is the Geelong Cycling Club Kermesse. This is a new event to the Geelong calendar, run on a familiar location in Eastern Gardens.