BiciSport - Established 1995

BiciSport was established in 1995 with the club name & logo taken from the Italian "BiciSport" magazine. The original primary sponsors were Banholm Bakehouse (at St Ives), Kopy King & Turramurra Cyclery. The 1995 team photo was taken at St Ives.  

BiciSport was established in 1995 with the club name & logo taken from the Italian "BiciSport" magazine. The original primary sponsors were Banholm Bakehouse (at St Ives), Kopy King & Turramurra Cyclery. The 1995 team photo was taken at St Ives.  

BiciSport - Kool Mints at the Bay Criteriums in Melbourne. BiciSport was one of the first womens teams to attract corporate sponsorship to the Bay Criterium Series.

BiciSport - Kool Mints at the Bay Criteriums in Melbourne. BiciSport was one of the first womens teams to attract corporate sponsorship to the Bay Criterium Series.

                 BiciSport - Kool Mints at the Womens Snowy Tour with the NSW Sports Minister

                 BiciSport - Kool Mints at the Womens Snowy Tour with the NSW Sports Minister

                  BiciSport - Band Aids with Phil Anderson at the Bay Criterium Series in Melbourne

                  BiciSport - Band Aids with Phil Anderson at the Bay Criterium Series in Melbourne

         BiciSport - Band Aids with Lars Michelson & Stephen Hodge (Festina) at the Bay Criterium Series

         BiciSport - Band Aids with Lars Michelson & Stephen Hodge (Festina) at the Bay Criterium Series

                                                        BiciSport taken at Terrey Hills in 2000

                                                        BiciSport taken at Terrey Hills in 2000

BiciSport - Tour of China 2000 (left to right - Paul McDonald, Darren Benson, Phil Dixon, Ian Garrity, Sharon Luxford (Asst Manager) & Mike O'Reilly (Manager)

BiciSport - Tour of China 2000 (left to right - Paul McDonald, Darren Benson, Phil Dixon, Ian Garrity, Sharon Luxford (Asst Manager) & Mike O'Reilly (Manager)

                 John Crouchley and the BiciSport Track Team at Dunc Gray Velodrome February 15

                 John Crouchley and the BiciSport Track Team at Dunc Gray Velodrome February 15

                                      BiciSport - Pilu Racing sponsored group 2017 with Ernesto Colnago

                                      BiciSport - Pilu Racing sponsored group 2017 with Ernesto Colnago

                                     BiciSport - Happy Wheels sponsored group 2018

                                     BiciSport - Happy Wheels sponsored group 2018

Commitment to Racing at all levels of the SPORT

BiciSport was established in 1995 and soon developed strong membership growth and was one of the first clubs to focus on Womens teams racing in 1997 sponsored by Kool Mints and then Band Aids. This soon developed into taking a talented Mens team to the Tour of China (five times) and further development of a comprehensive Masters program (both men/women and track/road).  BiciSport is highly regarded for its Teams programs.

INTERNATIONAL

BiciSport contested the Tour of the South China Seas (based in Hong Kong & Macau) on five separate occasions from 2000-2003 and again in 2006. BiciSport finished 4th on the Teams Classification three times and won the Teams Classification in 2003. Phil Thaux finished 2nd on individual GC in 2002 and Cameron Hughes 5th on GC in 2003. Darren Benson won a stage in 2000 and Phil Thaux won a stage in 2002. Cameron finished 5th in the Hong Kong Classic in January 2004. BiciSport members to China included Ian Garrity, Phil Dixon, Paul McDonald, Cameron Hughes, Andrew Curro, Chris Turner, David Hiley, Justin Quinton, Ed Dockrill, Tim Collins, Andy Hitchen, Stephen Dixon, Mike O'Reilly, Stuart Millar, Viv Brimelow & Sharon Luxford.  

In Belgium, Conor Tarlington rode for ASFRA Flanders in 2016 and Peter Livingstone in 2017

Alex Sommer represented Australia at the World Junior Track Championships in Melbourne in 2002 while Cameron Hughes raced for the US professional Subway Express Team during 2004-05. Pat Bolan represented Australia at the New Caledonian Track Series in 2006.   

ELITE MEN

Ben Litchfield, Alex Sommer and Cameron Hughes have all medalled at National Championships. Ben & Cameron competed in the Commonwealth Bank Cycle Classic.. David Browne won the Sydney Cup on Wheels in 2001 and Alex Sommer won the Clarence Street Cup in 2002.

BiciSport placed highly in RAW Track - 2003 (1st), 2004 (2nd), 2006 (1st), 2007 (3rd). Pat Bolan won Division 1 Pointscore in 2005. Pat Bolan represented NSW at the National Elite Track Championships in 2006 after winning the NSW Kieren & Time Trial Championships. David Brown, Odhran Murphy & Mike Mellish took Silver in the NSW Track Championships 2006.

ELITE WOMEN

BiciSport was originally formed on the basis of an outstanding Womens Team sponsored by Kool Mints and Band Aid which included Nadia Frischnecht, Cassie Lowe, Simone Jacobs & Lucy VignesEmma James & Kristy Scrymgeour rode professionally in Europe. Emma finished 3rd at the National Road Championships in Ballarat (2002), rode the World Championships in Belgium (Zolder) and won a stage of the Snowy Tour. Emma & Kristy have both competed in several World Cup events as well as the Womens Tour de France & Giro d'Italia. Kristy rode for the US Saturn professional team and managed the Lulumon Professional Womens Team.

On the velodrome, Liz Georgouras represented NSW at National Track Championships from 2003-2009, and again at Oceania Championships from 2005 to 2007. Keely McNamara represented at Oceania Championships in 2004.

Trudy Van Der Straaten won the 2010 NSW Elite Criterium Championships (as a Master). Alexandra Green represented Australia at the 2011 Para World Track Championships in Italy and again in 2012 in Los Angeles (took Gold in the Pursuit). Other contributions from Sarah White, Rhonda Craigie & Katrina Lane.   

MASTERS WOMEN

Michelle Crawford, Lise Benjamin, Sue Tierney, Trudy Van Der Straaten, Ruth Strapp, Kirsty Flanagan, Kirstie Dolton, Louise Brown & Donna Meehan have made significant contributions towards the development of BiciSport Masters Women.  

MASTERS MEN

David Browne has won a National Masters Criterium Championships, the Sydney Cup and the Scody Cup at the Dunc Gray Velodrome. 

MASTERS TEAMS EVENTS  

BiciSport has excelled in Teams events whether it be on the road or at the Velodrome. BiciSport has medalled twice at the Teams Pursuit category at the World Masters Track Championships at Manchester in 2014 and 2015. BiciSport has collected numerous Teams medals at both State & National levels (both track and road)   

BICISPORT TRACK OPENS

BiciSport has promoted three major NSW track opens. At the Tempe Velodrome in 2003 & 2007, and at the DGV in 2008. A special thank you to both James Schneider & Stuart Millar.

                       BiciSport Track Open 2008 at Tempe Velodrome

                       BiciSport Track Open 2008 at Tempe Velodrome

WORLD CHAMPIoNS

The following BiciSport members have been crowned World Champions

Mike Smith, David Willmott, Peter Barnard, Michelle Crawford, Lise Benjamin, Matthew Glanville, Alan Townsend (World Masters Games 2009) 

WORLD MASTERS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

BiciSport has been an active participant at World Masters Track Championships since Sydney (2007 to 2009), Portugal (2010), Manchester (2011 to 2015) and Los Angeles (2016 & 2017).

The following BiciSport riders have medalled at World Masters Track Championships - Andrew Burne, Mike Smith, Peter Barnard, David Willmott, Alan Townsend, Michelle Crawford, Donna Meehan, Michael Popplewell, John Crouchley, Lise Benjamin, Mike Lawson, Trudy Van Der Straaten, Geoff Baxter, Alex Arancibia, Rick McArdle, Jayson Austin & Matt Glanville   

WORLD MASTERS GAMES 2009

BiciSport collected 13 medals at WMG 09 in Sydney with outstanding performances by David Willmott, Michelle Crawford, Alan Townsend, John Crouchley, Peter Barnard, Mike Lawson, Mike Popplewell, Stephen Brown & Peter Davis  

WORLD HOUR RECORDS

Jayson Austin rode three World Hour Record attempts and was successful on two occasions. These attempts were conducted in

  • February 2008,
  • April 2009 at 48.317k and
  • February 2013 at 48.411k.

Vale GRAHAM JONES

Graham Jones was a long time member of firstly Manly CC then BiciSport. Graham was a keen race organiser and contributor to all things cycling including the development of the Terrey Hills cyclo cross circuit. Graham was killed in a early morning training ride near Chatswood on 10 November 2002. In memory of Graham's strong community focus there is a walking bridge named in his honour around the Narrabeen Lakes Walk. 

TEAM SPONSORS & clothing

BiciSport has evolved through four revisions of team sponsors and related clothing.

The first edition in 1995 was sponsored by Banholm Bakehouse-Kopy King Instant Printers (based on a blue & white design). The second edition was sponsored by Supreme Cycles Narrabeen-Hamill Press (based on red, white & blue). The third revision was Eftex (a pale blue with red side panels).

The current range of team sponsors features the Anytime Fitness-Oakwood Lifestyle Advisers logos together with related secondary sponsors (based on a blue on black design).       

                                        Sue Tierney is a multiple National Masters Road Champion

                                        Sue Tierney is a multiple National Masters Road Champion

Kristy Scrymgeour (far right) was an early contributor to the BiciSport Womens team and progressed to a highly successful professional career as both a rider & team owner. 

Kristy Scrymgeour (far right) was an early contributor to the BiciSport Womens team and progressed to a highly successful professional career as both a rider & team owner. 

          Mike Smith - World Masters Track Champion 2016 (Individual Sprint) & 2017 (Team Sprint)

          Mike Smith - World Masters Track Champion 2016 (Individual Sprint) & 2017 (Team Sprint)

                                    David Willmott is a multiple World Masters Track Champion

                                    David Willmott is a multiple World Masters Track Champion

                     Peter Barnard & Geoff Baxter at the NSW Masters Track Championships at DGV

                     Peter Barnard & Geoff Baxter at the NSW Masters Track Championships at DGV

World Masters Track Championships 2015 - the team of Andrew Patten, Geoff Baxter, Matt Glanville & Jayson Austin took the Silver medal in the Masters Teams Pursuit

World Masters Track Championships 2015 - the team of Andrew Patten, Geoff Baxter, Matt Glanville & Jayson Austin took the Silver medal in the Masters Teams Pursuit

World Masters Track Championships 2014 - the team of Jays Austin, Alex Arancibia, Rick McArdle & Matt Glanville took Silver in the Masters Teams Pursuit

World Masters Track Championships 2014 - the team of Jays Austin, Alex Arancibia, Rick McArdle & Matt Glanville took Silver in the Masters Teams Pursuit

                                 Jayson Austin set a World Hour Record of 48.411k in February 2013  

                                 Jayson Austin set a World Hour Record of 48.411k in February 2013  

Season Updates

Season Review - 2017/18 Track

January 2018 - Mike Smith at the DGV Sprint Grand Prix

January 2018 - Mike Smith at the DGV Sprint Grand Prix

December 2017 Christmas Carnival at Hurstville Oval witnessed the launch of the BiciSport Happy Wheels team featuring David Browne & Ben Elliott

December 2017 Christmas Carnival at Hurstville Oval witnessed the launch of the BiciSport Happy Wheels team featuring David Browne & Ben Elliott

Los Angeles World Masters Track Championships October 17 - Mike Smith took Gold in the Team Sprint

Los Angeles World Masters Track Championships October 17 - Mike Smith took Gold in the Team Sprint

Los Angeles World Masters Track Championships October 17 - Mike Smith took Bronze in the Sprint

Los Angeles World Masters Track Championships October 17 - Mike Smith took Bronze in the Sprint

Mike Smith again took a Gold medal at the World Masters Track Championships in Los Angeles with Gold in the Team Sprint (Bronze in 2016), and Bronze in the Individual Sprint (Gold in 2016).  

Season Review - 2017 Road

Peter Livingstone had a ground breaking 2017 with top 10 in the Cycling Australia National Under 23 Road Championships in January 2017, podium in the NSW Under 23 Road Championships, an outstanding secondment with ASFRA Flanders in Belgium, coupled with a stage win at the Tour of Tasmania at the end of the season.

Peter Livingstone had a ground breaking 2017 with top 10 in the Cycling Australia National Under 23 Road Championships in January 2017, podium in the NSW Under 23 Road Championships, an outstanding secondment with ASFRA Flanders in Belgium, coupled with a stage win at the Tour of Tasmania at the end of the season.

MTBA National Masters Cyclo Cross Championship August 17 - Mike Lawson took a Gold medal.

MTBA National Masters Cyclo Cross Championship August 17 - Mike Lawson took a Gold medal.

NSW Masters Teams Time Trial Championships at Nowra July 17 - An outstanding Gold medal in the 150+ category to Mike Foster, Matt Coy, Giovanni Pilu & Simon Lempriere

NSW Masters Teams Time Trial Championships at Nowra July 17 - An outstanding Gold medal in the 150+ category to Mike Foster, Matt Coy, Giovanni Pilu & Simon Lempriere

NSW Masters Team Time Trial Championships at Nowra July 17 - Amber Walsh, Sue Preeto, Kirsty Flanagan & Ruth Strapp

NSW Masters Team Time Trial Championships at Nowra July 17 - Amber Walsh, Sue Preeto, Kirsty Flanagan & Ruth Strapp

Bathurst to Blayney April 17 - Stewart Campbell took a repeat win

Bathurst to Blayney April 17 - Stewart Campbell took a repeat win

BiciSport entered 6 teams into the NSW Teams Time Trial Championships in Nowra.  In the Sassafras Challenge - Amber Walsh, Ruth Strapp, Angela Smith & Su Preeto took third. In the Men - Will Peeters, Conor Tarlington, Lachlan Haughey & Peter O'Sullivan took second. In Masters 150+ - Gold to Mike Foster, Matt Coy, Gio Pilu & Simon Lempriere. 6th to Mike O'Brien, Anthony Colantonio, Stewart Campbell & Peter Verhoeven. 13th to Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo, Tom Green, James Thornton. In Masters 180+ - 6th to Raoul Westbrook, Brett Tarlington, Graeme Cocks, & Ian Grainger  

Season Review - 2016/17 Track

NSW Master Cyclist of the Year awarded to Kirstie Dolton in February 2017 (for the 2016 season)

NSW Master Cyclist of the Year awarded to Kirstie Dolton in February 2017 (for the 2016 season)

National Masters Track Championships March 17 - Lise Benjamin took 4 Gold Medals plus the Champion of Champions Award.  Lise was awarded the Cycling NSW Masters M7 "Cyclist of the Year" in January 2018 for her efforts at the National Track Championships. 

National Masters Track Championships March 17 - Lise Benjamin took 4 Gold Medals plus the Champion of Champions Award.  Lise was awarded the Cycling NSW Masters M7 "Cyclist of the Year" in January 2018 for her efforts at the National Track Championships. 

National Masters Track Championships March 17 - BiciSport Team Sprint combination of Dom Zumbo, Graham Cockerton & James Thornton

National Masters Track Championships March 17 - BiciSport Team Sprint combination of Dom Zumbo, Graham Cockerton & James Thornton

NSW Masters Track Championships at DGV February 17 - Mike Smith took Gold in the Sprint

NSW Masters Track Championships at DGV February 17 - Mike Smith took Gold in the Sprint

Manchester Masters World Track Championships October 16 - Mike Smith World Champion

Manchester Masters World Track Championships October 16 - Mike Smith World Champion

Manchester Masters World Track Championships October 16 - Mike Smith (left) on the start line

Manchester Masters World Track Championships October 16 - Mike Smith (left) on the start line

NSW Masters Championships Teams Pursuit February 17 in the 150+ category - Bronze medal to Graham Cockerton, Peter Verhoeven, Dom Zumbo, James Thornton & Anthony Colantonio

NSW Masters Championships Teams Pursuit February 17 in the 150+ category - Bronze medal to Graham Cockerton, Peter Verhoeven, Dom Zumbo, James Thornton & Anthony Colantonio

Scody Cup December 16 at DGV - David Browne won the Men & Lise Benjamin the Women. David also won the Sydney Cup on Wheels

Scody Cup December 16 at DGV - David Browne won the Men & Lise Benjamin the Women. David also won the Sydney Cup on Wheels

Mike Smith competed in Manchester in October 16. Mike took Gold in the M4 Sprint and Bronze in the Team Sprint.

Lise Benjamin & David Browne were prominent at RAW Track during the 2016 RAW season.  John Crouchley began the Derny restoration project (from the Sydney Olympics) in conjunction with CyclingNSW.

Season Review - 2016 Road

Conor Tarlington competed in Belgium in 2016 for the ASFRA Flanders Cycles Team

Conor Tarlington competed in Belgium in 2016 for the ASFRA Flanders Cycles Team

NSW Masters 180+ TTT squad Bronze at Nowra - Ian Grainger, Raoul Westbrook, Mike Lawson, Peter Verhoeven

NSW Masters 180+ TTT squad Bronze at Nowra - Ian Grainger, Raoul Westbrook, Mike Lawson, Peter Verhoeven

NSW Womens 140+ TTT squad Bronze at Nowra - Sue Tierney, Kirstie Flanagan, Ruth Strapp, Lise Benjamin

NSW Womens 140+ TTT squad Bronze at Nowra - Sue Tierney, Kirstie Flanagan, Ruth Strapp, Lise Benjamin

The biggest BiciSport entry list ever lined up for the Nowra NSW Teams Time Trial Championships Sassafras Challenge - (7th from 9 teams) David Browne, Martin Wright, Brad Mills, Graham Tierney in 1hr 8mins (winner 56 min)  Women Masters All Ages - (5th from 11 teams) Cecile Beams, Frances Edwards, Penny Kee, Kylie Mildren in 1hr 9min (winner 1-06)  Women Masters 140+ - (Bronze from 8 teams) Lise Benjamin, Ruth Strapp, Kirsty Flanagan, Sue Tierney in 1hr 6min (winner 1-05)  Men Masters 180+ - (Bronze from 7 teams) Ian Grainger, Mike Lawson, Raoul Westbrook, Peter Verhoeven in 1hr 3min (fastest 58min)  Men Masters 150+ - (8th from 24 teams) Roy Edwards, Ben Mildren, Len Groen in 1hr, (10th from 24 teams) Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo, Anthony Colantonio, James Thornton in 1hr 1min (fastest 55min)  Men Masters All Ages - (14th from 41 teams) Stewart Campbell, Ian Cocks, Tom Green, Mike O'Brien in 56min (28th from 41 teams) Paul Curgenven, Mark Walsh, Colin Edwards in 1hr 3min (fasters 50min)  Sassafras Road Race (Sunday) - Ian Cocks finished 9th in Division 2 over 70k

Season Review - 2015/16 Track

National Masters Track Championships @ DGV in March 16 - Kirstie Dolton took Gold (Time Trial) & Silver in the Sprint

National Masters Track Championships @ DGV in March 16 - Kirstie Dolton took Gold (Time Trial) & Silver in the Sprint

NSW Masters Track Championships February 16 - BiciSport Sprinters @ DGV

NSW Masters Track Championships February 16 - BiciSport Sprinters @ DGV

NSW Masters Track Championships February 2016 - The Masters 150+ team took the Silver medal with Peter Verhoeven, Mike Lawson, Michael O'Brien, James Thornton & David Willmott

NSW Masters Track Championships February 2016 - The Masters 150+ team took the Silver medal with Peter Verhoeven, Mike Lawson, Michael O'Brien, James Thornton & David Willmott

World Masters Track Championships October 15 - Matt Glanville took Gold in the PointScore & Geoff Baxter the Silver medal. Matt also won the prestigious Cossavella Cup. 

World Masters Track Championships October 15 - Matt Glanville took Gold in the PointScore & Geoff Baxter the Silver medal. Matt also won the prestigious Cossavella Cup. 

World Masters Track Championships October 15 - David Willmott took Gold in both Sprint & Time Trial

World Masters Track Championships October 15 - David Willmott took Gold in both Sprint & Time Trial

World Masters Track Championships Manchester October 15 - BiciSport Teams Pursuit Team took the Silver medal with Andrew Patten, Jayson Austin, John Crouchley (coach), Matt Glanville & Geoff Baxter

World Masters Track Championships Manchester October 15 - BiciSport Teams Pursuit Team took the Silver medal with Andrew Patten, Jayson Austin, John Crouchley (coach), Matt Glanville & Geoff Baxter

World Masters Track Championships October 15 - Silver medal podium (left to right) with Geoff Baxter, Matt Glanville, Andrew Patten & Jayson Austin

World Masters Track Championships October 15 - Silver medal podium (left to right) with Geoff Baxter, Matt Glanville, Andrew Patten & Jayson Austin

World Masters Track Championships Manchester October 15 - Andrew Patten, Geoff Baxter, Matt Glanville & Jayson Austin

World Masters Track Championships Manchester October 15 - Andrew Patten, Geoff Baxter, Matt Glanville & Jayson Austin

The National Masters Track Championships were originally set down for Perth, but economic realities forced a late venue & date change back to Melbourne. The late date change to Melbourne accounted for David Willmott who was by then committed to going overseas & missed the Championships. BiciSport took 6 Gold medals (5 Gold if you consider that the Masters Kieran was a "demonstration event") and 2 Bronze medals.

Day 1 - TT & Team Sprints ... M3 - Kevin Babakian 8th, M5 - James Thornton 10th, W4 - Kirstie Dolton Bronze, W6 - Lise Benjamin Gold, Team Sprint - Lise Benjamin 4th. Day 2 - Sprints & Indiv Pursuit  ... M4 - Mike Smith Gold, M7 - Mike Lawson 7th Day 3 - Sprints .... W4 - Kirstie Dolton Bronze, W6 - Lise Benjamin Gold,  M3-4 Kieren Mike Smith Gold  Day 4 - Scratch ... W4 - Kirstie Dolton Gold, W6 - Lise Benjamin Gold 

BiciSport dominated the second weekend of the NSW Masters Track Championships at DGV with a total of 20 Gold 13 Silver & 5 Bronze medals over the two weekends.  Sprints  W5 - Lise Benjamin Silver, W4 - Kirstie Dolton Gold, M7 - David Willmott Gold, M5 - Geoff Baxter Silver, M4 - Mike Smith Gold Matt Glanville Bronze, M3 - Nathan McLaughlin Gold David Browne Bronze, M2 - Rod Chaplin Gold  Team Sprint (All Ages) - Rod Chaplin, David Willmott, Mike Smith Gold  Individual Pursuit - W6 - Lise Benjamin Gold, M7 - Mike Lawson 6th, M6 - Peter Verhoeven Silver, M5 - Geoff Baxter Silver, M4 - Jays Austin Gold Matt Glanville Silver 

The NSW Cyclist of the Year Awards were held in conjunction with the Clarence Street Cup night at DGV. Matt Glanville was awarded the NSW Masters Cyclist of the Year (across all age categories, track & road). Its been a stellar year for Matt. Sue Tierney took the Masters Women W6 category award after posting victories (or the rare placing) in all Championships contested. David Willmott has amassed a total of 15 World Championships over the years and this year picked up another two. David was awarded the Masters Men M7 trophy. 

World Masters Track Championships at Manchester and the team took 3 Gold and 4 Silver medals plus a victory by Matt Glanville in the Cossavella Cup which concludes the Championships. The BiciSport team to Manchester Worlds included David Willmott, Andrew Patten (Qld), Matt Glanville, Geoff Baxter & Jays Austin with the coach John Crouchley.  

  • Sprint - David Willmott took Gold and Matt Glanville 4th
  • ITT - David Willmott took Gold  
  • Scratch Race - Matt Glanville & Geoff Baxter both took Silver. 
  • Individual Pursuit - Matt Glanville took 4th
  • Points - Matt Glanville took Gold & Geoff Baxter took Silver. 
  • Team Sprint - David Willmott was relegated in the heat and did not qualify for the medal round
  • Teams Pursuit - Matt Glanville, Jayson Austin, Andrew Patten & Geoff Baxter took Silver (3min 20secs v 3min 22secs in final)
  • Cossavella Cup - Matt Glanville 1st, Jays Austin 4th, Geoff Baxter 7th, Andrew Patten 16th. 

Season Review - 2015 Road

NSW Masters Road Championships May 15 - Martinette Van Vuuren, Sue Tierney, Graham Tierney & Kirsty Flanagan

NSW Masters Road Championships May 15 - Martinette Van Vuuren, Sue Tierney, Graham Tierney & Kirsty Flanagan

National Masters Road Championships September 15 - Sue Tierney took the Gold

National Masters Road Championships September 15 - Sue Tierney took the Gold

Sydney ROAD Champs PENRITH

BiciSport had a great day at the boat races with 4 Gold 1 Silver and top 10 results in every category. M1 - Brad Hamblett 5th, M2 - David Munro 9th, M3 - Stewart Campbell broke away early, then caught then took Gold. M4 - Matt Glanville keeps on keeping on ... another day another sprint win with Gold. Big thanks to Dean Gale for the lead out to seal the deal. Jordan Reizes 5th, David Adcock 7th, Dean Gale 9th, Jays Austin 20th. M5 - Mr Jewelley (Geoff Baxter) took Silver. Peter Selkrig 8th. M6 - Graham Tierney 8th, Dom Zumbo 9th, Peter Verhoeven 12th. W3 - Another sprint Gold for Martinette Van Vuuren. W6 - Another sprint Gold for Lise Benjamin. U19 - Conor Tarlington was a peloton finish           

NSW MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS Griffith

One of the best NSW Masters Champs ever held with great organisation and a generous prize list. BiciSport took 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze.

Road Race - The uphill finish was tailor made for a Van Vuuren, a Glanville or an ODR and so it proved to be. M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne 2nd. M4 - Matt Glanville 1st, David Adcock 3rd, Dean Gale 19th, Giovanni Pilu 29th, Jordan Reizes 30th. M5 - Peter Selkrig 14th, Geoff Baxter 15th. M6 - Graham Tierney 12th. M7 - Mike Lawson 9th, Andy Feltham 13th. W3 - Martinette Van Vuuren 1st. W6 - Sue Tierney 1st, Kirsty Flanagan 9th.

Criterium - Around the Griffith Council Chambers it was fast & furious. M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne was 12th. M4 - Matt Glanville jumped at 200m and that was Gold. Dean Gale6th, Jordan Reizes 7th, Dave Adcock 17th & Giovanni Pilu 18th. M5 - Geoff Baxter was 3rd, Peter Selkrig 17th. M6 - Graham Tierney 14th. M7 - Mike Lawson 11th. W3 - Martinette Van Vuuren 2nd. W6 - Sue Tierney 1st, Kirsty Flanagan 10th.

ITT - Using parts of the RR course a nice hit out for the 2016 Nationals.  M4 - Dean Gale 8th (24-58), Giovanni Pilu 9th (24-59). M5 - Geoff Baxter 2nd (24-40), Peter Selkrig 6th (25-34). M6 - Graham Tierney 9th (28-22). M7 - Mike Lawson punctured. W4 - Kirsty Flanagan 8th (30-15). W6 - Sue Tierney 1st (28-26).      

Bathurst Hill Climb & Crit - Hillclimb Champs

Hillclimb - U19 - Conor Tarlington finished 12th. M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne took Gold, M4 - Jays Austin took Gold, M 5 - Geoff Baxter took 4th. Road Race - Gold Wave - Geoff Baxter finished 79th @ 9min 32secs.

NSW Teams Time Trial- 1 Gold 1 Bronze. 

Nowra hosted bumper entries with 120 teams in windy conditions, making the 18k grind out to the western u turn all the more challenging.

Masters Men All Ages - Penrith were a stand out favourite and at the 13k mark had put 1min 15secs into the BiciSport team of Jays Austin, Stewart Campbell, Matt Glanville & Oliver Dharma Ratne. This team finally finished 4th (57min-25secs) some 1min 25secs behind Penrith showing the importance of the outward leg in deciding the Championship outcome. The team of Jordan Reizes, Giovanni Pilu, Jeremy Hopson, Dean Gale finished 6th in 58-24. The team of Mike O`Brien, Dom Zumbo, Rob Cook, Graham Tierney finished 26th in 67-00.

Masters Men 150+ BiciSport has never collected a road medal in 150+ and it was a great achievement for Geoff Baxter, Peter Selkrig, Graham Cockerton &  Mike Lawson to take the Bronze in 61-01.

Masters Women 140+ BiciSport women were defending champions and looked the goods. Gold for Sue Tierney, Martinette Van Vuuren, Kristy Flanagan & Lise Benjamin in 73-00.

National Masters Road Championships- 2 Gold 3 Silver 2 Bronze

National Masters were at Tweed Heads over 25-27 September. Another good haul of CA National jewellery from the Bici bandits. In the Women its not a surprise that Sue Tierney picked up Golds nor Martinette Van Vuuren taking a Silver in the Crit. Kirsty Flanagan taking medals in the road & crit was a real treat. In the Men the excellent Silver by Oliver Dharma Ratne followed on from a super Gunning Open A grade only 3 weeks before & a medal to Stewart Campbell in any Crit isn`t unexpected. ITT - W6-Sue Tierney took GoldW4-Kirsty Flanagan took Bronze @ 2min 27secs M1-Jeremy Hopson 5th @ 2-50M2-Oliver Dharma Ratne 6th @ 1-00M3-Stewart Campbell 10th @ 2-45 M6-Graham Tierney 12th @ 4-54  RR - W6-Sue Tierney 4th @ 37secs after flag marshall ruined the finish and confusion reigned. W4-Kirsty Flanagan 13th @ 3-57. M1-Brad Hamblett 9th @ 2-27, Jeremy Hopson 10th. M2-Oliver Dharma Ratne took Silver. M4-David Adcock took 8th @ 5secs. Criteriums - W6-Sue Tierney took Gold. W4-Kirsty Flanagan took Silver. W3-Martinette Van Vuuren took Silver. M1-Brad Hamblett 13th, Jeremy Hopson 14th. M2-David Munro 10th. M3-Stewart Campbell took Bronze. M6-Graham Tierney took 17th.

At the Great Divide Open in Goulburn in September Stewart Campbell finished 4th in the Breadalbane ITT. The following day at the Gunning RR Oliver Dahme Ratne finished 19th in A grade and Conot Tarlington took 18th in B grade. Martinette Van Vuuren took the win in Womens B grade.

RAW Track and contributions by Jays Austin, Geoff Baxter, Rod Chaplin, David Browne & Matt Glanville. Matt finished 3rd in Division 1 and David 2nd in Division 2. BiciSport was 6th (from 45 clubs) in the RAW Club Pointscore. 

The Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in Lorne and Oliver Dahme Ratne was an excellent 6th in the 35-39 age category. Peter Selkrig rode the UWCT World Championships in Demark and finished 61st from 250 starters.

Kirsty Flanagan took the win at the HEZ criterium in August. 

Season Review - 2014/15 Track

NSW Masters Track Championships @ DGV February 15 with John Crouchley (left)

NSW Masters Track Championships @ DGV February 15 with John Crouchley (left)

Manchester World Masters Track Championships October 14 - David Willmott takes Gold

Manchester World Masters Track Championships October 14 - David Willmott takes Gold

Manchester World Masters Track Championships October 14 - David Willmott

Manchester World Masters Track Championships October 14 - David Willmott

Manchester World Masters Track Champinships October 2014 - David Willmott (2nd in line) in the Team Sprint

Manchester World Masters Track Champinships October 2014 - David Willmott (2nd in line) in the Team Sprint

Manchester World Masters Track Championships October 14 - Alex Arancibia leads

Manchester World Masters Track Championships October 14 - Alex Arancibia leads

Manchester World Masters Track Championships October 2014 - Jays Austin took the victory in the Cossavella Trophy that closed the Championships. Matt Glanville won the Cossavella in 2015

Manchester World Masters Track Championships October 2014 - Jays Austin took the victory in the Cossavella Trophy that closed the Championships. Matt Glanville won the Cossavella in 2015

Manchester World Masters Road Championships October 2014 - The prestigious Cossavella Trophy race closes the Manchester Worlds program. Jays Austin won in 2014 & Matt Glanville in 2015. 

Manchester World Masters Road Championships October 2014 - The prestigious Cossavella Trophy race closes the Manchester Worlds program. Jays Austin won in 2014 & Matt Glanville in 2015. 

Manchester World Masters Track Championships October 14 - BiciSsport Teams Pursuit team took the Silver medal in the TP Final (3min 18.3secs v 3min 24.4secs). Left to right - Jays Austin, Alex Arancibia, Rick McArdle & Matt Glanville  

Manchester World Masters Track Championships October 14 - BiciSsport Teams Pursuit team took the Silver medal in the TP Final (3min 18.3secs v 3min 24.4secs). Left to right - Jays Austin, Alex Arancibia, Rick McArdle & Matt Glanville  

BiciSport Masters Teams Pursuit for Manchester World Championships October 14 - Mike O'Reilly (Assistant Coach), Matt Glanville, Rick McArdle, Alex Arancibia, Jayson Austin & John Crouchley (Coach)  

BiciSport Masters Teams Pursuit for Manchester World Championships October 14 - Mike O'Reilly (Assistant Coach), Matt Glanville, Rick McArdle, Alex Arancibia, Jayson Austin & John Crouchley (Coach)  

At the World Masters Track Championships in early October BiciSport had six representatives in Jays Austin, Rick McArdle, Matt Glanville, Alex Arancibia, David Willmott and Geoff Baxter. The results were ITT M3 - Matt finished 5th. ITTM7 - David Willmott took Gold in the M7 ITT in 35.777secs. Pursuit M2 - Alex qualified 8th in 3-36 (fastest 3-29) Pursuit M3 - Matt qualified 5th in 3-38, Jayson qualified 6th in 3-38, Rick qualified 12th in 3-42 (fastest 3-32). Pursuit M5 - Geoff Baxter qualified 10th in 2-27 (fastest 2-21). Points M2 - Alex Arancibia finished 12th. Points M3 - Jays Austin took the Bronze with Matt Glanville 7th and Rick McArdle 19th (from 23 starters). Points M5 - Geoff Baxter finished 9th from 23 starters. Scratch M2 - Alex Arancibia 8th from 15 starters. Scratch M3 - Jays & Matt on the attack with 8 laps to go & Matt led into the final bend. Matt finished 6th, Jays 11th from 20 starters. Scratch M5 - Geoff Baxter was 18th in the final. Sprint M7 - David Willmott took his second Gold in M7. Team Sprint - David Willmott took the Bronze with Gary Mandy & John Zivanovic. Teams Pursuit - BiciSport (Alex, Matt, Jays, Rick) set the fastest qualifer in 3-21.950 and in the Gold medal ride off came up against a very quick UK team who posted 3-18.338 (Bici posted 3-24.460). Cossavella Memorial - This Memorial race over 16k is the final celebration to the 2014 Championships. Jays Austin took the win (and the 100 pounds first prize) from 23 starters with Alex Arancibia 9th.

David Willmott (Masters M7) was nominated for Cycling Australia Cyclist of the Year Award at the end of November (only 4 riders are so nominated).

Matt Glanville took 7th in the NSW Elite Track ITT in early November. Geoff Baxter & Kirsty Flanagan qualified for the Clarence Street Cup Wheelrace final and competed strongly.

SA & NSW Elite Track Champs in early December. SA Champs - David Zdanowicz (M5 Master based in Adelaide) took Bronze in the SA Elite 1k ITT Championships. NSW Champs - Elite Teams Pursuit - Alex Arancibia, Matt Glanville, Stewart Campbell and Geoff Baxter took on the St George Club for a Bronze medal in a time of 4min 39secs. Elite ITT - Matt Glanville finished 8th in 1min 8secs. Elite Sprint - Nathan McLaughlin qualified 10th in 10.977secs. Elite Points - Jays Austin took Silver, Matt Glanville 4th & Geoff Baxter 5th.   

Victorian Track Championships in early November - David Zdanowicz (BiciSport Master M5) who resides in Adelaide competed in the revamped Victorian Track Championships and took 3 Gold Medals in Sprint, TT and Individual Pursuit.

NSW Masters Teams Pursuit on 1 Mar - Bici take 1 Gold 1 Bronze. Bici entered 4 teams and all four teams qualified for the medal round. Women - A good technical ride by Martinette Van Vuuren, Kirstie Dolton & Kristy Flanagan posted a very respectable 2min 44secs. This was good for fourth fastest qualifier and only just behind second and third qualifers (ACT were a stand out). Fourth was the final result. 150+ The team of David Willmott, Geoff Baxter, Peter Selkrig & Mike O`Brien took the Bronze. Mike Lawson, Graham Tierney & Peter Vehoeven took fourth. All Ages - Another fine ride from a classy team of Jays Austin, Matt Glanville, Alex Arancibia & Oliver Dharma Ratne. The fastest time by BiciSport of 3min 26secs in the heat translated to a slick 3-23 in the final for Gold (beating St George by 1.5secs).

NSW Masters Track on 27-28 Feb - Bici take 4 Gold 3 Silver 5 Bronze Individual TT - M2 - Rod Chaplin took 2nd. M3 - Nathan McLaughlin took Silver, Matt Glanville the Bronze. M5 - Geoff Baxter took Bronze. M7 - David Willmott took Gold Team Sprint David Willmott, Nathan McLaughlin & Matt Glanville took Gold with Peter Selkrig, Geoff Baxter & Rod Chaplin 4th. Martinette Van Vuuren & Kirstie Dolton took second. Scratch - M2 - Alex Arancibia took Silver, M4 - Matt Glanville took Gold with Jays Austin 4th, M5 - Geoff Baxter took Gold, M6 - Peter Verhoeven took the Bronze, M7 - Mike Lawson took Bronze. Women - Kirstie Dolton took Silver    

NSW Masters Track on 20-22 Feb - Bici take 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 6 BronzeSprint - M2 - Rod Chaplin took Gold comfortably. M3 - Nathan McLaughlin`s duel with Gavin White was some the best Masters sprinting you`ll ever see. Nathan took Gold 2-0 in the final. Nathan qualified in 10.88secs. Matt Glanville took a well deserved Bronze. M5 - Geoff Baxter continued his annual duel with Peter Barnard and was great to watch. Geoff took the Bronze. M7 - David Willmott took the Gold comfortably. Individual Pursuit - M3 - Jays Austin took Silver & Matt Glanville the Bronze. M5 - Geoff Baxter took Gold & Peter Verhoeven the Silver. M7 - Mike Lawson took the Bronze. Women - Kirsty Flanagan qualified for the medal round & took 4th. Points - M3 - Jays Austin dominated with Gold with Matt Glanville a strong Bronze. M5 - Geoff Baxter took Gold & Peter Verhoeven the Silver. M7 - David Willmott took Silver & Mike Lawson the Bronze     

SA Masters Track on 21-22 Feb - Bici take 2 Gold 1 Silver Dave Zdanowicz posted 2min23secs in the Indiv Pursuit, 36.5secs in the ITT and 11.45secs in the Sprint qualiying round for 2 Gold & 1 Silver.

National Masters Track Champs - BiciSport 5 Gold 7 Silver 8 Bronze

BiciSport results are Individual TT - M3 - Matt Glanville took the Bronze. M5 - David Zdanowicz took the Bronze & Geoff Baxter 6th. M7 - David Willmott took Gold Team Sprint David Willmott, Nathan McLaughlin & Matt Glanville took Silver with Geoff Baxter, David Zdanowicz & Rod Chaplin 7th. Individual Pursuit M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne took Bronze M3 - Matt Glanville took Silver Jays Austin the Bronze M5 - David Zdanowicz took a great Gold in an Australian record of 3min 20secs. Geoff Baxter rode well. M6 - Peter Verhoeven took the Bronze in a `come from behind" epic. M7 - Mike Lawson was richly rewarded with a solid Bronze. Sprint M3 - Nathan McLaughlin was off song with a Bronze M5 - David Zdanowicz too Silver M7 - David Willmott took Gold W4 - Kirstie Dolton took 5th Scratch - M2 - Alex Arancibia took Silver with Oliver in support. M3 - Matt Glanville took Gold with Jays in support M5 - Geoff Baxter took Silver W3 - Kirstie Dolton took Bronze with Martinette 5th Teams Pursuit - Women - Martinette Van Vuuren took Gold. All Ages of Jays, Alex, Matt & Oliver 150 + - David, David, Geoff and Mike O` Brien took Silver and James Thornton, Graham, Mike & Peter took 5th.

Season Review - 2014 Road

Alex Arancibia, Olivier Dharma Ratne & Rolly Delaytz at Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre June 2014  

Alex Arancibia, Olivier Dharma Ratne & Rolly Delaytz at Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre June 2014  

The 3 Peaks Challenge in early March and Tani Ruckle rode the 240k over Tawonga, Hotham & Falls Creek in 9hrs 16mins and set the fastest time in the womens category. The Challenge had 1,800 starters (11% were female) and 92% finished in ideal conditions. Fastest time was 7hrs 35mins.      

The Sydney Champs at Penrith in late May and BiciSport topped the medal count with 3 Gold 2 Silver. W3/4 - Martinette Van Vuuren took Silver in W3 with good rides by Kirsty Flanagan & Karen Thornton  M2 - One of the sharpest Bici team displays (and we`ve had a few over the years) you`re ever likely to see as Alex Arancibia, Rolly Delaytz & Oliver Dharma Ratne got in some serious team time trial training and put the knife in lap after lap. To finish off the job Alex led the team out & Rolly took a great win with Oliver right up there. Rolly has taken several good wins at Heffron Park and this was pay day.  M3 - Jays Austin recharged the batteries this year and it was back to business. Stewart Campbell won an intermediate sprint prime then Jays won another and simply kept going off the front. Another Gold for Jays, Stewart finished 4th with solid team rides by Matt Glanville & Andrew Curro.  M5 - Geoff Baxter is always a chance if you wave a checkered flag at him and that was good for Silver. Graham Cockerton & Dom Zumbo did a lot of work and were both a peloton finish.  M6 - Graham Tierney was all over the front of M6 supported by Peter Verhoeven. Mike O`R was also a bunch finish.  M7 - David Willmott is preparing for the Manchester Track Worlds in October and was at unbackable odds to win M7 (he duly obliged).       

In mid July BiciSport entered 8 teams into the TTT Championships which is an all time high for Bici road entries. Conditions were standard Nowra ... being cold and windy. BiciSport finished 4th in the NSW Club Shield Pointscore based on overall performances (25 clubs participated).

Women Masters - 18 teams entered and the # 1 team of Sue Tierney, Tani Ruckle, Merryn Truskett & Martinette Van Vuuren took the Gold medal by just 11 seconds from Manly. The #2 team of Karen Thornton, Louise Brown, Kirstie Dolton & Kirsty Flanagan took 9th (from 18 teams) in 1hr5min. Sassafras Challenge - 10 teams entered with 5th place to Stephen Brown, Graham Tierney, James Thornton, & David Browne in 1hr dead. 6th place went to Raoul Westbrook, Dom Zumbo, Joc Young & Kevin Emery in 1hr5min. Masters 150+ 19 teams entered and in 2013 Bici was 6th and in 2014 saw improvement up to 4th with Geoff Baxter, Mike O`Brien, Peter Verhoeven & Mike Lawson. Masters All Ages - 44 teams entered with the #3 team of Dean Degan, Graham Cockerton, Jason Keane & Graham Tierney (out again) took 28th in 1hr dead. The #2 team of Alex Arancibia, Rick McArdle, Stan Genakis, Rolly Delaytz took 12th in 55min21secs. The #1 team of Jays Austin, Stewart Campbell, Matt Glanville & Olver Dharma Ratne took 4th (just 7 secs off Bronze) in a time of 52min34secs.

Griffith Masters Road Champs in late September - Road Race - Bici had 5 starters but only 2 finishers. M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne was a bunch finish (for 26th). M7 - Mike Lawson punctured with 2k to go when looking comfortable. W3 - Martinette Van Vuuren launched the uphill bunch sprint a touch early and paid the price (12th from 19). Oliver, Martinette & Mike rode prominently and were in medal contention until the end. Criterium - W1-4 - Martinette, Merryn Truskett and Karen Thornton contested the W1-4 with Martinette in velodrome mode doing it easy and covering any moves. Martinette took a close Bronze medal in the bunch gallop. M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne was all over the front of a fast & furious M1-M2. Oliver attacked after the Sprint prime at halfway but was caught. Two laps to the finish and another sharp attack and Oliver missed the win within sight of the finish line. Great ride for a top 10 result. M7 - Mike Lawson was in an attacking frame of mind in the crit and was prominent for a bunch finsh.  ITT - M3 and Dean Degan did a fine ride for 7th (in 26-08). M7 and Mike Lawson was equally competitive with 5th (in 28-03). W4 - Merryn Truskett hit her strides for an excellent Silver in 30-50 with Karen Thornton 5th in 33-44.

At the Ballarat Nationals Masters Road Championships in early October Mike Lawson finished 6th in the M7 ITT over 20k in a time of 29min 11secs, 10th in the Criterium in a bunch gallop and 14th in the road race.

Grafton to Inverell Classic on 25 October - Oliver Dharma Ratne had a tough day at the Grafton Inverell Classic and finished 33rd from 36 starters in B grade. 

Tour of Bright in early December the BiciSport squad included Oliver Dharma Ratne, Mike Lawson, Graham Tierney, Monica Dalidowicz and Kirsty Flanagan. Monica won the opening day ITT stage and then Stage 3 to Mount Hotham.  

Season review - 2013/14 Track

BiciSport squad - National Masters Track Championships March 14 @ DGV

BiciSport squad - National Masters Track Championships March 14 @ DGV

NSW Masters Teams Pursuit Championships February 14 - Jayson Austin, Alex Arancibia, Rick McArdle, Matt Glanville

NSW Masters Teams Pursuit Championships February 14 - Jayson Austin, Alex Arancibia, Rick McArdle, Matt Glanville

NSW Masters Teams Pursuit Championships February 14 - David Willmott, Geoff Baxter, Mike O'Brien and Mike Lawson

NSW Masters Teams Pursuit Championships February 14 - David Willmott, Geoff Baxter, Mike O'Brien and Mike Lawson

NSW Masters Track Championships February 14 - Peter Barnard & Geoff Baxter sprinting

NSW Masters Track Championships February 14 - Peter Barnard & Geoff Baxter sprinting

At the Sydney Metro Track Champs in early November - In M2/M3 - Matt Glanville took Gold and David Browne the Bronze. Alan Townsend took Gold in M4. David Willmott 4th in M6+. Geoff Baxter took 5th in the Clarence Street Cup in mid November.

At the NSW International Criteriums in early December at Cronulla and Wollongong - Stage 1 - Jays Austin took 2nd and Stuart Campbell 3rd with top 10 rides by Matt Glanville & Adam Socha. Stage 2 - Stuart Campbell was 4th and took the Series win for Masters. Both Jays and Matt finished in the top 10 in the Series.

At the NSW Masters Track Championships in mid February - Individual Pursuit - BiciSport 2 Gold 3 Silver 1 Bronze    

M3 - Jays Austin dominated the category and took Gold up against team mate Matt Glanville in the final for a Silver. Rick McArdle qualified 5th fastest. M4 - Danny Hennessy took Bronze. M5 - Geoff Baxter took the Silver and beaten by just 15 metres in the final. M6 - Peter Verhoeven now up a category in 2014 rode out of his skin to equal the fastest time in qualifying of 2min 30secs & took the Gold. M7 - Mike Lawson took the Silver, again beaten by just 15 metres in the final. Sprint - BiciSport 1 Gold 1 World Best Time 2 Silver 2 Bronze

M3 - Matt Glanville took a determined Bronze. M4 - Alan Townsend looked all class in M4 yet somehow walked away with a Silver. M5 - The best competition of the whole Championship was Geoff Baxter versus team mate Peter Barnard. Three of the best sprint heats you`re ever likely to see anywhere anytime. Geoff took Silver and Peter the Bronze. M7 - David Willmott went up a category this year to M7 and set about rewriting the record books. In the qualifying heat set a World Best Time for the M7 category and the Gold was a formality. David would be at impossible odds at the National Championships in mid March. Individual Time Trial & Points Races - BiciSport 7 Gold 1 Aust Best Time 2 Silver 2 Bronze. ITT M4 - Alan Townsend set the record straight and took Gold. M5 - Peter Barnard took Silver behind Geoff Stoker. M7 - David Willmott set an Australian Best Time for Gold.Women - Kirstie Pettit took the Silver. Point Races - Next stop is world domination with BiciSport taking 5 Gold medals in M3 (Jays Austin), M4 (Danny Hennessy), M5 (Geoff Baxter), M6 (Peter Verhoeven) and M7 (David Willmott). Matt Glanville (M3) and Mike Lawson (M7) took a deserving Bronze. Day 4 - Team Sprint & Scratch Races - 3 Gold 3 Silver 1 Bronze. Team Sprint - In the 135+ the team of Alan Townsend, David Willmott & Matt Glanville took Gold. Milly Phillips & Kirtstie Petittt took 8th. Scratch Races - M3 - Jays Austin did the attacking and Matt Glanville took a cracking Gold with Jays the Bronze. This was followed by 3 Silver medals across M4 (Danny Hennessy), M5 (Geoff Baxter) and M6 (Peter Verhoeven). Brad Mills rode well in M5 and Mike Lawson his usual proactive and attacking self in M7. Overall the BiciSport team performance in 2014 netted 13 Gold 10 Silver 6 Bronze medals plus a couple of new M7 records courtesy of David Willmott who is now up an age category. BiciSport has posted better outright results in 2009 (with 17/8/2 medal split) and in 2010 (with a 19/7/10 medal split) but these years were largely due to the dominating performance of the BiciSport womens team at that time. In 2014 the lads stumped up and carried the day for an outstanding team Championship result.

The NSW Masters Teams Pursuit was held early March. BiciSport took 1 Gold and 1 Silver. All Ages with Jays Austin, Matt Glanville, Danny Hennessy & Rick McArdle posted 3min 24.8secs in the qualifying heat against the Illawarra time of 3.23.3. All was set for a great final ride off between two very equal teams. Bici started the fastest and led by just 0.6secs after 4 laps. At 6 laps (of 12) it was all dead level, and at 8 laps the Illawarra team skipped out to a slender 0.75sec lead. At that point Illawarra shed a rider and Bici still had 4 riders on song and it was seriously close. With 2 laps to go the Illawarra lead was just 0.5secs and Bici looked like they were coming back into it with 1 lap to go. Half a lap to go and the commissaires inadvertently popped the finishing gun a half a lap early !!!! and total confusion reigned. On a countback the Gold was awarded to Illawarra with 3min 21.3secs and Bici accredited 3min 22.6secs for the Silver yet neither team rode the full 12 laps at maximum speed due to the confusion on the last lap. What a disappointing way to finish a great teams pursuit. 150+ and Illawarra again presented the main opposition and posted 2min 22.8secs in the qualifying heat. The Bici team of David Willmott, Geoff Baxter, Mike OBrien & Mike Lawson responded with a controlled 2min 22.5 in the heat and looked very much in control. In the final David Willmott upped the ante in the early laps and laid the foundation as the rest of the Bici team ripped out a very slick 2min 20.9secs for the Gold. Nice job one and all. A special thanks to Alex Simmons, Peter Verhoeven, Vicki and Peter Austin for arranging the training sessions and making it all happen.

The National Masters Track Championships were held from 12-15 March at the DISC Velodrome in Melbourne. Day 1 - Time Trial & Team Sprint - BiciSport 1 Gold 2 Silver. BiciSport collected 1 Gold with David Willmott and Silver with Alan Townsend in the Individual TT then David, Alan & Matt Glanville teamed up for a Silver in the Team Sprint. TT M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne 6th, M3 - Matt Glanville 4th, Jays Austin 8th  W3 - Martinette Van Vuuren 6th M4 - Alan Townsend Silver, M7 - David Willmott Gold. Team Sprint - David Willmott, Alan Townsend Matt Glanville Silver. Day 2 - Sprint M1-4 Pursuit M5-10, W1-8 - BiciSport 1 Bronze Sprint M4 - Alan Townsend took Bronze Pursuit M5 - Geoff Baxter 4th M6 - Peter Verhoeven 4thM7 - Mike Lawson 4th. Day 3 - Pursuit M1-4, Sprint M5-10 W1-8 - BiciSport 2 Gold 1 Bronze. Pursuit M2 - Alex Arancibia learnt a lot and finished 8th, Oliver Dharma Ratne finished an excellent 4th, W3 - Martinette Van Vuuren took 5th M3 - Jays Austin took Gold, Matt Glanville Bronze & Rick McArdle qualified 5th (and a PB) M4 - Danny Hennessy took 6th, SprintW3 Martinette took 5th SprintM5 - Geoff Baxter qualified 7th SprintM7 - David Willmott took Gold. Day 4 - Points & Teams Pursuit - BiciSport 2 Gold 3 Silver 1 Bronze. Points M2 - Oliver Dharma Ratne Silver Alex Arancibia 5th, M3 -  Matt Glanville Silver, Jays Austin 7th, M4 - Danny Hennessy Silver, M5 - Geoff Baxter Gold, M6 - Peter Verhoeven 8th, M7 - Mike Lawson 8th.Teams Pursuit All Ages Jays Austin, Matt Glanville, Rick McArdle, Danny Hennessy took Gold in 3min 22secs after posting 3-25 in the heat. Alex Arancibia & Oliver Dharma Ratne took 4th. 150+ Geoff Baxter, Mike Lawson & Peter Verhoeven took 4th. Martinette Van Vuuren teamed up in a composite team and took the Bronze. The Nationals netted BiciSport 5 Gold, 5 Silver 2 Bronze for an outstanding club result with BiciSport finishing 4th no less than 8 times. Special thanks to John Crouchley and Peter & Vicki Austin.

Matinette Van Vuuren rode the South African National Track Championships in early April and won 3 Gold medals in the Masters category.

Season Review - 2013 Road

Brock Roberts rode for the Target-Trek team at the Herald SunTour in early January. Brock finished 6th on the first stage into Bendigo, then unfortunately crashed out on stage two.

NSW TTT Championships at Nowra - BiciSport entered 7 teams into the State TTT Championships. The Sassafras Challenge teams of Joc Young/Brett Tarlington/Simon Weidenhofer and Peter Davis/Noel LaRose/Mike O`Reilly started in the right mind set after winning the meat raffle at the Greenwell Point Bowling Club on the Friday night. The Brett Tarlington squad finished 6th from 10 teams whilst the Peter Davis led team finished with the perfect score of 10 from 10. The Womens Masters team of Sue Tierney, Kirstie Dolton, Merryn Truskett and Karen Crabb finished 4th from 10 teams. The winning time being 1hr 10min and the BiciSport gals posted a very competitive 1hr 13min.

BiciSport entered two teams in the Masters 150+ category. The team of Graham Tierney, Ian Grainger, Raoul Westbrook and Graham Cockerton finished 16th from 24 teams in a time of 1hr 10min. This was a good solid result. The other 150+ team of Mike O`Brien, Mike Lawson, Peter Verhoeven and Dominic Zumbo appeared to be a potential medal contender but bumped into some seriously high quality 150+ opposition ... the winning Bathurst team posted a sensational 59min 26secs that would have earned them 7th in the younger Masters All Ages category !. The Mike O`Brien led squad finished 6th from 24 teams in a time of 1hr 4min.

The Masters All Ages category had 43 teams entered and it is always a cracking affair. Over recent years its been a Penrith/Manly/BiciSport/Sutherland battle and the competition is red hot. The BiciSport #2 team of Rolando Delaytz, Jason Keane, Danny O`Keefe and Geoff Baxter finished 16th in a competitive time of 1hr 4min. All eyes were focused on the battle at the end of the All Ages program with Jays Austin, Stewart Campbell, Matt Glanville and Stan Genakis. The story goes like this ... at the 13k mark on the way out Sutherland led BiciSport by just 2 seconds, with another 10 seconds to Manly and Penrith. The return leg was just as close as Sutherland faded only ever so slightly & Manly and Penrith stormed home. Penrith took a great victory, Manly second at just 6 seconds !, BiciSport third at 23 seconds and Sutherland fourth at 28 seconds. BiciSport finished 4th (from 23 clubs) in the NSW TTT Shield.

The NSW Masters Road Championships ITT (Breadalbane) - In W5 - Sue Tierney took Gold in 38min 35secs. In M3 - Jays Austin took 3rd in 31-27 and only beaten to the Silver by 3secs. Stuart Campbell was 12th in 34-37. In M4 - Simon Weidehofer was 20th in 42-11. In M5 - Geoff Baxter was 6th in 34-48 and Dom Zumbo 17th in 37-29. In M6 - Graham Tierney was 10th in 36-57, In M7 - Mike Lawson was 4th in 37-07. Criteriums (Marulan) - In W5 - Sue Tierney took Gold. In M1 - Rolly Delaytz took 4th. In M2 - Adam Socha took the Silver. In M3 - Jays Austin took 4th. Road Races (Gunning) - In W5 - Sue Tierney was a good thing beaten in a sprint and took Silver to a hubcap. In M1 - Rolly Delaytz took 4th. In M2 - Adam Socha a very good Silver medal in a very high quality field. In M3 - Jays Austin for 13th did a lot of work early but too many hubcaps meant another bunch finish. In M5 - Geoff Baxter was 7th, Peter Verhoeven 24th again in a bunch kick. In M8 - the BiciSport elder statesman Ian Grainger took 11th. BiciSport took 13th (out of 54 clubs) in the NSW Masters Shield Pointscore.       

Matt Glanville was a starter at the UWCT Masters Road Worlds in Italy after qualifying in Perth in April. Matt finished 106th from 150 starters over a mountainous 110k circuit which included climbing over Mt Bondone (often used in the Tour of Italy) at 20k long with an 8% gradient.

Geoff Baxter won the overall Division 2 pointscore as RAW Track concluded on 13 September at DGV. BiciSport finished in 11th place in the Hillbrick Teams Challenge out of 42 clubs. 

Jays Austin took the Bronze medal in the NSW Cyclo Cross Championships (Masters M3/M4) at Manly Lagoon in late September. 

 The National Masters Road Championships were in Goulburn in late October. BiciSport were to take away 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal. The ITT was at Breadalbane - In M3 - Stewart Campbell looked comfortable for 7th in 33min dead. In M4 - Simon Weidenhofer was 22nd in 39min 50 secs. In M5 - Dom Zumbo posted 17th in 36-37. In M6 - Graham Tierney punctured. In W5 - a seriously focused Sue Tierney took the Gold in 36-43 with new BiciSport recruit Tani Ruckle an excellent 4th (just 20secs off a medal). Criteriums at Marulan - in M1 - Rolly Delaytz was a good thing beaten and took 4th (Rolly really deserved better). In M2 - Adam Socha was rock solid for Silver and has a great finishing sprint. In M3 - a jet lag suffering Matt Glanville was there for most of the day but jet lag resulted in a DNF. In M5 - Geoff Baxter rode a cracker - missed the 2 man break of the day, nearly bridged across solo (but didn`t), then won the bunch kick for the Bronze medal. In M6 - Graham Tierney rode well for 10th. In W5 - Sue Tierney zeroed in on another Gold. Road Races at Gunning - in M1 - Rolly Delaytz looked a podium chance but faded on the last lap for 14th. In M2 - Adam Socha was consistent for a fine top 10 with 8th. In M3 - Matt Glanville was coming good for 11th. Stew Campbell cramped on the last lap for 24th. In M5 - Geoff Baxter took 19th. In M8 - Mr AnyTime Ian Grainger took 17th. In M9 - John Crouchley faded 20k from the finish and John finished 6th. In W5 - Nothing was getting in the way of Sue Tierney and Gold medal number 3. Solid support from Tani Ruckle along the road assisted and a long lead out guaranteed the Gold medal result. Tani finished an excellent 5th in the bunch kick. Sue was then awarded the W5 Champion of Champions jersey for her series domination.

Matt Glanville was a starter at the UWCT Masters Road Worlds in Italy in late September after qualifying in Perth in April. Matt finished 106th from 150 starters over a mountainous 110k circuit which included climbing over Mt Bondone (often used in the Tour of Italy) at 20k long with an 8% gradient.Shortly aftrwards Mike Lawson and Matt Glanville competed in the UCI Masters Track Worlds in Manchester from early October. Day 1 - Matt took 10th in the M3 Time Trial in 52.71secs (winner 48.92secs). Mike took 5th in M7 Individual Pursuit in 2min 37secs (fastest qualifier 2min 30secs). Mike missed the medal round by a mere 1 second. Day 4 - Matt took 4th in the M3 Sprint and Mike was 12th in the M7 Scratch Race. Day 5 - Matt took 6th in the M3 Scratch Race final and Mike 13th in the M7 Individual Time Trial. Day 6 - Matt took 9th in the M3 Pointscore. Mike was in all the moves in the M7 Scratch & Points races and finished in the peloton both times.

Sue Tierney (Master) was a finalist in the Cycling Australia Cyclist of the Year Awards in early November in Melbourne.

Season Review - 2012/13 Track

Alan Townsend competed in the World Masters Track Championships in Manchester (UK) in early October. Alan took 5th place in the ITT (in 50.9secs), then qualified 4th in the Sprint, and finally finished in the top 6 overall.

Matt Glanville & Peter Davis contested the Pan Pacific Masters Games in Qld in October. Matt took on the track (Scratch-Silver, Sprint & TT-5th) and road (Crit-4th, ITT-6th, RR-bunch finish). Peter Davis was Crit-2nd and RR-3rd).

At the Clarence Street Cup in November, David Browne qualified for the CC Final and finished 18th. Jays Austin rode the NSW Elite Pointscore Championship and finished 5th.

At the NSW Masters Teams Pursuit Championships in late February BiciSport took its 21st Teams Pursuit medal since 2006, when David Willmott, Andrew Burne, Alan Townsend & Duncan Crosby first took a Bronze medal at a NSW Championships. In 2013, the BiciSport teams took Gold in the 150+, and Silver in the All Ages category.

In the All Ages it was a three way contest between Illawarra, BiciSport & Randwick. Illawarra always appeared to have the best balanced team, whilst the others had to blend exceptionally well to offer realistic competition. The BiciSport AA team was Jays Austin, Stuart Campbell, Rick McArdle, Matt Glanville (for the heat), and Mike O`Brien (for the final). Based on past experience the heat time had to be around 3min 22secs to ensure a Gold/Silver ride off. BiciSport started almost too well, and paid for it towards the end of the heat and posted 3min 27secs. Illawarra looked comfortable and well drilled in doing a smoothe 3-23, and for BiciSport an invitation to the Bronze medal ride off beckoned until Randwick posted a 3-28. Phew !. The final wasn`t a close contest as Illawarra posted a seamless 3-21 having been reduced to three men with 4 laps to go, and BiciSport posted 3-28 for the Silver. In the 150+ category the Bici team was Peter Barnard, Geoff Baxter, Mike Lawson & Peter Verhoeven. The strategy was a simple one for the 2,000 metre journey ... Peter Barnard started first and took them as far as possible, swung up, and let the other three look for the finish. In the heat the Bicis posted 2min 23.3secs, and were 7 seconds faster than the next team. In the final against Hunter Districts it was a repeat performance with a faster time of 2-23.0 for the Gold.

At the NSW Masters Track Championships in early March BiciSport took 6 Gold 8 Silver 5 Bronze. A successful teams pursuit effort the previous weekend underpinned the Day 1 Individual Pursuit results at the NSW Championships. In M3- BiciSport took the trifecta with Jays Austin 1st (3min35secs), Rick McArdle 2nd (3-45) and Matt Glanville 3rd (3-48). In M5 - Peter Verhoeven took 3rd (2min30secs) and Geoff Baxter 4th (2-35). In M7 - Mike Lawson took 2nd in a great effort in 2min35secs. Every Bici made the medal rounds, well done. Day 2 was for the sprinters with the absence due to injury for David Willmott (broken bone in the foot), and Alan Townsend (hamstring). Kirstie Dolton took her first Gold in the W4/5 and Peter Barnard a Silver in M4/M5. Matt Glanville was 5th in M3. Day 3 was Time Trials in the morning & Points races in the afternoon. M2 - David Browne took Silver in 1min12secs. M3 - Matt Glanville 6th. M5 - Peter Barnard took Gold. M7 - Mike Lawson the Silver. W4 - Kirstie Dolton was 4th. In the Pointscore Championship several categories were merged, which meant several races were decided by a single point. M1-M3 - Watching Jays Austin demolish a Championship field is like watching an urban terrorist go about their work - drop a bomb here, a grenade there, look and see what damage has been caused, try it all again. Jays took Gold in M3 and so did David Browne in a brilliant ride in M2, with support from Rick McArdle and Matt Glanville who were in the mix all day. M5 - Geoff Baxter went real close to a Gold but had to settle for a Bronze, ably supported by Peter Vehoeven. M7 - Mike Lawson looked on the way to Gold but was pipped at the post and took Silver. W4 - Kirstie Dolton took 4th and finished in the front group, and everybody more than a bit confused as to how her efforts weren`t a medal (Postscript - Kirstie was eventually awarded the Bronze after the rider who was given the Bronze originally admitted she was lapped three times !). Day 4 - In the 135+ category in the Team Sprint Peter Barnard, Alan Townsend & David Browne took the Silver. M2/3 Scratch Races - Negative doesn`t begin to explain some races, but it does for this one. Rick McArdle clipped away for a great Silver, with Matt Glanville 5th, Jays Austin 6th and David Browne 7th. M5 - Peter Verhoeven jumped off the front with 6 laps to go and huung on for a great Gold, with Geoff Baxter 4th. M7 - Mike Lawson took the Bronze.

At the Sydney Metropolitian Track Champs in late March, Kirstie Dolton took a Silver, and David Browne took two Silver medals.                   

At the National Masters Track Championships in Perth in early April - Mike Lawson took Silver (Pursuit), Bronze (Pointscore & Time Trial), and 5th (Team Sprint). Matt Glanville took Bronze (Pursuit), 4th (Pointscore), 5th (Team Sprint & Sprint), and 6th (Time Trial). Kirstie Dolton took Bronze (Team Sprint), and 4th (Pointscore & Sprint) 

Season Review - 2012 Road

The NSW Team Time Trial Championships in mid July had a bumper entry list & was a great promotion by CyclingNSW. In the Masters All Ages, the #1 team of Austin/Campbell/O`Brien/Glanville took the Bronze. The #2 team of Keane/Worby/O`Keefe finished 18th from 44 teams. In the Masters Women the team of Tierney/Truskett/Crabb/Dolton finished a strong 4th from 8 teams (just off the podium). In the Masters 150+ the #1 team of Baxter/Verhoeven/Lawson/Feltham finished 6th. The #2 team of Grainger/Tierney/Westbrook/Edwards finished 20th. The #3 team of Young/O`Reilly/Davis/LaRose finished 24th from 26 teams. BiciSport took 5th in the Club Teams classification from 22 clubs entered. Sincere thanks to Alex Simmons, Peter & Vicki Austin, Sharon Glanville, Cleo Higgins & Manu Savaraj for all of their assistance.

BiciSport started 20 entrants to the Masters State Road Championships in the Goulburn Region from 7-9 September. Sue Tierney took Gold in the Womens W5+ Road Race, then Silver in the 22k Time Trial. BiciSport finished 8th (from 56 clubs) in the Masters Shield competition where results from ITT, Crits and Road Races are combined to give an overall ranking.

BiciSport fielded a strong line up for the 2013 Road Nationals in the Goulburn Region in early October. Both Sue Tierney (W5) and Jays Austin (M3) took out their respective Champion of Champions awards. In the Individual Time Trial at Breadalbane - Sue Tierney took Gold in W5. In M3 - Stuart Campbell was 8th, Matt Glanville 20th. In M4 - Stephen Brown was 13th. In M6 - Mike Lawson was 9th, Graham Tierney 13th. The Criteriums were at the Marulan Driver Training Centre. Sue Tierney took Silver in W5. In M3 - Jays Austin demolished the field and took Gold. Matt Glanville rode well. In M4 - Geoff Baxter was headed for a top 5 placing but crashed. In M6 - Mike Lawson was 10th and Graham Tierney was a strong bunch finish. The Gunning road races featured some great racing - Sue Tierney took Silver in W5. In M3 - Jays Austin was 23rd, with Matt Glanville a bunch finish. In M5 - Peter Verhoeven was 23rd (bunch finish). In M6 - Mike Lawson was 16th, Graham Tierney 26th. In M8 - Peter Davis was top 15 and a bunch finish. 

Brock Roberts (Elite) rode the full 2012 Road season for the John West NRS Team from March through till September. 

Season Review - 2011/12 Track

At the World Masters Track Championships in Manchester in mid October - BiciSport took 2 Gold 5 Silver 1 Bronze plus set two World Records. The team consisted of Lise Benjamin, David Willmott, Mike Lawson & Rick McArdle. Lise took Gold in the ITT, set a WBT in 38.188secs, set a WBT in the 200m `fly` in 12.443secs, plus 2 Silver (in Sprint & Scratch), and Bronze in the Team Sprint. David took Gold in the Team Sprint, and 3 Silver (ITT, Sprint, Scratch).

Lise Benjamin was awarded the prestigeous CA Cyclist of the Year Award (for Female Masters) in mid November.

At the NSW Elite & Para Track Champs in early November, Alexandra Green took Silver in the ITT, with Lise Benjamin 5th in the Elites. The Elite Criterium Champs were held at DGV mid November, and Lise was 3rd in the Elites & Ben Simonelli 4th.

Alexandra Green took Silver in the WC4 Individual Pursuit at the National Para Track Championships in mid December in Adelaide. Alex gained selection to the World Para Track Championships in Los Angeles in February where Alex won Gold.

The NSW Masters Track Championships in early Feb saw BiciSport Masters take 7 Gold, 5 Silver & 7 Bronze medals. In the Mens categories - Individual Pursuit (Jays Austin & Mike Lawson took Silver). Sprint (David Willmott & Alan Townsend both took Gold), David Browne the Bronze. Time Trial (David Willmott & Alan Townsend both Gold, Peter Barnard & David Browne both Bronze). Points (Jays Austin Gold, Stewart Campbell Silver, Rick McArdle & David Browne a Bronze). Team Sprint (Silver to David Willmott, Peter Barnard & Alan Townsend). Scratch (David Willmott a Gold, then Bronze to David Browne & Mike O`Brien) - In the Womens categories - Lise Benjamin & Sue Tierney were both out injured.

BiciSport entered 3 teams in the NSW Masters Team Pursuit Championships in mid February. In the All Ages category the teams finished 1st and 6th. The #1 team of Jays Austin, Stewart Campbell, Rick McArdle & Mike O`Brien took the Gold. The #2 team of Stan Genakis, David Browne, George Lowe & Matt Glanville took 6th. In the 150+ category the team of Mike Lawson, Peter Barnard, Graham Tierney & John Crouchley took Silver by a narrow margin.

The Masters National Track Championships in late February `12 at Dunc Gray and the team took 10 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze medals and one World Best Time with Lise Benjamin. In the Time Trial - David Willmott, Lise Benjamin (WBT) and Alan Townsend took Gold, Peter Barnard a Bronze. In the Individual Pursuit - Mike Lawson Silver, Jays Austin the Bronze with Rick McArdle 4th and Mike OBrien 5th. In the Sprint - Gold to Alan Townsend, David Willmott & Lise Benjamin, with Silver to Peter Barnard. In the Team Sprint - Gold to both Lise Benjamin & David Willmott, Silver to Alan Townsend & Bronze to Peter Barnard. In the Points - Gold to Jays Austin, Silver to David Browne and 4th to Stewart Campbell. In the Teams Pursuit - Gold in the 150+ to Alan Townsend, Peter Barnard, David Willmott & Mike Lawson. Silver to Jays Austin, Stewart Campbell, Mike O`Brien & Rick McArdle. The team of Graham Tierney. Geoff Baxter, Peter Verhoven and Peter Harvey took 4th. David Willmott & Lise Benjamin received Champion of Champions awards in their respect category.

Season Review - 2011 Road

Trudy Van Der Straaten took 15th in the National Elite Womens Road Race in Ballarat in early January.

At the National Para Road Championships on the Sunshine Coast in April, Alex Simmons took the Silver medal in the 24k Time Trial, and the Bronze in the 75k Road Race.

CyclingNSW `Cyclist of the Year` Awards for 2010 to David Willmott, Lise Benjamin, Donna Meehan & Michelle Crawford (now Goulburn Club).

Alex Simmons won A grade in a solo breakaway at the Salas Trophy on Mothers Day at Eastern Creek.

The NSW Masters State Road & Criterium Championships were held in Goulburn in mid May. Twenty BiciSport entries over the two days resulted in 1 Gold medal to Trudy Van Der Straaten (Criterium), and Silver medals to Steve Brown (RR), Stan Genakis (Criterium), Trudy Van Der Straaten (RR).

BiciSport took Gold in the NSW Masters Championships All Ages Teams Time Trial with Mike O`Brien, Jays Austin, Stan Genakis & Stewart Campbell. The second team of Ali Edwards, Jason Keane, Raoul Westbrook & Matt Glanville took 15th from a entry list of 26 teams.

Donna Meehan took Gold in NSW Individual Time Trial Chamnpionships at Calga in late July for the Masters W5 category. Sue Tierney took 3rd in W5.

At the NSW Winter Metro Track Champs at DGV in early September - Lise Benjamin took the World Record for the 500m ITT, plus Gold in the Derby & Bronze in the Scratch. David Willmott took Gold, David Browne Silver, Kirstie Dolton & Mike Lawson the Bronze. 

Dudley Hoskin (BiciSport Master) completed a 15,000k "Around Australia" charity ride in 80 days (non stop) from early July to raise money for SMILE children`s medical research.

At the National Masters Road Championships in early October in Ballarat, Sue Tierney took two (2) Bronze medals in the W5 category (ITT & Road Race), and a Silver in the Criterium.

Season Review - 2010/11 Track

Three BiciSport Masters were nominated in the final panel at Dec `10 for Cycling Australia Cyclist of the Year Awards - Lise Benjamin, David Willmott & Michelle Crawford.

At the NSW Elite Track Championships in Dec `10 - Alan Townsend/David Willmott/Peter Barnard took Gold in the Team Sprint, Michelle Crawford Gold in the Elite Pointscore.

BiciSport took both category wins at the Clarence Street Cup - David Browne took the Men (David Willmott 4th), and Lise Benjamin took the Women (Donna Meehan 2nd).

Trudy Van Der Straaten competed in the NSW Grand Prix Criterium Series in mid December (placing 6th, 6th, 3rd & 5th in the respective rounds). Trudy went on to finish 4th in the series overall.

At the NSW Elite Track Championships in late December - Alan Townsend, Peter Barnard & David Willmott took Gold in the Elite Team Sprint. Lise Benjamin took Silver in the Elite Scratch Race, and Alexandra Green took Gold in the Individual Pursuit.

Alexandra Green and Alex Simmons took 2 Silver medals each at the National Para Track Champs at the DGV in early February (in TT and IP).

BiciSport entered 5 teams in the NSW Masters Team Pursuit Championships in late February. In the All Ages category the teams finished 4th and 10th. The #1 team of Stan Genakis, Stewart Campbell, Steve Brown & Mike O`Brien finished 4th. The #2 team of Trudy Van Der Straaten, Ali Edwards, George Lowe & Graham Tierney finished 10th. In the 150+ category the #1 team set the NSW Record (in 2min 21 secs) and took the win - Phil McKnight, Alec Simmons, Mark Arnold & Mike Lawson. The #2 team took the Bronze in 2min 23secs (Peter Barnard, Alan Townsend, John Crouchley & David Willmott). In the Masters Women - Donna Meehan, Karen Crabb & Sue Tierney took Silver.

The NSW Masters Track Championships in March saw BiciSport Masters take 3 World Best Times, then 9 Gold, 10 Silver & 3 Bronze medals. In the Mens categories - David Willmott set at World Best Time in Sprint qualifying, then took Gold in the Sprint, Time Trial & Scratch. Peter Barnard took Silver in the Time Trial & Sprint. David Browne took Silver in the Scratch. The BiciMasters seemed to take 4th just about everywhere ... Points 4th to Mike O`Brien, Alex Simmons, Mike Lawson & John Crouchley, and Graham Tierney & Alan Townsend both 4th in the Sprint. David Willmott, Peter Barnard & Alan Townsend took Bronze in the Team Sprint. In the Womens categories - Lise Benjamin set a World Best Time in qualifying for the Sprint, then set another WBT in the Time Trial. Lise took Gold in the Time Trial & Team Sprint, plus Silver in the Sprint. Donna Meehan took 3 Gold - Individual Pursuit, Sprint & Team Sprint, Silver in Time Trial & Scratch. Sue Tierney took Silver in the Individual Pursuit & Sprint & Team Sprint. Karen Crabb took Silver in the Team Sprint.

The Masters National Track Championships in April `10 in Melbourne and the BiciSport team took 10 Gold, 7 Silver and 6 Bronze medals plus a World Best Time. Fast forward to March `11 at Dunc Gray and the team took 3 World Best Times, 9 Gold, 5 Silver and 6 Bronze medals. In the Time Trial - David Willmott & Lise Benjamin took WBT`s - then David & Lise took Gold, Peter Barnard & Donna Meehan the Silver, and Karen Crabb the Bronze. In the Points Race - David Willmott the Gold, Mike O`Brien the Silver and Mike Lawson the Bronze. Individual Pursuit - Donna Meehan Gold, John Crouchley Bronze & Mike Lawson 4th. Sprint - Lise Benjamin set a WBT, then took Gold. David Willmott Gold, Peter Barnard Silver. Scratch race - Lise took Gold, Donna Meehan Silver, Trudy Van Der Straaten Bronze. Teams Sprint - David Willmott Gold, Peter Barnard & Alan Townsend Bronze with Mike O`Brien/Paul Meehan 4th. Teams Pursuit - in the 150+ category the team of Simmons/Lawson/Arnold took the win. In the All Ages the team of Campbell, Brown, Genakis & O`Brien took 3rd. David Willmott & Lise Benjamin received Champion of Champions awards in their respect category.

Season Review - 2010 Road

Trudy Van Der Straaten won the NSW Elite Criterium Championships in April at Homebush (while technically still a Master).

Michelle Crawford, Donna Meehan & David Willmott were awarded 2009 Cyclist of the Year trophies in their respective Masters categories in mid May. 

The Masters Road Championships at Moruya in mid May, and 18 BiciSport riders lined up. Ian Garrity took Silver in the M3 road race, and Stan Genakis just missed out on a medal after a mighty breakaway attempt. In the criteriums - Trudy Van Der Straaten & Lise Benjamin took Gold, Sue Tirney the Silver & John Crouchley a Bronze.

The Sydney Road Championships at Penrith Lakes in late May, and Paul Meehan took Silver in M4.

At the NSW Team Time Trial Championship in late June - the Womens Masters team of Donna Meehan, Karen Crabb, Sue Tierney & Lise Benjamin finished 3rd. In the Mens Masters All Ages - 2nd (Jays Austin, Steve Brown, Mike O`Brien & Stan Genakis), 9th (Duncan Crosby, Dudley Hoskin, Ali Edwards, Phil McKnight), 26th (Mike Lawson, Jason Keane, Rob Mander, George Lowe).

At the State Individual Time Trial Championships at Somersby at end July - Donna Meehan took 1st, Lise Benjamin 1st, Sue Tierney 2nd and Karen Crabb 3rd. In the Mens categories - Phil McKnight took 3rd and John Crouchley also took 3rd.

At the RAW Track winter series at Dunc Gray Velodrome - BiciSport took 4th in the Tonelli Teams Pointscore and Lise Benjamin won the Division 4 individual pointscore.

The Masters National Road Championships at Ballarat in late Sept `09 were a cold & wet affair. The BiciSport women took 6 medals - Sue Tierney 2nd criterium, 3rd ITT. Michelle Crawford 2nd in both ITT and Road Race. Donna Meehan 2nd in both ITT and Criterium.

World Masters Track 2010

The BiciSport results from WMT 10 in Portugal totalled 8 medals - 

David Willmott (3) - Gold in Team Sprint & Sprint, Silver in Time Trial

*  Lise Benjamin (4) - Gold in Sprint and Scratch Race, Silver in Time Trial,Bronze in Points

*  Alan Townsend (1) - Silver in Team Sprint  

*  Notable performances by Mike Popplewell & John Crouchley

Season Review - 2009/10 Track

The NSW Masters Track Championships saw BiciSport Masters take 19 Gold, 7 Silver & 10 Bronze medals from late February until mid March.

Team Pursuits squads took three medals - Women took Gold (Michelle Crawford, Trudy Van Der Straaten & Louise Brown), Masters All Ages took Bronze (Steve Brown, Mike O`Brien, Mike Popplewell, Stan Genakis), with the Masters 150+ taking the Silver (Mike Lawson, Tim Rice, Mark Arnold, David Willmott).

At the individual level the women were exceptional - Michelle Crawford took Gold in Pointscore, Sprint, Teams Sprint, Individual Pursuit, Scratch and Time Trial. Donna Meehan (Gold in Pointscore, Individual Pursuit, Scratch and Time Trial, then Silver in the Team Sprint). Lise Benjamin (Gold in Sprint, Scratch and Time Trial, then Silver in Pointscore, Team Sprint & Individual Pursuit). Trudy Van Der Straaten took Gold in the Team Sprint, and Louise Brown the Bronze in the Individual Pursuit.

In the Mens categories - David Willmott went close to breaking his World Record (as usual). David took Gold (Sprint and Time Trial), then Silver in the Individual Pursuit, and Bronze in the Pointscore. The range of medals included - Jays Austin (Gold in Pointscore), Mike Popplewell (Bronze in both Sprint & Team Sprint), John Crouchley (Silver in Pointscore, Bronze in Scratch), Peter Barnard (Bronze in both Team Sprint & Scratch), Alan Townsend (Bronze in both Team Sprint & Time Trial), Mike Lawson (Brilliant Gold in Individual Pursuit), George Lowe (Silver in Individual Pursuit), Stan Genakis (Bronze in Individual Pursuit), Graham Tierney (Bronze in Time Trial), Mark Arnold (super Gold in the Individual Pursuit).

The Masters National Track Championships in April `10 in Melbourne and the BiciSport team increased the medal haul from the `09 series - with 10 Gold, 7 Silver and 6 Bronze medals plus a World Best Time in the Individual Pursuit (for Michelle Crawford). Michelle took Gold in the Time Trial, Individual Pursuit, Scratch & Sprint. Donna Meehan took two Silver medals (IP & Scratch) & Bronze in the TT. Lise Benjamin took two Gold medals (TT & Scratch) and Silver in the IP. In the men - David Willmott took 3 Gold (TT, Team Sprint & Sprint), Peter Barnard took three Bronze (TT, Team Sprint & Points) and Silver in the Sprint. John Crouchley took Gold (Scratch) and Silver (IP). Alan Townsend (Bronze in Team Sprint), Mike Popplewell (Silver Team Sprint), Mark Arnold (Bronze IP) and Mike Lawson 4th in the IP.

Season Review - 2009 Road

Ian Grainger took the Gold medal at the MTB State Championships in early March in Nowra. At the NSW Hill Climb Championships at Bathurst in mid April - Donna Meehan took the Silver medal, and Jason Keane the Bronze.

Alex Simmons took 2 Silver medals at the National Paralympic Road Championships in May 09 in Murwillumbah (both Road Race & Individual Time Trial). Alex followed the National performances with 2 Gold medals [Road Race and Individual Time Trial] at the Arafura/Oceania Games in Darwin in mid May 09.

At the NSW Masters Road Championships at Moruya in May 09, results were - Donna Meehan [Silver - Criterium], Lisa Benjamin [Gold - Criterium, Bronze - Road Race], Karen Crabb [Bronze - Criterium].

BiciSport riders to receive CyclingNSW `Cyclist of the Year` Awards for their 2008 performances, included Michelle Crawford, Trudy Van Der Straaten & Mike Popplewell.

At the Sydney Championships in late May at the Penrith Regatta Centre, Donna Meehan took the Gold medal in the W4 road race, and Karen Crabb the Bronze in the W2.

At the NSW Team Time Trial Championships in June, the Womens team took the Silver medal with Liz Georgouras, Michelle Crawford, Trudy Van Der Straaten & Louise Brown. The Masters All Ages Team results were 5 th [Stan Genakis, Ian Garrity, Steve Brown, Phil McKnight], 18th [Ali Edwards, Jason Keane, Duncan Crosby, Tim Rice], 31st [Andrew Best, Andy Thomas, Rob Mander, David Cooper]. In the Masters 150+ the team of Bob Ilchick, Tony Adriaansen, Rauol Westbrook & Andy Feltham took 9th.

The State Individual Time Trial Championships at Calga in late July - both Donna Meehan & Louise Brown took Gold Medals & Phil McKnight a Silver. Wendy Thomas & John Crouchley both 4th, with Karen Crabb &  Stan Genakis 5th.

The Sydney Winter Track Championships in late August at DGV - Michelle Crawford took Gold, Katrina Lane 3rd. Donna Meehan took Gold, Lisa Benjamin 2nd. Mike Popplewell took Gold, Peter Barnard 2nd, and Paul Meehan 4th. David Willmott took Gold with Mike Lawson 4th. David Willmott also unofficially broke the Masters World Record for the 500 metre Time Trial.

Dan McGuigan was the Lanterne Rouge at the Tour of the Murray in early September.

At the Masters National Road Championships held in a wet & cold Canberra in early October - Trudy Van Der Straaten took Gold in both the Road Race & Criterium, Donna Meehan a Silver in the Criterium, and Phil McKnight & Stan Genakis took Bronze in the Individual Time Trial. Trudy was awarded the combined Champions of Champions Award in her category.

Alex Descantes finished 12th in the gruelling Simpson Desert MTB Challenge in early October.

The National Masters Road Championships were held in a wet & windy Canberra in early October. Trudy Van Der Straaten picked up two Gold medals (road race and criterium), Donna Meehan the Silver in the criterium and Phil McKnight and Stan Genakis both went Bronze in the Individual Time Trial.

Michelle Crawford and David Willmott were both nominated for CA Masters Cyclist of the Year Awards at the end of November. Michelle took out the Womens Masters Award.

World Masters Games 2009

The BiciSport results from WMG 09 totalled 13 medals -

David Willmott (3) - Gold in all Time Trial, Sprint and Team Sprint (plusWorld Best Time)

*  Mike Popplewell (2) - Silver in both Time Trial and Team Sprint

*  John Crouchley (1) - Bronze in the Individual Pursuit

*  Mike Lawson (1) - Bronze in the Individual Pursuit

*  Alan Townsend (1) - Gold in the Team Sprint 

*  Peter Barnard (1) - Bronze in the Team Sprint

*  Michelle Crawford (4) - Gold in the Time Trial, Individual Pursuit & Sprint.World Best Time in the Individual Pursuit

*  Peter Davis & Steve Brown qualified in the Criterium Final

Season Review - 2008/09 Track

Changes to the Masters licence arrangements (allowing Masters to race Elite competition), resulted in Michelle Crawford (Master) taking 2nd in the Elite Womens Individual Pursuit & 3rd in the Omnium at the State Championships in Nov `08. In the Elite Team Sprint - Peter Barnard, David Willmott & Andrew Burne took 2nd.

BiciSport entered 6 teams for the NSW State Teams Pursuit Championships in Feb `09, and of the 6 teams entered - 5 qualified for the medal rounds. In the Womens - Liz Georgouras, Michelle Crawford & Trudy Van Der Straaten took the Gold in the time of 3min 48secs, while Louise Brown, Donna Meehan & Katrina Lane took the Silver. In the Masters 150+ category - Mike Popplewell, Peter Barnard, David Willmott & Mike Lawson took the Gold medal in 2min 22.6secs. In the Masters All Ages category - Jays Austin, Phil McKnight, Ian Garrity & Mike O`Brien took the outright State Record in the heats (at 3min 27.739secs), and took the Silver in the final to Tuggernong Club of the ACT. The BiciSport team of Duncan Crosby, Tim Rice, Mark Arnold & Alan Townsend took 4th.

The NSW Masters Track Championships in mid March `09 resulted in BiciSport taking 17 Gold, 8 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. Michelle Crawford recorded a "World Best Time" in the individual pursuit. In the individual Time Trials - Gold to Mike Popplewell, David Willmott, Donna Meehan & Michelle Crawford. Silver to Lise Benjamin, Alan Townsend & Peter Barnard. In the Scratch race - Gold to Michelle Crawford, Lise Benjamin & Jays Austin. Silver to Trudy Van Der Straaten. Bronze to Donna Meehan & Tim Rice. In the Sprints -  Gold to Peter Barnard, Lise Benjamin, Donna Meehan, Michelle Crawford & David Willmott. Silver to Mike Popplewell. In the Pursuit - Gold to Mike Lawson, Michelle Crawford, Trudy Van Der Straaten & Donna Meehan. Silver to Jays Austin, Lise Benjamin & Louise Brown. Michelle Crawford recorded a "World Best Time" in the individual pursuit.

The Masters National Track Championships in early April `09 in Launceston, and BiciSport took 7 Gold, 6 Silver, and 1 Bronze medal, plus another "World Best Time" to Michelle Crawford in the individual pursuit. In the individual Time Trial - Gold to Michelle Crawford, Peter Barnard. Silver to Mike Popplewell & Mike Lawson. In the Pursuit - Gold to Mike Lawson & Michelle Crawford. In the Team Sprint - Gold to Mike Popplewell, Silver to Peter Barnard & Alan Townsend. In the Scratch race - Gold to Michelle Crawford. In the Sprint - Gold to Michelle Crawford. Silver to Alan Townsend & Peter Barnard. Bronze to Mike Popplewell. Michelle Crawford was awarded "Champion of Champions".

World Masters Track 2009

The BiciSport results from WMT 09 totalled 16 medals -

David Willmott (4) - Gold plus World Best Time in each of the Time Trial, Teams Sprint and Sprint. Bronze in the Points Race. Mike Popplewell (1) - Silver in the Team Sprint. John Crouchley (1) - Bronze in the Scratch Race, 4th in the Individual Pursuit. Mike Lawson (1) - Silver in the Individual Pursuit. Michelle Crawford (5) - Gold in Individual Pursuit, Scratch and Points. Silverin Sprint, Bronze in the Time Trial. World Best Time in Individual Pursuit. Trudy Van Der Straaten (2) - Silver in both Scratch Race and Points Race, plus 4th in the Individual Pursuit, Lise Benjamin (2) - Silver in both Time Trial and Scratch Race 

Season Review - 2008 Road

The Road Nationals were held in Sydney in late April 08. David Browne took a brilliant win in the Criterium (for M1), and went top 10 in the road race with 6th.

In early May 08, CyclingNSW awarded Cyclist of the Year trophies to five BiciSport Masters (in their respective categories) - Donna Meehan (W4), Michelle Crawford (W2), Peter Barnard (M4), Andrew Burne (M2) & David Willmott (M5).

David Browne (M1) and Mike O`Brien (M3) both medalled at the Sydney Championships at the Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre on 31 May 08.

Michelle Crawford (W2) and John Crouchley (M8) both took Gold medals at the NSW State Individual Time Trial Championships on 27 July 08. Ali Edwards (M2) took the Silver medal.

The NSW Team Time Trial Championships were held late August 08, and BiciSport fielded 5 teams (3 men 2 women), for a total of 20 riders. The Masters 1-4 team of Ian Garrity, Mike O`Brien, Phil McKnight & Jays Austin took the Gold medal. The BiciSport Womens teams took both Gold & Silver medals - Gold (Liz Georgouras, Louise Brown, Merryn Truskett & Michelle Crawford), and Silver (Mandy Smith, Lise Benjamin & Donna Meehan)

Season Review - 2007/08 Track

The Track Team Pursuit squad finished second at the State Track Championships in February 08. The team being Andrew Burne, Phil McKnight, Stuart Millar and Alan Townsend.

The State Track Championships in March 08 saw BiciSport take 11 Gold, 9 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. Andrew Burne (M2) continued to dominate the kilo time trial, Michelle Crawford took 3 Gold, and Mike Popplewell took 2 Gold. The Gold medallists included Andrew Burne, Michelle Crawford (3), Mike Popplwell (2), David Willmott & the Team Sprint team. Remaining medallists were Alan Townsend, Peter Barnard, Donna Meehan, Mike Lawson, Phil McKnight, Jays Austin, Michael O`Brien & John Crouchley.

The Metropolitian Track Championships at Tempe Velodrome in early April 08 saw the squad take another 9 wins, including Andrew Burne (2), Alan Townsend (2), Peter Barnard (3) and David Willmott (2). Medal placings went to Michael O`Brien, Michael Popplewell, Alan Townsend, Mike Lawson and Andrew Burne.

Andrew Burne was awarded the 2007 Masters Team Award at the annual Australian Sports Awards.

The Track Nationals were held late April 08 at the Dunc Gray Velodrome in Sydney. Four BiciSport riders were officially selected for the NSW State team - Peter Barnard, Donna Meehan, David Willmott & Michelle Crawford. Overall the track squad again dominated with 7 Gold, 7 Silver and 5 Bronze medals. Time trial wins went to Andrew Burne, Peter Barnard & David Willmott, with podium placings to David Browne, Michelle Crawford & Donna Meehan. In the Pursuit - Michelle Crawford took the win, Mike Lawson a Silver medal by the narrowest of margins, and John Crouchley in 3rd place. The Points race - wins to Michelle Crawford, and a Silver medal to David Browne. The Team Sprint saw the Gold medal to Andrew Burne/David Willmott/Peter Barnard, plus the Silver to Allan Townsend & Mike Popplewell. In the Sprint - Peter Barnard took the win, with podium placings to Andrew Burne, Michelle Crawford & Mike Popplewell.