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".