News Shorts - 16 September

Amy Gillett Gran Fondo @ Lorne @ 15 Sept - Marty Wright, Ian Grainger, Graham Cocks & Karl Hoad

Amy Gillett Gran Fondo @ Lorne @ 15 Sept - Marty Wright, Ian Grainger, Graham Cocks & Karl Hoad

Amy Gillett Gran Fondo @ Lorne @ 15 Sept - Gran Fondo start with Marty Wright on the right

Amy Gillett Gran Fondo @ Lorne @ 15 Sept - Gran Fondo start with Marty Wright on the right

Amy Gillett Gran Fondo @ Lorne @ 15 Sept - Ian Grainger near the finish in Lorne

Amy Gillett Gran Fondo @ Lorne @ 15 Sept - Ian Grainger near the finish in Lorne

Amy Gillett Gran Fondo @ Lorne @ 15 Sept - Marty Wright before the start in Lorne

Amy Gillett Gran Fondo @ Lorne @ 15 Sept - Marty Wright before the start in Lorne

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Amy Gillett Weekend @ Lorne Vic @ 14&15 Sept - A good sized BiciSport peloton lined up in Lorne with Mike Lawson racing the “gravel” race over 60k on the Saturday (finishing a strong second) and the Amy G event on the Sunday featuring Brett Cocks, Karl Hoad, Ian Grainger, Marty Wright & Graham Cocks. Brett Cocks finished 15th outright for an outstanding result

  • Race conditions on the Sunday were ideal with early mild temperatures and light winds. The course involved a steady 11k climb immediately out of Lorne towards Birregurra then anti clockwise to Skenes Creek then back down on the coast at the Great Ocean Road. Conditions turned blustery & damp at Birregurra after 50k and the light drizzle continued until the finish in Lorne.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 21-22 Sept - Dungog Pedalfest (NSW), NSW Masters Road Championships (Cioffs Harbour)

  • 22 Sept - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters)

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

    • Start Finish is at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return to Pilu Freshwater.

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

  • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in session

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 17 & 19 September

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 18 September

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 19 September

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 21 September

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

RAW Track @ DGV @ 13 Sept - Davide Van Der Browne has been a RAW Track stalwart since the beginning of time. Well done Davide and the Ghent 6 beckons !!

RAW Track @ DGV @ 13 Sept - Davide Van Der Browne has been a RAW Track stalwart since the beginning of time. Well done Davide and the Ghent 6 beckons !!

RAW Track @ DGV @ 13 Sept - Davide van der Browne sitting 4th wheel in the motor paced event at DGV

RAW Track @ DGV @ 13 Sept - Davide van der Browne sitting 4th wheel in the motor paced event at DGV

NSW Masters 19.jpg
Magpie season.jpg

News Shorts - 9 September

NSW Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Mike Lawson warms up in freezing conditions

NSW Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Mike Lawson warms up in freezing conditions

NSW Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Mike Lawson (Masters M7) on his way to 4th place (missing out on the podium by just 0.5secs)

NSW Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Mike Lawson (Masters M7) on his way to 4th place (missing out on the podium by just 0.5secs)

Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Graham Cockerton (M6) on the startline in miserable  conditions with wind gusts to 65kph.

Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Graham Cockerton (M6) on the startline in miserable conditions with wind gusts to 65kph.

Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Graham Cockerton (M6) on the podium for the Silver medal.

Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Graham Cockerton (M6) on the podium for the Silver medal.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS - RUTH STRAPP IN POZNAN, POLAND

  • Ruth Strapp reports from the UCI World Gran Fondo Championships …. having just returned from the Gran Fondo World Championship in Poznan (Poland), this trip would not have been possible without the fantastic support from BiciSport, one of my local training groups, sponsorship from the company Redtek as well as family, friends and colleagues, for which I am extremely grateful.

  • After qualifying in Bathurst, I did 12 weeks solid preparation, training 6 days a week- 11-12 hours per week ride time incorporating weekly racing at Club and State level. Lucky for me, I was able to have a training program written up by one of the best local riders around Newcastle in Sam Hill.

  • The training program included a couple of 60-90min sessions a week on the indoor smart trainer holding specified power to work aerobic and anaerobic systems. Generally sprint training early in the week after a rest day, then endurance and racing on the weekends. It was a bit of a juggle with work and kids with some very early morning sessions but I really enjoyed training hard. Despite not getting results in racing (I think because I was frequently fatigued) I could feel and see the training paying off.

  • In Poznan, I was able to check out most of the course before the event which was advantageous. In the early part of the 151km race I felt pretty rubbish, it was 32 degrees and was still getting over the long travel. For the most part though, I felt the training had prepared me. Despite taking a third bidon, I ran out of water as I missed the bidon at the water station and had to ask dropped riders from other age cats for hand outs. In spite of not having experience in races even near to the distance of 150km, being flat was a big plus for this fairly solid rider.

  • Coming into the sprint, I wasn’t terribly well positioned amongst some pretty experienced women. A lot of yelling and tram tracks 1&1/2 m over a ledge to my left, didn’t aid my confidence. Finally, positioned on the left of the peloton there was an ambulance within 150m of the finish line, meaning I didn’t even get out of the saddle for the sprint. In the end I finished 24th out of 48 starters in my age group. A fantastic experience and great to be able to share some of it Melissa and Peter Budd.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 10 Sept - CA One Cycling Presentation (Sydney City)

  • 13 Sept - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 14-15 Sept - Amy Gillett Gran Fondo Weekend (Cycling Australia)

  • 15 Sept - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters), Mt Ku Ring Gai Criteriums (Northern Sydney)

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

    • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in September

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

    • Start Finish is at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return to Pilu Freshwater.

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

    • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Randolph Baral on the start line & headed for 5th place in M5

Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Randolph Baral on the start line & headed for 5th place in M5

Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Dom Zumbo on a cracking ride for a strong 8th place in M6

Masters ITT Championships @ Gunning @ 7 Sept - Dom Zumbo on a cracking ride for a strong 8th place in M6

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in session

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 10 & 12 September

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 11 September

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 12 September

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 14 September

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

Magpie season.jpg
Dungog 19 - Race Formats.JPG
IMG_9192.jpg

News Shorts - 2 September

logo-uci.png
UCI 2019 Gran Fondo World Championships (Poznan, Poland) - Ruth Strapp & Peter Budd (BiciSport)

UCI 2019 Gran Fondo World Championships (Poznan, Poland) - Ruth Strapp & Peter Budd (BiciSport)

UCI 2019 Gran Fondo World Championships (Poznan, Poland) - Ruth Strapp at the start

UCI 2019 Gran Fondo World Championships (Poznan, Poland) - Ruth Strapp at the start

UCI 2019 Gran Fondo World Championships (Poznan, Poland) - Peter Budd at the start

UCI 2019 Gran Fondo World Championships (Poznan, Poland) - Peter Budd at the start

2019 GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - POZNAN POLAND

  • Both Peter Budd & Ruth Strapp contested the 2019 Championships

    • Prelude - Naturally, both riders did a pre race circuit recce. The long loop circuit was 151k long with lots of twists & turns. The road surface varied from super smooth to really bad … lots of wheel breaking potholes. Temperatures were set at 32 degrees. The big news was that Ruth has to race 151k !! … when all of the pre race advertising was more like 107k. Similar weird decisions for the Team Relay (set for Thursday) but was somehow abruptly cancelled (??). The Polish people were especially friendly.

    • Race day

      • Peter Budd was 41k into the Championship (approx 25th-30th position in the peloton) and there happened to be an unmanned concrete traffic island in the middle of the road. Nobody called it out so I went over it. We were doing 50kph at the time and had averaged 44kph for the first 40k. So the collarbone is broken and a visit to a Polish hospital was never on the list of things to do. Other than a cracked helmet, shredded jersey & knicks and a busted body all is good. See you all at Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in Lorne.

      • Ruth Strapp finished 24 out of 38 in her age category but still happy to finish in the leading bunch sprint. Two age categories were together - so close to 70 riders vying for position in the final sprint. It was hectic to say the least with lots of shouting and then an ambulance on the left just 150m from the finish line (and I was on the left). Conditions were 30-:32 degrees and cross winds. I feel so grateful for all the support I’ve received to get here. Thanks especially to Redtek, Bicisport, Townsend Oval Crew, my partner Rhett and his mum Annette, Sam Hill, my sister Madonna, my Mum and to the many other friends, family and work colleagues that have made donations to enable me to get to Poland. A feel very privileged to have had this opportunity. For all the encouragement I’ve received from friends and family I am very grateful.

UCI World Gran Fondo Championships (Poznan, Poland) @ 1 Sept - Peter Budd’s jersey took a battering after the Battle of Poznan

UCI World Gran Fondo Championships (Poznan, Poland) @ 1 Sept - Peter Budd’s jersey took a battering after the Battle of Poznan

M7 CYCLEPATH NEWS

  • For those amongst us who use the M7 Cyclepath from time time, it has become very handy to park up at the BP on Wallgrove Rd and enter the M7 Cyclepath from that vantage point. Be warned, cyclists who park there now will see their car towed away.

  • Other car parking options for M7 cyclists are currently under review (watch this space).

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 6 Sept - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 7-8 Sept - Goulburn Weekend (CycNSW) - ITT Championships & Gunning Road Races

  • 8 Sept - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), West Head Road Race (Manly Warringah)

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

  • Goulburn Weekend - September 7 & 8

    • For the ITT on the Saturday & Road Races on the Sunday

    • BiciSport starters Stewart Campbell, Mike Lawson, Randolph Baral, Graham Cockerton & Dom Zumbo

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

    • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in September

  • Beers & Gears Cyclosportive (Wagga) - October 6

    • includes the Filthy 50 and the Dirty 130

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

    • Start Finish is at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return to Pilu Freshwater.

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

    • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in session

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 3 & 5 September

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 4 September

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 5 September

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 7 September

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

Dungog 19 - Race Formats.JPG
Paris Roubaix 1983 - …. it was a bit difficult ….

Paris Roubaix 1983 - …. it was a bit difficult ….

News Shorts - 26 August

BiciSport Masters Peter Budd & Ruth Strapp contest the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships commencing 29 August in Poznan Poland

BiciSport Masters Peter Budd & Ruth Strapp contest the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships commencing 29 August in Poznan Poland

Shimano Grand Prix MTB Round 4 @ Ourimbah @ 24 August - Eric Dole (BiciSport Master) took 2nd in his age category and 14th from a dirty MTB peloton of 60 starters.    Eric was leading until the last 2 minutes but was caught and finished second @ 26 seconds. Conditions were dusty & technical.

Shimano Grand Prix MTB Round 4 @ Ourimbah @ 24 August - Eric Dole (BiciSport Master) took 2nd in his age category and 14th from a dirty MTB peloton of 60 starters.

Eric was leading until the last 2 minutes but was caught and finished second @ 26 seconds. Conditions were dusty & technical.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • RAW Track @ 23 August - Davide van der Browne is currently 6th on the Division 2 RAW Pointscore

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 30 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 27-30 August - Tour of the Great South Coast (Cycling Aust NRS Series) (Victoria)

  • 29 Aug - 1 Sept - UCI Gran Fondo World Championships (Poznan, Poland)

  • 1 Sept - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Calga ITT (ATTA)

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

  • Goulburn Weekend - September 7 & 8

    • For the ITT on the Saturday & Road Races on the Sunday

    • BiciSport starters Stewart Campbell, Mike Lawson, Randolph Baral, Graham Cockerton & Dom Zumbo

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

    • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in September

  • Beers & Gears Cyclosportive (Wagga) - October 6

    • includes the Filthy 50 and the Dirty 130

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

    • Start Finish is at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return to Pilu Freshwater.

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

    • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels


Bear Cottage Logo.jpg
Pilu Racing host the Bear Cottage Charity Ride on Sunday 13 October. A great ride for a great cause with all funds raised going to Bear Cottage at Westmead Hospital. Details in BiciSport Special Events

Pilu Racing host the Bear Cottage Charity Ride on Sunday 13 October. A great ride for a great cause with all funds raised going to Bear Cottage at Westmead Hospital. Details in BiciSport Special Events

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in session

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 27 & 29 August

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 28 August

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 29 August

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 31 August

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

IMG_9135.JPG
Vale Felice Gimondi - Felice winning the !974 Milan San Remo Classic in the World Champions jersey

Vale Felice Gimondi - Felice winning the !974 Milan San Remo Classic in the World Champions jersey

News Shorts - 19 August

Attention all cyclists on the M7 Cyclepath - its beyond comprehension that anybody could conceive this act of urban thuggery on the M7 Cyclepath. Please exercise extreme caution at all times.

Attention all cyclists on the M7 Cyclepath - its beyond comprehension that anybody could conceive this act of urban thuggery on the M7 Cyclepath. Please exercise extreme caution at all times.

Waratah Masters @ Heffron Park @ 11 August - BiciSport Pilu Racing had success at Heffron Park with Matt Coy (left) 4th in A grade, and Jeremy Hopson who took another Heffron victory

Waratah Masters @ Heffron Park @ 11 August - BiciSport Pilu Racing had success at Heffron Park with Matt Coy (left) 4th in A grade, and Jeremy Hopson who took another Heffron victory

West Head Road Race @ 18 August - Brett Cocks (BiciSport Pilu Racing) took 5th supported by Matt Coy who took 12th.

West Head Road Race @ 18 August - Brett Cocks (BiciSport Pilu Racing) took 5th supported by Matt Coy who took 12th.

Strade Bianche @ Noosa @ 11 August - Frank Signor chasing the perfect wave on the Sunshine Coast

Strade Bianche @ Noosa @ 11 August - Frank Signor chasing the perfect wave on the Sunshine Coast

Strade Bianche @ Noosa @ 11 August - The BiciSport duo of Frank Signor (Mr Molteni) and Roger Thompson-Seagrave at the Noosaville waterfront

Strade Bianche @ Noosa @ 11 August - The BiciSport duo of Frank Signor (Mr Molteni) and Roger Thompson-Seagrave at the Noosaville waterfront

Strade Bianche @ Noosa @ 11 August - Mr Molteni was all smiles after completion of the Eroica Strade Bianche course with the prized finishing medal for the mandatory podium champagne spray

Strade Bianche @ Noosa @ 11 August - Mr Molteni was all smiles after completion of the Eroica Strade Bianche course with the prized finishing medal for the mandatory podium champagne spray

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Cootamundra Weekend @ 17-18 August - Peter Budd & Conor Tarlington ventured down to the Coota Weekend for the Saturday handicap & a new State Championship on the Sunday. For Peter it was his last major hit out before heading off to the UCI Masters Worlds at Poznan. The circuit itself lies to the west of Cootamundra and is as picturesque as you could imagine - simply stunning countryside and not a car to be seen.

    The 115k handicap had a rapid start (averaging 47kph). Both Conor & Peter were on ‘good days’ and were both in the sniff of a podium with a little bit of luck. Conor finished 34th & Peter a consistent 57th. A good day of hard NSW country handicap racing.

  • Waratah Masters @ Lansdowne Park @ 18 August - Raoul Westbrook had a fine win in D grade

  • RAW Track @ 16 August - Davide van der Browne took a win, and is currently 5th on the Division 2 RAW Pointscore

logo-uci.png

2019 GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - POZNAN (POLAND)

  • Peter Budd will be travelling to Poznan next week along with BiciSport team mate Ruth Strapp. The support team also includes two other BiciSport riders in Meilssa Budd and training buddy Roger Thompson-Seagrave will be joining Peter & Ruth for moral support when they tackle the World Championships.

     

    Peter’s journey started in 2016 when the event was held in Perth. Peter picked up 10th place and had him thinking of bigger things. Albi in France in 2017 was his very first trip overseas and the racing was fast and hot. 370 starters and 37 degrees with 155k of racing. Peter finished 61st on that tough day.

     

    Last year it was Varese in the north of Italy where a super hard 132k climbing course wasn’t Peter forte and neither were the pot holes in the road. He did not come last but somewhere around 200th after pinch flatting his tubular on the less than acceptable roads.

     

    This year is Poznan and although it is Peter’s last year as a Master 6 the course in Poznan is more suited to his skill set. Anyone that knows Peter knows that he is yet to hit his proper racing weight and he does surprisingly well with his racing given his love of food.  The Poznan race is 151k long with a total elevation change of 451 metres. The biggest climb is a whole 33 metres high.  Considering the Singleton TTT course had over 300 metres of climbing I think Peter has this one covered and hopefully he will get to use his handy sprint at the pointy end of the race.

     

    The races at the World Championships start extremely fast and Poznan should be no different. Peter has been doing a lot of motor pacing behind Melissa on the scooter at race speeds to prepare for the Poznan Championship. It is likely that there will be winds blowing so being near the front is something that Peter is prepared for and hopefully echelons will thin out the riders near the front so that the final sprint isn’t totally out of control. Given around 300-400 riders will start his age group a top 50 finish is a great result for any rider at this level. Peter will be aiming to achieve that result or better and hopefully no punctures like last year. 

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 23 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 24-25 August - Tamworth Cycling Festival (CyclingNSW)

  • 25 August - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters)

Cootamundra 115k Handicap @ 17 August - before the start with Mike O’Reilly, Peter Budd & Conor Tarlington

Cootamundra 115k Handicap @ 17 August - before the start with Mike O’Reilly, Peter Budd & Conor Tarlington

Cootamundra 115k Handicap @ 17 August - Peter Budd at the 80k mark just 2 minutes behind the lead riders

Cootamundra 115k Handicap @ 17 August - Peter Budd at the 80k mark just 2 minutes behind the lead riders

Cootamundra 115k Handicap @ 17 August - Conor Tarlington at the 80k mark just 2 minutes behind Peter Budd

Cootamundra 115k Handicap @ 17 August - Conor Tarlington at the 80k mark just 2 minutes behind Peter Budd

Cootamundra 115k Handicap @ 17 August - Conor Tarlington on the finishing climb for 34th after a great effort

Cootamundra 115k Handicap @ 17 August - Conor Tarlington on the finishing climb for 34th after a great effort

Cootamundra 115k Handicap @ 17 August - Peter Budd had a sniff of the lead group at the 80k mark but settled for 57th

Cootamundra 115k Handicap @ 17 August - Peter Budd had a sniff of the lead group at the 80k mark but settled for 57th

Cootamundra 80k Scratch Race @ 18 August - Conor Tarlington before the start

Cootamundra 80k Scratch Race @ 18 August - Conor Tarlington before the start

Cootamundra 80k Scratch Race @ 18 August - Conor Tarlington finished 15th in Division 2 in heavy crosswinds that made “gutter grovelling” the order of the day

Cootamundra 80k Scratch Race @ 18 August - Conor Tarlington finished 15th in Division 2 in heavy crosswinds that made “gutter grovelling” the order of the day

Danish Hour Record - Marting Toft Madsen before the Hour Record effort. Bike by Argon 18.

Danish Hour Record - Marting Toft Madsen before the Hour Record effort. Bike by Argon 18.

Danish Hour Record @ 13 August - Marting prepares for the launch

Danish Hour Record @ 13 August - Marting prepares for the launch

Danish Hour Record @ 13 August - Marting in action during the Hour record

Danish Hour Record @ 13 August - Marting in action during the Hour record

DANISH HOUR RECORD - Rider (MADSEN - Denmark), Coach (SIMMONS - BiciSport)

Marting Toft Madsen is an amateur riding for a continental team in Europe. He works full time as an engineer. Martin began working with Alex Simmons (BiciSport coach) at the end of last season. Setting a new hour best ride was a key objective. Marting completed 53.975k at the Odense track in Denmark on Tuesday evening 13 August 2019.

That betters the previous Danish record held by Mikkel Bjerg of 53.730k. It's also further than Martin rode last year at altitude in Aguascalientes Mexico, 53.619k. Since the Lugarno chapter, only Wiggins has gone further at sea level, and all time only Wiggins, Boardman and Rominger have gone further at sea level. It’s the 5th furthest ridden under all time UCI regulations (Boardman, Rominger, Campenaerts, Wiggins, Madsen). Very happy to have been working with Martin this season. Hoping we can get him to the World Championships in some even better shape ! Alex Simmons (BiciSport coach)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in session

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 19, 21, 23 August

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 20 & 22 August

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 21 August

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 22 August

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 24 August

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

VALE FELICE GIMONDI

Rest in Peace Felice, it was a great ride.

Felice graced Team Salvarini & Team Bianchi during his illustrious career

IMG_5643.JPG
Felice Gimondi (wearing the World Champions Rainbow Jersey) in the Giro D’Italia

Felice Gimondi (wearing the World Champions Rainbow Jersey) in the Giro D’Italia

Felice Gimondi in his latter years alongside the iconic powder blue Alfa Bianchi Campagnolo Team Car

Felice Gimondi in his latter years alongside the iconic powder blue Alfa Bianchi Campagnolo Team Car

News Shorts - 12 August

For both Ruth Strapp & Peter Budd (both BiciSport) the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships loom over the horizion and commence at the end of August.    A Poznan review will be posted next week.

For both Ruth Strapp & Peter Budd (both BiciSport) the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships loom over the horizion and commence at the end of August.

A Poznan review will be posted next week.

Calga 100k Handicap @ 11 August - Eric Dole took 2nd in very cold & windy conditions

Calga 100k Handicap @ 11 August - Eric Dole took 2nd in very cold & windy conditions

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • National Cyclo Cross Championship & Series Round 7 @ King Valley Wangaratta @ 10-11 Aug - Mike Lawson defended his National Masters (M8) Championship on the Saturday at the Sam Miranda Winery in the King Valley. Mike challenged his old nemesis from his MTB days as they passed and re-passed each other at least 15 times during the Championship. Mike kicked away in the last 5 minutes to take the win by 23 seconds Mike backed up on the Sunday (in heavy mud after overnight rain) to take out Round 7 of the National Series.

  • Calga 100k Handicap @ 11 August - Eric Dole competed in cold & windy conditions in a very tough day in the cycling office at Calga. Numbers were down due to the adverse conditions but A grade was 16 riders strong with several NRS riders on the start list. B grade caught C grade at the 65k mark, with A grade joining the front group at the 75k mark. A grade charged through the field and the peloton exploded as it was carnage with riders dropped everywhere with the majority pulling out at the 82k mark. Eric won the KOM (King of the Mountain prize on lap 2). Vive Le Republic ! !

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 16 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 17-18 August - Cootamundra Weekend (CycNSW) - BiciSport starters Conor Tarlington & Peter Budd

  • 18 August - Cyclosportive Noosa Classic, West Head Road Race (Manly CC), Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in session

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

Goulburn Liverpool Classic 1988 - A 180k handicap with 250 starters departing Goulburn from 7.30am then onwards down the Old Hume Highway (there was no freeway in those days) then direction Marulan, Bundanoon, Exeter, Moss Vale, Picton, Camden, Campbelltown and finally finishing in the Liverpool main street.  L to R … Craig Beddome (South Australia), Peter Frisken, Peter Rowe, Peter Krause & Mike O’Reilly

Goulburn Liverpool Classic 1988 - A 180k handicap with 250 starters departing Goulburn from 7.30am then onwards down the Old Hume Highway (there was no freeway in those days) then direction Marulan, Bundanoon, Exeter, Moss Vale, Picton, Camden, Campbelltown and finally finishing in the Liverpool main street. L to R … Craig Beddome (South Australia), Peter Frisken, Peter Rowe, Peter Krause & Mike O’Reilly

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 12, 14, 16 August

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 13 & 15 August

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 14 August

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 15 August

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 17 August

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

Retro 1967 with a youthful Gianni Motta (Molteni) and Eddy Merckx (Peugeot BP). Motta rode with Campagnolo high flange hubs and Merckx on the “new” low flange hubs. In the picture both riders are using Universal brakes, but Merckx deferred for the team issue Mafac brake calipers .

Retro 1967 with a youthful Gianni Motta (Molteni) and Eddy Merckx (Peugeot BP). Motta rode with Campagnolo high flange hubs and Merckx on the “new” low flange hubs. In the picture both riders are using Universal brakes, but Merckx deferred for the team issue Mafac brake calipers.

News Shorts - 5 August

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - L to R … Tom Green, Rhett Hall & Conor Tarlington finished 2nd in the Elite Mens Challenge. Conditions were ideal for the early morning start.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - L to R … Tom Green, Rhett Hall & Conor Tarlington finished 2nd in the Elite Mens Challenge. Conditions were ideal for the early morning start.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Kirsty Flanagan, Melissa Budd, Cat Haines & Ruth Strapp. Melissa had a mechanical at the 5k mark and the team rode well with 3 riders.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Kirsty Flanagan, Melissa Budd, Cat Haines & Ruth Strapp. Melissa had a mechanical at the 5k mark and the team rode well with 3 riders.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August …. Peter Davis, Tony Jones, Bundy McLean & Tony Delgigante. Peter Davis got lost and was last seen riding towards Tamworth ….

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August …. Peter Davis, Tony Jones, Bundy McLean & Tony Delgigante. Peter Davis got lost and was last seen riding towards Tamworth ….

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Dan Merange, Jay Gaffey, Emma Wright & Ben Gaffey. The Project M’s also suffered from getting lost (direction Tamworth). Rumours that they were simply wine tasting are without foundation.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Dan Merange, Jay Gaffey, Emma Wright & Ben Gaffey. The Project M’s also suffered from getting lost (direction Tamworth). Rumours that they were simply wine tasting are without foundation.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Team Griffith led by Tony Delgigante, Roger Thompson-Seagrave, Frank Signor, Tony Sampson, Tony Jones & Steve (Bundy) McLean

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Team Griffith led by Tony Delgigante, Roger Thompson-Seagrave, Frank Signor, Tony Sampson, Tony Jones & Steve (Bundy) McLean

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Singleton Team Time Trial @ 3 August

    • BiciSport took two Silver medals in the Singleton Challenge (Elite Men & Mixed), notwithstanding a bizarre 74k effort by Project M, and two Championship Bronze medals (Masters 150+ and Masters 180+.

    • BiciSport finished 5th in the overall Club Teams Pointscore.

    • Race Report

      • A new venue in Singleton offered improvements over Nowra with improved accommodation, better coffee offerings, good restaurants/pubs, easier Freeway access (at least from the Insular Peninsula) and a much better Sunday ride option up the lovely Mirannie Valley. Downsides reminded one of going to a race in the 1960’s - more motor traffic than expected, totally inadequate race signage and close to non existent car parking/facilities (blessings to Shearers Farm). Bring on the 1970’s ….

      • Results

        • Mixed Challenge - Project M defied conventional wisdom to ride 74k in a 30k event then somehow were awarded a Silver medal !!. WTF !!. Am not sure if the extra 44k was a swim-run combo or a diversion to a local winery. A Royal Commission is needed to sort this out, or maybe just some elementary signage and the odd flag marshall ( … some woeful race organisation … just sayin’ ...)

        • Mens Challenge - 3 teams and Oakwood took the Silver @ 4min53secs

        • Masters Women - 10 teams and the Anytime Femmes finished 5th @ 5min29 secs. Melissa Budd having a mechanical

        • Masters 180+ - 7 teams and BiciSport Factor G picked up a Bronze @ 3min 16secs. Peter Verhoeven rode his heart out and Ian Grainger did a blinder

        • Masters 150+ - 17 teams and highly competitive. Happy Wheels led by Computa Campbell took the Bronze just two seconds off Silver. Pilu Racing was 5th @ 3min07secs, BiciSport Frenchies 12th @ 10min16secs, the Anytimes 15th @ 13min03secs & the Riverinas 16th @ 13min21secs

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

  • UCI World Grand Fondo Championships (Poznan, Poland) - 29 Aug-1 Sept

    • BiciSport starters Peter Budd & Ruth Strapp

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

    • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in September

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

    • Start Finish is at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return to Freshwater. Full details shortly.

  • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

    • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Gio Pilu, Jordan Reizes, Matt Coy & Richard Bjorkmann

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Gio Pilu, Jordan Reizes, Matt Coy & Richard Bjorkmann

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Suzy Ladanyi (Happy Wheels Team Manager), Graham Cockerton, Randolph Baral, Stewart Campbell & Dom Zumbo with the Anytime Fitness car

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Suzy Ladanyi (Happy Wheels Team Manager), Graham Cockerton, Randolph Baral, Stewart Campbell & Dom Zumbo with the Anytime Fitness car

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Len Groen, Davide van der Browne, Eric Dole (French Housewives Favourite) & Steve Holland. Davide was unlucky to puncture in the first 5k that ended his day.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Len Groen, Davide van der Browne, Eric Dole (French Housewives Favourite) & Steve Holland. Davide was unlucky to puncture in the first 5k that ended his day.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Raoul Westbrook, John Robb, Karl Hoad & Sean Mura

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Raoul Westbrook, John Robb, Karl Hoad & Sean Mura

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Darren Crouchley (BiciSport mechanic) and Bundy McLean at the BiciSport Service Corse at Shearers Farm

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Darren Crouchley (BiciSport mechanic) and Bundy McLean at the BiciSport Service Corse at Shearers Farm

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Suzy Ladanyi (Project M Team Manager), Dan Merange, Ben Gaffey, Emma Wright & Jay Gaffey. The Project M team took the Silver medal in the Challenge Mixed Category after competing 74k in a 30k event. The strangest result to a most bizarre day but a great laugh.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Suzy Ladanyi (Project M Team Manager), Dan Merange, Ben Gaffey, Emma Wright & Jay Gaffey. The Project M team took the Silver medal in the Challenge Mixed Category after competing 74k in a 30k event. The strangest result to a most bizarre day but a great laugh.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - BiciSport Happy Wheels 150+ category led by Randolph Baral, then Stewart Campbell, Dom Zumbo & Graham Cockerton

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - BiciSport Happy Wheels 150+ category led by Randolph Baral, then Stewart Campbell, Dom Zumbo & Graham Cockerton

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - BiciSport Masters took the Bronze medal in the 180+ category with Peter Verhoeven, Ian Grainger, Peter Budd & Mike Lawson.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - BiciSport Masters took the Bronze medal in the 180+ category with Peter Verhoeven, Ian Grainger, Peter Budd & Mike Lawson.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Bronze medal for the Happy Wheelers in the Masters 150+ with Stewart Campbell, Randolph Baral, Graham Cockerton & Dom Zumbo …. oh so close to a Silver medal by just two seconds !

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Bronze medal for the Happy Wheelers in the Masters 150+ with Stewart Campbell, Randolph Baral, Graham Cockerton & Dom Zumbo …. oh so close to a Silver medal by just two seconds !

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 9 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 9-11 August - Tour of the Tweed (NSW-Qld border)

  • 10-11 August - Noosa Strade Bianche (Cyclosportive) - several Griffith BiciSport going to this retro & dirt Classic

  • 11 August - Calga 100k Handicap (Central Coast)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in session

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 5, 7, 9 August

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 6 & 8 August

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 7 August

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 8 August

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 10 August

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - BiciSport Sunday club ride up the Mirannie Valley to the St Johns Baptist Church. Marty Wright in middle picture (facing the other way) was somewhat in the hurt box after a big day on team management duties.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - BiciSport Sunday club ride up the Mirannie Valley to the St Johns Baptist Church. Marty Wright in middle picture (facing the other way) was somewhat in the hurt box after a big day on team management duties.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 4 August - A nicely sized peloton for the Sunday club ride to the Mirannie Valley

NSW Team Time Trial @ 4 August - A nicely sized peloton for the Sunday club ride to the Mirannie Valley

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Alex Simmons & Cheryl Shearer at Shearers Farm on Glendon Rd. A great location to stage the BiciSport Service Corse for the Singleton TTT.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - Alex Simmons & Cheryl Shearer at Shearers Farm on Glendon Rd. A great location to stage the BiciSport Service Corse for the Singleton TTT.

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August -  the one the only  Stewart Campbell (with RVV socks of Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) fame

NSW Team Time Trial @ 3 August - the one the only Stewart Campbell (with RVV socks of Ronde Van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) fame

News Shorts - 29 July

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 28 July - L to R … Karl Hoad, John Robb, Raoul Westbrook & Sean Mura

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 28 July - L to R … Karl Hoad, John Robb, Raoul Westbrook & Sean Mura

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 28 July - L to R … Randolph Baral, Dom Zumbo & Graham Cockerton

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 28 July - L to R … Randolph Baral, Dom Zumbo & Graham Cockerton

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 28 July - L to R …. Eric Dole, Davide van der Browne, Steve Holland & Peter Verhoeven

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 28 July - L to R …. Eric Dole, Davide van der Browne, Steve Holland & Peter Verhoeven

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • RAW Track @ DGV - Davide van der Browne has climbed the leaderboard in Division 2 after missing Round 3 with the flu. Davide moved from 8th to equal 3rd after round 5 (with 7 rounds to go).

BICISPORT TEAM TIME TRIAL - START TIMES & TEAMS NOW CONFIRMED

  • Start Times

    • 8.02am - PROJECT M

    • 8.18am - CARDIO AMIGOS

    • 8.24am - OAKWOOD LIFESTYLE ADVISERS

    • 9.48am - ANYTIME FEMMES

    • 10.06am - FACTOR G

    • 11.14am - RIVERINAS

    • 11.18am - ANYTIMES

    • 11.28am - FRENCHIES

    • 11.32am - HAPPY WHEELS

    • 11.40am - PILU RACING

  • The BiciSport teams to Singleton on 2 August have now been confirmed and detailed in the Special Events page of this website

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

  • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

    • with 10 BiciSport teams on the Singleton TTT start line, including the Project M Team from Kiama

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

    • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in September

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

    • Start Finish is at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return to Freshwater. Full details shortly.

  • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

    • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

BiciSport in Belgium @ 27 July - Eddy Ver Hulst sighted in Diksmuide Belgium in 35+ degree heat. Diksmuide was the venue of major confrontations in World War One and the picture was taken in front of one of the many WW1 monuments.

BiciSport in Belgium @ 27 July - Eddy Ver Hulst sighted in Diksmuide Belgium in 35+ degree heat. Diksmuide was the venue of major confrontations in World War One and the picture was taken in front of one of the many WW1 monuments.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 2 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 3 August - NSW Team Time Trial Championships (Singleton, NSW)

  • 4 August - Singleton Criteriums (CycNSW), Tour of the Tropics (Nth Qld), Calga Time Trials (ATTA)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in session

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 29, 31 July, 2 August

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 30 July & 1 August

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 31 July

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 1 August

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 3 August

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

  • 4 August

    • BiciSport Singleton Team Ride @ depart 8.30am

Master BiciSport Cappuccinos @ Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills @ 27 July - L to R Peter Krause, Paul Worby, Karl Hoad, Nigel (Neo) Smith), Ian Grainger, Eric Dole, Neil Farky, Martin Wright & Ken Edwards

Master BiciSport Cappuccinos @ Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills @ 27 July - L to R Peter Krause, Paul Worby, Karl Hoad, Nigel (Neo) Smith), Ian Grainger, Eric Dole, Neil Farky, Martin Wright & Ken Edwards

Where were you in 1987 ?

Where were you in 1987 ?

News Shorts - 22 July

CycNSW Ken Dinnerville Handicap @ Gunning @ 21 July - Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took a great win

CycNSW Ken Dinnerville Handicap @ Gunning @ 21 July - Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took a great win

CycNSW Ken Dinnerville @ Gunning @ 21 July - Peter Budd with the Dinnerville winners cheque

CycNSW Ken Dinnerville @ Gunning @ 21 July - Peter Budd with the Dinnerville winners cheque

Calga Road Race @ 21 July - Ruth Strapp & Eric Dole before the C grade start

Calga Road Race @ 21 July - Ruth Strapp & Eric Dole before the C grade start

Calga Road Race @ 21 July - C grade prepares for the start in chilly conditions

Calga Road Race @ 21 July - C grade prepares for the start in chilly conditions

BiciSport Team Time Trial Training @ Terrey Hills @ 21 July - L to R … Davide Van Der Browne, Peter Verhoeven, Stewart Campbell, Randolph Baral, Dom Zumbo, Graham Cockerton, Suzy Ladanyi (HW Team Manager)

BiciSport Team Time Trial Training @ Terrey Hills @ 21 July - L to R … Davide Van Der Browne, Peter Verhoeven, Stewart Campbell, Randolph Baral, Dom Zumbo, Graham Cockerton, Suzy Ladanyi (HW Team Manager)

BiciSport Team Time Trial Training @ Terrey Hills @ 21 July - L to R …Dom Zumbo, Randolph Baral, Stewart Campbell & Graham Cockerton on Booralie Rd Terrey Hills towards Duffys Forest

BiciSport Team Time Trial Training @ Terrey Hills @ 21 July - L to R …Dom Zumbo, Randolph Baral, Stewart Campbell & Graham Cockerton on Booralie Rd Terrey Hills towards Duffys Forest

BiciSport Team Time Trial Training @ Terrey Hills @ 21 July - Len Groen, Davide van der Browne & Peter Verhoeven

BiciSport Team Time Trial Training @ Terrey Hills @ 21 July - Len Groen, Davide van der Browne & Peter Verhoeven

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Ken Dinnerville Handicap @ Gunning @ 21 July - A great win by Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) from a bunch sprint of some 30 riders. Peter has a renowned uphill sprint and so it proved. Well done Peter (and Melissa for that matter).

  • Calga Road Race @ 21 July - Both Ruth Strapp & Eric Dole featured. A beautiful morning, fresh, with a light breeze out of Peats Ridge. An excellent turnout by several clubs with both Eric & Ruth in C grade with a bunch of 30+ riders. Eric took second in the KOM (shades of Thib Pinot winning on the Tourmalet ?). On the third lap 2 riders got away in a breakaway and the winner stayed away until the finish. Eric escaped on Blood Hill with 2 other riders chasing down the breakaway. The French Housewives Favourite (being Eric) finished 4th overall and continued with his prominent media profile. Ruth finished in the peloton and is currently the leader of the Womens Series.

  • RAW Track @ DGV - Davide van der Browne continues to impress (chasing a start in the Ghent 6)

BICISPORT TEAM TIME TRIAL TEAMS - NOW CONFIRMED

  • The next BiciSport TTT training session is 28 July from Hills Nursery Terrey Hills car park.

  • Meet at 7.30am & depart at 8.00am for Booralie Rd (x 3 laps). Coffee is at Hills Nursery at 9.15am.

  • The BiciSport teams to Singleton on 2 August have now been (largely) confirmed and detailed in the Special Events page of this website

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

  • Tour de France Dinner - Saturday 27 July

    • Sandstone Cafe (Miramare Gardens) Myoora Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.00pm arrive, dinner @ 7.30pm

    • ALL WELCOME … RSVP to Mike O’Reilly on sms 0417 403 244

  • Singleton TTT Training Sunday 28 July

    • See Special Events page

  • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

    • with 11 BiciSport teams on the Singleton TTT start line, including the Project M Team from Kiama

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

    • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in 2019

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

    • Start Finish at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return

  • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

    • with Stew Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

BICISPORT DERNY PROJECT NOW COMPLETE

After something like 24 months the end is nigh with the BiciSport derny restoration project. Originally there were 8 very much unloved and battered dernys residing in a rusting heap at DGV Velodrome. The threat to simply bin then at the nearest tip was very real. Cleaned up, repainted in mandatory Derny-Ferrari red, Olympic decals attached and now finally rebirthed. It took a while but a job well done and thanks to John Crouchley (BiciSport) for making it all happen.

The journey was not simple as the Belgian designed dernys had 2 stroke engines, and the traditional oil-fuel mix in 2 stroke engines was the cause of much grief (after 20 years of neglect the engines simply wouldn’t fire up). The team looked at rebuilding the 2 stroke engines using a new synthetic 2 stroke fuel (way too costly), maybe installing electric engines (very politically correct but just plain silly) and finally it was agreed to install a new 4 stroke engine (easy to operate and running on standard 98 premium fuel). The “new” BiciSport derny (pictured below) is easy to ride and has a top speed of 70kph. Much fun to be had ….

BiciSport Derny @ 22 July - designed & built by Belgian derny manufacturer Arie Simon (the Simon decal is behind the engine) and the 4 stroke engine gives an excellent top speed of 70kph.

BiciSport Derny @ 22 July - designed & built by Belgian derny manufacturer Arie Simon (the Simon decal is behind the engine) and the 4 stroke engine gives an excellent top speed of 70kph.

Dernys in action at the Velodrome - Each rider is allocated a derny & the “bigger/fatter” the derny driver the better to assist with slipstreaming (thin drivers need not apply). Clothing rules also apply for derny drivers (drivers are not permitted to intentionally layer up). Hence, “natural layering” the preferred option.

Dernys in action at the Velodrome - Each rider is allocated a derny & the “bigger/fatter” the derny driver the better to assist with slipstreaming (thin drivers need not apply). Clothing rules also apply for derny drivers (drivers are not permitted to intentionally layer up). Hence, “natural layering” the preferred option.

BiciSport derny @ 22 July - Ken Edwards gives the BiciSport derny a track test around an Allambie Heights car park. Braking is similar to a bicycle with agile handling characteristics. The petrol tank is under the handelbars and the engine uses standard 98 premium petrol. The derny prefers flatter roads but can climb moderate hills if required.

BiciSport derny @ 22 July - Ken Edwards gives the BiciSport derny a track test around an Allambie Heights car park. Braking is similar to a bicycle with agile handling characteristics. The petrol tank is under the handelbars and the engine uses standard 98 premium petrol. The derny prefers flatter roads but can climb moderate hills if required.

Bordeaux Paris 1968 - Belgian Herman Van Springal races behind his designated team derny for the 600k race. The first 300k of the Bordeaux Paris race was ridden as a steady group ride, then riders stopped briefly. The last 300k was then raced “full gas” behind the derny - each rider had their own derny. The derny machines were notoriously unreliable (no surprises there !) and the spare team derny on the right of this picture was there just in case something went wrong. Note - the “bigger” the derny driver the better !

Bordeaux Paris 1968 - Belgian Herman Van Springal races behind his designated team derny for the 600k race. The first 300k of the Bordeaux Paris race was ridden as a steady group ride, then riders stopped briefly. The last 300k was then raced “full gas” behind the derny - each rider had their own derny. The derny machines were notoriously unreliable (no surprises there !) and the spare team derny on the right of this picture was there just in case something went wrong. Note - the “bigger” the derny driver the better !

BiciSport is on Strava at www.strava.com/clubs/bicisport-sydney

BiciSport is on Strava at www.strava.com/clubs/bicisport-sydney

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 26 July - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 28 July - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 7.30am arrive, depart 8.00am

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in session

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 22, 24, 26 July

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 23 & 25 July

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 24 July

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 25 July

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 27 July

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

  • 28 July

    • BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 7.30am arrive, depart 8.00am

BiciSport Tour de France Dinner @ Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills @ 7.00pm on Saturday 27 July. All welcome @ please RSVP via sms to 0417 403 244

BiciSport Tour de France Dinner @ Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills @ 7.00pm on Saturday 27 July. All welcome @ please RSVP via sms to 0417 403 244

News Shorts - 15 July

Cervelo Masters Round 3 @ Eastern Creek @ 14 July - Ruth Strapp (BiciSport Happy Wheels), Ian Grainger (BiciSport Anytime) & Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing)

Cervelo Masters Round 3 @ Eastern Creek @ 14 July - Ruth Strapp (BiciSport Happy Wheels), Ian Grainger (BiciSport Anytime) & Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing)

Cervelo Masters Round 3 @ Eastern Creek @ 14 July - Davide van der Browne took 3rd place in the overall Cervelo Series (Division 4)

Cervelo Masters Round 3 @ Eastern Creek @ 14 July - Davide van der Browne took 3rd place in the overall Cervelo Series (Division 4)

Cervelo Masters @ Eastern Creek @ 14 July - IL Presidente Ian Grainger took 3rd place in the overall Cervelo Series (Division 5)

Cervelo Masters @ Eastern Creek @ 14 July - IL Presidente Ian Grainger took 3rd place in the overall Cervelo Series (Division 5)

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Cervelo Masters @ Eastern Creek @ 14 July - Welcome to 1 degree temperatures at ECR this fine morning. Matt Coy (Pilu Racing) was a peloton finish in Division 1-2, Ruth Strapp & Davide van der Browne both peloton finishers in Division 3-4. Ian Grainger was 4th in Division 5.

  • Recovery Ward - Best wishes to Stephen Brown (ex Narrabeen Cycles) who suffered a broken collarbone along Booralie Rd Duffys Forest after a collision with a kangaroo.

BiciSport TTT Championships at Singleton on 3 August -  Thank You Very Much  … Ben Gaffey (Project M Team) has solicited special assistance over the 30k TTT distance

BiciSport TTT Championships at Singleton on 3 August - Thank You Very Much … Ben Gaffey (Project M Team) has solicited special assistance over the 30k TTT distance

BICISPORT TEAM TIME TRIAL TEAMS - NOW CONFIRMED

  • The next BiciSport TTT training session is 28 July from Hills Nursery Terrey Hills car park. Meet at 7.30am & depart at 8.00am for Booralie Rd (x 3 laps). Coffee is at Hills Nursery at 9.15am.

  • The BiciSport teams to Singleton on 2 August have now been (largely) confirmed and detailed in the Special Events page of this website

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

  • New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

    • Tour de France Dinner - Saturday 27 July

      • Sandstone Cafe (Miramare Gardens) Myoora Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.00pm arrive, dinner @ 7.30pm

      • ALL WELCOME … RSVP to Mike O’Reilly on sms 0417 403 244

    • Singleton TTT Training Sunday 28 July

      • See Special Events page

    • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

      • with 11 BiciSport teams on the Singleton TTT start line, including the Project M Team from Kiama

    • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

      • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in 2019

    • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

      • Start Finish at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return

    • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

      • with Stew Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

BiciSport Tour de France Dinner @ 27 July @ Sandstone Cafe - Seinfield may have the infamous Soup Nazi character but we have our own Tour de France dinner host in Little Vinnie.

BiciSport Tour de France Dinner @ 27 July @ Sandstone Cafe - Seinfield may have the infamous Soup Nazi character but we have our own Tour de France dinner host in Little Vinnie.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 19 July - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 19-21 July - Cyclosportive Velothon Sunshine Coast (Qld)

  • 21 July - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Calga Road Race (Central Coast CC), Ken Dinnerville Handicap (Gunning NSW), Beaumont Rd Criteriums (Northern Sydney CC)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now LIGHTER with the NSW School Holidays

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 15, 17, 19 July

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 16 & 18 July

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 17 July

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 18 July

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 20 July

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - Graham Cockerton in action

Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - Graham Cockerton in action

Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - Eric Dole (left), Dom Zumbo & Peter Budd (right)

Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - Eric Dole (left), Dom Zumbo & Peter Budd (right)

No reason to post this other than it being a great picture of Cadel Evans in  Le Tour

No reason to post this other than it being a great picture of Cadel Evans in Le Tour

News Shorts - 8 July

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - Many thanks to Karl Hoad and Anytime Fitness for providing the new AF gazebo at Penrith Lakes with Davide  van der  Browne in session for the Ghent 6 Day in November on the rollers

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - Many thanks to Karl Hoad and Anytime Fitness for providing the new AF gazebo at Penrith Lakes with Davide van der Browne in session for the Ghent 6 Day in November on the rollers

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M2 category and Jeremy Hopson (BiciSport Pilu Racing) leads the M2 peloton

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M2 category and Jeremy Hopson (BiciSport Pilu Racing) leads the M2 peloton

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M4 category and Davide  van der  Browne probably had a day he’d prefer to forget. A heavy night at RAW Track the night before weighed on poor Davide on the Saturday morning. Davide subsequently gave his front wheel to BiciSport team mate Graham Cockerton who had punctured and  Cockertone  repaid the kind gesture and rejoined the peloton to contest the sprint finish. A thoroughly nice unselfish act by Davide. Davide rides traditional 42 width  Cinelli Criterium  handelbars (very rounded and in the Roger De Vlaeminck style from the 1970’s) … yes, 42 is  THE  answer

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M4 category and Davide van der Browne probably had a day he’d prefer to forget. A heavy night at RAW Track the night before weighed on poor Davide on the Saturday morning. Davide subsequently gave his front wheel to BiciSport team mate Graham Cockerton who had punctured and Cockertone repaid the kind gesture and rejoined the peloton to contest the sprint finish. A thoroughly nice unselfish act by Davide. Davide rides traditional 42 width Cinelli Criterium handelbars (very rounded and in the Roger De Vlaeminck style from the 1970’s) … yes, 42 is THE answer

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M6 category start with Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing). Matt took the Bronze medal in the M6 category sprint finish.

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M6 category start with Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing). Matt took the Bronze medal in the M6 category sprint finish.

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M6 category start with (L to R) Eric Dole, Graham Cockerton & Dom Zumbo

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M6 category start with (L to R) Eric Dole, Graham Cockerton & Dom Zumbo

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M6 category mid race action with Dom Zumbo forcing the pace (in blue overshoes) from Eric Dole (in white helmet), Matt Coy (centre, white helmet) and Peter Budd (yellow fluoro shoes). Conditions were damp & tricky.

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M6 category mid race action with Dom Zumbo forcing the pace (in blue overshoes) from Eric Dole (in white helmet), Matt Coy (centre, white helmet) and Peter Budd (yellow fluoro shoes). Conditions were damp & tricky.

Metropoltian Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M6 peloton leading into the finishing straight with Matt Coy (Pilu Racing) and Peter Budd (Happy Wheels) in third wheel

Metropoltian Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M6 peloton leading into the finishing straight with Matt Coy (Pilu Racing) and Peter Budd (Happy Wheels) in third wheel

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - With French tv motorbikes soon to arrive the  French Housewives Favourite  (that will be Eric Dole) leads the M6 peloton from Dom Zumbo (third wheel)

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - With French tv motorbikes soon to arrive the French Housewives Favourite (that will be Eric Dole) leads the M6 peloton from Dom Zumbo (third wheel)

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - Dom Zumbo in the M6 peloton into the finishing straight.

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - Dom Zumbo in the M6 peloton into the finishing straight.

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - At the M6 finish line and Matt Coy may have already taken the M6 Bronze Medal but close on his heels was the BiciSport sprint train of Graham Cockerton, Peter Budd & Eric Dole

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - At the M6 finish line and Matt Coy may have already taken the M6 Bronze Medal but close on his heels was the BiciSport sprint train of Graham Cockerton, Peter Budd & Eric Dole

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M6 Bronze medallist Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing) with BiciSport  IL Presidente  Ian Grainger

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M6 Bronze medallist Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing) with BiciSport IL Presidente Ian Grainger

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - W4 category and Ruth Strapp (BiciSport Happy Wheels) chasing the racing miles in preparation for the UCI World Masters Road Championships in Poland in September 2019.

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - W4 category and Ruth Strapp (BiciSport Happy Wheels) chasing the racing miles in preparation for the UCI World Masters Road Championships in Poland in September 2019.

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M8 podium and Ian Grainger takes the Bronze medal …. BiciSport’s own Il Presdente, Communications Director, Mr Motivation & General Mr Nice Guy

Metropolitan Championships @ Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - M8 podium and Ian Grainger takes the Bronze medal …. BiciSport’s own Il Presdente, Communications Director, Mr Motivation & General Mr Nice Guy

Get your own Tour de France Feed Zone at the BiciSport Le Tour dinner on Saturday 27 July @ Sandstone Cafe @ Miramare Gardens from 6.30pm. All Welcome. Details in Special Events section of this website

Get your own Tour de France Feed Zone at the BiciSport Le Tour dinner on Saturday 27 July @ Sandstone Cafe @ Miramare Gardens from 6.30pm. All Welcome. Details in Special Events section of this website

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS - NEW EVENTS ADDED, OTHERS UPDATED

  • New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

    • Tour de France Dinner - Saturday July 27

      • Sandstone Cafe (Miramare Gardens) Myoora Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.00pm

      • ALL WELCOME

    • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

      • with 11 BiciSport teams on the Singleton TTT start line, including the Project M Team

    • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

      • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in 2019

    • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

      • with Stew Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 12 July - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 14 July - Cervelo Masters Round # 3 (CycNSW), Heffron Park (Waratah Masters)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now LIGHTER with the NSW School Holidays

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 8, 10, 12 July

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 9 & 11 July

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 10 July

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 11 July

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 13 July

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

BiciSport @ DGV RAW Track @ 28 June - Davide  van der  Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

BiciSport @ DGV RAW Track @ 28 June - Davide van der Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

BiciSport @ RAW Track @ DGV @ 28 June - Damien Bottero (BiciSport Anytime Fitness) awaits the start

BiciSport @ RAW Track @ DGV @ 28 June - Damien Bottero (BiciSport Anytime Fitness) awaits the start

BiciSport @ Hills Nursery Terrey Hills @ 28 June - Peter Davis, Noel La Rose (81 years young), Georgie Whitehouse & Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

BiciSport @ Hills Nursery Terrey Hills @ 28 June - Peter Davis, Noel La Rose (81 years young), Georgie Whitehouse & Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

News Shorts - 1 July

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 30 June - Jordan Reizes leads the Pilu Racing Team

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 30 June - Jordan Reizes leads the Pilu Racing Team

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 30 June - Sean Mura leads Eric Dole & Tom Green

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 30 June - Sean Mura leads Eric Dole & Tom Green

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • State Cross Series @ Central Coast @ 30 June - Mike Lawson report too come

  • Rememberance Cup @ Western Sydney Dragway @ 29 June - Division 6 - Ian Grainger finished 6th in a bunch gallop

The new Anytime Fitness gazebo will feature at the Metropolitian Championships at Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre on Saturday 6 July from 7.30am. Look forward to seeing you there. Full details in the Special Events page of this website.

The new Anytime Fitness gazebo will feature at the Metropolitian Championships at Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre on Saturday 6 July from 7.30am. Look forward to seeing you there. Full details in the Special Events page of this website.

BiciSport  Tour de France  dinner is on Saturday 27 July at the Sandstone Cafe (Miramare Gardens) at Terrey Hills @ 6.30pm. All welcome. Details on Special Events page on this website.

BiciSport Tour de France dinner is on Saturday 27 July at the Sandstone Cafe (Miramare Gardens) at Terrey Hills @ 6.30pm. All welcome. Details on Special Events page on this website.

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS - NEW EVENTS ADDED, OTHERS UPDATED

  • New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

    • Sydney Metropolitan Championships (Penrith Lakes) - July 6

      • BiciSport starters include

        • M4 @ 8.10am - Davide van der Browne

        • M6 @ 8.12am - Matt Coy, Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo, Peter Budd & Eric Dole

        • M2 @ 9.25am - Jeremy Hopson

        • W4 @ 10.30am - Ruth Strapp

        • M9 @ 10.34am - Ian Grainger

    • Tour de France Dinner - Saturday July 27

      • Sandstone Cafe (Miramare Gardens) Myoora Rd Terrey Hills @ 6.30pm

    • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

      • 10 BiciSport teams on the Singleton TTT start line, including the Project M Team

    • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

      • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in 2019

    • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

  • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

BICISPORT ASSISTING PROJECT M WOMENS TEAM AT SINGLETON TTT

  • Project M Womens Team is from Nathan Miller’s club on the South Coast near Kiama. Team leader Jay Gaffey had heard about Nowra TTT in 2018 and decided to give it a go. The Singleton TTT is an opportunity for the Project M women’s team to develop their cycling skill set and overall strength and seeing how the NSW TTT Championships operate.

  • BiciSport will be assisting the Project M Womens Team throughout the Singleton TTT weekend.

  • Full BiciSport team details (accommodation, dinner & club ride details) are now posted on the Special Events page of this website.

BiciSport will be assisting the Project M Womens Team from Kiama at Singleton TTT in early August

BiciSport will be assisting the Project M Womens Team from Kiama at Singleton TTT in early August

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 5 July - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 6 July - Metropolitan Road Championships @ Penrith Lakes from 8.00am

    • BiciSport starters - Matt Coy, Graham Cockerton, Dom Zumbo, Peter Budd, Melissa Budd, Eric Dole, Ian Grainger, Peter Verhoeven, Jeremy Hopson, Ruth Strapp, Davide van der Browne

  • 7 July - West Head Road Race (Manly CC), Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Calga ITT (ATTA)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now LIGHTER with the NSW School Holidays

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 1, 3, 5 July

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 2 July - M7 Cyclepath over 70k @ Bella Vista start @ 7.30am

  • 2 & 4 July

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 3 July

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 4 July

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 5 July

    • Taren Point to Kurnell & return @ 9.30am @ towards South Cronulla

  • 6 July

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

Steve Dixon (BiciSport Master) has spent the last 4 weeks working through “technical issues” with the Tour de France team car. Steve is the undoubted doyen of sorting out technical issues with classic Peugeot’s.    Like any classic motor car from the Seventies it takes a  long view  on getting issues assessed and then resolved. The 504 Peugeot is now well sorted and will make an appearance at the Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre on 6 June together with the Anytime Fitness gazebo

Steve Dixon (BiciSport Master) has spent the last 4 weeks working through “technical issues” with the Tour de France team car. Steve is the undoubted doyen of sorting out technical issues with classic Peugeot’s.

Like any classic motor car from the Seventies it takes a long view on getting issues assessed and then resolved. The 504 Peugeot is now well sorted and will make an appearance at the Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre on 6 June together with the Anytime Fitness gazebo

World Professional Road Race Champion 1965-66 - Tom Simpson (Peugeot BP Team). Note the bidon on the handelbars and the French Mafac Centre Pull brakes

World Professional Road Race Champion 1965-66 - Tom Simpson (Peugeot BP Team). Note the bidon on the handelbars and the French Mafac Centre Pull brakes

Sandstone Cafe @ 29 June @ Terrey Hills - Marty Wright & Eric Dole

Sandstone Cafe @ 29 June @ Terrey Hills - Marty Wright & Eric Dole

News Shorts - 24 June

National Cyclo Cross Series Rounds 3 & 4 @ Ballarat @ 22-23 June - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Anytime Fitness) takes 2 wins in 2 days. Well done Mike.

National Cyclo Cross Series Rounds 3 & 4 @ Ballarat @ 22-23 June - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Anytime Fitness) takes 2 wins in 2 days. Well done Mike.

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Calga @ 23 June - L to R … Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing), Eric Dole (BiciSport Anytime Fitness), Davide Browne & Ruth Strapp (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Calga @ 23 June - L to R … Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing), Eric Dole (BiciSport Anytime Fitness), Davide Browne & Ruth Strapp (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Calga @ 23 June - Despite Eric Dole being the French Housewives Favourite (no pressure !) it was up to fellow team mate & ace bunch sprinter Davide  van der  Browne who took the Division 4 victory (Mario Cipolini eat your heart out !). Eric took the KOM on Blood Hill & Davide did the rest. Davide was heard muttering something about the Ghent 6 in November and how good he was sprinting ….

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Calga @ 23 June - Despite Eric Dole being the French Housewives Favourite (no pressure !) it was up to fellow team mate & ace bunch sprinter Davide van der Browne who took the Division 4 victory (Mario Cipolini eat your heart out !). Eric took the KOM on Blood Hill & Davide did the rest. Davide was heard muttering something about the Ghent 6 in November and how good he was sprinting ….

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ HEZ @ 16 June - Jordan Reizes (BiciSport Pilu Racing) far right in the Division 2 breakaway. Matt Coy is obscured just in front of Jordan.

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ HEZ @ 16 June - Jordan Reizes (BiciSport Pilu Racing) far right in the Division 2 breakaway. Matt Coy is obscured just in front of Jordan.

Caravello in Sicily @ 23 June - Jock Young (BiciSport) far right in Sicily clocking up over 100k per day

Caravello in Sicily @ 23 June - Jock Young (BiciSport) far right in Sicily clocking up over 100k per day

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • National Cyclo Cross Series @ Ballarat @ 22-23 June - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) took the wins at both Round 3 & 4 of the National Cyclocross Series

  • Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Calga @ 23 June - Freezing conditions greeted Cervelo Round 2 in leafy Calga. Division 2 - Matt Coy finished 8th, Division 3 - Ruth Strapp crashed (was unhurt) and a DNF, Division 4 - Davide Browne took the victory and Eric Dole 7th & KOM award. Division 5 - Ian Grainger finished 6th & KOM award

  • Caravello Group in Italy - Jock Young (BiciSport) is currently in Sicily with team Caravello clocking up 100k per day

  • Happy Wheels Sponsored Group - Declan Jones has transferred out of the Happy Wheels sponsored group

CYCNSW CALENDAR CHANGES - DINNERVILLE NOW TO GUNNING ON 21 JULY

  • The Ken Dinnerville 100k handicap is usually run on a circuit near Dapto. However, ongoing roadworks has necessitated a venue change to Gunning (near Goulburn)

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS - NEW EVENTS ADDED, OTHERS UPDATED

  • New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

    • Sydney Metropolitan Championships (Penrith Lakes) - July 6

      • a full compliment of BiciSport riders will compete across all Divisions. Start times are now listed. BiciSport will provide all day support at Penrith Lakes.

    • Tour de France Dinner - Saturday July 27

      • Sandstone Cafe (Miramare Gardens) Myoora Rd Terrey Hills @ 6.30pm

    • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

      • with 10 BiciSport teams on the Singleton TTT start line, including the Project M Womens Team

    • Goulburn Weekend - September 7 & 8

      • with Ian Grainger & Conor Tarlington

    • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

      • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in 2019

    • NSW Masters Road Championships (Coffs Harbour) - September 21 & 22

      • with Ian Grainger

    • CA Masters Road Championships (Adelaide) - October 3-6

      • with Ian Grainger

BiciSport is assisting the Project M Womens TTT team to tackle the Singleton State TTT on 3 August with Jay Gaffey, Emma Wright, Steph Jackson & Clarinda Sheeley

BiciSport is assisting the Project M Womens TTT team to tackle the Singleton State TTT on 3 August with Jay Gaffey, Emma Wright, Steph Jackson & Clarinda Sheeley

BICISPORT ASSISTING PROJECT M WOMENS TEAM AT SINGLETON TTT

  • Project M Womens Team is from Nathan Miller’s club on the South Coast near Kiama. Team leader Jay Gaffey had heard about Nowra TTT in 2018 and decided to give it a go. The Singleton TTT is an opportunity for the Project M women’s team to develop their cycling skill set and overall strength and seeing how the NSW TTT Championships operate.

  • BiciSport will be assisting the Project M Womens Team throughout the Singleton TTT weekend.

NSW TEAM TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - NEXT BICISPORT TRAINING SESSION IS AT TERREY HILLS ON SUNDAY 30 JUNE

  • Next BiciSport TTT training session is set for Sunday 30 June @ Terrey Hills - See the Special Events page of this website

  • Full BiciSport team details (accommodation, dinner & club ride details) are now posted on the Special Events page of this website.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 28 June - RAW Track Season commences @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 29 June - Rememberance Cup @ Eastern Creek Raceway

  • 30 June - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Melburn Roobaix Cyclosportive @ Melbourne

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in full swing

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 24, 26, 28 June

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 25, 27 June

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 26 June

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 27 June

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 28 June

    • Taren Point to Kurnell & return @ 9.30am @ towards South Cronulla

  • 29 June

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

  • 30 June

    • BiciSport TTT training session @ Hills Nursery Terrey Hills carpark @ 7.30am, depart 8.00am for Duffys Forest. Coffee at Hills Nursery from 9.15am (All Welcome)

28 June @ RAW Track starts at the DGV from 7.30pm

28 June @ RAW Track starts at the DGV from 7.30pm

29 June @ Eastern Creek Raceway

29 June @ Eastern Creek Raceway

30 June @ Northcote Velodrome Melbourne

30 June @ Northcote Velodrome Melbourne

News Shorts - 17 June

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - before the start with Conor Tarlington, Rhett Hall & Ruth Strapp

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - before the start with Conor Tarlington, Rhett Hall & Ruth Strapp

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - Division 2 start line with Rhett Hall & Conor Tarlington

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - Division 2 start line with Rhett Hall & Conor Tarlington

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 May - Ruth Strapp lines up on a Specialised Venge at the Division 4 start line in Gunnedah

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 May - Ruth Strapp lines up on a Specialised Venge at the Division 4 start line in Gunnedah

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - Staying in Quirindi on the Saturday night looked like a masterstroke with a great new motel & excellent food nearby …. but lets talk about the endless ! ! coal trains that shuffle through the centre of town ALL through the night and the friendly train driver who hits the horn twice (once is more than enough to wake up the whole town but rules are rules). The weather dawned close to perfect with clear skies and little wind with 9am temperatures hovering just on 9 degrees. The course went due south towards Quirindi, veering left to Werris Creek, then left again into Tamworth. Rhett Hall & Conor Tarlington both rode really well in Division 2 for a peloton finish and ditto for Ruth Strapp in Division 4. The weekend was well organised save for the Quirindi coal trains !.

  • Recovery Ward - Speedy recovery to Peter Holyfield who had a nasty early early morning training accident riding to the lighthouse at South West West Rocks due to a confrontation with a local wallaby. Peter landed heavily and broke a pelvis. Get well soon Peter. Eric Dole & Ian Grainger have recently had near misses with wallabies on the West Head Road

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS - NEW EVENTS ADDED, OTHERS UPDATED

  • New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

    • Cervelo Masters Series - June 23 (Calga) & July 14 (Western Sydney Dragway)

    • Sydney Metropolitan Championships (Penrith Lakes) - July 6

      • a full compliment of BiciSport riders will compete across all Divisions. Start times are now listed. BiciSport will provide all day support at Penrith Lakes.

    • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

      • with 10 BiciSport teams on the Singleton TTT start line, including the Project M Womens Team

    • Goulburn Weekend - September 7 & 8

      • with Ian Grainger & Conor Tarlington

    • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

      • 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in 2019

    • NSW Masters Road Championships (Coffs Harbour) - September 21 & 22

      • with Ian Grainger

    • CA Masters Road Championships (Adelaide) - October 3-6

      • with Ian Grainger

NSW TEAM TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - NEXT BICISPORT TRAINING SESSION IS AT TERREY HILLS ON SUNDAY 30 JUNE

  • Next BiciSport TTT training session is set for Sunday 30 June @ Terrey Hills - See the Special Events page of this website

  • Full BiciSport team details (accommodation, dinner & club ride details) are now posted on the Special Events page of this website.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 23 June - Cervelo Masters Super Series # 2 (Calga), Western Sydney Dragway (Waratah Masters)

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - Conor Tarlington after the finish

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - Conor Tarlington after the finish

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - Rhett Hall after the finish

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - Rhett Hall after the finish

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - another great result by Ruth Strapp as she crosses the line in Division 4

Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race @ 16 June - another great result by Ruth Strapp as she crosses the line in Division 4

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in full swing

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 17, 19, 21 June

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 18, 20 June

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 19 June

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 20 June

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 22 June

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

BICILEAKS - Prologue Edition

  • As the first draft of BiciLeaks Prologue Edition was mildly libelous and had to be more heavily redacted than the Fake News Mueller Report, it will be held over until next week

The next round of the Cervelo Masters Super Series is 23 June at Calga. Entries are via CyclingNSW.

The next round of the Cervelo Masters Super Series is 23 June at Calga. Entries are via CyclingNSW.

Held in Melbourne on 30 June featuring numerous cobbled sections in and around Melbourne in the spirit of Paris Roubaix with a traditional finish at the Northcote Velodrome

Held in Melbourne on 30 June featuring numerous cobbled sections in and around Melbourne in the spirit of Paris Roubaix with a traditional finish at the Northcote Velodrome

Held at Eastern Creek Raceway on Saturday 29 June with entries via CyclingNSW

Held at Eastern Creek Raceway on Saturday 29 June with entries via CyclingNSW



News Shorts - 10 June

Cairns Ironman @ 9 June - Great effort by Gio Pilu (BiciSport Pilu Racing)

Cairns Ironman @ 9 June - Great effort by Gio Pilu (BiciSport Pilu Racing)

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Jordan Reizes & Matt Coy

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Jordan Reizes & Matt Coy

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Jordan Reizes (BiciSport Pilu Racing) took 3rd in Division 2

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Jordan Reizes (BiciSport Pilu Racing) took 3rd in Division 2

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Raoul Westbrook, Ruth Strapp & Mike O’Reilly

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Raoul Westbrook, Ruth Strapp & Mike O’Reilly

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Ruth Strapp facing the Division 3 start line

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Ruth Strapp facing the Division 3 start line

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Davide Brown & Ian Grainger

Cervelo Masters Super Series @ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Davide Brown & Ian Grainger

BICISPORT WEBSITE HITS UP 15%

  • Pleasing to report that BiciSport website hits are showing a strong growth over the last 12 months. Thank you to all who have contributed & keep your results and pictures coming in.

WARATAH TUES & THURS TRAINING BUNCH TIMES BACK 15 MINUTES

  • See details below as the Waratah’s Masters Tuesday & Thursday rides now pass through Terrey Hills at 8.05am on route to Akuna Bay. This has been done to avoid school drop off traffic peaks along Booralie Rd towards Duffys Forest

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Cervelo Masters Super Series @ HEZ Kurri Kurri @ 10 June - Great rides by Jordan Reizes (3rd in Div 2), Matt Coy (7th in Div 2) - both featured in a 9 rider breakaway that formed on lap 2 of 5 laps that stayed away. Ruth Strapp (Div 3 - 10th @ 2nd female) Raoul Westbrook & Davide Browne (Div 4 - 4th) & Ian Grainger (Div 5 - 11th in a peloton finish).

  • Waratah Masters @ Heffron Park @ 2 June - Jeremy Hopson (BiciSport Pilu Racing) took another A Grade win at Heffron Park

Jersey Wall.jpg

BICiLEAKS - PROLOGUE EDITION

At a recent Keepers of the Cog dinner at the Sandstone Cafe at Terrey Hills it was suggested (by the Bellingen Bandit no less) that the old “In the 11 Cog” fake news blog on the original BiciSport website should be rebirthed as BiciLeaks … sort of a cycling fake news, at times reality web blog, or a trashy gossip column with a hint of bad taste & lycra clad sarcasm … sort of a cycling facebook without the pointless pictures of food or your latest overseas cycling trip that nobody really cares about. In the old days it was taking a cheap swipe at the Click to Cart Credit Card Cycling Club when there are now far more interesting discussion topics to be had. Lets begin the chatter from next week.

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS - NEW EVENTS ADDED, OTHERS UPDATED

  • New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

    • Singleton Recce (Sat) & Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race (Sun) - June 15 & 16

      • with Conor Tarlington, Ruth Strapp & Rhett Hall

    • Cervelo Masters Series - June 23 & July 14

    • Sydney Metropolitan Championships (Penrith Lakes) - July 6

      • a full compliment of BiciSport riders will compete across all Divisions

    • Goulburn Weekend - September 7 & 8

      • with Ian Grainger & Conor Tarlington

    • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

      • in excess of 10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett in 2019

    • NSW Masters Road Championships (Coffs Harbour) - September 21 & 22

      • with Ian Grainger

    • CA Masters Road Championships (Adelaide) - October 3-6

      • with Ian Grainger

    • Sam Miranda Weekend (Wangaratta, Vic ) - October 11-13

      • with Conor Tarlington

  • NSW TEAM TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - NEXT BICISPORT TRAINING SESSION IS AT TERREY HILLS ON SUNDAY 30 JUNE

    • Next BiciSport TTT training session is set for Sunday 30 June @ Terrey Hills - See the Special Events page of this website

    • BiciSport will be again entering several teams into the NSW Teams Championships to be held over the 3-4 August weekend in Singleton.

    • Full BiciSport team details (accommodation, dinner & club ride details) are now posted on the Special Events page of this website.

    • If you enjoyed the Greenwell Point-Nowra experience then Singleton will come as a real surprise with a great circuit, improved accommodation & better dinner venues and a Sunday BiciSport club ride on traffic free roads. A weekend not to be missed & hope to see you there.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • Note - Club racing has now returned to Calga after delays with Police approvals. Well organised by Central Coast Club these club races are now monthly, on a Sunday morning from Sunday 21 July

  • 15-16 June - Gunnedah Weekend - BiciSport starters Ruth Strapp, Rhett Hall & Conor Tarlington

  • 16 June - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters)

Gunnedah 19.JPG

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in full swing

*  Note -

  • Avoid Central Sydney

    • Due to the Vivid light show in central Sydney City all traffic conditions are heavy until June 15

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Bahai Temple to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 10, 12, 14 June

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 11, 13 June

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 12 June

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 13 June

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 15 June

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

Madonna Del Ghissalo Church @ Lake Como Italy @ 6 June - Sarah & Derek Culey

Madonna Del Ghissalo Church @ Lake Como Italy @ 6 June - Sarah & Derek Culey

Madonna Del Ghissalo Church @ Lake Como Italy @ 6 June - the church features numerous donations from champion cyclists across the ages

Madonna Del Ghissalo Church @ Lake Como Italy @ 6 June - the church features numerous donations from champion cyclists across the ages

News Shorts - 3 June

Sandstone Cafe @ Miramare Gardens Terrey Hills @ 1 June -  Big Vinnie  delivers the “Birthday Hug” to Ian Grainger (BiciSport President) on his 70th birthday. The birthday cake of a single friand + single sparkler was a delicate touch with Paul Warby still trying to figure it all out … .

Sandstone Cafe @ Miramare Gardens Terrey Hills @ 1 June - Big Vinnie delivers the “Birthday Hug” to Ian Grainger (BiciSport President) on his 70th birthday. The birthday cake of a single friand + single sparkler was a delicate touch with Paul Warby still trying to figure it all out … .

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • ATTA ITT @ Calga @ 2 June - Over 25k option Matt Coy 16th (from 77 starters) @ 38min 34secs, Ian Grainger 52nd @ 43min 54 secs, Raoul Westbrook 58th @ 45min 06secs.

  • National Cyclo Cross Series - Mike Lawson continues to ride the National Series

CYCLING NSW GETS A NEW CHAIRMAN - Glenn Vigar

  • Congratulations to Glenn Vigar (St George CC) on becoming the new Cycling NSW Board Chairman. Glenn has been a life long supporter of NSW & Australian cycling and is regularly seen as the Chief Commissaire at numerous NSW & National Championships. Glenn’s elevation to the top job comes at a most important time with cycle sport facing significant challenges.

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS - NEW EVENTS ADDED, OTHERS UPDATED

  • New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

    • Singleton Recce & Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race - June 15 & 16

      • with Conor Tarlington, Ruth Strapp & Rhett Hall

    • Cervelo Masters Series - June 10 & 23, July 14

    • Sydney Metropolitan Championships (Penrith Lakes) - July 6

      • a full compliment of BiciSport riders will compete across all Divisions

    • Goulburn Weekend - September 7 & 8

      • with Ian Grainger & Conor Tarlington

    • NSW Masters Road Championships (Coffs Harbour) - September 21 & 22

      • with Ian Grainger

    • CA Masters Road Championships (Adelaide) - October 3-6

      • with Ian Grainger

    • Sam Miranda Weekend (Wangaratta, Vic ) - October 11-13

      • with Conor Tarlington

  • NSW TEAM TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - NEXT BICISPORT TRAINING SESSION IS SUNDAY 7 JULY

    • Next BiciSport TTT training session is set for Sunday 30 June @ Terrey Hills - See the Special Events page of this website

    • BiciSport will be again entering several teams into the NSW Teams Championships to be held over the 3-4 August weekend in Singleton.

    • Full BiciSport team details (accommodation, dinner & club ride details) are now posted on the Special Events page of this website.

    • If you enjoyed the Greenwell Point-Nowra experience then Singleton will come as a real surprise with a great circuit, improved accommodation & better dinner venues and a Sunday BiciSport club ride on traffic free roads. A weekend not to be missed & hope to see you there.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 9 June - Western Sydney Dragway @ Eastern Creek (Waratah Masters), Calga Road Race (Central Coast)

  • 10 June - Cervelo Masters Super Series (HEZ Industrial Zone @ Kurri Kurri) - BiciSport starters Ruth Strapp, Ian Grainger, Jordan Reizes, Rhett Hall & Raoul Westbrook

    • Div 5 - 8.30am, Div 3 - 9.00am, Div 4 - 9.01am, Div 1 - 10.50am, Div 2 - 10.51am

BiciSport Saturday coffee is at @ Sandstone Cafe at Miramare Gardens on Myoora Rd at Terrey Hills. Meet up time is from 9.30am and concluded by 10.15am

BiciSport Saturday coffee is at @ Sandstone Cafe at Miramare Gardens on Myoora Rd at Terrey Hills. Meet up time is from 9.30am and concluded by 10.15am

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in full swing

*  Note -

  • Avoid Central Sydney

    • Due to the Vivid light show in central Sydney City all traffic conditions are heavy until June 15

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Bahai Temple to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 3, 5, 7 June

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 4, 6 June

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.50am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.25am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.00am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 5 June

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups

  • 6 June

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 8 June

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am

For Sale - Fondriest (Italian) 52cm loaded with Campagnolo 11 speed groupset @ $1,500 ono . In immaculate condition, never crashed, “only ridden to Church Point on a Sunday” says current owner Ken Edwards. Feel free to contact Ken on 0412 261 422.

For Sale - Fondriest (Italian) 52cm loaded with Campagnolo 11 speed groupset @ $1,500 ono . In immaculate condition, never crashed, “only ridden to Church Point on a Sunday” says current owner Ken Edwards. Feel free to contact Ken on 0412 261 422.

Akuna Bay @ West Head Rd Intersection @ 25 May - a favourite northside cycling spot offering great cycling in traffic free conditions. Picture taken by Nigel Smith (BiciSport).

Akuna Bay @ West Head Rd Intersection @ 25 May - a favourite northside cycling spot offering great cycling in traffic free conditions. Picture taken by Nigel Smith (BiciSport).

News Shorts - 27 May

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 26 May - Stewart Campbell with the Green Beast

BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 26 May - Stewart Campbell with the Green Beast

BiciSport TTT training @ Terrey Hills @ 26 May - L to R … Stewart Campbell, Graham Cockerton & Eric Dole (hidden is Randolph Baral behind Eric)

BiciSport TTT training @ Terrey Hills @ 26 May - L to R … Stewart Campbell, Graham Cockerton & Eric Dole (hidden is Randolph Baral behind Eric)

BiciSport TTT training @ Terrey Hills @ 26 May - Jordan Reizes leads Pilu Racing

BiciSport TTT training @ Terrey Hills @ 26 May - Jordan Reizes leads Pilu Racing

BiciSport TTT training @ Terrey Hills @ 26 May - today was full of highlights … sitting on Booralie Rd watching the BiciSport teams fly past just after 8am & I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Ray Blackett who owns the somewhat unique Bash Car. That was sooo much fun & what a character & gentleman. Mike O’R

BiciSport TTT training @ Terrey Hills @ 26 May - today was full of highlights … sitting on Booralie Rd watching the BiciSport teams fly past just after 8am & I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Ray Blackett who owns the somewhat unique Bash Car. That was sooo much fun & what a character & gentleman. Mike O’R

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • HEZ Industrial Estate @ Kurri Kurri @ 25 May - A good quality field of 140 starters took the start. A grade - Rhett Hall finished in the main peloton. C grade - Ruth Strapp finished 6th in C grade.

  • UCI Gran Fondo World Championships @ Poland @ September - Ruth Strapp is joining Peter & Melissa Budd in the Poland this year after qualifying at the B2B in Bathurst in March.

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS - NEW EVENTS NOW ADDED, OTHERS UPDATED

  • New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

    • Singleton Recce & Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race - June 15 & 16

      • with Conor Tarlington, Ruth Strapp & Rhett Hall

    • Cervelo Masters Series - June 10 & 23, July 14

    • Sydney Metropolitan Championships (Penrith Lakes) - July 6

      • a full compliment of BiciSport riders will compete across all Divisions

    • Goulburn Weekend - September 7 & 8

      • with Ian Grainger & Conor Tarlington

    • NSW Masters Road Championships (Coffs Harbour) - September 21 & 22

      • with Ian Grainger

    • CA Masters Road Championships (Adelaide) - October 3-6

      • with Ian Grainger

    • Sam Miranda Weekend (Wangaratta, Vic ) - October 11-13

      • with Conor Tarlington

  • NSW TEAM TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - NEXT TRAINING SESSION IS 2 JUNE AT CALGA

    • Next BiciSport TTT training session is set for Sunday 2 June @ ATTA Calga from 8.30am onwards. All welcome

    • BiciSport will be again entering several teams into the NSW Teams Championships to be held over the 3-4 August weekend in Singleton.

    • Full BiciSport team details (accommodation, dinner & club ride details) are now posted on the Special Events page of this website.

    • If you enjoyed the Greenwell Point-Nowra experience then Singleton will come as a real surprise with a great circuit, improved accommodation & better dinner venues and a Sunday BiciSport club ride on traffic free roads. A weekend not to be missed & hope to see you there.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 2 June - Western Sydney Dragway @ Eastern Creek (Waratah Masters)

  • 2 June - ATTA Individual Time Trial @ Calga (includes BiciSport teams for Singleton)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in full swing

*  Note -

  • Avoid central City

    • Due to the Vivid light show in central Sydney City all traffic conditions are heavy until June 15

  • Roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Bahai Temple to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 27 & 29 & 31 May

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 28 May

    • Hills Nursery Terrey Hills @ 8.00am for Akuna Bay & West Head

  • 28 & 30 May

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.50am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.25am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.00am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 29 May

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

  • 30 May

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Centennial Park Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 1 June

    • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am 

  • 2 June

    • BiciSport Team Time Trial Training @ Calga ATTA from 8.30am @ Jones Rd

BICISPORT BIKES IN THE PELOTON - NIGEL SMITH SPECIALISED TARMAC

Miramare Gardens @ 25 May - Nigel Smith (BiciSport) with his Specialised Tarmac

Miramare Gardens @ 25 May - Nigel Smith (BiciSport) with his Specialised Tarmac

I have been cycling with Mike O’Reilly for the best part of 30 years, and count myself very fortunate to have enjoyed a life long friendship & heavily influenced passion for cycling from a young age. I am flattered that my latest bike build has made the club website with a great mates endorsement .  In more recent years as my career has progressed, training time decreased, while financial means increased. This shifted my perspective on what I enjoyed about cycling and how it motivates me. I was less fussed about performance gains (I was never going to be a pro) and more appreciative of the time I had to enjoy the experience of riding that lead to a new motivation to research & build up various bike projects. Needless to say I have learned lots of home mechanic skills, hacks, & tips along the way, and a big thank you to watching expert builds on YouTube. However the road bike industry is changing faster than I can keep up with both technically & financially. Seems that 2015 is now retro, and newly released top spec bikes cost more than my wife’s car - how did that happen? $17K for a cobble specific, disk only, etap bike - are you kidding? These marginal gains - all aero - micro segment analysis stats is a bit lost on me, when in actual fact I want the ride to last longer, not get through a training ride as quickly as possible. Time on the bike enjoying the experience of cycling (and coffee with mates) was more important than my time uploaded to Garmin.  So with that in mind, this is the backstory to my “old school passion project” before disk brakes & proprietary frame integration take over the world. With a garage full of tools, spare parts and wheels accumulated over the years, I did not want to see these personal investments (& memories) made redundant for an old school rider who still enjoys box rims, quick release skewers, classic racing frames with round tubes, and mechanical shifting, on builds that I can tinker with at home and source parts as a hobby.  The bike in the photo is my latest project, and probably last build for a while (n+1 no more).  The specs :  * Speciialized Tarmac S Works SL4 size 54cm, in rare BOB colourway.  * Ceramic Speed headset & bottom bracket bearings  * S Works FACT carbon seatpost  * Full Dura Ace 9000 group with 39 x 53 chainset (no longer standard spec these days), & 11 x 28 11 speed cassette  * Deda 42cm bars, 110mm stem & Deda bar tape  * Fast Forward F2A alloy clinchers with DT Swiss 240s hubs (hand built) & swiss stop blue brake pads (very worthy upgrade over standard pads)  * Conti 5000 GP tyres with latex tubes (transforms any wheels I put them on - what a discovery)  * Prologo Scratch2 Nack Saddle - personal fav  * Look Keo Blade pedals  * Garmin 130 computer  * Tacx Teo cage & bottle  * Weight = 6.85kg as pictured  Having owned a number of Specialized S Works bikes since 2010 (they tend to breed in the garage over the winter months), this SL4 Tarmac edition is the most refined ride and classic stage racing bike I have experienced, and makes you want to stay out that extra hour longer. The main highlights are the very low weight, surprising smoothness of the entire package (take a bow DT Swiss hubs, Conti tyres, and 9000 Dura Ace), the BB stiffness with a short wheelbase that translates directly into super confident handling & scalpel sharp cornering on tight turns & switchbacks. This bike absolutely flatters the rider, and is a much better bike than I am as the rider. I couldn’t push this bike to its limits with our surpassing my own, however it’s great seeing it piloted by the best pros in the world when competing in grand tours over all sorts of stages & terrain. It’s all the bike I’ll ever need & a great looking silhouette on a sunny day. The natural high from riding such a great bike stays with you long after ride is over.  It has been a pleasure building this bike in my garage (with not too many tools required), with equal parts of planning the process, sourcing the exact parts I wanted to spec, and dialling it all in to my personal preferences of years spent riding.  These projects do not have to cost a lot if you are prepared to look for closeout deals & be patient when on line looking for bits that pop up on  bikeexchange.com.au  or eBay. Another tip is to search Pinterest for ideas and colour ways of finishing kit.  As I said at the start, this was a passion project not to be rushed but enjoyed as a process, an outlet for stress, a motivator, and all the more satisfying when riding the end result - that is a unique classic build a personal "time stamp" to be remembered for years to come.  Hope you enjoy these personal insights - happy riding.  Cheers, Nige

I have been cycling with Mike O’Reilly for the best part of 30 years, and count myself very fortunate to have enjoyed a life long friendship & heavily influenced passion for cycling from a young age. I am flattered that my latest bike build has made the club website with a great mates endorsement .

In more recent years as my career has progressed, training time decreased, while financial means increased. This shifted my perspective on what I enjoyed about cycling and how it motivates me. I was less fussed about performance gains (I was never going to be a pro) and more appreciative of the time I had to enjoy the experience of riding that lead to a new motivation to research & build up various bike projects. Needless to say I have learned lots of home mechanic skills, hacks, & tips along the way, and a big thank you to watching expert builds on YouTube. However the road bike industry is changing faster than I can keep up with both technically & financially. Seems that 2015 is now retro, and newly released top spec bikes cost more than my wife’s car - how did that happen? $17K for a cobble specific, disk only, etap bike - are you kidding? These marginal gains - all aero - micro segment analysis stats is a bit lost on me, when in actual fact I want the ride to last longer, not get through a training ride as quickly as possible. Time on the bike enjoying the experience of cycling (and coffee with mates) was more important than my time uploaded to Garmin.

So with that in mind, this is the backstory to my “old school passion project” before disk brakes & proprietary frame integration take over the world. With a garage full of tools, spare parts and wheels accumulated over the years, I did not want to see these personal investments (& memories) made redundant for an old school rider who still enjoys box rims, quick release skewers, classic racing frames with round tubes, and mechanical shifting, on builds that I can tinker with at home and source parts as a hobby.

The bike in the photo is my latest project, and probably last build for a while (n+1 no more).

The specs :

* Speciialized Tarmac S Works SL4 size 54cm, in rare BOB colourway.

* Ceramic Speed headset & bottom bracket bearings

* S Works FACT carbon seatpost

* Full Dura Ace 9000 group with 39 x 53 chainset (no longer standard spec these days), & 11 x 28 11 speed cassette

* Deda 42cm bars, 110mm stem & Deda bar tape

* Fast Forward F2A alloy clinchers with DT Swiss 240s hubs (hand built) & swiss stop blue brake pads (very worthy upgrade over standard pads)

* Conti 5000 GP tyres with latex tubes (transforms any wheels I put them on - what a discovery)

* Prologo Scratch2 Nack Saddle - personal fav

* Look Keo Blade pedals

* Garmin 130 computer

* Tacx Teo cage & bottle

* Weight = 6.85kg as pictured

Having owned a number of Specialized S Works bikes since 2010 (they tend to breed in the garage over the winter months), this SL4 Tarmac edition is the most refined ride and classic stage racing bike I have experienced, and makes you want to stay out that extra hour longer. The main highlights are the very low weight, surprising smoothness of the entire package (take a bow DT Swiss hubs, Conti tyres, and 9000 Dura Ace), the BB stiffness with a short wheelbase that translates directly into super confident handling & scalpel sharp cornering on tight turns & switchbacks. This bike absolutely flatters the rider, and is a much better bike than I am as the rider. I couldn’t push this bike to its limits with our surpassing my own, however it’s great seeing it piloted by the best pros in the world when competing in grand tours over all sorts of stages & terrain. It’s all the bike I’ll ever need & a great looking silhouette on a sunny day. The natural high from riding such a great bike stays with you long after ride is over.

It has been a pleasure building this bike in my garage (with not too many tools required), with equal parts of planning the process, sourcing the exact parts I wanted to spec, and dialling it all in to my personal preferences of years spent riding.

These projects do not have to cost a lot if you are prepared to look for closeout deals & be patient when on line looking for bits that pop up on bikeexchange.com.au or eBay. Another tip is to search Pinterest for ideas and colour ways of finishing kit.

As I said at the start, this was a passion project not to be rushed but enjoyed as a process, an outlet for stress, a motivator, and all the more satisfying when riding the end result - that is a unique classic build a personal "time stamp" to be remembered for years to come.

Hope you enjoy these personal insights - happy riding.

Cheers, Nige

Giro D’Italia 2019 - the Gavia Pass last week is looking somewhat snowbound. Lets hope it opens for the grand stage on Tuesday but chances now look slim.

Giro D’Italia 2019 - the Gavia Pass last week is looking somewhat snowbound. Lets hope it opens for the grand stage on Tuesday but chances now look slim.

Giro D’Italia 2019 - work continued on the Gavia Pass last week to clear the snow

Giro D’Italia 2019 - work continued on the Gavia Pass last week to clear the snow

News Shorts - 20 May

Dean Carter Interclub @ Griffith @ 19 May - Frank Signor  on the start line

Dean Carter Interclub @ Griffith @ 19 May - Frank Signor on the start line

Dean Carter Interclub @ Griffith @ 19 May - Peter Budd  at the start line

Dean Carter Interclub @ Griffith @ 19 May - Peter Budd at the start line

Dean Carter Interclub @ Griffith @ 19 May - Frank Signor  giving it  full gas  in the Riverina Interclub handicap

Dean Carter Interclub @ Griffith @ 19 May - Frank Signor giving it full gas in the Riverina Interclub handicap

Dean Carter Interclub @ Griffith @ 19 May - Frank Signor  tops the KOM in the big chainwheel no less with just 7k to the finish

Dean Carter Interclub @ Griffith @ 19 May - Frank Signor tops the KOM in the big chainwheel no less with just 7k to the finish

Dean Carter Interclub @ Griffith @ 19 May - Peter Budd  takes 6th place overall

Dean Carter Interclub @ Griffith @ 19 May - Peter Budd takes 6th place overall

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Waratah Masters @ Heffrion Park @ 19 May - Raoul Westbrook took 4th place in D grade

  • Dean Carter Interclub Handicap @ Griffith @ 19 May - Frank Signor was in a storming mood at the Dean Carter (getting in the hard yards for the Singleton Team Time Trial). Peter Budd took 6th overall.

Akuna Bay @ 19 May - Len Groen, Dom Zumbo & Tom Green  in heavy fog at Akuna Bay. Picture Graham Cockerton

Akuna Bay @ 19 May - Len Groen, Dom Zumbo & Tom Green in heavy fog at Akuna Bay. Picture Graham Cockerton

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS - NEW EVENTS NOW ADDED, OTHERS UPDATED

  • New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -

    • Singleton Recce & Gunnedah Tamworth Road Race - June 15 & 16

    • Cervelo Masters Series - June 10 & 23, July 14

    • Sydney Metropolitan Championships (Penrith Lakes) - July 6

    • Goulburn Weekend - September 7 & 8

    • NSW Masters Road Championships (Coffs Harbour) - September 21 & 22

    • CA Masters Road Championships (Adelaide) - October 3-6

    • Sam Miranda Weekend (Wangaratta, Vic ) - October 11-13

  • NSW TEAM TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - NEXT TRAINING SESSION IS 26 MAY AT TERREY HILLS

    • Next BiciSport TTT training session is set for Sunday 26 May @ Hills Nursery Terrey Hills Car Park @ 7.30am and depart @ 8.00am for 3-4 laps of Duffys Forest. Coffee is back @ Miramare Cafe Terrey Hills @ 9.15am. All welcome

    • BiciSport will be again entering several teams into the NSW Teams Championships to be held over the 3-4 August weekend in Singleton.

    • Full BiciSport team details (accommodation, dinner & club ride details) are now posted on the Special Events page of this website.

    • If you enjoyed the Greenwell Point-Nowra experience then Singleton will come as a real surprise with a great circuit, improved accommodation & better dinner venues and a Sunday BiciSport club ride on traffic free roads. A weekend not to be missed & hope to see you there.

  • RACING THIS WEEK

    • 26 May - Ken Dinnerville Handicap @ Dapto POSTPONED due to local roadworks

    • 26 May - Western Sydney Dragway @ Eastern Creek (Waratah Masters)

    BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

    *  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the start of the NSW School Term

    *  Note -

    • Roadworks of note

      • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

      • Mona Vale Rd (Bahai Temple to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

    All group rides are cancelled if wet

    • 20 & 22 & 24 May

      • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

    • 21 May

      • Hills Nursery Terrey Hills @ 8.00am for Akuna Bay & West Head

    • 21 & 23 May

      • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.50am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.25am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.00am then to St Ives for coffee

    • 22 May

      • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • 23 May

      • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

      • Centennial Park Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

    • 25 May

      • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

      • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am 

    • 26 May

      • BiciSport Team Time Trial Training @ Hills Nursery Carpark Terrey Hills. Meet @ 7.30am & depart @ 8.00am for Booralie Rd Duffys Forest x 3 laps

      • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am (for SOPA Loops until 8.15am)

Giro D’Italia & Andy Hampsten on the snowy Gavia Pass in 1988 in a total blizzard. The Giro returns to the Gavia this year.

Giro D’Italia & Andy Hampsten on the snowy Gavia Pass in 1988 in a total blizzard. The Giro returns to the Gavia this year.

News Shorts - 13 May

Grafton Inverell Classic @ 10 May - Declan Jones  (BiciSport Happy Wheels) the day before the race in Grafton in sunny & warm conditions.

Grafton Inverell Classic @ 10 May - Declan Jones (BiciSport Happy Wheels) the day before the race in Grafton in sunny & warm conditions.

Grafton Inverell Classic @ 11 May  - Before the 7.30am start on the Saturday in Grafton and conditions were windy & freezing. The forecast was barely 10 degrees at the Gibraltar Range summit.

Grafton Inverell Classic @ 11 May - Before the 7.30am start on the Saturday in Grafton and conditions were windy & freezing. The forecast was barely 10 degrees at the Gibraltar Range summit.

Grafton Inverell Classic @ 11 May - Declan Jones  rides a nice Scott Foil loaded on Ultegra Di2, with chainwheels of 39x53 against 11x28 on the rear.

Grafton Inverell Classic @ 11 May - Declan Jones rides a nice Scott Foil loaded on Ultegra Di2, with chainwheels of 39x53 against 11x28 on the rear.

Grafton Inverell Classic @ 11 May -  a typical view in the Grafton Inverell Classic outside Glen Innes from the front seat of the Happy Wheels Doctor’s car

Grafton Inverell Classic @ 11 May - a typical view in the Grafton Inverell Classic outside Glen Innes from the front seat of the Happy Wheels Doctor’s car

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Grafton to Inverell Classic @ 11 May

    • Declan Jones faced his first Grafton Inverell Classic over 228k in cold & windy conditions. The wind was from the south west meaning left to right crosswinds all day. For Declan in Division 2 what lay ahead was a lumpy ride to the bottom of the Gibraltar Range, then a 13k climb to the Gibraltar summit. Grafton Inverell is a most difficult learning experience and things didn’t go quite to plan and Declan was a DNF at the Mount Marshall Feed Zone @ 120k. It was a tough day.

    • Alex Simmons drove the Division 3 event as a Commissaire & Mike O’Reilly drove the Happy Wheels Subaru as the NRS Division 1 Doctors Car.

  • Waratah Masters @ Lansdowne @ 12 May - Jeremy Hopson (BiciSport Pilu Racing) took the A grade victory, and Ian Grainger a peloton finish in C grade

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

  • NSW TEAM TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - COURSE RECCE COMPLETED ON 29 APRIL

    • Next BiciSport TTT training session is set for Sunday 26 May @ Hills Nursery Terrey Hills Car Park @ 7.30am and depart @ 8.00am for 3-4 laps of Duffys Forest. Coffee is back @ Miramare Cafe Terrey Hills @ 9.15am. All welcome

    • BiciSport will be again entering several teams into the NSW Teams Championships to be held over the 3-4 August weekend in Singleton.

    • Full BiciSport team details (accommodation, dinner & club ride details) are now posted on the Special Events page of this website.

    • If you enjoyed the Greenwell Point-Nowra experience then Singleton will come as a real surprise with a great circuit, improved accommodation & better dinner venues and a Sunday BiciSport club ride on traffic free roads. A weekend not to be missed & hope to see you there.

    RACING THIS WEEK

    • 14 May - CyclingNSW Annual General Meeting @ Bankstown Sports Club

    • 19 May - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters)

    BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

    *  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the start of the NSW School Term

    *  Note -

    • Roadworks of note

      • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

      • Mona Vale Rd (Bahai Temple to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.

    All group rides are cancelled if wet

    • 13 & 15 & 17 May

      • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

    • 14 May

      • M7 Cyclepath over 70k @ 7.30am @ starting finishing at Bella Vista Shops

    • 14 & 16 May

      • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.50am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.25am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.00am then to St Ives for coffee

    • 15 May

      • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

    • 16 May

      • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

      • Centennial Park Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

    • 17 May

      • Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

      • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am 

    • 18 May

      • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am (for SOPA Loops until 8.15am)

Hills Nursery Terry Hills @ 8 May  -  Rod Comish  (BiciSport) with Herve the 404 Peugeot

Hills Nursery Terry Hills @ 8 May - Rod Comish (BiciSport) with Herve the 404 Peugeot

Melburn Roobaix   is held in Melbourne on 30 June in and around the local suburbs & includes numerous sections of local pave with a finish at the Northcote Velodrome

Melburn Roobaix is held in Melbourne on 30 June in and around the local suburbs & includes numerous sections of local pave with a finish at the Northcote Velodrome

Melburn Roobaix @ Sunday 30 June  - its quirky, its different, its very enjoyable, its Hell of the Northcote. The best bike party of the year in Victoria.

Melburn Roobaix @ Sunday 30 June - its quirky, its different, its very enjoyable, its Hell of the Northcote. The best bike party of the year in Victoria.

The Giro d’Italia starts this week.    A Bologna start then its south to San Giovanni Rotondo, then north to a Verona finish.

The Giro d’Italia starts this week.

A Bologna start then its south to San Giovanni Rotondo, then north to a Verona finish.

News Shorts - 6 May

NSW Riverina Interclub @ Albury @ 28 Apr  -  Peter Budd  on the start line

NSW Riverina Interclub @ Albury @ 28 Apr - Peter Budd on the start line

NSW Riverina Interclub @ Albury @ 28 Apr  -  Peter Budd

NSW Riverina Interclub @ Albury @ 28 Apr - Peter Budd

ATTA ITT @ Calga @ 5 May -   Mike Foster  (BiciSport Pilu Racing) . Photo MOR.

ATTA ITT @ Calga @ 5 May - Mike Foster (BiciSport Pilu Racing) . Photo MOR.

ATTA ITT @ Calga @ 5 May  -  Mike Foster & Matt Coy

ATTA ITT @ Calga @ 5 May - Mike Foster & Matt Coy

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Riverina Interclub @ 28 Apr - Peter Budd reports

    • The Riverina Interclub handicap was held in Albury over 65k. The wind was seemingly always in your face or a crosswind where gutter riding was the order of the day. It was a tough day where the front (handicap) groups took the honours. A good opportunity to test the legs with good race speed.

  • ATTA Time Trials @ 5 May @ Calga

    • ATTA attracted a good turn out in windy conditions with a slight chill in the air. Good rides by Mike Foster (5th from 69 starters), Jeremy Hopson (11th) & Matt Coy (21st), Tom Green (24th), Mike Lawson (42nd) & Ian Grainger (43rd).

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

  • GRAFTON TO INVERELL CLASSIC - 11 MAY

    • Declan Jones (BiciSport Happy Wheels) lines up for the full G2I Classic over 240k on Saturday 11 May

    • Alex Simmons will be assisting as a CyclingNSW race commissaire

  • NSW TEAM TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - COURSE RECCE COMPLETED on 29 APRIL

    • Next BiciSport TTT training session is set for Sunday 26 May @ Hills Nursery Terrey Hills Car Park @ 7.30am and depart @ 8.00am for 3-4 laps of Duffys Forest. Coffee is back @ Hills Nursery Cafe @ 9.15am. All welcome

    • BiciSport will be again entering several teams into the NSW Teams Championships to be held over the 3-4 August weekend in Singleton.

    • Full BiciSport team details (accommodation, dinner & club ride details) are now posted on the Special Events page of this website.

    • If you enjoyed the Greenwell Point-Nowra experience then Singleton will come as a real surprise with a great circuit, improved accommodation & better dinner venues and a Sunday BiciSport club ride on traffic free roads. A weekend not to be missed & hope to see you there.

    • A circuit recce was conducted on 29 April and the new circuit report is detailed in Special Events.

ATTA ITT @ Calga @ 5 May  -  David Browne  (BiciSport) is the ATTA starter out of the ITT ramp, with  Ian Grainger  a study of concentration

ATTA ITT @ Calga @ 5 May - David Browne (BiciSport) is the ATTA starter out of the ITT ramp, with Ian Grainger a study of concentration

ATTA ITT @ Calga @ 5 May  -  Tom Green  (BiciSport) exits the ATTA start ramp. Thanks to  Mike Lawson  for supplying a new rear wheel to Tom (who punctured in the warm up)

ATTA ITT @ Calga @ 5 May - Tom Green (BiciSport) exits the ATTA start ramp. Thanks to Mike Lawson for supplying a new rear wheel to Tom (who punctured in the warm up)

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 11 May - Grafton to Inverell Classic - BiciSport starters (Declan Jones), and Commissaire Alex Simmons

  • 12 May - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the start of the NSW School Term

*  Note -

  • Roadworks of note

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !

    • Mona Vale Rd (Bahai Temple to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 6 & 8 & 10 May

    • Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 7 May

    • M7 Cyclepath over 70k @ 7.30am @ starting finishing at Bella Vista Shops

  • 7 & 9 May

    • Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.50am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.25am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.00am then to St Ives for coffee

  • 8 May

    • Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

  • 9 May

    • Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo. 

    • Centennial Park Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 10 May

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 7.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA). 

    • BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am 

  • 11 May

    • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am (for SOPA Loops until 8.15am)

Grafton Inverell 19.jpg
Welcome to some great Giro d’Italia racing starting soon ….

Welcome to some great Giro d’Italia racing starting soon ….