News Shorts - 21 January

Mark Preston (BiciSport Master) climbing Mt Wellington (12k @ 7%) outside Hobart on 16 January. Mark was touring Tasmania with the support of Velo Tours Australia

Mark Preston (BiciSport Master) climbing Mt Wellington (12k @ 7%) outside Hobart on 16 January. Mark was touring Tasmania with the support of Velo Tours Australia

Vinney ( The 11 Cog ) Panetta hosts the BiciSport Saturday coffee peloton on 19 January at the Miramare Gardens cafe off Myoora Rd Terrey Hills from 9.30am.

Vinney (The 11 Cog) Panetta hosts the BiciSport Saturday coffee peloton on 19 January at the Miramare Gardens cafe off Myoora Rd Terrey Hills from 9.30am.

Pilu Racing Team @ the Tour DownUnder 2019

Pilu Racing Team @ the Tour DownUnder 2019

Waratah Masters @ Lansdowne Park @ 20 Jan - Ian Grainger took another 5th in C grade

Waratah Masters @ Lansdowne Park @ 20 Jan - Ian Grainger took another 5th in C grade

VALE MRS NORBIATO

  • Condolences go out to one of our Griffith BiciSport members Frank Signor and his wife Maryann on the passing of her mother (Mrs Norbiato) on the weekend. The BiciSport club sends our deepest sympathy.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Recovery Ward - Speedy recovery to Peter Stupka (a regular on the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride) with a new stent

  • Bright (Vic) - Sighted in Bright this week is both Conor & Brett Tarlington

2019 RACING & BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDERS NOW UPDATED

  • The draft CyclingNSW 2019 Racing Calender was recently published and this has been uploaded onto this website, as has the BiciSport Special Events calendar dates

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS

AUDAX ALPINE CLASSIC (BRIGHT) - SUNDAY 27 JANUARY

WISEMANS FERRY TO WISEMANS FERRY LOOP - SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY

  • A new CyclingNSW road race in 2019 is the Ferry to the Mountain 110k road race in May 2019. BiciSport has got behind this exciting new road event and supporting Paul Craft (of RAW Track fame). Mike O’Reilly (BiciSport) will be the Race Director on the day.

  • BiciSport will be hosting a training ride over the circuit on Sunday 24 February with full car support. Ride starts from the Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club @ 7.30am. Details of the Wisemans Ferry-Wisemans Ferry Loop training ride are on the Special Events page of this website.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 22 Jan - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra)

  • 24-27 Jan - Cadel Evans Road Races (Geelong, Vic)

  • 26-27 Jan - Orange Track & Bathurst Criteriums

  • 27 Jan - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters CC), Alpine Audax Classic (Bright, Vic) with BiciSport starters Tom Green & Mike O’Reilly

  • 28 Jan (Mon) - Eastern Creek (Waratah Masters CC)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are getting HEAVIER with the NSW School holidays soon to end

*  Note -

  • Roadworks of note

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

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … almost there, sort of !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 21 Jan, 23 Jan, 25 Jan

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

  • 22 & 24 Jan

    • Waratah’s Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.50am for Akuna Bay & Duffys Forest, then Terrey Hills shops @ 9.00am on the return leg

  • 24 Jan

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 26 Jan

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

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

  • 27 Jan

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

BiciSport coffee stop of choice is every Saturday morning @ Miramare Cafe Myoora Rd Terrey Hills from 9.30am. All BiciSport members & friends most welcome

BiciSport coffee stop of choice is every Saturday morning @ Miramare Cafe Myoora Rd Terrey Hills from 9.30am. All BiciSport members & friends most welcome

CYCLING DIGITAL DISRUPTION GOES TO A CLUB RACE NEAR YOU

(by Mike O’Reilly)

Digital Disruption is everywhere to see. Be it the demise of the Nokia mobile phone (we all had one at some point), dropping the Kodak film off to a local chemist (really, we did that ?), to wearing a wrist watch (no way !) and try buying a new car with a CD player (good luck !!), or even buy a CD for that matter. How we all communicate & socialize has changed like no other time in recent human history.

Cycling is no different when it comes to digital disruption - be it the demise of the local bike shop with the growth of internet shopping (all that took was easy to understand overseas cycling websites, confidence to give your credit card details to a computer screen & overseas courier delivery in just 5 days). Ditto for glossy cycling magazines as excellent publications have simply closed, never to be seen again (some have successfully diversified but genuine success stories are very very rare).

In the face of retail & social change cycling (in general) has boomed. Place yourself on McCarrs Creek Road at Terrey Hills on any given Saturday morning and you’ll be astounded at the numerous social cycling bunches enjoying the local ride. Likewise, enter a well organised cyclosportive or gran fondo (events at Bowral or Jindabyne come to mind) and in all likelihood you’ll see excellent patronage at a very well organised event. However when it comes to cycle racing things couldn’t be in more contrast. If the start numbers at your local club race or State event are on the rise then take a bow, as your event is a rare treat. Entry numbers at most races (be it velodrome or road, local or State) are in serious decline, and the shift in club membership trends either show negative growth or for members that do rejoin they are switching from ‘race’ to ‘ride it’ memberships. The many reasons for local cycle racing being on the slide may be a combination of demographic, social or financial issues but the decline is there for all to see. For sure, if Saturday morning along McCarrs Creek Road is a guide more people than ever are cycling but fewer people are now buying a cycle racing licence, and racing participation levels are generally on a negative trend.

The biggest challenge to the local club racing scene may soon come from within. The current national cycling membership model has been in existence for nearly 100 years, whereby members join a local club in the first instance, under the auspices of Cycling Australia. Its a miracle that the current membership model has lasted this long, but be in no doubt, if that model changes and local clubs are excluded from the membership process, then watch this space.

Bright (Victoria) plays host to the Audax Alpine Classic on Sunday 27 January with the climbs of Tawonga Gap, Falls Creek & Mt Buffalo

Bright (Victoria) plays host to the Audax Alpine Classic on Sunday 27 January with the climbs of Tawonga Gap, Falls Creek & Mt Buffalo

The Herald Sun Tour starts on 30 January on Phillip Island & concludes in Melbourne on 3 February. Ritchie Porte & Team Sky are on the start line.

The Herald Sun Tour starts on 30 January on Phillip Island & concludes in Melbourne on 3 February. Ritchie Porte & Team Sky are on the start line.

Not the recommended way to clean your bike !!

Not the recommended way to clean your bike !!

News Shorts - 14 January

Tumut Cycle Classic @ 13 January

Tumut Cycle Classic @ 13 January

BiciSport starters at the Tumut Cycle Classic @ 13 January - L to R .. Michael Taylor, Melissa Budd, Peter Budd & Mike O’Reilly

BiciSport starters at the Tumut Cycle Classic @ 13 January - L to R .. Michael Taylor, Melissa Budd, Peter Budd & Mike O’Reilly

Waratah Masters @ Eastern Creek @ 13 Jan - Ian Grainger finished 5th in C grade

Waratah Masters @ Eastern Creek @ 13 Jan - Ian Grainger finished 5th in C grade

TUMUT CYCLE CLASSIC - 13 JANUARY

  • The Tumut Cycle Classic is something of a hidden gem. 400 riders lined up for the 100k or 70k options on delightful back roads outside Tumut totally devoid of any motor traffic (save for the odd wallaby) and spectacular scenery. Weather conditions were hot with little wind of any note. The TCC organisation was excellent (course was well sign posted and numerous drink stations) and the course design second to none. The course itself had plenty of climbing and similar to say an Akuna Bay or a West Head for climbing difficulty, but the absence of any traffic made it a great day out. See you in 2020. BiciSport had four starters in Michael Taylor, Melissa & Peter Budd & Mike O’Reilly

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Waratah Masters @ 13 Jan - Ian Grainger finished 5th from 42 starters in C grade

  • Sponsored Groups now renew contracts from 1 January each year - A reminder to all BiciSport riders that sponsored group contracts are now to be renewed from 1 January 2019.

  • Happy Wheels BiciSport Team renews for 2019 - The Happy Wheels team for 2019 includes Conor Tarlington, Declan Jones, Stewart & Mirielle Campbell, Randolph Baral, David Browne, Rolly Delaytz, Peter Budd, Ben Elliott & Ruth Strapp. In 2019 the HW team remains sponsored by Happy Wheels Waterloo, Kask helmets, Lazer sunglasses & S-Phyre shoes

2019 RACING & BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDERS NOW UPDATED

  • The draft CyclingNSW 2019 Racing Calender was recently published and this has been uploaded onto this website, as has the BiciSport Special Events calendar dates

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTs

AUdAX ALPINE CLASSIC (BRIGHT) - SUNDAY 27 JANUARY

WISEMANS FERRY TO WISEMANS FERRY LOOP - SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY

  • A new CyclingNSW road race in 2019 is the Ferry to the Mountain 110k road race in May 2019. BiciSport has got behind this exciting new road event and supporting Paul Craft (of RAW Track fame). Mike O’Reilly (BiciSport) will be the Race Director on the day.

  • BiciSport will be hosting a training ride over the circuit on Sunday 24 February with full car support. Ride starts from the Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club @ 7.30am. Details of the Wisemans Ferry-Wisemans Ferry Loop training ride are on the Special Events page of this website.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 15 Jan - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra)

  • 15-20 Jan - TourDownUnder (Adelaide SA)

  • 19 Jan - Gosford Track Open (Central Coast)

  • 20 Jan - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters CC), Ourimbah University Criteriums (Central Coast)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are getting HEAVIER with the NSW School holidays soon to end

*  Note -

  • Roadworks of note

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

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … almost there, sort of !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 14 Jan, 16 Jan, 18 Jan

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

  • 15 Jan

    • Hills Nursery Terrey Hills @ 7.45am for Akuna Bay/West Head

  • 15 & 17 Jan

    • Waratah’s Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.50am for Akuna Bay & Duffys Forest

  • 17 Jan

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 9.30am 

  • 19 Jan

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

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

  • 21 Jan

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

BiciSport Special Event @ Sunday 24 February - The Wisemans Ferry Loop is a fully supported ride with a following car to assist. Details are on the Special Events page on this website.

BiciSport Special Event @ Sunday 24 February - The Wisemans Ferry Loop is a fully supported ride with a following car to assist. Details are on the Special Events page on this website.

Peter Sagan @ Paris Roubaix 2018 - the greatest cyclist of the current generation on the way to a famous Roubaix victory. Sagan starts his 2019 season at the Tour Down Under (15-20 January)

Peter Sagan @ Paris Roubaix 2018 - the greatest cyclist of the current generation on the way to a famous Roubaix victory. Sagan starts his 2019 season at the Tour Down Under (15-20 January)

Eddy Merckx @ Rouleur Magazine Christmas function in London @ December 2018 - the greatest cyclist across all generations

Eddy Merckx @ Rouleur Magazine Christmas function in London @ December 2018 - the greatest cyclist across all generations

Eddy Merckx @ Tour of Italy @ 1970 leading Felice Gimondi (in Salvarani Blue)

Eddy Merckx @ Tour of Italy @ 1970 leading Felice Gimondi (in Salvarani Blue)

News Shorts - 7 January

CA National Elite Road Championships @ Ballarat @ 5 Jan - Alex Simmons & Robin Tiffo frame the National Championship Lead Car before the start of the Championships at Buningyong

CA National Elite Road Championships @ Ballarat @ 5 Jan - Alex Simmons & Robin Tiffo frame the National Championship Lead Car before the start of the Championships at Buningyong

BiciSport  Distinguished Gentlemans Ride  @ Centennial Park @ 3 January - a decidedly motley crew formed up the  DGR  peloton last week and Ivan Sher led the  DGR  peloton on the last lap to claim the stage victory.    L to R - Ivan Sher, Martin Renwick, John Crouchley, Peter Stupka (with a very nice Pinarello), Glenn Vigar, Ian Grainger, John Robb, Marty Wright & Mike O’Reilly. All cyclists are welcome to this Thursday morning ride starting from the Spruce Goose Cafe in the centre of Centennial Park at 9.30am during January (going back to 10.30am in February).

BiciSport Distinguished Gentlemans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 3 January - a decidedly motley crew formed up the DGR peloton last week and Ivan Sher led the DGR peloton on the last lap to claim the stage victory.

L to R - Ivan Sher, Martin Renwick, John Crouchley, Peter Stupka (with a very nice Pinarello), Glenn Vigar, Ian Grainger, John Robb, Marty Wright & Mike O’Reilly. All cyclists are welcome to this Thursday morning ride starting from the Spruce Goose Cafe in the centre of Centennial Park at 9.30am during January (going back to 10.30am in February).

Jindabyne Training Camp @ 5 Jan - Stewart & Mireille Campbell

Jindabyne Training Camp @ 5 Jan - Stewart & Mireille Campbell

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Hunter Valley Masters @ Kooragang @ 6 Jan - Ruth Strapp finished 6th in B grade. Rhett Hall rode A grade

  • Cycling Australia National Championships @ Ballarat @ 4-6 Jan - Alex Simmons was sighted driving the Chief Commissaires car during the Ballarat Nationals. Alex is acknowledged as the premier race convoy driver currently behind the wheel. It takes a high degree of skill & concentration to place a motor vehicle deep inside a professional peloton at full speed & Alex does an outstanding job. Alex’s next role is the Chief Commissaires convoy driver at the Herald Sun Tour from 30 Jan-3 Feb (HST stage details below), a race that features Ritchie Porte & Team Sky.

  • Sponsored Groups now renew contracts from 1 January each year - A reminder to all BiciSport riders that sponsored group contracts are now to be renewed from 1 January 2019.

  • Happy Wheels BiciSport Team renews for 2019 - The Happy Wheels team for 2019 includes Conor Tarlington, Declan Jones, Stewart & Mirielle Campbell, Randolph Baral, David Browne, Rolly Delaytz, Peter Budd, Ben Elliott & Ruth Strapp. In 2019 the HW team remains sponsored by Happy Wheels Waterloo, Kask helmets, Lazer sunglasses & S-Phyre shoes

2019 RACING & BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDERS NOW UPDATED

  • The draft CyclingNSW 2019 Racing Calender was recently published and this has been uploaded onto this website, as has the BiciSport Special Events calendar

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENT - TUMUT CYCLE CLASSIC - 13 JANUARY

  • Details of the Tumut Cycle Classic are on the Special Events page of this website.

  • Peter Budd (BiciSport Master) & friends are attending and if you need further information check out the webpage.

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RACING THIS WEEK

  • 13 Jan - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters CC), Tumut Cycle Classic Cyclosportive (Tumut, NSW), Peoples Choice Classic TDU (Adelaide, SA), Ourimbah University Criteriums (Central Coast)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now EASIER with the NSW School holidays in full swing

*  Note -

  • Roadworks of note

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

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … almost there !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 7 Jan, 9 Jan, 11 Jan - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)  

  • 9 Jan - Hills Nursery Car Park Terrey Hills @ 7.30am for Akuna Bay, West Head & return

  • 10 Jan (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 9.30am 

  • 12 Jan -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

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

  • 13 Jan

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

BiciSport  Fashionista  Marty Wright sighted on McCarrs Creek Rd last week near Church Point in the new BiciSport white-blue summer training kit. Orders are now being taken for the next clothing delivery in just 4 weeks - simply email bicisport1@gmail.com

BiciSport Fashionista Marty Wright sighted on McCarrs Creek Rd last week near Church Point in the new BiciSport white-blue summer training kit. Orders are now being taken for the next clothing delivery in just 4 weeks - simply email bicisport1@gmail.com

Tumut Cycle Classic circuit over 100k & climbing profile

Tumut Cycle Classic circuit over 100k & climbing profile

The 2019 Herald Sun Tour this year is based in Gippsland with a start on Phillip Island, with stage finishes at Churchill, Warragul & Arthurs Seat. The final 90k criterium is in central Melbourne. The HST features Ritchie Porte & Team Sky.

The 2019 Herald Sun Tour this year is based in Gippsland with a start on Phillip Island, with stage finishes at Churchill, Warragul & Arthurs Seat. The final 90k criterium is in central Melbourne. The HST features Ritchie Porte & Team Sky.

News Shorts - 31 December

BiciSport  IL Presidente  Ian Grainger wishes you a very happy New Year and safe cycling in 2019

BiciSport IL Presidente Ian Grainger wishes you a very happy New Year and safe cycling in 2019

Happy New Year from the Happy Wheels Waterloo team & safe cycling in 2019

Happy New Year from the Happy Wheels Waterloo team & safe cycling in 2019

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Waratah Masters @ 30 Dec - Jeremy Hopson finished 4th in A grade (in another breakaway) & Ian Grainger was a peloton finish in C grade

  • Cycling Australia National Road Championships @ Ballarat - Alex Simmons (BiciSport Master) will be the Chief Commissaires convoy driver at Ballarat Nationals.

  • Sponsored Groups now renew contracts from 1 January each year - A reminder to all BiciSport riders that sponsored group contracts are now to be renewed from 1 January 2019.

  • Happy Wheels BiciSport Team renews for 2019 - The Happy Wheels team for 2019 includes Conor Tarlington, Declan Jones, Stewart & Mirielle Campbell, Randolph Baral, David Browne, Rolly Delaytz, Peter Budd, Ben Elliott & Ruth Strapp

Sydney Christmas Carnivals @ DGV @ Dec 2018 - David Browne

Sydney Christmas Carnivals @ DGV @ Dec 2018 - David Browne

Sydney Christmas Carnivals @ DGV @ Dec 18 - Lise Benjamin

Sydney Christmas Carnivals @ DGV @ Dec 18 - Lise Benjamin

CYCLING AUSTRALIA NATIONAL ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS - PROGRAM

  • Friday 4 Jan - Ballarat Criteriums - U19 Women; U19 Men; U23 Men; U23 Women; Elite Women; Elite Men

  • Saturday 5 Jan – Buninyong Road Races - Para all categories; U19 Women, U19 Men; U23 Men, CA Gran Fondo Championships

  • Sunday 6 Jan – Buninyong Road Races - U23 Women; Elite Women; Elite Men

  • Monday 7 Jan – Buninyong Time Trials - Para all categories; U19 Women; U19 Men

  • Tuesday 8 Jan – Buninyong Time Trials - U23 Men; U23 Women; Elite Women; Elite Men

2019 RACING & BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDERS NOW UPDATED

  • The draft CyclingNSW 2019 racing calender was recently published and this has been uploaded onto this website, as has the BiciSport Special Events calendar

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENT - TUMUT CYCLE CLASSIC - 13 JANUARY

  • Details of the Tumut Cycle Classic are on the Special Events page of this website.

  • Peter Budd (BiciSport Master) & friends are attending and if you need further information check out the webpage.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 1-3 Jan - Bay Classic Criteriums (Geelong & Melbourne)

  • 4-8 Jan - Cycling Australia National Championships (Ballarat, Vic)

  • 6 Jan - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters CC)

Ballarat host the CA National Road Championships from 4-8 January

Ballarat host the CA National Road Championships from 4-8 January

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now EASIER with the NSW School holidays in full swing

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 31 Dec, 2 Jan, 4 Jan - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.30am)  

  • 3 Jan (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 9.00am 

  • 5 Jan -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

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

  • 6 Jan

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

    • Hills Nursery Terrey Hills @ 7.30am for Akuna Bay & West Head

Best wishes for 2019 from the the famous Everton Bus Shelter near Bright (Victoria). The locals are well known for going all out on the festive decoration on the local bus shelter (every bus shelter needs a lounge, various teddy bears, old style phones, Christmas hamper & cushions)

Best wishes for 2019 from the the famous Everton Bus Shelter near Bright (Victoria). The locals are well known for going all out on the festive decoration on the local bus shelter (every bus shelter needs a lounge, various teddy bears, old style phones, Christmas hamper & cushions)

Eddy Verbust (Ghent 6 Day organiser) has been a great supporter to numerous BiciSport riders who have raced in Belgium over the years. Eddy (left) is pictured with Kenny De Ketele at the Ghent Velodrome with the steep velodrome banking in the background. David Browne (BiciSport Master) & fellow BiciSport velodrome tragics are headed for the Ghent 6 in November 2019.

Eddy Verbust (Ghent 6 Day organiser) has been a great supporter to numerous BiciSport riders who have raced in Belgium over the years. Eddy (left) is pictured with Kenny De Ketele at the Ghent Velodrome with the steep velodrome banking in the background. David Browne (BiciSport Master) & fellow BiciSport velodrome tragics are headed for the Ghent 6 in November 2019.

Tumut Cycle Classic on 13 January - Route details & climbing profile (event details in BiciSport Special Events)

Tumut Cycle Classic on 13 January - Route details & climbing profile (event details in BiciSport Special Events)

News Shorts - 24 December

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Noel La Rose (BiciSport Master) turned 81 years young and celebrated with an 81k ride around the Homebush-Rhodes precinct. L to R - Dom Caravello, John Lee, Joc Young, Noel La Rose, Peter Davis & Lyle Baird

Noel La Rose (BiciSport Master) turned 81 years young and celebrated with an 81k ride around the Homebush-Rhodes precinct. L to R - Dom Caravello, John Lee, Joc Young, Noel La Rose, Peter Davis & Lyle Baird

The steep bankings at the  Ghent 6  velodrome has the riders going as horizontal as possible for 6 days

The steep bankings at the Ghent 6 velodrome has the riders going as horizontal as possible for 6 days

The t’Kuipe track at the  Ghent 6  is only 166 metres per lap, so the action is close & tight

The t’Kuipe track at the Ghent 6 is only 166 metres per lap, so the action is close & tight

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Waratah Masters @ Heffron Park @ 23 Dec - Jeremy Hopson finished 3rd in A grade in a small breakaway. Ian Grainger was a peloton finish in C grade.

  • Ghent 6 Day @ November 2019 - David Browne (BiciSport Master) in a rare feat of endurance has taken up the challenge of attending the Ghent 6 Day each night in November 2019. The first test of super human endurance was getting the tickets online as the whole event sold out in just 5 days (David has never sprinted so fast across a keyboard in his life). David will be joined by Steve Hamilton & Mike O’Reilly

  • Happy Wheels BiciSport Team renews for 2019 - The Happy Wheels team for 2019 includes Conor Tarlington, Declan Jones, Stewart & Mirielle Campbell, Randolph Baral, David Browne, Rolly Delaytz, Peter Budd, Ben Elliott & Ruth Strapp

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 27-30 Dec - Victorian Track Christmas Carnivals

  • 27-31 Dec - Sydney Track Christmas Carnivals (Hurstville, Tempe, Lidcombe, DGV)

  • 30 Dec - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters CC)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now EASIER with the NSW School holidays

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 24, 26, 28 Dec - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.30am)  

  • 27 Dec (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 29 Dec -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

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

  • 30 Dec

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

FOR SALE - NEW STEVENS FULL CARBON + NEW ULTEGRA + ZIPP WHEELS

For Sale - new BiciSport team bike, surplus to team requirements. New Stevens (German brand) 50cm (small) full carbon frame & new Ultegra groupset, 170mm cranks, 40cm h’bars, Shimano 105 pedals, gearing is 12x28 & 36x52, total weight at just over 7.0kgs. A delightful ride for the smaller rider. $2700 ono. Contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

For Sale - new BiciSport team bike, surplus to team requirements. New Stevens (German brand) 50cm (small) full carbon frame & new Ultegra groupset, 170mm cranks, 40cm h’bars, Shimano 105 pedals, gearing is 12x28 & 36x52, total weight at just over 7.0kgs. A delightful ride for the smaller rider. $2700 ono. Contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

The regular Saturday BiciSport coffee house is now the Sandstone Cafe at Miramare Gardens (off Myoora Rd at Terrey Hills) from 9.30am every Saturday. All BiciSport members & friends are most welcome.

The regular Saturday BiciSport coffee house is now the Sandstone Cafe at Miramare Gardens (off Myoora Rd at Terrey Hills) from 9.30am every Saturday. All BiciSport members & friends are most welcome.

News Shorts - 17 December

Go Santa !!

Go Santa !!

The Centennial Park Distinguished Gentlemens Ride always attracts 8-12 riders enjoying Centennial Park on any given Thursday. The ride starts from the Spruce Goose Cafe in the centre of Centennial Park (near the Lake) @ 10.30am. Last Thursday featured BiciSport riders (L to R) John Crouchley, Mike O’Reilly, little Axel, Ian Grainger & Peter Davis.

The Centennial Park Distinguished Gentlemens Ride always attracts 8-12 riders enjoying Centennial Park on any given Thursday. The ride starts from the Spruce Goose Cafe in the centre of Centennial Park (near the Lake) @ 10.30am. Last Thursday featured BiciSport riders (L to R) John Crouchley, Mike O’Reilly, little Axel, Ian Grainger & Peter Davis.

The Herald Sun Tour 2019 features Ritchie Porte riding for Trek Segafredo and is based through the Gippsland region of eastern Victoria - starting on Phillip Island and finishing with a criterium in Melbourne

The Herald Sun Tour 2019 features Ritchie Porte riding for Trek Segafredo and is based through the Gippsland region of eastern Victoria - starting on Phillip Island and finishing with a criterium in Melbourne

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Herald Sun Tour News @ 30 Jan to 2 Feb 2019 - Alex Simmons & Mike O’Reilly are again doing Commissaire driving duties at the HST 19. In 2019 the HST starts at Phillip Island, then goes into Gippsland via Churchill, Warragul, Sale, Arthurs Seat with a final criterium in Melbourne. The headline act is Ritchie Porte riding for Trek Segafredo.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 18 Dec - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm-7.00pm

  • 23 Dec - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters CC)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now EASIER with the NSW School holidays

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 17, 19, 21 Dec - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.30am)  

  • 19 Dec - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station (to Calga & return for 65k)

  • 20 Dec (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 21 Dec - Noel La Rose 81st Birthday Celebration Ride - meet corner Shorelink Drive & Walker St Rhodes Point (near Moorebank Bridge) @ 7.00am for SOPA Loops

  • 22 Dec -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

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

  • 23 Dec

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

FOR SALE - NEW STEVENS FULL CARBON + NEW ULTEGRA + ZIPP WHEELS

For Sale - New Stevens Road Carbon Frame + new Ultegra Groupset, loaded on stunning Zipp Wheels with 12-28 rear block on 36x52 chainset + Shimano 105 pedals + 40cm h’bars. Frame size is small (50cm). This new BiciSport team bike is surplus to BiciSport team requirements & priced to sell at just $2700. Contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

For Sale - New Stevens Road Carbon Frame + new Ultegra Groupset, loaded on stunning Zipp Wheels with 12-28 rear block on 36x52 chainset + Shimano 105 pedals + 40cm h’bars. Frame size is small (50cm). This new BiciSport team bike is surplus to BiciSport team requirements & priced to sell at just $2700. Contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

Photo of 2018 by Peter Budd (BiciSport Master) … driving through Switzerland on a “public road + cycle path” when along comes a Swiss Air Force plane taxing into a nearby underground hangar. Nice bike path !

Photo of 2018 by Peter Budd (BiciSport Master) … driving through Switzerland on a “public road + cycle path” when along comes a Swiss Air Force plane taxing into a nearby underground hangar. Nice bike path !

News Shorts - 10 December

BiciSport Happy Wheels Waterloo Christmas Party @ 7 Dec - Karl Hoad, Ruth Strapp & Sean Mura

BiciSport Happy Wheels Waterloo Christmas Party @ 7 Dec - Karl Hoad, Ruth Strapp & Sean Mura

BiciSport Happy Wheels Waterloo Christmas Party @ 7 Dec

BiciSport Happy Wheels Waterloo Christmas Party @ 7 Dec

Sydney Cup on Wheels @ DGV @ 9 Dec - David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) had a great Sydney Cup carnival at DGV.

Sydney Cup on Wheels @ DGV @ 9 Dec - David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) had a great Sydney Cup carnival at DGV.

BICISPORT CHRISTMAS PARTY

  • A big thankyou to Stewart & Mirielle Campbell for hosting the BiciSport Happy Wheels Christmas Party on 7 December. A great night was had by all & best wishes for Christmas.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Sydney Cup on Wheels @ DGV @ 8 Dec - David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) had a big night at the Sydney Cup at DGV with 2nd in the Wheelrace heat, 4th in the Sydney Cup final, 1st in the divisional Keirin, 4th in the Lighting H’cap, then Bronze medal in the State Tempo Championship. Graham Cockerton & Lise Benjamin also rode well to make the Sydney Cup final.

  • Waratah Masters @ ECR @ 9 Dec - Ian Grainger was a peloton finish in C grade

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 11 Dec - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm-7.00pm

  • 14 Dec - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC), Waratah Park Sutherland Criteriums (Sutherland CC)

  • 15 Dec - Austral Wheelrace & National Madison Championships (DISC Velodrome, Melbourne)

  • 16 Dec - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters CC), Mt Ku Ring Gai Criteriums (Northern Sydney CC), Ourimbah University Criterium (Central Coast CC)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term (which finishes soon).

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 10, 12, 14 Dec - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.30am)  

  • 12 Dec - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station (to Calga & return for 65k)

  • 13 Dec (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 15 Dec -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

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

  • 16 Dec

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

VALE PAUL SHERWEN

(by Mike O’Reilly)

Much has been written about the recent passing of Paul Sherwen (pictured below). Everybody has a Paul Sherwen story to tell and they all reflect an honesty, a sincerity & unlimited professionalism from a person who gave the cycling world a delightful warmth. You couldn’t help but feel better for being in his presence.

Rob Hadley & Glenn Vigar were good mates with Paul through the Tour Down Under in Adelaide as Rob & Glenn had driven the Shimano neutral spares car at the TDU for some 15 years. The three of us were in Flanders in 2014 watching the Belgian Spring Classics and the opportunity came up to have dinner with both Phil Liggett & Paul at the Lille Casino the night before the Paris Roubaix professional classic. It was a great night & Paul will be sadly missed.

Paul Sherwen (right) @ Lille Casino dinner just before the Paris Roubaix professional classic @ April 2014

Paul Sherwen (right) @ Lille Casino dinner just before the Paris Roubaix professional classic @ April 2014

Tour Down Under Legends Dinner - featured Paul’s 1983 La Redoute-Motobecane team bike with Paul admiring the thoughtful team bike restoration

Tour Down Under Legends Dinner - featured Paul’s 1983 La Redoute-Motobecane team bike with Paul admiring the thoughtful team bike restoration

Tour of Flanders 1983 - Paul Sherwen on the deck on the steep Koppenberg climb near Oudenaarde

Tour of Flanders 1983 - Paul Sherwen on the deck on the steep Koppenberg climb near Oudenaarde

Tour of Flanders 1983 - Paul Sherwin riding for the La Redoute Motobecane professional team

Tour of Flanders 1983 - Paul Sherwin riding for the La Redoute Motobecane professional team

News Shorts - 3 December

L’Etape 18 @ Jindabyne @ 1 Dec - Tom Green & Graham Cockerton (BiciSport Anytime Fitness) at the start

L’Etape 18 @ Jindabyne @ 1 Dec - Tom Green & Graham Cockerton (BiciSport Anytime Fitness) at the start

Tour of Bright 18 @ 30 Nov - Declan Jones (BiciSport Happy Wheels) during the ITT warm up at Porepunkah

Tour of Bright 18 @ 30 Nov - Declan Jones (BiciSport Happy Wheels) during the ITT warm up at Porepunkah

Tour of Bright 18 @ 30 Nov - Declan Jones off the ITT ramp at Porepunkah

Tour of Bright 18 @ 30 Nov - Declan Jones off the ITT ramp at Porepunkah

Tour of Bright 18 @ 30 Nov - Conor Tarlington off the ITT ramp at Porepunkah

Tour of Bright 18 @ 30 Nov - Conor Tarlington off the ITT ramp at Porepunkah

Tour of Bright 18 @ 1 Dec - Conor Tarlington near the summit of the Tawonga Gap climb

Tour of Bright 18 @ 1 Dec - Conor Tarlington near the summit of the Tawonga Gap climb

Tour of Bright 18 @ 1 Dec - Declan Jones near the summit of the Tawonga Gap climb

Tour of Bright 18 @ 1 Dec - Declan Jones near the summit of the Tawonga Gap climb

Tour of Bright 18 @ 1 Dec - Before the start of the Tawonga Gap stage with Peter Budd, Conor Tarlington, Declan Jones & Mike O’Reilly.

Tour of Bright 18 @ 1 Dec - Before the start of the Tawonga Gap stage with Peter Budd, Conor Tarlington, Declan Jones & Mike O’Reilly.

Tour of Bright 18 @ 2 Dec - Conor Tarlington on top of Mount Hotham

Tour of Bright 18 @ 2 Dec - Conor Tarlington on top of Mount Hotham

Tour of Bright 18 @ 2 Dec - Declan Jones with a glimpse of the Mount Hotham summit

Tour of Bright 18 @ 2 Dec - Declan Jones with a glimpse of the Mount Hotham summit

Tour of Bright 18 @ 2 Dec - Declan Jones approaching the Mount Hotham summit

Tour of Bright 18 @ 2 Dec - Declan Jones approaching the Mount Hotham summit

BiciSport Happy Wheels Christmas Party on Friday 7 December is hosted by Stewart & Mirielle Campbell at Happy Wheels Waterloo from 5.30pm. All members & friends welcome with food & drinks supplied.

BiciSport Happy Wheels Christmas Party on Friday 7 December is hosted by Stewart & Mirielle Campbell at Happy Wheels Waterloo from 5.30pm. All members & friends welcome with food & drinks supplied.

BICISPORT FRIDAY CHRISTMAS PARTY

  • Don’t forget this coming weekend with the BiciSport Happy Wheels Christmas Party on Friday 7 December from 5.30pm at Happy Wheels Waterloo. Music, food & drink will be supplied and it’ll be a great night. Look forward to seeing you there.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • L’Etape @ 1 Dec @ Jindabyne - Graham Cockerton Tom Green, James Thornton & Dom Zumbo all rode well at the L’Etape.

TOUR OF BRIGHT - 30 NOV-2 DEC

  • 30 Nov - Porepunkah Individual Time Trial @ 14k. A brisk wind greeted the peloton along the Ovens River from Bright towards Porepunkah & return.

    • A grade - Conor Tarlington finished 75th from 90 starters in 20min 25secs (@ 3-28)

    • B grade - Declan Jones finished 31st from 41 starters in 20min 27secs (@ 2-48)

  • 1 Dec - Bright to Tawonga Gap Summit Road Race @ 100k. A difficult day in the cycling office with very warm conditions, another brisk tailwind out towards Myrtleford, then a right turn out over the Rosewhite climb towards the Kiewa Valley and onto the Tawonga Gap climb.

    • A grade - Conor was in the peloton to the 90k mark at the first pass through Tawonga, but was unshipped (along with numerous others) to the climb to Bogong then caught the autobus to the Tawonga finish.

    • B grade - Declan got in the early break of the day & picked up some handy sprint classification points, then joined the autobus to the finish up Tawonga Gap .

  • 2 Dec - Bright to Mount Hotham Summit Road Race @ 55k. The stage started cloudy & wet with a flat ride towards Harrietville then up the 30k Mount Hotham climb.

    • A grade - Conor rode well then joined the autobus after The Meg wall

    • B grade - Declan again went hunting for Sprint classification points into Harrietville then joined the autobus for the Mount Hotham summit.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 4 Dec - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm-7.00pm

  • 7 Dec - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC), Waratah Park Sutherland Criteriums (Sutherland CC)

  • 8 Dec - Melbourne Cup on Wheels (DISC Velodrome), Sydney Cup on Wheels (DGV)

  • 9 Dec - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters CC), West Head Road Race (Manly CC)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term in full swing.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 3, 5 & 7 Dec - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

  • 5 Dec - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station (to Calga & return for 65k)

  • 6 Dec (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 8 Dec -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

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

  • 9 Dec

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

Tour of Bright 18 @ 30 Nov - Declan Jones during the ITT warm up in Porepunkah

Tour of Bright 18 @ 30 Nov - Declan Jones during the ITT warm up in Porepunkah

Tour of Bright 18 @ 2 Dec - Conor Tarlington with BiciSport Team Manager Peter Budd on Mount Hotham

Tour of Bright 18 @ 2 Dec - Conor Tarlington with BiciSport Team Manager Peter Budd on Mount Hotham

News Shorts - 26 November

Heffron Park @ 20 Oct - Conor Tarlington in Division 2

Heffron Park @ 20 Oct - Conor Tarlington in Division 2

Heffron Park @ 20 Oct - Conor Tarlington in the thick of the Heffron Park peloton

Heffron Park @ 20 Oct - Conor Tarlington in the thick of the Heffron Park peloton

BiciSport Happy Wheels Christmas Party is on Friday 7 December @ 5.30pm at Happy Wheels Waterloo. Free food & drink provided & all welcome. Hope to see you there.

BiciSport Happy Wheels Christmas Party is on Friday 7 December @ 5.30pm at Happy Wheels Waterloo. Free food & drink provided & all welcome. Hope to see you there.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 27 Nov - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm-7.00pm

  • 30 Nov - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC), Waratah Park Sutherland Criteriums (Sutherland CC)

  • 29 Nov-2 Dec - Tour of Bright (Vic) with BiciSport starters Conor Tarlington & Declan Jones

  • 1 Dec - L’Etape Cyclosportive (Jindabyne) with BiciSport starters Graham Cockerton & Dom Zumbo, Sprint Grand Prix (DGV)

  • 2 Dec - Western Sydney Dragway (Waratah Masters CC)

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TOUR OF BRIGHT - 30 Nov-2 Dec

Conor Tarlington & Declan Jones line up for one of the most popular tours on the Victorian racing calendar. So what to expect … Friday is a short, flat 13.5k time trial around Porepunkah which is just long enough to give a guide to overall general classification intentions. Saturday things get interesting over 100k, with a flat ride out along the Ovens Valley towards Myrtleford, then a right hand turn over the relatively easy Rosewhite Climb towards the Kiewa Valley. The finish is up the difficult Tawonga Gap which will shred the general classification. Sunday is the queen stage from Bright over just 55k, the flat run in towards Harrietville, then the finish atop the super tough Mt Hotham ski station.

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term resuming 15 October.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 26, 28 & 30 Nov - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

  • 28 Nov - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station (to Calga & return for 65k)

  • 29 Nov (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 1 Dec -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

    • HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.

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

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

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New BiciSport summer training jersey - orders close Monday night (26 Nov) for the all blue or all white summer team kit. Please email bicisport1@gmail.com if you want one.

New BiciSport summer training jersey - orders close Monday night (26 Nov) for the all blue or all white summer team kit. Please email bicisport1@gmail.com if you want one.

News Shorts - 19 November

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - Conor Tarlington during the warm up

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - Conor Tarlington during the warm up

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - Conor Tarlington & Declan Jones in the action with a nice Sydney City backdrop

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - Conor Tarlington & Declan Jones in the action with a nice Sydney City backdrop

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - Conor Tarlington with a tug boat for company

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - Conor Tarlington with a tug boat for company

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - Declan Jones rode very well in Division 2

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - Declan Jones rode very well in Division 2

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - Declan Jones at the front of the Division 2 peloton

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - Declan Jones at the front of the Division 2 peloton

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - after the finish with Conor Tarlington, Mike O’Reilly & Declan Jones

White Bay 18 @ 17 Oct - after the finish with Conor Tarlington, Mike O’Reilly & Declan Jones

Stewart Campbell will welcome you to the BiciSport Happy Wheels Waterloo Christmas Party to be held on Friday 7 December from 5.30pm. Free food & drinks supplied and it’ll be a great night. Make it a date.

Stewart Campbell will welcome you to the BiciSport Happy Wheels Waterloo Christmas Party to be held on Friday 7 December from 5.30pm. Free food & drinks supplied and it’ll be a great night. Make it a date.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • White Bay Criteriums @ 17 Nov - Both Conor Tarlington & Declan Jones rode the Division 2 criterium on the Sydney Harbour foreshores. Action was fast & furious on a sharp 600m metre hot dog circuit. Declan Jones rode an excellent criterium supported by Conor Tarlington.

  • HART Criteriums @ St Ives @ 16 Nov - Declan Jones rode well in A grade

  • Tour of Tasmania @ 14-18 Nov - Alex Simmons enjoyed his Commissaire #2 drive at the ToT.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 20 Nov - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm

  • 23 Nov - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC), Waratah Park Sutherland Criteriums (Sutherland CC)

  • 24-25 Nov - Giro Della Donna NRS + Cyclosportive (Warburton Vic) featuring Alberto Contador as a special guest

  • 24 Nov - Illawarra Track Open (Dapto)

  • 25 Nov - Western Sydney Dragway (Waratah Masters CC)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term resuming 15 October.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 19, 21 & 23 Nov - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

  • 21 Nov - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station (to Calga & return for 65k)

  • 22 Nov (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 24 Nov -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

    • HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.

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

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

Conor Tarlington with the new summer style all blue BiciSport jersey

Conor Tarlington with the new summer style all blue BiciSport jersey

NEW SUMMER STYLE BICISPORT JERSEYS - NOW ON OFFER

  • BiciSport has retained the well known black-blue racing kit, but now offers special summer weight training options in lighter colours (either all blue or a white-blue combination). Champion Systems remain the manufacturer of choice. If you’d like to place an order please contact Mike O’Reilly on bicisport1@gmail.com or 0417 403 244

News Shorts - 12 November

West Head Road Race @ 11 Nov - Cat Haines (BiciSport Pilu Racing) races to 6th in Womens Division 1 at West Head

West Head Road Race @ 11 Nov - Cat Haines (BiciSport Pilu Racing) races to 6th in Womens Division 1 at West Head

West Head Road Race @ 11 Nov - Declan Jones did a fine ride in Division 2

West Head Road Race @ 11 Nov - Declan Jones did a fine ride in Division 2

The BiciSport Happy Wheels Christmas Party is on Friday 7 December commencing at 5.30pm at Happy Wheels Waterloo. Drink, food & music is provided free of charge. Its a great night & hope to see you there.

The BiciSport Happy Wheels Christmas Party is on Friday 7 December commencing at 5.30pm at Happy Wheels Waterloo. Drink, food & music is provided free of charge. Its a great night & hope to see you there.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Clarence Street Cup @ 10 Nov - Both David Browne & Graham Cockerton made the Clarence Street Cup Wheelrace Final. David Browne finished 6th. Mike Smith also rode well.

  • West Head Road Race @ 11 Nov - Cat Haines took 6th in Womens Division 1 & Declan Jones an excellent 7th in Division 2.

  • Tour of Tasmania @ 14-18 Nov - Alex Simmons is driving Commissaire # 2 at the upcoming Tour of Tasmania

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 13 Nov - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm

  • 14-18 Nov - Tour of Tasmania (NRS)

  • 16 Nov - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC), Waratah Park Sutherland Criteriums (Sutherland CC)

  • 17 Nov - White Bay Criteriums (NRS #2)

  • 18 Nov - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters CC), Mt Ku Ring Gai Criterium (Northern Sydney CC)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term resuming 15 October.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 12, 14 & 16 Nov - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

  • 14 Nov - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station (to Calga & return for 65k)

  • 15 Nov (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 17 Nov -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

    • HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.

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

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

NEW SUMMER STYLE BICISPORT JERSEYS - NOW ON OFFER

  • BiciSport has retained the well known black-blue racing kit, but now offers special summer weight training options in lighter colours (either all blue or a white-blue combination). Champion Systems remain the manufacturer of choice. If you’d like to place an order please contact Mike O’Reilly on bicisport1@gmail.com or 0417 403 244

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News Shorts - 5 November

Can4Cancer Ride @ 28 Oct - Graham Cockerton (BiciSport Master) helped raise over $2m for cancer research

Can4Cancer Ride @ 28 Oct - Graham Cockerton (BiciSport Master) helped raise over $2m for cancer research

Happy Wheels Waterloo-BiciSport Christmas Party is on Friday 7 December @ 5.30pm at the shop. All BiciSport members & friends welcome. BYO big smile …

Happy Wheels Waterloo-BiciSport Christmas Party is on Friday 7 December @ 5.30pm at the shop. All BiciSport members & friends welcome. BYO big smile …

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Can4Cancer Ride @ 25-28 Oct - Graham Cockerton rode something like 150k per day in the aid of cancer research. Well done Graham.

  • HART St Ives @ 2 Nov - Conor Tarlington rode well in A grade

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 6 Nov - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm

  • 9 Nov - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC), Waratah Park Sutherland Criteriums (Sutherland CC)

  • 10 Nov - Bass Coast Classic Cyclosportive (Inverloch, Vic), Clarence Street Cup (DGV).

    • BiciSport has won the Clarence Street Cup three times with Alex Sommers, David Browne & Lise Benjamin. This year its down to David Browne & Graham Cockerton to defend the faith.

  • 11 Nov - Western Sydney Dragway (Waratah Masters CC), West Head Road Race (Manly CC), CA National Criterium Series #1 (Launceston, Tas)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term resuming 15 October.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 5, 7 & 9 Nov - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

  • 7 Nov - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station (to Calga & return for 65k)

  • 8 Nov (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 10 Nov -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

    • HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.

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

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

NEW SUMMER STYLE BICISPORT JERSEYS - NOW on OFFER

  • BiciSport has retained the well known black-blue racing kit, but now offers special summer weight training options in lighter colours (either all blue or a white-blus combination). Champion Systems remain the manufacturer of choice. If you’d like to place an order please contact Mike O’Reilly on bicisport1@gmail.com or 0417 403 244

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News Shorts - 29 October

Silver Linings Charity Ride @ Breadalbane @ 22 Oct - The peloton with some locals on the side of the road

Silver Linings Charity Ride @ Breadalbane @ 22 Oct - The peloton with some locals on the side of the road

Silver Linings Charity Ride @ Gunning @ 22 Oct - Clint Stanaway left (Channel 9 Presenter in Melbourne) with Georgie Herbert right

Silver Linings Charity Ride @ Gunning @ 22 Oct - Clint Stanaway left (Channel 9 Presenter in Melbourne) with Georgie Herbert right

Silver Linings Charity Ride @ Jugiong @ 22 Oct - Before the stage start from Jugiong to Harden

Silver Linings Charity Ride @ Jugiong @ 22 Oct - Before the stage start from Jugiong to Harden

Silver Linings Charity Ride @ Dog on the Tucker Box Gundagai @ 23 Oct

Silver Linings Charity Ride @ Dog on the Tucker Box Gundagai @ 23 Oct

Silver Linings Charity Ride @ Dog on the Tucker Box Gundagai @ 23 Oct

Silver Linings Charity Ride @ Dog on the Tucker Box Gundagai @ 23 Oct

SILVER LININGS CHARITY RIDE - CANBERRA TO MELBOURNE

BiciSport Happy Wheels supported the Silver Linings charity ride from 22 October to the Albury stage finish on 24 October. The course was far from easy with the Monday featuring Canberra Gunning over 100k, with solid climbing over 40k from Jugiong to Harden. The charity ride raised money for ovarian cancer research. Go to www.silverliningride.com.au to make a donation.

The Silver Linings route details were … Sun 21 Oct - Canberra to Goulburn (via Collector & Breadalbane), Mon 22 Oct - Canberra to Gunning, Jugiong to Harden, Tues 23 Oct - Gundagai to Wagga Wagga, Wed 24 Oct - Wagga Wagga to Albury (via Culcairn), Thurs 25 Oct - Albury to Shepparton, Fri-Sun 25-27 Oct - Shepparton, Bendigo, Romsey, Melbourne (finish was at the MCG). Next year the ride goes around Tasmania.

GREAT CYCLE CHALLENGE - with PETER VERHOEVEN

Peter Verhoeven (BiciSport Master) is riding 1500 kilometres with the aim to raise $1500 for childrens’ cancer research

If you wish to contribute please go to

  • https://greatcyclechallenge.com.au/Riders/PeterVerhoeven

BiciSport Bright (Vic) Training Camp @ 27 Oct - Ian Grainger, Karl Hoad & Graeme Cocks

BiciSport Bright (Vic) Training Camp @ 27 Oct - Ian Grainger, Karl Hoad & Graeme Cocks

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Bright (Vic) Training Group 25-28 Oct - too much fun was had with a near 20 up sized BiciSport peloton with rides over Mt Hotham, Tawonga Gap, Mt Buffalo & Buckland Valley

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 30 Oct - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm

  • 2 Nov - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC), Waratah Park Sutherland Criteriums (Sutherland CC)

  • 2-11 Nov - Pan Pacific Masters Games (Gold Coast)

  • 4 Nov - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters CC)

  • 3-4 Nov - National Junior Track Series (DGV)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term resuming 15 October.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 29, 31 Oct, 2 Nov - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

  • 31 Oct - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station (to Calga & return for 65k)

  • 1 Nov (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 3 Nov -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

    • HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.

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

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

BiciSport Tour de France 1975 team car @ 27 Oct … its been 18 long months since it last moved but the Peugeot 504 again lives thanks to Steve Dixon (BiciSport)

BiciSport Tour de France 1975 team car @ 27 Oct … its been 18 long months since it last moved but the Peugeot 504 again lives thanks to Steve Dixon (BiciSport)

News Shorts - 22 October

Masters Nationals 18 - Ian Grainger in the Criterium

Masters Nationals 18 - Ian Grainger in the Criterium

Masters Nationals 18 - Randolph Baral in the Time Trial

Masters Nationals 18 - Randolph Baral in the Time Trial

Masters Nationals 18 - Randolph Baral in the Time Trial

Masters Nationals 18 - Randolph Baral in the Time Trial

Bowral Classic 120k @ 21 Oct - Ben Elliott, Stewart & Mirielle Campbell with Conor Tarlington

Bowral Classic 120k @ 21 Oct - Ben Elliott, Stewart & Mirielle Campbell with Conor Tarlington

Bowral Classic @ 21 Oct - Mike O’Reilly & Stewart Campbell

Bowral Classic @ 21 Oct - Mike O’Reilly & Stewart Campbell

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Heffron Park @ 16 Oct - Declan Jones & Rolly Delaytz both rode well.

  • Aust Masters Road Championships @ 18-21 Oct @ Gippsland

    • 17 Oct @ ITT @ Metung - Ian Grainger finished 8th in the ITT & Randolph Baral 9th

    • 18-19 Oct @ Road Races @ Swan Reach - Ian Grainger was a bunch finish, sprinting for 2nd place

    • 20 Oct @ Criteriums @ Paynesville - Ian Grainger a bunch finish

  • Bowral Classic @ 21 Oct - A strong BiciSport (Happy Wheels) contingent lined up for the 3rd Bowral Classic. Thanks to Stewart Campbell for co-ordinating the BiciSport team.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 23 Oct - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm

  • 26 Oct - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC)

  • 27 Oct - Daylesford Cyclosportive (Vic), Wagga Track Open

  • 28 Oct - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters CC), Coffs Harbour Cyclosportive

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SILVER LININGS CHARITY RIDE - CANBERRA TO MELBOURNE

BiciSport is supporting the Silver Linings charity ride with full convoy support. The charity ride is raising money for ovarian cancer research. Go to www.silverliningride.com.au to make a donation.

The Silver Linings route details are -

  • Sun 21 Oct - Canberra to Goulburn (via Collector & Breadalbane)

  • Mon 22 Oct - Canberra to Gunning, Jugiong to Harden 

  • Tues 23 Oct - Gundagai to Wagga Wagga

  • Wed 24 Oct - Wagga Wagga to Albury (via Culcairn)

  • Thurs 25 Oct - Albury to Shepparton

  • Fri-Sun 25-27 Oct - Shepparton, Bendigo, Romsey, Melbourne

 
BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term resuming 15 October.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 22, 24, 26 Oct - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

  • 25 Oct (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 25-28 Oct - BiciSport Bright Training Camp (Vic)

  • 27 Oct -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

    • HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.

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

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

Heffron Park @ 16 Oct - Rolly Delaytz

Heffron Park @ 16 Oct - Rolly Delaytz

Heffron Park @ 16 Oct - Rolly Delaytz

Heffron Park @ 16 Oct - Rolly Delaytz

Heffron Park @ 16 Oct - Declan Jones

Heffron Park @ 16 Oct - Declan Jones

Heffron Park @ 16 Oct - Declan Jones

Heffron Park @ 16 Oct - Declan Jones

News Shorts - 15 October

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World Masters Track Championships @ Los Angeles @ 8 Oct - Lise Benjamin took Gold in both Time Trial & Team Sprint

World Masters Track Championships @ Los Angeles @ 8 Oct - Lise Benjamin took Gold in both Time Trial & Team Sprint

World Masters Track Championships @ 8 Oct - Lise Benjamin set a new World Record of 39.498secs

World Masters Track Championships @ 8 Oct - Lise Benjamin set a new World Record of 39.498secs

World Masters Track Championships @ 8 Oct - Lise Benjamin

World Masters Track Championships @ 8 Oct - Lise Benjamin

World Masters Track Championships @ 8 Oct - Lise Benjamin on the podium

World Masters Track Championships @ 8 Oct - Lise Benjamin on the podium

World Masters Track Championships @ 12 Oct - Mike Smith (centre) takes Gold in the Team Sprint

World Masters Track Championships @ 12 Oct - Mike Smith (centre) takes Gold in the Team Sprint

World Masters Track Championships @ 12 Oct - Mike Smith (centre) on the Team Sprint podium

World Masters Track Championships @ 12 Oct - Mike Smith (centre) on the Team Sprint podium

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS - WORLD MASTERS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

LISE BENJAMIN - GOLD IN TIME TRIAL & TEAM SPRINT, BRONZE IN SPRINT

MIKE SMITH - GOLD IN TEAM SPRINT & SILVER in SPRINT

  • UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships @ Los Angeles @ 6-13 October

    • Individual Time Trial @ 8 Oct

      • W60-64 - Lise Benjamin took Gold (and a new World Record in 39.498secs (second was 41.359secs & third 41.487secs)

      • M45-49 - Mike Smith rode the second fastest first lap @ 19.601secs and finished 26th (report to come)

    • Sprint @ Oct 10-11

      • M45-49 - Mike Smith rode a ‘pb’ in Sydney just before he departed for LA, so the chances of a good result in the Sprint were high. Mike qualified 6th in qualifying (200m in 11.028secs), but them matched into the Gold medal round against Ainars Kiksis (Latvia). Mike took an outstanding Silver medal.

      • W55+ - Lise Benjamin qualified second fastest (in 12.927secs) then took the Bronze medal

    • Team Sprint @ 12-13 Oct

      • W65+ - Lise Benjamin teamed up with Anna Whitten to win the Team Sprint in 38.830secs

      • M45-54 - Mike Smith took the Gold with Gavin White & Daniel Rickard in 48.196secs

  • Heffron Park @ 9 Oct - Heffron Park kicked off the 33rd summer season in fine style with big fields in every grade. Conor Tarlington went top 10 in a hectic sprint with prominent rides by Stewart Campbell & Graham Cockerton

  • National Capital Tour (Canberra) @ 13-14 Oct - Conor Tarlington (Div 1) & Declan Jones (Div 2) both had a tough day at the Canberra office. The stage 1 time trial was 16k alongside the Majura Freeway and was super fast. The road stage used much of the same roads as the time trial then finished with the Mt Majura climb (similar to the climb out of Akuna Bay). Sunday was a Criterium around the Australian Institute of Sport.

  • Newcastle Kooragang @ 13 Oct - Both Ruth Strapp & Rhett Hall were both a peloton finish.

BICISPORT AT BOWRAL CLASSIC - SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER

  • Happy Wheels is coordinating a BiciSport group ride at the upcoming Bowral Classic on Sunday 21 October at 6.45am.

  • Meeting Point is the corner of Boolwey St & Bowral Main Street (B73). For further information contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244.

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RACING THIS WEEK

  • 15-20 Oct - Alice Springs Masters Games (NT)

  • 16 Oct - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) from 6.00pm

  • 18-21 Oct - Cycling Aust Masters Road Championships (Gippsland, Vic) - BiciSport starters Ian Grainger, Jeremy Hopson & Randolph Baral

  • 21 Oct - Western Sydney Dragway Enduro (Waratah Masters CC), Bowral Classic Cyclosportive

  • 21-28 Oct - Silver Linings Charity Ride for Ovarian Cancer Research (Canberra-Melbourne) supported by BiciSport & Happy Wheels

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term resuming 15 October.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 15, 17, 19 Oct - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

  • 17 Oct (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return. 

  • 18 Oct (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 20 Oct -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

    • HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.

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

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

National Capital Tour @ Canberra @ 13 Oct - Before the start with Declan Jones & Mike O’Reilly

National Capital Tour @ Canberra @ 13 Oct - Before the start with Declan Jones & Mike O’Reilly

National Capital Tour @ Canberra @ 13 Oct - Conor Tarlington at the Time Trial

National Capital Tour @ Canberra @ 13 Oct - Conor Tarlington at the Time Trial

National Capital Tour @ Canberra @ 13 Oct - Declan Jones in the Division 2 Road Race

National Capital Tour @ Canberra @ 13 Oct - Declan Jones in the Division 2 Road Race

National Capital Tour @ Canberra @ 14 Oct - Declan Jones in the Division 2 Criterium

National Capital Tour @ Canberra @ 14 Oct - Declan Jones in the Division 2 Criterium

National Capital Tour @ Canberra @ 14 Oct - Conor Tarlington in the Division 1 Criterium

National Capital Tour @ Canberra @ 14 Oct - Conor Tarlington in the Division 1 Criterium

Heffron Park @ 9 Oct - Rolly Delaytz, Ben Elliott & Conor Tarlington

Heffron Park @ 9 Oct - Rolly Delaytz, Ben Elliott & Conor Tarlington

Heffron Park @ 9 Oct - Graham Cockerton (white helmet)

Heffron Park @ 9 Oct - Graham Cockerton (white helmet)

Heffron Park @ 9 Oct - Rolly Delaytz leads Stewart Campbell

Heffron Park @ 9 Oct - Rolly Delaytz leads Stewart Campbell

News Shorts - 8 October

Waratah Masters @ Eastern Creek @ 7 Oct - Tom Green (BiciSport Anytime Fitness) took the B grade win

Waratah Masters @ Eastern Creek @ 7 Oct - Tom Green (BiciSport Anytime Fitness) took the B grade win

Waratah Masters @ Eastern Creek @ 7 Oct - Tom Green (BiciSport Anytime Fitness) claimed the trophy and then some …

Waratah Masters @ Eastern Creek @ 7 Oct - Tom Green (BiciSport Anytime Fitness) claimed the trophy and then some …

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BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS - GREEN TAKES SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

  • UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships @ Los Angeles @ 6-13 October - Mike Smith & Lise Benjamin contest the upcoming World Track Championships. Follow all the action via www.mastersworldsla.com

  • Southern Hemisphere Cup @ Eastern Creek @ 7 Oct - Tom Green attacked with 600m to go and jumped the B grade peloton for a fine victory with good supporting rides by Graham Cockerton & Dominic Zumbo.

BICISPORT AT BOWRAL CLASSIC - 21 OCTOBER

  • Happy Wheels is coordinating a BiciSport group ride at the upcoming Bowral Classic on Sunday 21 October at 6.15am. Meeting Point is the corner of Boolwey St & Bowral Main Street (B73). For further information contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244.

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RACING THIS WEEK

  • 9 Oct - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra) - see Summer Calendar below

  • 10-13 Oct - Oceania Track Championships (Adelaide)

  • 13-14 Oct - National Capital Tour (Canberra). BiciSport starters Conor Tarlington & Declan Jones

  • 14 Oct - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters CC), Spring Cycle Cyclosportive (North Sydney to Homebush)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are EASIER with the NSW School holidays starting.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 8, 10, 12 Oct - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

  • 10 Oct (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return. 

  • 11 Oct (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 13 Oct -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

    • HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.

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

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

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NSW State Road Championships 1963 in Centennial Park Sydney. The road system now goes in the opposite direction and this is the corner before the long climb towards the Paddington Gates

NSW State Road Championships 1963 in Centennial Park Sydney. The road system now goes in the opposite direction and this is the corner before the long climb towards the Paddington Gates

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News Shorts - 1 October

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UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships (Los Angeles) - Mike Smith (BiciSport) will be in action from October 6-13

UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships (Los Angeles) - Mike Smith (BiciSport) will be in action from October 6-13

UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships (Los Angeles) - Lise Benjamin (BiciSport) will join Mike Smith in Los Angeles to contest both the Sprint, Team Sprint & ITT events.

UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships (Los Angeles) - Lise Benjamin (BiciSport) will join Mike Smith in Los Angeles to contest both the Sprint, Team Sprint & ITT events.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships @ Los Angeles @ 6-13 October - Mike Smith & Lise Benjamin contest the upcoming World Track Championships. Follow all the action via www.mastersworldsla.com

  • Sprint Grand Prix @ DGV @ 29 Sept - Lise Benjamin & Mike Smith both featured in final preparation for the World Masters Championships. Mike Smith set a blistering personal best in the 200m Sprint Qualiying of 10.9secs.

  • David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) together with Paul Craft rode the first 45k (Wisemans Ferry to Wisemans Ferry) of the proposed Wisemans Ferry to Calga Road Race. The ride itself started with the Wisemans Ferry-St Albans ferry crossing then meandered towards the village of St Albans. Crossing the river at St Albans and another right hand turn back towards Wisemans Ferry (this time from the other side of the river) was greeted with some 8.0k of Roubaix quality dirt .. hardly a car in sight for a sensational ride.

Wisemans to Calga gets interesting from the outset with picturesque countryside straight from Wisemans Ferry, then 8.0k of dirt just after St Albans plus the tough climb to Mangrove Mountain and a traditional finish at Calga

Wisemans to Calga gets interesting from the outset with picturesque countryside straight from Wisemans Ferry, then 8.0k of dirt just after St Albans plus the tough climb to Mangrove Mountain and a traditional finish at Calga

BICISPORT AT BOWRAL CLASSIC - 21 OCTOBER

  • Happy Wheels is coordinating a BiciSport group ride at the upcoming Bowral Classic on Sunday 21 October at 6.15am. Meeting Point is the corner of Boolwey St & Bowral Main Street (B73). For further information contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 7-9 Oct - Tour of Gippsland (NRS, Vic)

  • 6-7 Oct - Melbourne Cup on Wheels (DISC Velodrome, Melbourne)

  • 7 Oct - Southern Hemipshere Cup, Eastern Creek (Waratah Masters CC) - BiciSport starters Graham Cockerton, Jeremy Hopson & Dominic Zumbo

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are EASIER with the NSW School holidays starting.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville) … its just never ending

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights) … so is this !

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 1, 3, 5 Oct - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

  • 3 Oct (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return. 

  • 4 Oct (Thurs) -

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

    • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

  • 6 Oct -

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

    • HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.

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

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

Its magpie season, so be alert

Its magpie season, so be alert

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The BiciSport Saturday morning coffee is taken at the Miramare Sandstone Cafe (just off Myoora Rd) at Terrey Hills from 9.30am. All welcome.

The BiciSport Saturday morning coffee is taken at the Miramare Sandstone Cafe (just off Myoora Rd) at Terrey Hills from 9.30am. All welcome.

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News Shorts - 24 September

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 23 Sept - Jordan Reizes took Gold in the M5 Criterium

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 23 Sept - Jordan Reizes took Gold in the M5 Criterium

NSW Masters Road Championships - Jordan Reizes took both Gold (Criterium) & Silver (Road Race)

NSW Masters Road Championships - Jordan Reizes took both Gold (Criterium) & Silver (Road Race)

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 22 Sept - Ruth Strapp at the W4 Road Race start

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 22 Sept - Ruth Strapp at the W4 Road Race start

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 22 Sept - Ruth Strapp in the W4 Road Race

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 22 Sept - Ruth Strapp in the W4 Road Race

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 23 Sept - Ruth Strapp 4th in the W4 Criterium

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 23 Sept - Ruth Strapp 4th in the W4 Criterium

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 24 Sept - Ruth Strapp took 3rd in the W4 Time Trial

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 24 Sept - Ruth Strapp took 3rd in the W4 Time Trial

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 22 Sept - Peter Budd at the M6 Road Race start

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 22 Sept - Peter Budd at the M6 Road Race start

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 22 Sept - Peter Budd during the M6 Road Race

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 22 Sept - Peter Budd during the M6 Road Race

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 24 Sept - Peter Budd finished 8th in the M6 Time Trial

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 24 Sept - Peter Budd finished 8th in the M6 Time Trial

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 23 Sept - Rhett Hall (#177) took 8th in the M4 Criterium

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 23 Sept - Rhett Hall (#177) took 8th in the M4 Criterium

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 23 Sept - Cath Haines with Silver in the W3 Criterium

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 23 Sept - Cath Haines with Silver in the W3 Criterium

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 22 Sept - A not so happy Randolph Baral crashed with just 2.5k to go to the finish   of the M5 Road Race but with every intention of starting the Individual Time Trial on the Monday.

NSW Masters Road Championships @ 22 Sept - A not so happy Randolph Baral crashed with just 2.5k to go to the finish of the M5 Road Race but with every intention of starting the Individual Time Trial on the Monday.

NSW Masters Championships @ 24 Sept - Randolph Baral took the Silver in M5 Time Trial

NSW Masters Championships @ 24 Sept - Randolph Baral took the Silver in M5 Time Trial

NSW Masters Championships @ 24 Sept - Randolph Baral Silver Medal

NSW Masters Championships @ 24 Sept - Randolph Baral Silver Medal

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS - REIZES, HOPSON, HAINES, STRAPP & BARAL TAKE MEDALS

NSW Masters Road Championships @ Orange @ 22-24 Sept

  • Road Races @ 22 Sept .. M2 - Jeremy Hopson 7th @ 3min36secs .. M5 - Jordan Reizes Silver, Dean Gale 8th, Matt Coy 24th @ 51secs, Randolph Baral DNF (crashed) .. M6 - Peter Budd 15th @ 32secs .. W3 - Cath Haines 4th @ 4min30secs .. W4 - Ruth Strapp 6th @ 6min 8secs.

  • Criteriums @ 23 Sept .. M2 - Jeremy Hopson Bronze .. M4 - Rhett Hall 8th .. M5 - Jordan Reizes Gold, Dean Gale 9th, Matt Coy 17th .. M6 - Peter Budd 6th .. W3 - Cath Haines Silver .. W4 - Ruth Strapp 4th.

  • Individual Time Trials @ 24 Sept .. M5 - Randolph Baral Silver .. M6 - Peter Budd 8th .. W4 - Ruth Strapp Bronze

WISEMANS FERRY - ST ALBANS RECCE - 29 SEPTEMBER

* BiciSport is assisting with a new event on the NSW road racing calendar, being Wisemans Ferry - St Albans - Central Mangrove - Calga over a challenging 115k. A small group will be riding the first 45k on Saturday 29 September starting from the Wisemans Ferry Post Office @ 8.00am (the 45k includes 8k of dirt from St Albans to Wisemans Ferry). If your interested please contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244

BICISPORT AT BOWRAL CLASSIC - 21 OCTOBER

* Happy Wheels is coordinating a BiciSport group ride at the upcoming Bowral Classic on Sunday 21 October at 6.15am. Meeting Point is the corner of Boolwey St & Bowral Main Street (B73). For further information contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 29 Sept - Sprint Grand Prix Round 1 (DGV) - BiciSport starters Mike Smith & Lise Benjamin

  • 30 Sept - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters CC)

  • 1 Oct (Mon) - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters CC)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term in full swing.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville)

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights)

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

All group rides are cancelled if wet

*  24, 26, 28 Sept - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am to 9.15am  

*  26 Sept (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return. 

*  27 Sept (Thurs) - Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels shop at Waterloo. Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

*  29 Sept -

  • Wisemans Ferry Post Office @ 8.00am for St Albans 45k Loop

  • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). 

  • HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am.

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

*  30 Sept - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

Miramare Sandstone Cafe just off Myoora Rd Terrey Hills is the BiciSport coffee house of choice every Saturday morning from 9.30am. All welcome.

Miramare Sandstone Cafe just off Myoora Rd Terrey Hills is the BiciSport coffee house of choice every Saturday morning from 9.30am. All welcome.

Eddy Merckx @ Paris Roubaix getting a bike change with the assistance of Lomme Driessens (Faemino Team Manager). The Peugeot 404 is the Feamino team car of choice.

Eddy Merckx @ Paris Roubaix getting a bike change with the assistance of Lomme Driessens (Faemino Team Manager). The Peugeot 404 is the Feamino team car of choice.





News Shorts - 17 September

RAW Track @ 14 Sept - David Browne took the overall pointscore win in Division 2

RAW Track @ 14 Sept - David Browne took the overall pointscore win in Division 2

Hunter Valley Masters @ 16 Sept - Ruth Strapp won C grade and earned promotion to B grade

Hunter Valley Masters @ 16 Sept - Ruth Strapp won C grade and earned promotion to B grade

Amy’s Gran Fondo @ Lorne @ 16 Sept - Peter & Melissa Budd

Amy’s Gran Fondo @ Lorne @ 16 Sept - Peter & Melissa Budd

Stelvio climb Italy @ 12 Sept … Brett Tarlington (BiciSport Oakwood Lifestyle Advisers) with a hint of “I’ve just been mugged by a burly Italian monster called Stelvio” (…  who then stole my bike ? …  ) with a touch of more to come in the background.

Stelvio climb Italy @ 12 Sept … Brett Tarlington (BiciSport Oakwood Lifestyle Advisers) with a hint of “I’ve just been mugged by a burly Italian monster called Stelvio” (… who then stole my bike ? … ) with a touch of more to come in the background.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

RAW Track @ DGV @ 14 Sept - The final RAW for Winter 18 and David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took the Division 2 pointscore at RAW. The crowd roars ! ! ! !

* Tarlington meets the Stelvio @ 12 Sept - Seemingly if you haven’t done the Stelvio climb in Italy this year then you must be the only BiciSport person who hasn’t with Brett Tarlington, Frank Signor, Melissa & Peter Budd, David Cooper, Brad Mills & Ian Grainger all giving it a crack

* Amy’s Grand Fondo @ 16 Sept - Peter & Melissa Budd started and Peter finished 21st for his 8th consecutive qualifying medal to the UCI World Masters Championships (to be held in Poland in 2019). Conditions at Amy’s was cold, wet & windy and there was even snow on the side of the road in parts.   

* Hunter Valley Masters @ 16 Sept - Ruth Strapp took the C grade win from 15 starters & earned a promotion to B grade. Rhett Hall was a peloton finish in A grade.

BICISPORT AT BOWRAL CLASSIC on 21 OCTOBER

* Happy Wheels is coordinating a BiciSport group ride at the upcoming Bowral Classic on Sunday 21 October at 6.15am.

* Meeting Point is the corner of Boolwey St & Bowral Main Street (B73)

* For further information contact Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244

RACING THIS WEEK

22-24 Sept - NSW Masters Road Championships (Orange) - BiciSport starters Peter Budd, Rhett Hall, Ruth Strapp, Ian Grainger, Cat Haines, Dean Gale, Jeremy Hopson, Jordan Reizes, Randolph Baral, Matt Coy

 23 Sept - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters CC), Ourimbah University Criteriums (Central Coast CC)  

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term in full swing.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville)

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights)

    • Pittwater Rd (at Dee Why) with center lane reconstruction

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

    • Forest Way & Mona Vale Rd (Terrey Hills) with intersection reconstruction

  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

*  17, 19, 21 Sept - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

*  19 Sept (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return. Dunc Gray Velodrome 160 Lapper @ 7.00pm (a fast & slow group options)

*  20 Sept (Thurs) - Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels shop at Waterloo. Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

*  22 Sept - Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). HART St Ives-Hornsby-Bobbin Head-Miramare Sandstone Cafe Terrey Hills - departs outside HART St Ives at 7.10am. BiciSport Coffee at Miramire Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am 

*  23 Sept - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

The road from Wisemans Ferry to St Albans is the best kept secret in cycling. Very little motor traffic and just out of St Albans is this delightful panorama (picture taken on 10 Sept). This road will feature in a new event on the NSW road racing calendar in mid May 2019 that includes the St Albans “ Hell of the North ” dirt section very much in the classic Paris Roubaix tradition. Planning for this new event is now well underway.

The road from Wisemans Ferry to St Albans is the best kept secret in cycling. Very little motor traffic and just out of St Albans is this delightful panorama (picture taken on 10 Sept). This road will feature in a new event on the NSW road racing calendar in mid May 2019 that includes the St Albans “Hell of the North” dirt section very much in the classic Paris Roubaix tradition. Planning for this new event is now well underway.

Bormio at the base of the Stelvio climb in Italy remains the place to stay with both the Gavia & Mortirolo climbs as an added bonus

Bormio at the base of the Stelvio climb in Italy remains the place to stay with both the Gavia & Mortirolo climbs as an added bonus

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News Shorts - 10 September

UCI World Masters @ 2 Sept - Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) before the start of the UCI World Masters Road Championships in Varese Italy

UCI World Masters @ 2 Sept - Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) before the start of the UCI World Masters Road Championships in Varese Italy

Gunning Road Races @ 9 Sept - Before the start with L to R - Conor Tarlington & Declan Jones (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

Gunning Road Races @ 9 Sept - Before the start with L to R - Conor Tarlington & Declan Jones (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

Gunning Road Races @ 9 Sept - Mike O'Reilly & Randolph Baral (BiciSport Happy Wheels) before the start.

Gunning Road Races @ 9 Sept - Mike O'Reilly & Randolph Baral (BiciSport Happy Wheels) before the start.

Gunning Road Races @ 9 Sept - Declan Jones to the fore in Division 3 at half distance with some 45k to go

Gunning Road Races @ 9 Sept - Declan Jones to the fore in Division 3 at half distance with some 45k to go

Gunning Road Races @ 9 Sept - Declan Jones finishes 7th in the Division 3 bunch sprint

Gunning Road Races @ 9 Sept - Declan Jones finishes 7th in the Division 3 bunch sprint

Gunning Individual Time Trials @ 8 Sept - Randolph Baral took his first podium in the BiciSport Happy Wheels team

Gunning Individual Time Trials @ 8 Sept - Randolph Baral took his first podium in the BiciSport Happy Wheels team

Newcastle Hunter Valley Masters @ 9 Sept - Ruth Strapp took 3rd in C grade from 25 starters

Newcastle Hunter Valley Masters @ 9 Sept - Ruth Strapp took 3rd in C grade from 25 starters

UCI WORLD MASTERS GRAND FONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS

* UCI World Masters Road Championships @ Varese Italy @ 2 Sept - Both Graeme Cocks & Peter Budd represented BiciSport in Varese. Peter has had a stellar road season to date but an untimely puncture at the 80k mark (of a 135k Masters Championship) didn't help proceedings.    

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

*  RAW Track @ DGV @ 7 Sept - David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) is currently leads (just) in the Division 2 pointscore at RAW at DGV with one round remaining. Exciting ... hear the crowd scream !

Newcastle @ 9 Sept - Ruth Strapp took 3rd in C grade at Hunter Valley Masters (from 25 starters). Rhett Hall rode well in A grade for a peloton finish. Both Ruth & Rhett are going to the NSW Masters Championships in Orange in two weeks time.

Gunning Weekend @ 8-9 Sept - Randolph Baral took an excellent second in the Saturday ITT for Masters 4-5 from 12 starters. Sunday offered the Road Races over the challenging Gunning road circuit to Breadalbane & return. The wind was up and it was a very tough day out. Div 1 over 140k - Conor Tarlington rode well for 15th for a peloton finish considering the windy conditions. Div 3 over 90k - Declan Jones took a fine 7th in a close bunch sprint.    

HAPPY WHEELS NEWS

Randolph Baral has joined the Happy Wheels team effective immediately

RACING THIS WEEK

* 14 September - Final RAW Track (DGV Velodrome) ... will David van der Browne take Division 2 ?

15-16 Sept - Amys Otway Tour (NRS), Amy's Gran Fondo (Vic) - BiciSport starter Peter Budd

 16 Sept - Waratah Club Championships - No Visitors (Waratah Masters CC), Mt Ku Ring Gai Criteriums (Northern Sydney CC)  

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

*  Motor traffic conditions are HEAVIER with the NSW School term in full swing.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks

    • Forest Way (at Forestville)

    • Warringah Rd (at Allambie Heights)

    • Pittwater Rd (at Dee Why) with center lane reconstruction

    • Military Rd (Cremorne to Neutral Bay) with center lane reconstruction

    • Forest Way & Mona Vale Rd (Terrey Hills) with intersection reconstruction

  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

*  10, 12, 14 Sept - Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 8.00am (to 9.15am)  

*  12 Sept (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return. Dunc Gray Velodrome 160 Lapper @ 7.00pm (a fast & slow group options)

*  13 Sept (Thurs) - Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels shop at Waterloo. Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am 

*  15 Sept - Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes  @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA). BiciSport Coffee at Miramire Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am 

*  16 Sept - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

Tour de Bello 18 - Day 2 of the TdB alongside the Kalang River just outside Bellingen offered some great scenery & ideal cycling roads.

Tour de Bello 18 - Day 2 of the TdB alongside the Kalang River just outside Bellingen offered some great scenery & ideal cycling roads.

Tour de Bello 18 - Day 3 of the TdB near the Bonville Golf Course. Stewart & Mirielle Campbell just ahead of Danny O'Keefe

Tour de Bello 18 - Day 3 of the TdB near the Bonville Golf Course. Stewart & Mirielle Campbell just ahead of Danny O'Keefe

Tour de Bello 18 - Stewart Campbell (..  who else ?)  with a black & yellow shoe combination at the seaside Split Cafe in central Sawtell.

Tour de Bello 18 - Stewart Campbell (.. who else ?) with a black & yellow shoe combination at the seaside Split Cafe in central Sawtell.