News Shorts - 21 May

           Vale David Michel - Tim Michel with David Cooper (Northern Suburbs CC & BiciSport)

         Vale David Michel - Tim Michel with David Cooper (Northern Suburbs CC & BiciSport)

VALE DAVID MICHEL

*  Its with great sadness to report the passing of David Michel. David was a member of the Northern Suburbs Cycling Club (now Northern Sydney CC) and raced predominantly through the late 1960's and the 1970's up to 1987. David was an outstanding athlete on both the track & road and besides competing in several Goulburn Liverpool Classics, David also took the Bronze medal in the 1978 NSW 100k Teams Time Championships held on the Castlereagh circuit near the current Penrith Lakes. David was an outstanding individual highly respected by everybody who knew him. Northern Suburbs CC was represented at the service by David Cooper & Mike O'Reilly. 

           Newcastle Kooragang @ 20 May - Ruth Strapp (right) finished as 1st female in the handicap event

         Newcastle Kooragang @ 20 May - Ruth Strapp (right) finished as 1st female in the handicap event

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Newcastle Kooragang @ 20 May - Ruth Strapp returned to racing on 20 May (after her off some 6 weeks ago). Ruth finished 11th overall from 50 starters in the Kooragang Handicap & 1st female

*  ABC Radio @ 14 May - Peter Budd recently featured on an ABC Radio Riverina segment discussing his plans of the upcoming UWCT World Masters Road Championships in Varese Italy.    

UCI Masters World Records ratification stalled - At the National Masters Track Championships in February 2017 Lise Benjamin (BiciSport Master) broke the World Record for the Flying 200m time trial. To ratify the world record Lise underwent (and passed) the mandatory ASADA drug test and BiciSport paid the necessary ASADA fees. Things took a turn for the worse when it was discovered some 12 months later that the necessary paperwork was not lodged with the UCI within the 30 day period and the UCI subsequently rejected the application. CyclingNSW is currently seeking reconsideration of the application.         

TOUR DE BELLO 2018 ... 30 AUGUST TO 2 SEPTEMBER

*  The second Tour de Bello is on with the dates now confirmed. The recent extensions to the northern motorway has gifted both the Coffs Harbour & Bellingen regions with some of the best cycling roads in NSW.  Go to  www.tourdebello.com  for more details and Alex Simmons will host you to four unforgettable days of cycling in truly majestic scenery over delightful traffic free roads. 

                                        Go to www.tourdebello.com

                                      Go to www.tourdebello.com

RACING THIS WEEK

*  26 May - Heffron Super Crits (Heffron Park) 

*  27 May - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters), Victorian ITT Series (Geelong, Vic) 

*  27 May - Dinnerville Handicap (Illawarra CC) - The best BiciSport lineup to a State Open in a long time with BiciSport starters Stewart Campbell, Brett Cocks, Jeremy Hopson, James Thornton, Patrick Conway, Dean Gale, Ian Grainger, Jordan Reizes, Giovani Pilu, William Peters & Mike Foster. 

                       The Giro d'Italia 2018 enters the final week ... Stephen Roche leads the 1987 edition

                     The Giro d'Italia 2018 enters the final week ... Stephen Roche leads the 1987 edition

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details please contact 0417 403 244.  

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

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • Dangerous Mona Vale Rd roadworks outside Piemonte Cafe-Hills Nursery Terrey Hills
  • New "Clearway" provisions now prevail along Forest Way from the Forestville end towards Belrose. 
  • Roadworks continue along Military Rd between Cremorne & Neutral Bay
  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

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

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

 26 May - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  27 May - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am. 

  Mona Vale Rd Terrey Hills - extreme caution needs to used just outside Piemonte Cafe-Hills Nursery with major roadworks forcing cyclists out into the main traffic carriageway. 

Mona Vale Rd Terrey Hills - extreme caution needs to used just outside Piemonte Cafe-Hills Nursery with major roadworks forcing cyclists out into the main traffic carriageway. 

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BICISPORT NOWRA TEAM TIME TRIAL TEAMS - SATURDAY 21 JULY

*  The BiciSport TTT program for Nowra 2018 is detailed below. The Championships are open to all BiciSport riders and includes those riders who may hold a Ride Licence (and may wish to just compete on this one team day of the year). 

*  BiciSport is keen to enter as many club teams as possible - be it under the Anytime Fitnessbanner or with our sponsored racing groups of Pilu Racing or Happy Wheels. We may even combine teams across the groups to allow as many people to ride as possible.   

*  For the Nowra Championships BiciSport will pay all team entry fees & provide team & mechanical support for the 21 July Championships. Additionally BiciSport will pay for the Saturday night accommodation at the Greenwell Point Motel with an organised 50k team ride to Currarong Beach on the Sunday morning. Alternatively, riders may elect to compete in the Ride for Robbie race on the Sunday morning.

*  BiciSport Masters are encouraged to enter the Cervelo Masters Super Series (June 10, June 24, July 15) and the Metro & Country Championships (July 7)

*  BiciSport Team nominations are now open and should be directed via email to

  • Anytime Fitness or Happy Wheels riders - contact bicisport1@gmail.com or Mike O'Reilly on 0417 403 244
  • Pilu Racing riders - contact Jordan Reizes on jordon@alpineescape.com.au 

*  BiciSport Training Schedule

  • June 3 Calga (in conjunction with ATTA)

  • June 10 - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • June 11 (Mon) - Cervelo Masters Super Series #1

  • June 17 - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • June 24 - Cervelo Masters Super Series #2

  • July 1 - Calga (in conjunction with ATTA)

  • July 7 (Sat) - Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre (after Metro & Country Championships)

  • July 8 (Sun) - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • July 14 (Sat) - TTT training venue TBC

  • July 15 - Cervelo Masters Super Series #3

  • July 21 (Sat) - NSW TTT Championships (Nowra Airport)

  • July 22 (Sun) - BiciSport Team Ride from Greenwell Point at 8.00am to Currabong Beach & return, or the Ride for Robbie CyclingNSW Open

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News Shorts - 14 May

 P eter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) has amassed 9 consecutive UCI qualifying medals for the UWCT World Championships. Peter competed in Albi (France) in 2017 and heads to Varese (Italy) in September 2018.

Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) has amassed 9 consecutive UCI qualifying medals for the UWCT World Championships. Peter competed in Albi (France) in 2017 and heads to Varese (Italy) in September 2018.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Grafton to Inverell Classic @ 12 May - The G2I Classic started and finished in very pleasant conditions with little or no wind, but conditions turned somewhat nasty on the mid race Gibraltar Mountain itself. Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) started in Division 3 and finished 35th (from 77 finishers) @ 27min 46secs.   

  The inaugural Tour de Bello in 2017 was hosted by Alex Simmons and was a great success. Note your diary for the 2018 Tour from 30 August to 2 September based in and around Bellingen.

The inaugural Tour de Bello in 2017 was hosted by Alex Simmons and was a great success. Note your diary for the 2018 Tour from 30 August to 2 September based in and around Bellingen.

TOUR DE BELLO 2018 ... 30 August to 2 SEPTember

*  The second Tour de Bello is on with the dates now confirmed. The recent extensions to the northern motorway has gifted both the Coffs Harbour & Bellingen regions with some of the best cycling roads in NSW.  Go to  www.tourdebello.com  for more details and Alex Simmons will host you to four unforgettable days of cycling in truly majestic scenery over delightful traffic free roads. 

RACING THIS WEEK

*  19 May - Heffron Super Crits (Heffron Park) 

*  19 May - Ray Piper Memorial Handicap Calga (Central Coast CC)

20 May - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), 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 now HEAVIER with the start of the NSW School Term.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • Dangerous Mona Vale Rd roadworks outside Piemonte Cafe-Hills Nursery Terrey Hills
  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

*  14 May - Piemonte Cafe carpark @ 11.00am for Duffys Forest & West Head

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

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

 19 May - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  20 May - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am. 

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BICISPORT NOWRA TEAM TIME TRIAL TEAMS - SATURDAY 21 JULY

*  The BiciSport TTT program for Nowra 2018 is detailed below. The Championships are open to all BiciSport riders and includes those riders who may hold a Ride Licence (and may wish to just compete on this one team day of the year). 

*  BiciSport is keen to enter as many club teams as possible - be it under the Anytime Fitnessbanner or with our sponsored racing groups of Pilu Racing or Happy Wheels. We may even combine teams across the groups to allow as many people to ride as possible.   

*  For the Nowra Championships BiciSport will pay all team entry fees & provide team & mechanical support for the 21 July Championships. Additionally BiciSport will pay for the Saturday night accommodation at the Greenwell Point Motel with an organised 50k team ride to Currarong Beach on the Sunday morning. Alternatively, riders may elect to compete in the Ride for Robbie race on the Sunday morning.

*  BiciSport Masters are encouraged to enter the Cervelo Masters Super Series (June 10, June 24, July 15) and the Metro & Country Championships (July 7)

*  BiciSport Team nominations are now open and should be directed via email to

  • Anytime Fitness or Happy Wheels riders - contact bicisport1@gmail.com or Mike O'Reilly on 0417 403 244
  • Pilu Racing riders - contact Jordan Reizes on jordon@alpineescape.com.au 

*  BiciSport Training Schedule

  • June 3 Calga (in conjunction with ATTA)

  • June 10 - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • June 11 (Mon) - Cervelo Masters Super Series #1

  • June 17 - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • June 24 - Cervelo Masters Super Series #2

  • July 1 - Calga (in conjunction with ATTA)

  • July 7 (Sat) - Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre (after Metro & Country Championships)

  • July 8 (Sun) - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • July 14 (Sat) - TTT training venue TBC

  • July 15 - Cervelo Masters Super Series #3

  • July 21 (Sat) - NSW TTT Championships (Nowra Airport)

  • July 22 (Sun) - BiciSport Team Ride from Greenwell Point at 8.00am to Currabong Beach & return, or the Ride for Robbie CyclingNSW Open

  Giro d'Italia is on at present ... Beppe Saronni leads the 1982 edition over the Stelvio Pass

Giro d'Italia is on at present ... Beppe Saronni leads the 1982 edition over the Stelvio Pass

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News Shorts - 7 May

  Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) at the Cootamundra Open on 5 May finished 29th from 100 finishers  

Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) at the Cootamundra Open on 5 May finished 29th from 100 finishers  

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Cootamundra Weekend @ 5 May - Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) finished 29th (from 100 finishers) @ 3min 46secs

ATTA Time Trials @ Calga @ 6 May - 40k option - Tom Green @ 1hr 13min @ 26th from 43 starters. 25k option - Mike Lawson @ 42min 42secs @ 31st from 70 starters, Ian Grainger @ 43min 13secs @ 34th, Raoul Westbrook @ 46min 25secs @ 46th. 

TRAFFIC ALERT ..... MONA VALE ROAD TERREY HILLS 

  One highly dangerous piece of road engineering - drainage works outside of the Piemonte Cafe-Hills Nursery car park entrance. Cyclists using Mona Vale Rd are now forced out into the busy traffic lane. Extreme caution is required or simply avoid Mona Vale Rd altogether and use Myoora Rd. 

One highly dangerous piece of road engineering - drainage works outside of the Piemonte Cafe-Hills Nursery car park entrance. Cyclists using Mona Vale Rd are now forced out into the busy traffic lane. Extreme caution is required or simply avoid Mona Vale Rd altogether and use Myoora Rd. 

WINTER RIDER SAFETY .... be SAFE BE SEEN* 

  With winter soon to be upon us the days are getting shorter, so its time for all riders to consider their own safety on public roads. Next time you go out on public roads in the early morning darkness don't forget to wear bright coloured clothing, some flouro overshoes and excellent flashing lights as recommended training accessories.     

With winter soon to be upon us the days are getting shorter, so its time for all riders to consider their own safety on public roads. Next time you go out on public roads in the early morning darkness don't forget to wear bright coloured clothing, some flouro overshoes and excellent flashing lights as recommended training accessories.     

RACING THIS WEEK

8 May - CyclingNSW Annual General Meeting @ Bankstown Sports Club

*  12 May - Grafton to Inverell Classic (CA NRS) - BiciSport rider Peter Budd, Event Commissaire Alex Simmons & Robyn Sprouster

*  12 May - Heffron Super Crits (Heffron Park) 

*  12-13 May - Tour of the South West (VRS - Warnambool, Vic)

13 May - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters), West Head Road Race (Manly CC) 

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details please contact 0417 403 244.  

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

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • New lane markings are being introduced along Military Rd between Cremorne & Neutral Bay
  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

*  7 May - Piemonte Cafe carpark @ 9.00am for Duffys Forest

*  8 May (Tues) - M7 Cyclepath @ 6.00am @ Wallgrove Rd BP Service Centre   

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

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

 12 May - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  13 May - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am. 

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BICISPORT NOWRA TEAM TIME TRIAL TEAMS - SATURDAY 21 JULY

*  The BiciSport TTT program for Nowra 2018 is detailed below. The Championships are open to all BiciSport riders and includes those riders who may hold a Ride Licence (and may wish to just compete on this one team day of the year). 

*  BiciSport is keen to enter as many club teams as possible - be it under the Anytime Fitnessbanner or with our sponsored racing groups of Pilu Racing or Happy Wheels. We may even combine teams across the groups to allow as many people to ride as possible.   

*  For the Nowra Championships BiciSport will pay all team entry fees & provide team & mechanical support for the 21 July Championships. Additionally BiciSport will pay for the Saturday night accommodation at the Greenwell Point Motel with an organised 50k team ride to Currarong Beach on the Sunday morning. Alternatively, riders may elect to compete in the Ride for Robbie race on the Sunday morning.

*  BiciSport Masters are encouraged to enter the Cervelo Masters Super Series (June 10, June 24, July 15) and the Metro & Country Championships (July 7)

*  BiciSport Team nominations are now open and should be directed via email to

  • Anytime Fitness or Happy Wheels riders - contact bicisport1@gmail.com or Mike O'Reilly on 0417 403 244
  • Pilu Racing riders - contact Jordan Reizes on jordon@alpineescape.com.au 

*  BiciSport Training Schedule

  • June 3 Calga (in conjunction with ATTA)

  • June 10 - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • June 11 (Mon) - Cervelo Masters Super Series #1

  • June 17 - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • June 24 - Cervelo Masters Super Series #2

  • July 1 - Calga (in conjunction with ATTA)

  • July 7 (Sat) - Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre (after Metro & Country Championships)

  • July 8 (Sun) - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • July 14 (Sat) - TTT training venue TBC

  • July 15 - Cervelo Masters Super Series #3

  • July 21 (Sat) - NSW TTT Championships (Nowra Airport)

  • July 22 (Sun) - BiciSport Team Ride from Greenwell Point at 8.00am to Currabong Beach & return, or the Ride for Robbie CyclingNSW Open

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News Shorts - 30 April

  Nowra 2017 State Team Time Trial Championships - Pilu Racing took an outstanding victory in the Masters 150+ category. The BiciSport training program for Nowra 2018 starts on Sunday 6 May at Calga (in conjunction with the monthly ATTA time trial promotion). The BiciSport TTT program is detailed below in this weekly News section and nominations for the 21 July Championships are now open - simply email bicisport1@gmail.com

Nowra 2017 State Team Time Trial Championships - Pilu Racing took an outstanding victory in the Masters 150+ category. The BiciSport training program for Nowra 2018 starts on Sunday 6 May at Calga (in conjunction with the monthly ATTA time trial promotion). The BiciSport TTT program is detailed below in this weekly News section and nominations for the 21 July Championships are now open - simply email bicisport1@gmail.com

RACING THIS WEEK

5 May - Calga Road Race (Central Coast CC), Heffron Super Crits (Heffron Park) 

*  5-6 May - Cootamundra Weekend (CyclingNSW)

6 May - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Calga ITT & BiciSport TTT (ATTA) 

5-11 - Sydney to Surfers Paradise Cyclosportive

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details please contact 0417 403 244.  

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

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • New lane markings are being introduced along Military Rd between Cremorne & Neutral Bay
  • Parriwi Rd Spit Bridge cyclepath ramp is now completed
  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

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

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

 5 May - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  6 May - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am. BiciSport Team Time Trial training @ Calga from 8.00am

                                    BiciSport Nowra TTT 2018 Team mascot is Fergus Van Der Dog

                                  BiciSport Nowra TTT 2018 Team mascot is Fergus Van Der Dog

BICISPORT nowra TEAM TIME TRIAL TEAMS - saturday 21 JULY

The BiciSport TTT program for Nowra 2018 is detailed below. The Championships are open to all BiciSport riders and includes those riders who may hold a Ride Licence (and may wish to just compete on this one team day of the year). 

BiciSport is keen to enter as many club teams as possible - be it under the Anytime Fitness banner or with our sponsored racing groups of Pilu Racing or Happy Wheels. We may even combine teams across the groups to allow as many people to ride as possible.   

For the Nowra Championships BiciSport will pay all team entry fees & provide team & mechanical support for the 21 July Championships. Additionally BiciSport will pay for the Saturday night accommodation at the Greenwell Point Motel with an organised 50k team ride to Currarong Beach on the Sunday morning. Alternatively, riders may elect to compete in the Ride for Robbie race on the Sunday morning.

BiciSport Masters are encouraged to enter the Cervelo Masters Super Series (June 10, June 24, July 15) and the Metro & Country Championships (July 7)

BiciSport Team nominations are now open and should be directed via email to

  • Anytime Fitness or Happy Wheels riders - contact bicisport1@gmail.com or Mike O'Reilly on 0417 403 244
  • Pilu Racing riders - contact Jordan Reizes on jordon@alpineescape.com.au 

BiciSport Training Schedule

  • May 6 - Calga (in conjunction with ATTA)

  • June 3 Calga (in conjunction with ATTA)

  • June 10 - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • June 11 (Mon) - Cervelo Masters Super Series #1

  • June 17 - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • June 24 - Cervelo Masters Super Series #2

  • July 1 - Calga (in conjunction with ATTA)

  • July 7 (Sat) - Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre (after Metro & Country Championships)

  • July 8 (Sun) - Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills (meet 7.00am, depart 7.30am)

  • July 14 (Sat) - TTT training venue TBC

  • July 15 - Cervelo Masters Super Series #3

  • July 21 (Sat) - NSW TTT Championships (Nowra Airport)

  • July 22 (Sun) - BiciSport Team Ride from Greenwell Point at 8.00am to Currabong Beach & return, or the Ride for Robbie CyclingNSW Open

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News Shorts - 23 April

  Blayney to Bathurst Cyclosportive 18 - Ian Grainger, Conor Tarlington, Mike O'Reilly & Suzy Ladanyi

Blayney to Bathurst Cyclosportive 18 - Ian Grainger, Conor Tarlington, Mike O'Reilly & Suzy Ladanyi

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

*  Bathurst B2B Weekend @ 20-22 Apr - B2B provided an outstanding opportunity to ride on closed country roads with first class organisation and perfect weather conditions. BiciSport had several starters for this major CyclingNSW promotion with Elites - Conor Tarlington 52nd @ 3min52secs, , 70k - Pat Conway 22nd @ 27secs, Stewart Campbell 29th @ 45secs, William Peters 30th @ 45secs. 35-39 - Brett Cocks - 12th @ 1min4secs. 50-54 - Adam Kibble 86th @ 16min25secs. 55-59 - Peter Budd 20th @ 3min39secs. 70-74 - Ian Grainger 5th and Graeme Cocks 6th. Non Competitive 110k - a strong finish by Suzy Ladanyi

*  Recovery Ward - A speedy recovery to Mike Lawson who had a recent off at Mona Vale

BICISPORT NOWRA NSW TEAM TIME TRIALS - 21 July

BiciSport team members will be contacted shortly regarding the Nowra NSW Teams Time Trial Championships to be held on Saturday 21 July. The BiciSport teams will be staying at Greenwell Point on 21 July followed by a dinner on the Saturday night. Sunday - the riders have the option of racing the 'Ride for Robbie' NSW road event or the 50k BiciSport team ride to Currarong Beach & return. BiciSport provides TTT race entry fees, race supprt, Saturday night accommodation & Sunday morning ride support. Email enquiries to bicisport1@gmail.com    

RACING THIS WEEK

27 Apr - Handmade Bicycle Show (Melbourne, Vic) 

*  28 Apr - Great Otway Classic Cyclosportive (Torquay, Vic)

*  29 Apr - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Century Challenge Cyclosportive (Central Coast CC) 

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details please contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now LIGHTER with the NSW School holidays.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • Roadworks continue along Military Rd at Cremorne & Neutral Bay
  • Parriwi Rd Spit Bridge cyclepath ramp is now completed
  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

*  25 Apr (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return, M7 Cyclepath @ 6.00am @ Old Wallgrove Rd

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

 28 Apr - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  29 Apr - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 7 Apr - the Tour of Flanders for Under 23 National Teams is held the weekend after the professional race (and the day before Paris Roubaix). James Whelan (Australia) took a great solo win (above), before the Holleweg cobbles at Oudenaarde.  Photo MO'R

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 7 Apr - the Tour of Flanders for Under 23 National Teams is held the weekend after the professional race (and the day before Paris Roubaix). James Whelan (Australia) took a great solo win (above), before the Holleweg cobbles at Oudenaarde. Photo MO'R

RALEIGH RESTORATION PROJECT

Darren & John Crouchley (BiciSport) recently completed a thoughtful restoration of a 1983 Raleigh frameset (pictured below) ridden by Herald Sun Tour winner Malcolm Elliott (UK) in the Sun Tour itself.  Malcolm went on to be a leading European professional. 

  Original Raleigh steel frameset circa 1983

Original Raleigh steel frameset circa 1983

  Completed Raleigh 1983 restoration loaded with a Campagnolo groupset on 6 speed wheels with Campagnolo gear down shifters

Completed Raleigh 1983 restoration loaded with a Campagnolo groupset on 6 speed wheels with Campagnolo gear down shifters

News Shorts - 16 April

  Waratah Masters Eric Mather Cup @ Eastern Creek Raceway @ 8 Apr with Melissa Budd (BiciSport)

Waratah Masters Eric Mather Cup @ Eastern Creek Raceway @ 8 Apr with Melissa Budd (BiciSport)

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Odd Spoke Cup @ Eastern Creek @ 14 Apr - Division 1 ... Rolly Delaytz took 7th and Jeremy Hopson 28th (both a peloton finish)   

*  Bathurst Weekend over 20-22 Apr - BiciSport have several starters for this major CyclingNSW promotion with Conor Tarlington, Brett Cocks, Suzy Ladanyi, Stewart Campbell, Ian Grainger, Adam Kibble, Mike O'Reilly, Patrick Conway, William Peters, Peter & Melissa Budd

RACING THIS WEEK

20-22 Apr - Bathurst Hill Climbs, Criteriums & B2B CycloSportive (CycNSW)  

21 Apr - Fred Icke Classic (Creswick, Vic)

22 Apr - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters) 

  Fergus van der Dog (owner being BiciSport member Suzy Ladanyi) giving the BiciSport team jersey a walk in the Blue Mountains. Fergus is the new BiciSport mascot for the Nowra Team Time Trial in July

Fergus van der Dog (owner being BiciSport member Suzy Ladanyi) giving the BiciSport team jersey a walk in the Blue Mountains. Fergus is the new BiciSport mascot for the Nowra Team Time Trial in July

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details please contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now LIGHTER with the end of the NSW School Term.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • Roadworks continue along Military Rd at Cremorne & Neutral Bay
  • Parriwi Rd Mosman cyclepath ramp is now completed
  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

*  17 Apr (Tues) - M7 Cyclepath @ 6am @ BP Service Centre @ Old Wallgrove Rd

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

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

 21 Apr - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  22 Apr - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

  Eikenberg Climb near Oudenaarde @ 7 Apr ... waiting for the Under 23 Tour of Flanders.  Photo Mike O'Brien

Eikenberg Climb near Oudenaarde @ 7 Apr ... waiting for the Under 23 Tour of Flanders. Photo Mike O'Brien

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - from the Paris Roubaix cobbles at Qiuvey. Oliver Naesen (second, Belgium Champion jersey) leads Arnaud Demare (third, French Champion jersey).  Photo MO'R  

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - from the Paris Roubaix cobbles at Qiuvey. Oliver Naesen (second, Belgium Champion jersey) leads Arnaud Demare (third, French Champion jersey). Photo MO'R 

News Shorts - 9 April

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - Peter Sagan at the Compiegne start of Paris Roubaix.  Photo MO'R

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - Peter Sagan at the Compiegne start of Paris Roubaix. Photo MO'R

  B  iciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - Peter Sagan on the Qiuvey cobbles near Cambrai.  Photo MO'R

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - Peter Sagan on the Qiuvey cobbles near Cambrai. Photo MO'R

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 - Mike Lawson (BiciSport) seen right on SBS TV during the Tour of Flanders at the Kortekeer climb

BiciSport in Flanders 18 - Mike Lawson (BiciSport) seen right on SBS TV during the Tour of Flanders at the Kortekeer climb

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 - Mike O'Brien & Mike Lawson tackle the Roubaix cobbles at Camphin en Pevele

BiciSport in Flanders 18 - Mike O'Brien & Mike Lawson tackle the Roubaix cobbles at Camphin en Pevele

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 - Mike O'Brien & Mike Lawson on the Bersee cobbles near Roubaix

BiciSport in Flanders 18 - Mike O'Brien & Mike Lawson on the Bersee cobbles near Roubaix

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 7 Apr - one of the final rides for this Flanders trip was with Eddy & Maarten VerHulst. The ride was from the village of Temse towards Antwerp then into the Polderlands over the border with the Netherlands. L to R - Mike Lawson, Eddy VerHulst, Mike O'Reilly, Mike O'Brien & Maarten VerHulst.  

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 7 Apr - one of the final rides for this Flanders trip was with Eddy & Maarten VerHulst. The ride was from the village of Temse towards Antwerp then into the Polderlands over the border with the Netherlands. L to R - Mike Lawson, Eddy VerHulst, Mike O'Reilly, Mike O'Brien & Maarten VerHulst.  

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

BiciSport in Flanders 18 - The final Flanders post after the Paris Roubaix is now up on this website (see below).

Eric Mather Cup @ Eastern Creek Raceway @ 8 Apr  - Peter Budd finished comfortably in B grade. Melissa Budd rode well in D grade.

*  Clare Classic Cyclosportive @ 8 Apr - Ian Grainger (BiciSport Master) was one of the 900 starters to the inaugural Clare Classic 

ATTA @ Calga @ 8 Apr - Patrick Conway finished 10th (from 20) in 1hr 8 mins, with Tom Green 12th (from 20) in 1hr 10min for the 40k effort. William Peters went 25th (from 46) in 41min 08secs in the 25k option.

RACING THIS WEEK

10-14 Apr - Commonwealth Games Cycling (Gold Coast, Qld) - Alex Simmons (BiciSport) is a Comm Games Commissaire Driver during the Games.

*  15 Apr - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters) 

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now heavier with the resumption of the NSW School Term.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • New traffic lane alignment along Military Rd through Cremorne & Neutral Bay
  • Parriwi Rd cycle access enhancements being constructed near Spit Bridge
  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

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

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

14 Apr - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  15 Apr - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 6 Apr - a time for Mike O'Brien to go Brooklyn 70's retro outside the Kokerelle B&B

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 6 Apr - a time for Mike O'Brien to go Brooklyn 70's retro outside the Kokerelle B&B

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 6 Apr - The Under 23 Tour of Flanders for National Teams is held on 7 April in and around Oudenaarde. The Kazak (Astana) team mechanic was caught preparing the Under 23 team bikes near the Tour of Flanders Museum in Oudenaarde. 

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 6 Apr - The Under 23 Tour of Flanders for National Teams is held on 7 April in and around Oudenaarde. The Kazak (Astana) team mechanic was caught preparing the Under 23 team bikes near the Tour of Flanders Museum in Oudenaarde. 

News Shorts - 2 April

                              Orica HEZ @ 17 Mar - Brett Cocks (BiciSport Pilu Racing) in Division 2

                            Orica HEZ @ 17 Mar - Brett Cocks (BiciSport Pilu Racing) in Division 2

                      Orica HEZ @ 17 Mar - Ruth Strapp (BiciSport Happy Wheels) in Womens Division 2

                    Orica HEZ @ 17 Mar - Ruth Strapp (BiciSport Happy Wheels) in Womens Division 2

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

BiciSport in Flanders 18 - The BiciSport in Flanders diary has recently been updated featuring the Tour of Flanders in the News Section of this website. 

UCI Commissaires Course @ Gold Coast @ 26-30 Mar - BiciSport member Robyn Sprouster recently completed a special UCI Commissaires course on the Gold Coast (for both Road & Track technical aspects)    

*  New BiciSport group ride launched - Stew Computa Campbell has launched a new BiciSport group ride departing @ 6am every Thursday from outside the Happy Wheels Waterloo shop. The route is to La Perouse & return via Mascot. All Welcome.  

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RACING THIS WEEK

5-14 Apr - Commonwealth Games Cycling (Gold Coast) - Alex Simmons (BiciSport) is a Commissaire Convoy driver in the Road Race

  • 5-8 Apr - Track (Anna Meares Velodrome Brisbane)
  • 10 Apr - ITT (Currumbin Beachfront)
  • 12 Apr - Mountain Bike
  • 14 Apr - Road Race (Currumbin Beachfront)

*  8 Apr - NSW Elite & U23 Road Championships (Berrima), Calga ITT (ATTA), Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), West Head Road Race (Manly CC), Clare Classic Cyclosportive (South Aust), 145 Classic Charity Ride (Bowral to Bowral), Mt Baw Baw Classic (Warragul, Vic)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244  or email  bicisport1@gmail.com  

*  Motor traffic conditions are heavier with the resumption of the NSW School Term.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • New traffic lane alignment along Military Rd through Cremorne & Neutral Bay
  • Parriwi Rd cycle access enhancements being constructed near Spit Bridge
  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

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

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

*  7 Apr - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  8 Apr - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

                               Clare Classic 2018

                             Clare Classic 2018

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  The Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride is held every Thursday in Centennial Park starting from the Spruce Goose Cafe at 10.30am. All welcome.

The Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride is held every Thursday in Centennial Park starting from the Spruce Goose Cafe at 10.30am. All welcome.

News Shorts - 26 March

  Orica HEZ Kermesse @ 17 Mar - Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels) rode in Division 1 in very hot conditions

Orica HEZ Kermesse @ 17 Mar - Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels) rode in Division 1 in very hot conditions

  Orica HEZ Kermesse @ 17 Mar

Orica HEZ Kermesse @ 17 Mar

  Orica HEZ Kermesse @ 17 Mar

Orica HEZ Kermesse @ 17 Mar

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

BiciSport in Flanders 18 - Go to the dedicated News section on this website for the BiciSport in Flanders 18 updates  

Recovery Ward - Ruth Strapp has a fracture of her wrist stemming from a crash at HEZ Kurri Kurri on 17 March. Ruth will be sidelined for 6 weeks. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. 

*  New BiciSport group ride launched - Stew Computa Campbell has launched a new BiciSport group ride departing @ 6.00am every Thursday from outside the Happy Wheels Waterloo shop. The route is to La Perouse & return via Mascot. All Welcome.  

  Happy Wheels at Waterloo host the Thursday group ride starting at 6.00am starting from outside the Waterloo shop. All welcome.

Happy Wheels at Waterloo host the Thursday group ride starting at 6.00am starting from outside the Waterloo shop. All welcome.

RACING THIS WEEK

27 Mar (Tues) - Heffron Park Criteriums

*  1 Apr - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters)

2 Apr (Mon)- Eric Mather Cup Eastern Creek (Waratah Masters) 

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now heavier with the resumption of the NSW School Term.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • New traffic lane alignment along Military Rd through Cremorne & Neutral Bay
  • Parriwi Rd cycle access enhancements being constructed near Spit Bridge
  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

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

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

31 Mar - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  1 Apr - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

  The Distinguished Gentlemens Ride runs every Thursday in Centennial Park starting from the Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am. All welcome.

The Distinguished Gentlemens Ride runs every Thursday in Centennial Park starting from the Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am. All welcome.

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BiciSport in Flanders 2018

                                                        Holleweg cobbles near Oudenaarde

                                                      Holleweg cobbles near Oudenaarde

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 20 Mar - A 30k run down the Schelde River bikepath towards Kluisbergen was followed by another 30k home via the Patersberg and Koppenberg climbs. Mike has comfortably climbed the Koppenberg twice in two days (second time was sitting down !). Brian comfortably climbed the Patersberg.

BiciSport in Flanders @ 20 Mar - A 30k run down the Schelde River bikepath towards Kluisbergen was followed by another 30k home via the Patersberg and Koppenberg climbs. Mike has comfortably climbed the Koppenberg twice in two days (second time was sitting down !). Brian comfortably climbed the Patersberg.

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 20 Mar - Mike Lawson & Mike O'Reilly at the Koppenberg.   

BiciSport in Flanders @ 20 Mar - Mike Lawson & Mike O'Reilly at the Koppenberg.  

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 21 Mar - Before a trip to see the De Panne Classic climb over the Kemmelberg cobbles both Mike & Brian ventured out early into the morning cold towards the Kluisbergen Rail Trail direction Koppenberg. Both riders rode over the Koppenberg. 

BiciSport in Flanders @ 21 Mar - Before a trip to see the De Panne Classic climb over the Kemmelberg cobbles both Mike & Brian ventured out early into the morning cold towards the Kluisbergen Rail Trail direction Koppenberg. Both riders rode over the Koppenberg. 

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 21 Mar - at the De Panne Classic on top of the Kemmelberg with the CCC Team support crew. Brian Sprouster & Mike Lawson

BiciSport in Flanders @ 21 Mar - at the De Panne Classic on top of the Kemmelberg with the CCC Team support crew. Brian Sprouster & Mike Lawson

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 21 Mar - the De Panne Classic peloton climbing the cobbled Kemmelberg

BiciSport in Flanders @ 21 Mar - the De Panne Classic peloton climbing the cobbled Kemmelberg

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 21 Mar - at the De Panne Classic after the peloton had passed over the Kemmelberg it was time to find the nearest smoke filled Flemish cafe with the mandatory TV screen to see the finish.

BiciSport in Flanders @ 21 Mar - at the De Panne Classic after the peloton had passed over the Kemmelberg it was time to find the nearest smoke filled Flemish cafe with the mandatory TV screen to see the finish.

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 22 Mar - steady rain all day meant a more restrained approach to going for a pedal and an ideal time to  visit the  Cycling is Religion Museum  (www.koersisreligie.be) at Roeselare near Bruges. This is now a disused church converted into a cycling museum with very much a Flemish view.  (L to R) Brian Spouster, Mike O'Reilly & Mike Lawson   

BiciSport in Flanders @ 22 Mar - steady rain all day meant a more restrained approach to going for a pedal and an ideal time to  visit the Cycling is Religion Museum (www.koersisreligie.be) at Roeselare near Bruges. This is now a disused church converted into a cycling museum with very much a Flemish view.  (L to R) Brian Spouster, Mike O'Reilly & Mike Lawson   

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 23 Mar - E3 Harelbeke Classic passes over the Holleweg cobbles near Oudenaarde with Michael Matthews  

BiciSport in Flanders @ 23 Mar - E3 Harelbeke Classic passes over the Holleweg cobbles near Oudenaarde with Michael Matthews  

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 23 Mar - conditions at the E3 Harelbeke were best described as damp, dismal & bleak. Mike O'Reilly & Mike Lawson on the single track Boueke climb near Ronse

BiciSport in Flanders @ 23 Mar - conditions at the E3 Harelbeke were best described as damp, dismal & bleak. Mike O'Reilly & Mike Lawson on the single track Boueke climb near Ronse

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 23 Mar - E3 Harelbeke and Greg Van Avermaet leads the chase with Phil Gilbert with steady rain falling outside Oudenaarde

BiciSport in Flanders @ 23 Mar - E3 Harelbeke and Greg Van Avermaet leads the chase with Phil Gilbert with steady rain falling outside Oudenaarde

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 23 Mar - a wet E3 Harelbeke this year wasn't overly kind to Peter Sagan

BiciSport in Flanders @ 23 Mar - a wet E3 Harelbeke this year wasn't overly kind to Peter Sagan

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 24 Mar - The Ghent Wevelgem Cyclosportive attracts a huge turnout the day before the pro race. Conditions were something approaching heatwave (with a maximum of 10 degrees forecast) and real shadows were sighted for the first time. L to R - at the start Mike Lawson, Daniel Vanechop & Brian Sprouster.     

BiciSport in Flanders @ 24 Mar - The Ghent Wevelgem Cyclosportive attracts a huge turnout the day before the pro race. Conditions were something approaching heatwave (with a maximum of 10 degrees forecast) and real shadows were sighted for the first time. L to R - at the start Mike Lawson, Daniel Vanechop & Brian Sprouster.    

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 24 Mar - GW Cyclosporive and Daniel Vanechop & Brian Sprouster at the Menin Gate in Ieper. The Menin Gate is a World War 1 Monument to those fallen soldiers with no known grave.   

BiciSport in Flanders @ 24 Mar - GW Cyclosporive and Daniel Vanechop & Brian Sprouster at the Menin Gate in Ieper. The Menin Gate is a World War 1 Monument to those fallen soldiers with no known grave.   

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 25 Mar - The Ghent Wevelgem Classic is a most difficult pro race to follow as a spectator - it just doesn't lend itself to taking short cuts along narrow country lanes in the Peugeot car. As an alternative Mike Lawson & Brian Sprouster hit the local bergs near Oudenaarde and rode the Johan Museeuw Classic Cyclosportive. Mike Lawson did 130k and Brian Sprouster the 40k. Mike O'Reilly was resigned to figuring out how he was going to get this sign home in his luggage.   Picture was taken at the Eikenberg climb just 1k from the Kokerelle B&B. Maarkedal is the local regions name.

BiciSport in Flanders @ 25 Mar - The Ghent Wevelgem Classic is a most difficult pro race to follow as a spectator - it just doesn't lend itself to taking short cuts along narrow country lanes in the Peugeot car. As an alternative Mike Lawson & Brian Sprouster hit the local bergs near Oudenaarde and rode the Johan Museeuw Classic Cyclosportive. Mike Lawson did 130k and Brian Sprouster the 40k. Mike O'Reilly was resigned to figuring out how he was going to get this sign home in his luggage. Picture was taken at the Eikenberg climb just 1k from the Kokerelle B&B. Maarkedal is the local regions name.

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 26 Mar - Today was Muur (or Wall) day at the Muur of Geraadsbergan. A famous cobbled climb used in major races over several decades. Mike Lawson just near the summit.      

BiciSport in Flanders @ 26 Mar - Today was Muur (or Wall) day at the Muur of Geraadsbergan. A famous cobbled climb used in major races over several decades. Mike Lawson just near the summit.     

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 26 Mar - Mike Lawson, having climbed the first Muur, then climbs the Chapel Muur cobbled climb with the lovely Church at the summit.  

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 26 Mar - Mike Lawson, having climbed the first Muur, then climbs the Chapel Muur cobbled climb with the lovely Church at the summit.  

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 26 Mar - Chapel Church with Brian Sprouster, Daniel Vanechop & Mike Lawson

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 26 Mar - Chapel Church with Brian Sprouster, Daniel Vanechop & Mike Lawson

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 28 Mar - waiting for the Dwars Door Vlaanderen to pass over the Kruisberg climb and Mike Lawson spotted fellow Aussie & BMC Sports Director Alan Pieper

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 28 Mar - waiting for the Dwars Door Vlaanderen to pass over the Kruisberg climb and Mike Lawson spotted fellow Aussie & BMC Sports Director Alan Pieper

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 28 Mar - Dwars Door Vlaanderen (Across Flanders) Classic climbed the Kruisberg twice in slippery & cold conditions. There were few who were looking comfortable.  

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 28 Mar - Dwars Door Vlaanderen (Across Flanders) Classic climbed the Kruisberg twice in slippery & cold conditions. There were few who were looking comfortable.  

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 28 Mar - Dwars Door Vlaanderen across the top of the Knotkerberg climb some 50 kilometres after Kluisberg and fair to say the conditions had edged down from 'slippery & cold' to more like 'thoroughly miserable & bleak'. Everybody was in the hurt box.  

BiciSport in Flanders @ 28 Mar - Dwars Door Vlaanderen across the top of the Knotkerberg climb some 50 kilometres after Kluisberg and fair to say the conditions had edged down from 'slippery & cold' to more like 'thoroughly miserable & bleak'. Everybody was in the hurt box.  

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - a visit to the famous Roubaix Velodrome for Brian Sprouster & Mike Lawson

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - a visit to the famous Roubaix Velodrome for Brian Sprouster & Mike Lawson

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - Mike Lawson at the entrance to the Roubaix Velodrome  

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - Mike Lawson at the entrance to the Roubaix Velodrome 

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - the famous Roubaix showers where every winner earns a special cubicle bearing their name

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - the famous Roubaix showers where every winner earns a special cubicle bearing their name

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - the Roubaix shower block is a walk down memory lane

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - the Roubaix shower block is a walk down memory lane

  B  iciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - the Paris Roubaix Classic may finish on the 'old' Velodrome but the new indoor Stablinski Roubaix Velodrome is state of the art. The Roubaix Velodrome Director Mathieu Stievenard (pictured left) gave the BiciSport group a guided tour through the facility.

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - the Paris Roubaix Classic may finish on the 'old' Velodrome but the new indoor Stablinski Roubaix Velodrome is state of the art. The Roubaix Velodrome Director Mathieu Stievenard (pictured left) gave the BiciSport group a guided tour through the facility.

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - the Stablinski Velodrome has 44 degree bankings

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 29 Mar - the Stablinski Velodrome has 44 degree bankings

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - The Tour of Flanders Finish Village just 2k outside Oudenaarde was built under a week and is strictly temporary. They start demolishing first thing Monday. 

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - The Tour of Flanders Finish Village just 2k outside Oudenaarde was built under a week and is strictly temporary. They start demolishing first thing Monday. 

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - the day of the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive at the Flanders Finish Village breakfast with (left to right) with Mike O'Brien, Mike Lawson & Mike O'Reilly

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - the day of the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive at the Flanders Finish Village breakfast with (left to right) with Mike O'Brien, Mike Lawson & Mike O'Reilly

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive start in Oudenaarde

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive start in Oudenaarde

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - back at the Tour of Flanders Village after the Cyclosportive ... Mike Lawson catches up with Johan Museeuw.  Johan was World Professional Road Race Champion and multiple Paris Roubaix and Tour of Flanders winner. 

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - back at the Tour of Flanders Village after the Cyclosportive ... Mike Lawson catches up with Johan Museeuw.  Johan was World Professional Road Race Champion and multiple Paris Roubaix and Tour of Flanders winner. 

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - at the Eikenberg cobbled climb the local jazz band provided the entertainment

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - at the Eikenberg cobbled climb the local jazz band provided the entertainment

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - Stijn Verhulst (left) and Maarten Verhulst at the top of the Eikenberg cobbbles. Both riders had started in Antwerp at 6.30am and had completed a tough 170k to the Eikenberg with 70k still to the finish in Oudenaarde (the last 70k included 10 more climbs). The Verhulst family has supported many BiciSport riders in Belgium over the years.

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 31 Mar - Stijn Verhulst (left) and Maarten Verhulst at the top of the Eikenberg cobbbles. Both riders had started in Antwerp at 6.30am and had completed a tough 170k to the Eikenberg with 70k still to the finish in Oudenaarde (the last 70k included 10 more climbs). The Verhulst family has supported many BiciSport riders in Belgium over the years.

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 1 Apr - The Ronde day started with seeing the Women's event depart from the centre of Oudenaarde at 11.00am, then a quick dash to the Koppenberg Cafe at Melden for beer, soup & coffee (in that order).  Melden hosted the Ronde Feed Zone after 120k. Left to right - Mike O'Reilly & Mike O'Brien at the Koppenberg Cafe

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 1 Apr - The Ronde day started with seeing the Women's event depart from the centre of Oudenaarde at 11.00am, then a quick dash to the Koppenberg Cafe at Melden for beer, soup & coffee (in that order).  Melden hosted the Ronde Feed Zone after 120k. Left to right - Mike O'Reilly & Mike O'Brien at the Koppenberg Cafe

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 1 Apr - the Ronde Men's peloton passes the Koppenberg Cafe at Melden through the race Feeding Zone.

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 1 Apr - the Ronde Men's peloton passes the Koppenberg Cafe at Melden through the race Feeding Zone.

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 1 Apr - After the Koppenberg Cafe it was the Kortekeer climb towards Ronse.  Picture MO'R.

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 1 Apr - After the Koppenberg Cafe it was the Kortekeer climb towards Ronse. Picture MO'R.

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 1 Apr - next stop was the Koppenberg. Picture above was taken just 750 metres before the start of the famous cobbled climb.  In picture (left to right) is Greg Van Avermatt (BMC), Alexandre Kristoff (UAE), Sep Van Marke (EF Drapac) & Vincenzo Nibali plus helicopter.  Picture MO'R.  

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 1 Apr - next stop was the Koppenberg. Picture above was taken just 750 metres before the start of the famous cobbled climb.  In picture (left to right) is Greg Van Avermatt (BMC), Alexandre Kristoff (UAE), Sep Van Marke (EF Drapac) & Vincenzo Nibali plus helicopter. Picture MO'R.  

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 2 Apr - Eddy Verbust (centre of picture) has been involved with the Ghent 6 Day over the last 40 years. Eddy also has the largest private cycling museum in Belgium

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 2 Apr - Eddy Verbust (centre of picture) has been involved with the Ghent 6 Day over the last 40 years. Eddy also has the largest private cycling museum in Belgium

 B iciSport in Flanders 18 @ 2 Apr - an opportunity not to be missed is a visit to the Verbust cycling museum at De Pinte near Ghent with (left to right) Mike O'Brien, Mike Lawson & Eddy Verbust  

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 2 Apr - an opportunity not to be missed is a visit to the Verbust cycling museum at De Pinte near Ghent with (left to right) Mike O'Brien, Mike Lawson & Eddy Verbust  

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - a short drive from Oudenaarde to the Bourghelles cobbles for a recce of the Paris Roubaix cobbles to come the next weekend. Mike O'Brien (right) and Mike Lawson. Conditions were dry with a firm cold wind. After the cobbles recce it was a ride along the Schelde River back into Belgium and into Oudenaarde. 

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - a short drive from Oudenaarde to the Bourghelles cobbles for a recce of the Paris Roubaix cobbles to come the next weekend. Mike O'Brien (right) and Mike Lawson. Conditions were dry with a firm cold wind. After the cobbles recce it was a ride along the Schelde River back into Belgium and into Oudenaarde. 

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - cobbles at Camphin en Pevele were in rough condition

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - cobbles at Camphin en Pevele were in rough condition

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - Mike Lawson on the Carrefour De L'Arbre cobbles

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - Mike Lawson on the Carrefour De L'Arbre cobbles

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - Mike O'Brien on the Carrefour De L'Arbre cobbles. The cobbles were in very poor condition (that would be a complete understatement).

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - Mike O'Brien on the Carrefour De L'Arbre cobbles. The cobbles were in very poor condition (that would be a complete understatement).

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - Mike Lawson on the Carrefour De L'Arbre cobbles

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - Mike Lawson on the Carrefour De L'Arbre cobbles

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - the final stretch of cobbles on this mid week Roubaix recce  ... Mike Lawson & Mike O'Brien on the Gruson cobbles just outside Roubaix

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 3 Apr - the final stretch of cobbles on this mid week Roubaix recce  ... Mike Lawson & Mike O'Brien on the Gruson cobbles just outside Roubaix

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 4 Apr - the BiciSport group caught up with Rob Hadley & the Newcastle team for a 40k pedal along the Schelde River bike path outside Oudenaarde. Mike O'Brien (pictured) with the locals at the Kokerelle B&B.

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 4 Apr - the BiciSport group caught up with Rob Hadley & the Newcastle team for a 40k pedal along the Schelde River bike path outside Oudenaarde. Mike O'Brien (pictured) with the locals at the Kokerelle B&B.

  BiciSport in Flanders @ 5 Apr - a visit to the wet & greasy Arenberg Forest cobbles near Wallers where just walking was at times difficult. Mike O'Brien, Mike Lawson & Mike O'Reilly

BiciSport in Flanders @ 5 Apr - a visit to the wet & greasy Arenberg Forest cobbles near Wallers where just walking was at times difficult. Mike O'Brien, Mike Lawson & Mike O'Reilly

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 5 Apr - just after the Arenberg Forest its the famous and disused Pont Gibus railway bridge in memory of Gilbert Duclos Lasalle winning the Paris Roubaix classic in 1992 & 1993. Mike Lawson leads Mike O'Brien

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 5 Apr - just after the Arenberg Forest its the famous and disused Pont Gibus railway bridge in memory of Gilbert Duclos Lasalle winning the Paris Roubaix classic in 1992 & 1993. Mike Lawson leads Mike O'Brien

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 5 Apr - Roubaix cobbles with Mike Lawson leading Mike O'Brien

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 5 Apr - Roubaix cobbles with Mike Lawson leading Mike O'Brien

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 5 Apr - the Bersee cobbles were typical Roubaix at rough & difficult

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 5 Apr - the Bersee cobbles were typical Roubaix at rough & difficult

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 5 Apr - cold, wet & muddy conditions for the BiciSport recce ride

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 5 Apr - cold, wet & muddy conditions for the BiciSport recce ride

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 7 Apr - the closing training ride near Antwerp with Mike Lawson, Eddy VerHulst, Mike O'Reilly, Mike O'Brien & Maarten Verhulst

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 7 Apr - the closing training ride near Antwerp with Mike Lawson, Eddy VerHulst, Mike O'Reilly, Mike O'Brien & Maarten Verhulst

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 7 Apr - a week after the professional Tour of Flanders the Under 23 version hits the Eikenberg cobbles. This U23 event is for National Teams only.

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 7 Apr - a week after the professional Tour of Flanders the Under 23 version hits the Eikenberg cobbles. This U23 event is for National Teams only.

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - Paris Roubaix start line with the one the only.  Photo MO'R

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - Paris Roubaix start line with the one the only. Photo MO'R

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ Apr - on the Paris Roubaix start line at Compiegne.  Photo MO'R

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ Apr - on the Paris Roubaix start line at Compiegne. Photo MO'R

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - After the Compiegne start it was a 90 minute drive to the village of Quivey near Cambrai at cobbled zones #25 & #27. The Roubaix Classic doubled back on itself at Quivey and spectators saw the action four times.  Photo MO'R  

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - After the Compiegne start it was a 90 minute drive to the village of Quivey near Cambrai at cobbled zones #25 & #27. The Roubaix Classic doubled back on itself at Quivey and spectators saw the action four times. Photo MO'R  

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - the action at the Quivey cobbles.  Photo MO'R

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - the action at the Quivey cobbles. Photo MO'R

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - Peter Sagan on the Quivey cobbles.  Photo MO'R

BiciSport in Flanders 18 @ 8 Apr - Peter Sagan on the Quivey cobbles. Photo MO'R

News Shorts - 19 March

  Sutherland Waratah Park Friday Night Criterium @ 16 Mar - Patrick Conway (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took an excellent B grade win

Sutherland Waratah Park Friday Night Criterium @ 16 Mar - Patrick Conway (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took an excellent B grade win

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Sutherland Criterium @ 16 Mar - Patrick Conway took a fine B grade victory

*  Orica HEZ Kermesse @ Kurri Kurri @ 18 Mar - One of the most popular NSW Opens on the autumn program with over 300 starters across 7 grades. Conor Tarlington rode Div 1 and Brett Cocks rode Div 2 for an excellent 6th place in very hot conditions.  Ruth Strapp rode Womens Div 2 in her first outing in the new BiciSport Happy Wheels team but a crash just 150m from the finish ended her day. 

Waratah Masters @ Lansdowne Park @ 19 Mar - C grade with Ian Grainger 4th & Raoul Westbrook in the peloton. D grade with Lise Benjamin in the peloton.   

*  New BiciSport group ride launched - Stew Computa Campbell has launched a new BiciSport group ride departing @ 6.00am every Thursday from outside the Happy Wheels Waterloo shop. The route is to La Perouse & return via Mascot. All Welcome.  

  Stew  Computa  Campbell from Happy Wheels Waterloo hosts the new Thursday morning BiciSport group ride. The ride starts from the Happy Wheels shop at 6.00am and heads for La Perouse and home via Mascot

Stew Computa Campbell from Happy Wheels Waterloo hosts the new Thursday morning BiciSport group ride. The ride starts from the Happy Wheels shop at 6.00am and heads for La Perouse and home via Mascot

RACING THIS WEEK

20 Mar - Heffron Park Criteriums

*  24 Mar - ACT Road Championships (Canberra, ACT)

*  24-25 Mar - Women Masters Road Premiership (Bathurst) - BiciSport starters Ruth Strapp & Suzy Ladanyi

25 Mar - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Ourimbah University Criterium (Central Coast CC), Bobbin Head Classic Cyclosportive (Turramurra) 

  Distinguished Gentlemens Ride @ 15 Mar @ Centennial Park - The DGR runs every Thursday @ 10.30am around the lower loop in Centennial Park. In picture left to right - Ian Grainger, John Crouchley, Ivan Sher, Peter Stupka & John Robb. This week the DGR flips to Friday 23 Mar for one week only then returns to the usual Thursday slot from then onwards. All welcome.  

Distinguished Gentlemens Ride @ 15 Mar @ Centennial Park - The DGR runs every Thursday @ 10.30am around the lower loop in Centennial Park. In picture left to right - Ian Grainger, John Crouchley, Ivan Sher, Peter Stupka & John Robb. This week the DGR flips to Friday 23 Mar for one week only then returns to the usual Thursday slot from then onwards. All welcome.  

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact  0417 403 244  or email  bicisport1@gmail.com  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now heavier with the resumption of the NSW School Term.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • New traffic lane alignment along Military Rd through Cremorne & Neutral Bay
  • Parriwi Rd cycle access enhancements being constructed near Spit Bridge
  • All group rides are cancelled if wet

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

*  22 Mar (Thurs) - Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels shop at Waterloo. 

*  23 Mar (Fri) - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe Centennial Park 

*  24 Mar - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  25 Mar - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

  New 2018 BiciSport member Frank Signor receives his team jersey from Peter Budd. Frank has been seconded into the BiciSport Distinguished Gentleman's Team for the Nowra Team Time Trial Championships in July.

New 2018 BiciSport member Frank Signor receives his team jersey from Peter Budd. Frank has been seconded into the BiciSport Distinguished Gentleman's Team for the Nowra Team Time Trial Championships in July.

  Frank Signor & Melissa Budd are based in Griffith and compete in the local Riverina interclub racing calendar  

Frank Signor & Melissa Budd are based in Griffith and compete in the local Riverina interclub racing calendar  

News Shorts - 12 March

  Three Peaks Challenge 18 @ Falls Creek before the start - Tom Green (BiciSport) was in there somewhere ... 

Three Peaks Challenge 18 @ Falls Creek before the start - Tom Green (BiciSport) was in there somewhere ... 

  Three Peaks Challenge 18 - Tom Green (BiciSport) after the finish at Falls Creek

Three Peaks Challenge 18 - Tom Green (BiciSport) after the finish at Falls Creek

  The new BiciSport Happy Wheels shop ride departs from the Happy Wheels shop @ Waterloo @ 6am @ every Thursday (cancelled if wet). Patrick Conway near La Perouse.  

The new BiciSport Happy Wheels shop ride departs from the Happy Wheels shop @ Waterloo @ 6am @ every Thursday (cancelled if wet). Patrick Conway near La Perouse.  

  Stew (Computa) Campbell leads the group ride on the new BiciSport Happy Wheels ride every Thursday morning from 6am. All welcome but note its cancelled if wet.

Stew (Computa) Campbell leads the group ride on the new BiciSport Happy Wheels ride every Thursday morning from 6am. All welcome but note its cancelled if wet.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Three Peaks Challenge Falls Creek @ 11 Mar - Tom Green rode the 3 Peaks strongly which included the famous Omeo valley climb to the back of the Falls Creek ski resort.  

*  New BiciSport group ride launched - Stew Computa Campbell has launched a new BiciSport group ride departing @ 6am every Thursday from outside the Happy Wheels Waterloo shop. The route is to La Perouse & return via Mascot. All Welcome.  

RACING THIS WEEK

13 Mar - Heffron Park Criteriums

*  16 Mar - HART Criterium St Ives (Manly CC)

*  17 Mar - Orica Kermesse (HEZ @ Kurri Kurri, NSW) - BiciSport starters Conor Tarlington, Ruth Strapp & Brett Cocks

*  17-18 Mar - Tour of Mansfield (Vic, VRS)

18 Mar - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters), Mt Ku Ring Gai Criteriums (Northern Sydney CC), Ourimbah University Womens Criterium (Central Coast CC) 

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now heavier with the resumption of the NSW School Term.

*  Note -

  • Major roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)
  • New traffic lane alignment along Military Rd through Cremorne & Neutral Bay
  • Parriwi Rd cycle access enhancements being constructed near Spit Bridge

*  12 & 16 Mar - M7 Cyclepath @ 6am @ BP Service Centre @ Old Wallgrove Road

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

*  15 Mar (Thurs) - Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6am @ Happy Wheels shop at Waterloo. Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe Centennial Park 

17 Mar - Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 

*  18 Mar - Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am, M7 Cyclepath @ 6.30am @ BP Service Centre @ Old Wallgrove Rd

  BiciSport in Flanders 18 - Daniel Vanechop, Mike Lawson & Brian Sprouster are off to Flanders next week for their first taste of Belgian Spring Classics. Mike O'Brien (now living in London) will complete the BiciSport team. They are joining 20 fellow Aussies from both Newcastle & Manly clubs who are following the Spring Classics this year. 

BiciSport in Flanders 18 - Daniel Vanechop, Mike Lawson & Brian Sprouster are off to Flanders next week for their first taste of Belgian Spring Classics. Mike O'Brien (now living in London) will complete the BiciSport team. They are joining 20 fellow Aussies from both Newcastle & Manly clubs who are following the Spring Classics this year. 

                         BiciSport in Flanders 2018  diary starts on 20 March on the BiciSport News page

                       BiciSport in Flanders 2018  diary starts on 20 March on the BiciSport News page

BICISPORT IN FLANDERS 2018 starts 20 MARCH

A detailed BiciSport in Flanders 2018 diary will be posted in the News Section of this website from 20 March until just after Paris Roubaix on 8 April.  

*  Mar 21-22 De Panne Semi Classic - A one day Elite Mens event (Mar 21) coupled with a Womens Elite World Cup one day event (Mar 22). Both events start in Bruges and finish in the coastal town of De Panne with a climb over the cobbled Kemmelberg.  

*  Mar 23 - E3 Grand Prix Harelbeke Classic - a Friday World Tour event over similar roads and bergs to the Tour of Flanders. 

*  Mar 24 - Ghent Wevelgem Cyclosportive - over 135k with a start & finish in Wevelgem (where the pro race finishes) with a loop out to the cobbled Kemmelberg & the Menin Gate at Ieper.

*  Mar 25 - Johan Museeuw Classic Cyclosportive - starts & finishes in Harelbeke with the usual Flemish bergs near Oudenaarde on offer.

*  Mar 25 Ghent Wevelgem Classic - now starting in Deinze (20k from Ghent) with three Kemmelberg loops plus a Wevelgem finish.

*  Mar 28 Dwars Vlaanderen Classic - a switch of dates (with De Panne) places this new World Tour event in the prime calendar spot just before the Tour of Flanders. 

*  Mar 31 - Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive - start & finish in Oudenaarde with 17,000 starters.

 Apr 1 - Tour of Flanders Classic - the ultimate one day Classic now starting in Antwerp with an Oudenaarde finish. The Womens Flanders race starts in Oudenaarde.

*  Apr 7 - Paris Roubaix Cyclosportive - starting & finishing at the famous Roubaix Velodrome with the cobbled roads built by Napoleon.

*  Apr 8 - Paris Roubaix Classic - starts in Compiegne with a classic Roubaix Velodrome finish

                            The Koppenberg climb not far from Oudenaarde is aptly called the  Black Beast

                          The Koppenberg climb not far from Oudenaarde is aptly called the Black Beast

News Shorts - 5 March

  National Masters Track Championships 18 @ Melbourne - Graham Cockerton took Silver in the M5 Scratch Race

National Masters Track Championships 18 @ Melbourne - Graham Cockerton took Silver in the M5 Scratch Race

  National Masters Track Championships 18 @ Melbourne - Mike Lawson took Bronze in the M7 Scratch Race

National Masters Track Championships 18 @ Melbourne - Mike Lawson took Bronze in the M7 Scratch Race

  National Masters Track Championships 18 @ Melbourne - Graham Cockerton, John Crouchley (BiciSport Coach) and Mike Lawson. 

National Masters Track Championships 18 @ Melbourne - Graham Cockerton, John Crouchley (BiciSport Coach) and Mike Lawson. 

  National Masters Track Championships 18 @ Melbourne - Mike Lawson launches from the starting gates in the M7 Individual Pursuit. Mike finished 4th in a close fought M7 final.

National Masters Track Championships 18 @ Melbourne - Mike Lawson launches from the starting gates in the M7 Individual Pursuit. Mike finished 4th in a close fought M7 final.

  National Masters Track Championships 18 @ Melbourne - Graham Cockerton finished 5th in the M5 Pointscore assisted by John Crouchley after the finish

National Masters Track Championships 18 @ Melbourne - Graham Cockerton finished 5th in the M5 Pointscore assisted by John Crouchley after the finish

  Newcasstle Show CycloCross @ 2 March - Ruth Strapp (BiciSport) rode B grade & was first woman

Newcasstle Show CycloCross @ 2 March - Ruth Strapp (BiciSport) rode B grade & was first woman

  T  olland Open @ 3 Mar - Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) 

Tolland Open @ 3 Mar - Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) 

  Tolland Open @ 3 Mar - Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

Tolland Open @ 3 Mar - Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

  Tolland Open @ 3 Mar - Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels) 

Tolland Open @ 3 Mar - Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels) 

  Tolland Open @ 3 Mar - Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

Tolland Open @ 3 Mar - Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

 Masters Track Nationals @ 28 Feb-3 Mar - Day 1 - M7 TT - Graham Cockerton finished 7th @ 39.02secs. Scratch Races - M5 - Graham Cockerton took Silver, M7 - Mike Lawson took Bronze. Day 2 - M7 Individual Pursuit - Mike Lawson took 4th in a super close fought final. Day 4 - M5 Points Race - Graham Cockerton finished 5th in a hard fought event.  

*  Newcastle Show Cyclocross & Kooragang 7k ITT @ 2-3 Mar - Ruth Strapp finished first woman in B grade at the Newcastle Show CX then followed up the next day with 3rd in C grade at the Kooragang 7k ITT.

*  Tolland Open (Wagga) @ 3-4 Mar - If you think NSW country handicaps are no different to a showboat city criterium then you're in for a big surprise ... Conor Tarlington expired in the late summer heat on day 1 and then punctured on day 2 which ended that weekend. Peter Budd fared better but was not in the results. 

Orange Newcrest Challenge @ 4 Mar - Suzy Ladanyi finished & rode well. 

Calga IIT (ATTA) @ 4 Mar - Over the 25k distance Giovanni Pilu was 14th @ 39min 54secs, and Ian Grainger was 28th @ 43min 04secs

RACING THIS WEEK

6 Mar - Heffron Park Criteriums

*  9 Mar - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC) - final summer criterium

10 Mar - NSW Criterium Championships (Lansdowne Park)

*  10-11 Mar - Bendigo Madison Weekend (Vic)

11 Mar - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Ourimbah Uni Criteriums (Central Coast CC),  Three Peaks Challenge Cyclosportive (Falls Creek Vic). BiciSport starter - James Thornton.

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now heavier with the resumption of the NSW School Term.

*  Note the current roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills) 

*  Mar 7 (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return.

*  Mar 8 (Thurs) - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe Centennial Park 

*  Mar 10 -

  • Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 
  • Piemonte Cafe (coffee only) @ 9.30am

*  Mar 11 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto at Piemonte Cafe Terrey Hills @ 8.00am for Duffys Forest & Akuna Bay
  • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

PICTURES FROM THE PELOTON

  Dave Watson circa 1974 riding for the English professional team TI Carlton

Dave Watson circa 1974 riding for the English professional team TI Carlton

  National Masters Track Championships 18 ... met this really nice chap at the National Masters and so we got talking. It goes like this ... I'm a Watson says he ... really says me ... I knew a Dave Watson once from several years ago. It's me ! !  says this nice chap (pictured above left) very much still smiling. Well it sure was ... David Watson was one of the best Australian roadman of his era and represented at the Mexico Olympics & Edinburgh Commonwealth Games (in the Australian team in the Road Race) then rode for 5 years as a professional in Belgium in the Eddy Merckx era. Dave stills rides 60k every day and now lives in northern Tasmania. 

National Masters Track Championships 18 ... met this really nice chap at the National Masters and so we got talking. It goes like this ... I'm a Watson says he ... really says me ... I knew a Dave Watson once from several years ago. It's me ! !  says this nice chap (pictured above left) very much still smiling. Well it sure was ... David Watson was one of the best Australian roadman of his era and represented at the Mexico Olympics & Edinburgh Commonwealth Games (in the Australian team in the Road Race) then rode for 5 years as a professional in Belgium in the Eddy Merckx era. Dave stills rides 60k every day and now lives in northern Tasmania. 

News Shorts - 26 February

  National MTB Championships @ Armidale @ 24 Feb - Mike Lawson (BiciSport) on the way to 4th place in M7 category

National MTB Championships @ Armidale @ 24 Feb - Mike Lawson (BiciSport) on the way to 4th place in M7 category

  National MTB Championships @ Armidale @ 24 Feb - Mike Lawson (BiciSport)

National MTB Championships @ Armidale @ 24 Feb - Mike Lawson (BiciSport)

  National Masters Track Championships 18 - Graham Cockerton (pictured) teams up with Mike Lawson to contest the National Masters Track Champs this week at the Darebin Velodrome in Melbourne.   

National Masters Track Championships 18 - Graham Cockerton (pictured) teams up with Mike Lawson to contest the National Masters Track Champs this week at the Darebin Velodrome in Melbourne.   

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

 Masters Track Nationals @ 28 Feb-3 Mar - Robyn Sprouster (BiciSport Commissaire) is assisting at the upcoming Masters Track Nationals. Graham Cockerton & Mike Lawson are competing assisted by John Crouchley & Mike O'Reilly

*  National MTB Championships @ Armidale @ 24 Feb - Mike Lawson took 4th place in the M7 category

National Masters Track Program

Wed 28 Feb - Individual Time Trial, Team Sprint, Scratch Race

Thurs 1 Mar - Sprint M1-4, Individual Pursuit M5-10 + Women M1-8

Fri 2 Mar - Individual Pursuit M1-4, Sprint M5-10, Women M1-8

Sat 3 Mar - Points, Teams Pursuit

RACING THIS WEEK

*  27 Feb - Heffron Park Criteriums

*  28 Feb-3 Mar - Cycling Australia National Masters Track Championships (Melbourne)

*  2 Mar - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC) 

3-4 Mar - Tolland Weekend (Wagga). The first NSW Open for the 2018 Road Season with BiciSport starters Peter Budd & Conor Tarlington

4 Mar - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters), Orange Newcrest Challenge Cyclosportive (Orange), Calga Individual Time Trial (ATTA)

  BiciSport Tour de Bello 18 Training Camp - doing a course recce for TdB 18 some 40k outside Macksville at Taylors Arm out the back of nowhere ... both Alex Simmons & Mike O'Reilly came across this nice piece of Australiana. The Pub with No Beer was equally rustic inside.  

BiciSport Tour de Bello 18 Training Camp - doing a course recce for TdB 18 some 40k outside Macksville at Taylors Arm out the back of nowhere ... both Alex Simmons & Mike O'Reilly came across this nice piece of Australiana. The Pub with No Beer was equally rustic inside.  

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now heavier with the resumption of the NSW School Term.

*  Note the current roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills) 

*  Feb 28 (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return.

*  Mar 1 (Thurs) - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe Centennial Park 

Mar 3 -

  • Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 
  • Piemonte Cafe (coffee only) @ 9.30am

Mar 4 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 7.00am @ Cnr Pittwater Rd-Bungan St Mona Vale Roundabout 
  • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am
  Riverina Interclub @ 24 Feb - Frank Signor & Peter Budd. Both BiciSport members featured well at the first Riverina Interclub of the winter road season. The Tolland Open (inWagga) is set to launch the NSW Road Season on 3-4 March with a substantial prizemoney offering

Riverina Interclub @ 24 Feb - Frank Signor & Peter Budd. Both BiciSport members featured well at the first Riverina Interclub of the winter road season. The Tolland Open (inWagga) is set to launch the NSW Road Season on 3-4 March with a substantial prizemoney offering

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News Shorts - 19 February

  NSW Masters Track Championships 18 at DGV - Lise Benjamin (Sprint - Silver Medal) with Anna Whitton (Sprint - Gold Medal). Lise set a W7 World Best Time in the 200m qualifying at 13.038secs.   

NSW Masters Track Championships 18 at DGV - Lise Benjamin (Sprint - Silver Medal) with Anna Whitton (Sprint - Gold Medal). Lise set a W7 World Best Time in the 200m qualifying at 13.038secs.   

  NSW Masters Track 18 - Mike Lawson took Gold in both Pointscore & Individual Pursuit.

NSW Masters Track 18 - Mike Lawson took Gold in both Pointscore & Individual Pursuit.

  NSW Masters Track 18 - Peter Verhoeven & Mike Lawson

NSW Masters Track 18 - Peter Verhoeven & Mike Lawson

  NSW Masters Track 18 - Graham Cockerton with John Crouchley (BiciSport Coach)

NSW Masters Track 18 - Graham Cockerton with John Crouchley (BiciSport Coach)

  NSW Masters Track 18 - Graham Cockerton took Silver in the M5 Scratch Race  

NSW Masters Track 18 - Graham Cockerton took Silver in the M5 Scratch Race  

  NSW Masters Track 18 - David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) in the Scratch Race

NSW Masters Track 18 - David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) in the Scratch Race

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

NSW Masters Track Championships - BICISPORT  5 GOLD 3 SILVER

LISE BENJAMIN SETS WORLD BEST TIME in w7 SPRINT Qualifying

*  NSW Masters Track Championships from 13-15 Feb @ DGV - BiciSport starters included Graham Cockerton, Mike Lawson, David Browne, Lise Benjamin & Peter Verhoeven. Mike Smith was a DNS due to illness and will be a no show in Melbourne for Masters Nationals. Day 1 - Sprints .. Lise Benjamin W7 Silver after setting a W7 World Best Time in 200m qualifying of 13.038secs. Day 2 - Individual Time Trial & Points - ITT Lise Benjamin W7 Gold @ 40.4secs , Mike Lawson M8 Silver @ 41.2secs, Graham Cockerton M5 7th @ 38.5secs Points Lise Benjamin W7 Gold, Mike Lawson M7 Gold, Graham Cockerton M5 @ 5th. Day 3 - Individual Pursuit - Mike Lawson M8 Gold, Peter Verhoeven M6 @ 7th  Day 4 - Scratch Races ... Lise Benjamin W7 Gold & Graham Cockerton M5 Silver in a close finish. David Browne & Peter Verhoeven rode well.    

Kooragang (Newcastle) @ 17 Feb - Ruth Strapp finished 3rd in C grade

Riverina Interclub @ 17 Feb - Frank Signor, Melissa & Peter Budd rode well in the first Riverina Interclub of the winter road season.  

Junior Track Nationals/Masters Track Nationals - Robyn Sprouster (BiciSport Commissaire) is spending two weeks in Melbourne (Bleak City) at the upcoming Track Nationals.

RACING THIS WEEK

20 Feb - Heffron Park Criteriums

*  23 Feb - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly CC) 

24 Feb - Lake Hume Cycle Challenge Cyclosportive (Albury, NSW)

*  25 Feb - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Ourimbah University Criteriums (Central Coast CC)

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now heavier with the resumption of the NSW School Term.

*  Note the current roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills) 

*  Feb 21 (Wed) - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return.

*  Feb 22 (Thurs) - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe Centennial Park 

*  Feb 24 -

  • Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am 
  • Piemonte Cafe (coffee only) @ 9.30am

*  Feb 25 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 7.00am @ Cnr Pittwater Rd-Bungan St Mona Vale Roundabout 
  • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am
  The Herve Boutin  Peugeot PY-10  features a stunning  MAFAC Competition  brake caliper in anodised gold

The Herve Boutin Peugeot PY-10 features a stunning MAFAC Competition brake caliper in anodised gold

PICTURES FROM THE FRENCH PELOTON

BiciSport supporter Herve Boutin recently returned home from France and after much coercing has brought back a special Peugeot PY-10. This is not any old regular PY 10 retro bike but a Peugeot Pro team bike from the 1975 Tour de France. Not only did Bernard Thevenet win Le Tour that year on a PY-10, all of the Tour team bikes during that Tour had gold anodised componentary. The story goes thus ... Max Boutin (Herve's father) wanted a bike to ride around his local French village on a Sunday morning. Max worked with Claude Riotte, who in turn was a brother of Raymond Riotte. Raymond was a leading French professional in the famous Peugeot pro team ... next minute arrives a delightful Tour de France team bike on Max's doorstep.    

  Tour de France 1975 - Bernard Thevenet aboard a silver Peugeot PY-10 with special gold anodised brake levers, brake calipers, gear levers and front & rear gears. 

Tour de France 1975 - Bernard Thevenet aboard a silver Peugeot PY-10 with special gold anodised brake levers, brake calipers, gear levers and front & rear gears. 

  Tour de France 1975 - Bernard Thevenet leads the Tour on a Peugeot PY-10

Tour de France 1975 - Bernard Thevenet leads the Tour on a Peugeot PY-10

  Milan San Remo Classic 1976 - a French peloton of Peugeot PY-10's lined up before the start in Milan. Componentary on the San Remo PY-10 is the more traditional silver.

Milan San Remo Classic 1976 - a French peloton of Peugeot PY-10's lined up before the start in Milan. Componentary on the San Remo PY-10 is the more traditional silver.

  Herve Boutin with the Peugeot PY-10 featuring eye catching gold anodised components

Herve Boutin with the Peugeot PY-10 featuring eye catching gold anodised components

  The restored Herve Boutin Peugeot PY-10 with period correct white cotton handlebar tape. Golden gear levers and gold front & rear gears dress the bike nicely.

The restored Herve Boutin Peugeot PY-10 with period correct white cotton handlebar tape. Golden gear levers and gold front & rear gears dress the bike nicely.

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  Putting every other professional race that comes before now strictly into the ' showboat'  category ... the Belgian professional road racing season commences 24 February with  Het Volk  (some lazy and ill informed latecomers call it  Het Niewsblad ) followed by 25 February with  Kuurne Brussel Kuurne. 

Putting every other professional race that comes before now strictly into the 'showboat' category ... the Belgian professional road racing season commences 24 February with Het Volk (some lazy and ill informed latecomers call it Het Niewsblad) followed by 25 February with Kuurne Brussel Kuurne. 

News Shorts - 12 February

  West Head Road Race @ 11 February - Conor Tarlington & Patrick Conway

West Head Road Race @ 11 February - Conor Tarlington & Patrick Conway

  HART Criterium at St Ives @ 2 February - Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

HART Criterium at St Ives @ 2 February - Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels)

  HART Criteriums at St Ives @ 2 February - Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took 3rd in A grade

HART Criteriums at St Ives @ 2 February - Conor Tarlington (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took 3rd in A grade

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

NSW Masters Track Championships from 13-15 Feb @ DGV - BiciSport starters include Graham Cockerton, Mike Lawson, David Browne, Lise Benjamin, Mike Smith & Peter Verhoeven.  Overall, entries to the Masters Championships have exceeded the 300 benchmark which is a most pleasing result.   

West Head RR @ 11 Feb - a good contingent of BiciSport riders (both Pilu & Happy Wheels) to the West Head RR with punctures seemingly the order of the day   

Lansdowne Masters @ 11 Feb - Ian Grainger rode well in C grade 

RACING THIS WEEK

13 Feb - Heffron Park Criteriums

*  15-18 Feb - NSW Masters Track Championships (DGV) 

16 Feb - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly) 

17-18 Feb - Tour of East Gippsland (Victorian Road Series)

 18 Feb - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters), Mt Ku Ring gai Criteriums (Northern Sydney CC), Ourimbah University Criteriums (Central Coast CC), Ballarat Cycle Classic Cyclosportive (Vic)

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MILITARY ROAD ... ITS FULL

The NSW School Term has started and so to the motor traffic chaos that is now Military Road. You know things are crook when the Burnt Creek ByPass traffic tailback is now back to Freedom Furniture by 6.30am. 

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now heavier with the resumption of the NSW School Term.

*  Note the current roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills) 

*  Feb 14 & 16 - M7 Cyclepath @ 80k @ 5.00am @ BP Service Centre @ Wallgrove Rd (Lighthorse Interchange)

*  Feb 14 - Berowra Gruppetto @ 7.30am @ opposite Berowra Railway Station for 60k to Calga & return

*  Feb 15 (Thurs) - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe Centennial Park 

*  Feb 17 -

  • Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am, 
  • Piemonte Cafe (coffee only) @ 9.30am

*  Feb 18 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 7.00am @ Cnr Pittwater Rd-Bungan St Mona Vale Roundabout 
  • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

PICTURES FROM THE PELOTON

  Herald Sun Tour 18 - Esteban Chaves was a hugely popular winner at Kinglake (photo MOR)

Herald Sun Tour 18 - Esteban Chaves was a hugely popular winner at Kinglake (photo MOR)

  Herald Sun Tour 18 - the HST prologue finish line with a real time ' thank you for cycling slowly'  sign

Herald Sun Tour 18 - the HST prologue finish line with a real time 'thank you for cycling slowly' sign

  Herald Sun Tour 18 - Alex Simmons (BiciSport) and Greg Griffiths (HST Chief Commissaire) at the Mitchelton Winery stage start near Nagambie

Herald Sun Tour 18 - Alex Simmons (BiciSport) and Greg Griffiths (HST Chief Commissaire) at the Mitchelton Winery stage start near Nagambie

  Herald Sun Tour 18 - a big thank you to the Victorian Police Special Solo team who did an outstanding job all week in providing safe racing conditions for the HST peloton (photo MOR) 

Herald Sun Tour 18 - a big thank you to the Victorian Police Special Solo team who did an outstanding job all week in providing safe racing conditions for the HST peloton (photo MOR) 

News Shorts - 5 February

  Orange Track Open 18 - David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took the win in the Ron Bolton Cycles Wheelrace

Orange Track Open 18 - David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took the win in the Ron Bolton Cycles Wheelrace

  Orange Track Open 18 - David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took another victory

Orange Track Open 18 - David Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took another victory

  Tour Down Under 18 - Lawson & Campbell Browne at Adelaide Airport with one particular Peter Sagan who was departing Adelaide after the TDU. Peter's t shirt reads ...  " Eat My Dust "

Tour Down Under 18 - Lawson & Campbell Browne at Adelaide Airport with one particular Peter Sagan who was departing Adelaide after the TDU. Peter's t shirt reads ...  "Eat My Dust"

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Audax Alpine Classic @ 27 Jan @ Bright - Melissa & Peter Budd teamed up with Frank Signor for the Audax Alpine Classic over the Australia Day weekend. Conditions were hot & humid for the early 6.30am departure with Frank doing a super job up the Mount Buffalo climb outside Bright. See the picture below taking team time trialing to a new level.         

*  Orange Track Open @ 27 Jan - David Browne took two victories including the Ron Bolton Cycles Wheelrace Final.  

Heffron Park Criteriums @ 30 Jan - Rolly Delaytz took an excellent sprint victory

*  Herald SunTour 30 Jan - 4 Feb - The BiciSport quartet of Robyn Sprouster, John Elderfield, Alex Simmons & Mike O'Reilly notched up another HST that concluded on 4 February.     

RACING THIS WEEK

6 Feb - Heffron Park Criteriums

9 Feb - HART Criteriums St Ives (Manly) 

 11 Feb - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), West Head Road Race (Manly CC), Ourimbah University Criteriums (Central Coast)

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are now heavier with the resumption of the NSW School Term.

*  Note the current roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills) 

*  Feb 7 - DGV Track Training @ 2pm @ John Crouchley

*  Feb 7 & 9 - M7 Cyclepath @ 80k @ 5.00am @ BP Service Centre @ Wallgrove Rd (Lighthorse Interchange)

*  Feb 8 (Thurs) - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe Centennial Park 

Feb 10 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 6.30am @ Warringah Mall Pittwater Rd Bus Stop, 
  • Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am, 
  • Piemonte Cafe (coffee only) @ 9.30am

Feb 11 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 7.00am @ Cnr Pittwater Rd-Bungan St Mona Vale Roundabout, 
  • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

Pictures from the Peloton

  Herald SunTour 18 Prologue Time Trial - Melbourne Southbank .... the original Mr Happy Wheels is one Esteban Chaves who always carries a cheery smile (photo MO'R)

Herald SunTour 18 Prologue Time Trial - Melbourne Southbank .... the original Mr Happy Wheels is one Esteban Chaves who always carries a cheery smile (photo MO'R)

  Herald SunTour 18  Stage 1 - Colac to Warnambool ... strong crosswinds made for exciting racing and a crash 15k from the finish. The rider was not seriously injured but retired from the HST (photo CJ). 

Herald SunTour 18  Stage 1 - Colac to Warnambool ... strong crosswinds made for exciting racing and a crash 15k from the finish. The rider was not seriously injured but retired from the HST (photo CJ). 

  Herald SunTour 18 Stage 3 - Lake Mountain stage finish and Esteban Chaves takes a great win (picture taken from Commissaire 2 convoy vehicle immediately behind Chaves)

Herald SunTour 18 Stage 3 - Lake Mountain stage finish and Esteban Chaves takes a great win (picture taken from Commissaire 2 convoy vehicle immediately behind Chaves)

  Audax Alpine Classic 18 - Melissa & Peter Budd at the top of Tawonga Gap

Audax Alpine Classic 18 - Melissa & Peter Budd at the top of Tawonga Gap

  Audax Alpine Classic 18 - Melissa Budd, Frank Signor & Peter Budd in Bright

Audax Alpine Classic 18 - Melissa Budd, Frank Signor & Peter Budd in Bright

News Shorts - 29 January

  NSW Cyclist of the Year Awards for 2017 - Congratulations to Lise Benjamin (BiciSport Master) for taking out the M7 Category for her medal haul at the National Masters Track Championships in March 2017. The awards were made at the recent Clarence Street Cup event at DGV. 

NSW Cyclist of the Year Awards for 2017 - Congratulations to Lise Benjamin (BiciSport Master) for taking out the M7 Category for her medal haul at the National Masters Track Championships in March 2017. The awards were made at the recent Clarence Street Cup event at DGV. 

  Zero Melbourne Road Race 18 - Cadel Evans with John Elderfield (BiciSport)

Zero Melbourne Road Race 18 - Cadel Evans with John Elderfield (BiciSport)

  Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 18 - John Elderfield (BiciSport) was the Commissaire 4 convoy driver. 

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 18 - John Elderfield (BiciSport) was the Commissaire 4 convoy driver. 

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS 

 Herald Sun Tour 18 - BiciSport members supporting the Herald Sun Tour this year include Robyn Sprouster (Commissaire), Alex Simmons (Chief Commissaire convoy driver), Mike O'Reilly (Commissaire 2 convoy driver) & John Elderfield (Commissaire 3 convoy driver). Stage summaries & route maps are detailed below and a closer look highlights much longer individual stage distances than in previous years (at the suggestion of a certain World Tour team who are now a subsequent no show this year, thanks !). Lets hope it cools down ...

Ruth Strapp has been added to the BiciSport Happy Wheels sponsored group for 2018

BICISPORT HAPPY WHEELS TEAM 2018

*  There is one team spot still available for the 2018 road season. The team focus is the CyclingNSW country open road program, NSW Womens Masters Road Series plus the Victorian Road Series from April through September (2018 dates have been placed on the BiciSport Calendar of this website). If you're interested please contact Mike O'Reilly via email at bicisport1@gmail.com  * 

  Australia Day Ride January 18 - Stephanie Cockerton, Graham Cockerton & Dominic Zumbo

Australia Day Ride January 18 - Stephanie Cockerton, Graham Cockerton & Dominic Zumbo

RACING THIS WEEK

Jan 30 - Heffron Park Criteriums

*  Feb 2 - HART Criterium St Ives (Manly CC)

*  Jan 30- Feb 4 - Herald Sun Tour (Victoria)

*  Feb 1-4 - National Elite Track Championships (Brisbane)

*  Feb 4 - PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CALGA ITT (ATTA) HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR FEB 4. NEXT RACE IS EARLY MARCH.

*  Feb 4 - Heffron Park (Waratah Masters), Ourimbah University Criteriums (Central Coast). 

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BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are much heavier from now until the School Term concludes.  Note the current roadworks at Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills)  

Jan 29 & 31 - DGV Track Training @ John Crouchley @ 4pm

*  Feb 1 (Thurs) - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe Centennial Park 

Feb 3 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 6.30am @ Warringah Mall Pittwater Rd Bus Stop, 
  • Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am, 
  • Piemonte Cafe (coffee only) @ 9.30am

Feb 4 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 7.00am @ Cnr Pittwater Rd-Bungan St Mona Vale Roundabout, 
  • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am

REVIEW - HERALD SUN TOUR 2018

A new innovation is the Womens Herald Sun Tour which starts with a challenging Healesville road race on the Tuesday. Both men & women do the Southbank ITT on the Wednesday, then the men's stages start on the Thursday. The men's opening Colac to Warnambool stage over 161k has some excellent terrain for some aggressive racing. Stage 2 Warnambool to Ballarat on the other hand will be a 198k grind on heavy roads and lets hope it isn't too hot. Stage 3 is a monster with 218k (!!) from Mitchelton Winery via the Strathbogie Ranges into Alexandra, then finishing with the climb of Lake Mountain. This would be a difficult stage no matter what time of the year, but in February it will be something else. Stage 4 around Kinglake is similar to say the West Head Road in the Ku Ring Gai National Park, but now the stage has an extra lap added (4 laps last year, 5 laps this year).   

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News Shorts - 22 January

  Newcastle  - Ruth Strapp (BiciSport) finished 3rd in C grade at Kooragang Island Interclub on January 21

Newcastle  - Ruth Strapp (BiciSport) finished 3rd in C grade at Kooragang Island Interclub on January 21

  Clarence Street Cup Heat 2018 - Graham Cockerton (BiciSport) qualifying second

Clarence Street Cup Heat 2018 - Graham Cockerton (BiciSport) qualifying second

  Clarence Street Cup Final 2018 - Graham Cockerton in the thick of the action towards the bell lap

Clarence Street Cup Final 2018 - Graham Cockerton in the thick of the action towards the bell lap

  Bordeaux Paris 1974 - Herman Van Springel following his lead derny (with a reserve derny following should the lead derny break down) together with the Carpenter team car. It helped  a lot  if the experienced derny driver was a 'chubby little tubby' & wore baggy team clothing  

Bordeaux Paris 1974 - Herman Van Springel following his lead derny (with a reserve derny following should the lead derny break down) together with the Carpenter team car. It helped a lot if the experienced derny driver was a 'chubby little tubby' & wore baggy team clothing  

  BiciSport Derny Restoration Project - now complete after 18 months of dirty fingers, much scratching of heads in complete frustration & endless applications of WD 40, degreaser, red paint and the final clear coat

BiciSport Derny Restoration Project - now complete after 18 months of dirty fingers, much scratching of heads in complete frustration & endless applications of WD 40, degreaser, red paint and the final clear coat

BICISPORT DERNY RESTORATION PROJECT NOW COMPLETED

Congratulations to John Crouchley and those who assisted with completing the derny restoration project. When the project commenced some 18 months ago it started out with nothing more than a desire to maintain a cycling legacy than any real clear vision as to the eventual outcome. 

The dernys themselves are a more than difficult (some would say impossible) motorised bike to make much sense out of. Made originally in Belgium by Arie Simon with technology more akin to a lawn mower than a half reliable motor bike. Reliability is not a word that sits comfortably in any discussion on a Belgian made Simon derny. For starters, the World War 2 era two stroke engines simply didn't work (and still don't). The cost of an engine rebuild was simply prohibitive even with the prospects of using a new synthetic two stroke fuel (the original two stroke fuel was the core problem in making the dernys actually reliable). The outcome was to restore five dernys (see the above picture) to 'showroom condition' courtesy of WD-40 and endless hours of cleaning and scraping off years of abuse & neglect. The bling came with fresh red paint work and an application of 'clear coat' to give the original glossy finished look. They present very well even if they don't work.

The second project goal was to actually get one derny to function as designed, but where to start ?. The two stroke engine rebuild was just too costly, the electric option was discounted as being simply stupid (an electric derny is an oxymoron), so a new small four stroke engine was sourced from China and 9 months later the magic happened (notwithstanding a myriad of minor technical issues to resolve along the way). The rebuilt derny can easily do 65kph around the Dunc Gray Velodrome bends and is simply a delight as a pacing machine. John Crouchley now gives the new 4 stroke Simon derny a run at DGV each week.         

 J ohn Crouchley (left) with Graham Cockerton (BiciSport) recently at the DGV with the rebuilt four stroke derny that comfortably reaches 65kph  

John Crouchley (left) with Graham Cockerton (BiciSport) recently at the DGV with the rebuilt four stroke derny that comfortably reaches 65kph  

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

Clarence Street Cup @ DGV @ 20 Jan - For reasons unknown the premier NSW track event was slotted into a mid January date which ensured poor entries in both quality & quantity. Graham Cockerton (BiciSport) easily finished 2nd in the CSC heats to qualify for the CSC final. Graham was caught with 3 laps to go in a frenetic CSC Final.    

*  Cadel Evans Road Race @ 25-28 Jan - John Elderfield (BiciSport) is driving Commissaire 4 in the race convoy for the Zero Melbourne & Cadel Evans Weekend

RACING THIS WEEK

23 Jan - Heffron Park Criteriums

25 Jan - Towards Zero Albert Park (Melbourne)

26 Jan - Eastern Creek (Waratah Masters)

27 Jan - Audax Alpine Classic (Bright, Vic), Orange Track Open 

25-28 Jan - Cadel Evans Road Races (Geelong)

28 Jan - Eastern Creek (Waratah Masters), Ourimbah University Criterium (Central Coast)

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are lighter until the end of January.

*  Note the current roadworks along Forest Way (both Forestville & Terrey Hills) 

*  Jan 23 & 25 - M7 Cyclepath @ 80k @ 5.30am @ BP Service Station Wallgrove Rd

*  Jan 24 (Wed) - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe Centennial Park 

*  Jan 27 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 6.30am @ Warringah Mall Pittwater Rd Bus Stop, 
  • Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am, 
  • Piemonte Cafe (coffee only) @ 9.30am

*  Jan 28 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 7.00am @ Cnr Pittwater Rd-Bungan St Mona Vale Roundabout, 
  • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am
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News Shorts - 15 January

  Sprint Grand Prix # 3 @ DGV - Mike Smith (BiciSport) in qualifying

Sprint Grand Prix # 3 @ DGV - Mike Smith (BiciSport) in qualifying

  Sprint Grand Prix #3 at DGV - Mike Smith (BiciSport) with UCI rainbow stripes denoting a current World Champion

Sprint Grand Prix #3 at DGV - Mike Smith (BiciSport) with UCI rainbow stripes denoting a current World Champion

  Sprint Grand Prix # 3 at DGV - Damien Bottero (BiciSport) in qualifying

Sprint Grand Prix # 3 at DGV - Damien Bottero (BiciSport) in qualifying

  Sprint Grand Prix #3 at DGV - Lise Benjamin (BiciSport) in qualifying

Sprint Grand Prix #3 at DGV - Lise Benjamin (BiciSport) in qualifying

  Waratah Masters @ 14 January - Jeremy Hopson (BiciSport Pilu Racing) finished 2nd in A grade

Waratah Masters @ 14 January - Jeremy Hopson (BiciSport Pilu Racing) finished 2nd in A grade

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS 

HART St Ives Criteriums @ 12 January - Ian Cocks finished 3rd in A grade

Waratah Masters @ Lansdowne Park @ 14 January - Jeremy Hopson finished 2nd in A grade

*  Sprint Grand Prix # 3 @ DGV @ 14 January -  Mike Smith posted 10.78secs, Damien Bottero 12.44secs & Lise Benjamin 13.12secs in GP qualifying

RACING THIS WEEK

*  Jan 16 - Heffron Park Tuesday Night Criteriums are back ! 

*  Jan 16-21 - Tour Down Under (Adelaide)

*  Jan 19 - HART Criterium St Ives (Manly CC), BUPA Cyclosportive Challenge Tour (Adelaide)

*  Jan 20 - Clarence Street Cup (DGV - CyclingNSW)

 Jan 21 - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters) 

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OAKWOOD LIFESTYLE SPONSORED RIDE - FRIDAY 19 JANUARY

Brett Tarlington and the Oakwood Lifestyle team are hosting a training ride on Friday 19 January from the Piemonte Cafe car park at Terrey Hills. Meeting in the carpark at 9.30am for a 10.00am departure to Akuna Bay & return. Lunch is provided from 11.45am. All welcome.

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BICISPORT TRAINING THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

*  Motor traffic conditions are supposed to be lighter until schools returned but the traffic flows currently look like normal, meaning it's pretty poor after 9.00am. Note the current major  roadworks along Forest Way (at both Forestville & Terrey Hills). 

Jan 15 & 17 - M7 Cyclepath 80k @ 6am @ BP Service Centre Old Wallgrove Road

Jan 17 - DGV Track Training @ 4pm @ John Crouchley

*  Jan 18 - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe Centennial Park 

Jan 19 - Oakwood Lifestyle Advisers Sponsored Ride @ Piemonte Cafe car park @ 9.30am for depart @ 10.00am for Akuna Bay & return. Coffee & lunch is back at Piemonte Cafe from 11.30am. 

*  Jan 20 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 6.30am @ Warringah Mall Pittwater Rd Bus Stop, 
  • Meadowbank Bridge @ 7.30am, 
  • Piemonte Cafe (coffee only) @ 9.30am

*  Jan 21 -

  • BiciSport Gruppetto @ 7.00am @ Cnr Pittwater Rd-Bungan St Mona Vale Roundabout, 
  • Sydney Olympic Park @ Hill St Wharf @ 7.00am
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  BiciSport Happy Wheels Team 2018 - There are two team spots remaining for 2018. The team focus is the CyclingNSW country open road program and the Victorian Road Series from April through until September. If you're interested please contact Mike O'Reilly via email at bicisport1@gmail.com   

BiciSport Happy Wheels Team 2018 - There are two team spots remaining for 2018. The team focus is the CyclingNSW country open road program and the Victorian Road Series from April through until September. If you're interested please contact Mike O'Reilly via email at bicisport1@gmail.com  

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