BiciSport at Ghent 6 Day & UCI Cyclocross at Mol

DIARY OF A LYCRA OBSESSED FLANDRIEN

BiciSport members Mike Lawson & Davide Browne have landed in the land of Duvel, Trappist, Merckx & Boonen. Mike Lawson is based at the usual BiciSport service corse at the Kokerelle B&B at Maarke Kerkem just outside Oudenaarde. Mike will be racing in five local cyclo cross events near Oudenaarde in East Flanders in the lead up to the UCI World Masters Cyclocross Championships at Mol on 29 November. Davide will be honing his velodrome skills with a trip to the Roubaix Velodrome, and the two velodromes in Ghent being the Eddy Merckx Velodrome and the t’Kuipe Velodrome.

Race Program in Flanders

* Nov 9 - Zottegem Cyclocross (Mike Lawson)

* Nov 11 & 16 - Flanders Championship Lichtervelde Cyclocross (Mike Lawson)

*Nov 12-17 - Ghent 6 Day (t’Kuipe Velodrome) with Davide Browne

* Nov 17 - Aalter Cyclocross (Mike Lawson)

* Nov 23 - Watripont Cyclocross (Mike Lawson)

* Nov 29 - UCI World Masters Cyclocross Championships (Mol) (Mike Lawson)

  • UCI Masters Cyclocross Website - www.wkmasterscyclocross.be

Daily updates will be posted here

Roubaix Velodrome @ 12 Nov - Davide Browne (BiciSport Master) takes the victory salute at the Roubaix Velodrome

Roubaix Velodrome @ 12 Nov - Davide Browne (BiciSport Master) takes the victory salute at the Roubaix Velodrome

Roubaix Velodrome @ 12 Nov - Davide Browne & family on the Roubaix Velodrome banking

Roubaix Velodrome @ 12 Nov - Davide Browne & family on the Roubaix Velodrome banking

Flanders Cyclocross Championship @ Litchervelde @ 11 Nov - the small town of Litchervelde in West Flanders hosted the Flanders Cyclocross Championship. Conditions were challenging with steady rain and mud, mud and more mud

Flanders Cyclocross Championship @ Litchervelde @ 11 Nov - the small town of Litchervelde in West Flanders hosted the Flanders Cyclocross Championship. Conditions were challenging with steady rain and mud, mud and more mud

Flanders Cyclocross Championship @ Litcherfield @ 11 Nov - The Junior race had 70 starters in cold & wet conditions.

Flanders Cyclocross Championship @ Litcherfield @ 11 Nov - The Junior race had 70 starters in cold & wet conditions.

Flanders Cyclocross Championships @ Litchervelde @ 11 Nov - Mike Lawson leaves the finishing straight behind, turns left and begins lap 2 in the Flanders mud

Flanders Cyclocross Championships @ Litchervelde @ 11 Nov - Mike Lawson leaves the finishing straight behind, turns left and begins lap 2 in the Flanders mud

Flanders Cyclocross Championships @ Litchervelde @ 11 Nov - conditions were difficult in the extreme

Flanders Cyclocross Championships @ Litchervelde @ 11 Nov - conditions were difficult in the extreme

t’Kuipe Velodrome @ 9 Nov - Eddy Ver Bust kindly gained access to the t’Kuipe before the mass invasion on Tuesday. The external building facade itself presented like a derelict & shambolic World War 2 concrete bunker, but inside reveals the most amazing velodrome at just 167m per lap (approximately 9 seconds per lap).    The two riders at top left in this picture were Mark Cavendish & Ijo Keisse (both there for a training session)

t’Kuipe Velodrome @ 9 Nov - Eddy Ver Bust kindly gained access to the t’Kuipe before the mass invasion on Tuesday. The external building facade itself presented like a derelict & shambolic World War 2 concrete bunker, but inside reveals the most amazing velodrome at just 167m per lap (approximately 9 seconds per lap).

The two riders at top left in this picture were Mark Cavendish & Ijo Keisse (both there for a training session)

Zottegem Cyclocross Belgium @ 9 Nov - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) on the warm up lap before the race start, just after the short sandpit run

Zottegem Cyclocross Belgium @ 9 Nov - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) on the warm up lap before the race start, just after the short sandpit run

Zottegem Cyclocross Belgium @ 9 Nov - Mike Lawson on the steady uphill section. Weather conditions were nearly balmy for Belgium in November - sunshine & light winds and 9 degrees. Races were held for all categories from Under 9, Juniors, Women & Masters. All fields were fully subscribed.

Zottegem Cyclocross Belgium @ 9 Nov - Mike Lawson on the steady uphill section. Weather conditions were nearly balmy for Belgium in November - sunshine & light winds and 9 degrees. Races were held for all categories from Under 9, Juniors, Women & Masters. All fields were fully subscribed.

Zottegem Cyclocross Belgium @ 9 Nov - Mike Lawson on the descent to the bottom of the circuit

Zottegem Cyclocross Belgium @ 9 Nov - Mike Lawson on the descent to the bottom of the circuit

Zottegem Cyclocross Belgium @ 9 Nov - Mike Lawson in full flight at Zottegem

Zottegem Cyclocross Belgium @ 9 Nov - Mike Lawson in full flight at Zottegem

The t’Kuipe (means  Little Bowl  in Flemish) Velodrome is small, creaking, hot & smelly … and that’s just the patrons !!!

The t’Kuipe (means Little Bowl in Flemish) Velodrome is small, creaking, hot & smelly … and that’s just the patrons !!!

The Middenplein at the t’Kuipe Velodrome … its too close to call what the punters take more seriously - the racing or the eating & drinking !. The only way to mark the passage of time is to glance at the floor of the Middenplein. At 9pm - the empty Primus beer cups can be toed aside. By 11pm its crunchy underfoot, but that’s hardly surprising as the easiest way to drink is a 5 beer cascade off a flimsy tray !.    Its all beer, burgers and hotdogs. Belgium is famous for its canals … that’ll be alimentary canals !!.    Racing concludes at 1.30am and then its where is my car and how do I go home ?. Where is home again ?.

The Middenplein at the t’Kuipe Velodrome … its too close to call what the punters take more seriously - the racing or the eating & drinking !. The only way to mark the passage of time is to glance at the floor of the Middenplein. At 9pm - the empty Primus beer cups can be toed aside. By 11pm its crunchy underfoot, but that’s hardly surprising as the easiest way to drink is a 5 beer cascade off a flimsy tray !.

Its all beer, burgers and hotdogs. Belgium is famous for its canals … that’ll be alimentary canals !!.

Racing concludes at 1.30am and then its where is my car and how do I go home ?. Where is home again ?.

Ghent 6 race nights include two points races, a super sprint, a flying lap, separated by a 45 second winners ceremony all surrounded by upbeat pop music. Pace is everything - eating, drinking, racing - its of the essence. After four nights the race gets its “feel” and a sense of who may take the victory (or maybe the punters are too drunk or tired or both to care ?).    The riders complete 110-120k per night and usually spin 52 x 16 gear ratios. Riders can’t race on a heavy gear and spinning is the only way to survive 6 nights on the 48 degree corners.    In the ‘old days’ it was called the Ghent Fix … but races are maybe not so ‘fixed’ or ‘organised’ as they once were in the past. But really, have few beers, kick back & relax, and who cares if its maybe fixed a bit … as long as a Belgian wins and the crowd doesn’t riot. Where is Eddy Merckx ?

Ghent 6 race nights include two points races, a super sprint, a flying lap, separated by a 45 second winners ceremony all surrounded by upbeat pop music. Pace is everything - eating, drinking, racing - its of the essence. After four nights the race gets its “feel” and a sense of who may take the victory (or maybe the punters are too drunk or tired or both to care ?).

The riders complete 110-120k per night and usually spin 52 x 16 gear ratios. Riders can’t race on a heavy gear and spinning is the only way to survive 6 nights on the 48 degree corners.

In the ‘old days’ it was called the Ghent Fix … but races are maybe not so ‘fixed’ or ‘organised’ as they once were in the past. But really, have few beers, kick back & relax, and who cares if its maybe fixed a bit … as long as a Belgian wins and the crowd doesn’t riot. Where is Eddy Merckx ?

The t’Kuipe (means  Little Bowl  in Flemish) is 50 years old. It groans and it creaks with 48 degree bankings and just 167m per lap. Riders hit the bankings at 70kph during a sprint lap. The velodrome contains 5,000 seats and the spillover crowd fills into the Middelplein in the velodrome centre. Where is my beer ?

The t’Kuipe (means Little Bowl in Flemish) is 50 years old. It groans and it creaks with 48 degree bankings and just 167m per lap. Riders hit the bankings at 70kph during a sprint lap. The velodrome contains 5,000 seats and the spillover crowd fills into the Middelplein in the velodrome centre. Where is my beer ?

The Eddy Merckx Velodrome is the second velodrome based in Ghent and is much more modern than the somewhat rustic  Little Bowl  which is the t’Kuipe at nearby Citadel Park

The Eddy Merckx Velodrome is the second velodrome based in Ghent and is much more modern than the somewhat rustic Little Bowl which is the t’Kuipe at nearby Citadel Park

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UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships @ Mol, Belgium @ 29 November - The Cyclocross Championship circuit includes several sand sections beside the Zilvermeer Water Park on both sides of the lake

UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships @ Mol, Belgium @ 29 November - The Cyclocross Championship circuit includes several sand sections beside the Zilvermeer Water Park on both sides of the lake

News Shorts - 11 November

Heffron Park @ 5 Nov - Rolly Delaytz on the left (BiciSport Happy wheels) in the thick of the action

Heffron Park @ 5 Nov - Rolly Delaytz on the left (BiciSport Happy wheels) in the thick of the action

Heffron Park @ 5 Nov - Rolly Delaytz takes 4th in the bunch sprint (1st in B grade)

Heffron Park @ 5 Nov - Rolly Delaytz takes 4th in the bunch sprint (1st in B grade)

Heffron Park @ 5 Nov - Rolly Delaytz on the Heffron podium as first B grader (& 4th overall)

Heffron Park @ 5 Nov - Rolly Delaytz on the Heffron podium as first B grader (& 4th overall)

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Heffron Park Criterium @ 5 Nov - Rolly Delaytz took 4th in a bunch sprint and 1st in B grade

  • Manly Road Race @ West Head @ 10 Nov - Eric Dole took 4th in C grade

  • Waratah Masters @ Eastern Creek Enduro @ 10 Nov - Ian Grainger took 6th in C grade

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 12 Nov - Heffron Park Tuesday Night Criteriums (Maroubra, NSW)

  • 15 Nov - HART (St Ives) (Manly CC)

  • 13-15 Nov - UCI World Track Cup (Meares Velodrome, Brisbane)

  • 16 Nov - Jervis Bay Cyclosportive, Clarence Street Cup (CycNSW DGV)

  • 17 Nov - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters)

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Heffron Park Summer Criteriums - continues on November 12

    • Every Tuesday from 6.00pm at Heffron Park Maroubra

  • Ghent 6 Day (T’Kuipe Velodrome, Belgium) - November 12-17

    • Davide Browne leads the BiciSport contingent to the sacred den that is Ghent

  • UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships (Mol, Belgium) - November 28-29

    • Mike Lawson takes on the Euro sand & mud runners in Mol

  • Tour of Bright (Victoria) - November 29 to December 1

    • Tom Green & friends compete in the Bright 3 day tour

  • BiciSport - Pilu Freshwater Charity Ride - December 1

    • Gio Pilu will host a great Northside charity ride & Charity Auction

  • BiciSport Christmas Party - Happy Wheels Waterloo - Friday 13 December

    • Stew Campbell hosts the night of nights with free pizza and a few wines

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

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term back in full swing from 15 October

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 12 & 14 November

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

  • 13 November

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

  • 14 November

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

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

  • 16 November

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

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News Shorts - 28 October

Shimano Sydney Cup on Wheels @ DGV @ 26 Oct - Davide Browne rode well at the Shimano Sydney Cup on Wheels. Whether it has earned him a lucrative contract at the Ghent 6 in Belgium remains to be seen.

Shimano Sydney Cup on Wheels @ DGV @ 26 Oct - Davide Browne rode well at the Shimano Sydney Cup on Wheels. Whether it has earned him a lucrative contract at the Ghent 6 in Belgium remains to be seen.

Heffron Park @ 22 Oct - Rolly Delaytz (BiciSport Happy Wheels) second right in the thick of the action

Heffron Park @ 22 Oct - Rolly Delaytz (BiciSport Happy Wheels) second right in the thick of the action

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Bowral start - a very happy peloton on the start line

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Bowral start - a very happy peloton on the start line

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Bowral Velodrome … Eric Dole (BiciSport) doing the whole Paris Roubaix style victory salute on the Bowral Velodrome with the local crowd expressing their support

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Bowral Velodrome … Eric Dole (BiciSport) doing the whole Paris Roubaix style victory salute on the Bowral Velodrome with the local crowd expressing their support

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Bowral finish - Tom Green & Eric Dole at the post ride Village

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Bowral finish - Tom Green & Eric Dole at the post ride Village

BICISPORT ONE CYCLING VOTE

  • The BiciSport management team has consulted with the membership and BiciSport voted “No” at the recent poll conducted by CyclingNSW.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Shimano Sydney Cup @ DGV @ 26 Oct - Davide Browne rode well at the Shimano Sydney Cup with 2nd in the Kieren event & 3rd in the Tempo Scratch Race. The Ghent 6 in Belgium awaits !!

  • Tour of Gippsland @ 25-27 Oct - Alex Simmons & Mike O’Reilly were Commissaire drivers at the recent Tour of Gippsland in central Victoria. The Stage race started in Churchill on the Friday & finished in Warragul on the Sunday.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 29 Oct - Heffron Park Tuesday Night Criteriums (Maroubra, NSW)

  • 31 Oct - Shimano Criterium Series (Homebush)

  • 1 Nov - Shimano Criterium Series (St Ives)

  • 2 Nov - Heffron Park Retro Day @ 10am (Maroubra)

  • 3 Nov - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Calga ITT (ATTA), MS Gong Ride

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Heffron Park Summer Criteriums - continues on October 29

    • Every Tuesday from 6.00pm at Heffron Park Maroubra

  • Shimano Criterium Series - 31 October (Homebush) & 1 November (St Ives)

    • Details now listed in Special Events section of this website

  • Ghent 6 Day (T’Kuipe Velodrome, Belgium) - November 12-17

    • Davide Browne leads the BiciSport contingent to the sacred den that is Ghent

  • UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships (Mol, Belgium) - November 28-29

    • Mike Lawson takes on the Euro sand & mud runners in Mol

  • Tour of Bright (Victoria) - November 29 to December 1

    • Tom Green & friends compete in the Bright 3 day tour

  • BiciSport Christmas Party - Happy Wheels Waterloo - Friday 13 December

    • Stew Campbell hosts the night of nights with free pizza and a few wines

Ghent 6 Day in Belgium from 12-17 November - David Browne (BiciSport Master) will be filing daily reports from the smokey & beer stained Ghent Velodrome

Ghent 6 Day in Belgium from 12-17 November - David Browne (BiciSport Master) will be filing daily reports from the smokey & beer stained Ghent Velodrome

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

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term back in full swing from 15 October

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 29 & 31 October

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

  • 30 October

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

  • 31 October

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

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

  • 2 November

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

Tour of Gippsland @ 25 Oct - On route to Gippsland nothing beats an overnight stay at the delightful Milawa Motel in the King Valley which looks more like something out of Provence than Wangaratta

Tour of Gippsland @ 25 Oct - On route to Gippsland nothing beats an overnight stay at the delightful Milawa Motel in the King Valley which looks more like something out of Provence than Wangaratta

Tour of Gippsland @ 26 Oct - Warragul Toyota kindly sponsored the three day NRS Tour and supplied the convoy vehicles for Mike O’Reilly & Alex Simmons

Tour of Gippsland @ 26 Oct - Warragul Toyota kindly sponsored the three day NRS Tour and supplied the convoy vehicles for Mike O’Reilly & Alex Simmons

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News Shorts - 21 October

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Elsmore Climb Bundanoon - Eric Dole & Tom Green

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Elsmore Climb Bundanoon - Eric Dole & Tom Green

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Elsmore Climb Bundanoon - Tom Green & Eric Dole

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Elsmore Climb Bundanoon - Tom Green & Eric Dole

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Elsmore Climb Bundanoon - John Robb

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Elsmore Climb Bundanoon - John Robb

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Elsmore Climb Bundanoon - Stewart Campbell

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct @ Elsmore Climb Bundanoon - Stewart Campbell

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct - Tom Green going through picturesque dairy country just outside Robertson on the approaches to the final climb outside Glenquarry not far from Bowral

Bowral Classic @ 20 Oct - Tom Green going through picturesque dairy country just outside Robertson on the approaches to the final climb outside Glenquarry not far from Bowral

Heffron Park Tuesday Night Criteriums @ 15 Oct - Rolly Delaytz (BiciSport Happy Wheels) in 5th wheel in the thick of the action at Heffron

Heffron Park Tuesday Night Criteriums @ 15 Oct - Rolly Delaytz (BiciSport Happy Wheels) in 5th wheel in the thick of the action at Heffron

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Bowral Classic @ 20 October - BiciSport fielded a strong peloton on 20 October for the 4th Bowral Classic. A great course and some slick organisation made for a great day out.. The 175k option ventured out to both Wombeyan Caves & Bundanoon, the 125k just Bundanoon, and the 90k (and everybody else) headed for Fitzroy Falls & Robertson. Weather conditions at the start were chilly but the day itself was a delight. Thanks to Stew Campbell and the numerous BiciSport riders who supported the Classic. Eric Dole finished 14th in the 125k category and Tom Green 17th in the 125k (a great result by both). Other performances will be posted in due course. Jay Gaffey and the Project M team from Nowra (fresh from their podium for BiciSport at the Singleton TTT) were also sighted outside Robertson

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 21 Oct - Regatta Centre Penrith Criteriums (Shimano Crit Series)

  • 22 Oct - Heffron Park Tuesday Night Criteriums (Maroubra, NSW) , Eastern Creek Raceway Criteriums (Shimano Crit Series)

  • 25 Oct - HART Criteriums (St Ives)

  • 26 Oct - Shimano Sydney Cup (DGV)

  • 25-27 Oct - Tour of Gippsland (Vic, NRS)

    • Commissaire Drivers Alex Simmons & Mike O’Reilly

  • 27 Oct - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Ourimbah Criteriums (Central Coast)

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Heffron Park Summer Criteriums - continues on October 22

    • Every Tuesday from 6.00pm at Heffron Park Maroubra

  • Shimano Criterium Series - October 21 (Regatta Centre, Penrith), October 22 (Eastern Creek Raceway)

    • Details now listed in Special Events section of this website

  • UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships (Mol, Belgium) - November 28-29

    • Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) takes on the Euro sand & mud runners in Mol

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UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships @ Mol, Belgium - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) heads off the Belgium in mid November for the World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships at the Zilvermeer Watersports Park in Mol, Belgium.

UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships @ Mol, Belgium - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) heads off the Belgium in mid November for the World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships at the Zilvermeer Watersports Park in Mol, Belgium.

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

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term back in full swing from 15 October

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 22 & 24 October

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

  • 23 October

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

  • 24 October

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

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

  • 26 October

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

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Tour de France 1964 - just before the picture below was taken and the French Gendarme (left) not happy with the spectator support for Raymond Pouildor

Tour de France 1964 - just before the picture below was taken and the French Gendarme (left) not happy with the spectator support for Raymond Pouildor

An iconic picture from the Tour de France 1964 - Jacques Anquetil (left, Yellow Jersey.) clashes with Raymond Poulidor (Mercier BP) on the Puy Du Dome climb

An iconic picture from the Tour de France 1964 - Jacques Anquetil (left, Yellow Jersey.) clashes with Raymond Poulidor (Mercier BP) on the Puy Du Dome climb

News Shorts - 14 October

Pilu Freshwater Ride @ 13 October - The BiciSport squadra lines up in damp & chilly conditions before the start outside Pilu Baretto at Freshwater Beach

Pilu Freshwater Ride @ 13 October - The BiciSport squadra lines up in damp & chilly conditions before the start outside Pilu Baretto at Freshwater Beach

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Pilu Freshwater Ride @ 13 October - Damp and chilly conditions greeted a capped BiciSport peloton from Pilu Freshwater with the climbs over Dee Why headland then towards Mona Vale & Church Point. Conditions were damp through Mona Vale with Pilu Freshwater coffee at the end of the ride. Thanks to Gio Pilu for providing the hospitality and great coffee at Pilu Baretto. Monies raised has been donated to Bear Cottage Westmead Hospital .

  • Recovery Ward - Peter Budd sighted on a bike at the Sam Miranda Tour in Wangaratta after 5 weeks off the bike with a broken collarbone. Welcome back Pierre.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 15 Oct - Heffron Park Tuesday Night Criteriums (Maroubra, NSW) - Round 1 of the Shimano Criterium Series where Rolly Delaytz should feature.

  • 20 October - Bowral Classic, West Head Road Race (Manly CC), Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters), Mt Ku Ring Gai Criteriums (Northern Sydney), Calga Handicap (Central Coast)

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Heffron Park Summer Criteriums - continues on October 15

    • Every Tuesday from 6.00pm at Heffron Park Maroubra

  • Shimano Criterium Series - from October 15

    • Details now listed in Special Events section

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

    • with Stewart Campbell & the BiciSport Team

    • Details in the Special Events section of this website

  • UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships (Mol, Belgium) - November 28-29

    • Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) takes on the Euro mud runners in Mol

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

*  Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term back in full swing from 15 October

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 15 & 17 October

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

  • 16 October

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

  • 17 October

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

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

  • 19 October

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

  • 20 October

    • Bowral Classic @ 6.30am

Congratulations to Gio Pilu on a lovely piece in the recent Sunday newspapers

Congratulations to Gio Pilu on a lovely piece in the recent Sunday newspapers

A strong BiciSport contingent heads for the Southern Highlands over 19 & 20 October

A strong BiciSport contingent heads for the Southern Highlands over 19 & 20 October

UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships @ Mol, Belgium @ 28-29 November - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) joins the mud runners at Mol at the end of November. More stories to come in the coming weeks.

UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships @ Mol, Belgium @ 28-29 November - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) joins the mud runners at Mol at the end of November. More stories to come in the coming weeks.


News Shorts - 7 October

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Damien Bottero sets a Sprint time at DGV

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Damien Bottero sets a Sprint time at DGV

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Damien Bottero assisted by BiciSport team mate Davide van der Browne

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Damien Bottero assisted by BiciSport team mate Davide van der Browne

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Damien Bottero on the steep DGV Velodrome Wall

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Damien Bottero on the steep DGV Velodrome Wall

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Davide van der Browne looking nervous due to pending Ghent 6 start money negotiations looming …

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Davide van der Browne looking nervous due to pending Ghent 6 start money negotiations looming …

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Davide sets a DGV Sprint time

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Davide sets a DGV Sprint time

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Davide van der Browne does some cross training at DGV

NSW Sprint GP #1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Davide van der Browne does some cross training at DGV

NSW GP 1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Damien Bottero & Davide van der Browne

NSW GP 1 @ DGV @ 5 Sept - Damien Bottero & Davide van der Browne

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Recovery Ward - Speedy recovery to BiciSport Master Rhett Hall who crashed at the Kurri Kurri criterium on Saturday. It appears another rider’s rear disc brake connected with Rhett’s calf resulting in a 10-12cm laceration coupled with some road rash. Get well soon Rhett. Ruth Strapp finished 6th in C grade at Kurri Kurri.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 8 Oct - Heffron Park Tuesday Night Criteriums (Maroubra, NSW)

  • 11-13 Oct - Sam Miranda Tour (Wangaratta, NRS Series)

  • 12-17 Oct - World Masters Track Championships (Manchester, UK)

  • 13 October - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), Spring Cycle (BicycleNSW)

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Heffron Park Summer Criteriums - from October 8

    • Every Tuesday from 5.00pm at Heffron Park Maroubra

  • BiciSport Group Ride - Pilu Freshwater-Ku Ring Gai Nat Park-Pilu Freshwater

    • Meeting Point - Pilu Freshwater @ Moore Rd Freshwater Beach @ 6.15am

      Pilu Freshwater … complimentary coffee at Pilu Baretto @ 6.30am

      Ride start time @ 7.00am

      BiciSport Ride Route

      * From Freshwater Beach its via Carrington Pde (Curl Curl Beach) @ 7.05am

      * Dee Why Beach Headland to Dee Why Beach @ 7.15am

      * Dee Why Parade/Pittwater Rd Dee Why @ 7.20am, then Pittwater Rd north to Mona Vale

      * Then McCarrs Creek Rd past Church Point @ 7.50am direction Akuna Bay & West Head

      * Coffee at Pilu Freshwater @ 9.45am

      BiciSport Support Contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244

  • Shimano Criterium Series - from October 15

    • Details now listed in Special Events section

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

    • with Stewart Campbell & the BiciSport Team

    • Details in the Special Events section of this website

  • UCI World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships (Mol, Belgium) - November 28-29

    • Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) takes on the Euro mud runners in Mol

Gio Pilu & Pilu Racing host the BiciSport group ride on Sunday 13 October.    Meeting time is 6.30am for a great coffee at Pilu Freshwater (eastern end of Moore Rd). After a coffee its a 7.00am departure for Church Point via Dee Why & Mona Vale.

Gio Pilu & Pilu Racing host the BiciSport group ride on Sunday 13 October.

Meeting time is 6.30am for a great coffee at Pilu Freshwater (eastern end of Moore Rd). After a coffee its a 7.00am departure for Church Point via Dee Why & Mona Vale.

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

*  Motor traffic conditions are now LIGHTER with the NSW School Term on holidays until 15 October

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 8 & 10 October

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

  • 9 October

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

  • 10 October

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

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

  • 12 October

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

T eam Happy Wheels with Big Stew @ Illawong Bag near Akuna Bay @ 6 Oct - getting in the lumpy k’s before the Bowral Classic on 20 October

Team Happy Wheels with Big Stew @ Illawong Bag near Akuna Bay @ 6 Oct - getting in the lumpy k’s before the Bowral Classic on 20 October

JA …. The best rider of 2019 ! ! !

JA …. The best rider of 2019 ! ! !

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News Shorts - 30 September

RAW Track @ DGV @ 20 Sept - Davide van der Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) takes the Division 2 Pointscore award

RAW Track @ DGV @ 20 Sept - Davide van der Browne (BiciSport Happy Wheels) takes the Division 2 Pointscore award

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS - BROWNE TAKES RAW TRACK DIVISION 2

  • RAW Track @ DGV - Davide Browne has been pounding away all winter at RAW Track and taking out the Division 2 Pointscore was a just reward.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 1-3 Oct - Cycling Australia National Masters Road Championships (Adelaide)

  • 5 Oct - Sprint Grand Prix # 1 (DGV)

  • 6 Oct - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters)

  • 7 Oct - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters)

Pilu Freshwater host the BiciSport Ride on Sunday 13 October from Pilu Freshwater. A great opportunity to get in those vital training kilometres for the Bowral Classic on 20 October. Details listed below.

Pilu Freshwater host the BiciSport Ride on Sunday 13 October from Pilu Freshwater. A great opportunity to get in those vital training kilometres for the Bowral Classic on 20 October. Details listed below.

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Heffron Park Summer Criteriums - from October 8

    • Every Tuesday from 5.00pm at Heffron Park Maroubra

  • BiciSport Ride - Pilu Freshwater-Ku Ring Gai Nat Park-Pilu Freshwater

    • Meeting Point - Pilu Freshwater @ Moore Rd Freshwater Beach @ 6.15am

      Pilu Freshwater … complimentary coffee at Pilu Baretto @ 6.30am

      Ride start time @ 7.00am

      BiciSport Ride Route

      * From Freshwater Beach its via Carrington Pde (Curl Curl Beach) @ 7.05am

      * Dee Why Beach Headland to Dee Why Beach @ 7.15am

      * Dee Why Parade/Pittwater Rd Dee Why @ 7.20am, then Pittwater Rd north to Mona Vale

      * Then McCarrs Creek Rd past Church Point @ 7.50am direction Akuna Bay & West Head

      * Coffee at Pilu Freshwater @ 9.45am

      BiciSport Support Contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244

  • Shimano Criterium Series - from October 15

    • Details now listed in Special Events section

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

  • with Stewart Campbell & the BiciSport Team

  • Details in the Special Events section of this website

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

*  Motor traffic conditions are now LIGHTER with the NSW School Term on holidays until 15 October

*  Note -

  • Manly Food & Wine Festival

    • Road diversions will happen from 4-7 October in central Manly near The Corso

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 1 & 3 October

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

  • 2 October

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

  • 3 October

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

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

  • 5 October

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

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News Shorts - 23 September

NSW Masters Criterium Championships @ Coffs Harbour @ 22 Sept - Matt Coy takes the Silver medal in the M6 Criterium

NSW Masters Criterium Championships @ Coffs Harbour @ 22 Sept - Matt Coy takes the Silver medal in the M6 Criterium

NSW Masters Road Championships @ Coffs Harbour @ 21 Sept - Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing) took 4th in Masters M6 category road race (picture - Penrith Lakes)

NSW Masters Road Championships @ Coffs Harbour @ 21 Sept - Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing) took 4th in Masters M6 category road race (picture - Penrith Lakes)

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS - MATT COY TAKES SILVER IN CRITERIUM

  • NSW Masters Road Championships @ Coffs Harbour @ 21 & 22 Sept - Matt Coy (BiciSport Pilu Racing ) carried the BiciSport flag at Coffs, joined by fellow BiciSport member Alex Simmons in the Commissaires car. Matt finished 4th (from 22 starters) in Masters M6 category road race in the leading group. Matt finished off a successful weekend with a Silver medal in the M6 Criterium in downtown Coffs Harbour on the Sunday.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 29 Sept - Western Sydney Dragway (Waratah Masters)

  • 30 Sept-5 Oct - World Masters Track Championships (Manchester, UK)

Rolly Delaytz (BiciSport Happy Wheels) is no stranger to winning a Heffron Park Tuesday night criterium

Rolly Delaytz (BiciSport Happy Wheels) is no stranger to winning a Heffron Park Tuesday night criterium

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Heffron Park Summer Criteriums - from October 8

    • Every Tuesday from 5.00pm at Heffron Park Maroubra

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

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

    • Details in the Special Events section of this website

  • Shimano Criterium Series - from October 15

    • Details now listed in Special Events section

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

  • with Stewart Campbell & the BiciSport Team

  • Details in the Special Events section of this website

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Bear Cottage Charity Ride @ Sunday 13 October is kindly hosted by Gio Pilu from Pilu Freshwater. Details in the Special Events Section of this website

Bear Cottage Charity Ride @ Sunday 13 October is kindly hosted by Gio Pilu from Pilu Freshwater. Details in the Special Events Section of this website

A big BiciSport team entry is expected to the 4th Bowral Classic on Sunday 20 October

A big BiciSport team entry is expected to the 4th Bowral Classic on Sunday 20 October

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 24 & 26 September

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

  • 25 September

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

  • 26 September

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

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

  • 28 September

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

John Elderfield (BiciSport Master) had a super nasty motorcycle accident several months ago in Thailand, but several leg operations later and weeks of living with a moon boot has finally passed. Welcome back to the peloton Bad Johnny !.

John Elderfield (BiciSport Master) had a super nasty motorcycle accident several months ago in Thailand, but several leg operations later and weeks of living with a moon boot has finally passed. Welcome back to the peloton Bad Johnny !.

Eric Dole & Marty Wright @ 21 Sept @ the Ku Ring Gai Chase National Park near McCarrs Creek Rd

Eric Dole & Marty Wright @ 21 Sept @ the Ku Ring Gai Chase National Park near McCarrs Creek Rd

News Shorts - 16 September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

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

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

RACING THIS WEEK

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

  • 22 Sept - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters)

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

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

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

  • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 17 & 19 September

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

  • 18 September

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

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

  • 19 September

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

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

  • 21 September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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News Shorts - 9 September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS - RUTH STRAPP IN POZNAN, POLAND

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

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

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

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

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

RACING THIS WEEK

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

  • 13 Sept - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

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

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

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

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

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

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

    • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

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

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

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

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

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 10 & 12 September

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

  • 11 September

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

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

  • 12 September

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

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

  • 14 September

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

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

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News Shorts - 2 September

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - POZNAN POLAND

  • Both Peter Budd & Ruth Strapp contested the 2019 Championships

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

    • Race day

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

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

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

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

M7 CYCLEPATH NEWS

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

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

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 6 Sept - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

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

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Goulburn Weekend - September 7 & 8

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

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

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

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

  • Beers & Gears Cyclosportive (Wagga) - October 6

    • includes the Filthy 50 and the Dirty 130

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

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

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

    • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 3 & 5 September

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

  • 4 September

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

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

  • 5 September

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

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

  • 7 September

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

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

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

News Shorts - 26 August

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

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

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 30 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

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

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

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Goulburn Weekend - September 7 & 8

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

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

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

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

  • Beers & Gears Cyclosportive (Wagga) - October 6

    • includes the Filthy 50 and the Dirty 130

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

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

  • Bowral Classic - October 20

    • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels


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

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

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 27 & 29 August

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

  • 28 August

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

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

  • 29 August

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

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

  • 31 August

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

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

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

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

News Shorts - 19 August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

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

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

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

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

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2019 GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - POZNAN (POLAND)

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 23 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

  • 25 August - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 19, 21, 23 August

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

  • 20 & 22 August

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

  • 21 August

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

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

  • 22 August

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

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

  • 24 August

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

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

VALE FELICE GIMONDI

Rest in Peace Felice, it was a great ride.

Felice graced Team Salvarini & Team Bianchi during his illustrious career

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

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

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

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

News Shorts - 12 August

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

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

A Poznan review will be posted next week.

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

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

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

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 16 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

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

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 12, 14, 16 August

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

  • 13 & 15 August

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

  • 14 August

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

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

  • 15 August

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

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

  • 17 August

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

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

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

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

News Shorts - 5 August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Singleton Team Time Trial @ 3 August

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

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

    • Race Report

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

      • Results

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

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

    • BiciSport starters Peter Budd & Ruth Strapp

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

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

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

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

  • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

    • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 9 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

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

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

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 5, 7, 9 August

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

  • 6 & 8 August

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

  • 7 August

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

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

  • 8 August

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

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

  • 10 August

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News Shorts - 29 July

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

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

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

BICISPORT TEAM TIME TRIAL - START TIMES & TEAMS NOW CONFIRMED

  • Start Times

    • 8.02am - PROJECT M

    • 8.18am - CARDIO AMIGOS

    • 8.24am - OAKWOOD LIFESTYLE ADVISERS

    • 9.48am - ANYTIME FEMMES

    • 10.06am - FACTOR G

    • 11.14am - RIVERINAS

    • 11.18am - ANYTIMES

    • 11.28am - FRENCHIES

    • 11.32am - HAPPY WHEELS

    • 11.40am - PILU RACING

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

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

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

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

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

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

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

  • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

    • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

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

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

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 2 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

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

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 29, 31 July, 2 August

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

  • 30 July & 1 August

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

  • 31 July

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

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

  • 1 August

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

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

  • 3 August

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

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

  • 4 August

    • BiciSport Singleton Team Ride @ depart 8.30am

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

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

Where were you in 1987 ?

Where were you in 1987 ?

News Shorts - 22 July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

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

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

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

BICISPORT TEAM TIME TRIAL TEAMS - NOW CONFIRMED

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

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

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

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

  • Tour de France Dinner - Saturday 27 July

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

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

  • Singleton TTT Training Sunday 28 July

    • See Special Events page

  • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

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

  • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

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

  • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

    • Start Finish at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return

  • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

    • with Stew Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

BICISPORT DERNY PROJECT NOW COMPLETE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 26 July - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 22, 24, 26 July

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

  • 23 & 25 July

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

  • 24 July

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

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

  • 25 July

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

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

  • 27 July

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

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

  • 28 July

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

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

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

News Shorts - 15 July

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

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT TEAM TIME TRIAL TEAMS - NOW CONFIRMED

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

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

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS

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

    • Tour de France Dinner - Saturday 27 July

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

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

    • Singleton TTT Training Sunday 28 July

      • See Special Events page

    • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

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

    • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

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

    • Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13

      • Start Finish at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return

    • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

      • with Stew Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

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

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

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 19 July - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

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

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 15, 17, 19 July

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

  • 16 & 18 July

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

  • 17 July

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

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

  • 18 July

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

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

  • 20 July

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

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

Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - Graham Cockerton in action

Penrith Lakes @ 6 July - Graham Cockerton in action

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

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

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

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

News Shorts - 8 July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS - NEW EVENTS ADDED, OTHERS UPDATED

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

    • Tour de France Dinner - Saturday July 27

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

      • ALL WELCOME

    • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

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

    • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

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

    • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

      • with Stew Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 12 July - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 8, 10, 12 July

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

  • 9 & 11 July

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

  • 10 July

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

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

  • 11 July

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

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

  • 13 July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News Shorts - 1 July

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS - NEW EVENTS ADDED, OTHERS UPDATED

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

    • Sydney Metropolitan Championships (Penrith Lakes) - July 6

      • BiciSport starters include

        • M4 @ 8.10am - Davide van der Browne

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

        • M2 @ 9.25am - Jeremy Hopson

        • W4 @ 10.30am - Ruth Strapp

        • M9 @ 10.34am - Ian Grainger

    • Tour de France Dinner - Saturday July 27

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

    • Singleton TTT - August 2-4

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

    • Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16

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

    • Bowral Classic - October 19-20

  • with Stewart Campbell & Team Happy Wheels

BICISPORT ASSISTING PROJECT M WOMENS TEAM AT SINGLETON TTT

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

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

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

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

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

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 5 July - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

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

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

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

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

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 1, 3, 5 July

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

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

  • 2 & 4 July

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

  • 3 July

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

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

  • 4 July

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

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

  • 5 July

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

  • 6 July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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