RACING THIS WEEK
* 29-1 May - Mersey Valley Tour (NRS Women)
* 30-2 May - NSW Masters Road Championships (Orange)
* 1 May - ATTA (at Calga), Waratah Masters (WSID), Mt Ku Ring Gai (NS)
BICI TRAINING THIS WEEK
* 25 April (Mon) - M7 Bikepath Ride over 70k (8am from Bella Vista)
CYCLING NSW AGM - SET for 10 MAY
Normally a dull & drab affair the upcoming CyclingNSW AGM at the Bankstown Sports Club looks like being a tickets only affair with 7 nominees for the 3 Board positions on offer and some interesting motions to be put to a vote. The sport itself is facing many challenges. Many aspects of cycling generally are looking very positive but the racing side of the sport faces many challenges - not least being a crippled NRS program (NRS stands for Not Really Special), a very poor cyclo-sportive strategy (private promoters now dominate the calendar), high membership fees (nationally our fees are excessive), a declining racing membership (for the first time in years) and rapidly diminishing velodrome attendances (when was the last time you went to DGV ?). Paradise needs some work.