News Shorts - 5 March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

RACING THIS WEEK

6 Mar - Heffron Park Criteriums

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

10 Mar - NSW Criterium Championships (Lansdowne Park)

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

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

BICISPORT TRAINING RIDES THIS WEEK

For further details contact 0417 403 244.  

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

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

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

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

*  Mar 10 -

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

*  Mar 11 -

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

PICTURES FROM THE PELOTON

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

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

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

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