News Shorts - 28 January

David Cooper (BiciSport Master) @ the Marconi Tuesday night criterium (in B grade) @ 22 Jan

David Cooper (BiciSport Master) @ the Marconi Tuesday night criterium (in B grade) @ 22 Jan

David Cooper @ Eastern Creek Raceway @ 22 Jan

David Cooper @ Eastern Creek Raceway @ 22 Jan

Adelaide Tour Down Under 19 @ Roller Frenzy - Lise Benjamin giving it all

Adelaide Tour Down Under 19 @ Roller Frenzy - Lise Benjamin giving it all

The Alpine Classic @ 27 Jan - the event is now owned by the new Fairfax-Nine News media conglomerate and the future is equally  Bright

The Alpine Classic @ 27 Jan - the event is now owned by the new Fairfax-Nine News media conglomerate and the future is equally Bright

The Alpine Classic @ 27 Jan @ Bright (Vic) offered numerous ride options to Dingo Dell (top of Mt Buffalo), a Falls Creek Ski Station & return option, or the Omeo loop (with an overnight stay in Omeo).

The Alpine Classic @ 27 Jan @ Bright (Vic) offered numerous ride options to Dingo Dell (top of Mt Buffalo), a Falls Creek Ski Station & return option, or the Omeo loop (with an overnight stay in Omeo).

B2B ACCOMMODATION OVER 16-17 MARCH

  • A reminder that the B2B Weekend clashes with a major basketball competition in Bathurst, and accommodation bookings over that weekend will be tight

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Newcastle Australia Day Criterium @ 28 Jan - Rhett Hall took the B grade win (only to be relegated after going around a cone passing another grade)

  • Waratah Masters @ ECR @ 27 Jan - Ian Grainger collected another 5th in the M9-10 age category race, with Raoul Westbrook competing in the M7-8

  • Orange Track Open @ 27 Jan - Davide Browne placed in the Orange wheelrace final.

  • Alpine Classic @ Bright (Vic) @ 27 Jan - 42 degrees on the Friday, 38 degrees on the Saturday, followed by steady rain, fog & 23 degrees on the Alpine Classic day itself. The organisation was first class with Ian Garrity & Mike O’Reilly both sighted.

2019 RACING & BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDERS NOW UPDATED

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

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS

WISEMANS FERRY TO WISEMANS FERRY LOOP - SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY

  • A new CyclingNSW open road race in 2019 is the Ferry to the Mountain 110k road race in May 2019. BiciSport has got behind this exciting new road event and supporting Paul Craft (of RAW Track fame).

  • BiciSport will be hosting a training ride over the circuit on Sunday 24 February with full car support. Ride starts from the Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club @ 8.00am (meet at 7.30am). Details of the Wisemans Ferry-Wisemans Ferry Loop training ride are on the Special Events page of this website.

The Herald Sun Tour fires up from this Wednesday, starting at the Phillip Island Motor Racing circuit in Gippsland and concluding in Melbourne on 3 February. There with will be a daily HST diary posted every day on this website in the News section.

The Herald Sun Tour fires up from this Wednesday, starting at the Phillip Island Motor Racing circuit in Gippsland and concluding in Melbourne on 3 February. There with will be a daily HST diary posted every day on this website in the News section.

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 29 Jan - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra)

  • 30 Jan-3 Feb - Herald Sun Tour (Gippsland, Vic) - Refer separate HST diary on this website featuring Alex Simmons & Mike O’Reilly

  • 1 Feb - Sutherland Criteriums (Waratah Park)

  • 2 Feb - Goulburn Track Open

  • 3 Feb - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters CC)

BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK

  • For further details please contact 0417 403 244  

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

*  Note -

  • Roadworks of note

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

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 28 Jan, 30 Jan, 1 Feb

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

  • 29 Jan & 31 Jan

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

  • 30 Jan - Berowra Railway Station Gruppetto @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return

  • 31 Jan

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

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

  • 2 Feb

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

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

  • 3 Feb

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

REMEMBERING SYDNEY’S CAMPERDOWN VELODROME & GORDON JOHNSON VERSUS GIORDANO TURRINI

  • The Camperdown Velodrome was located just off Parramatta Road (near Bridge Road). The velodrome was steep, bumpy, and facilities somewhat rudimentary, but it hosted some outstanding track racing before it was closed down. Gordon Johnson had ridden well at the 1970 Commonwealth Games for Australia, then turned professional and immediately won a World Sprint Championship and started a great battle with Giordano Turrini from Italy. Both featured in some classic sprint events at Camperdown. Gordon now owns the hotel at Mount Macedon outside Melbourne.

Gordon leads Giordano at Camperdown. Professional sprinters of the day never wore socks !

Gordon leads Giordano at Camperdown. Professional sprinters of the day never wore socks !

Gordon Johnson attacks in the back straight of the Camperdown Velodrome in Sydney’s inner west

Gordon Johnson attacks in the back straight of the Camperdown Velodrome in Sydney’s inner west

Classic professional sprinting was not dissimilar to WWF … it included the odd elbow, a solid shoulder or a heavy head butt to make things all the more interesting. Whoever won the first round, narrowly lost the second (gee, that was unlucky), which made the third round a total thriller.

Classic professional sprinting was not dissimilar to WWF … it included the odd elbow, a solid shoulder or a heavy head butt to make things all the more interesting. Whoever won the first round, narrowly lost the second (gee, that was unlucky), which made the third round a total thriller.