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.
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
Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo.
Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride @ Centennial Park Spruce Goose Cafe @ 10.30am
Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (4x10k loops around SOPA).
BiciSport Coffee at Miramire Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am
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.