News Shorts - 18 February

Sprint Grand Prix #3 @ DGV @ 16 Feb - Damien Bottero (BiciSport) departs the start line

Sprint Grand Prix #3 @ DGV @ 16 Feb - Damien Bottero (BiciSport) departs the start line

Sprint Grand Prix #3 @ DGV @ 16 Feb - Damien Bottero takes a win

Sprint Grand Prix #3 @ DGV @ 16 Feb - Damien Bottero takes a win

Waratah Masters @ ECR @ 17 Feb - Ian Grainger (BiciSport Master) picks up yet another 5th place in C grade.

Waratah Masters @ ECR @ 17 Feb - Ian Grainger (BiciSport Master) picks up yet another 5th place in C grade.

Italy-Belgium 2019 - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) pictured on the Carrefour De L’Arbre cobbles outside Roubaix in April 2018.    Mike returns to the Holy Land of cycling for the Strade Bianche Cyclosportive in Seina (Italy) on 10 March, followed by three weeks in Belgium with cyclosportives in Wevelgem, Flanders & Roubaix and a raft of Belgian Spring Classics.

Italy-Belgium 2019 - Mike Lawson (BiciSport Master) pictured on the Carrefour De L’Arbre cobbles outside Roubaix in April 2018.

Mike returns to the Holy Land of cycling for the Strade Bianche Cyclosportive in Seina (Italy) on 10 March, followed by three weeks in Belgium with cyclosportives in Wevelgem, Flanders & Roubaix and a raft of Belgian Spring Classics.

Il Perlo Hotel @ Bellagio on Lake Como plays host to BiciSport in Italy in March 2019. The picture above features the Tour of Lombardy pro race passing by in clear & sunny conditions.

Il Perlo Hotel @ Bellagio on Lake Como plays host to BiciSport in Italy in March 2019. The picture above features the Tour of Lombardy pro race passing by in clear & sunny conditions.

Lets hope Mike Lawson & Marty Wright pack their winter team kit … this picture was taken only last week from the same IL Perlo Hotel, this time facing up the steep Madonna de Ghissalo climb used in the same Tour of Lombardy pro race

Lets hope Mike Lawson & Marty Wright pack their winter team kit … this picture was taken only last week from the same IL Perlo Hotel, this time facing up the steep Madonna de Ghissalo climb used in the same Tour of Lombardy pro race

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Recovery Ward - Conor Tarlington resumes training on the home trainer this week after his hernia operation.

  • Sprint Grand Prix @ DGV @ 16 Feb - Damien Bottero continues to see building form towards the coming Masters Championships at the Sprint Grand Prix Round 3 at the DGV.

VALE FRANS VAN EYCK

  • Sad to report the recent passing of Frans Van Eyck in Temse, Belgium. Frans was a great supporter of numerous BiciSport cyclists who have made the trip to Flanders over the years. Frans was 92 years young.

BELGIUM JUNE JULY 2019 - CONOR TARLINGTON RACE DATES CONFIRMED

  • Conor Tarlington heads of to Belgium in mid June with a racing program packed solid with 80k ‘kermesse’ style races all over Flanders. The team stays at the Kokerelle B&B (www.kokerelle.be) just outside Oudenaarde. The Flanders stay includes 3 stages of the 2019 Tour de France (Stages 1-3) which pass through Belgium. There are two spots still available at Kokerelle and if you’re interested please email bicisport1@gmail.com

  • June - 15 - Retro Tour of Flanders, 21 - Zomergem, 22 - Aardenberg, Retro Dwars Door Hageland, 23 - Eindhout, 25 - Wachtebeke, 28 - Lommel, 29 - St Amandsberg, 30 - Dikkelvenne

  • July - 3 - Ursel, 7 - Sinaai, 7 - Zottegem, Tour de France Stage 1 (Geraadsbergen) 8 - Adegem, Tour de France Stage 2 (Brussels Team Time Trial) 9 Tour de France Stage 3 (Binche start) 10 - Ursel, 13 - Vogelnaarde (NL), 14 - Merelbeke, 16 - Clinge (NL), 17 - Ursel, 20 - Laarne, 21 - Herne, 24 - Ursel, 26 - Beveren Waas, 28 - Duffel

The BiciSport Wisemans Ferry Loop on Sunday 24 February offers 4 ride options (41k, 92k, 115k & 115k). Details are on the Special Events page of this website.

The BiciSport Wisemans Ferry Loop on Sunday 24 February offers 4 ride options (41k, 92k, 115k & 115k). Details are on the Special Events page of this website.

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS

WISEMANS FERRY LOOP - SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY

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

  • A volunteer is needed to drive the Happy Wheels Subaru to follow the ride. Please email bicisport1@gmail.com if you can assist

Wisemans Ferry Loop just out of St Albans offers some great cycling country

Wisemans Ferry Loop just out of St Albans offers some great cycling country

SHOALHAVEN RONDE - SUNDAY 10 MARCH

  • Based out of Shoalhaven Heads (just south of Berry) on Sunday 10 March over 100k on roads used by BiciSport over the Nowra TTT weekend via Nowra, Pyree, Greenwell Point & Currarong Beach. Ride starts & finishes from the TableTalk Cafe in Shoalhaven Heads starting at 8.30am. Details are on the Special Events page of this website.

BATHURST WEEKEND - SATURDAY SUNDAY 16-17 MARCH

  • A great weekend of racing in Bathurst on the Saturday with Blayney to Bathurst cyclosportive on the Sunday. Details are on the Special Events page of this website.

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

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 19 Feb - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra)

  • 22 Feb - Sutherland Criteriums (Waratah Park)

  • 23 Feb - Lake Hume Cyclosportive (Albury/Wodonga) - BiciSport starters Team Griffith

  • 24 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 Term back in full swing

*  Note -

  • Roadworks of note

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

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

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

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 19 Feb, 22 Feb

    • Hills Nursery CarPark Terrey Hills @ 7.30am to Akuna Bay & West Head

  • 18 Feb, 20 Feb, 22 Feb

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

  • 19 Feb & 21 Feb

    • 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

  • 20 Feb

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

  • 21 Feb

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

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

  • 23 Feb

    • Hills Nursery Car Park Terrey Hills @ 7.00am for Akuna Bay & West Head

    • Bennelong Bridge (East Side) @ Rhodes @ 7.00am (6x10k loops around SOPA). 

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

  • 24 Feb

    • Wisemans Ferry Ride @ 8.00am (meet up at 7.30am) - See Special Events page

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

Sandstone Cafe @ Miramare Terrey Hills @ 16 Feb - Miramare staff led by  Vinney (The 11 Cog) Panetta  make for a great Saturday morning coffee @ 9.30am. All welcome.

Sandstone Cafe @ Miramare Terrey Hills @ 16 Feb - Miramare staff led by Vinney (The 11 Cog) Panetta make for a great Saturday morning coffee @ 9.30am. All welcome.

Sandstone Cafe @ Miramare Terrey Hills @ 16 Feb - Eric Dole & Marty Wright

Sandstone Cafe @ Miramare Terrey Hills @ 16 Feb - Eric Dole & Marty Wright

Mirror Sprint magazine from July 1967 features the Paris Roubaix Classic.    Jan Janssen (Pelforth Sauvage) and Raymond Poulidor (Mercier) were the leading riders of the day. The bikes of the era all featured MAFAC centre pull brakes, high flange hubs and pedal toe clips.

Mirror Sprint magazine from July 1967 features the Paris Roubaix Classic.

Jan Janssen (Pelforth Sauvage) and Raymond Poulidor (Mercier) were the leading riders of the day. The bikes of the era all featured MAFAC centre pull brakes, high flange hubs and pedal toe clips.