News Shorts - 25 February

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - before the start outside the Retreat at Wisemans Ferry

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - before the start outside the Retreat at Wisemans Ferry

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - after some 30k into the Loop past St Albans it was the start of the 9k of firmly packed gravel. Ian Grainger leads Marty Wright and Raoul Westbrook

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - after some 30k into the Loop past St Albans it was the start of the 9k of firmly packed gravel. Ian Grainger leads Marty Wright and Raoul Westbrook

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - halfway through the gravel section on the first climb

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - halfway through the gravel section on the first climb

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - Eric Dole leads the charge up the Alpe del la Mangrove Mountain climb

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - Eric Dole leads the charge up the Alpe del la Mangrove Mountain climb

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - Randolph Baral (BiciSport Happy Wheels) on the steep 10% section of the Alpe del la Mangrove Mountain climb

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - Randolph Baral (BiciSport Happy Wheels) on the steep 10% section of the Alpe del la Mangrove Mountain climb

Lake Hume Cyclosportive @ Albury @ 23 Feb - BiciSport Griffith cut a fine looking peloton in Albury.

Lake Hume Cyclosportive @ Albury @ 23 Feb - BiciSport Griffith cut a fine looking peloton in Albury.

Spotted at Akuna Bay @ 23 Feb - (L to R) … Neil, Andrew ‘Macca’ McLean,  Davide  Browne, Mike O’Brien & Neil Farquahson. Mike O’Brien being on a brief Aussie sojourn from the UK getting in some secret base training for the upcoming BiciSport Belgian Spring Classics trip with both Mike Lawson & Marty Wright.

Spotted at Akuna Bay @ 23 Feb - (L to R) … Neil, Andrew ‘Macca’ McLean, Davide Browne, Mike O’Brien & Neil Farquahson. Mike O’Brien being on a brief Aussie sojourn from the UK getting in some secret base training for the upcoming BiciSport Belgian Spring Classics trip with both Mike Lawson & Marty Wright.

Husky Tri @ 24 Feb - Stew Campbell (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took the (team) win

Husky Tri @ 24 Feb - Stew Campbell (BiciSport Happy Wheels) took the (team) win

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Speedy Recovery - John Elderfield had one almighty rubber side up whilst riding a motorbike in Bangkok and thankfully survived to tell the tale. Get well soon John.

  • Husky Triathlon @ 24 Feb - Stewart Campbell took another team win at the Husky Tri

  • Wisemans Loop Ride Report @ 24 Feb - rain & heavy winds during the previous week saw a greatly reduced BiciSport peloton complete the full 115k into Calga. Conditions were surprisingly agreeable on the day, with the 9k of St Albans gravel more like concrete (thanks to all the rain). All agreed that the seemingly “flat” section of road from Wisemans Ferry to Spencer was much more taxing than first thought, and the final push from Peats Ridge into Calga hurt as required. Thanks to Paul Craft (RAW Track) for making it all happen.

Shoalhaven Ronde happens on 10 March. Details on the BiciSport Special Events of this website.

Shoalhaven Ronde happens on 10 March. Details on the BiciSport Special Events of this website.

BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS

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 BiciSport Saturday night dinner will be at the Rydges Hotel (Mountain Straight) at 6.30pm. To confirm a dinner spot please call 0417 403 244

ROULEUR CLASSIC MELBOURNE - 28 to 30 NOVEMBER

  • BiciSport is proud to announce it will be a contributor to the first Rouleur Classic in Melbourne from 28-30 November. The show will be held at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art situated at 111 Sturt Street on Southbank. Details on the Special Events page of this website.

  • The Rouleur Classic is billed as the world’s finest road cycling exhibition. The show provides an opportunity to enjoy the very pinnacle of cycling in a relaxed but prestigious environment. There will be a stellar line up of guests & pro riders, together with cycling marques, cycling apparel, components, technology & much much more.

  • BiciSport will be providing a restored Peugeot 504 Tour de France team car to the Classic together with a recently restored Sydney Olympic derny

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RACING THIS WEEK

  • 26 Feb - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra)

  • 1 Mar - Sutherland Criteriums (Waratah Park)

  • 1-2 Mar - Wagga Weekend (Tolland CC)

  • 3 Mar - Western Sydney Dragway (Waratah Masters CC), Calga ITT (ATTA), Fred Icke Road Race (VRS - Creswick Vic)

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

    • Mona Vale Rd (Bahai Temple to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced.

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 25 Feb, 27 Feb

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

  • 25 Feb, 27 Feb & 1 Mar

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

  • 26 Feb & 28 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

  • 27 Feb

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

  • 28 Feb

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

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

  • 2 Mar

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

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

  • 3 Mar

    • Piemonte Cafe Car Park Terrey Hills @ 7.30am for Akuna Bay-West Head

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

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - Marty Wright leads Raoul Westbrook past the Muskoka Farm willows outside Spencer towards the Central Mangrove climb

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - Marty Wright leads Raoul Westbrook past the Muskoka Farm willows outside Spencer towards the Central Mangrove climb

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - after the Alpe del la Mangrove Mountain climb and just 25k to the Calga finish

BiciSport Wisemans Loop @ 24 Feb - after the Alpe del la Mangrove Mountain climb and just 25k to the Calga finish