News Shorts - 4 March

Kooragang Island Newcastle @ 2 Mar - Ruth Strapp (BiciSport) took the win in the Womens Road Race organised by Newcastle Cycling Club with 14 starters. Ruth broke away with 3.5k to the finish with Olivia Gollan, and Ruth took the victory.

Kooragang Island Newcastle @ 2 Mar - Ruth Strapp (BiciSport) took the win in the Womens Road Race organised by Newcastle Cycling Club with 14 starters. Ruth broke away with 3.5k to the finish with Olivia Gollan, and Ruth took the victory.

NSW Schools Triathlon Championships @ 28 Feb - Cathie La Rose performed well in amongst some 700 competitors. Congratulations on a fine ride.

NSW Schools Triathlon Championships @ 28 Feb - Cathie La Rose performed well in amongst some 700 competitors. Congratulations on a fine ride.

The Eroica Challenge is held on the traditional white roads (strade bianche) in and around Siena in Tuscany where toe clips, cloth caps, woolen jerseys, exposed brake cables & steel bikes are the order of the day … you know where you are with chrome …

The Eroica Challenge is held on the traditional white roads (strade bianche) in and around Siena in Tuscany where toe clips, cloth caps, woolen jerseys, exposed brake cables & steel bikes are the order of the day … you know where you are with chrome …

Racing on Tuscan gravel roads around Siena can come with some challenges

Racing on Tuscan gravel roads around Siena can come with some challenges

Mike Lawson (BiciSport) pictured above swaps the roads of Paris Roubaix 2018 for Tuscany gravel at the Eroica Challenge near Siena on 9 March

Mike Lawson (BiciSport) pictured above swaps the roads of Paris Roubaix 2018 for Tuscany gravel at the Eroica Challenge near Siena on 9 March

EROICA CHALLENGE 2019 - 9 MARCH

  • Eroica Challenge (Italy) on 9 March - Mike Lawson takes on the Eroica Challenge around Siena on 9 March. A chance meeting with Italians at the Tour of Flanders in Belgium last year opened up the opportunity for the Eroica participation. The 90k cyclosportive has just over 20k of white gravel.

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • Speedy Recovery

    • John Elderfield has returned home to Perth after his serious motor cycle crash & now on the long road to recovery. Get well soon John.

    • BiciSport President Ian Grainger had a rubber side up on his MTB and suffered a broken nose. Get well soon IL Presidente

  • BiciSport Committee @ 4 Mar - Peter Budd is a new addition to the BiciSport organising committee

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.

NOWRA TEAM TIME TRIALs - 19 to 21 JULY

  • BiciSport will be again entering several teams into the NSW Teams Champuonships to be held in Nowra over the 19-21 July weekend.

  • BiciSport will provide team training, paid entry fees, full team assistance, paid Saturday night accommodation (at Greenwell Point) together with a fully supported Sunday training ride. The teams selection panel now includes Ian Grainger, Peter Budd & Mike O’Reilly

  • Nominations are now open and further details are on the Special Events page of this website.

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RACING THIS WEEK

  • 5 Mar - Heffron Park Criteriums (Maroubra)

  • 7 Mar - Sutherland Criteriums (Waratah Park)

  • 9 Mar - Strade Bianche (Siena Italy) - BiciSport starter Mike Lawson

  • 8-10 Mar - NSW Elite Track Championships (DGV), Bendigo Madison (Vic)

  • 10 Mar - Eastern Creek Raceway (Waratah Masters CC), 3 Peaks Challenge (Falls Creek, Vic) - BiciSport starter Michael Taylor

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

  • 6 Mar

    • Hills Nursery Car Park Terrey Hills @ 8.00am to Akuna Bay & West Head

  • 4 Mar, 6 Mar & 8 Mar

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

  • 5 Mar & 7 Mar

    • 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

  • 6 Mar

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

  • 7 Mar

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

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

  • 9 Mar

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

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

  • 10 Mar

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

    • Shoalhaven Ronde @ Shoalhaven Heads @ 8.30am

Orange NSW @ 1 Mar - David Cooper and Sonny Boy spotted in Orange before a local training ride last Friday. David was one of the original BiciSport founding fathers from 1995 and now resides in Orange and a Level 1 CyclingNSW Commissaire.

Orange NSW @ 1 Mar - David Cooper and Sonny Boy spotted in Orange before a local training ride last Friday. David was one of the original BiciSport founding fathers from 1995 and now resides in Orange and a Level 1 CyclingNSW Commissaire.

3 Peaks Challenge is on 10 March starting from Falls Creek - the BiciSport starter is Michael Taylor

3 Peaks Challenge is on 10 March starting from Falls Creek - the BiciSport starter is Michael Taylor

…. no more fluff & pointless training races in isolated parts of the cycling realm be it in Ballarat, Adelaide or some other obscure Middle Eastern enclave. Welcome to the real deal in Belgium with cobbles, leg warmers, true grit, frites & mayo, and 1,000 varieties of local beer and Het Nieuwsblad & Kuurne Brussels Kuurne …

…. no more fluff & pointless training races in isolated parts of the cycling realm be it in Ballarat, Adelaide or some other obscure Middle Eastern enclave. Welcome to the real deal in Belgium with cobbles, leg warmers, true grit, frites & mayo, and 1,000 varieties of local beer and Het Nieuwsblad & Kuurne Brussels Kuurne …