BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS
Ken Dinnerville Handicap @ Gunning @ 21 July - A great win by Peter Budd (BiciSport Happy Wheels) from a bunch sprint of some 30 riders. Peter has a renowned uphill sprint and so it proved. Well done Peter (and Melissa for that matter).
Calga Road Race @ 21 July - Both Ruth Strapp & Eric Dole featured. A beautiful morning, fresh, with a light breeze out of Peats Ridge. An excellent turnout by several clubs with both Eric & Ruth in C grade with a bunch of 30+ riders. Eric took second in the KOM (shades of Thib Pinot winning on the Tourmalet ?). On the third lap 2 riders got away in a breakaway and the winner stayed away until the finish. Eric escaped on Blood Hill with 2 other riders chasing down the breakaway. The French Housewives Favourite (being Eric) finished 4th overall and continued with his prominent media profile. Ruth finished in the peloton and is currently the leader of the Womens Series.
RAW Track @ DGV - Davide van der Browne continues to impress (chasing a start in the Ghent 6)
BICISPORT TEAM TIME TRIAL TEAMS - NOW CONFIRMED
The next BiciSport TTT training session is 28 July from Hills Nursery Terrey Hills car park.
Meet at 7.30am & depart at 8.00am for Booralie Rd (x 3 laps). Coffee is at Hills Nursery at 9.15am.
The BiciSport teams to Singleton on 2 August have now been (largely) confirmed and detailed in the Special Events page of this website
BICISPORT SPECIAL EVENTS NEWS
New Special Events added or updated on the BiciSport website now include -
Tour de France Dinner - Saturday 27 July
Sandstone Cafe (Miramare Gardens) Myoora Rd Terrey Hills @ 7.00pm arrive, dinner @ 7.30pm
ALL WELCOME … RSVP to Mike O’Reilly on sms 0417 403 244
Singleton TTT Training Sunday 28 July
See Special Events page
Singleton TTT - August 2-4
with 11 BiciSport teams on the Singleton TTT start line, including the Project M Team from Kiama
Amy Gillet Gran Fondo - September 15 & 16
10 BiciSport riders are doing the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo in 2019
Pilu Freshwater-Bear Cottage Charity Ride - October 13
Start Finish at Pilu Freshwater then Church Point & return
Bowral Classic - October 19-20
with Stew Campbell & Team Happy Wheels
BICISPORT DERNY PROJECT NOW COMPLETE
After something like 24 months the end is nigh with the BiciSport derny restoration project. Originally there were 8 very much unloved and battered dernys residing in a rusting heap at DGV Velodrome. The threat to simply bin then at the nearest tip was very real. Cleaned up, repainted in mandatory Derny-Ferrari red, Olympic decals attached and now finally rebirthed. It took a while but a job well done and thanks to John Crouchley (BiciSport) for making it all happen.
The journey was not simple as the Belgian designed dernys had 2 stroke engines, and the traditional oil-fuel mix in 2 stroke engines was the cause of much grief (after 20 years of neglect the engines simply wouldn’t fire up). The team looked at rebuilding the 2 stroke engines using a new synthetic 2 stroke fuel (way too costly), maybe installing electric engines (very politically correct but just plain silly) and finally it was agreed to install a new 4 stroke engine (easy to operate and running on standard 98 premium fuel). The “new” BiciSport derny (pictured below) is easy to ride and has a top speed of 70kph. Much fun to be had ….
RACING THIS WEEK
26 July - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV
28 July - Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters), BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 7.30am arrive, depart 8.00am
BICISPORT GROUP RIDES THIS WEEK - FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 0417 403 244
* Motor traffic conditions are now HEAVIER with the NSW School Term in session
* Note -
Forest Way (at Forestville) … taking longer to resolve than the Operation Puerto cycling drug bust !
Mona Vale Rd (Kimbriki Tip to Mona Vale) … road widening has commenced with a completion date of 2022.
All group rides are cancelled if wet
22, 24, 26 July
Centennial Park Lower Loop @ 7.30am (to 9.30am)
23 & 25 July
Waratah Peloton @ pass the corner of Yulong Ave & McCarrs Creek Rd Terrey Hills @ 8.05am for Akuna Bay, top of McCarrs Creek Rd climb at 8.40am, then direction Duffys Forest, then return Terrey Hills shops @ 9.15am then to St Ives for coffee
Wise Monkey Cafe Gruppetto @ Berowra Railway Station @ 7.30am for 60k to Calga & return
Dunc Grey Velodrome Winter Training Group @ 7pm @ 160 laps (40k) - Fast & Slow groups
Happy Wheels Waterloo Ride @ 6.00am @ Happy Wheels bike shop at Waterloo.
Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe
Cnr Mill Park Street & Walker St Rhodes (at the Cafe) @ Rhodes @ 8.00am (6 x 10k loops around SOPA).
BiciSport Coffee at Miramare Sandstone Cafe (enter off Myoora Rd) @ 9.30am
BiciSport TTT Training @ Terrey Hills @ 7.30am arrive, depart 8.00am