News Shorts - 12 August

For both Ruth Strapp & Peter Budd (both BiciSport) the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships loom over the horizion and commence at the end of August.    A Poznan review will be posted next week.

For both Ruth Strapp & Peter Budd (both BiciSport) the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships loom over the horizion and commence at the end of August.

A Poznan review will be posted next week.

Calga 100k Handicap @ 11 August - Eric Dole took 2nd in very cold & windy conditions

Calga 100k Handicap @ 11 August - Eric Dole took 2nd in very cold & windy conditions

BICISPORT MEMBER NEWS

  • National Cyclo Cross Championship & Series Round 7 @ King Valley Wangaratta @ 10-11 Aug - Mike Lawson defended his National Masters (M8) Championship on the Saturday at the Sam Miranda Winery in the King Valley. Mike challenged his old nemesis from his MTB days as they passed and re-passed each other at least 15 times during the Championship. Mike kicked away in the last 5 minutes to take the win by 23 seconds Mike backed up on the Sunday (in heavy mud after overnight rain) to take out Round 7 of the National Series.

  • Calga 100k Handicap @ 11 August - Eric Dole competed in cold & windy conditions in a very tough day in the cycling office at Calga. Numbers were down due to the adverse conditions but A grade was 16 riders strong with several NRS riders on the start list. B grade caught C grade at the 65k mark, with A grade joining the front group at the 75k mark. A grade charged through the field and the peloton exploded as it was carnage with riders dropped everywhere with the majority pulling out at the 82k mark. Eric won the KOM (King of the Mountain prize on lap 2). Vive Le Republic ! !

RACING THIS WEEK

  • 16 August - RAW Track @ 7.30pm @ DGV

  • 17-18 August - Cootamundra Weekend (CycNSW) - BiciSport starters Conor Tarlington & Peter Budd

  • 18 August - Cyclosportive Noosa Classic, West Head Road Race (Manly CC), Lansdowne Park (Waratah Masters)

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 -

  • Roadworks

    • 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.

Goulburn Liverpool Classic 1988 - A 180k handicap with 250 starters departing Goulburn from 7.30am then onwards down the Old Hume Highway (there was no freeway in those days) then direction Marulan, Bundanoon, Exeter, Moss Vale, Picton, Camden, Campbelltown and finally finishing in the Liverpool main street.  L to R … Craig Beddome (South Australia), Peter Frisken, Peter Rowe, Peter Krause & Mike O’Reilly

Goulburn Liverpool Classic 1988 - A 180k handicap with 250 starters departing Goulburn from 7.30am then onwards down the Old Hume Highway (there was no freeway in those days) then direction Marulan, Bundanoon, Exeter, Moss Vale, Picton, Camden, Campbelltown and finally finishing in the Liverpool main street. L to R … Craig Beddome (South Australia), Peter Frisken, Peter Rowe, Peter Krause & Mike O’Reilly

All group rides are cancelled if wet

  • 12, 14, 16 August

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

  • 13 & 15 August

    • 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

  • 14 August

    • 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

  • 15 August

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

    • Chairmans Ride @ Centennial Park @ 10.30am @ Spruce Goose Cafe

  • 17 August

    • 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

Retro 1967 with a youthful Gianni Motta (Molteni) and Eddy Merckx (Peugeot BP). Motta rode with Campagnolo high flange hubs and Merckx on the “new” low flange hubs. In the picture both riders are using Universal brakes, but Merckx deferred for the team issue Mafac brake calipers .

Retro 1967 with a youthful Gianni Motta (Molteni) and Eddy Merckx (Peugeot BP). Motta rode with Campagnolo high flange hubs and Merckx on the “new” low flange hubs. In the picture both riders are using Universal brakes, but Merckx deferred for the team issue Mafac brake calipers.