Mar
9
to Apr 15

BiciSport in Italy & Flanders Classics

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Madonna de Ghissalo Church near Bellagio on Lake Como

Madonna de Ghissalo Church near Bellagio on Lake Como

Mike O’Brien & Mike Lawson on the Paris Roubaix cobbles in 2018

Mike O’Brien & Mike Lawson on the Paris Roubaix cobbles in 2018

In 2019 the BiciSport starters are Martin Wright, Mike Lawson, Mike O’Brien & Mike O’Reilly. Mike Lawson started solo with the Strade Bianche Eroica Challenge on 10 March, then on 23 March its Milan San Remo for Mike Lawson, Marty Wright & Mike O’Reilly. Mike O’Brien joins the group in Belgium from 27 March until Paris Roubaix on 14 April

The News Section on this website will have both an Italian & Belgian blog on the journey

9 Mar - Strade Bianche Pro Race 10 Mar - Strade Bianche Eroica Challenge Sienna 22 Mar - Moto Guzzi Museum-Ferrari Museum-Ducati Museum 23 Mar - Milan San Remo Pro Race

27 Mar - Bruges De Panne Pro Race 29 Mar - E3 Harelbeke Pro Race 30 Mar - Ghent Wevelgem Cyclosportive, 31 Mar - Johan Museeuw Cyclosportive, Ghent-Wevelgem Pro Race, Velle Antwerp Masters Retro Race

3 Apr - Dwars Vlaanderen Pro Race, 6 Apr - Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive, 7 Apr - Tour of Flanders Pro Race

10 Apr - Schelde Prijs Pro Race Antwerp, 13 Apr - Paris Roubaix Cyclosportive, 14 Apr - Paris Roubaix Pro Race

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Apr
28
to Jul 21

Racing : BiciSport-NSW Team Time Trial Championship Weekend

The Nowra Weekend features the popular Sunday morning ride to Currawong Beach

The Nowra Weekend features the popular Sunday morning ride to Currawong Beach

The Weekend - The premier ‘teams weekend’ on the NSW racing calendar, with the teams event on the Saturday and a popular BiciSport club ride on the Sunday

Entry

  • Team nominations now open - email to bicisport1@gmail.com or contact Ian Grainger (BiciSport President) on 0419 480 610

  • Team Selection Panel is Mike O’Reilly, Ian Grainger & Peter Budd

BiciSport Team Training Dates (on a selected Sunday)

  • April 28 - Piemonte Cafe Car Park Terrey Hills @ 8.00am (for Duffys Forest Loops)

  • May 5 - ATTA @ Calga @ 8.30am

  • June 2 - ATTA @ Calga @ 8.30am

  • July 7 - ATTA @ Calga @ 8.30am

Team nominations to be received

  • Elites

  • Masters Men All Ages

  • Masters Men 150+

  • Masters Men 180+

  • Masters Women

  • Sassafras Challenge

  • Team Support Personnel

Accommodation

  • Accommodation on the Saturday night is at the Greenwell Point Motel.

  • If you wish to stay on the Friday night please contact Ian Grainger.

Saturday Night Dinner Venue

  • Greenwell Point Cafe @ 7.00pm

Sunday 50k Training Ride to Currawong Beach (flat to undulating)

  • Departs 8.00am from outside the Greenwell Point Cafe

BiciSport Support contact - Ian Grainger 0419 480 610

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May
4
to May 5

Racing : Cootamundra Weekend

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The Weekend - The “Coota’ is an early season CycNSW Road Open over two days. It can be hard & windy.

Entry - via CyclingNSW portal

Accommodation - Accommodation is your responsibility. Preferred stay is two nights (Friday & Saturday).

Riders - Conor Tarlington ….. Dinner Venue - 0417 403 244

BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com or Peter Budd on 0431 012 174

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May
11
7:00 AM07:00

Racing : Grafton to Inverell Classic

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The Weekend - Grafton to Inverell is the NSW Queen of the Classics

Entry - via CyclingNSW portal

Accommodation - Stay is two nights (Friday - Grafton, Saturday - Tamworth).

Riders - Conor Tarlington, Declan Jones …. Dinner Venue - 0417 403 244

BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Racing : Ferry to the Mountain Classic (Wisemans Ferry to Calga)

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The Weekend - A new race on the NSW calendar over 110k featuring a Wisemans Ferry start, then St Albans, Wisemans Ferry (again), Spencer, Central Mangrove (featured climb) & Calga (finish)

Entry - via CyclingNSW portal

Riders - Conor Tarlington

Event Race Director & BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

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Jun
19
to Aug 4

BiciSport in Flanders

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BiciSport Special Event - Conor Tarlington returns to Flanders in 2019 after his first trip in 2016.

Accommodation - Based in the village of Maarke Kerkem (Kokerelle) near Oudenaarde @ www.kokerelle.be

BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

Belgian Race program

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 8 - Adegem, Tour de France Stage 2 9 Tour de France Stage 3 10 - Ursel, 13 - Vogelnaarde (NL), 14 - Merelbeke, 16 - Clinge (NL), 17 - Ursel, 20 - Laarne, 21 - Herne, 24 - Ursel, 26 - Beveren Waas, 28 - Duffel

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Aug
10
to Aug 18

Cyclosportive : Noosa Strade Bianche & Noosa Classic Cyclosportive (Noosa, Qld)

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Noosa Strade Bianche weekend features a Friday “show & shine”

Noosa Strade Bianche weekend features a Friday “show & shine”

Noosa Strade Bianche is on the weekend of 10 & 11 August 19

Noosa Strade Bianche is on the weekend of 10 & 11 August 19

Noosa Classic Cyclosportive is on 18 August 19

Noosa Classic Cyclosportive is on 18 August 19

The Week - Experience a geniune retro classic ride plus the Noosa Classic the following weekend. Some of the best cycling roads in Australia & nice holiday in between.

Entry - to be advised

Accommodation - Accommodation is your responsibility. Preferred options are in Noosaville.

Riders - Mike O’Reilly …. Dinner Venue - 0417 403 244

BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

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Sep
14
to Sep 15

Cyclosportive : Amy Gillett Weekend (Great Ocean Road, Victoria)

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The Weekend - The Amy Gillett weekend is an outstanding event on the National & UCI calendar, with a combination of challenging coastal terrain & closed roads along the Great Ocean Road.

Entry - via www.amygillett.org.au/events

Accommodation - Accommodation is your responsibility. Preferred stay is two nights (Friday, Saturday & Sunday).

Riders - To be confirmed ... Dinner Venue - 0417 403 244

BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

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Oct
20
6:30 AM06:30

Cyclosportive : Bowral Classic (Southern Highlands)

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The Weekend - 4th Bowral Classic is the premier cyclosportive on the NSW calendar. Starting & finishing in Bowral with a picturesque loop via Bundanoon

Entry - via www.bowralclassic.com.au … entries do fill up, so enter early

Accommodation - Accommodation is your responsibility. Preferred stay is two nights (Friday & Saturday) at the Bundanoon Motel on 4883 6068. You must book your accommodation early.

Dinner Venue - 0417 403 244

Sunday morning meeting point - Boolwey Street Bowral @ 6.30am

BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

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Nov
28
to Nov 30

Rouleur Classic Melbourne

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BiciSport 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 at 111 Sturt Street on Southbank.

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 enviroment. There will be a stellar line up of guests & pro riders, together with cycling marques, cycling apparel, components, technology & much more.

BiciSport will be providing a restored Peugeot 504 Tour de France team car and a Sydney Olympic derny to the Classic

Accommodation - Williamstown AirBnB (all welcome)

Transport volunteers required - please email bicisport1@gmail.com

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Mar
16
to Mar 17

Cyclosportive : Blayney to Bathurst Weekend

The Weekend - B2B is an outstanding event on the NSW calendar, with a combination of criteriums & hill climbs on the Saturday combined with the Blayney to Bathurst cyclosportive on the Sunday    Entry - via www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au    Accommodation - Accommodation is your responsibility. Preferred stay is two nights (Friday & Saturday). Rydges Hotel Bathurst    Riders - Ruth Strapp, Rhett Hall, Ian Grainger, Team Griffith, Mike O’Reilly, Stewart & Mirielle Campbell, Declan Jones, Team Happy Wheels, Adam Kibble, Eric Dole, Ken Edwards (driver), Frank Signor, Suzy Ladanyi, Mike Cori, Ben Pines, Roger Thompson Seagrave & Graeme Cocks    Dinner Venue - Saturday Night Dinner @ Rydges Hotel Mountain Straight (Chicane Bistro) @ 7.00pm in the name of Budd & OReilly. Please contact 0417 403 244 if you’d like a Saturday night dinner seat    Sunday Car Transport to Blayney - Meet Rydges Hotel car park @ 6.45am for a 7am departure    BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

The Weekend - B2B is an outstanding event on the NSW calendar, with a combination of criteriums & hill climbs on the Saturday combined with the Blayney to Bathurst cyclosportive on the Sunday

Entry - via www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au

Accommodation - Accommodation is your responsibility. Preferred stay is two nights (Friday & Saturday). Rydges Hotel Bathurst

Riders - Ruth Strapp, Rhett Hall, Ian Grainger, Team Griffith, Mike O’Reilly, Stewart & Mirielle Campbell, Declan Jones, Team Happy Wheels, Adam Kibble, Eric Dole, Ken Edwards (driver), Frank Signor, Suzy Ladanyi, Mike Cori, Ben Pines, Roger Thompson Seagrave & Graeme Cocks

Dinner Venue - Saturday Night Dinner @ Rydges Hotel Mountain Straight (Chicane Bistro) @ 7.00pm in the name of Budd & OReilly. Please contact 0417 403 244 if you’d like a Saturday night dinner seat

Sunday Car Transport to Blayney - Meet Rydges Hotel car park @ 6.45am for a 7am departure

BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

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Mar
10
8:30 AM08:30

Cyclosportive : Shoalhaven Ronde (Shoalhaven-Currarong Beach-Shoalhaven)

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The Ride - Shoalhaven Ronde is a 100k ride from Shoalhaven Heads, then going coastal towards Greenwell Point, Pyree, Currarong Beach & return. Similar roads used in BiciSport Sunday ride at the Nowra TTT weekend in July.

Entry - you must confirm your start with an email to bicisport1@gmail.com.

Start & Finish - Meet up at Shoalhaven Heads Tabletalk Cafe (Corner River & Bolt Roads) at 8.00am for an 8.30am depart from the Cafe.

Accommodation - Accommodation is your responsibility. You could drive down early on the Sunday morning or stay one night (Saturday) at either Berry, Shoalhaven Heads or Greenwell Point.

Riders - Mike O’Reilly, Noel La Rose, Joc Young, Peter Davis

BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

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Feb
24
7:30 AM07:30

BiciSport Special Ride : Wisemans Ferry Loop

Wisemans Ferry Loop near St Albans

Wisemans Ferry Loop near St Albans

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Wisemans Ferry Loop Circuit Profile

Wisemans Ferry Loop Meeting Point at the Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club - meet at 7.30am, then depart 8.00am

Wisemans Ferry Loop Meeting Point at the Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club - meet at 7.30am, then depart 8.00am

BiciSport is assisting with the ‘Ferry to the Mountain’ Road Race on Sunday 19 May (from Wisemans Ferry to Calga (via St Albans, Wisemans Ferry, Spencer, Mangrove Mountain, Peats Ridge & Calga).

This BiciSport Special Ride on 24 February gives you the opportunity to ride most of the race route as an organised training ride with full vehicle support.

Note - there is 8.0k of high quality (hard) dirt road just after St Albans. Standard road bikes are satisfactory but fatter (25c) tyres are highly recommended

You have 4 ride options on 24 February -

  • 41k - Wisemans Ferry - St Albans - Wisemans Ferry (collect your car)

  • 92k - Wisemans Ferry - St Albans - Wisemans Ferry - Spencer - Wisemans Ferry (collect your car)

  • 115k - Wisemans Ferry - St Albans - Wisemans Ferry - Spencer - Bottom of the climb - Wisemans Ferry (collect your car)

  • 115k - Wisemans Ferry - St Albans - Wisemans Ferry - Spencer - Ride the Climb - Peats Ridge - Calga (your car needs to be at Calga !!!)

Meeting place is the Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club @ 7.30am and departing at 8.00am direction St Albans.

A volunteer is required to drive the following car. Contact : Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

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Jan
25
to Feb 3

Cyclosportive : Alpine Audax Classic (Bright, Victoria) + Herald Sun Tour (Vic)

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Alpine Audax is the premier event on the Victorian calendar, with challenging climbs of Tawonga Gap, Falls Creek & Mount Buffallo.

Entry - via www.alpineclassic.com.au

Accommodation - Accommodation is your responsibility. Preferred stay is two nights (Friday & Saturday). Autumn Affair Cottages.

Weather forecast - to be confirmed

Riders - Mike O’Reilly …. Dinner Venue - 0417 403 244 for Bright Brewery @ 6.00pm

Herald Sun Tour (Gippsland Victoria)

In 2019 both Alex Simmons & Mike O’Reilly will be ‘on tour’ as Sun Tour race convoy drivers. If you would like assistance on how to best get the best out of your Sun Tour experience then feel free to contact Mike O’R.

BiciSport Support contact - Mike O’Reilly on 0417 403 244 or bicisport1@gmail.com

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Jan
13
6:30 AM06:30

Cyclosportive : Tumut Cycle Classic

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The Weekend - Tumut Cycle Classic raises funds in support of the local hospital in the most picturesque part of NSW just a 4.5 hour drive from Sydney.

Entry - via www.tumutclassic.com.au

Distances - 100k, 75k, 45k

Weather Forecast - 16 to 29 (mostly sunny)

Accommodation - Accommodation is your responsibility. Over night is one night (Saturday). Amaroo Motel, Tumut

Riders - Frank Signor, Mike O’Reilly, Peter & Melissa Budd … Dinner Venue - 0417 403 244

BiciSport Support contact - Peter Budd on 0431 012 174

Tumut Classic 100k circuit

Tumut Classic 100k circuit

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