New Year Criterium Series – Series Pass

Ocean Grove criterium

The four race New Year Criterium Series kicks off on the 30th of January with a twilight crit at Belmont. For this series we have team up with MCL (Melbourne Cycling League) to help promote and expand the series. This partnership has allowed us to offer a large prize pool for the top 10 in the series.

As a result of this partnership we have introduced a New Year Criterium Series Pass for riders who don’t already have a season pass. At $40 ($15 casual race fee), this represents great value for money for riders looking to participate in this exciting series. By purchasing a series pass you will be automatically entered into all four races in the series.

The series is open to all riders of all clubs. Casual race entries can be done online in the event links below.

Full Series race details can be found below:

Race 1 – Belmont (Twlight)

Race 2 – Ocean Grove (Twlight)

Race 3 – Belmont (Morning)

Race 4 – Eastern Gardens (Morning)

For more information contact Geelong Cycling Club


Ollie at junior training

Ollie at junior training

As most members would now be aware Oliver (Ollie) Kent-Spark has fulfilled a lifelong dream recently signing his first pro contract with Irish registered UCI Continental team An Post-Chain Reaction Sean Kelly Cycling. The team was founded by Irish Cycling Legend Sean Kelly in 2006. Many would know recognise Sean’s distinctive voice and commentary style on some of Europe’s biggest one day races. Ollie will be teaming up at An Post-Chain Reaction Sean Kelly Cycling with long-time friend, past Herald Sun Tour winner Calvin Watson. Calvin has raced the past few seasons at Trek Factory Racing. Ollie is now enjoying his last few weeks training down under before he heads overseas early in January. Ollie will be racing the National …

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Track racing is here!

Track Training Mondays 4.15-5.30 Juniors 5.30-7.00 Seniors Track Racing Wednesdays 6.00-8.00 (commencing 21st October) [ Special Offer for those who don’t have a Race Licence: FREE 3 RACE LICENCE ]

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President’s report – November 2015

May I start by offering our heartfelt condolences to Kylie Clarke on the recent death of her Mother and particularly to the boys, Lincoln, Harrison, Fraser and Cooper. How pleasing to see the response to our Summer Racing Program, excellent numbers at both Belmont Island evening criteriums including pleasing fields in A grade at this previously contentious venue where rumors have abounded over its safety. Clearly the Belmont Island track is extremely dangerous for those riders who insist on continuing to pedal on any of the tight corners. After last Tuesday’s race it seems action is necessary before this Friday’s event to impress upon riders their need to take their responsibilities seriously for the safety of the race and their …

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200m Flyers – 4th November 2015

U/11 Xavier Starling 19.37 U/13W Madeleine Starling 17.45 U/13 Fraser Clark 19.24 U/15 Bryce Bridger 16.85 Daniel Warfe 17.15 Harry Clark 17.18 Oliver Baric 19.58 U/17 Lincoln Clark 14.70 Kane Bridger 15.52 Flynn McLeod 16.52 U/19 Dom Van Slageren 14.42 Joey McMahon 14.84 U/19W Olivia Davison 15.54 Molly Bridger 15.79 James Blight 12.55 Paul Beasley 14.35 Karl Starling 14.39 Craig Bridger 15.04

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2015/16 Summer Race Season

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Geelong Cycling Club is pleased to present the 2015/16 Summer Road & Criterium Race Calendar. With a total of 17 road & criterium races, across a variety of terrain, courses and time slots there is something for all riders. A smaller download able calendar will appear on the front page of the website shortly.  For entries and full event details go to the calendar on right hand side of the website under “Up Coming Events”. Summer Race Season Pass The season pass is back and again represents incredible value for road, criterium & track riders. Below is a long list of options to cater for riders of all disciplines. Buying a season pass will preclude you from having to do …

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Geelong Cycling Club Swap Meet

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In conjunction with the opening race of the Summer Racing Calendar on the 27th of October, GCC will be conducting a Cycle Swap Meet at the Belmont Criterium Track from 5pm. This is your chance to clear out some old gear or pick up something new. Full details and contacts are on the attached flyer. All welcome so please spread the word among your cycling groups.

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2016 Memberships Available Now.

Save on 2016 Cycling Australia Membership. Join from today (Oct 1st) and get 3 months free (Oct, Nov, Dec). Regional Race membership for Geelong Cycling Club is just $201 for Masters. Kids Race membership (Under 13 or 11 or 9) is $77. The new Ride Membership which includes insurance, replaces the previous Silver/Recreational licence. Ride membership for adults under 64 is $99; $74 for over 65. 3 months trial Ride membership is just $29. Below is a list of licence categories and pricing. For further information please contact the membership manager, John: membership.geelongcycling@gmail.com Or apply online from today through Cycling Australia website: CA membership application link. Race – Elite and U23 $332.00 This membership allows entry to all open category races conducted …

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Ross Bush Memorial Handicap

SENIOR Sixty riders, eighty kilometers of racing, 600 meters of climbing, a large bunch finish, 0.023 seconds separating the first two riders, the 2015 Ross Bush Memorial Handicap was one hell of a race. The Annual race that honours the late Ross Bush who was tragically killed while out training 18 years ago was unusually raced in near perfect conditions, cool temperatures and light winds. A small but cooperative limit bunch got things underway, sharing the load and riding consistently over the first part of the race. Next back the 5th SCR (scratch) were working well together, 3rd SCR were flying and quickly picked up 4th SCR to form a super group. A hugely talented and well credentialed SCR bunch …

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Racing Wrap

Despite being in the depths of a cold winter there has been a flurry of racing action in the past few weeks at all levels, local, state and national. Below is a quick wrap up of how some GCC riders have gone. National Cyclocross Championships Congratulations to Tom Ovens who finished 9th on the weekend in the 2016 Australian National Elite Men Cyclocross Championships. Combining both his outstanding MTB skills and road craft in his first season racing CX. Great effort Tom! Victorian Time Trial & Road Race Championships Last weekend the Victorian Time Trial & Road Race Championships were held in Lang Lang. Congratulations to new state Time Trial Champions Peter Quibell (M6) & Doug Barrett (M9). Also a podium …

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6 MONTH MEMBERSHIP (June 1st – Dec 31st)

A 6 month membership has been introduced by Cycling Australia (CA). This membership is available from June 1st each year. So now you can join mid way through a year without having to pay for full 12 months. By purchasing a 6 month Gold racing licence you can take part in all racing events just like the normal annual Gold licence. An even cheaper option is the 6 months Regional Gold licence which allows access to all races run by the Geelong Cycling Club. Full details and fees are contained in the CA membership application link

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Upcoming events

Feb
16
Tue
4:30 pm Junior Training @ Belmont Criterium Track
Junior Training @ Belmont Criterium Track
Feb 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Coach: Ryan Worn
Feb
21
Sun
8:30 am Race 4 – New Year Criterium Series @ Eastern Gardens, Geelong
Race 4 – New Year Criterium Series @ Eastern Gardens, Geelong
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am
Grade Time Distance D (First Timers) 8:30am 45min + 3 laps C 8:30am 50min + 3 laps Juniors 9:30am 25min + 1 lap Women (rec) 9:30am 25min + 1 lap B 10:00am 55min + 3 laps A 10:00am 55min + 3 laps All CA licence holders are welcome to race. First Time Racers are more than welcome. Please contact the club for further information prior to the race; info@geelongcycling.com Single race entries are asked to pre enter the event through the online entry system. All season pass holders will be pre-entered into the event. 4 Race Series Pass (seniors) News Year Criterium Series Race Pass; $40 for the 4 race series. Purchase online here. New Year Criterium Series Series winner: Highest ...

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Feb
23
Tue
4:30 pm Junior Training @ Belmont Criterium Track
Junior Training @ Belmont Criterium Track
Feb 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Coach: Ryan Worn

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