2017 Racing Program now available
The 2017 Road Racing Season is upon us and we’re pleased to release the 2017 Racing Program.
Keep an eye on the Event calendar for individual race details closer to their date and we look forward to seeing you all out there.
Maude was the venue for the 2017 Club Road Championships. A late change in course to avoid the overly aggressive wild life this time of year saw rider’s complete laps of the tough Maude/ Steiglitz/ She Oaks loop. Small but quality fields in all grades hit the start line and despite the testing hills bunches remained largely together. A grade & for the title of club road champion was raced over 4 laps and despite a solid tempo no rider was able to make a decisive break or split. The quality of the riders and evenness of their abilities ensued that the races was going to come down to a bunch kick. Coming around the final bend to the line,
The Spring Eve Handicap at Point Henry kicked off 5 minutes early in what could be a first for GCC. As is typical for the exposed Point Henry course, the wind continued to build as the 45K handicap was raced. All bunches had the chance to gauge their progress in the race over the 8 lap hot dog course. The wind played havoc with the front bunches which split up early on. But when when 2nd & 3rd scratch combined to form a well organised bunch it looked like Scratch may have their work cut out to catch them. After the combined 2nd & 3rd scratch bunches found the front of the race with two laps left it looked to
The 2017 Victorian Penny Farthing Championships & Classic Bike Show Geelong West Velodrome, cnr Weddell & Church Sts. Sunday December 3rd, 2017 ENTER NOW >> Please note: a recent security upgrade to Mozilla Firefox has resulted in an issue with this payment gateway. SportsTG are aware of the issue and have advised that any other browser (eg: Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) will allow you to submit your entry securely. Sunday Events (all at Geelong West Velodrome) Entry Adults $5.00, Children free Baked potatoes, smoothies, a coffee and cakes cart, Rotary Club of Geelong West BBQ and cold drinks will be available. = 9am = SWAP MEET from 9am, $10.00 per site. 8 am set up. SHOW & SHINE from 9am,
Not the hell like conditions expected for the 2017 running of the “Hell of the Surfcoast”, but testing all the same with the usual corrugations and loose dirt on the last section keeping riders honest. Good numbers in all grades and lots of attacking made for a great morning’s racing. A small but high quality A grade field saw some of the best local off rode talent take on the traditional roadies. Tom Ovens taking the win by a small margin over inform rider Trent Clifford. In B grade Stephan Van der Bruggen lead by example for the rest of his Geelong Performance Crew by taking his long awaited maiden cycling race victory. After some long range solo moves early
Fantastic news, construction has started on the new ultra modern $1.4 million Cycling Pavilion at the Belmont Criterium Track. It is due to open in January 2018. Joint funding by the Victorian Government and City of Greater Geelong was approved on 9th October 2013 after “Council funded the feasibility study from the Community Priority Fund after extensive consultation with the Geelong Cycling Club.” Congratulations to Geelong Cycling Club President John Burtt for his role on the Steering Committee in making this vision become reality. The new Pavilion will become the hub of Geelong Cycling Club and the general cycling community in Geelong. Parents will be able to watch in comfort their children train and race. The building will also house historical
Due to a number of factors that have been out of Geelong Cycling Club’s control, we have had to make a few adjustments to the racing calendar in March, including a change of venue and date for the Club Criterium Championships. The Club Criterium Championships will now be raced on Saturday the 5th of March at Eastern Gardens. All the event details can be found on the event calendar. We sincerely apologies for the late notice. It is something that we do our best to avoid, however there are extenuating circumstances that have lead to this last minute change. The combination of a late change of venue for the Victorian Criterium Championships and the late moving of the Mansfield Tour to
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
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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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