2017 Road Season Wrap

The 2017 road season wrapped up over the course of the last month with some great racing.

Club Championships
After finishing 3rd in the road champs and winning the time trial Tom Paton was crowned the 2017 Club Champion. Tom has again the honor of wearing the #1 race number for the next 12 months.

In the women’s, Danni Bridger held daughter Molly courtesy of a superior time trial to win the women’s title.


Ross Bush
A high quality but small size field raced the 2017 Ross Bush Memorial Handicap. A scratch bunch that included past & present club champions plus a Warny winner were always going to be hard to hold off.
Colin Smith riding off limit lost his companions half way through, which meant soloing to finish for the last 40K. With only a handful of K’s remaining Col was caught by scratch who had by now road through the field.
In sight of the line Nick Squallri broke away from the pack to take the win & fastest time in an event that was missing form his palmares but wondered if he could ever win. Tom Paton 2nd & Oliver Kent-Spark 3rd.

Donald Wilson Road Race Aggregate
The last race of the season saw the culmination of the Donald Wilson Road Race Aggregate. It was tight at the top coming into the past event with a number of riders with their eye on the prize.
After a long season of racing, Colin Smith took the aggregate from Trent Clifford and Kane Bridger.
Colin a consistent performer over the entire season, always turning up and never pulling out describe the win as a great honor particularly as Don was someone he always looked up too. He said it was a win for the little guy, for those who aren’t the most talented but turn up and have a go.
Trent, one of the strongest A grade performers in the club narrowly missed out on the title he had hope to win alongside his Club Championship road race win.
Up and coming junior rider Kane Bridger taking 3rd place after a solid year. We look forward to seeing Kane work his way up through the racing grades over the coming years.
Full results in the championship can he found here.  Thanks to all the riders that competed of the course of the season.
It was fantastic to have Donald Wilson and his family on hand to present Colin with the win. Donald being a revered figure in cycling whose honors list is extremely long, including Australian Road Race Champion and Olympic representative.
Thanks Donald.

Pictured; Donald Wilson Clifford, Colin Smith, Kane Bridger, John Burtt (President)

Promotions

Club Sponsors

Upcoming events

Nov
11
Mon
5:00 pm Track training 2019/20
Track training 2019/20
Nov 11 2019 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 13 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Cost Bike Hire $30 Season Pass $50 Family Season Pass $100 Casual $5/session More Information  
Nov
18
Mon
5:00 pm Track training 2019/20
Track training 2019/20
Nov 18 2019 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 20 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Cost Bike Hire $30 Season Pass $50 Family Season Pass $100 Casual $5/session More Information  
Nov
20
Wed
6:15 pm Track Racing 2019/20
Track Racing 2019/20
Nov 20 @ 6:15 pm
Cost Bike Hire $30 Season Pass $50 Family Season Pass $100 Casual $5/session More Information
Nov
25
Mon
5:00 pm Track training 2019/20
Track training 2019/20
Nov 25 2019 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 27 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Cost Bike Hire $30 Season Pass $50 Family Season Pass $100 Casual $5/session More Information  
Nov
26
Tue
5:15 pm Tuesday Twilight Criterium Series @ Belmont Criterium Track
Tuesday Twilight Criterium Series @ Belmont Criterium Track
Nov 26 @ 5:15 pm
Twilight Criterium Series Juniors – 5:15pm Race Start 25min + 3 laps Seniors – from 6:00pm C & D grade (separate races) 40min + 3 laps A & B grade 6:50pm (separate races, numbers permitting) 40min + 3 laps Course may change week to week at the discretion of the Race Director Free BBQ for cyclists and spectators each week!  Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. All entries via the online system. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. All Cycling Australia members of all clubs are welcome to race. Season Pass: Season Passes are available to all CA members. By purchasing a season pass[...]
Nov
27
Wed
6:15 pm Track Racing 2019/20
Track Racing 2019/20
Nov 27 @ 6:15 pm
Cost Bike Hire $30 Season Pass $50 Family Season Pass $100 Casual $5/session More Information

View Calendar

Tweets from GCC