Rosh Bush Memorial Handicap
Ross (Bushy) Bush had a very laid back demeanour in every facet of his life. He came from a cycling family, raced as a junior and worked his way up through the ranks. His Dad was a race referee, judge and commissaire. His brother Peter was also a very good cyclist.
Ross represented Australia in the Oceania Games with distinction. He rode many open classics and the SunTour on numerous occasions. He was a very talented & an accomplished all round cyclist who committed himself and trained very hard for the big races. He won many club races in A grade and got fastest times off scratch on numerous occasions. He had a lot more to give the cycling world before his life was tragically cut short while out training.
Bushy rode on the SunTour team with multiple German Champion Udo Bolts. Udo was the number 1 stage rider for the once powerful Telecom Pro Cycling Team. They were the No1 team in the world at the time and Tour de France powerhouse. Udo had great respect for Ross and gave great reviews for this high work rate and the fact he left nothing out on the road. Huge praise for a local lad from one of the best cyclist in the world at the time. Udo and Ross ended up great mates on the back of his, personality, great commitment and work rate out on the road.
Bushy also started competing in triathlons and race a number of Ironman events. It was while out training for his next challenge, another Ironman that he was killed.
We miss you bushy, your cheeky smile and your very funny antics. You loved a beer and nights out with his mates. Bushy, you are more than worthy to have been bestowed the honour and distinction to have a memorial race named in your honour. We know you are watching over all cyclists. Never forgotten, RIP you champion.
Thanks to long time friend of Ross, Mick Varker for his words.
The 2018 Geelong Cycling Club Criterium Championships we raced in ideal conditions at the Belmont Island Criterium Track. All junior age groups and senior grades had the opportunity to win their respective races with the winner of the combined A&B grade race to be crowned the Men’s 2018 Criterium Champion. Women, C & D Grade got racing going. A good size field in the D grade kicked things off with relatively calm racing in the early stages. Colin Smith was keen to mix things up going off the front early, with the bunch willing to let him hang out on his own for a number of laps. In time the race was all back together, but it seemed that a
GCC AGM – Thursday 17th of March @ Home of Cycling Pavilion, Belmont 7:30pm. What it’s all about; Your cycling club can only exist if members are willing to volunteer some time and lend a hand with it’s running. GCC is in need of further assistance from the membership. Come along and find out how you can help, get a wrap up on the last years achievements and the current financial position. A snapshot on a few of your current committee members contributions Tony Ross – 2 years as Handicapper, 2 years on General Committee Danielle Bridger – 5-6 years Junior Coordinator, 2.5 years Secretary Jon Miro – 2 years Membership Manager Sean Clarke – 1.5 years Track Coordinator, 5
The Inaugural JM Homes Torquay Criterium, race 4 in the Summer Criterium Series was raced in ideal conditions on Saturday evening. Large fields in all grades and an abundance enthusiastic supporter on the sidelines made for a wonderful event with some aggressive and spectacular racing. The GCC juniors got first look at the new course, enjoying the wide-open roads. Fraser Clarke taking the win just ahead of Xavier Starling. A large D Grade field hit the start line, including a few first timers racing with GCC. It also great to the three female starters in the race, Madeleine Starling, Emma Keogh & Georgie Mervin for her first race. As has been the pattern in D grade of late, racing was
2018 has started off with a bang, the grand opening of the new home of cycling and some great racing in the first 3 races of the new year. Below is a snap shot of the racing so far; Race 1 – Belmont A fabulous evening at the Belmont Criterium Circuit with the grand opening of the new Home of Cycling Pavilion. A significant day in the Geelong Cycling Club’s long history. After a ceremonial lap of honor the 2018 racing season kicked off. There was a great crowd on hand for the occasion with a large group of juniors getting things underway. The hot conditions saw many red faces but some close racing. Xavier Starling the first across the
Saturday 27th of January marks a significant milestone in Geelong Cycling Club’s 100+ year history with the official opening of brand new home of cycling club rooms at the Belmont Island Criterium Circuit. We encourage GCC members and all cycling enthusiasts to come down and be part of the celebration. The opening ceremony will begin at 5pm with the first race of 2018 to follow after. Anyone interested in having a race for the first time are welcome. Please contact the club; email@example.com for more information. Pre race entries can be done here.
Junior and senior track training commences on Monday, 23rd October 2017. Track racing commences on Wednesday, 25th October. Track is back. Starting Monday 23rd @ 4.30 for training. Wednesday nights for racing Posted by Geelong Cycling Club on Sunday, 15 October 2017
The 2017-18 Summer Racing Program is now available for download. 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.
Twilight Crit Series Final Standings. After 6 weeks of exciting racing in the Twilight Criterium Series we can reveal the final standings in the series. Riders best 4 race results from the 6 race series counted towards the overall standings. A new addition this year was the Bakers Delight Sprint Primes attacking bonus points that counted towards the individual’s final point’s telly. After very consistent performances in all races, including a couple of wins, Travis Edwards finished the series in first place. Travis carried on his strong form from a great ride in the Melbourne to Warrnambool to take the honours. Rising star of the club, Lincoln Clark finished second only a handful of points behind Travis. Lincoln successfully made
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