2018 AGM

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 […]

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JM Homes Torquay Surf Coast Criterium Report

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 […]

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Summer Criterium Series

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 […]

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Grand Opening – Criterium Race

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; info@geelongcycling.com for more information. Pre race entries can be done here.

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Season Wrap

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 […]

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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 […]

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2017 Club Road Championships

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, […]

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Spring Eve Handicap

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 […]

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Hell of the Surfcoast

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 […]

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New Home of Geelong Cycling

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 […]

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