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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2015/16 Summer Race Season

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

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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Track is Back!

The Geelong Cycling Club Track Racing season kick off on Monday the 20th of October at Geelong West Velodrome. Season format will see training on Monday, racing on Wednesday. Training for Juniors will be between 4 & 5:30pm. Senior training will be between 6 & 8pm Racing on a Wednesday evening will start from 6pm for a warm up, with racing kicking off at 6:30. Members, Non-members & first timers are all encouraged to get along and have a go. For more information see James & Ryan at the track. Cost and payment option details can be found here; https://geelongcycling.com/track/  

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Oct
23
Mon
4:30 pm Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm
Junior track training recommences on the 23rd October, 2017 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.
5:30 pm Track Training – Seniors @ Geelong West Track
Track Training – Seniors @ Geelong West Track
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
Senior track training recommences on the 23rd October, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7pm.
Oct
24
Tue
5:15 pm Race 1 -Tuesday Twilight Criteri... @ Belmont Criterium Track
Race 1 -Tuesday Twilight Criteri... @ Belmont Criterium Track
Oct 24 @ 5:15 pm
Race 1 -Tuesday Twilight Criterium Series @ Belmont Criterium Track
Tuesday Criterium Series Proudly supported by; Winners Sports Nutrition, Belmont Bakers Delight & Rocket Sports. Juniors – 5:15pm Race Start 25min + 3 laps Seniors – from 6:00pm C & D grade (separate races) 40min + 3 laps A & B grade (separate races, numbers permitting) 6:50pm 40min + 3 laps All Season Pass holders are pre-entered into the event. Casual Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Season Passes; information to follow shortly. All Cycling Australia members of all clubs are welcome to purchase a season pass or race on a casual basis. All entries via the online system. GCC welcomes any first time riders[...]
Oct
25
Wed
6:15 pm Track racing @ Geelong West Track
Track racing @ Geelong West Track
Oct 25 @ 6:15 pm
Track Season You require a Gold Licence to race Arrive by 5:45pm for warm-up and registration. Racing starts at 6:15pm sharp.
Oct
30
Mon
4:30 pm Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
Track Training – Juniors @ Geelong West Track
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm – Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm
Junior track training recommences on the 23rd October, 2017 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.

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