Oliver Kent Spark Melbourne to Warrnambool Champion

Well done to Oliver Kent Spark who today wrote his name into the record books as the 2014 winner of the 99th Melbourne to Warrnambool  cycle classic. The Warrny is one of the oldest and longest at 273K races on the international calendar. Oliver’s name will be etched into the record books along side some of the greats of Australian and international cycling to have won the race. Oliver bypassed the recent NRS Tour of Tasmania to focus on this event. Using last weekends Ross Bush Memorial Handicap, where he claimed first and fastest as his final tune up for Warny Oliver took the win ahead of Commonwealth Games gold medalist Alex Edmonsond & last years winner Sam Horgon.  After the win […]

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Victorian Masters & Junior Criterium Championships 2015

Geelong Cycling Club is pleased to announce that they have secured the rights to host the Victorian Masters & Junior Criterium Championships for the next 3 years starting in 2015. Securing these Championships is a significant achievement for GCC and a great show of faith from Cycling Victoria. The championships will be held on the popular Eastern Gardens circuit, with the first event at the end of March 2015. It represents a great opportunity for our members to compete on a familiar circuit for a major championship title. As with all events there is man power required to plan and run them. In an effort to avoid adding more load to the GCC committee are calling on some members to […]

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Geelong Cycling Club Tour de France Evening

Geelong Cycling Club invites all cycling enthusiasts to join them in a unique Tour de France evening on Saturday the 12th of July. Evening Format Date: Saturday 12th July Venue: Geelong Cats Community Facility, Kardinia Park Time: from 8.00pm – 1.00am Pre-stage Entertainment: 8:30pm Panel Discussion – Darren Baum (contemporary frame builder), Ken Evans (traditional frame builder) and Dr Paul Collins (design engineer); Stage 8: 10pm Tomblaine > Gerardmer La Mauselaine http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/us/stage-8.html Food/Drink: Finger food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Cost: $15/head In a major coup for all cyclists, Ken Evans (traditional frame builder) kenevansframes.com, Darren Baum (contemporary frame builder) baumcycles.com & Dr Paul Collins (design engineer) Deakin will share their vast and extensive expertise in frame building and design. This is […]

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Race Light Policy

Effective of the 28th of June 2014 Cycling Victoria has introduced a rear light policy for road racing events. For all road races, which are not run under a rolling road closure or closed road, conditions every participant must wear a constant (not set to flashing) red light on the back seat post of their bike.  The light must be operational during the entire race and must be red, prominent, and visible from 200 metres.  It is to be attached to be visible from the rear. The policy applies to all road racing events taking place in Victoria. This policy will be in force from June 28 2014. Riders need to be sure they comply with this policy for all GCC events. The policy […]

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Racing Wrap

Racing Wrap The Presidents Handicap was run and won on the 7.8K St Leonards course Sunday week ago. Despite 18 GCC riders competing in the Country champs the day before a good field of riders assembled for the race. Buoyed by the unseasonal warm conditions and the near flat course average speeds were well and truly up across all bunches. Most bunches rode at or just above their predicated average speeds. But it was the front markers making the most of the ideal conditions were able to gain the most to get the result. Riding of Limit Kanye Bridger despite riding away from his tiring bunch was able to hold on for his first handicap victory. In a close sprint […]

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Country Championships

The Victorian Country Championships were raced at Harcourt on Saturday. In a great showing, Geelong Cycling Club had a total of eighteen senior & junior riders compete in the championship. The run of strong performances by GCC members continued with 3 riders winning and a number of others finishing on the podium. Well done to all riders, list of GCC member results below. U11 Boys 1st Spencer Worland 2nd Fraser Clark U13 Boys 8th Bryce Bridger 9th Harry Clark U15 Boys 9th Kane Bridger 10th Lincoln Clark 15th Noah Copeland U17 Women 1st Molly Bridger Elite Men 11th Mark Fagg Master Men 1 2nd Leigh Clifford  Masters Men 2 3rd Gary Wearmouth 4th Lee Burchell 8th Ben Andrews Masters Men 3 […]

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Neville Williams Honoured

  Congratulations to GCC stalwart Neville Williams who was a recent runner up in the Julius Patching Sports Official of the Year Award; at the 2014 Victorian Olympic Council Inc AGM. An outstanding achievement and thoroughly deserved accolade for one of the country’s most outstanding and respected cycling officials. Neville was an accomplished cyclist in his own right before turning his love of the sport to officiating.  Along with his wife Pam, they are regulars at most CV and national races. GCC is lucky enough to have them present at our track racing and when their busy schedule permits at our road events.

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Track Training / Racing – DISC 11th May 2014

A quick reminder that the Geelong Cycling Club have the EXCLUSIVE use of the world class DISC centre on 11 May 2014 between 11am and 2pm (Mothers Day). The format of the day will be finalised once we arrive and are able to confirm attendance, but is likely to consist of 1.5hr of warm up / getting used to the banked velodrome, followed by some impromptu racing. Please note that this event does not form part of the GCC race calendar but rather a trial to gauge the level of interest in utilising this facility. If the level of interest is high enough, GCC have the opportunity to make this a more regular event. So please come along and help […]

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2014 Track Championships Results

Despite impending bad weather, a low cloud base and dark conditions the Geelong cycling Club held it’s 2014 Track Championship last night at the Geelong West Oval. The event was attended by over a dozen eager junior riders as well as eight seniors, all keen to contest for the title of Club Track Champion and to find out who would take home the newly created “Pam and Nev Williams Track Championship Trophy”. This trophy has been established to reward the winner of the aggregate points series and is a perpetual trophy, to be held for a period of one year by the winner. Races were held on the night for Juniors, Seniors and for the first time in the history […]

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2014 GEELONG CYCLING CLUB CRITERIUM CHAMPIONSHIP

  The 2014 Geelong Cycling Club Criterium Championships are on this Saturday the 1st of March. Racing will be at the Belmont Criterium Track kicking off at 8:30am with C grade/ U19 & D grade. The Women’s Championship race will run from 9:20am and will run in conjunction with the Juniors U11-U17. The Open Championship will begin at 10am, racing for 60 minutes + 3 laps. Non GCC members are welcome to race in the support races, but Open Women & Men is restricted to GCC members only. Pre race entries via the event calendar; https://geelongcycling.com/event/club-crit-champs/?instance_id=335

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Feb
2
Tue
5:30 pm Summer Criterium Series @ Belmont Crit Track
Summer Criterium Series @ Belmont Crit Track
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Criterium Series Juniors – 5:30pm Race Start (After Skills Coaching) 20min + 3 laps Seniors – from 6:00pm C, D, E & Womens grade (separate races, numbers permitting) 35min + 3 laps A & B grade 2:15pm (separate races, numbers permitting) 40min + 3 laps Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. On-line registration and card payment accepted on race day. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. All AusCycling members of all clubs are welcome to race.   New Riders GCC welcomes any first time riders to come along and try racing.  All riders require at least a temporary racing licence[...]
Feb
9
Tue
5:30 pm Summer Criterium Series @ Belmont Crit Track
Summer Criterium Series @ Belmont Crit Track
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Criterium Series Juniors – 5:30pm Race Start (After Skills Coaching) 20min + 3 laps Seniors – from 6:00pm C, D, E & Womens grade (separate races, numbers permitting) 35min + 3 laps A & B grade 2:15pm (separate races, numbers permitting) 40min + 3 laps Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. On-line registration and card payment accepted on race day. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. All AusCycling members of all clubs are welcome to race.   New Riders GCC welcomes any first time riders to come along and try racing.  All riders require at least a temporary racing licence[...]
Feb
16
Tue
5:30 pm Summer Criterium Series @ Belmont Crit Track
Summer Criterium Series @ Belmont Crit Track
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Criterium Series Juniors – 5:30pm Race Start (After Skills Coaching) 20min + 3 laps Seniors – from 6:00pm C, D, E & Womens grade (separate races, numbers permitting) 35min + 3 laps A & B grade 2:15pm (separate races, numbers permitting) 40min + 3 laps Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. On-line registration and card payment accepted on race day. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. All AusCycling members of all clubs are welcome to race.   New Riders GCC welcomes any first time riders to come along and try racing.  All riders require at least a temporary racing licence[...]
Feb
23
Tue
5:30 pm Summer Criterium Series @ Belmont Crit Track
Summer Criterium Series @ Belmont Crit Track
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Criterium Series Juniors – 5:30pm Race Start (After Skills Coaching) 20min + 3 laps Seniors – from 6:00pm C, D, E & Womens grade (separate races, numbers permitting) 35min + 3 laps A & B grade 2:15pm (separate races, numbers permitting) 40min + 3 laps Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. On-line registration and card payment accepted on race day. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. All AusCycling members of all clubs are welcome to race.   New Riders GCC welcomes any first time riders to come along and try racing.  All riders require at least a temporary racing licence[...]
Mar
2
Tue
5:30 pm Summer Criterium Series @ Belmont Crit Track
Summer Criterium Series @ Belmont Crit Track
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Criterium Series Juniors – 5:30pm Race Start (After Skills Coaching) 20min + 3 laps Seniors – from 6:00pm C, D, E & Womens grade (separate races, numbers permitting) 35min + 3 laps A & B grade 2:15pm (separate races, numbers permitting) 40min + 3 laps Race Entry; Junior: $5 pre race entry. Senior; $10 pre race entry. On-line registration and card payment accepted on race day. Note; $5 transponder hire fee is payable. Personal transponders can be purchased through the club. Click here for information and purchase options. All AusCycling members of all clubs are welcome to race.   New Riders GCC welcomes any first time riders to come along and try racing.  All riders require at least a temporary racing licence[...]

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