Ross Bush Memorial Handicap, Race 7 North West Handicap Series

When:
August 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
2018-08-18T13:00:00+10:00
2018-08-18T13:30:00+10:00
Where:
Sutherlands Creek

Please take note of the new race light policy


Race 7 in the NorthWestern Handicap Tour. Ross Bush Memorial Handicap

Format: Handicap (Senior & Junior)

Entries will open Sunday the 12th of August at 6pm.

Race entry link; https://entryboss.cc/races/1392

Race Day Registration: 12pm – Sutherland Creek Tennis Club

Race Start: 1 pm

Distance: Senior 80K

Course Map

A large prize pool will be up for grabs for what is the biggest race on the GCC calendar.
The race is in honour of the late, Ross Bush.

Who was Ross Bush

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 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.

Notes:

All riders with a Cycling Australia Licence are welcome to enter.

Any event inquiries to Dan Wilson

Notes: Registration and post-race presentation at the Sutherland Creek tennis club.

Race day marshals

Promotions

Club Sponsors

Upcoming events

Aug
25
Sat
10:00 am Point Henry Winter Scratch Race @ Point Henry
Point Henry Winter Scratch Race @ Point Henry
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am
Time: 10:00am race start Format: Graded Scratch race, A, B, C, D, & Juniors. Distance: Senior A & B, 54K (9 laps) C, 48K (8 laps) D, 42K (7 Laps) Juniors – (TBD) Course Map Registration from 9am at Car Park on Point Henry Rd. Please note that there are no facilities at the race start. Online entries preferred. All pre-race entries will close at 9pm Friday the 24th. Non GCC members are welcome to race, please indicate the grade you race with your respective club. Race inquires to racedirector@geelongcycling.com Race entry fees Senior races Entry fee Seniors $10 Juniors $5 A $5 transponder hire fee will be charged for senior riders.

View Calendar

Tweets from GCC