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Cyclocross Training Camp in Wollongong

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:56 pm
by Derny Driver
Anyone interested in going to this? Its run by a mate of mine and I recommend it :D



2014 Cyclocross Pre Season Camp in Wollongong on the 22nd March.

Presented by American Cyclocross Rider Pat Lemieux and Donkey Label Clothing.

WHERE: Wollongong -NSW Australia. - Stuart Park North Wollongong.

ORGANISER: Danny Hennessy- Level 1 Cycling Coach. 2013 NSW State Masters CX champion- 2nd 2013 Australian Championships

When : Saturday 22 MARCH

COST : $50 per rider for 1 day.

LIMIT: 16 RIDERS

Pat Lemieux is a former Road professional Rider for Texas Steakhouse team in the USA.
Amongst that he has been Minnesota State Cyclocross champion a few times and recently finished 2nd in the Minnesota State championships for 2013.
Pat is the partner of Gwen Jorgansen who is the top 3 ranked female Triathletes in the world.
Pat is based here in the Illawarra region for 3 months every year and is offering a unique opportunity for NSW based Cyclocross riders to participate in a training camp and learn skills and techniques to improve their Cross training and racing.

Course Itinerary:
Assemble North Wollongong Surf Club- Diggies Cafe North Wollongong Beach. 8am.

Session 1
Introduction by Pat and outline Weekend Schedule. 1.5 Hours
Includes: Bike Set up, Clothing, Shoes/pedals,
Skills- Mounting, Dismounting, barriers, Tight corners, Slippery surfaces, Sand sections, Stair run ups, Steep power climbs. What to do in the PITS.

Morning Tea: 30 mins

Session 2
GROUP RIDE
Heading north/south through Stuart Park. Corrimal Park. 1.5 Hours
Skills-Cornering, Following the wheel, Barriers, Sand riding ( Lagoon).
Stairs running at Flagstaff Hill, Hill running and dismounting.

LUNCH 12pm to 1pm
Lunch Not supplied. Cafes and takeaway shops located at North Wollongong, Woolworths Supermarket 2km from Venue.

Session 3

GROUP RIDE
1pm Assemble at Diggies/ North Wollongong Surf club area.
Group Ride heading south towards Coniston Energy park, West towards Figtree, Keiraville area, Fairy Meadow- North Wollongong. Duration approx 2 Hours.

Afternoon Tea: 1 hour break

Session 4
4pm - Stuart park North Wollongong
Race start practices- 4 Mock starts.
Includes a 10 min CX short course Hit out. ( 500m laps)

Estimated Finish- 5pm.

The Cyclocross Camp is designed to get interested riders ready for the 2014 CX season and learn from an experienced Rider who regularly competes in Cold -Ice and Snow conditions.

Any interested Cyclocross riders are encouraged to attend of any level.
Must have a current 2014 Gold or Silver Cycling Australia License. Or a member of MTBA 2014

Cost is $50 for one day.
Payment can be made by EFT to

BSB is 614-800
Account No.200686708

Please Indicate on Payment your Full name
After payment send your details and License No. through to Danny danielj4@gmail.com Call 0401194103 for any details or Questions.

Re: Cyclocross Training Camp in Wollongong

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:18 am
by Derny Driver
A similar camp may possibly be held in Melbourne next month if there are enough interested riders ...

Re: Cyclocross Training Camp in Wollongong

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:23 am
by dalai47
Derny Driver wrote:A similar camp may possibly be held in Melbourne next month if there are enough interested riders ...


On reading the first post I was thinking 'if only in Melbourne...' I'm keen! :D

Re: Cyclocross Training Camp in Wollongong

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:25 pm
by Derny Driver
Marty, if you're at the National Track champs, Danny is there. Seek him out, say gidday and mention the word "Cross" and watch the excitement reach fever pitch.
There seems to be lots of interest down your way so I'll keep you posted if it goes ahead.
Cheers mate

Re: Cyclocross Training Camp in Wollongong

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:39 pm
by dalai47
Derny Driver wrote:Marty, if you're at the National Track champs, Danny is there. Seek him out, say gidday and mention the word "Cross" and watch the excitement reach fever pitch.
There seems to be lots of interest down your way so I'll keep you posted if it goes ahead.
Cheers mate


Will try and speak with Danny tomorrow. I have already booked my flights to Adelaide for the National CX championship in August plus looking to make it to most of the NCXS events, so any tips will be invaluable.

Re: Cyclocross Training Camp in Wollongong

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:27 pm
by Blackrock
If only I had a gold or silver cycling badge.

Re: Cyclocross Training Camp in Wollongong

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:14 pm
by KGB
If you want to race CX you need one anyway...

I'd love to do this but have no CX bike. Better get searching so I can build one up.
It would be $50 well spent IMO.

Re: Cyclocross Training Camp in Wollongong

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:02 pm
by dalai47
Blackrock wrote:If only I had a gold or silver cycling badge.


Or MTBA licence... :wink: