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Country Cycling Clubs/Events

Postby martinjs » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:12 pm

I thought I'd post a link to the Wagga cycling Club.
I've never been involved with them but they do host lots of race's and such in the Riverina area. :D

http://www.waggacyclingclub.com/

The town has good cycling infrastructure which is still growing.

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Postby martinjs » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:38 pm

Bendigo as a few cycling events but none bigger than the Madison

http://www.madison.org.au/

I use to go when I was young, it always seems to get a good crowd.

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Re: Country Cycling Clubs/Events

Postby Cardy George » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:04 pm

The Mildura clubs:
Coomealla Mildura Mountainless Bike Club

Maybe surprisingly they have an impressive race schedule. They've also have their own purpose 'built' course for their enjoyment. If only my MTB was still functional

Mildura – Coomealla Cycling Club

Again there's quite a few members and some decent groups getting around the place.
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Re: Country Cycling Clubs/Events

Postby martinjs » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:11 pm

Here's a linky to a Wagga Wagga MTB web site, they have a comp on this weekend!

http://www.mtbwagga.asn.au/

MTB Wagga 6 Hour Enduro – THIS WEEKEND
http://6hour.mtbwagga.asn.au/

Sorry, should have posted earlier in the week.

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Re: Country Cycling Clubs/Events

Postby master6 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:43 pm

My old club:-


Kyneton Amateur Cycling Club. They still exist.
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Postby martinjs » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:10 pm

master6 wrote:My old club:-


Kyneton Amateur Cycling Club. They still exist.


Hey master6, do you know it the old really steep velodrome is still there or did they finally pull it down?

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Re: Country Cycling Clubs/Events

Postby master6 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:14 am

martinjs wrote:
master6 wrote:My old club:-


Kyneton Amateur Cycling Club. They still exist.


Hey master6, do you know it the old really steep velodrome is still there or did they finally pull it down?

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It is still there. I was there racing when it was built. A monument to engineering ineptitude.

When you say "steep", are you referring to the banking, or the climb up the back straight?

The site was an old rubbish tip, and when excavations began , a large quantity of old bottles was found. I think that work started in the very late 60's.

A local bike shop owner, Mr Tom Ashby, donated the money to build the club house, and that was built around 1972/3.
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Postby martinjs » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:55 pm

I'm working of memory, spent some time working there a good 20 years ago, and used to visit as my ex girlfriend lived there for a while with my three eldest kids and even that was over 10 years ago now.
My memory seemed to recall the banking was quite steep. :D

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Postby master6 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:35 pm

martinjs wrote:I'm working of memory, spent some time working there a good 20 years ago, and used to visit as my ex girlfriend lived there for a while with my three eldest kids and even that was over 10 years ago now.
My memory seemed to recall the banking was quite steep. :D

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The banking was/is quite steep, but walkable. Surface is bitumen. Two problems came up during construction. The Kyneton Shire council and staff did the design and construction, using road making equipment. Road graders could not handle the banking, and kept slipping off the bank, so a bulldozer was used to push the bank up from the inside by following radius lines. Sealing was carried out in a similar fashion by working from the inside and sealing strips up the bank, rather than around the bank. The result was an uneven surface.

The other problem was that rock was discovered at the east end of the track, and the engineering staff decided to build that end higher than the west end facing Mollison Street.

It is a pity that the track was not built on a larger flat site, with perhaps a larger 400metre lap, and less banking.
As a club track, it has served a purpose, however interclub racing at the site was rare. In my view, it would have been a dangerous place for visitors unacustomed to it, and top class riders would have found it impossible.

The Kyneton Amateur Cycling Club is now known as Macedon Ranges Cycling Club, however I am unable to discover their current activities.

Perhaps someone can enlighten us about any racing at the club in 2011. I pass through twice each year and would love to have a race for old times sake.
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Re: Country Cycling Clubs/Events

Postby martinjs » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:05 pm

For all you Mountain bike crazy's :lol:

http://tumut.mtbwagga.asn.au/

Tumut 3hr Mountain Bike Enduro 1st of May.

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Re: Country Cycling Clubs/Events

Postby martinjs » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:08 pm

Here's another local Club.

http://www.griffithcycleclub.com/

Griffith is about 55k's from Leeton.

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Re: Country Cycling Clubs/Events

Postby martinjs » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:16 pm

Turns out the Griffith cycling club has a forum so I'm going to join it in the hope of promoting our forum. :D

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Re: Country Cycling Clubs/Events

Postby toppity » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:30 pm

Here is the Warragul Cycling club site

http://www.warragulcyclingclub.org.au/

Probably best known for the Baw Baw classic that is coming up soon. Said to be one of the hardest climbs in the world.
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Re: Country Cycling Clubs/Events

Postby brawlo » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:55 am

Goulburn cycle club http://wp.goulburncycleclub.com.au/ Road and track racing, hosting the Trackpower track carnival.

There's an active mountain bike community and we also host as the start point for the Goulburn to Citi, part of the national series http://www.cycling.org.au/?ID=43793
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