CLUB NEWS

Western Division Road Championships info

By Road Sub-Committee - August 24 2019

<a href="http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/2019-WD-Flyer.pdf"  >2019-WD-Flyer.pdf</a>



Sunday Aug 11th race cancelled due to weather

By Road Sub-Committee - August 10 2019

Enjoy a sleep in - stay warm



Western Division Junior Road Championships

By Junior Cycling - July 03 2019

Riders from both Orange CC and Bathurst CC contested the Championship with the Dubbo Families missed by all. 

Congratulations to Orange CC the Winners of the Mark Renshaw Town Cup, with the all boy Orange Team holding off the mixed Bathurst Team.

After completion of all the events families regrouped down at the clubhouse for a BBQ and the presentations.  As per last year the kids made posters from the Western Division Juniors for Mark Renshaw and his team mates at Team Dimension Data as they prepare for the TDF.

 

It was a great day and congratulations to all the riders.

Here are the Champions:

U9B Billy Yeo (OCC) First ITT, Road Race and Criterium

U11G Jenna Gallagher (BCC) First ITT, Road Race and Criterium

U13G Ebony Robinson (BCC) First ITT, Road Race and Criterium

U13G Charlotte Lovett (BCC) Second ITT, Road Race and Criterium

U13B Cameron Crump (OCC) First ITT, Road Race and Criterium

U13B Lachlan Crump (OCC) Second ITT, Road Race and Criterium

U13B Tristan Robinson (BCC) Third ITT, Road Race and Criterium

 

 



Bathurst Team Time Trial – 30 June 2019

By Road Sub-Committee - July 02 2019

Newbridge Turn & Rtn
 

Bathurst Cycling Club held their second Team Time Trial on the Velo / Newbridge Turn course today in preparation for the NSW State Championships which will be held this year at Singleton on the 3rd August.
 

Bathurst is current state champions in the Masters 150plus Category and that team, consisting today of Jeremy Ryan, Charlie Gascoyne & Richard Hobson was impressive defeating the inform team of Brad Rayner David Nicholas Mark Windsor for Overall Fastest on the Day. WRAS team of Dan Googe and Luke Tuckwell finishing 3rd overall.
 

The team of Kalinda Robinson, Andrew Carter, Will Leach & Drew Tuckwell was the top placed mixed team and forth overall, closely followed by Brian Draper, Graham Stait & Rod Lovett rounding out the top 5 overall.
 

Top Junior team was Cadel Lovett Paddy Crump and Xavier Bland, while Rosemary Hastings, Marian Renshaw and Tracey Robinson the top female team on the day.
 


 

RESULTS
 

Top 5 Overall
 

1Jeremy Ryan Charlie Gascoyne Richard Hobson 31:01
 

2Brad Rayner David Nicholas Mark Windsor 31:43
 

3Dan Googe Luke Tuckwell 35:10
 

4Andrew Carter Will Leach Kalinda Robinson Drew Tuckwell 36:24
 

5Brian Draper Graham Stait Rod Lovett 36:29
 

Top Mixed Team

 Andrew Carter Will Leach Kalinda Robinson Drew Tuckwell 36:24
 

Top Junior Team

Cadel Lovett Paddy Crump, Xavier Bland (Mitch Bland) 40:23

 

Top Female Team
  Rosemary Hastings, Marian Renshaw, Tracey Robinson 54:44

 



Western Division Junior Road Championships

By Junior Cycling - June 17 2019

Western Division Junior Championships 2019 

Details have been finalised and we are all set to run the U9P, U9, U11 and U13 Western Division Road Championship at Sulman Park, Mt Panorama, Bathurst, on Saturday 29th June 2019. 

Summary: Program will roll through with ITT, Road race and Criterium. If time allows we will conduct the Town Cup Team “Italian pursuit” at Sulman Park if not we will hold on the velodrome while the BBQ is cooking. Reconvene 12.00 noon at Velodrome Clubhouse, Vale Road for BBQ, Presentation and Tour de France Activities.

Date: Saturday 29th June 2019

Venue: Sulman Park, Mt Panorama, Bathurst

This course is a closed road. Refer to Google Maps, Sulman Park Mt Panorama NSW 2795 for directions.

Titles: Western Division Junior ITT, Road Race, Criterium and Mark Renshaw Town Cup

Mark Renshaw Town Cup: This timed team event is an Italian pursuit conducted on the criterium circuit.

Entry: Please register your junior riders intention to compete before Wednesday 26th June. Please send registrations to Bathurst.junior.cycling@gmail.com Please include Rider Name, Age Division and Club .

Entry Fee: $5.00 per rider, please pay in cash on the day.

Prizes: Western Division Ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for all age groups and all events. The Town Cup is a perpetual Trophy and will be awarded to the winning Team.

Start Time: Saturday 29/6/19

8.00 am gates open

8.15 am registration open - Sign on, Entry Fee collection, Licence check, Helmet and Roll out check.

9.00 am racing starts

Categories: U9 Participation B/G, U9 B/G, U11 B/G, U13 B/G, U15 B/G*. Boys and girls will be racing together however separate prizes awarded. *NB: U15 - this category is for those riders who have not transitioned to graded senior racing. Those U15 riders who are racing at Club graded level will compete in the Senior Western Division Graded Category.

Event Schedule:

9.00am ITT: All divisions to marshalling U9P – 1 lap yellow course 1.2km U9+ - 2 laps yellow course, 2.4 km

all categories roll into Road Race: All divisions to marshalling U9 Participation: 1 lap red/yellow course, 2.45 km U9 B/G: 2 laps red/yellow course, 4.9 km U11 B/G: 3 laps red and yellow course, 7.35 km U13 B/G: 5 laps red and yellow course, 12.25 km U15 B/G: 6 laps red and yellow course, 14.7 km

roll into Criterium: All divisions to marshalling U9 Participation: 1 lap yellow course 1.2km U9: 3 laps yellow course 3.6km U11: 10mins + 2 laps yellow course U13/15: 12 mins + 2 laps yellow course

roll into town cup if time: Yellow course

12.00noon: Clubhouse Velodrome, Vale Road BBQ, presentation, Tour de France activities.

Additional Information:

Due to time constraints Bathurst CC will not be running a refreshment stall at Sulman Park, but we invite you to join us at the clubhouse for a sausage sandwich after.

Sulman Park has toilet facilities. There is no seating. Mt Panorama is notorious for its changing weather, please bring what you may need to cover all seasons.

Sulman Park has many Sporting Group users. Mt Panorama Motor Cross Club have an event planned for this day. Please drive carefully through from McPhillamy Park through to Sulman Park.

For safety all families need to be departed by 12.00 noon for the Bathurst Rifle Club planned activities.

Tour De France Activities – Bathurst Cycling Club has a recent tradition of making signage and taking a group photo to send a shout out to Mark Renshaw for his planned Tour de France racing. We invite all riders to make a “sign” and bring along to the clubhouse for an even bigger shout out!

Weather – If we are concerned about the weather, a decision will be made Friday to avoid any unnecessary travel.

Contact Details: email: bathurst.junior.cycling@gmail.com Marian Renshaw 0438 413 423



2019 Bathurst Road championship:

By Road Sub-Committee - June 16 2019

Mark Windsor

2019 Bathurst Road championship:

- Vale Circuit Course - 9th June 2019.

In a repeat of last year event Bradley Rayner has defeated Mark Windsor in the 2019 Bathurst Cycling Clubs A Grade Road Cycling Championship.

Similar to last year, the championship was contested on historic Vale Circuit Racing circuit with 8 riders in contention in the A Grade title on the final lap of the championship. Mark Windsor attacking on the climbs however Rayner and Gascoyne quickly closed it down only to have Chris Couper break clear in the final few kilometres of the championship.

After working with Mark Hoyer to come back into contention Stuart Renshaw tried to jump across to Couper however Charlie Gascoyne and Luke Tuckwell also chased hard and the whole group came back together. Defending Champ Brad Rayner surprised everyone by jumping away again, this time with a winning break; Windsor chasing him home in second and the promising Daniel Googe sprinting over former World Masters Champ Charlie Gascoyne for the bronze medal.

 

Rayner was excited to retain his champion title in the top grade given the quality of the Bathurst Honour Roll. Only European Professional Dean Windsor, Craig Hutton and Blair Windsor able to win back to back titles in the last couple of decades. For Mark Windsor it was the sixth time he has finished runner-up in the A Grade championship in the last 20years however he was quick to praise Rayner as the best rider on the day. Daniel Googe’s effort to defeat former World masters Champion Charlie Gascoyne for 3rd place in the A Grade championships was a breakthrough performance for the young rider who has quickly worked his way through the grades after taking up the sport less than 2 years ago.

 

B Grade Championship went to David Reece after he broke clear with Jack Cannon Tony Shaw and Orange rider Drew Tuckwell. Reece to fast in the sprint to finish defeating Jack Cannon and Tony Shaw in third in the 2019 B Grade Title. Former A Grade champion Rob Stephen leading the chase home to take 4th place.

 

Braedon Smith was too powerful in the closing stages of the C Grade Championship defeating David McKellar and Peter Wilson and a number of visiting riders lead home by Orange junior Xavier Bland and Penrith's Martin Dalitz. While Jette McKellar won the 2019 D Grade championship, and also finished second overall in the Top female title behind Kalinda Robinson.

 

Although Robinson considers herself a track specialist she is a national junior medallist on the road and certainly is a fine addition to the impressive honour roll for the Championship Female Road Rider of Bathurst.

 

2019 Bathurst Road Championship

A Grade - 1st Bradley Rayner 2nd Mark Windsor 3rd Daniel Googe

B Grade – 1st David Reece 2nd Jack Cannon 3rd Tony Shaw

C Grade – 1st Braedon Smith 2nd David McKellar 3rd Peter Wilson

D Grade – 1st Jette McKellar


Female title - 1st Kalinda Robinson 2nd Jette McKellar Toireasa Gallagher

 

 

 

BATHURST CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The first Bathurst cycling championships where held in 1885. Two title where held, both won by Robert Ashworth. In the endurance championship (8km) Ashworth defeated William Brown and John Hemsley - (he defeated Hemsley in the 1600m title at the Bathurst Sportsgound).

Bathurst A Grade Road Cycling Championships (Last 20yrs)
Bathurst Cycling Championships established 1885.
1998 1st Mark Renshaw 2nd Mark Windsor 3rd Rob Stephens
1999 1st Matt Farmer 2nd Mark Windsor 3rd Rob Stephen
2000 1st Mark Renshaw 2nd Mark Windsor 3rd Matt Farmer
2001 1st Andrew Carter 2nd Dean Windsor 3rd Mark Windsor
2002 1st Dennis Martin 2nd Dean Windsor 3rd Kane Brennan
2003 1st Dean Windsor 2nd Kane Brennan 3rd Mitch Chapman
2004 1st Dean Windsor 2nd Mitch Chapman 3rd Hamish Elliot
2005 1st Hamish Elliot 2nd Dean Windsor 3rd Owen McPhillamy
2006 1st Dean Windsor 2nd Drew Carter 3rd Mark Windsor
2007 1st Blair Windsor 2nd Spenser Flugge 3rd  Kane Brennan
2008 1st Blair Windsor 2nd Tim Guy 3rd Bruce Goddard
2009 1st Conor Trott 2nd Gus Tobin 3rd Craig Hutton
2010 1st Steve Bennett 2nd Jarrod Bell 3rd Bruce Goddard
2011 1st Craig Hutton 2.Harry Carter 3.Billy Hutton
2012 1st Craig Hutton 2.Steve Bennett 3.Harry Carter
2013 1st Blair Windsor 2.Craig Hutton 3.Harry Carter
2014 1st Steve Bennett 2nd Richard Hobson (Only 2 finishers due to Blizzard)
2015 1st Craig Hutton 2nd Nick North 3rd Brad Roughley
2016 1st Steve Bennett 2nd Brad Rayner 3rd Ryan O’Donnell
2017 1st Craig Hutton 2nd Ryan O'Donnell 3rd Jarrod Bell
2018 1st Bradley Rayner 2nd Mark Windsor 3rd Julian Wood

Grade Champions – Bcc Road Championship.
2000 TBC B Grade Tony Hogan C Grade Meg Windsor
2001 B Grade Toireasa Ryan C Grade 1st Luke Warren D Grade 1st Rosemary Hastings
2002 B Grade: 1st Brad Wright C Grade: 1st Steve & Frank Moon
2003 B Grade: 1st Glen McGill C Grade: 1st Craig McAllister D Grade: 1st Mark Gallagher
2004 B Grade: 1st Blair Windsor C Grade: 1st Allan Cunyngham D Grade: 1st Daniel Beckensale
2005 B Grade: 1st Steve Brilley C Grade: 1st Mark Simons D Grade: 1st Bjorn Lategan
2006 B Grade: 1st Ryan O Donnell C Grade: 1st Steven Moore D Grade: 1st Jody Parker
2007 B Grade: 1st Jodie Martin C Grade: 1st Daryl Thorncraft D Grade: 1st Tim Woodford-Smith
2008 B Grade: 1st Simon Hine C Grade: 1.Bruce Goodfellow D Grade: 1.Dominique Goddard
2009 B Grade: 1st Scott Allen C Grade: 1.Garry Taunton D Grade: 1.James Robinson
2010 B Grade: 1st HarryJones C Grade: 1.Brad Roughley D Grade: 1.Cintarra Micarelli
2011 B Grade: 1st Zach Baker C Grade: 1.Jamie Stephens D Grade: 1. Gary Baker
2012 B Grade: 1st Rhyle Baker C Grade 1.Josh Corcoran D Grade 1.Donna Scott
2013 B Grade: 1st Mark Eves C Grade: 1.Nathan Bankovic D Grade: 1.Garry Taunton E Grade: 1.Ken Birch
2014 B Grade: 1st Kirsten Howard C Grade: 1.Rob Stephen D Grade: 1.Rosemary Hastings
2015 B Grade: 1st Robert Stephen C Grade: 1Emily Watts D Grade: 1Chris McEwan
2016 B Grade: 1st Andrew Gordon C Grade: 1. Rob Stephen D Grade: 1. Jaz Lee
2017 B Grade: 1st Stuart Renshaw C Grade:  1st Rob Stephens D Grade:  1st Tom McClelland
2018 B Grade: 1st Julian Woods C Grade Rob Stephen D Grade Norman Wise

Bathurst Female Road Champions
2003 1st Jess Ridder, 2nd Toireasa Ryan, 3rd Meg Windsor
2004 1st Jodie Martin, 2nd Toireasa Ryan/Lindy Hou, 3rd Hanna Lee
2005 1st Toireasa Gallegher, Rosemary Hastings, Gerry Steida
2006 Jasmine Lee Kerryn Windsor Rosemary Hastings tbc
2007 1st Jodie Martin Jill Harris Rosemary Hastings
2008 1st Toireasa Gallagher Courtney Puzicha Dominique Goddard
2009 1st Anne McAlary Rosemary Hastings Carol Goddard
2010 Cintarra Micarelli tbc
2011 Jess Marshall Carol Goddard tbc
2012 Donna Scott tbc
2013 1st Hollee Simons Toireasa Gallagher Jasmine Lee
2014 1st Kirsten Howard Jill Harris Toireasa Gallagher
2015 1st Kirsten Howard
2016 1st Stacey Fish Jill Harris Donna Scott
2017 1st Toireasa Gallagher tbc
2018 1st Toireasa Gallagher 2nd Rosemary Hastings 3rd Caroline Robertson



Road Series Rules 2019

By Road Sub-Committee - March 09 2019

Bathurst Cycling Club is looking forward to the upcoming Winter Road Season with racing to continue on a Sunday for a 3 month trial period. Winter road racing will come into effect on 7th April (when Daylight saving finishes). Sign on will be from 10am – 10.15am, with riders briefing at 10.30am and racing to start straight after the briefing.

During the road season the BBC will again be hosting the 8 round Road Series Pointscore to determine the best all-round club rider for each grade, A-D.  There will be 6 scratch races and 2 time trials and all races will take place on a different course.

1 - 10/3/2019    2 Roads (Ryan’s) Scratch
2 - 24/3/2019    3 Roads Scratch
3 - 07/3/2019    Hurt on the Dirt (Gestingthrope loop)
4 - 21/4/2019    X Roads Scratch (St John’s finish)
5 - 28/4/2019    3 Roads (Sutherland Dr finish)
6 - 12/5/2019    ITT Long Course (Ryan’s-Newbridge-Haystack)
7 - 26/5/2019    ITT Short Course (Perthville-Newbridge-Haystack)
8 - 09/6/2019    Vale Road Scratch (BCC Club Road Championship)

If you would like to discuss your grade before the start of the series please speak to a Road Co-ordinator Glen Partridge or Vice President Marian Renshaw. 

Riders from other clubs are always welcome to race and gain prizemoney, but they will not be awarded points in the series. The points will go to the first 12 BCC riders across the line.

The Rules
• Points will be awarded as follows:
1st 25, 2nd 22, 3rd 20, 4th 18, 5th 16, 6th 14, 7th 12, 8th 10, 9th 8, 10th 6, 11th 4, 12th 2.
1 point will also be given to each rider that pre-enters on Webscorer and 1 point for starting the race. (You can still enter on the day even if you haven’t pre-entered on Webscorer)

• If you are rostered on for sign duty you will receive 18 points (equal to 4th place). However, if you swap your duty day, or only place signs out/pick up signs and not run the race but participate in the race, you will only get the points you place for. Eg, if you put the signs out and race and place 6th, you will get 14 points, not 18.

• In the event of 2+ riders being on the same points for an overall place
in the series, the place will go to the person with the fastest ITT long course time trial.
If one of the riders has not raced the long ITT then the rider who has raced this event shall be deemed the winner of that place.

• Movement between grades: There shall be no grade changes for the final 3 races of the series.

Moving up a grade:
A Grade - the rider will take half their accumulated points with them to A Grade from the lower grade.
B-D Grade - the rider will be awarded the points of the current 5th place on the points ladder for the new grade

Moving down a grade:
Where riders drop grades they will carry any points they have accumulated to that point in the series.


• The overall champion from each grade will be awarded a winner’s shirt and a BCC road jersey.

 



BCC – 2 Roads Graded Scratch Race 6 Jan 2019 - Results

By Road Sub-Committee - January 14 2019

BCC – 2 Roads Graded Scratch Race 6 Jan 2019 - Results


There was a good field of 22 starters for the first race of 2019. This race started at the velodrome and finished at the end of St. Johns Rd.


A grade was won by Craig Hutton in a photo finish over Brad Rayner and then Mark Windsor.
B grade was won by Graeme Peadon on the line from Drew Carter and then Dave Reece.
C grade was won convincingly by Toireasa Gallagher from Kalinda Robinson and Bruce Hutton.
D grade was won by Robyn Partridge.


Fastest male time was Craig Hutton in 44:30 and fastest female was Toireasa Gallagher in 49:38.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/6_Jan_2019__2Rds_Ryans_Graded_Scratch.pdf

2018 AGM BATHURST CYCLING CLUB

By Road Sub-Committee - October 09 2018

Notice is given that the Committee of the Bathurst Cycling Club are calling the Annual General Meeting ( AGM) for 2018.
The meeting will be help at the Club House Bathurst Bike Park on Sunday 25th November 2018 following the Club Race Approximately 11-1130am Start Time.

All Current financial BCC Members over the age of 18 are invited to attend and vote. No proxy votes or postal votes will be accepted.

Nominations for Executive and Committee positions need to be received by the Secretary 7 day before the AGM, that is by 17th November 2018

Nominations are called for the following positions:

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Road Cycling Activity Coordinator
Track Cycling Activity Coordinator
Junior Cycling and Development Activity Coordinator
Mountain Bike Activity Coordinator
Bathurst Bike Park Delegate

Persons being nominated must be endorsed by two Members and agreed to by the person being nominated for the position. Please use the form to nominate HERE.

Please ensure all nominations are with the Secretary Elaine Ryan by Saturday 17th November 2018 deliver in person, or email to
executive@bathurstcyclingclub.com.au



MyLaps Transponder/Chip Renewal Guide

By Road Sub-Committee - July 31 2018

Many BCC members may need to renew their MyLaps timing transponders used with the club's new electronic timing system. Their transponders purchased from the BCC came with 1 year’s subscription. These will need to be renewed now and 3 subscription options are available. A 1yr subscription is $37, a 2yr is $62 (or $31/yr) and a 5 yr one is $123 (or $24.60/yr).

The first link below gives a guide on how to renew the transponder subscription. You can copy the blue coloured web address https://speedhiveshop.mylaps.com/active-sports.html on the 4th line of the text in this document and paste it into the url address bar at the top of the page on your internet web browser go to to the website directly.


For any member who has recently purchased a transponder and have not activated it for the first time, the second link gives a guide to activating a new un-used transponder. Any new transponders bought from the club will have 1yr subscription when first activated.


If you do not have a computer or do not have someone who can help, then please approach one of the club’s committee members for assistance.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/MyLaps_renewal.docx
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/MyLaps_NewActivation.pdf

Anzac 2018 BCC Honours The past

By Road Sub-Committee - April 23 2018

Anzac Day 2018.
Recently we have been honouring a past Member or Local Cyclist as part of our Anzac Cup Race. This was a proud initiative started by past President Mark Windsor, and a somber reminder of the history within the Bathurst Cycling Club and local cycling community.
2018 will be know as The 2018 Robert Henry Harris Anzac Trophy.
Robert Henry Harris, O’Connell. (1889-1965).
55th Battalion – World War 1
Prior to World War 1 there was a number of Cycling Clubs in the Bathurst Region, including a successful club at O’Connell which the Harris Family where major contributors. World War 1 would severely impact the family with siblings Cecil, Jack and Robert Henry Harris all enlisting for battle.
In 2018 the Bathurst Cycling Community honors Robert Henry Harris at the Anzac Trophy Race. The O’Connell cyclist served in the 55th Battalion (14th Brigade of the 5th Australian Division) at the infamous Fromelles, which although he was seriously wounded, he amazingly survived only to rejoin his battalion at Polygon Wood and then around Villers Brettoneux area which will be recognised this year in France with a very high profile 100 year Anniversary, which Bathurst Cycling Club member Neville Krahe will attend.
Robert Henry Harris's Grandson, is Bathurst Cycling Club Member Peter Wilson and in 2018 the Bathurst Cycling Community will pause to remember, and thanks, another member of our local cycling family for his brave action in World War 1 in the 2018 Robert Henry Harris Anzac Trophy. 

Here is Pete's story of his Grandfather - worth reading giving the opening of the new War Memorial --

Also See the link to  Race History at the bottom ----

The Following has been provided by Robert Harris’s Grandson current Bathurst Club Member and Representative at last years Albi Worlds, Peter Wilson.

Robert Henry Harris born O’Connell (1889-1965)
Robert Henry Harris was born with a club foot in 1889 and was one of five children raised on the family farm just south of O’Connell. He was one of five children all of whom went to the local school. They learnt farming skills and when they were teenagers and became wool classers and shearers. Travel up until that time had been by foot or pony but in the mid 1890s, the Freedom machine, ‘the Roadster’ with one gear and pneumatic tyres became available, affordable and popular.

O’Connell at that time was where the main road from Sydney, Cox’s Rd, crossed the Fish River and as such was a substantial settlement. It was the only entrance into Bathurst. The town had a cycle club which hosted weekly road race events, large invitational challenges as well as regular velodrome races on a cinder track on the Mutton Falls Rd.

Robert Harris and his young brother Jack were two of the outstanding riders in the district and shared the club honours in 1909. After that time they were often away shearing (travelling on their bikes to the western sheep stations) and didn’t feature after that.

In 1915 the Coo-ee march went through Bathurst enroute to Sydney and three of the Harris brothers went in to enlist, seeking the adventure and glory as promised in all the hype. Cecil and Jack Harris were readily enlisted but Robert was rejected because of his club foot. He was very upset and within three months was back at the recruitment officer’s door to try again. He was again rejected.

So determined was he to join his brothers, he waited six months and went to Lithgow and enlisted there without disclosing he had a foot problem.

After initial training in Sydney at Victoria Barracks, he landed in Cairo in early 1916 and the 55 th Battalion was raised which consisted half Gallipoli veterans(which ended in December 1915 during which his young brother Jack was killed) and the other half, fresh recruits of whom Robert was one. The 55th Battalion was predominantly men from NSW which became part of the 14th Brigade of the 5th Australian Division.

Arriving in Marseille in June 1916 then by train to Amiens, the battalion entered the frontline trenches for the first time on July 12 at its first major battle at Fromelles a week later. 5533 Australian soldiers were lost in that disastrous battle in which Robert was shot in the stomach and evacuated to Calais and spent nine months recuperating from his wound.

He re-joined his unit in March 1917 and was sent to sniping school. Later that year the Australian Infantry Forces operations switched to Ypres in Belgium. The 55th’s major battle here was at Polygon Wood on Sept 26. Robert was shot again, this time in the leg but re-joined his unit in October.

A major German offensive was expected in early 1918 on the Western Front which came in March. Acting under the new commander, Major John Monash, the 14th Brigade took up positions around Villers Brettoneux and held these even after the village fell, threatening their flanks.

The Allied tactics and persistence paid off and they launched their own offensive in August 1918, capturing Peronne. Robert was shot in the jaw this time and evacuated to England due to the severity of the injury. He later underwent plastic surgery in Birmingham. His battalion fought the last major battle of the war, the Battle of Mont St Quentin Canal between 29 Sept-2 Oct 1918.

His battalion was resting out of the line when the Armistice was declared on November 11, 1918 although Robert was still in hospital until he returned to Australia in February of 1919. On the voyage back, he contracted the Spanish Flu and was disembarked in Egypt and left for dead in a hospital in Alexandria. He survived and five months later, discharged fron the AIF and back in Bathurst. His family thought he was ‘missing in action, presumed dead’ since their many
letters had received no response.

He was given a hero’s welcome on his return to O’Connell. Four months later he married his childhood sweetheart Linda Purdon, also from O’Connell. They had six children, the second oldest of whom was my mother.

Robert went on to re-train on the railways and for several years worked as Ben Chifley’s fireman. He became an engineman and retired in 1955. He was a great bushman, storyteller, vegetable gardener, beekeeper-he never said one word about the war.

He managed to get all the excitement and adventure that was promised-plus whole lot more! He was one of the lucky ones!


RACE HISTORY -- Click Here

 



JACK MACKAY TROPHY 2018

By Road Sub-Committee - April 01 2018

Jack Mackay (1919 – 1997) Bathurst Cycling Club Life Member.
Jack McKay Memorial Handicap celebrates the life of one of the biggest supporters of Bathurst Cycling. The event is one of the major trophy events on the Bathurst Cycling Club Calender originally part of a the Western Region Interclub Premiership and a City vs Country Challenge event; and a fitting memorial of one of Bathurst’s most popular cycling identities, Jack McKay(1919-1997).
2018 Jack McKay Memorial Handicap
Isaiah Bennett has defeated Andrew McGrath and David Reece in the Annual Jack McKay Handicap, fourth was Tim Scott with Jille Harris riding an excellent race to finish 5th overall and the First Female in the Annual Memoraial Event. Rounding out the top 10 was John Anderson Michael Robinson Julian Wood Luke Tuckwell and Kalinda Robinson.
The Backmarkers tried hard to catch the front markers for handicap honors but didn’t really threaten the winners. However the race for fastest time became a great battle when blockmarkers Jermey Ryan (Cowra) Harry Bryant (Orange) and Mark Windsor started fast and put the pressure on scratch markers Josh Corcoran, Will Hodges and Brad Rayner. But in the end Josh Corcoran continued his excellent recent form to claim fastest time (1:04:37) infront of GMP Stulz teammate Will Hodges.
The other interest in the event was for the First Female Trophy with former NSW Masters Champ Jille Harris riding a very smart race to defeating top class Junior Kalinda Robinson.

JACK MACKAY 2018 PODIUM  



2018 Bathurst Cycling Club – Criterium Championships Results – Sunday 25 February 2018

By Road Sub-Committee - February 26 2018

There were 23 starters for the annual criterium championships held at Sulman Park, Mt Panorama.


Race 1 was the D grade scratch race that had 4 entries. The race was fast and all riders stayed together until the last 500m when John Kitchen broke for a sprint to the finish to take the win from Rosemary Hasting in 2nd, Norman Wise in 3rd and Cathy Adams in 4th. Fastest lap was by John Kitchen in 2:16.


Race 2 was the C grade scratch race that had the largest entry of 11 riders. The race was fast and quickly broke into many groups of riders. At the finish Bruce Hutton broke free to take the win nearly 1 sec from Nick Barrett in 2nd, Mick Foran 3rd and Toireasa Gallagher in 4th. Fastest lap was by Bruce Hutton in 2:02. The 2nd fastest lap was by junior rider Daniel Googe in 2:03 who finished in 8th place.


Race 3 was the B grade scratch race that only had 3 entries. These riders only had to fight over the colour of their medals. During of the race they stuck together with Julian Woods leading most of the way. By the 3rd last lap Stuart Renshaw lead the race with the other 2 riders just behind and he held this position till the bell lap. At the finish line Stuart Renshaw just pipped Julian to take the win by 0.065 secs or 150mm on the line. Nathan Pearce was 3rd. Fastest lap was by Julian Woods in 1:52.


Race 4 was the A grade scratch race that had 5 entries. The pace was fast right to the end with each rider taking a lead at some point in the race. At the line 3 riders finished only 0.1 secs apart. Craig Hutton was 1st, Will Hodges 2nd, Josh Corcoran 3rd and Harry Bryant 4th only 0.7 secs behind Josh. Fastest lap was by Harry Bryant in 1:39.

Father and son duo Bruce Hutton and Craig Hutton took out 1st place in C & A Grades respectively. Great work!


See the link below for the full results.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Crits_Champ_Results_25Feb2018.pdf

BCC – Tuesday Night Criterium Series Results – 13 February 2018 Sulman Park, Mt Panorama

By Road Sub-Committee - February 15 2018

There were 25 starters for the first Tuesday night series, the biggest turnout so far this summer.

C & D grades started first in a combined graded scratch race. There were 6 riders in C grade and 4 riders in D grade. New riders to the Tuesday night series were Morgan Watts (sister of Emily Watts) and Gemma Carter (wife of Drew Carter) in D grade.

In C grade Wayne Powell had his first ever run in a criterium race along with young track rider Daniel Googe. C grade was won by Bruce Hutton 5 sec ahead of Isaiah Bennett and Peter Wilson in 3rd a further 3 secs behind him. Wayne Powell did well for his first crit finishing 4th.

In D grade Morgan Watts was too strong for Gemma Carter and took the win by 13 sec. John Kitchen was 3rd and Rosemary Hastings was 4th.

In race 2, A & B grades combined in a graded scratch race. There were 5 riders in A grade and a big field of 10 riders in B grade. New riders to the Tuesday night series were Tom Bolton in A grade and Luke Gillmer in B grade who has returned to racing after nearly 12 months away. Jono Cutler also dusted off his bike to have a ride.

A grade was won by Will Hodges just 2 secs in front of Craig Hutton. Brad Rayner was 3rd.

B grade was won by Stuart Renshaw by 1 sec from Julian Woods. Nathan Maher was 3rd a further 1 sec behind him. Emily Watts was only 2 secs behind Nathan in 4th place. It was a close finish with only 7 secs separating 1st and 7th places.

The results of Tuesday’s race are attached.

Next week’s round on Tuesday 20 February 2018 will be a graded handicap with C & D grades combined in race 1 and then A & B grades combined in race 2. Sign on by 5:45pm. C/D race starts 6:00pm and A/B race starts 6:30pm.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Crit_Race_13_Feb2018_Results.pdf

ROAD RACING RETURNS

By Road Sub-Committee - February 13 2018

AFTER MUCH PAPERWORK AND COMPLIANCE ISSUES ROAD RACING MAKES A WELCOME RETURN FOR 2018

See the calendar for the latest races, and keep an eye our for updates to the calendar .



Bathurst Cycle Club – 2018 Criterium Series - Tuesday afternoons

By Road Sub-Committee - February 10 2018

Bathurst Cycle Club – 2018 Criterium Series - Tuesday afternoons
13, 20 & 27 February 2018, 5:30 - 7:00pm,  Sulman Park – Mt Panorama

Bathurst Cycle Club will be holding a 3 weeks Criterium Series on Tuesday afternoons starting 13 February 2018 from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Subsequent rounds will be held 20 & 27 February 2018. It is planned to hold races where C & D grades will combine together into a single race followed by A & B grades combined. Races to be held will be either graded scratch or handicap races or combined team’s races. All entrants must be registered with Cycling Australia. There is no entry cost.

Racing will be held at Sulman Park at the top of Mt Panorama adjacent to the tall communication towers. Entry will be via McPhillamy Park off Mt Panorama Drive.

Sign-on will be no later than 5:45 pm. No late starters!

Racing to start at 6:00pm for grades C & D and 6:30pm for grades A & B.

To help run the event A & B grades will help run the first race when C & D grades compete. For race 2, C & D grades will help when A & B grades compete.

Each grade to forward their nominated marshal to Norman Wise at nwise@iprimus.com.au before the start of the series. Each grade must nominate marshal to be eligible to race.

Racing will not be held if there is rain. Any notice of cancellation of a round due to rain will be posted on the Bathurst Cycling Club Facebook page, at the latest time of 5pm. Warning do not ride on grassed areas if you don’t want cat heads in your tyres!

 



Sunday 4th Feb Road Race

By Road Sub-Committee - February 02 2018

Still jumping through hoops with new requirements for our Road Approvals.... should be sorted soon. In the Mean time Orange CC have invited us to race this Sunday with them . Big Thanks to the OCC . Mitch said " The start/finish is at the Forest Reefs Pub, with the course being two laps of the Tallwood Circuit for 36km (see below). Its a handicap, with sign on at 9.00am and racing to start at 9.30am. Entry is $5. There is no prize money. We don't race for sheep stations, so we'll get the riders to self grade themselves. We have the groups broken down into average speeds, so should be pretty easy." Thanks Mitch !



Australia Day Crits

By Road Sub-Committee - January 11 2018

We are not have a good run with racing at the monment.

Sulman Park is Closed for use leading up to the 12 Hour Car race and we have not been granted access to Suman Park for the Australia Day Crit.

The Area is booked out for camping and while we have spoken to Council and asked for access, we have been advised that there will be campers there and or workers finalising the site. ( yes on a public holiday !) 

I also asked re Harris Park as an option and the situation is the same with infrastructure being built.

With the date of the 12 hour looking like being set acrross the Australia Day date fior the future, it looks like our tradition of Australia Day Crits at Sulman may be over....

In addition to that I have also spen hours discussing with the Mt Panorama Users Committee and Member about access whilel we are waitning our Road Approval and have been told that access is required through Sulman from aroiund 10 am for shooting event, which limits the time availabel to run 4 Grade crits...

Very frustrating for us .

Stay tuned. Rest assured I'm working on chasing the required documents for the  Road Apporval for 2018 to allow us to get back to racing. 

Thansk for your understanding.

Mark Simons

President BCC

 



SUNDAY Jan CLUB TRAINING RIDE

By Road Sub-Committee - January 05 2018

SUNDAY CLUB TRAINING RIDE

Unfortunatley we are still waiting on final Raod Approvals for 2018.

In the interum we are only able to conduct Training rides.

Meet at the Club House before  8:00am .Roll away at 8:00am.

This is an organised Training ride and not a race.

Faster Group/s leave first slower groups follow. Groups may be split if numbers a to high.

Depending on participants, there can be multiple groups. You choose the group you ride with depending on your ability. There is no out side support, and normal riding conditions on the open road apply.

Route: Faster groups : 3 roads, Clubhouse-Pertville-Ryans lane- Quarry-Newbridge Turn- and regroup at the end of St Johns Road. Return to Club house if need or head straight to Coffee

Slower Groups: 2 roads, Clubhouse-Pertville-Ryans lane-Newbridge Turn-regroup end of St Johns rd. Return to Club house if need or head straight to Coffee.

Note: All Training Rides need to obey the Road Rules. Just a few to keep in mind. Keep Left. Only ride 2 abreast in a group. Don’t cross the centre line. Wear visible clothing, use a taillight. Give way to traffic at GiveWay signs.

Club Training Rides are NOT races, and are conducted for the benefit of club members and their fitness.

All current Cycling Australia Members and Licence holders are welcome to participate, and are covered by the standard conditions of your CA licence for organised Training Rides. NON CA Licence holders need to be aware that if they are proven to be negligent following any accident, causing injury or death to a Cycling Australia Licence holder, that they can be held to account legally and financially for all losses and mayl be pursued by CA and their Insurers. This is your responsibility.

You may be asked to verify you have a current CA Licence.

Rides safely and enjoy the coffee.
 



BBP AGM

By Road Sub-Committee - December 21 2017

Received form The BBP Directors for Notice to the BCC Members .

BBP Inc. – Notice of Meeting and Call for Nominations to Board Positions

Please be advised that as required under the BBP Inc. Constitution, an AGM will be held on Monday 15 January 2018 at 6.30pm at the Bathurst Bicycle Park Club House.

AGM Agenda:

1. Annual Report from Directors including financial report
3. Election of Board members
4. Any special resolutions or business as notified
5. General business

Member Clubs are asked to please distribute this notice to their members and also seek nominations for BBP Inc. Board positions in 2018.
                                                                                                                                            
Please find attached a copy of the BBP Inc. Constitution  and the Nomination form.  Nominees may also express their interest directly to Mark Windsor.

Thank you for your attention to this request.

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and safe Christmas / NY period,

Linda Breen and Mark Windsor
BBP Inc. Board Members

 



BCC – Summer Criterium Series Round 4 Results - 19 December 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - December 21 2017

BCC – Summer Criterium Series Round 4 Results - 19 December 2017


There were 23 starters for the Round 4 race, up from 21 in Round 3.

D grade started with 6 riders who braved the hot conditions over 30C and strong winds 22 – 30 kph. The race was fast with the bunch staying together until the last lap when John Kitchen and Norman Wise broke away on the back straight. John took the win, Norman 2nd and Rosemary Hastings was a close 3rd. Fastest lap was the last lap on 2:20 m:s.

C grade raced next with 7 riders starting. The pace began strongly with the fastest lap time for the race occurring on lap 2 in a time of 2:05 m:s. The bunch ran together quite strongly till lap 8 when Toireasa Gallagher took a short break and forced the others to pursuit. A lap later the bunch caught her and the pace then picked up to the finish. Hayden Booth took the win only 1 sec ahead of Toireasa Gallagher in 2nd followed by closely on the line by Isaiah Bennett in 3rd.

B grade started with 6 riders, the biggest number of riders in the series. Stuart Renshaw ventured out for the first time to tackle the short 1.3km circuit. The pace was fast with the bunch staying together till lap 10 when Stuart broke away to take a solo lead. By the end of the race on lap 14 he held a 54 sec lead to take the win from Andrew Carter in 2nd only just over Julian Woods in 3rd place. Fastest lap was the last lap on 2:00 m:s.

A grade raced next with 4 riders starting. Craig Hutton was back again to challenge the others, this time without his son on the back of his bike. All 4 riders stayed together for much of the race setting some fast lap times until lap 10 when Craig and Brad Rayner broke away from Josh Corcoran and Mark Windsor. By the bell on the last lap, Craig and Brad had a lead of 1:17 m:s on the others. At the finish Craig won by 2 secs over Brad. There was then a big gap of 1:25 m:s to Josh in 3rd place who was only 2 secs ahead of Mark in 4th. Fastest lap was the last lap on 1:53 m:s.

The results of Tuesday’s race are attached.

Also attached are the full points score total for the 4 week series. Unfortunately, round 2 had to be cancelled due to rain. A grade was won by Mark Windsor on 22 points. B grade leader was Julian Woods on 27 points. C grade was won by Hayden Booth on 26 points and D grade was won by Rosemary Hastings on 27 points.

This criterium series was hailed a great success with 30 different riders competing in the series. Winners of the lucky entrant’s draw were Toireasa Gallagher, Mark Sutton and Brad Rayner.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Crit_Race_19Dec2017_Results.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_2017_Crit_Series_Final_Points_Results.pdf

BCC – Christmas Hamper 2 Roads Quarry Race - 17 December 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - December 18 2017

BCC – Christmas Hamper 2 Roads Quarry Race - 17 December 2017

There was a big field of 38 starters for the Christmas Hamper graded scratch race over the 2 Roads Quarry course.

A grade started first with 6 riders including a visitor Tom Bolton from Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club. Brad Rayner won just over Harry Carter and Craig Hutton. Our visitor Tom eased out Josh to take 4th place. Harry Bryant was 5th. Brad’s win on Sunday backed up from his win on Saturday in the inaugural BCC Cyclo Cross race.

B grade started with 9 riders. Tony Barlow was a starter having had an extended layoff over recent months. Andrew Carter took 1st place, backing up from his win last Tuesday afternoon in the BCC criterium race. Tony took 2nd place and has obviously kept up his pace during his layoff. Steve Scott was 3rd only just behind Tony. Jim Lavis was 4th just behind Steve and 5th was Tim Roebuck.

C grade was the biggest bunch with 17 riders including visitor Nicholas Barrett. Also starting was Andrew McGrath who hasn’t raced for some time. The day was one for the young riders with Kalinda Robinson taking out 1st place and Isaiah Bennett 3rd. They were split by the ever improving Mick Foran. Consistent Neville Krahe was 4th and Glen Partridge was 5th.

D grade started with 6 riders. Glen Carter was a last minute starter and bought a day licence to compete (his wife thought he was just going for a bunch ride). Glen’s investment paid off and he won taking home the hamper. John Kitchen was 2nd and Norman Wise was 3rd. Rosemary Hastings was 4th and David Hyland was 5th.

The handicap results of Sunday’s race are attached (GrdScr_Results.pdf). Also attached are the ranked race times (Ranked_Time_Results.pdf).

 



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/Christmas_Hamper_GrdScr_Results_17Dec2017.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/Christmas_Hamper_Ranked_Time_Results_17Dec2017.pdf

BCC – Summer Criterium Series Round 2 Results - 12 December 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - December 14 2017

BCC – Summer Criterium Series Round 2 Results - 12 December 2017


There were 21 starters for the Round 2 race, up from 16 in Round 1.

D grade started first with 5 riders including new riders John Buckhouse and Greg Cross who have not raced for some time with the club. The race was fast with the bunch staying together until the last lap when Greg Cross took a short lead and wasn’t challenged to the finish. Second was Rosemary Hastings a further 4 seconds behind, third was Norman Wise a further 1 sec back and 4th was Claire Kirby.

C grade raced next with 8 riders starting. The bunch stayed together initially with Dan Kirby forcing the pace. The bunch then split when 4 riders broke away from the others on lap 8. Nathan Pearce was too strong and took a second win in the series. Bruce Hutton was a close 2nd and Hayden Booth a close 3rd only just over Toireasa Gallagher in 4th place.

B grade started with 4 riders. Andrew Carter ventured away from track racing to tackle the short 1.3km circuit. The pace was slower than the Round 1 race with riders keeping an eye on each other. The pace only picked up on the final lap. Andrew Carter took the win, only just over Julian Woods in 2nd. Third was Emily Watts and Scott James a close 4th.

A grade raced next also with 4 riders starting. Craig Hutton took an unusual warm up by riding up the Mt Panorama circuit with his young son on the back of his bike in the kid’s seat. Coming out of the cutting, that is the steepest part of the climb, he passed Scott James also riding to Sulman Park. Scott relayed the story and said how demoralised he felt!!!  Craig, Josh and Brad lead out at a fast pace with Mark hanging on the back. After a few laps Craig & Josh upped the pace, dropping Brad. Craig later broke free from Josh and finished 1st some 60 sec ahead of Josh in 2nd. Third was Brad who was forced to sprint for the line as Mark closed in, only finishing 1 sec ahead of him.

The results of Tuesday’s race are attached. Also attached are the points score total after the first 2 rounds. Leading A grade is Mark Windsor on 15 points and B grade leader is Julian Woods on 19 points. Leading C grade is Nathan Pearce on 20 points and leading D grade is Rosemary Hastings on 19 points.

Next week’s round on 19 December 2017 is the last for this series, so come and try your luck on this great circuit. And as an added bonus there will be 3 lucky draw prizes for those who enter next week.

 



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Criterium_Race_12_Dec_2017_Race_Results.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Criterium_Race_Series_Points_Total_12Dec2017.pdf

Christmas 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - December 14 2017

CLUB KIT, ROAD MEDAL PRESENTATION & CHRISTMAS HAMBER RACE THIS SUNDAY 17TH

Get you new club kit order in THE PORTAL HAS BEEN LEFT OPEN UNTIL Sunday 17th . Knix will now also be available. Click HERE to go to order site. Order and Pay to secure delivery .

ROAD Medal will be presented to he winners of Club Road Championships at the BBQ following the Christmas Hamper Race . Starts around 11am at the Club House Vale Road. BBQ and meat supplied , bring a plate if you would like something to add.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER RACE . Scratch, ( 3rds advertised on Calendar) but will be shortened to 2 Roads, Quarry, Newbridge turn , St Johns Finish as the Perthville Bridge only has limited traffic flow.  Sign on between 8:30 & 8 :45 at the Club house.
 



BCC – 1 Roads All in Hcp Race 10 December 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - December 13 2017

BCC – 1 Roads All in Hcp Race 10 December 2017

The results of Sunday’s handicap race are attached.

There were 31 starters for the short 14.1km Dash/Screamer race over the 1 roads Newbridge turn course. Robyn Partridge started first 3.5 mins ahead of the next D grade riders. The first C grade riders started off a 6-min handicap. The first B grade riders started off a 10.5 min handicap and the first A grade riders off 12.5 mins. The scratch riders started with a 13-min handicap.

This race was the first under the control of the new 2018 Road Race Co-ordinator Glen Partridge who set the handicap. He did a good job as only 2 mins separated 1st – 13th place and only 3 mins separated 1st place to the fastest time place getter in 28th place. This put nearly all riders together on St Johns Road for the last 2km of the race.

The race was won by Ian McEwen who has only recently returned to racing after 3 months off. Second was Eliza Bennett who is in good form having recently taken 3rd place in the Remembrance Day race on the 12 November 2017. Third was Claire Kirby who has been riding well lately. Marian Renshaw showed good form to finish 6th, her track training showing through on this short course race.

Fastest female was Brooke Tuynman in 23rd place with a time of 22:52, only 15 sec ahead of the next fastest female Kalinda Robertson with a time of 23:07. Fastest male rider was Will Hodges in 28th place with a time of 19:36.

The handicap results of Sunday’s race are attached (HcpResults.pdf). Also attached are the ranked race times (ScrResults.pdf).



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_1-Road_Hcp_Results_10_Dec_2017.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_1-Road_Scr_Results_10_Dec_2017.pdf

2017 Summer Criterium Series – Round 1 Results 28 November 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - December 04 2017

2017 Summer Criterium Series – Sulman Park, Bathurst


The first round of the 2017 Summer Criterium Series was held last Tuesday 28 November 2017. The detailed results of this round including times, average speeds and points won are detailed in the attached file.
The next rounds will be held Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30pm

5 December 2017
12 December 2017
19 December 2017

Please note start times for each grade race.

D Grade – 5:30pm (sign-on by 5:15pm) – Race duration 20 mins + 2 laps
C Grade – 6:00pm (sign-on by 5:45pm) – Race duration 20 mins + 2 laps
B Grade – 6:30pm (sign-on by 6:15pm) – Race duration 25 mins + 2 laps
A Grade – 7:00pm (sign-on by 6:45pm) – Race duration 25 mins + 2 laps

To help run the event each grade is to nominate 2 marshals to assist with 1 of the 4 races each week as outlined below. 

D Grade Race – 2 x B Grade marshals required at 5.00pm
C Grade Race – 2 x A Grade marshals required at 5.30pm
B Grade Race – 2 x D Grade marshals required at 6.00pm
A Grade Race – 2 x C Grade marshals required at 6.30pm

Each grade to forward their nominated marshals to Norman Wise at nwise@iprimus.com.au before the start of each weeks racing. Each grade must nominate marshals to be eligible to race.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_CriteriumRace28Nov2017RaceResults.pdf

BCC – 2 Roads Quarry All in Hcp Race 26 November 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - December 02 2017

BCC – 2 Roads Quarry All in Hcp Race 26 November 2017

The results of Sunday’s race are attached.

There were 18 starters for the all-in handicap race over 25km on the 2 roads Quarry course. Robyn Partridge started first ahead of the other D grade riders off a handicap of 8 mins. By the quarry turn at the 10km mark Caroline Robertson, Norman Wise & Scott Allen had caught Robyn and taken the lead. These 3 riders were the ones the other riders had to catch. They stayed in front till the C grade riders of Hayden Booth, Julian Woods, Rob Stephens, Scott James and Dan Kirby caught them after the Newbridge turn at the 21km mark with 5km to go.

Meanwhile the B Grade duo riders of Brian Draper and Daniel Went were pushing hard to catch the C Grade bunch whilst staying ahead of the chasing four A Grade riders of Josh Corcoran, Harry Carter, Will Hodges and Brad Rayner.

The handicapper had done their job well as15 of the riders came together in the last 2km stretch down St Johns Lane.

For the rest of the story newcomer to the club Julian Woods who has recently moved to Bathurst to work at the Art Gallery, takes up the story.

“Handicap two roads, fantastic day – sun, blue skies, barely any wind. It made for a very enjoyable race. After a year or so of racing in Sydney, mainly crits, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Being used to circuit races, most of the race I was thinking about what turn to take and when to U-turn, making sure I was with a group, or at least one person. Starting with Jill Harris, Peter Wilson and Dan Kirby we each took good turns at the front. We started to separate on the Quarry climb. At the U turn Peter kept with me and we had a good run down Cow Flat Road. As we reached the bottom of the quarry climb I saw the A Grade bunch starting the ascent. That fuelled my determination to get the pace high with Peter. He stayed with me until he had a flat on the Trunkey Road after Georges Plain. After the Newbridge turn at about the 20km mark the other chasing C Grade riders of Hayden Booth, Rob Stevens and Scott James caught me and we formed a large bunch. This bunch stayed together right up to St Johns Road, where after powering up the little berg, the games of cat and mouse started. Having no idea where the finish line was I thought I’d try to follow any attack. Hayden suddenly started with an attack, I followed his wheel and then saw the line after going over a crest so I kicked and went off. First race, first place with Bathurst Cycling Club”

Second place in a tight finish was Hayden Booth and 3rd was Rob Stevens. B Grade riders Brian Draper and Daniel Went chased hard and Brian finished in 5th only 9 secs behind Julian Woods in 1st place. Daniel Went was 6th a further 18 secs behind Brian. Caroline Robertson in D Grade rode strongly to finish in 7th and first women home only 3 secs behind Daniel. Fastest time was Harry Carter in 9th place with a time of 36:14 min:sec. Jill Harris in 13th place was the fastest women in a time of 45:02 min:sec.

The handicap results of Sunday’s race are attached (HcpResults.pdf). Also attached are the ranked race times (ScrResults.pdf). Also attached are the stage results at the quarry turn around (QuarryTurn Results.pdf).



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_2_Rds_Hcp_26_Nov2017_HcpResults.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_2_Rds_Hcp_26_Nov2017_ScrResults.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_2_Rds_Hcp_26_Nov2017_QuarryTurn_Results.pdf

Toireasa Gallagher Women’s Handicap Cup Race 19 Nov 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - November 22 2017

Toireasa Gallagher Women’s Handicap Cup Race 19 Nov 2017

The 10th annual Toireasa Gallagher Women’s Handicap is an annual event run by Bathurst Cycling Club. This year’s event saw a field of 14 riders take part in the 25km race from Perthville to Cow Flat, finishing at Georges Plains. Fine but windy conditions greeted the 14 starters. Wind gust between 28-41kph saw many riders challenged by the blustery conditions.

The field consisted of 10 Bathurst ladies who have race experience and 2 other local ladies Fran Walker and Rosemary Withford who are part of the Bathurst Bike Bugs group and only compete once each year in this race. Also attending were 2 Dubbo ladies, Heather Ticehurst & Sarah Gordon who made the trip to Bathurst to show their support for our annual event.

The front marker, Robyn Partridge the first to start the race 16 mins ahead of the scratch marker, set a cracking pace to challenge the field and was looking like a top 5 finish until she was caught with only 5km to go. Rosemary Withford and Fran Walker, who started off a 10 min handicap, combined well to switch from their usual social rides to being early co-markers in the race. They chased Marian Renshaw, Clair Kirby & Rosemary Hasting who had started off an 8 min handicap and caught them on the Cow Flat climb to the quarry.

Another strong group of riders Jill Harris, Toireasa Gallagher & Donna Scott who started off a 13 min handicap, caught the bunch of Jasmine Lee, Sarah Gordon & Kalinda Robinson at Guestingthorpe Rd. At this point Jill Harris, who is showing fine form after her recent return to racing, broke away from the other riders but was chased and joined by Kalinda Robinson.  Bathurst junior rider Kalinda is riding strong at the moment and eagerly took up the challenge of the chase. They combined to form a strong duo that rode away from the rest of the field up to the turn-around at the Quarry. This partnership was set to be one for the rest to chase but unfortunately Kalinda got a flat only 3kms later. This left Jill to fight hard by herself for the rest of the race.

The duo of Donna Scott and Toireasa Gallagher were now left to chase hard and close the gap to the break created by Jill Harris. These two rode hard swapping off turns to close on Jill down St. Johns road.

Solo scratch rider Kirsten Howard, who started last with a 16 min handicap, had her eyes set firmly on victory. By the quarry turn around she had caught 50% of the field & was riding very strong. She caught the remainder of the field including Jill Harris by the Newbridge turnaround where there was still 7km to the finish. Kirsten cruised home for the victory, covering the course in a time of 40:40 min:sec at an average speed of 37.4 kph. This is the second time Kirsten has won the women’s trophy, the first in 2010.

Jill Harris continued her hard-solo ride to secure 2nd place only 15 secs ahead of Donna Scott 3rd and Toireasa Gallagher 4th who both had chased hard to catch Jill. Rosemary Withford took 5th place and Fran Walker was 6th. Rosemary Hastings was 7th, Marian Renshaw 8th, Robyn Partridge 9th and rounding out the top 10 was Clair Kirby. Jasmine Lee was 11th, Sarah Gordon 12th and Heather Ticehurst 13th.

The Women’s Cup race was a great success with 14 riders entering the race this year. There were smiles all round and the club hopes to have this much support again next year.  

The results of Sunday’s race are attached (HcpResults.pdf). Also attached are the ranked race times (ScrResults.pdf).

Acknowledgement: Contributions to this article by Toireasa Gallagher, Rosemary Hastings and Donna Scott.

 



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Womens_Cup19_Nov2017_Hcp_Results.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Womens_Cup19_Nov2017_Scr_Results.pdf

BCC – Men’s Graded Scratch Race 19 November 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - November 22 2017

BCC – Men’s Graded Scratch Race 19 November 2017

The graded men’s scratch race was held at the same time as the 10th Annual Toireasa Gallagher Women’s Cup Race.

Only 2 riders were entered from A Grade and so decided to ride with B Grade as non-competitors. There were 6 riders from B Grade who raced hard for glory. The action started on Cow Flat road when Steve Scott attacked into the quarry turn-around and was soon joined by Charlie Cross. Just before the turn they were joined by Brian Draper and Brad Rayner. The 4 riders then worked hard to stay out in front. At the return to Georges Plain Charlie popped off the back at the hay shed. That left 3 riders Brad Rayner, Brian Draper and Steve Scott to ride on in the lead. At St. John’s road Brad rode away and the others behind split. B Grade was won convincingly by Brian Draper in a time of 40:30 over Steve Scott in 41:00 and Charlie Cross in 42:00.

C Grade was contested by only 3 riders who possibly thought they were on a coffee ride as they were passed by D grade 4km from the start at Georges Plain, having started 1 min ahead of D Grade. At the finish Nathan Pearce took the win in a time of 49:09 over Rob Stevens and Scott Allen.

D Grade was also contested by only 3 riders. John Kitchen took the lead at Georges Plain when he sited the C Grade riders and soon past them followed by the other D Grade rides. John turned first at the quarry and was never caught to the finish. John won convincingly and finished in a good time of 51:30. David Hyland was second and third Norman Wise was a long way back.

The results of Sunday’s race are attached.

 



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Mens_2_Rds_Quarry_19_Nov_2017_Race_Results.pdf

Bathurst Cycle Club – 2017 Summer Criterium Series 28 Nov – 19 Dec 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - November 17 2017

Bathurst Cycle Club – 2017 Summer Criterium Series - Tuesday afternoons

28 November – 19 December 2017, 5:30 - 7:30pm,  Sulman Park – Mt Panorama

Bathurst Cycle Club will be holding a 4 weeks Summer Criterium Series on Tuesday afternoons starting 28 November at 5:30 - 7:30pm. Subsequent rounds will be held 5, 12 & 19 December 2017. There will be 4 grades A, B, C & D. All entrants must be registered with Cycling Australia. There is no entry cost and a progressive points score will be used to determine an overall series winner in each grade.

Racing will be held at Sulman Park at the top of Mt Panorama adjacent to the tall communication towers. Entry will be via McPhillamy Park off Mt Panorama Drive.

Sign-on will be no later than 15 mins before each grade’s race. Racing for each grade will start strictly on time as detailed below. Any late starters will need to run in the next grade up.

Start times for each grade will be:

D Grade – 5:30pm (sign-on by 5:15pm) – Race duration 20 mins + 2 laps
C Grade – 6:00pm (sign-on by 5:45pm) – Race duration 20 mins + 2 laps
B Grade – 6:30pm (sign-on by 6:15pm) – Race duration 25 mins + 2 laps
A Grade – 7:00pm (sign-on by 6:45pm) – Race duration 25 mins + 2 laps

To help run the event each grade is to nominate 2 marshals to assist with 1 of the 4 races each week as outlined below. This will also allow those people to compete in their event, if they are racing, each week.

D Grade Race – 2 x B Grade marshals required at 5.00pm
C Grade Race – 2 x A Grade marshals required at 5.30pm
B Grade Race – 2 x D Grade marshals required at 6.00pm
A Grade Race – 2 x C Grade marshals required at 6.30pm

Each grade to forward their nominated marshals to Norman Wise at nwise@iprimus.com.au before the start of each weeks racing. Each grade must nominate marshals to be eligible to race.

Racing will not be held if there is rain. Any notice of cancellation of a round due to rain will be posted on the Bathurst Cycling Club Facebook page.

Warning do not ride on grassed areas if you don’t want cat heads in your tyres!

A map of access to the criterium circuit is attached below.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/Sulman_Park_Map.pdf

Bathurst Cycling Club – Remembrance Day Trophy Race 12 November 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - November 16 2017

Bathurst Cycling Club – Remembrance Day Trophy Race 12 November 2017

There were 31 starters for the all in handicap Remembrance Day Trophy Race over 25km on the 2 roads Quarry course. D Grade riders David Hyland, John Kitchen and Robyn Partridge started first, the limit bunch for all others to chase. After 7km John Kitchen took the lead from David Hyland before the climb to the quarry turn point. By the 12km point of the race David fought back to the lead to catch John and both then rode together to stay in front of the other riders. By the Newbridge turn point at 19km, D grade riders Rosemary Hastings and Norman Wise had gained 30 secs on David & John who had started 3 mins ahead of them.

At the other end of the race the A Grade scratch riders of Craig & Billy Hutton, Josh Corcoran and Brad Rayner who started last with an 18 min handicap, chased down all the riders ahead. Billy Hutton & Josh drove the 4 man bunch hard to launch Craig Hutton at the 17km mark to catch the B Grade riders of Brian Draper & Charlie Cross at the bottom of the steep climb to the quarry. The strong ride of A Graders Billy Hutton & Josh saw them depleted and soon were DNFs. Now a new bunch of 3 riders Craig Hutton, Brian Draper & Charlie Cross gathered their strength to chase down the leaders.

The handicapper had done their job well as most riders came together in the last 2km stretch down St Johns Lane. One rider, Donna Scott from C Grade, got extra help in the lane from a wasp that put a bit of a sting in her tail for the sprint to the finish.

By the finish David Hyland held on in the sprint from John Kitchen to take the race win, his first ever in a handicap race. Third was Eliza Bennett in C Grade following on from her good form in the recent Bathurst track cycle carnival.  Fourth was Chris McEwen in C Grade in a narrow margin from Rosemary Hasting & Norman Wise in D grade.

Fastest time was recorded by Craig Hutton from A Grade in 10th place in 37min 35 sec. Second fastest was Brad Rayner in 38min 01sec and third fastest was Brian Draper in good form in a time of 39min 37 sec. Fastest female was Toireasa Gallagher in 44min 50sec followed closely by Jill Harris in 44min 55sec and Donna Scott in 45min 13sec.

The handicapper did an excellent job as only 3 mins separated 1st to 10th place at the finish line after 25km and only 5 mins separated 1st to 20th place.

The handicap results of Sunday’s race are attached (HcpResults.pdf). Also attached are the ranked race times (ScrResults.pdf).



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_2Rds_Race_12Nov2017_HcpResults.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_2Rds_Race_12Nov2017_ScrResults.pdf

TRACK Club Championships 2017

By BCC Track - November 13 2017



AGM 2017 Monday 27th Nov 2018

By Road Sub-Committee - November 07 2017

Notice is given that the Committee of the Bathurst Cycling Club are calling the Annual General Meeting ( AGM) for 2017.
The meeting will be help at the Club House Bathurst Bike Park on Monday 27th November commencing at 7:30pm.

All Current financial BCC Members over the age of 18 are invited to attend and vote. No proxy votes or postal votes will be accepted.

Nominations for Executive and Committee positions need to be received by the Secretary 7 day before the AGM, that is by 20th November 2017

Nominations are called for the following positions:

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Road Cycling Activity Coordinator
Track Cycling Activity Coordinator
Junior Cycling and Development Activity Coordinator
Mountain Bike Activity Coordinator
Bathurst Bike Park Delegate

Persons being nominated must be endorsed by two Members and agreed to by the person being nominated for the position. Please use the form to nominate HERE.

Please ensure all nominations are with the Secretary Elaine Ryan by Monday 20th November 2017 deliver in person, or email to
executive@bathurstcyclingclub.com.au



BCC Road Racing Results

By Road Sub-Committee - October 29 2017

Results from today's ITT held on the 26.4km 2 Roads Quarry course.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/ITT_results_29.10.17.JPG

BCC - X Roads Graded Scratch Race 15 October 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - October 20 2017

BCC – X Roads Graded Scratch Race 15 October 2017

The results of last Sunday‘s race are attached.

There were 29 starters for this tough race 47km out the Goulburn road and back. Most of the way riders battled a cross wind of 13 - 20 kph from the ENE.

The climb to Caloola after 16km only made a little easier than normal due to the ENE tailwind. All riders climbed the hill with no DNFs. 

A grade riders Jeremy Ryan and Jean-Paul Williams lead the other A grade riders by 30sec at the top of Caloola. These 2 still lead at X-Roads by 30s and then increased this to around 1 min by the time they passed the Newbridge turnoff. By Georges Plain this lead increased to around 1.5 min. By the finish Jeremy was 1st and Jean-Paul 2nd ahead by nearly 2 mins from Ryan O’Donnell in 3rd .

The B grade race was a close one with no one rider able to break free from the others. At times Brian Drapper, Graham Peadon and Jim Lavis had a dig to make something happen but couldn’t make it stick. So it came down to a bunch sprint with Jim kicking first. Graham Peadon won by a close margin from Brian Drapper and Nathan Maher in 3rd. The first 5 riders crossed in a bunch finish.

The C grade race was won by Ian Grant in a bunch sprint from Mick Foran and Rob Stephens. The first 4 riders crossed in a bunch finish.

The C/D grade race was won by Greg Griffith in another bunch finish from Tom McClelland and Jette McKellar.

The D grade race was won in a tight sprint for the finish line by Rosemary Hastings 2 secs ahead of Norman Wise. Third was Marian Renshaw a further 46 secs behind.

Click on the link below to download the race results.

 



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCCXRdsScr15Oct2017Results.pdf

CX Dirt Crits Summer 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - October 11 2017

Summer Dirt Crits / Cycle Cross Saturdays 330 Sign on 4:00pm race. 30 mins + one lap.

Bathurst Bike Park Velodrome Vale Road Entrance.
Summer Dirt Crit every Saturday till Christmas. 30 minutes plus one lap Crit format. Ride MTB or CX bike that comply with MTBA or CA basic regulations.

Senior and easy Junior/beginer courses, open to all CA & MTBA licence holders. Visitors welcome .

Sign on from 3:30pm at Club House Bathurst Velodrome, off the Vale Road . Race starts at 4:00pm.

Costs $3 Junior, $5 Adult or maximum of $5 for the whole family to participate.

Prize money given most races. 



BCC – Ben Hall X Roads All in Handicap 30 September 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - October 05 2017

BCC – Ben Hall X Roads All in Handicap 30 September 2017

There were 28 starters for another tough race 47km out the Goulburn road and back. Strong headwinds on the way out that gusted between 28 – 44 kph, made for difficult conditions.

The climb to Caloola after 16km only saw one DNF, Nathan Maher who cramped up badly. C Grade riders Brett Dinger and Greg Griffith caught the D Grade riders on this hill on the way out, having only started 6 minutes behind them. Tom McClelland rode away from the other D Grade riders on this hill, showing his continued improvement following his recent return to racing.

Tail winds on the return leg made for fast racing and many of the strong riders took the opportunity to pass others. However, the fast pace home was severely abrupted by the strong headwinds along St. Johns lane in the final 2km, with gusts over 35 kph.

The race was won by the ever improving Mick Foran (C grade) in a time of 1:33:24 only 3 seconds ahead of Neville Krahe from Brooke Tuynman 1 second behind Neville. Brett Dinger (C grade) was 4th from a remarkable ride by Tom McClelland (D grade) in 5th.

Attached are the handicap results (HcpResults.pdf)

Also attached are the actual race times (ScrResults.pdf)

Fastest men’s time was by Richard Hobson (1:19:35) and fastest lady’s time was by Brooke Tuynman (1:33:28).

Richard & Ryan O'Donnell posted the fastest A grade times ahead of Harry Carter & Josh Corcoran. Brian Draper put in the fastest B grade time (1:25:35). Mick Foran posted the fastest C grade time (1:33:24) ahead of the fastest B/C grade time of Rob Stevens (1:33:38). Tom McClelland put in the fastest D grade time of 1:48:12.

Times for many riders in this race were slower than the previous X-Roads race 4 weeks earlier on the 2 September 2017 when winds were 17 -24 kph compared to last Saturday’s race of 28 – 44 kph. Brian Drapper was 9:34 slower, Rob Stevens 17:06 slower, Glen Partridge 14:09 slower, Scott Allen 16:33 slower, Greg Griffith 7:48 and Caroline Robertson 19:52 slower. Hopefully for the next X-Roads race on the 15 October 2017 winds will be lighter.

Attached are the race results.

 



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_XRds_Hcp_30Sept17_HcpResults.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_XRds_Hcp_30Sept17_ScrResults.pdf

BCC - Old Vale Circuit Graded Scratch Race 16 September 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - September 23 2017

BCC - Old Vale Circuit Graded Scratch Race 16 September 2017 

This race was held on a new course for the club over the old motor cycle race track. The course that starts in Lloyds Rd near the dog pound, took in the Vale Rd then up the Lagoon Rd to Gorman’s Hill Rd then back to Lloyds Rd for a loop of 11.5km. The race has only become possible due to the recent sealing of the Gorman’s Hill Rd across to Lagoon Rd. Although some of the old timers told stories of racing in bygone days on the dirt roads of this circuit.

There were 33 riders that started this exciting new race. The course had a mix of 5.5km of flat road, 4.5km of climbing rising 70m and a steep downhill run of 1.5km falling 75m. The constant change of terrain didn’t especially favour any particular rider. The other factor influencing the race was the high winds that gusted between 30 – 50 kph, with riders mostly battling cross winds or head winds.

A Grade did 5 laps of the course to complete 57.5km. B Grade did 4 laps for 46km. C Grade did 3 laps for 34.5km and D Grade did 2 laps for 23km.

A Grade was won by the in-form Will Hodges who led from lap 1 opening up a 51s lead on lap 2 that increased to 2:18 at the end of lap 4. By the end of the race Will won by 2:51s from Harri Carter and Josh Corcoran. Will Hodges put in the fastest lap of 18:22 on lap 3.

B Grade was won by Drew Carter who led from lap 2, closely shadowed by Brian Draper and then Jim Lavis 1:28 later. Fastest lap was taken by Drew Carter in a time of 20:31 on lap 2. Drew & Brian had worked hard together from lap 2 and opened an increasing lead on the other riders. Brian tailed Drew to within metres of the finish, pulled out to try to sprint past Drew but hit the oncoming strong head wind to stay put in 2nd position. Glen Partridge was the unlucky rider in this grade, stopping to help Graham Stait who was suffering on the first lap. Graham withdrew and Glen never got back onto the leaders ahead.

C Grade was won by Brooke Tuynman in a close sprint from Kalinda Robinson and Mick Foran, with less than a bike length separating the 3 riders at the finish line. The C Grade race was a close one with a different leader at the end of each lap, coming down to a 10s gap between 1st and 5th at the end of the race. Mick Foran showed good form, this being his first race since Anzac Day in April this year. He also put in the fastest lap in a time of 22:26 on lap 1. Despite Mick not turning up to races since April, he apparently has worn out a few bike machines at the D2F gym over the past few months.

D Grade was won by Ian McEwen from Tom McClelland and Norman Wise. Fastest lap was taken by Ian McEwen in a time of 25:07 on lap 2. Caroline Robertson who was showing good form on lap 1 and led at the top of the steep descent down Gorman’s Hill road, got the “death wobbles” on her bike in strong cross winds and withdrew due to a mechanical failure.

Hopefully there will be more races on this circuit as everyone enjoyed the new race course.

Attached are the race results.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/Old_Vale_Grd_Scr_A_Grd_Race_16Sept17.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/Old_Vale_Grd_Scr_B_Grd_Race_16Sept17.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/Old_Vale_Grd_Scr_CandD_Grd_Race_16Sept17.pdf

Racing at the Velodrome Sat 23rd Sept

By Road Sub-Committee - September 20 2017

As there is no scheduled road racing for this Saturday we are encouraging riders to bring there bikes (road, track or both) out to the Bathurst Velodrome.

We a hoping to get enough riders to run plenty of different races over the afternoon. Sign on for licensed riders from 12:00pm at the club house first race to start at 1pm.

Come early for sign on so we can sort the grades and the types of races we can do with the people we have.

There will be a briefing on track ettiquette before we start.

We will be running separated races for track and road bikes. Handicaps, I lap dashes, Slow races and some longer graded scratch races for the enduros.

Go in one race, go in all of them. Call it track, call it track crits, call it fun!!

See you there.



Road News - Perthville Bridge closure

By Road Sub-Committee - September 17 2017

The Perthville bridge requires urgent repairs & therefore will be close from 18th Spetember for a min of 6 weeks...possibly longer if delays are encountered.

During this time BCC Road racing will be reduced to every 2nd week.

With the Bridge being out, unfortunately we will be limited to what courses are available at the time to race on.



Road Racing - New Course this Saturday, bring your Pro-chips!

By Road Sub-Committee - September 14 2017

Just a reminder that this Saturday's race will be held on a new course.

The course is the Old Vale Racing circuit, which is 11.6kms in length.

Sign-on is between 12:30pm & 12:45pm on Lloyds Rd opposite the dog pound.

Please ensure you bring your MyLaps pro-chips, as we will be running the new timing system.

A Grade - 5 laps

B Grade - 4 laps

C Grade - 3 laps

D Grade - 2 laps



BCC – X Roads All in Handicap 2 September 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - September 11 2017

There were 24 starters for the tough 43km race out the Goulburn road and back. The first big test of this race was the steep climb to Caloola after 16km. At the top of the hill the B/C bunch of Dave McKellar, Glen Partridge, Luke Tuckwell & Graham Stait had made up 5 minutes on Scott Allen who started 6 minutes in front of them. Also pushing hard was the B Grade bunch of Brian Draper, Drew Carter & Rob Stephens who made up 2.5 minutes on the boys in front who had started 4 minutes before them. The next group of A/B Grade riders of Jarrod Bell, Stewart Renshaw & Drew Tuckwell had made up nearly 3 minutes on the group in front that had started 5 minutes ahead of them. The final A Grade scratch bunch of Jeremy Ryan, Jean-Paul Williams & Harry Bryant made up 2.5 minutes on the group in front that had started 6 minutes ahead of them. This A Grade group put in the fastest time from Perthville to Caloola of 30:40 and can claim the unofficial KOM of the day. There were 2 DNFs at the top of Caloola, Josh Corcoran and Ian Glen. Ian turned for home mumbling he was off the find the handicapper!

On the return run to the top of Caloola at 30km before the descent, Brett Dinger and Phil Stapleton lead the race with 13km to go. Next was Jette McKellar closely followed by Caroline Robertson.

The next leading bunch from B Grade of Brian Draper, Drew Carter & Rob Stephens didn’t catch Caroline Robertson till Georges Plain and then chased Jette McKellar who they didn’t catch till well down St. John’s lane.

The race was won by the ever improving Brett Dinger (C grade) from Brian Draper & Drew Carter (B grade), both just 20 seconds later. First lady home in 5th place was Jette McKellar (C grade), just 2 sec in front of her husband Dave McKellar (B/C grade) who no doubt was keen to maintain matrimonial harmony at home. Fastest rider was Jeremy Ryan (A grade) in 13th place from Cowra in a time of 1:07:49, just 3 minutes behind Brett Dinger. All in all a great job was done by the handicapper with such a tight finish between 1st and fastest in 13th place, over a gap of just 3 minutes.

The handicap race results are attached together with the scratch time results and the KOM time results for the top of the Caloola climb.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_XRds_All_Hcp_2Sept17_Race_Results.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_XRds_All_Hcp_2Sept17_Scr_Results.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_XRds_All_Hcp_2Sept17_Caloola_KOM_Results.pdf

BCC ITT - Time Trial Race Results 26 August 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - August 27 2017

An enthusiastic field of 24 riders put their time trial skills to the test over the short 15.2km course from the Perthville pub to the Newbridge turnoff and return. Weather conditions were an improvement on last week's race with a temperature of 15C and SSW winds of 13 - 19 kph. The race was timed electronically using the club's new MyLaps timing system.

A grade was won by Harry Carter in a time of 21:35 followed closely by Richard Hobson and Ryan O'Donnell.

B grade was won by Jim Lavis in a time of 24:27 followed closely by Glenn Partridge and Brian Draper.

C grade was won by Dave McKellar in a time of 25:16 followed by Darren Fenton and Damien Bennett. Fastest lady on the day in 4th place was Eliza Bennett in a time of 27:21. Damien must have been constantly looking over his shoulder during the race as he only beat his daughter Eliza by 17sec.

D grade was won by young Orange rider Micah Dibble in a time of 28:47 followed Caroline Robertson (on her first ride back this season) and Ian McEwen.

A number of Orange Cycle Club members competed in the ITT and even took some prize money home. They promised to return and bring more members with them.

Click on the link below to download Saturday's race results.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/ITT_26_Aug_2017_results.pdf

BCC 3 Roads All In Hcp Race Results 19 August 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - August 22 2017

A small field of only 16 riders turned out on a cold day of only 6C to battle with winds of 24-35kph. The All In Hcp saw A grade start 18 mins after the start of the race. The race was closely won by Harry Carter from Will Hodges in a race time of 58:49. Third only 5 sec behind was Ryan O'Donnell. Fourth was Richard Hobson just half a wheel in front of Brian Draper.

Click on the link below to download last Saturday's race results.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_3_Rds_All_Hcp_19Aug17.pdf

Junior Road Racing

By Junior Cycling - June 12 2017

It was terrific to see many of the riders improving their hill climb times from last season and some new riders setting target times for next year.  The criterium saw some great racing with a very close finish having race officials wishing Jon and his camera were at the finish line!

 

Thanks to everyone for a fun morning.

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BCC Beaconsfield Rd Graded Scratch Race 3 June 2017 – Results

By Road Sub-Committee - June 05 2017

A good field of 22 riders lined up for the first time to ride this new event over the 60km challenging course that has nearly 1000m of climbing. The shorter D grade race was 42km. The race started at “The Avenue” Café in O’Connell where the eager riders were made welcome. Some riders were seen with double shot coffees before the race. From a height of 700m above sea level at the start, the course climbs to 1110m at the 31km turnaround point. The D grade course turned at 22km at an elevation of 970m.

Click on the link below to view the road elevation profile.

The graded scratch race saw a combined C & D grade bunch of 9 riders lead out followed by the combined A & B grade bunch of 13 riders 5 minutes later. The first big test was the looming “Range View” hill 9km from the start that climbed to an elevation of 870m, with 110m of that climb in the last 3km. This hill saw the bunches spread out. Grahame Wheeler was the first victim of the climb and turned around, complaining of his lack of training. Glen Partridge dropped off to the back of the B grade bunch but then settled into his own rhythm. By the top of this first hill Glen was back up near the front of his bunch.

Over this hill the road then descends 120m for 2.5km to Wisemans Ck. The return climb up this hill broke a few riders on the way home where some riders were wishing they had a 32 tooth sprocket!  After Wisemans Ck it was a long 10km climb to Sewells Ck Rd.

At the 20km mark the C grade leaders of Peter Wilson & Kevin Bell were overtaken by the leading A grade riders of Ryan O’Donnell, Bruce Goddard and Steve Scott who had started 5 mins behind C grade. Next was Jayson Austin, Hayden Booth and Emily Watts some 12 sec later. Jim Lavis was next a further 20 sec behind them.

At the turn into Sewell Ck road at 22km, Dan Kirby and Rob Stephen had dropped out. Only 3 DNFs occurred in this tough race.


A grade was won by Ryan O’Donnell in a time of 1:49:02, 2nd was Jayson Austin and 3rd Bruce Goddard.
B grade was won by Steve Scott in a time of 1:49:58, 2nd was Emily Watts by just a bike length from Hayden Booth.
C grade was won by Kevin Bell in a time of 2:06:52, 2nd was Peter Wilson and 3rd Neville Krahe.
D grade was won by Anne McAlary in a time of 1:49:02 followed by David Hyland. A terrific win for Anne on returning to racing after an absence of a number of years.


Click on the link below to download last Saturday’s race results.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/Beaconsfield_Rd_Elevation_Profile.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/Beaconsfield_Scr_Results_3_June_2017.pdf

Junior Road Racing

By Junior Cycling - June 03 2017

Lots of racing for our junior riders on a beautiful morning with no breeze to hinder their time trial efforts and road race.

 

 

 

 

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Road Racing News - Beaconsfield Rd Course

By Road Sub-Committee - June 01 2017

We are trialling a brand new Road course this Saturday 3rd June 2017.

It is on Beaconsfield Rd, O'Connell.

Graded Scratch races:

A,B & C Grades 60km

D Grade 42km.

Meet at the O'Connell "The Avenue" cafe carpark for sign-on between 12:30pm - 12:45pm.....racing to start at 1pm.

Refer to link below for course maps.

 



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/beaconsfield_rd_course1.pdf

BCC Rockley Cup Practice Handicap Race 27 May 2017 - Results

By Road Sub-Committee - May 30 2017

A large field of 34 riders lined up for the practice run for one of the toughest events of the year. The race required 3 climbs of Mt Rockley to get to the finish line back on top of My Rockley after 62km. Mt Rockley is the KOM & QOM of the B2B yearly classic race.


The A Grade scratch bunch of 5 riders pushed hard to catch the next A grade bunch (that started 3 minutes ahead) by the turn-around point at Rockley village after 25km. They soon combined into a formidable bunch of 10 riders that began the chase to the B Grade riders ahead.


By the time the riders had ascended to the top of Mt Rockley after 39km, the A Grade bunch were only some 2 mins behind the B Grade bunch that had started 18 minutes ahead of them.


The 2nd ascent of Mt Rockley took its toll as 6 riders withdrew. By the race end 10 did not finish.


The race was won by Josh Corcoran in a race time of 1:40:28, 2nd was Craig Hutton and 3rd was Jay Austin. First lady home was Kirsten Howard in 7th place in a time of 1:45:42. Brett Dinger in C Grade, who is new to the club, had a gutsy race to finish 9th from limit and the first C Grade rider. Emily Watts who started with a 12 minute handicap had a great race to finish 10th only 4.5 mins behind the race leader and was the first B Grade rider home.


Click on the link below to download last Saturday’s race results.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Rockley_Cup_Prac_Hcp_27May2017.pdf

2017 Grafton to Inverell One Day Classic – Race Reports by Jay Austin & Ryan O’Donnell

By Road Sub-Committee - May 24 2017

This year's race saw 6 riders from the Bathurst Cycling Club attempt the gruelling 228km Grafton to Inverell event. Of the six riders only Richard Hobson had raced the challenge previously.

The riders were William Hodges as part of the Division 1 - NRS race riding for GPM. In Division 2 the Dedicated to Fitness (D2F) team consisting of Ryan O'Donnell, Richard Hobson, Jayson Austin and Stephen Dunstall. In Division 3, Daniel Went was the only member of the D2F team.


At the end of the race the D2F Team had won the Division 2 teams race, beating their nearest rivals by some 53mins.

Click on the link below to download their report and results from the 2017 race.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/2017_Grafton_2_Inverell_Classic.pdf

BCC 4TT Team Time Trial 20 May 2017 - Results

By Road Sub-Committee - May 23 2017

A small field of only 19 riders made up into 5 teams, entered the 37.4 km team time trial event that was run over the 3 Roads TT course.
A Grade had only one team of 5 riders made up of 3 club members from the winning Division 2 team in the recent Grafton to Inverell event, together with 2 other riders.
B Grade had 2 teams of 3 riders only. C grade was only represented by 1 rider in a mixed grade team with a B grade and two D grade riders. The ladies in D grade had a team of 4 riders.
A handicap was applied to the teams to reflect the number of riders and grade in each team.
The A grade team both put in the fastest time and also won on handicap following their course record time for a 5 man team of 50:59. The mixed grade team came second by 3 minutes on handicap followed by the two B grade teams a further 1.5 and 2 mins later. The ladies in D grade were 5th some 8 minutes behind on handicap from 1st place.

Click on the link below to download last Saturday’s race results



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_4TT_Team_20_May_2017.pdf

Junior Road Racing

By Junior Cycling - May 20 2017


BCC 3 Roads Graded Scratch Race Results 13 May 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - May 15 2017

A good field of 34 riders entered the 36.4 km event including 4 riders from Orange CC.


A Grade was closely fought but Craig Hutton took the race with a 1 sec lead on Tim Guy from Orange and Harry Carter. 1st to 6th place was only separated by 8 sec.


B Grade was another closely fought race with a bunch of 9 riders entering St. John’s lane together. Unfortunately Glen Partridge flat tyred on the railway crossing and was out. That left 8 riders to contest the final 2km. A strong finish by Graeme Peadon saw him take a narrow win over Dave Reece and the ever resourceful Rob Stephen. 1st to 7th place was only separated by 7 sec.


Toireasa Gallagher had a strong win in C Grade, finishing 13 sec ahead of Kalinda Robinson who fought hard to stay ahead of Greg Willis.


D Grade was won by Rosemary Hasting ahead of Martin Guy from Orange and Norman Wise.


Good to see Orange CC riders coming over to Bathurst for the road races. The father and son team of Martin and Tim Guy from Orange both collected money with their 2nd places in D & A Grades respectively. Orange CC is having difficulties holding road races in their town so more riders may venture to Bathurst in the future.


Click on the link below to download last Saturday’s race results.


For those interested in their performance on the 3 Roads course over the past 4 time this course has been run since December 2016, click on the second link below.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_3RoadsScr_13May2017.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/3_Rds_Results_Comparison_May17.pdf

BCC Junior Road Season Kicks Off

By Junior Cycling - May 07 2017

A small group of new and seasoned riders had some fun on their bikes on Saturday morning.

Thanks to Coach Marian and the parents for bringing it all together.

Bathurst CC Juniors for the 2017 Road Season train on Tuesdays and race on Saturdays.  For more information go to the Junior Tab on this website.

 

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BCC 2017 Anzac Day Cup - 2 Roads Combined Hcp

By Road Sub-Committee - April 28 2017

Anzac Day 2017 was commemorated by the Bathurst Cycle Club with the running of the Anzac Day Memorial Trophy Race. Before the race Mark Windsor spoke of the story of John McKay (not to be confused with Club legend Jack McKay) a member of BCC who died fighting in WW1.

At the time of WW1, 70% of the BCC members enlisted for war.

The trophy race was well attended with a record number of 53 entrants!

The all in handicap race was run over the 2 Roads course of 26.3km.

First across the line by a 1 sec margin was Harry Carter in a time of 36:36 ahead of Bill Hutton and Mark Windsor a further 1 sec behind.

Fastest rider was Josh Corcoran in 8th place with a time of 35:37.

First lady across the line was Hollee Simons in 6th place in a time of 44:35. Fastest lady was Kirsten Howard in 9th place in a very fast time of 37:09.


Click on the link below to download the race results.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Anzac_Day_All_Hcp_25_Apr_2017.pdf

BCC 2017 Easter Road Races - 3 Roads Combined Hcp & Hurt on Dirt Graded Scratch

By Road Sub-Committee - April 19 2017

Another weekend of hard racing in the Easter Friday 3 Roads combined handicap saw 1st Harry Bryant (A Grade) in a time of 54:03, 2nd Daniel Went (B Grade) & 3rd Stuart Renshaw (A Grade). First C Grade rider home was Malcom Haigh in 8th place. First D Grade rider in was Wayne Powell in 22nd place. A total of 35 riders started.

Easter Monday's "Hurt on the Dirt" graded scratch race was run over the challenging Gestingthorpe - Vale - Mt Rockley Roads loop that included 3km of dirt road. A total of 30 riders started the tough course. Daniel Went's 2nd place on Friday's race saw him promoted to A Grade for the race. The A Grade race completed 4.75 laps (62km), B Grade 3.75 laps (49km), C Grade 2.75 laps (36km) and D Grade 1.75 laps (23km). A Grade was narrowly won by Craig Hutton in a time of 1:33:30, 2nd was Josh Corcoran & 3rd was Will Hodges. Graeme Peadon was a convincing winner in B Grade in a time of 1:24:00, 2nd Drew Carter & 3rd Jim Lavis. Nathan Pearce won C Grade in a time of 1:04:59, 2nd Greg Wills and 3rd Mark Simons. Wayne Powell was a runaway winner in D Grade with a time of 47:21, 2nd was Gemma Carter and 3rd was Tyler Puzich. Despite the tough dirt road conditions only 3 DNFs were recorded. The tough guy award however goes to Dave McKellar in B Grade who got 2 punctures, ran out of repairs and walked over 0.5km back to the end determined to finish and get a time.

Click on the links below to download the weekend race results.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_3_Rds_All_Hcp_14April2017.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Hurt_On_Dirt_Scr_17April2017.pdf

ITT Road Club Championships April 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - April 15 2017

2017 Individual Time Trial Road Championship.

Congratulation to our new ITT Club Champions
D Grade Rosemary Hastings 27:26
C Grade Toireasa Gallagher 24:10
B Grade Daniel Went  22:14
A Grade Jayson Austin 20:21
P Emily Miller (short course) 37:42

Near perfect condition for the ITT Club Champ re run, with no sign of any road or rail works to interrupt the event. There was a slim chance of a train passing through the crossings, but all riders were through clear.
Fast times were the order of the day with nearly no wind, with all grade quick, but only A grade’s
Jay Austin, going close to a Grade record, has equalling the long standing outstanding Club Course record with set by Dean Windsor in 2006, in a time of 20:21.
Congratulation to the podium in each grade. See files for full results.
Thanks to all organisers and officials for making the event possible.
Full D Grade Results  click here D GRADE
Full C Grade Results  click here C GRADE
Full B Grade Results  click here B GRADE
Full A & P  Grade Results  click here A&P GRADE



B2B Family Fun Challenge & eveing Crits

By Road Sub-Committee - March 29 2017

Friday afternoon the BCC will be running a Family Fun challenge in the Pits Complex, Mount Panorama.

Following-on from the Family fun challenge there will be Adult Graded Criterium races  - starting at approx. 5:30pm.

Follow the below link for more information.



Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/597805887075550/

Womens Bathurst Road Tour

By Junior Cycling - March 27 2017

Sulman Park atop of Mount Panorama played host to the Criteriums on Saturday morning with us seeing some extremely competitive racing. In A Grade we had our world class rider Kirsten Howard setting a scorching pace in the early stages to win the D2F sponsored Sprint Prime and finish with a win .Kirsten continued to perform well throughout the weekend with a 2nd Place in the Time Trial held over 16 kilometres at Perthville. Local WRAS cyclist Emily Watts performed well riding in A Grade in all events against some extremely strong Sydney women. National Road Series Team SuVelo from Sydney supported the weekend with a 4 women team competing in A and C Grades. Georgia Whitehouse, SuVelo giving Howard some solid competition in her races. Newcastle newcomer to cycling Holly Khan showed a fast set of wheels to claim 1st in the Road Race as well as D2F Queen of the Mountain. With Whitehouse and last year’s QOM, Debra Hennessy making the top 3 in the 65 kilometre road race.

In B Grade Criterium Bathurst riders, Stacey Fish and Laura Renshaw had their work cut out for them trying to catch triple world track Champion Michelle Crawford. Fish was able to claim the D2F Sprint Prime and finish 3rd to Crawford. Ruth Strapp, BICI Cycling Club taking 2nd to round the podium. While in the Road Race we saw Renshaw 2n after out sprinting Strapp. (3rd).The Time Trial was also won by Crawford after just beating Christine Wolfson 2015 World Duathlon Champion from Orange and a strong ride from Strapp for 3rd.

Bathurst C Grade women were very supportive of the event and over all had good results in all races. In the criterium we saw locals Toireasa Gallagher and U/17 Eliza Bennett set a good pace early with Gallagher just finishing short of a podium placing. We saw locals Toireasa Gallagher and Donna Scott, U/17 Eliza Bennett and Brooke Tuynman all contest the Time Trial with Gallagher and Scott performing to perfection taking 1stand 2nd and U/17 rider Tahlia Dole rounding out the top 3. In the road race we saw Jennifer Darmondy SuVelo claim 1st after a duel with Dole for the D2F Queen of the mount. Dole just edging Darmondy out. Rounding out the podium Gallagher 2nd, and Bathurst rider Jasmine Lee 3rd with locals Jette McKellar and Donna Scott getting in the top ten.

With wind gusts throughout the morning of the criterium, it made for hard racing for local riders Rosemary Hastings and Cathy Adams who were also joined by first timers Clair Kirby and Jenny Pendarakis from Bathurst. Hastings finishing a well-earned 2nd and also went on to ride a great Time Trial to finish 2nd, with Adams 4th and Kirby 7th. Luke Bagley from Velotec Cycling also awarded Claire Kirby the Encouragement Award of a cycle kit for her first time racing The road race saw St George rider Lois Pilarcik 1st, Griffith rider Sarah Trotter 2nd with Hastings round out top 3. Gemma Carter, Robyn Partridge also rode well in the race. Paralympian Amanda Reid was also a starter in the D Grade Road Race. Reid has just returned after a Gold Medal ride in the 2017 Paralympian Track Worlds. Reid held good position throughout the race to come in 9th place overall an excellent effort.

Race organiser Marian Renshaw thanked all the Officials and Volunteers who ensured the weekend was enjoyable and safe for all participants. She also thanked Cycling N.S.W for its support of the event through the N.S.W Cycling Women’s Commission and sponsors D2F Gym and Velotec Cycling both supporting women’s racing.

Use these links for results.

 

 

2017_BCC_Womens_Tour_-_Points_Score.pdf

2017_BCC_Womens_Tour_-_Criterium_Results.pdf

2017_BCC_Womens_Tour_-_ITT_Results.pdf

2017_BCC_Womens_Tour_-_Road_Race_Results.pdf



Road Racing News

By Road Sub-Committee - March 26 2017

For today's Hill climb Championship results click on the link below.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Hill_Climb_champs_26th_March_2017.pdf

Road Racing Results

By Road Sub-Committee - March 14 2017

Follow the link below for results of Sunday's Jack McKay memorial trophy race.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Jack_McKay_HCP_Results_2017.pdf

Western Division Track 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - March 08 2017

Western Division Track Carnival is come up. Check out the details HERE



Road Racing - Limekilns Race Results

By Road Sub-Committee - March 04 2017

Results refer to link below



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Limekilns_Rd_Scratch_19_Feb_2017_Race_Results.pdf

Road Racing News

By Road Sub-Committee - March 01 2017

Please note we have a late change to the course length for Sunday's scheduled Duramana Rd Scratch Races for A& B Grades.

All 4 x Grades will now ride the reduced length course of 47.2km.

Due to the reduction in course length, the start time will be moved back as well from 7:30am to 8:30am.

Sign-on by 8:15am at Ego Fire shed, Duramana Rd.

 

Click here for the course map & detail document

 

 

 

 



Club ITT Champsionship reschedule date

By Road Sub-Committee - February 28 2017

The new planned date will be Saturday 15th April @ 10am.

This is the Saturday of the Easter long weekend.

 



ITT CLUB CHAMPS 2017 Abandon

By Road Sub-Committee - February 26 2017

Club Championship ITT results today was abandon due to amount of stoppages at the Georges Plains Level Crossing due to Track Maintenance.

Despite the works we attempted to run the Champs with the possibility that Stop/Go at the Level Crossing may not be active while the race was running. Of course the complete opposite happened and nearly every rider was either stopped, or slowed substantially at the works under instruction from traffic control.

Unfortunately these things are out of our control. The results were officially declared Null and Void after every rider had completed the course by our ever vigilant Senior Commissaire for the day Elaine Ryan.

With thanks to all those that assisted today with Start, Finish, Crossing/Stop Judging, Turn Marshals, and sign duty . Appreciated.

Despite the chaos of the race, all rider should be congratulated for obeying instruction and riding with safety. We did record times, and while they are not of any significance, they can be found HERE.

Riders will know if they were effected by slowing at any time at the crossing and the sheet displaying all recorded stoppages, and be able to use the times listed as a form guide at least.

We will work on a rescheduled date for the ITT Championships and advise.



Club Kit order Feb 2017

By Road Sub-Committee - February 20 2017

CLUB RIDING KIT

The portal has opened for kit orders. IT WILL CLOSE SOON .
Get you orders in now !
If there are any orders for kit with World Champion ribbons required please contact Mark Simons 0417425601 to discuss.
Click this link or copy to browser .
https://aucustom.champ-sys.com/teamstore/?BATHURSTCCTEAMSTORE2017
 



Road Racing News - Limekilns Scratch races

By Road Sub-Committee - February 17 2017

Please be aware that Limekilns road is closed between McBrien Drive & Marsden Lane due to roadworks.

Therefore to gain access to Limekilns Rd (& the start point @ the Sheep & Cattle Drome), you will need to travel via Marsden Lane.

Click here for the Limekilns course map & detail document

Race results refer to link below.

 



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Limekilns_Rd_Scratch_19_Feb_2017_Race_Results.pdf

Womens Bathurst Road Tour 18th and 19th March 2017

By Junior Cycling - February 17 2017

Check out the link for further information. Flyer_2017_V3_(1).pdf



Related Link: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=93001

Women’s Skills Day 17th March 2017

By Junior Cycling - February 17 2017

Please click on attached link for further details.

 

 

 

WOMEN_SKILLS_DAY_2017.docx



Senior Track: Last Weeks & Championships

By BCC Track - February 13 2017

Well the last few weeks of club track racing are going to be jam packed. Mad March I have nicknamed it. Please keep an eye out for amendments or changes.

This is due to some big events being held locally and around the country for our riders.

It always makes life a little interesting when working out where to place the Club track Championships amongst the busy NSW and National track schedule.

These combined with a fast approaching B2B festival will mean a hectic last few weeks.

We will endeavour to get all the club Champs in before we finish for the year, with our fingers crossed for good weather.

Thanks for your patience!

Dates to remember

3rd March 500TT Champs and Horrold Buttsworth Trophy

17 March Flying 200 and Sprint Champs

24 March Pursuit and Scratch Race Champs

31 March B2B Family Fun Challenge, Pits Complex

 



Road Racing Results

By Road Sub-Committee - February 12 2017

Results from today's Combined Road HCP event:

1st Tom Bolton  (+2mins Block)

2nd Harry Carter (+2mins Block)

3rd  & Fastest Time Craig Hutton (Scratch), 67:47mins

4th Bradley Rayner (+2mins Block)

5th Josh Corcoran (Scratch)

First Female Donna Scott (+14mins).



Road Racing Results

By Road Sub-Committee - February 06 2017

For Sunday's ITT results please follow the link below



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/ITT_results_5th_Feb.pdf

Road Racing Results

By Road Sub-Committee - January 30 2017

For the results of Sunday's Trunkey Lopp Scratch races clink on the below link.



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Trunkley_Ck_Loop_Race_29_Jan_2017_Race_Results.pdf

Road Racing News

By Road Sub-Committee - January 24 2017

A reminder that we have scheduled our annual Aussie Day Crit races for Thursday morning the 26th January.

Location is Sulman Park, Mount Panorama.

4 Grades:

A Grade = 35mins + 3 laps.

B Grade = 30mins + 3 laps.

C Grade = 25mins + 3 laps

D Grade = 20mins + 3 laps.

D Grade first to start @ 8:30am.



Road Racing results

By Road Sub-Committee - January 22 2017

Results from today's BCC scratch races on the Rockley mount loop circuit.

 



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Mt_Rockley_Race_22_Jan_2017_Race_Results.pdf

Road Racing News

By Road Sub-Committee - January 16 2017

Refer to the link below for Sundy's race results, the morning's race was both exciting & challenging..

 



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/BCC_Duramana_Rd_Race_Results_15_Jan_2017.pdf

New Exciting Road course

By Road Sub-Committee - January 11 2017

A very exciting & challenging new Road course planned for this Sunday's BCC road racing.

A,B & C Grades 82.1km out & back course.

D Grade 47.2km out & back course.

1,560m of elevation in 82.1km's - oh dear!

Refer to the two links for the course maps.

Earlier start time of 7:30am.....so sign-on by 7:15am please.

Meeting at Duramana Rd on the edge of Eglinton.

Bring plenty of hydration & nutrition....as it will more than likely be hot!



Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/TMP_Duramana_Rd_Hill_End_rd_return_race_BCC151.pdf
Related Link: http://www.bathurstcyclingclub.com.au/site_images/Hill_end_race_D_Grade_course.pdf

BCC ITT Arvo Series

By Road Sub-Committee - January 11 2017

15.2km Short course ITT, meet at the Perthville pub by 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start.



Afternoon Individual Time Trial Series

By Road Sub-Committee - January 02 2017

This Summer held over 6 x events we are running an afternoon ITT series, each Thursday afternoon @ 5:30pm.

The series will involve 4 x Grades, with each grade having a Grand Champion decided after the 6 x rounds.

The lowest average time (must complete a min. of 3 x races in the series) of the combined rounds will determine the overall Champion of each grade.

Time recording will be individual using "Strava".....so therefore you will need to have an active account with "Strava" to be able to record your times.

Round 1 - starts this Thursday 5th January 5:30pm, from the Perthville Pub, on the ITT Short Course 15.2km circuit.

Get your fast gear out & tuned-up....ready for this this Thursday @ 5:30pm, Perthville.

Rumour has it that the Western Advocate might be there this Thursday...so it's a great opportunity to get your photo in the paper grin

See you there!



BBC Road Racing News - Xmas Hamper Race & BBQ

By Road Sub-Committee - December 16 2016

Split HCP races this weekend A/B 3 Roads & C/D 2 Roads with a Xmas prize on offer for the winner of each race.

Followed straight after the races there will be an Xmas BBQ at the BCC Velo / Clubhouse.

 



The Family Hotel mini-tour - 11th Dec.

By Road Sub-Committee - December 06 2016

The Family Hotel 3 Stage graded scratch mini-tour:

Stage 1 RR - Perthville to Quarry

Stage 2 RR - Quarry, Newbridge turn, finish on Saint Johns

Stage 3 ITT - Saint John's intersection to Haysheds Perthville (road bikes only, no Time Trial bikes allowed).

Sign-on starts at 8am Perthville, racing to start at 8:30am.

Presentation at the The Family Hotel straight after completion of the ITT stage.



BATHURST TRACK OPEN

By Mark - November 10 2016

Get along to the Track Open and support the local riders. 

Check out the people enterred, Olympians, World Champ reps, and a host of State and National Champs.

See all the details on the Club Facebook feed HERE

We are still in desperate need of volunteers. If you can spare a few hours and want to get FREE entry into the event call Glen Carter on 0487321980 or Mark Simons 0417425601



Women’s Gallagher Cup Results

By Road Sub-Committee - November 06 2016

Results for today's Women's Gallagher Cup Handicap event.

Click here for the Gallagher cup results

 



16th Oct ITT results

By Road Sub-Committee - October 20 2016

Results from Sunday's (16th Oct.) Individual Time Trial at the below link.


Click here for the ITT results



BCC 2016 Senior Road Presentation & BBQ

By Road Sub-Committee - October 13 2016

A Barbie & then the 2016 Road Racing Presentations.

BBQ (sausage sandwiches) will be supplied by the club, Drinks will be available to purchase from the club.

ITT Sign-on & race to start form the Clubhouse, then following this completion the BBQ will start - then shortly followed by the presentations.

Please come along, for a review of a successful 2016 Road season!



Spring Summer CycloCross Dirt Crits

By Road Sub-Committee - October 13 2016

SPRING SUMMER CycloCross / Dirt Crits are a great way to combine your MTB and Road skills all on one course. Short loops of a specially laid out course  at the Bike Park approximately 1.5km loops , no Jumps, wide course, plenty of passing opportunities. Suit CX bike OR MTB bike, or even a road bike with wide tyres if its not wet !!!
YES this is the first time the Club can officially run a combined CA license holder and MTBA Aus License holder race, together , all rider race together , no matter what bike you ride, Road, CX or MTB. ( bikes need to comply with CA & MTB guidelines ).
Racing is generally 30 Minutes plus one lap,  with the possibility of a variety of different races over the season . 
Sign on opens 3:30pm and closes at 3:55am . Briefing before race start at 4:00pm.
Open to all BCC Adults and Juniors ( U11 and over) ROAD and MTB .
Entry fee $5 or $10 for family Juniors U15 FREE.  Prize monies paid.
Entry via VALE RD. PLEASE DON’T PARK AT THE SIDE OF THE VELODROME AS IT'S PART OF THE COURSE.



Track Is Back

By BCC Track - October 12 2016

Track racing will start this Friday 14 October.
Juniors 4.15pm Sign On and 4.30pm racing.
Seniors race at 6:30pm Sign on Closes at 6:15pm.
See you there!!



Road Racing News

By Road Sub-Committee - September 23 2016

This Saturday's race start time is 1hr earlier than usual, due to the BCC AGM following-on from the X Raods road race.

Sign-on by 11:45am, race start at Midday.

Sign-on & Race start is at Perthville.



UPDATE on AGM, WESTEN Div Rd Champs & Velodrome access

By Road Sub-Committee - September 16 2016

SEPTEMBER 16th 2-16 UPDATE  NEWSLETTER

Notice re Annual General Meeting

The original notice read :

Offical Notice is hereby give that the Bathurst Cycling Club will hold the 2016 Annual General Meeting on Sunday 24th September 2016 at the BCC Club House, Bathurst Bike Park Vale  Rd Bathurst NSW Starting at or around 3:30pm. This meeting has been scheduled after the Club Road Race to encourage as many  Members as possible to attend. 

There is an error in the date and should read SATURDAY 24th September.

In addition to that the Western Division Road Championship have been rescheduled for the same day Saturday 24th September . SEE DETAILS HERE

To ensure we have good attendance, and possibly allow riders travelling to Orange for the Western Div Championship, the start time may be delayed for 30 minutes if Members are en route to the AGM.

If you haven't already nominated for a position on the committee, you need to have completed the nomination 7 days before the meeting, tomorrow is your last day to nominate. Use the form HERE and email to the executive@bathurstcyclingclub.com.au as nomination will not be accepted on the day unless there are no nominations for a position.

Thanks to the people who have already nominated.

A further update on the Velodrome access. We have installed a combination lock on the Vale Road Gate for use by members for Club Allocated Published Training Times . The lock code has been emailed to you via News Letter . This is a trial, so please be responsible. Points to be observed are as follows:
Do not disclosed the code to other than a current BCC Club Member
If you unlock the gate you are responsible for locking it. Pass the responsibility on but make  sure its locked.
ROLL THE CODE to random numbers when you lock the gate.

There is also a coded lock on the lights, if you need the lights for Club Training text Mark Simons 0417425601 and request the code. This will change regularly . SAME RULES APPLY AS THE FRONT GATE.

We are organising a coded door lock for the Toilets and will keep Members up to date with details.

See you on a bike soon

Mark Simons
For the BCC



2016 Senior Road Presentation - 16th Oct.

By Road Sub-Committee - September 16 2016


Senior Road Presentation & BBQ for the 2016 year to be held on the 16th October, at the BCC Clubhouse directly after the Road ITT event.

 



BCC AGM 24th Sept.

By Road Sub-Committee - September 16 2016

AGM for BCC 2017.

To be held at the BCC Clubhouse directly after the Road Race.



NEWS FLASH

By Road Sub-Committee - September 03 2016

Due to the Flooding and Extreme weather , Club Road racing is canceled today.

Details HERE 



Junior Rider Skills Course

By Junior Cycling - September 02 2016

Please click on link for details .Skills_FlyerV6.pdf



Bathurst CC Track Training Day Dunc Gray

By Junior Cycling - September 02 2016

Bathurst CC Juniors have booked a double session at Dunc Gray.

The session will be directed by Coaches Marian Renshaw and Damien Bennett.

Riders must have CA Race licences, please bring for sign on.

A fee will apply, cash payable on the day but will depend on numbers.

Minimum cost Juniors $20, Seniors $40

Please register with bathurst.junior.cycling@gmail.com

Any queries about the day please contact Marian.

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Session 10am – 2pm

Off the fence at 10am.



Club Track Training Time Updates

By Road Sub-Committee - August 22 2016

Updated Club allocated training times. Remember, outside these times you can book private session if required.
MONDAY
General Seniors : 4 - 8pm

TUESDAYS
Specific Juniors:         4-6pm Coach Attending
General Seniors :    5-9am / 6-8pm Possible Coach Attending

WEDNESDAYS
Specific Juniors:     4-6pm Coach Attending
General Seniors:    5-9am / 6-8pm Possible Coach Attending

THURSDAYS
Specific Juniors:    4-6pm Coach Attending
General Seniors:    5-9am / 6-8pm Possible Coach Attending

RACING
Juniors:     from 4:30pm
Seniors:     from 6:30pm - 10pm

SATURDAYS
State / National Training times:      5am-12midday

See web site for full details and conditions of entry etc.

Get the Track Bikes out, its going to be a big season .



Western Divison Road Championships - 10th September

By Road Sub-Committee - August 16 2016

Events - ITT (morning), road race (scratch race) (afternoon)

Course - Forest Road/Huntley Road (same as for the Christmas Cup)

Grades - Will depend on numbers, planning to run 4 grades

Entry - Will be via email, with entries taken on the day with a small late entry fee to encourage pre-entry and to assist with grading.

Juniors U15s can ride unaccompanied with the adults with parental permission,

U13 can ride the ITT and road race but must be accompanied by a responsible adult Participation,

U9 and U11 can ride the ITT but because the road will be open, they must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Gearing and distance restrictions apply

More details HERE



BCC Road Club Championships

By Road Sub-Committee - August 10 2016

This Saturday's BCC Road event is the 2016 Club Championships.

The racing will be conducted on the following courses:

A Grade - Rockley loop, Quarry, then X Roads

B Grade - Quarry, then X Roads

C Grade - Ryans Rd, then X Roads

D Grade - Straight out to X Roads then back.

All races will finish on Saint John's rd finish line.

Sign-on closes @ 12:45pm, with racing starting at 1pm.

Sign-on & race start in Perthville, opposite the Primary School.



Club Racing Saturday 6th August 2016

By Junior Cycling - August 05 2016

Sulman Park, entry through McPhillamy Park.

8.45am sign on

9.00am racing

3 race program finishing late morning.

 



Road Racing News

By Road Sub-Committee - July 21 2016


This Saturday's BCC Trunkey Loop scratch races will start 1hr earlier than usual.

Sign on by 11:45am at Perthville, with a Race start time of Midday.