MMBCC News - 22 November 2011

Hi Everyone,

Great to see some big turnouts at both the Mountain and Road events again this week attracting friends and others from outside the area to take part in the racing.
It was a good night as well last Thursday with the Paceline crew at the Produce Store - great venue and some amusing stories.
Don't forget the Film night this Wednesday, 6.30 at the Produce Store for the official launch of three short films about George, Shannon and Mitch. See details below.


Mountain Biking

Have a look at the results page for all this weeks action.

Next week is a handicap race with Anne-Maree is on Kids duty and Foley and Isaac on Adults duty.
Handicaps are the first column of the results sheet. CLICK HERE.


Road Racing

To Clarify - this week's road race starts at the Botanical Park and finishes on Graves Road.

Challenge Ride Times
There is another new face on the Up Buller podium - CLICK HERE.

Black & Tan
Saturday 26 November at 2.00pm at BP Roadhouse. PLEASE NOTE the new time. Entries to Di by 7.00pm Friday. Bruce is giving away a free entry into the SHCCC for the winner.

SHCCC discount for MMBCC members
Speaking of the SHCCC, Bruce is again offering a discounted entry for MMBCC members. All you have to do is email him - - and he'll email you back a special 'promotion' code.
Then go to and enter online. If you put the code in when you enter, you'll get 40% off the entry price.
This is only for MMBCC members and only if you ride one of the days in full MMBCC kit: knicks, top and socks.
If you need to buy some kit, contact Fiona Greenway -
Bruce tells me there are still SHCCC jerseys and knicks available. All the bib knicks are gone but if you really want them instead of knIcks, he'll see what he can do closer to the event.

Bruce's Garmin data from Thursday night's A-grade
Bruce thought he was going ok until Josh went past him at a great rate of knots. You can see Bruce's top speed at the finish was 62.9km but Josh has let on that his was 64.4km! No wonder he won!

Here are two articles that I though may be of interest (not that anyone needs any help in either area!!) Cycling etiquette:

and - Getting better at climbing - lose weight or train more:



Melbourne-based MMBCC member Brett Kellett is about to embark on a fundraising ride that will rival the 7 Peaks in 7 Days. He'd love your support, it's a very worthy cause.

Film Night 

Three short films featuring MMBCC's very own George Chalk, Shannon Rademaker and Mitch Greenway will be premiering at the Mansfield Produce Store on Wednesday November 23.
There's action, cut-throat competition, reflections on life and death... and laughter. So come along and make a night of it.
The project, called '110%', investigates what lies behind our national sporting obsession - in this instance cycling.
The documentaries are part of a pilot project run by ABC Open, that mentored local film makers as they created the short stories.
A group of secondary college students created the documentary about Shannon Rademaker and two further pieces, featuring George and Mitch were produced by Sue Arndt, Fiona Greenway, Uschi Steedman and Tony Williams.
Doors open at 6.30pm and a light dinner will be on offer.
Booking aren't essential but if you haven't booked, it's first in best dressed. Contact Sue Arndt on 0407 000 512 to reserve your spot.