MMBCC News - 2 March 2011

Got a spare hour or two?

We might need a spare marshal or two for tomorrow night's race. If you're available, please see Lisa Fricke (or Rodger) at the start at the Roadhouse.

Who wants to play Doctors and Nurses?

The Mansfield Murray to Moyne Cycle relay Team will be holding a Dinner Dance on Saturday the 26th of March 2011. 7.30pm at the Mansfield Golf Club with all profits going to the Mansfield District Hospital.
Tickets are $25 per head which includes live band ‘The Strap Ons’ and supper. Drinks at bar prices.

Come dressed as your favourite Doctor or Nurse and enjoy a night of fun and frivolity as we dance, cheer on our favourite ant and perhaps buy a slave at the slave auction!! Contact Mark Ross on 0427 753 037 to book your ticket now!

Seymour LifeCycle 2011 - Sunday 27 March

40km, 60km or 110km for the Seymour District Memorial Hospital.
For more info visit

Rail Trail Construction Update

Works have commenced in Murrindindi and Mitchell Shires with bridge preparation and refurbishment happening on several bridges. As you drive along the Maroondah Highway between Cathkin and Molesworth you will be able to see the trail formation which has now been cleared of vegetation that has obscured it for many years. (You can also see this on the other side of Yea too. - Ed.)

Several new toilet facilities will be placed along the trail; these are currently in production along with several rest stop shelters.

Wrights Earthmoving has been awarded the major contract for civil, pavement and culverts works. Construction of pavement will commence early March.

Cycle Tour in Vietnam - Monday 14 November

Ian Conrick and Jane Lottkowitz are booking a cycling holiday in Vietnam in November and are looking for a few more travel companions. For more info visit or email Ian on

Here's a good article on positioning in a bunch

Something you can never get too good at!

Last week of discounted SHCCC entries

Sunday 7 March is the last day I can accept the discounted MMBCC entries to the SHCCC. After that, life just gets a bit too busy for me. If you reserve your kit from Shannon from the order the club has just placed with Ventou, or you already have a full set, you can enter the SHCCC for $75 (yes, you'll get the SHCCC jersey!)
You need to email me to get the discount and if you want more info on the rides, visit

That's all for now … see you out there.


Bruce Halket