MMBCC News - 17 January 2012

Hi Everyone,



The road racing got off to a good start last week with three strong bunches for the graded scratch albeit in some pretty windy conditions and the Mountain Bikers started their post Christmas racing last night at the Riflebutts MTB Park.


We are still looking for volunteers for this weekends Mt Buller National Mountain Bike round. You would be required to Marshall at certain check points throughout the weekend and we need 15 each day. The Club will get significant money if we fill all the places. Please contact Ben Annear on


We have also started a new Challenge Ride – Stonefly Hut to Hut. Have a look on the site under Ride&Races and be the first to email Mark with your time. There have also been a couple of updates since last time so have a look and 'avago.


I am sure you are as disappointed as I am about SBS losing the Tour Down Under coverage and Channel 9 showing highlights at 11.00pm or after BUT, if you go the this page ( they will show highlights at 7.00pm each night. It will be live on Channel 9 next Saturday and Sunday though for everyone to SEE SIMON WIN.


Talking of Simon, we have put his photo up permanently on the front page of the site.






We did have an issue though with C grade which I'd like to mention here as well as prior to racing this week. One cyclist was dropped well within the outgoing neutral zone resulting in a pretty lonely remainder of the race. As a result the commissaires decided to award Sue with first place and the rest of C grade a standard attendance point. It was probably inadvertent, however as we say at the start, "it's not for sheep stations". We have developed these local rules over the years to improve safety and also to make the racing fair and fun, so please be mindful when out there on the road and well done Sue for some tenacious riding.


Don't forget to check ahead with the roster so the person in charge of duty the following week is in a position to take all the boxes and signs home. Thia week - Dave Clark, Andy Setchell, Mark Calvert-Jones.



Anyone who hasn't got their 2012 licence – you will not be racing. See /join-now for details on how to renew.







The MTN crew started back last night and have a good read of the rest of the website - there's lots happening.


Hopefully you will be able to help Ben this Friday Saturday and Sunday at Mt Buller for the races.






Netti Challenge Series

Cycling Victoria and Netti Cyclewear are excited to announce the ultimate recreational cycling challenge: the 2012 Netti Challenge Series.

The 2012 series is a collection of four unique events.

•    Marysville Lake Mountain Challenge: 26th February

•    Baw Baw Challenge: 22nd April

•    Whittlesea Challenge: 3rd June

•    Mount Macedon: 18th November

More details -



 George Goodwin Memorial Trophy Race for 2011

28km Group Handicap
Saturday 28th January
1.30pm start ,$10 entry fee
Prize money and Trophies supplied by
Parker Pies,Barooga Hotel, Artavilla Emporium,
 Doyles Butchers and Pommy
also all Entry money returned as Prize Money
All ACF Licensed riders welcome

Contact Raymond Jarratt -



That's all this week,



Cheers, John.