MMBCC News - Christmas Edition

Hi Everyone,

Firstly, Well done to Tina for organising a great Christmas Event last week. The hundred plus members, friends and family who turned up to the Zoo had a great evening.

Apologies, I don’t seem to have a recent MTN report although I did hear the pairs race was attended with enthusiasm.

Next years races will start sooner than you think – Monday 14 Jan for Mountain Bikers, and Thursday 17 Jan for the Roadies.  Keep an eye on the website as the calendar will be out soon. Good training would be to do some of the Clubs Challenge Rides – Stoneflys, Buller, Old Tolmie and Eildon Hill. Josh and Ross have already been active so do the ride and send Mark an email with your best time.

Thanks to our sponsors (as listed on the side of the website). Whenever you can please consider reciprocating their contribution and let them know you are part of the bike club (if appropriate) for their feedback.

Thanks to the exec team who have all been working consistently behind the scenes to keep the club running smoothly. Everyone is really putting in – well done.

Thanks too, to our many volunteers who also keep the club functioning on a weekly basis.

Have a great and safe Christmas.



Road Racing

Have a look at the web site for Bruce’s report on last weeks race - /results



Mountain Biking

2013 All Mountain and Gravity Cup Series


Keen to witness some world-class mountain biking action in the New Year?


The MTBA National series is taking place on Mt Buller from 18-20 January and we are looking for marshals to assist over the weekend. Not only will you get to see some awesome cross country and downhill races, but there will also be opportunity for your own ride time!


Grab your buddies and make a weekend of it – we have some great package deals on offer, so contact Katie Moore on 0415 369 297 or for more information and to sign up for a great weekend!




Social / Other

Hi all,

Just letting the club know that the uniform order from Ventou has arrived to purchase!

The club now stocks the following club kit:

  • Short Sleeve Jersey – Men’s – sizes 2XS to 2XL
  • Short Sleeve Jersey – Women’s – sizes 2XS to L – this is a women’s specific cut jersey
  • Bib Knicks – Men’s – sizes 2XS to 2XL
  • Bib Knicks – Women’s – sizes XS to L – this has a women’s specific chamois
  • Warm up Jacket – sizes Small to 2XL
  • Wind Vests – sizes Small to XL
  • Knicks (standard) – sizes Medium to XL – (Men’s chamois – older stock)
  • Arm Warmers – sizes Small to XL
  • Socks – sizes 2-8 & 8-11


The above sizing now caters for women and junior members in the club.

All enquiries to Fiona Greenway (details at /club-kit)


Just a reminder that applications are still open for the MMBCC Rider Development Grant. For more information see the website /the-club . Applications close 31 December so get in quick!



Sam Miranda / King Valley rides


Exciting news for our 2013 Race

With the announcement by Cycling Australia late last week regarding the 2013 Subaru National Road Series the Sam Miranda Tour of the King Valley is one of nine races on the Women’s Subaru NRS calendar. The inclusion of this race onto the Subaru NRS calendar will see the countries best Women's teams competing for overall honours. The 3 day, 4 stage Tour will test riders over a mix of challenging terrain in one of Australia's most picturesque locations. Full Course information will be made available shortly here

Mark the weekend of 23 - 25 August into your diary NOW as entries to the following events will all open shortly. Book your accommodation as soon as possible.


The Wangaratta Vicitor Information Centre can help with all your accommodation requirements. Visit or call 1800 801 065


Sam Miranda Gran Fondo


In true ‘Gran Fondo’ style this ride has full event timing and is a mass participation ride preceding the Sam Miranda Road Race. The circuit is a mix of quiet country roads, unique climbs including the famed ‘Strade Nero’ to Whitlands, a great descent into Whitfield and rolling country side and vineyards. Entries will open shortly in what has become a 'must do' participation ride. More details on the Gran Fondo can be found here


Sam Miranda Road Race and Handicap


The Sam Miranda Road Race will be back again! After the success of the new 'Strade Nero' circuit for 2012 the 2013 edition of the Sam Miranda Road Race wil be held preceeding Stage 3 of the Womens Tour of the King Valley on Saturday 24 August from 12:00pm. The Sam Miranda Handicap will start at 10:00am Sunday 25 August. Entries will open shortly with Cycling Victoria Full race info, maps etc available from our new race website.