A busy week ahead for the Mansfield biking community with the Jodi Lee riders in town on Wednesday for their climb up Buller (8.00am Alzberg) and fundraising dinner that night. Total Rush are also climbing the mount on Wednesday building up to the Tour de Flavour this weekend.
Bike Buller Festival
It was a massive weekend at the Bike Buller Festival with a great Mansfield and Mt Buller contingency, consisting of the Bike Buller team (Yully, Chad, Cam & Dave Empey), Tom, Foley and Kian. All local riders ‘smashed it’! A truly fantastic effort, with riders taking part in a number of races over the long weekend. Have a look at the results page on the web site for all the details – CLICK HERE.
Monday night saw the second round of the “Irish Handicap” series. There was a smaller crowd, to be expected after a big weekend of racing at Bike Buller Festival, but a competitive field non-the-less!
1st place: Dave Moore (who swears he didn’t rig the handicapping!) – 4 laps, 34:10
2nd place: Jason Parker – 4 laps, 34:20
3rd place: Paula MacMunn – 3 laps, 34:41
Next week will be the 3rd and final race of the “Irish Handicap” series (for the Summer series at least!). Come along for a great ride. Come on Stefan, you know you want to have a go!
Duty: Kerryn McNamara & Jason Parker
More details – CLICK HERE.
Little person, Big person race:
The last race of the Summer series (Monday 26 March) we are looking to hold a ‘taster race’ for anyone looking to try out Mountain biking, specifically geared towards the younger ones. To be held in conjunction with Active Mansfield. Details being confirmed at the moment so stay tuned!
Murrindindi Cycle club are organising a MTB holiday to Forrest (home of the Otway Odyssey) over the Easter weekend. The group are planning to stay at the caravan park in Forrest, and plenty of riding and fun are scheduled for the weekend! For more info and to register your interest, please contact Jason Parker 0439 108 832.
Last Thursday was a handicap race out the Whitfield Rd to Sawpit Gully Road and back, some 25km in all. A field of twenty six riders greeted the starter and were sent out with scratch some fourteen and a half minutes behind limit. No one could hold back Ian Conrick who took the win by a squeek from Bruce and the scratch boys. CLICK HERE for the full report and ladder.
This week is the annual Stump Hill Classic handicap race on Benalla Road.
Duty is Steve Plummer, Tom MacMunn and Les Large with Allan Gerrans and Bruce Halket Commissionaires. Entries to Di Condie on 0438 513 355 by 8pm sharp Wednesday night.
Jodi Lee Foundation Fundraising Dinner
Don’t forget this Wednesday night 7.00pm at the Alzberg resort is the dinner for the Ride for the Little Black Dress riders on their way from Canberra to Melbourne. CLICK HERE to open the invitation or go to www.jodileefoundation.org.au to book your tickets.
Tour de Flavour
This weekend has a lot on from the Scody High Country Cycle Challenge to our own Crit race Saturday and Buller race on Sunday. Check out the following sites for all the info
That’s all for now.