MMBCC News - 17 April 2012

Hi Everyone,



End of summer season picnic day and presentations.


About eighty members, family and friends of the Mansfield Mt Buller Cycling Club attended the end of summer season picnic and presentations at Mirimbah Park on Sunday.

In beautiful autumn conditions some of the roadies rode from Mansfield with five really earning their lunch by going up and down Buller on the way. A mass of the mountain bike crew headed up Buller for a variety of rides before descending River Spur to meet for lunch.



Road Results

In the road season results, Tony Williams edged into the top ten on 54 points with Steve Plummer 9th on 59 points. Both were pleased to end the season with a top ten finish. Ahead on countback, Rob Greenway had a steady season on 59 and last years' winner, Craig Wilson was 7th. Craig rode well towards the end of the season rising to the "block after block" group. Jock Brega (66), Will MacDonald (68) and Andrew Gerrans(79) were all quiet achievers to fill the next placings. At the very pointy end Stefan Vaivars, Bruce Halket and Josh Hopwood had all been training consistently with a focus on the season premiership. With a tactical sprinting edge, Josh (108 points), was able to hold off Bruce(101) and Stefan(92) to take out the perpetual trophy for 2011/2012.

The Summer season ladder can be found on the web site – CLICK HERE.



MTB Results

So on to the big prize of Series winner, the top ten were as follows with Dave Bock taking out the honours after a great effort – excellent riding Dave!

1 Dave Bock

2 Kian Lerch-McKinnon

3 Tom MacMunn

4 Jason Parker

5 Paul MacNamara

6 Foley Lachal

7 Chad Meek

8 Paula MacMunn

9 Cameron Lachal

10 Nicholas Howland

Well done to everyone and great to see yet more young riders coming through the ranks.

A big thank you to everyone who turned up on Sunday and to all those who have helped out throughout the Summer Series.  Lookking forward to seeing everyone back in action for the Autumn Series starting on Sunday 22nd April – see you there!

Katies full report more pics and other awards can be found on the web site – CLICK HERE.



Thanks to Di Condie as handicapper for a good season and to the volunteers who helped week in-week out and to Katie Moore for organising a great picnic. Keep an eye on the website, for the ongoing cycling events over Autumn.



Executive Meeting

This Wednesday 18th April, the executive are holding the monthly meeting to keep the functions of the club running. We get a fair amount of constructive feedback which we discuss at these meetings so if there’s any aspect of the club you want to provide feedback on, please contact us – John, Bruce, Tim or Katie  (contact details on the website).



Jane Diplock Ride for Cancer

Saturday 28th APRIL is the 80’s night that Jane and Di Condie are holding at the Alzburg Inn Resort in Mansfield to raise funds for the Peter Mac Ride to Conquer Cancer. They must raise $5,000 between them.

So the 80’s night is to fundraise, but it is also for everyone to come along and just have a heap of fun.  So if you are free and fancy some 80’s music and dancing, come along and boogie along.

 CLICK HERE for the flyer


Max Fricke

Last Friday saw great turnout for Max Fricke’s fundraising dinner.

In a continuing effort to raise those all important funds to send Max Fricke over to Europe this year to contest the World Junior Speedway Championships (Youth Gold Trophy), Mansfield Gym has very kindly donated a three month silver membership that is available to new members, valued at around $300.

We will be running a "dutch" or silent auction for this item.

All you need to do is email your bid to and the highest bidder will win.

Should there be two or more bids of the same amount, the first highest bid received will be the winner.

The auction prize includes:

Silver membership to the Mansfield Gym & Fitness Centre (13 Highett Street)

Gym use and 2 classes per week

Winner must commence prior to 30 June 2012.

This package is for new members only (excludes existing members).

Bids will be received up until 12 noon this Friday, 20 April 2012. The winner bidder will be notified by email by 4.00pm on Friday, 20 April 2012.