MMBCC News - 30 May 2012


Hi Everyone,


Things have been a little quiet on the road scene since the Mirimbah Picnic with a number of people away. This weekend is no exception, so at this point we’ll scrap the proposed Buller Road race on Sunday . The executive is meeting on June the 13th and we’ll be discussing possible events however the Saturday and Sunday morning rides at 9am are continuing as usual.

The Mountain bike crew met last Thursday to sort out planning issues and are continuing with the Sunday events and Shannon’s posted an informal ride at the park on Wednesday nights on the facebook page.


Here are a few bits and pieces:



Shepparton Junior Tour 

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June 2012

$1,500 total prize money plus Sashes & Trophies

Start/Finish – Mary St Dookie (Melway 922 A7, VicRoads 33 C7)

Start time – 10:00am Saturday & Sunday

Race Entry – Entry via Cycling Victoria website

Entries close Sunday June 10

Entry Fees – J11/13 - $30, J15/17 - $40

Please note; both days will start and finish in Dookie Township.

More details - CLICK HERE



Rail Trail 

It is with much delight and enthusiasm that the project team, Mansfield, Mitchell and Murrindindi Shires announce the official opening of the 134 kilometre Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail. The official opening will be held on 1 June at Molesworth. The Hon Simon Crean MP will officially open the trail at 11am.


For the newsletter - CLICK HERE.



This from Rod Squires,

 I thought I’d put this out there in case anyone was interested:

I am a member of RoadSafe North East committee and we are currently working on a project called "Cycle Safety in the North East". I am writing to you as I know that you are involved in the cycling public in Mansfield. 

Our group has recently conducted a survey on bike safety and hazards of bike riders throughout the North East area (I don't know if anyone in Mansfield has been involved) which was conducted by Nolan Media of Wangaratta. The results should be out shortly. I have attached a copy of the survey for your information. 

Our group now wish to conduct a forum of interested people at Benalla on Monday June the 18th at 6.30 pm at the Toyota Dealership. We hope to get an array of interested people from across the region including Mansfield where I know there is a strong contingent of riders. I will also be contacting Paula Allen as I know that she rides as well. Would you please be able to recommend someone or more from your area to represent Mansfield at the forum and who are interested in improving the safety of bike riders.. 

A light meal will be supplied at thestart of the forum and we hope to have about 30-40 interested people involved. The findings will form the basis on where we will concentrate our resources over the next couple of years in an effort to improve safety for those cycling on our roads. 

Thanks for your help and I look froward to hearing from you. 




Rod Squires 
“Connecting our Communities”
Transport Connections – Benalla Mansfield
 0488 678 183




Cheers , John.