MMBCC News - 13 September 2012

Hi everyone,


The spring/summer season is just around the corner so for a few of us there’s still a chance to locate the bike, remove the dust and get a few k’s going. We’ll have a calendar up soon with a series of exciting races for both road and mountain so keep an eye on the site. Well done to the subcommittees who have been working hard behind the scenes to get these going.



Before we get into other stuff I’d like to mention the winter series. Di did a great job in getting these fun little Saturday arvo races going and thanks to her and the volunteers who turned up each week to help. Well done to Jock for taking out first place and to Steve and Cam for finishing second and third on the podium. Results as follows:




M Brega



Steve Plummer



Cameron Lachal



John Eisner



John Lithgow



Craig Wilson



Rod Stewart



Scott Gigante



Darren Bakker



Bruce Halket



Di Condie




Full details on the results page of the web site.


The club executive held its monthly meeting last night. As noted, the road and mtn subcommittees have been working on the calendar. The high performance grant was discussed in detail with guidelines for submissions to be released after the October meeting for a December 31st deadline.



We’re also looking for a few more potential commissaires. It’s not too hard to become accredited and with a couple more, the roster will be less onerous for all the officials. If you are keen please contact Bruce.


Cheers, John.





This from Paul Lane regarding ride on Sunday 23rd.

 From: WCC - Paul Lane <>

Date: 3 September 2012 8:42:03 PM AEST

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Subject: Damian McDonald Memorial 2012 - Sunday 23rd Sept


Hi riders,

A great race coming up soon in honour of Damien McDonald.

The WCC assist and support this event and each year we try and get a good contingent together to ride and support this race in force.

It's a great course in a great location.

If you're going down but not riding, BBN are seeking our assistance with a marshalls/traffic controllers and commissionaires. Help out if you can.

Follow the links below for more details and entry. Check out the blog - It's great.

Could other clubs please pass this onto your riders on behalf of BBN and WCC


Paul Lane
Secretary WCC


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Richard Stringer" <>
Date: 26/08/2012 7:06 PM
Subject: Fwd: Damian McDonald Memorial 2012
To: "Helen Napier" <>
Cc: "Laura Parlevliet" <>, "Cheryl Davidson" <>

Damian McDonald Memorial 2012, proudly presented by Cyclelink Bayswater


This race promises to be a stand-out on Blackburn's Cycling Road Calendar, and we want you to be involved - whether you're interested in racing it, and/or helping out. Read more...






As a result of our enthusiastic sponsors (Cyclelink Bayswater, Aughtersons Insurance Brokers, Golden Trout Hotel & Bayswater Jayco), support from both Wangaratta Cycling Club and Budget Forklifts Cycling Team, you'll enjoy a great Club race with a difference - generous prizemoney, medals, trophies, a perpetual shield and a great start/finish carnival to whet your racing appetite and celebrate well-earned victories (whatever the goal!).


Whether you're a junior, elite, masters or female rider, everyone is catered for - there are multiple grades for men and women, and junior (under 17) riders race in age-group categories.


Why - to race FTW; train hard for upcoming marquee races; have fun; and, enjoy a great racing experience in Regional Victoria.


When - Sunday 23 September, 10am start-time.


Where - 1 Riverside Drive, Eildon, VICTORIA (The Golden Trout Hotel is race HQ & registration point, and is adjacent to the start/finish line)




Details on the Blog - (a button appears on the Club's website, too)


Volunteers -


We look forward to seeing you racing or helping out, at this fantastic growing race, on our calendar.


Richard Stringer

Race Director.

0411 719 241