Mansfield and District Community Bank Criterium and Mt Buller Road Race.
(From John Lithgow - Event Organiser, MMBCC).
Mansfield MtBuller Cycling Club should be very proud of what it has achieved in only four years of staging the Mansfield and District Community Bank Criterium and Mt Buller Road Race with entries rising from 60 in 2010 to 465 in 2013 - 143 riders competed in the crit, 322 riders in the road race.
Thank you to the dedicated group of club members that make this event happen. You all did a fantastic job and it would be impossible to stage this event without your assistance. A special thank you to the Crit Committee - Ian Conrick, John Eisner and Di Condie.
Some of our members may not be aware that we are now part of the Victorian State Series of races. Cycling Victoria are to be congratulated for this initiative and we should all be very encouraged that our club is involved in the elite group of clubs selected by CV to host the 7 events. This recognition can only be positive for the event and the club.
The feedback from the competitors was very positive, praising the club, the course and the volunteers. The results have been posted on the CV website. This year (for the first year) all Buller riders had transponders. Have a look at the times and put yourself in the field!
Early estimates show a club profit in excess of $5,000.00.
I would also like to congratulate Ross Hopkins (Masters B) Steffen Vaivars and Alain Guerin (Masters C) for flying the club flag in the Buller race.
My sincere thanks again to those people who give of their time and energy for the benefit of the club.
Finally on behalf of the MMBCC, I would like to extend our appreciation for the generous sponsorship of the Mansfield and District Community Bank and the Mt Buller Resort Management Board.
John "Poppy" Lithgow.