MMBCC news 24th June 2014

Some News....

Hi Everyone,

Winter is here and it's snowing but there is still plenty of cycling activity happening with spin nights, weekend rides and a feast of cycling on TV and streaming.

A belated well done again to Simon Gerrans for winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege. A fantastic effort.

Well done too to Jock Brega who took out the first of our local winter races on the 15th just edging out Will MacDonald after a good lead out from Jarrod Appleton (3rd). Bruce Halket and Josh Hopwood were just a bit further back with Craig Wilson suffering a flat and a broken spoke. Thanks to Tim, Dave and Jen for helping out.

The club is again offering money to support our up and coming riders. Applications for these grants close Friday July 17 with application information contained in the following document:

2014-2015 Rider Development Grant

The Rider Development Grant provides financial assistance for talented MMBCC cyclists aged 25 and under. The Grant is designed to encourage and support the development of promising young riders at varying levels in their cycling careers.
Grants of up to $2000 are available to assist with the cost of travel, accommodation, equipment or training.
The Grant is open to cyclists in any of the club’s cycling disciplines – road, mountain-biking (cross-country and downhill), or BMX.
All applicants must:

  • be aged 25 and under;
  • have been a fully paid MMBCC member for two (2) years;   

Assessment process
The MMBCC General Committee assesses applications on an annual basis and may seek advice and input from third-parties (e.g. other sporting bodies) on an as-needs basis.
The following points are not essential eligibility criteria but will be considered by the committee as part of its assessment process.

  • selection for state and/or national training/development camps or teams;

Submission of applications
Please email all applications to         
Application closing date: close of business, Friday 17July 2014
Grants announced prior to the AGM in August 2014.
For more information or help with your application
Please contact MMBCC president, John Eisner 0428 503 437.
Cheers, John.