MMBCC News 2 Nov

A message to all MMBCC members from Coral Guerin

Change to Nov 12 Road Race

The scheduled Four-Up Sprint planned for Thursday 12 November has been changed. Thursday 12 November will now be the Alain Guerin Memorial Handicap.
Held on course number 9 (click here and scroll along to Course Number 9) the race will start at Mansfield Botanic Park, head north along the Whitfield Road, turning around at the Long Lane intersection, then left onto Barwite Road, right onto Old Tolmie Road and right again onto Graves Road, finishing on our usual finish line on Graves Road.
After the race, we're planning a processional ride out along Mt Buller Road to Alain's 'Spirit' Bike. Then it's back to our 'club rooms' at the Delatite for race presentations and to remember our friend Alain with his family and the rest of the MMBCC.
Everyone is invited to join us for the Ride for Alain from Graves Road, out to Alain's Bike, then back to town.

Dirt Crits Senior Race Report Monday 27 Oct

The race on Monday 26th October saw 21 keen riders taking on something a bit different with a graded scratch elimination in the Senior Dirt Crits event.
The conditions were dry fast and skatey with rocks and dust flying. The last half of 'Rubbish Run' was included for a bit of a novelty. Luckily, no one binned it too badly, although Jem Davies had a bit of a go at it and there were also others losing it a bit with the argy bargy of a mass start.

Keoni Bruner took out a convincing win in C-grade with David Bock taking out the honours in B-grade. In A-grade Kian Lerch-MacKinnon was too strong winning easily with Bruce Halket fighting off a charging Dan Friday for second.

Detailed results to come...

ITT Thursday 29 Oct

It was a smaller but brave and enthusiastic list of starters that rolled up for the Mansfield MtBuller Cycling Club’s traditional Chapel Hill Road Time Trial last Thursday night. A moderate, swirling westerly wind didn’t affect the field or times considerably and first off was Dave Clark returning after a stint of not doing much on the hill over winter. Rod Manning followed with Cherie Worthington, Lou Hopwood, Tim Hall, David Bock, John Eisner, Craig Wilson, Rob Skinner, Aaron Peterson, Bruce Halket, Josh Hopwood, Steve Flew, Jarrod Appleton, Kian Lerch-MacKinnon and Christie Hamilton making up the rest of the field.

Enjoying one of his favourite courses and with a home ground advantage, Craig Wilson rode very well to record a road time of 19’42” over the 11.5km. Josh Hopwood and Bruce Halket got down to business, recording solid times of 16’04” and 16’54” respectively. Kian blitzed the tarmac with a fastest for the night of 15’49”. It was Rod Manning though who, undistracted by a bunch of other riders, rode a solid 20’04” coming in well ahead of his mark to take out the corrected win for the night. Josh placed second, Craig third, Kian fourth and Bruce fifth. Thanks to our crew of marshals and to the Delatite Hotel for supporting the presentations after the event.

Results here.