MMBCC News 21 September


Dirt Crits start soon!

Thanks for your feedback via the MTB survey. Due to the survey results, racing will be held on Monday nights this year.
Start dates and times:
- Seniors: Monday 5 October 6.00pm.
- Juniors: Monday 12 October 4.30pm.
The Dirt Crits calendar is still being finalised; more details soon.

Road Races start soon too!

Our first race is planned to be a 25km Graded Scratch Race from the Botanic Park, out to Sawpit Gully Road and back on Thursday 8 October (Course 5).
However, the traffic lights for the road works on the new housing development just north of town are still in place and we're still waiting to hear whether they're still scheduled to be there on the 8th. So stay tuned. If the lights are likely to still be installed, we might have to cancel (as our permit doesn't allow us to change 'venue' at short notice).
Our second race is meant to be a Graded Scratch Race on the Buller Road on Thursday 15 Oct (Course 2, 22km) so this might end up becoming our first race.
The Road Race Sub-committee will be meeting soon to organise the duty roster for the summer. If there's a certain Thursday night you know you can't do, let Bruce know as soon as you can.
We'll also be meeting to organise the VicRoads/Police permits for 2016. If you have any request, get them to Bruce as soon as you can.

Cycling Australia membership renewals.

1 October is the day road memberships can be renewed. Joining the club for 2016 includes October, November and December of 2015 as well. Click here for more details.

Club kit.

There is still a few bit 'n' pieces of club kit left at half price! Contact Bruce if you'd like some.

A-Metre-Matters trial in ACT.

The Australian Capital Territory will trial the 'A Metre Matters' laws for two years, replicating the trial underway in Queensland and soon to be introduced in South Australia.
Wouldn't it be nice to have the same in Victoria!
The Victorian Minister for Transport is Jacinta Allan and our local MLA is Cindy McLeish in case you think 'A Metre Matters' would be a good idea here too.  

A few recreational rides coming up…

Ride to the Divide on 8 Nov.
Cycling Victoria's Whittlesea Challenge on 15 Nov.
GreenEDGE Winery Ride on 22 Nov.
Cycling Tips' Giro Della Donna also on 22 Nov.

New club website.

The newly upgraded club website will be ready to publish shortly. This is another call for photos. Please contact Bruce if you have an image or two which would look good.