Monday morning update

On the Couch with Simon Gerrans and Mathew Hayman

We are back On the Couch in 2016 with a very special guest and it would be great if you could join us.
This year we are honoured to have 2016 Paris-Roubaix champion Mathew Hayman join myself On the Couch. Matt Keenan will be interviewing the two of us in a relaxed format over dinner and drinks at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday, 16 November 2016.
The night will provide an in-depth insight into Mat’s victory in Paris-Roubaix and his professional career which spans 17 years, the highs and lows of my season and an opportunity to support brain cancer research.
Our goal is to raise in excess of $20,000 for Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer and help fight this disease which kills more people under 40 than any other cancer and kills more children in Australia than any other disease.
We have some fantastic auction items up for grabs including signed leaders jerseys from all three Grand Tours in 2016. What an opportunity to purchase these individually or try to get the set! Auction items include:
- 2016 Giro d’Italia maglia rosa signed by Esteban Chaves
- 2016 Tour de France maillot jaune signed by Peter Sagan
- 2016 Vuelta Espana maillot rojo signed by overall winner Nairo Quintana
- 2017 Tour Down Under experience with thanks to ORICA-BikeExchange
To be redirected to the official booking website please click here.
I hope to see you at Kooyong,
Simon Gerrans.

Dirt Crits info

Dirt Crits will run for Seniors from Monday 3rd October and Juniors from Monday 10th October until Monday 12th December (Delatite Dash Christmas breakup), excepting Monday 31st October (due to the Melbourne Cup).
Dirt Crits are weather dependent and may be cancelled prior to, on the day of the event or during the event.
MTBA membership pricing and information has now been updated on the Join Now page.
And don't forget Dirt Crits tonight!

Winery Ride

Back onto things ‘GreenEDGE’ for a moment, don’t forget the Winery Ride from Mitchelton Winery in Nagambie on Sunday 20 November. It’s a beauty!
And if you go to the FAQs page you can see a photo of Deb Cook at last year’s ride.

Handicap Race Thursday 6 Oct

First road race for the season was held Thursday... it was good to blow the cobwebs out after winter!
First time entrant Bella Macmunn was a first-up winner from Limit. Well done Bella! Anthony Plummer, Allan Gerrans, John Eisner and Chris Taylor rounded out the top five.
Kudos to Dan Purcell who rode fastest time even though he had to ride most of the outward leg alone, into the wind, after Tom Macmunn threw a fetlock.
Results here.