Victorian Country Championships
Congratulations to two MMBCC members who had great results on the weekend at the Victorian Country Road Championships at Harcourt.
Kian Lerch-MacKinnon put away the mountain bike for a weekend to win silver in the Under 19 Men.
And Jodie Batchelor WON GOLD in Masters Women 4.
Here are the results and many thanks to Dion Jelbart for the pics. (Many more on the Cycling Victoria facebookpage.)
Cycling and concussion
Did you watch stage 2 of the Tour of California on Wednesday morning and see Toms Skujins' crash? Here's a good article on cycling and concussion... worth a read.
Mansfield Shire Sport & Rec Survey
Mansfield Shire Council has recently appointed specialist planning consultant Insight Leisure Planning (ILP) to assist with the development of a Sports Facility Strategy to guide the effective provision, management and development of community sports facilities over the next ten years.
Council is keen to ensure all community based sporting clubs and groups as well as individuals have an opportunity to provide input into this important planning project. Council has developed an on-line community survey in order to encourage broad community input into the planning project.
Here is the link to the survey for individual community members which all residents are also encouraged to complete. The on-line surveys should be completed by 9 June, 2017.
Preston Mountain Classice - Sunday 4 June
A great handicap race based at Strath Creek and finishing with the climb up Murchison Gap. More info and entries here.
Wangaratta Tour - Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June
The popular Wang Club Tour is back again for 2017. Based from the WCC clubrooms in Shanley Street, this years event will see the return of criterium racing to the 2 day, 4 stage race. More details will be posted here.
Melburn-Roobaix - Sunday 25 June
The Queen of the Classics – Paris Roubaix is one of the oldest and most gruelling one day races in the world. For over 100 years it has forced its participants to ride from the south to the north over abandoned farm roads, in a bid to hold aloft a trophy of a single cobblestone.
Melburn Roobaix is furthest thing from a race, in distance, speed or spirit. While the cobbles feature heavily, and the ride also concludes in a velodrome, this is a day to rekindle the wonder of your youth spent exploring the neighbourhood, hanging out with friends, making new ones and discovering a part of the city you never knew existed.
Dress up, ride whatever you like, the wilder the better with prizes awarded to the ‘cutest couple’ and the ‘most awesome foursome’. Other prizes to be won are for ‘craziest contraption’, ‘dirtiest rider’ and ‘Spirit of Roobaix’ – you can even ‘Win your weight in Beer’ thanks to Temple Brewing.
Tour de Beechworth - Saturday 15 July
40km or 100km ride at 10am, French Provincial Dinner at the brewery in the evening and a live and exclusive Skype cross on the big screen to SBS’s Mike Tomalaris at the finish line of stage 14 of the Tour de France. More details here soon.
Sam Miranda weekend - Friday 25 thru Sunday 26 August
Includes the Strade Nero road race, the Gran Fondo and the Ryans/Taminick Gaps loop. More details to come here.