Long Weekend Update

Have a great long weekend everyone! To get you in the mood for a weekend on the bike, here's the latest news from the MMBCC, including:
- Rider Development Grant;
- 2017 AGM;
- ATC EOFY Sale;
- The Redback;
- Masters Road Nats;
- The Wang Tour; and
- Something to make blokes wince a little!
 

2017/18 Rider Development Grant

 Above: Kian Lerch-MacKinnon, recipient of the RDG in 2016. Good luck at the first round of the National Cyclo Cross Series this weekend Kian!

Above: Kian Lerch-MacKinnon, recipient of the RDG in 2016. Good luck at the first round of the National Cyclo Cross Series this weekend Kian!

The Grant provides financial assistance for talented MMBCC cyclists aged 25 and under. It's designed to encourage and support the development of promising young riders at varying levels in their cycling careers.
Please click here to download a copy of the Guidelines for the 2017/18 MMBCC Rider Development Grant. Applications must be returned by Tuesday 25 July... that gives you plenty of time! Details of where to send the application are in the PDF.
Successful applicants will be announced at the AGM at The Delatite Hotel on Tuesday 15 August.

Annual General Meeting

Do you have any ideas on how the club should be doing things?
Want to have your say?
The MMBCC will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Delatite Hotel from 6pm on Tuesday 15 August. This is your chance to have your say and get involved.
All the club exec positions will be declared vacant and we’ll be after a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and representatives for Road, MTB and BMX.

ATC EOFY sale

MMBCC sponsor All Terrain Cycles is having a big sale. Call in to see Shannon and pick up a bargain.

The Redback

The organiser of the BikeBuller MTB Fest, Rapid Ascent, invite you to The Redback. Did you know The Redback MTB Stage Race is coming up this August in the Red Centre and we have special offers for groups and clubs!
Celebrating its 10th year in 2017, The Redback includes some of the country’s best riding as you race along hand built trails in the morning and then relax around the pool and chat to new and old friends in the afternoon.
The race logistics are super simple – stay in the one location, no car or support crew needed and we’ll even pick you up at the airport!
The Redback would be the perfect way for your club members to stay motivated through the colder months and keep up their riding. Check out the website for more details or check out this video.
Group Offers
The Redback is the ideal event to attend with a bunch of mates or MTB Club members
Take advantage of DISCOUNTED ENTRY for groups over certain sizes, and if you bring along 5 or more riders we are happy to arrange an individual discount for you.
Check out the Group Entry Page on the website for more details.

Entries are now open for the 2017 Masters Road National Championships

With just under a year to go until the best cyclists in the Commonwealth go for gold, Australia’s best masters cyclists will be the first to take on the official 2018 Commonwealth Games road race course on the Gold Coast.
Held on the Gold Coast from the 27-29 October 2017, this is your chance to stake your claim to the green and gold jersey.
- Event Rider Registration – 26 October
- Individual Time Trial – 27 October
- Criterium Championships – 28 October
- Road Race Championships – 29 October
The road race will see masters cyclists take to the 18.7km closed-road 2018 Commonwealth Games circuit which features a variety of testing terrain while showcasing the picturesque region including iconic Currumbin Beach. The time trial will be held at Tullebudgera, while the criterium will take place on the purpose-built course in Nerang.
Click here for more details and entries.

Wang Tour

The Wangaratta Two-Day Tour is on next weekend. Entries are still open!

Road rules

If you’re riding on the road and get into a ‘discussion’ with a driver about the road rules, you should know what you’re talking about. For instance, it’s perfectly legal for us to ride two abreast on the road at any time.
All the rest of the road rules pertaining to cyclist are here. Forward the link to anyone you think needs a read!

Finally...

Please be careful on the bike, or this might happen to you. Well… not women, obviously.