The Craig McLachlan update


Gravel Road Ride - Swanpool to Mansfield via Tolmie - Sunday 21 Jan

In the spirit of all things inappropriate, ATC is helping the club host a gravel road ride on the morning of Sunday 21 January (said by some to be an inappropriate use of a road bike. Nonsense we say!)
You’ll start as a passenger in the ATC Joy Rider bus from the shop in High Street, at 7.30am, to Swanpool… because we’re not keen on riding along the Midland Highway.
From Swanpool you’ll ride across to Tatong, then turn right to Tolmie along the gravel. Then it’s another right turn and the Whitfield Road descent to Mansfield to finish with coffee/brunch at the Merchant.
The club and ATC are helping with the cost of the bus… so it will only cost $10 each for a lift to Swanpool.
All up the ride is about 76km, on nice, quiet roads with a bit under 30km of dirt. Here is the proposed route.
Please email ATC to reserve one of the ten seats available, or phone 5775 2724.
If you still want to come but you’re not one of the first 10, you’ll have to organise your own transport to Swanpool.
And a warning that the inappropriate use of chamois cream during this ride will be deeply frowned upon.

Sponsored road races

The Stump Hill Classic is back!
After a break of a couple of years, the Stump Hill Classic on the Benalla Road is on again as our first race of 2018. With thanks to Jenny and Dick Forrest, there’ll be extra prize money on offer!
The Bakker Plumbing Handicap is on again too!
This will be on the Jamieson course on Thursday 22 February, with extra prize money for placegetters, the threat of medals and dinner at The Wrong Side brewery afterwards.
Check out the calendar regularly as there are rumours of more sponsored races over the rest of the summer.
Speaking of the road race calendar…

Updated road race calendar

The road race calendar has now been updated with the duty roster. Already we’ve had to make a few small changes so please check carefully for when you’re on duty.