Annual General Meeting
The MMBCC AGM will be held at the Delatite Hotel on Tuesday 14 August, starting at 6pm.
Wil has already announced he’ll be standing down after three years as President (sorry, that should be four years! Sorry. Ed.) so we need to find a replacement.
Plus we’ll need a hand to organise next summer’s road racing, dirt crits, the Mansfield Tour AND there’s interest in more recreational riding. Please come along to discuss it all.
Congratulations again Jodie!
Congratulations to MMBCC's very own Jodie Batchelor who has been successful in securing a scholarship of almost $10,000 from Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV)!
The money secured through SRV's 'Change Our Game Scholarship' has been awarded to Jodie to assist her climb through the cycling Commissaire ranks both at a National and International level.
As mentioned in the last news update, in April this year Jodie passed the Elite National Commissaire Road and Track course (held up in Queensland), making her the only female in Victoria at this Commissaire level. Jodie's goal is to now proceed to the UCI to sit the UCI Track course (held in November 2019).
The scholarship will help Jodie get the experience required to hopefully be the preferred candidate for Cycling Australia, to then travel to Switzerland to attend the UCI Track Course in November 2019.
Well done Jodie, we're all very proud of your achievement!
Club kit orders now open again.
Winter is a great time for some ‘trainer-ing’
Now that the snow is falling and the roads are getting busier, it' a good time to either spend a bit more time on the mountain bike (so long as you don’t mind cleaning your bike afterwards - we’re taking to you Bruce!) or get on an indoor trainer.
With platforms like Zwift and SufferFest making indoor cycling much more interesting, smart trainers are getting more popular than your run of the mill trainer of old. Here are a few links of reviews in case you’re in the market for a new trainer.
(Some of these overseas models mentioned might not be available in Australia.)
June (next weekend) - Melburn Roobaix - a hugely fun day through the Melbourne's back streets.
July - Tour de Beechworth - a Saturday morning ride around Beechworth, a mongrel climb up a steep, dirt hill for lunch, then a sensational French dinner at the brewery that night while watching the Tour de France on the big screen.
August - The Redback MTB Stage Race - experience Australia’s Red Centre by bike, ride endless km of single track, day after day in the warmth of the NT!
September - The Fruit Loop Ride - starts & finishes in Shepparton; a flatter 115km course than the old one that went into the Strathbogies. Now held the week before Amy's Gran Fondo.
September - Amy’s Gran Fondo - rumour has it that this’ll be the last one. (In that case, it'll be back to the Fruit Loop for 2019.)
October - CA Masters Nationals in East Gippsland - seeing as though our club has so many members who are ‘of a certain age’ this is a chance to do something about it.