Mid-September Update


It’s been a little while but here is a bit of MMBCC News.
- Upcoming events;
- New Dirt Crits number plates;
- Sign a petition for NSW Police to enforce the Minimum Passing Distance laws; and
- Some motivation for girls thinking of trying XC mountain biking.

Upcoming Events

Sat 22 - Sun 30 Sep - UCI Road Worlds, Innsbruck, Austria.
Tue 9 Oct - MMBCC Dirt Crits start. More details and calendar to come soon.
Thu 11 Oct - MMBCC Road Racing starts. More details and calendar to come soon.
Thu 18 to Sun 21 Oct - Masters Nationals, East Gippsland.

New Dirt Crits number plates

Are you planning on racing Dirt Crits this summer?
Have we got a deal for you?!
We’re planning on getting customised number plates produced for you for the summer - with your name on your number plate! They’re a heavier weight plastic than the current ones, so should last you the whole summer.
They’ll cost $2 each for Juniors, $3 for Seniors.
We need you to tell us what name you’d like included and also which number you have a preference for.
Please email Damian with the name you want and the number you’d prefer.

Minimum Passing Distance laws in NSW

A Metre Matters is law in NSW. While the police there are rightly cracking down on drivers using mobile phones, they’re not enforcing the passing laws. In fact, they’re spending more time booking cyclists for riding without a bell!
This petition is to try to force them to do their job properly and protect cyclists from dangerously close overtaking.
Hopefully, one of these days, the Victorian Government will follow suit and legislate for A Metre Matters here too!

MTB girls - go out and ride your bike!

A little inspiring video of some of the women riding the World Cup.
BTW, Dirt Crits start soon. Come on girls… get out and ride your bike!


It looks highly likely Simon Yates will win the Vuelta a Espana tonight, giving the Australian greenEDGE team (Mitchellton Scott as they’re known now) their first grand tour win. A brilliant achievement!
Simon Yates is British (meaning all three grand tours have been won by Brits this year) so it’ll be interesting to see how the mainstream media in Australia reports it.
Will being part of an Australian team mean enough for the media here to treat Yates as a hero?
Or will it take an Australian on an Australian team for mainstream media to pay attention?