Time to get your aero kit on for the first time this year. That right, it's time trial time (say that seven times fast). Come along and try and set a new PB. Even if you're not racing, come down and say hi.
John Styles (Lavington Panthers) has won the 2014 Geoff Dixon Memorial in a bunch sprint consisting of 30 riders from the front three bunches in the race. John’s bunch flew around the course picking up second limit couple kilometres before end of the first lap of the 30km course. Then they caught limit just after the KOM/QOM sprint point - which was taken by newbie Steph Terrill – they were never headed from there.
John had to dig deep to make it over the last climb a few kilometres from home, but the master track champion prove no match for bunch of skinny roadies in the bunch kick. Rob Gray (Wagga Wagga) took third with Indiana Michel rounding out the podium. The back markers arrive a few minutes later with Peter Treloar (Tolland) taking fastest time by a mere tyre width.
Thanks to everyone who made the trip to Chiltern for today’s race. Special thanks to the hard working race committee, marshals, lead car drivers, traffic controllers, sign-on table workers and commissaires. We couldn’t do it without you guys.
1st John Styles
2nd Rob Gray
3rd Indiana Michel
4th Stanley Thomson
5th Adrian Manilton
6th Michael Coles
7th Adam Farugia
8th Adam Cartwright
9th Ryan Clifford
10th Miles Stuart
Fastest time: Peter Treloar
First unplaced local: Michael Coles
First unplaced female: Lisa Barry
First under 19: Miles Stuart (Thanks for the Dixon for family who sponsor this prize)
QOM/KOM: Stephanie Terrill
We wanted to give you an update on how the merger with LPCC is progressing. So far there’s been a lot of background work preparing the legal, corporate and financial structure for the new merged entity.
We've had 3 meetings over the last couple of months involving committee members from both clubs, as well as the magnificent Tim Huggins providing legal counsel. The latest meeting was held on the 14th of March, with Tom Barry, Damien Sims, Andrew Kaye, Callum Dwyer and Chris Little present.
The minutes are available on request if people are interested in reading them.
The next meeting is scheduled for the 9th of April and shortly following that meeting we will announce dates of AGM's and special meetings necessary to consult and vote on the merger.
Finally - we are still gathering suggestions for a new club name and welcome any input into that.
If you have any feedback or require further information, don't hesitate to contact us.
Congratulations to Jess Laws who won the Sprint, Team Sprintt, Flying 200 (including a new World Record!) at Master Track Nationals and was award Victorian Masters Cyclist of the Year (Female) at Cycling Victoria Cyclist of Year awards.
Club racing is under way for the new year with next race this Saturday. Full details here. The race calendar marshal roster has also update. Please make sure you have the date you have requested. Contact Callum Dwyer on 0417511509 or email@example.com to make any corrects.
The first of our newbie training rides is on this Sunday. Contact membership officer Callum Dwyer on 0417511509 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in join it.
Geoff Dixon Memorial Handicap
Now less than a month away. Full details here. If you can please help on the day, please contact Tom Barry 0419400905 or Ken Payne 0407438607.