Macarthur makes it
a clean sweep in the 2010 Interclub Series !
Congratulations to Andrew Jackson
for taking out the Division 1 series and Kev Fisher for finishing second
in the division 2 individual series
points. Also a huge congratulations to the MCCC for taking the 2010
Interclub Series. Thanks to all riders who participated.
The results for the Southern Highlands Rnd are now available.
Nigel De La Torre
in Hospital after a nasty fall. (Updated
Still in the same room and bored.
Looking better with his sense of humour intact. Had a weekend at
home but is still nil by mouth and still struggling to master the art of
patience, he wants out and wants food and drink. Can talk pretty
well now and has given the pad and pen away. Give him a visit.
Check if you plan to go on a weekend if he is there. Contact the
Brain Injury Unit via the Hospital switch on 9828 3000.
Nigel is now in a private room.
He is room 15 of the Brain Injury Unit. Ask at reception for
directions when you get there and they will send you in the right
The Physio had Nigel up and
walking a short distance with assistance on 13/10 and then took
him in a wheelchair for a look around. Look out Nigel is back on
two wheels !
The fundraiser night for Nigel and
his family held at the Catholic Club was a huge success. Final
numbers and a total amount raised are coming with Conor doing a great
job on the microphone whipping the crowd into a bidding frenzy.
Nigels' better half Michelle has passed this on for who attended -
I would like say a huge big THANK
YOU to all you guys for Tuesday night,
You have all been great through out Nigels ordeal, with all the support
and generosity from everyone, we couldn't ask for more as all of you
have been there for us. Nigel is coming along good, each day he is
improving, I know it will be a long road for all of us, including all
you guys who are there for him in mind and spirit. Nigel loves
visitors so please do not be frightened to go see him, hopefully he is
the trauma ward this weekend, so the more visitors he gets the better.
It will make his stay in hospital easier. He doesn't realize the extend
of his injuries as yet, but he knows he has fallen off his bike and hurt
his head. He still can't speak, but can write sentences down to get
things across, but most of all he still has his sense of humour.
As I have said above a BIG THANK YOU to all, for being there for Nigel,
and our dad, hopefully with all of us we will make his recovery a lot
Michelle, Lanna, Aimee, Naomi and Jemma De La Torre
Great results for
Josie Talbot at the National Junior Road Championships
Josie raced in Canberra on the
weekend of 3-5 Sep representing NSW in the Womens U15 title races.
The weather was not kind to the riders with wind and rain for pretty
much the whole weekend. Josie finisjhed 6th in the Time Trial, 7th
in the Critrium and collected the bronze medal finishing 3rd in the Road
Race. Great results Josie you are having a super year.
takes out 2010 MCCC Club Championship
In a hotly contested 2010 Club
Championship series young gun Daniel McDonald has claimed the top spot
over his "more experienced" club members. Great year Daniel.
We all look forward to what you can achieve.
finishes 9th overall in the Tour of Geelong.
Last week Brodie competed in the
Tour of Geelong, which is part of the National Road Series. The
race and the series attracts all the big national teams. While he
didn't get on the podium for any of the stages, great consistency saw
him finish the 6 day event 9th overall in the general classification,
ahead of many well known riders for the professional teams. Great
Josie Talbot wins
3 medals at the Junior State Championships.
On the weekend Josie competed in
Port Macquarie at the Junior State Championships. She came away
with the Gold medals in both the Ind TT and the criterium race and then
followed that up with a silver medal in the road race. Awesome
effort Josie ! As a result of her great results so far this year
Josie has been selected to represent NSW at the Junior National Road
Championships being held in Canberra in September. She has also
been selected to be a member of the RBK Cycling Junior Development Team
which has supplied her with a new bike and riding gear and more
importantly training and guidance help from Skye Lee Armstrong, Chris
Koke and Michelle Ferris, the teams founders. The teams
eventual aim is to compete internationally at the junior level.
Good luck Josie from all here at the MCCC.
licences available from CNSW.
licenses will be available this year, and valid
from the 1st of July through to the 31st of
December. Go to the
membership page for full details.
Gary Doughty from the Illawarra CC
is the handicapper for the Interclub Series. He has asked for
feedback from participants in the Goulburn Race for feedback relating to
the following points;
- Info on anyone who was obviously
in the wrong bunch
- Whether the gaps were too large or too small between the bunches
If you have anything to add on
these points can you please
email Paul Hume who will get it all together and then send it
off to Gary.
Josie Talbot has a
successful weekend in Bathurst.
Josie Talbot has had great results
at the Bathurst Hillclimb and Criteriums held at the Mount Panorama
racing circuit, Bathurst on the weekend of 10-11 April. Josie
finished the JW15 Hillclimb in 3rd position roughly 9 seconds behind the
winner. (Her time would have placed her second in the JW17 event.)
Josie then went on to win the JW15 Criterium held around the pit area of
Mt Panorama. Great effort Josie !
Brodie Talbot 3rd
in the Baw Baw Classic, Victoria
Brodie recently competed in the
Baw Baw Classic in Victoria. The race was held in atrocious
conditions that were cold, wet and windy and included the toughest climb
in Australia. Brodie finished the race in 3rd position which is a
fantastic effort for a club rider. Well done Brodie. For a
race rundown and interview with Brodie click
The Canberra CC are holding a
junior criterium series comprising 4 races bewteen May to August.
For more info click on the link.
Josie Talbot recently represented
NSW at the National Junior Track Titles held in Melbourne. Josie
rode personal best times in all events she was entered into with her
overall results being, 6th in the Pursuit, 7th in the Time Trial and 5th
in the Sprint. Brodie Talbot recently competed in the 3 day Tour
of Mersey Valley which was held in Tasmania. He finished the event
in 7th place overall after he placed 22nd in the time trial, 4th in
stage 2 and 8th in stage 3. Overall great results and
congratulations to both Josie and Brodie.
Josie Talbot to
represent NSW at the National Jnr Track Titles.
Hot on the heals of her
representing NSW at the recent National Jnr Road Championships.
Josie has been selected to represent NSW at the National Jnr Track
Championships which are being held in Victoria on the 17-20th March.
Her selection was due to her recent success at the state track
championships where she received bronze medals in the 500m time trial
and the sprint events and a silver medal in the individual pursuit,
narrowly missing the gold medal by 2/10ths of a second. This is an
incredible effort considering this was only the second time she has
raced on a velodrome ! Way to go Josie, and the club hopes you
have a great time and success at the nationals.
Photos from Rnd's
1 & 2 of Hayters Criterium Series available to view on the club facebook
Once again our thanks go to
Anthony Mulhall, whose son was racing in A grade, for supplying
these photos of A and B grade racing. As usual they are
fantastic quality and a must see. facebook
raffle winner is ......
The Raffle of a Tupperware Outdoor set
in aid of the "Kids of Macarthur" charity was won by Barry Bance at
the draw on Sunday's family day at Harrington Park. The raffle has
raised $239.00 for the charity - Thank you to all who entered.
Membership renewal time !!
Its that time of the year again, membership renewal.
to do it online the easy way. If you can't do it online go to the
'Membership page' link at the top.
available from Hillbrick Bicycles
Paul Hillbrick has the full
range of his cycling apparel back in stock. Jerseys, knicks,
socks, jackets he has them all so drop in or give him a call if you
are interested. He also has a lightweight, strong bike
transport case that he will hire to club members for $20/day with a
$200 refundable deposit. Click here
for pictures of the case.
Any new member who joins from
now on is eligible for full membership rights until the end of 2010.
Gives you 15 months membership for the price of 12. To go the
club membership page click here.
Goulburn to Citi Cycle Classic 2009.
What a fantastic day!, yet
another successful running of the Pengana Goulburn to Citi Cycle
Classic 2009. On behalf of the Macarthur Collegians Cycling
Club I would like to thank our major sponsors for the event;-
Pengana, Citi and the Campbelltown Catholic Club. It was also a
great honor to receive a cheque, for $ 20,000.00 from the NSW
Premier Mr Nathan Reece, on behalf of the Macarthur Club members.
Without the support of all our other sponsors, supporters and
volunteers on the day it certainly would never be such a great
success. Well done to everyone involved and with the State
Government now financially supporting this event it can only grow
bigger and better! A very special personal thank you to
Michael Gleeson for his endless hours in the organisation and
co-ordination of this event. Congratulations to Macarthur Club
competitors Conor Kiernan and Brodie Talbot for their fantastic
personal results on the day. Once again thank you very much to all
involved, you should all feel very proud.
watchfull on the M7 cycleway !!
riding on the M7 cycleway on Monday evening near the Rooty Hill
railway station area when he came across a couple of cyclist that
had been in a tumble. It turns out that some mental giant
thought it a good idea to stretch some wire across the cycleway.
Thankfully the riders were not hurt too bad but the potential for
much worse was certainly there. Please take care when riding
the cycleway, particularly at night, as these sorts of incidents are
unfortunately not uncommon.
MCCC Club Champion has been decided
Congratulations goes to Conor Kiernan for taking out the 2009
Macarthur Collegians Club Championship. This is the second
year in a row for Conor who has obviously developed a taste for it.
Second this year was last years third place getter, Peter McLean and
third went to Barry Bance, his first appearance in the top three.
Congratulations to all and also to all the MCCC members competing in
this years series.
Talbot selected in the NSW Junior Road Team
becoming the NSW JW15 Road Race Champion by taking out the race held
at Port Macquarie on the 16 Aug, Josie has been selected to
represent NSW at the upcoming Australian Junior Road Titles to be
held in Canberra in September. Congratulations and good luck
Hillclimb record nearly beaten
from Caravello CC came within 2 seconds of beating the 2005 hill
record set by Craig Gordon. Ben set a blistering time of
9:29 averaging a tad over 24km/h for the hill. Well done Ben !
114 riders braved the clear, chilly Camden morning to make the 2009
MCCC Hillclimb a memorable event. The Hillclimb was also Rnd 1
of the 'Tour of
August' being run by our friends at the LACC. So
make sure you get to the remaining rounds of that series. Rnd
3 of that series has had a change of start time from 9.30am to
7.30am at the Regatta Centre.
been racing in Victoria. Have a read of what he has been up to
in Brodies Blog.
the Kurrajong Classic
Macarthur Collegians Cycling Club had 11 entrants in this year’s
Kurrajong Classic which attracted record numbers and on a day that
proved to be terrific conditions for racing. David
Hampton competed in the elite race and rode well finishing the
testing 165 km course. In division 2 we had Barry Bance, Craig
Roach, Matt Bush and Conor Kiernan. All raced well over this 99 km
course with Conor getting involved in a few attacks, on one occasion
getting away in a two man break for 33kms before being reeled back
in to the pack. Matt Bush rode a difficult race as he could not get
out of the small chain ring but he stuck to his task and finished
along with Craig and Barry in the bunch. Conor finished a bit
behind the bunch following a puncture in the final kilometres of the
race. In Division 3 we had Justin Young, Matt Howell, Nigel De
La Torre, Andrew Jackson, Paul Hume and Peter McLean. The boys raced
smartly controlling all the moves by staying at the front and
closing down any attacks creating a good launching pad for the
finish which resulted in Nigel taking out the sprint to win followed
by Matt Howell in 3rd and Justin coming in a very
respectable 9th. Paul Finished in the bunch with Andrew a
little behind. Peter punctured and although he fixed it,
unfortunately it was too late to do more than finish the course.
Overall this was a great result for the individuals and for our club
and really shows how the club is growing from strength to strength.
Pirates BMX Club
Kids not interested in road racing
or you are not keen on them being on the road ? Then take a look
at the the local BMX club. Macarthur Pirates BMX Club have a track
at Elderslie and race regularly with the races being very well run and
Click for website. There is now also
a permanent link to the club in our links page.
July 11th & 12th Mudgee Cycling Club hosted the
Mark Dwyer Classic comprising of a 90 km handicap on Saturday and a 40,
80 or 120 km scratch race on Sunday.
Once again Macarthur Cycling Club was well represented with 11 riders
making the trip to the very popular wine producing area and as a result
many made a weekend of it with partners travelling out to enjoy all that
this terrific little town has to offer. On Saturday we had
Brodie Talbot, Barry Bance, Craig Roach, David Hamptom, Conor Kiernan,
Paul Hume, Matt Bush, Matt Howell, Justin Young, Pat McNamara and Andrew
Jackson all line up for gruelling 90 kms of great country on rolling
hills of pretty dead road and in the end it was Matt Bush who finished
as the highest place getter from Macarthur. All raced well
although Brodie punctured and Justin had a stack that sent him off the
road into the grass ditch. All the boys rode hard on a day that
was great for racing, cool and not too windy, but ridden at a cracking
pace with scratch averaging approximately 45kmph. Following
Brodie’s puncture the honour of fastest time for a Mac rider went to
Conor who finished just off the back of the winning group with an
average speed of just over 41 kmph. Sunday was a scratch
race that only had Brodie, David and Andrew racing in divisions 1, 2 and
4. Brodie got away in a small break away but with 15 kms to go
just could not survive the intensive pace and dropped back into the main
group to finish in the middle of the peloton. David had a
similar race finding himself somewhat adrift with only 20 kms to go. In
the end it was Andrew who was our highest place getter finishing 6th
in division 4.
Yet another terrific weekend was
enjoyed by all who made the trip with all eyes now on the next weekend
away for the Cootamundra Classic in late August. So if you
haven’t already entered you might want to think about coming along and
having a go. Conor.
licences available from CNSW.
licenses will be available this year, and valid
from the 1st of July through to the 31st of
December. Come the 28th of June, 6 Month
licenses will be available for ONLINE
Applying online is
a great way to avoid the paperwork, and the
fastest way to receive you license. All
you need is your license number and a credit
(If you do not
know what your license number was, simply call
the CNSW office on 9738 5850
and we can supply you with your number)
you have not previously had a Cycling Australia
license number, you will need to do a manual
entry through your club in order to receive a
Goulburn to Citi Cycle Classic officially launched.
The new "Pengana Goulburn to Citi
Cycle Classic" launch for 2009 was held at the offices of Citi
Wednesday 2nd June. Macarthur representatives David Macefield,
Andrew Gilman and Kevin Fisher also had the opportunity to present to
CEO Stephen Roberts and Simon Piodevin last years framed winners jersey
- Robbie Williams. The launch was a great success with many key
people in attendance. DM. Photo
enjoys success at the Goulburn Junior Tour.
MCCC's Daniel McDonald took part
in the Goulburn Junior Tour on the weekend of 30-31 May. He
was in the U17B field and achieved the following results; 7th in
the 6km prologue, 1st in the Sat 45km road race, 2nd in the 10km time
trial and 1st in the Sun 47km road race. These results placed him
2nd overall in the general classification for the weekend. Great
effort Daniel !
MCCC at the
Sydney Road Titles.
The Sydney Road Titles were
held at the Penrith Regatta Centre on Saturday 30th May
and a number of the Macarthur Collegians Cycling Club members were
there participating in the various grades.
Karen Reily, Paul Hume, Conor Kiernan,
Barry Bance, Justin Young, Ian Adams, Matt Bush and Brodie Talbot
were all there giving it their all on the day.
In the medals were Karen Reily
who not only won gold in her race but also took out the prim in a
combined women’s race. Conor was the only other place getter
on the day finishing third in his race to pick up the bronze medal.
Unfortunately Barry had a fall just 1km from the finish on the final
lap and took off some bark along with some minor scratching to the
bike. Both will be fine with a little TLC. Matt Bush got
caught behind a fall on the second lap in his race which split the
field and the 20 strong chasing bunch he ended up with never quite
made it back on. Brodie didn’t have one of his better days
feeling a little off from the start and while all the others raced
well none finished in a top 3 spot on this occasion. So the stand
out this weekend has to go to Karen Reily. Well done Karen.
Hard fought and well deserved. Conor
Dave is one of the clubs newer
members who is having a go in the rough and tumble of racing in Belgium.
Have a read about his story and what he has been up to. Click here
Have a read on
how the MCCC members went at the NSW Masters Titles.
The 2009 NSW State Masters
Cycling Championships were held May 16th & 17th
in Moruya on NSW picturesque south coast with participants from all
over the state gathering for two days of highly competitive racing
over a tough road course and a very fast crit course. Macarthur
Collegians Cycling Club was well represented throughout the various
categories with those making the journey doing themselves and the
This year’s location just south of Batemans Bay attracted some of
the best riders from around the state including riders from ACT. We
had Pat McNamara in Masters 5, Paul Hume and Conor Kiernan in
Masters 4, Nigel de la Torre in Masters 3, Barry Bance, Justin
Young, Ian Adams and Garth Wilson in Masters 2 with Colin Grimes and
Matt Howell in Masters 1. Saturday’s road races were
held over a 9 kilometre course ridden out and back for each lap that
had riders either climbing or descending the entire race. The course
was rough in parts with tight turn arounds at each end leading to a
very stretched rubber band effect on every turn. Masters 5 saw
the main bunch stick together chasing one loan rider in the end to
sprint it out for 2nd and 3rd place. Pat
Mcnamara was in the sprint put got swamped just approaching the line
to give him a very respectable 15th spot. In
Masters 4 it was a completely different race with Graeme Albom (the
eventual winner) forcing the pace early and busting up the 50 strong
field into 2 distinct packs early in the race. Then half way through
another surg split the field even further resulting in a lead group
of 6 followed by two different chase groups of 3. In the end
Albom won it comfortably riding away from the rest of the field with
6 kms to go. Conor finished 9th and Paul finished 12th.
The Masters 3 race had a very strong field which fractured
early leaving Nigel in no man’s land riding alone. Nigel battled on
alone for some time before finally pulling the pin with 2 laps to
go. Masters 2 saw the greatest number of MCCC rides in the
starting line-up in what was again a very strong field. Andrew East
got away alone early and virtually time trialled for 70 kms to win
the race by a considerable margain. In the chasing bunch Barry and
Justin were our strongest riders with Ian puncturing and pulling out
and Garth finding the pace just a little too strong on the day. In
the finish it was a bunch sprint with Barry gaining 9th
spot and Justin 16th. Sunday’s Crit race saw
Conor and Paul out doing battle again on an extremely fast track
that once again saw Graeme Albom (eventual winner) breaking away
again with 3 others 15 minutes into the race. Conor and Paul both
gave chase and worked hard for the chasing bunch but in the end to
no avail. They sprinted for the honour of 5th spot
but only managed 8th and 15th respectively.
Barry raced hard once again in Masters 2 but after a very tough day
on Saturday finished down the field in 18th position on
this extremely fast crit circuit. Colin Grimes and Matt Howell
raced in Masters 1 and after a good start found themselves lacking
the legs on the day and having to withdraw mid race. All in
all a fantastic weekend of racing with the two standout performances
for me being Pat McNamara’s gutsy ride, given the relatively small
amount of training Pat manages to do and Barry Bance’s 9th
spot in a very strong and fast group over the longest distance, 90
kms. Well done to all and let’s hope we can get more riders to
participate next year as this is a great event held in a beautiful
part of the state.
gets silver medal at the NSW Criterium Championships.
Josie Talbot has claimed another
medal finishing 2nd in the JW15 division of the NSW Criterium
Championships held at the tennis centre, Homebush Bay, on 26 April.
Great effort Josie. Brodie Talbot just missed out on a medal
finishing 4th in the U23 race. Go the Talbots !!
takes bronze medal at the NSW Hillclimb Championships.
Brodie competed in the U23
division of the NSW Hillclimb Championships at Bathurst on 18th April
coming 3rd and claiming the bronze medal. His time would have
given him the silver medal in the Elite mens division. He also
placed 5th in Division 1of the Bathurst Criteriums being held in
conjunction the same weekend. Great effort Brodie !
have a successful Goulburn Interclub !
A large contingent from the club
made the trip down to Gunning for the first round of the 2009 Interclub
Series on Saturday 18 April 09. Due to the number of entries the
field was split into two divisions with MCCC's Andrew Jackson and Pat
McNamara taking second and third respectively in Division 1.
In Division 2, in case you hadn't
heard ;) Michael Gleeson came away with the cash and won the Division 2
race with Anthony Limare finishing 6th in the bunch sprint finish.
Well done to everyone who entered. Looks like being a good series.
gets bronze medal at Australian Schools Cycling Cup.
Josie recently competed in her
first competition away from Smeaton Grange and claimed the bronze medal
in the junior girls road race at the Australian Schools Cycling Cup which
was held in Sheparton, Victoria. She also placed 10th in the
individual time trial. Well done Josie !
$750 to go to the Red Cross Vic Bush Fire Appeal.
After and impromptu whip around
amongst competitors at the Smeaton Grange crits, together with the days
takings after prizemoney, the MCCC has raised the sum of $750 which has
been forwarded to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
Thankyou to all those who contributed.
has been added to website.
As suggested at a recent meeting a
'Injury List' link has been placed at the bottom of the webpage to alert
club members of other members who have had the misfortune of coming off
there bike and are out of action as a result. Look down and click
the link !
Porteous gives training advice to Lance Armstrong on the eve of the Tour
Down Under' .
One of our members, and his lovely
partner Karen, were lucky enough to be part of a group that had
dinner with Lance Armstrong on the eve of the recently run Tour Down
Under in SA. Dont believe it here is the proof ! Photo
and Happy New Year !!!
The MCCC committee would like to
thanks all those who have supported the recent 'Hayters Timber and
Paving Cash Summer Series'. There has been some great racing and
the top 15 in the points have just received their early Christmas bonus.
A HUGE thankyou to Hayters Timber and Paving, Mark Anthony
Automotive and Narellan Auto Dismantlers for their generous financial
support. Thanks also to Brenton Anthony who suggested and thought
out the structure for the series.
We wish all club members, and
friends of the club, a great Christmas and all the best for a safe and
prosperous New Year. See you all at Smeaton Grange in early Feb 09.
A word from our
Well what fantastic weather we had today for the Goulburn to Citi Cycle
Classic. I would like to thank everyone who helped out today, your
efforts were very much appreciated and the race would not have been a
success without everyone's help, support and commitment. You should all
be very proud of yourselves and the club that you belong to. Our Club
continues to make impacts on cycling around Australia and we are the
leaders in event management. Once again the Macarthur Collegians Cycling
Club were given special mention with interviews on 2KY and 2GB on Friday
and many other local radio stations.
Special thanks to our major sponsors Citi, Campbelltown Catholic Club,
Coca Cola and Paul Wakelings - Skoda for their continued financial
support and a very special thanks to Paul Hillbrick, Nowl Lowry and
Michael Gleeson for their endless hours in the planning, promoting and
finalising of this fantastic event.
Congratulations to Macarthur Rider Luis Trueba who finished 8th, what a
fantastic result ! Congratulations to the other Macarthur Riders who
raced in the event;- Barry Bance, Craig Roach, Colin Grimes and Matt
Alternative to the M7
and Menangle Loop Wednesday night
Due to serious concerns raised
about the safety of riders on the current Wednesday night training rides
the MCCC decided, at the Sep 2008 monthly meeting, not to promote them
as organized club training rides. As an
alternative the following has been
suggested as the year round MCCC Wednesday night training ride.
The MCCC, in the past, would train on a block in the Smeaton Grange
industrial area. The format
was for a 6pm start that began slowly at first lapping a block, and once
riders were warmed up then the pace would quicken too a good pace and
around we would go. The rider on the front would do a lap and then
at the same place each lap around would peel off and move to the back of
the group and the next rider would do a lap and so on. If the
pace was too quick for some then they could drop off the bunch and slow
for a breather and wait for the bunch to come back around and then get
back on. Often a slightly slower group would form and there would
be two groups circulating. Riders that arrived late could just slip in when they
were ready and it worked pretty well and was a great hit out. This
went on for an hour or so. With the recent development in the Smeaton
Grange area a new, basically traffic free block is now available.
The streets are Bluett Dr, Anderson Rd and Gallipoli St and is roughly
900 meters in length, basically flat and is well street lit. There is even a
little cul-de-sac that runs off Bluett Dr which would be a great
place to meet, park cars etc. Give a a go a see what you think.
Comments and suggestions can be made at the next monthly meeting which
is to be held on 14th Oct.
2008 MCCC Club
Championship has been decided.
On a cold, wet and windy 'Spring'
afternoon the 2008 Club Championship has been decided. Only 10
entries braved the conditions in the 45km all in scratch race at
Menangle. In the end it came down to a bunch print with Conor
Kiernan taking the win and clinching the Club Championship in the
process. Congratulations to all !
for MCCC members at Hillbrick Bicycles !
Paul Hillbrick from Hillbrick
Bicycles is a loyal sponsor of the MCCC. As part of Hillbrick
Bicycles 20th anniversary celebrations he is offering all MCCC members
20% of his extensive range of bicycles and accessories. His full
range of products can be viewed is his recently released catalogue.
Click on the picture below which will take you to his website where the
whole catalogue can be viewed. Or you can contact him on (02) 9820
Changes to RTA
road rules that relate to cyclists. Click
licences now available.
Valid from 30 June until 31
December 2008 and cannot be used prior to 30 June.
Complete the standard membership
application and enter into the 'New Membership' box '6 Months' and
submit to the club with the following payment.
Elite Men and Women.
Under 19 Men and Women & Masters <
Masters > 65. $60
Under 17 men and Women, Under 15
Men and Women. $45
Under 13 Boys and Girls, Under
11's and Under 9's. $40.
Karen Reily wins the gold medal at the
Metro Road Titles.
Karen competed in the Womens Master 3 age category at the
Sydney Road Titles which were held at the Penrith Regatta Centre on
31.5.08, and came away with a win and the gold medal.
Congratulations and well done Karen !
Conor Kiernan wins a bronze medal at
NSW Masters Titles.
Congratulations to Conor for wining a bronze medal in
the Masters 4 Road Race at the NSW Masters Road Championships held at
Port Macquarie on the 17/5/08. With a tough 72km course and 37
entries in the field Conor held off some strong finishers to take the
bronze medal. The next day he competed in the Masters 4 Criterium
and finished a creditable 8th. Well done Conor !
Kangaroo Valley social weekend
rundown. (Feb 08) Click here
A great weekend was had by all who attended the Feb
weekend down in Kangaroo Valley. (14 adults, 13 kids) The masses
sprinkled in at various times on Fri evening after work and a 'few'
drinks and nibbles were had before turning in. Next morning those
riding (7) headed off up the undulating road to Tallowa Dam, with a
light mist falling which was a welcome relief from the humidity.
The last one kilometer to the dam itself is very steep and that, along
with the wet roads, made for a tricky decent but all made it unscathed.
The scenery at the dam was breathtaking with low cloud covering the tops
of the surrounding hills and a calmness you had to experience to
believe, truly worth the ride itself. Unfortunately that steep
decent down had to be ridden back up but all made it at their own pace.
The run back into town was quick with the promise of coffee waiting.
Coffee in Kangaroo Valley was had before returning to the cabins.
All up about 60km. Great ride !. That afternoon some did the
tourist trips and 5 other families went canoeing down the river.
It was a lot of fun with all canoes sitting a lot lower in the water
than they did at the start due to the 'occasional' water fight along the
way. Basically if you were close enough to splash someone you did.
The odd rapids along the way made for some good laughs as our unskilled
oarsmen/women attempted to negotiate the whitewater hell. Upon our
return to the cabins, and after a cleanup, it was beer o'clock. We
did our best to munch through the mountains of nibblies assembled,
washed down with some drinkies. A BBQ was the order of the the day
for dinner and some more drinkies. For desert the 'adults' had
some more drinkies (seeing a trend here ?) while the kids played the
chocolate game and toasted some marshmallows and then ran around like
the sugar filled kids they now were. The next morning a warm up
and then a ride up the Fitzroy Falls climb (9km) out of of the valley
was planned. Unfortunately not all fronted for that ride, myself
included, must have been something we ate. A hardcore 4 did and
came home with another 60km under their belts. Sounded like
a tough morning, well done ! After morning tea we all made our way
home and into the rain. All up a fantastic weekend was had by all
and a big thank you must go to Conor for all his efforts in organizing
the trip. Look forward to the next one. PB.
Cadel Evans Charity Ride (2/12/07)
An early morning start saw over
200 Cycling Australia members participate in the Cadel Evans Charity
Ride for the David Peacy Foundation. The event organized by director
Simon Poidevin of Citi (naming rights sponsor of the Goulburn to Citi
Cycle Classic) started at Miller Street North Sydney and finished in
centennial park. The Ride lead by Cadel Evans and his wife were given a
police escort. A lap of centennial park in recognition for Cadels
outstanding results in the Tour De France and a chq for over $ 34, 000
presented to the David Peachy foundation were the highlights of the
morning. Club President David Macefield, Treasurer Andrew Gilman and Goulburn
to Citi promoter and Macarthur club member Paul Hillbrick were among
the riders. It was a fantastic morning!!! DM.
Photo of the guys rubbing shoulders with Cadel.
Citi Presentation (26/11/07)
The official presentation to Citi
for their involvement as naming rights sponsor in the 2007 Goulburn to
Citi Cycle Classic this year took place at their Sydney head office
today. CEO Mr Stephen Roberts and
Director Simon Poidevin were presented with a framed signed winners
jersey of Robbie Williams (from the Drapac Porsche team) by Macarthur
Club President David Macefield. Promoters Paul Hillbrick (Hillbrick
Bicycles) and Noel Lowry (The District Reporter) were also at the
Another word from our President.
Last Thursday Night I was very much privileged to have received the 1st
"Honorary Life Membership" to the Macarthur Collegians Cycling Club.
Thankyou to Neil Leifels for the nomination and also to everyone for
their support. There were also three other deserving "Honorary Life
Membership" awards given to; Michael Gleeson, Noel Lowry and Paul
Hillbrick, for their outstanding contributions to the club and also in
the promoting and running of the Goulburn to Citi Cycle Classic Event
over the last three years.
It was also fantastic to see such a great number of club members attend
the AGM to witness these very special awards.
Thankyou also for allowing me to lead the club again in 2008 as the Club
President and also thankyou to the other club members who have committed
to roles over the next twelve months. Your help in running such a
successful club is appreciated. 2008 is going to be an exciting year as
the club will celebrate it's 25th Anniversary!
Macarthur Riders at the UCI Worlds
Masters Track Championships
Chris Murray and Neil Leifels have been competing at the
Worlds Masters Track Championships which were held at the Dunc Gray
Veledrome between the 16-21 October. In the 750m Time Trial Chris
finished 7th making him the 2nd fastest Australian with Neil finishing
15th in the same event. In the Sprint event Chris was eliminated
after the round 2 repecharge with Neil being eliminated in round 1.
Dont forget this is the 'worlds', great works guys, its been a busy
couple of weeks. Scroll down for their other recent achievements
And now a word from our President.
On behalf of
the Macarthur Collegians Cycling Club, I wish to thank all the
volunteers and sponsors which made yet another successful running of the
2007 Goulburn to Sydney (Citi) Cycle Classic, the oldest and most
prestigious road cycling classic on the NSW cycling calendar.
Over 20 sponsors and 100 hundred volunteers assist on the day and
included volunteers from Macarthur CCC, Southern Highlands CC, Goulburn
CC and other organisations. Your contribution and assistance was very
much appreciated and the event could not run without your help and
This year’s Goulburn to Citi saw over 120 of Australia’s elite cyclists
including 7 professional teams, international riders and 6 Australian
Once again the race has received near 100 media reports including the
Alan Jones, Simon Poidevin interview on Sydney’s 2GB, 702 ABC, Sydney
Morning Herald, Telegraph, The Australian Financial Review and a half
hour documentary of the race on SBS television.
Simon Poidevin, the events Race Ambassador, is to be congratulated for
the manner in which he has undertaken the “Ambassador” role and also for
bringing on board in 2007 the company Citigroup as naming rights
sponsor. Also due to his efforts and our affiliated club, the
Campbelltown Catholic Club, we were also able to raise over $150,000 for
A special “thankyou” night for all involved in the event will be held at
the Campbelltown Catholic Club, 7.30pm on Thursday 1st November. The
night also includes the Macarthur Collegians Cycling Club’s Annual
presentation and all members are invited.
We look forward to your support again in 2008.
Chris Murray claims 3 Gold medals at
the Australasian Masters Games !!
Macarthurs Chris Murray and Neil Leifels traveled to Adelaide and
competed on the track at the Australasian Masters Games, 5-14 October. Chris
Murray claimed Gold medals in the Time Trial, Pursuit and Sprint,
an amazing accomplishment. Neil Leifels was just out of the medals
with 4th place in both the Sprint and Time Trial. Well done to
both of you !
competing in the World Masters Championships which are being held at the
Dunc Gray Velodrome this week. The event has free entry and it is
a great opportunity to see some world class track cycling close to home
and support some club riders on the world stage.
weather greeted all the riders in this years event, unlike last year,
which resulted in most of the bunch staying fairly well grouped
together. A great effort by the three Macarthur/Hillbrick Racing
Team riders who started - unfortunately Justin Young could not start due
to illness. In his first attempt at 'The Goulburn' Conor Keirnan
was the first Macarthur/Hillbrick Team rider to finish in 62nd place
(22nd Div 2 rider) and only 5 minutes 49 secs back from the event winner
Robert Williams from the Drapac Porsche Team. This is a huge
effort and a fantastic result for Conor and the Macarthur Collegians
Cycling Club. Not bad for a Masters 4 rider who got hit by a car
training on the Friday before the race! The clubs
other entrants Lee Smith and Ian Adams rode their hearts out with both
finishing in Camden a little further down the order. Well done all
of you ! A huge thankyou to the organisers and all the volunteers
from the MCCC and the Goulburn and Southern Highlands Clubs that helped
out at the various locations throughout the day. Without all of
your help this event would simply not take place. The event ran
extremely well and the finish in Camden was a sight to behold with the
large crowd gathered to watch. Thankyou !
- Club President.
For a full
rundown of the race as it happened and all the results
2007 Club Champions have been decided
round of the 2007 MCCC Club Championship was held at the Menangle Road
Course on Saturday 8/9/07. The weather cleared but the SE winds
didn't making the course as tough as usual. In the all in
45km scratch race Brodie Talbot escaped and won finishing 19 seconds in
front of a group of five. This group were sprinting for the lower places
and Conor Kiernan took out the sprint taking 2nd with Peter Mclean
finishing 3rd. As it turned out these three were the final top
three in the Club Championship in a different order. Final
standings in the Club Championship can be found here.
added to his 2007 NSW U19 Time Trial bronze medal with another bronze medal
at the NSW U19 Road Championships which were held at Kurrajong on the
19/8/07. The race was 133km in length with a strong field with
Brodie finishing in third place. Well done Brodie !
MCCC riders claim top 3 places at
Macarthur Round of the Interclub Series.
riders cleaned up the cash at the Macarthur Rnd of the Interclub Series
held at the Menangle Rd course on 7/7/07. Karen Reily took out 1st
overall, 1st MCCC rider and 1st woman. Michael Burke took
out 2nd overall, 2nd MCCC rider, 1st master rider and 1st MCCC master
rider. Ron Reinhold took out 3rd overall, 3rd MCCC rider.
Conor Keirnan took out fastest MCCC rider with an average speed of
38.2km/h. Well done to all who entered and the club members and
others who helped out on the day.
Brodie Talbot 3rd in NSW Individual
Time Trial Championships.
The day after
taking out the clubs time trial event, Brodie competed in the Under 19
class at the State Time Trial Championship at Calga, finishing 3rd and
taking the bronze medal. The 20km course had some long climbs with
the longest being about 2km with a gradient similar to Razorback.
Well done Brodie !!