December 2009 edition of e-Cycle
The Board and Staff of Cycling Australia wish all our members a Merry Christmas, a safe festive season and all the very best for 2010 – on and off the bike.
2010 Scody Open Road Championships (Wed 6 to Sun 10 January 2010)
Following hot on the heels of the Tassie Christmas Carnivals and the Jayco Bay Series is CA’s premier event of the year, the Scody Australian Open Road Championships at Buninyong and Ballarat. Based on early entries, we are shaping up for strong fields again across each of the categories. An exciting new addition to the 2010 event will be the Criterium Championships, which will be raced in the centre of Ballarat on Thursday evening. Entries for the 2010 Australian Open Road Championships are now open. To enter the event or for more information follow this link: www.cycling.org.au/openroad2010
- Just a reminder to those entering the 2010 Open Road Championships – or any other event in early January – that you must have renewed your Cycling Australia membership to be eligible to race. So please Renew Your License NOW!!
2010 Open Road Championship Recreational Ride
Be a part of the Championships and join Phil Liggett and Mike Tomalaris in riding the renowned Australian Championship road race circuit at Mt Buninyong. Download an entry form for the Recreational Ride HERE!!
New President at Annual General Meeting
The Cycling Australia AGM was held in Melbourne at the time of the Track World Cup and Awards dinner. The meeting elected a new President for Cycling Australia. Melbourne barrister, Klaus Mueller has taken over the Chair of the Board for the next three year term. Klaus was formerly a Vice-President on the Board of CA and a President of CycleSport Victoria. We all wish him well for the many challenges that lay ahead.
Also elected to the Board was Peter Tomlinson a Hospital Scientist and Laboratory Manager from Bowral, NSW. Peter has a long history of involvement in the sport and is one of Australia’s leading internationally accredited commissaires.
Outgoing President Mike Victor, was acknowledged for his service over the past decade which saw the Federation go through a tremendous period of growth. Fortunately, Australian cycling will retain Mike’s services through his ongoing involvement with the Oceania Confederation, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association and the Melbourne 2010 Road World Championships.
The Board was pleased to present a report to the AGM reflecting a very successful year. Membership increased again by over 10%, a satisfying financial surplus was returned and our athletes recorded a very successful year on the International stage.
Including the Urban St Kilda Austral Wheelrace, Revolution 5 will be held at Hisense Arena on Wednesday 16 December.
With dual Olympic Games gold medallist Graeme Brown, points race world champion Cameron Meyer and under 23 time trial world champion Jack Bobridge and Victoria's Shane Perkins confirmed starters, it is one of the strongest Austral fields ever assembled.Event & Ticket information
2010 2XU Australian Madison Championship, presented by Brunetti
The 2010 2XU Australian Madison Championships, presented by Brunetti, will be held at DISC on Friday 18 December.
Jointly promoted by CycleSport Victoria and CotterPin, one of the best fields ever for a Madison Championships has been assembled with teams including young stars Cameron Meyer and Glenn O’Shea, Graeme Brown and Jack Bobridge, Travis Meyer and Michael Frieberg and Junior World Champions Alex Carver and Luke Durbridge.
Tickets are on sale now through CSV and are selling quickly, particularly for the limited seating in the front and back straight grandstand. Official website
On-line Membership Promotion
We again remind that membership is being processed for the 2010 racing season and as we stated in the previous edition of E-Cycle, central to improving our membership services is to increase the use of on-line facilities for renewing and new memberships. This cuts down both the labour intensity factor and time taken in delivering memberships as well as minimising risk of error in database information.
To promote and encourage members to use on-line facilities for renewal we have launched a fantastic ‘money-can’t-buy’ experience at the 2010 Road World Championships in Geelong for one lucky member who renews on line for 2010. The prize consists of:
- Return economy air travel for two adults from the winner's closest Australian capital city to Melbourne departing Monday 27 September 2010 and returning Monday 4 October 2010;
- Seven nights accommodation, twin share, at the Mercure Hotel, Cnr Myers and Gheringghap Streets, Geelong, Victoria, 3220; from Monday 27 September 2010 to Monday 4 October 2010. Accommodation includes bed and breakfast, only.
- VIP hospitality at the event on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October 2010
- A lap of the 2010 UCI Road Cycling World Championships course in Geelong during competition
- A Melbourne 2010 supporters pack including a signed jersey from a current Australian cyclist
- An official World championships program
All members who join or renew on-line only before 31 March 2010, will automatically be entered into the draw for this prize. Terms and Conditions are available on the CA website.
Jayco 2009 Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards
Congratulations to Cadel Evans – Sir Hubert Opperman Trophy winner and 2009 Jayco Australian Cyclist of the Year – and all the other award winners and finalists who were celebrated for their amazing efforts at the Oppy Awards dinner held in Melbourne last month. For the winners, click here.
National Road Series
The final results of the National Road Series can be found at www.cycling.org.au/nrs. Congratulations to the winners of the individual series Will Clarke and Bronwyn Ryan, and the champion team for 2009 ‘Fly V Australia’.
Tour Down Under on SBS
SBS is again the Official Broadcaster of the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under, offering viewers exclusive free-to-air daily highlights and several stages broadcast LIVE from January 17 2010. Up to the minute news, standings, video highlights and expert blogs will be available at SBS’s dedicated Cycling portal at sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral.
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New CA Office
A quick reminder of the contact details for the new Cycling Australia office in Mascot, Sydney. Please note the following if you haven’t already done so
|Physical address||Level 2, 280 Coward Street|
|MASCOT NSW 2020|
|Postal address||PO Box 6310|
|ALEXANDRIA NSW 2015|
|Phone||02 9339 5800|
|Fax||02 9339 5888|
Two books for Christmas?
"Close to Flying", by Cadel Evans and "The Anna Meares Story – When Courage Triumphs over Disaster".
Now available at Myer, David Jones, Borders, Kmart, Dymocks, Angus & Robertson and most independent bookshops.
Congratulations to Michelle Crawford and Graeme Allbon who were awarded the 2009 Malaysia Airlines Masters Cyclist of the Year for 2009. Both had an outstanding year of competition amongst a quality field of finalists: Megan Marsh, Shirley Amy, Keith Oliver and David Willmott. As we continue to experience and enjoy growth in our Masters category membership we look forward to an enjoyable and successful series of Masters cycling events in 2010. Please refer to the Cycling Australia or member association websites for local Masters category events. The National and International calendar of Masters events for 2010 is:
15-18th April 2010 - Australian Masters Track Championships - DISC Melbourne
August 2010 - World Masters Road Championships - TBC
24- 28th September 2010 - Australian Masters Road Championships - Ballarat (The week before the UCI World Road Championships - Melbourne 2010)
October 2010 - World Masters Track Championships - Portugal - TBC
It all starts at the beginning
First impressions are lasting impressions. As we experience growth in membership it is important that we make new members feel welcome into club and team environments.
The Australian Sports Commission has developed “Ten tips to promote inclusion into your sporting club” which has great ideas on creating and developing positive experiences. Please click here to read this document.
Please take the time to say 'thanks'
“Thanks” to the many volunteers and officials who provide their time and expertise to help make cycling events at club, state, national and international levels a safe, fair and fun sport. Sure some of them lose their patience and yell at competitors some times but we all have the one thing in common, the enjoyment of cycling