e-Cycle - September 18, 2009
CA has moved
Cycling Australia has relocated to Mascot (Sydney). Regrettably we lost the battle with Telstra to retain the existing phone numbers. We have also taken this opportunity to update our generic email. Below are the new details for Cycling Australia:
|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|
New CA Staff
CA welcomes two new staff members to the administration department to assist with our capacity to deliver member services against a background of sustained membership growth:
Liz Watson – Administration Officer – CA Operations
Robert Leggett - Administration Officer - BMX Operations
We are sure you will all join with us in welcoming Liz and Rob to the growing CA team and wish them every success.
World Championships wrap
Since our last e-cycle we have many new World Champions across a number of disciplines. Congratulations to Sam Willoughby (U19 BMX), Jared Graves and Caroline Buchannan (MTB 4X) and juniors Michael Hepburn (individual pursuit in WR time), Luke Durbridge (road time trial & madison), Alex Carver (madison), Megan Dunn (points race, omnium & team pursuit), Michaela Anderson (individual & team pursuit), Melissa Hoskins (team pursuit) and Amy Cure (scratch race). Congratulations also to all those cyclists who have represented Australia with distinction at the recent BMX, MTB, Junior Track, Junior Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships.
Membership renewals and new members will soon be able to apply for licences for 2010. Manual forms will be downloadable from the CA website from Monday 5 October and online services for those clubs that have registered will commence from Monday 19 October.
2009 CA AGM
Notices have recently been sent to States regarding the 2009 CA AGM – held in Melbourne on 22 November. Nominations are being called for CA Office Bearers and Commission members. For those interested [click here].
The Boards of CA, BMXA & MTBA will also be reviewing the appointment of National Selection Committees. [Click here] for more information of how to nominate.
Australian Junior Road Championships
Congratulations to all those who took part in these Championships and to the organisers for staging another successful event at Stromlo Forest Park, one of Australia's best outdoor cycling facilities. [Click here] to view the results of the Championships.
Masters cyclists have a huge month of racing coming up, starting with the Australian Road Championships, followed by the World Masters Games and finishing with the UCI Masters Track World Championships. We wish all our masters well in these events and encourage as many of our members to get out there and support our masters.
Australian Masters Road Championships – 1-5 October, Stromlo Forest Park, ACT
Latest news - late entries accepted until Wednesday 23 September.
Online entries close on Sunday - 20 September. Please [click here] for more information on the Championships.
World Masters Games – 10-18 October, Sydney
UCI Track Cycling Masters World Championships – 19-24 October, Dunc Gray Velodrome, Sydney
All riders must have a UCI license before entering the Championships, as the license number is required for registration and acceptance of entry. [click here] to go to the Masters page on the CA website to download a special discounted masters international license application form. Note: if the application is received 3 weeks or less from start of the event then a late fee will be payable.
If you have not entered, hurry, entries close next Friday, 25 September! [click here] for the official website.
UCI Track World Cup Classic – 19-21 November, Hisense Arena, Melbourne
The world's best cyclists descend on Melbourne this November for three big days and nights of top shelf track cycling action. The Brits and Germans have already indicated they'll be sending strong teams and the Aussies will be ready to meet the international challenge head-on and continue their momentum towards London 2012.
Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketek.com with more information at www.trackworldcup.com.au. Stay tuned for a terrific "Best Seat in the House; Best Bed in Town" offer soon to go live courtesy Urban Hotel St Kilda, situated just metres from Beach Rd, making it ideal destination to watch the cycling at night and join the thousands who ride to Mordy and back of a morning.
Plus if you buy a AAA ticket you go in the draw to win a $15,000 custom-made BAUM Corretto – a prize money might be able to buy, but that your partner would be unlikely to allow!
2009 Jayco Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards – 22 November, Melbourne
Why not stay the extra night in Melbourne and join us for the annual 2009 Jayco Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards dinner being held at the Plaza Ballroom, 191 Collins Street, Melbourne to celebrate Australia's cycling achievements in 2009, [click here] for details.
Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Victoria, 12-18 October
The biggest event on the Oceania calendar takes off around Victoria in mid-October. Find out more on www.heraldsuntour.com.au
2010 Oceania Track & Road Championships – 11-15 November, Invercargill, NZL
Information on the Championships can be found on the CA website [click here] to view.
National Road Series
SCODY Tour de Perth
Western Australia's premier cycling event will have a new beginning in when it runs in November 2009. The four stages of the event will take in high profile central city locations idea for riders and great for spectators and media coverage. The Tour de Perth men's and women's events will form part of Cycling Australia's National Road Series and will be televised on SBS. It will be the last opportunity for individuals to earn points in the 2009 series. For more information /nrs
National Road Series on SBS:
Grafton to Inverell McDonalds Cycling Classic
Sunday 20 September 1130-1200
Pengana Goulburn to Citi
Sunday 4 October 1200-1230
Caterpillar Underground Mining Tour of Tasmania
Sunday 18 October 1200-1300
|Shotz Melbourne to Warrnambool||
Sunday 1 November 1200-1230
Scody Tour de Perth
Sunday 22 November (tbc)
2010 UCI Road World Championships
In 2010, Melbourne and Geelong will have the honour of hosting the world's second biggest cycling event, the UCI Road World Championships from 29 September to 3 October. It's Victoria's most significant new event since the 2006 Commonwealth Games and it is expected that up to 300,000 spectators will line the course to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Geelong.
Get a taste of what's to come, watch this year's UCI Road World Championships from Mendrisio, Switzerland on One HD. The Women's Elite Road Race will commence at 9.30pm on Saturday 26 September with the Men's Elite Road Race on Sunday 27 September from 6.30pm.
Becoming a volunteer is another great way to get involved. Opportunities will exist for people with a wide-range of abilities and experience. Visit melbourne2010.com.au to register your interest or call 03 9671 4411 during business hours.
For full event details and all the latest news, please subscribe to the event e-Newsletter by visiting melbourne2010.com.au.
Bicycle Equipment Regulations
The UCI has released a document which provides guidelines for the implementation and enforcement of regulations on bicycles [click here] to view.
Throughout 2009 The Department of Environment and Climate Change, NSW (DECC) have provided a significant number of DECC Cycling Vouchers, each worth $360, FREE to companies, councils and community groups to provide adult AustCycle training courses for everyone from beginners to experienced riders.
Since its launch, the DECC Voucher Program has provided more than 150 groups with FREE cycling training. We are happy to announce that this program has now been extended to 31 March 31 2010, giving hundreds more the opportunity to take up this exciting offer.
For further information about the vouchers, contact DECC via email at OnYourBike@environment.nsw.gov.au. To apply for a voucher, simply fill in the DECC Faxback Form available on the AustCycle website about the AustCycle program or in registering for a training
For coaches interested in becoming an AustCycle Teacher/Provider contact visit the website visit www.austcycle.com.au for more details.
National Coaching Scholarship – Call for Expressions of Interest
The National Coaching Scholarship Program (NCSP) is an Australian Sports Commission (ASC) initiative that aims to prepare identified coaches for a career in high performance coaching.
The scholarship is for two years, beginning as early as January 2010, and can be either full or part time. The scholarship coach would be required to travel and largely based at the AIS High Performance program in Adelaide, whilst also spending time in Varese, Italy and would become an integrated member of the coaching staff within each program under the supervision of Head Coaches in various programs. The scholarship coach is expected to undertake a postgraduate degree in Sports Coaching (or similar) and participate in a professional development program tailored to individual needs.
Expressions of interest close 30 September 2009 [click here] for further details.
Updated: Level 2 Coaching Course: 28 November – 3 December, Adelaide
This updated Level 2 course has been extended to six days to allow for more learning and knowledge opportunities for coaches, more practical elements and more face-to-face time between coach attendees and course presenters. Please find attached the Level 2 Coach Training Program Information Sheet that outlines the course details and training program modules.
Closing date for applications, with payment, is Friday 16 October. Places are extremely limited on this coach training program so please book early to avoid disappointment [click here] for further details and the application form.
National Talent ID & Development Program: TRACK SPRINT CYCLING
The National Talent Identification and Development Program (NTID), along with CA and NSWIS, is currently looking for talented sporting individuals who are up for a challenge and have the desire to represent Australia at future Olympic Games. The NTID program is launching a new track sprint cycling program in NSW with the program open to males aged 14 to 18 years and females aged from 15 to 25 years. Registrations close on Friday 16 October with testing for selected applicants held at Dunc Gray Velodrome (Bass Hill) on Sunday 1 November. For further information [click here]
Cycling Australia is now on Twitter
CA has recently joined Twitter - the free social networking service that enables its users to send and receive messages known as 'tweets' via the Twitter website or external applications. To get headlines of the latest CA news from road, track and MTB; results from the NRS and other National events; membership information and more, you can follow us on Twitter for FREE here: Twitter.com/CyclingAus. BMX Australia is also on Twitter: twitter.com/BMXAus
"The Anna Meares Story - When Courage Triumphs over Disaster"
Australian cycling's golden girl, Anna Meares, has written a book which is now available at the following stores: Myer, David Jones, Borders, Kmart, Dymocks, Angus & Robertson and most independent bookshops. It is also available online at www.newholland.com.au
CA members have been taking advantage of the opportunity to purchase a wide range of consumer products at discount prices through My SmartShopper. [click here] to take advantage of this offer.