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Waratah Masters Cycling Club
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Founded in 1994 on a long history of cycling, the Waratah Masters Cycling Club has grown to become one of the largest cycling clubs in New South Wales and hosts competitive road, time trial and track racing for club members and visiting clubs almost every week of the year. Find out more >
- Sun Sep 20th | Lansdowne
- Criterium Race
- Sign on from 06:45:00
- Start 7:45am C/F-9:00am A/A2/B
Open to riders from all clubs – women aged 19+ and men aged 30+ who hold a current race licence from Cycling Australia.
Entries on the day (EFTPOS) now welcome.
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Changes to cycling due to the Coronavirus pandemic, have meant that I haven’t travelled to Sydney to compete in Waratah events. With the latest regional restrictions, a racing bubble has been formed with the clubs at Port Macquarie, Macksville, Coffs Harbour and Grafton. At present, living in Emerald Beach, I am allowed to race with local clubs and have been regularly racing with the Macksville and Coffs Harbour clubs, in older style handicap races. There is no hiding in the bunch on the heavy country roads. Very enjoyable racing.
Each year the Macksville Club holds the Brian Cockbain Memorial Ride Around the River, a Sportive with various lengths up to 85km, that winds through the Nambucca River valley. Unfortunately due to the latest restrictions this event had to be cancelled. Last weekend though, I competed in a Macksville Club race, the Brian Cockbain Memorial Time Trial. Brian was a member of the Macksville Cycle Club and a tireless worker promoting and serving the sporting codes in the Nambucca Valley. He passed away aged 51 years, during a club race. This race in his honour is a Handicap TT, over a 17km out and back course. Competitors start at 1 minute intervals, then at the end your overall time is recorded and your time allowance, based on previous performances, is deducted, giving your corrected time. The person with the lowest time in each category is the winner.
The first 1.5km is a flat run along the river, then changes to undulating climbs up to the turnaround mark. I started at a very fast pace for me. On approaching the hills I thought I had gone out too hard, though once I started to climb I felt great, with a good cadence and rhythm. Soon I was at the turn around and on the way home. The finish line appeared and I was still riding strongly. I had covered the 17km course in 27 minutes and, with my handicap, recorded a time of 24 minutes, a good fast ride on my new set of TWE wheels (thanks Greg!). A time that would stand for the rest of the day and win the medal for the Men’s category. A great honour to win such a prestigious event in our district.
Hope you are all well. Every Sunday night I look up the Waratah race results to see how you are all performing. I miss the Waratahs Sunday racing, having a chat, coffee and watching the A and B grade races.
Cheers and stay healthy,
It was great to see so many Waratahs out in full force for the 2020 Club Road Championships at Lansdowne. We had 11 different age categories, including our world famous M11’s. The weather was sunny and windy with many breakaways as riders fought for glory, or at least bragging rights. Thanks to all the support crew and in particular a big thanks to Dave for providing free coffee and snacks.
Final results are shown below. Medals will be presented at our Christmas Lunch.
- Alex Cameron
1. Daniel Bernard
2. Jeffrey Morton
3. Tom Clayton
1. Chris Chow
2. Andy Palmer
3. Chris Mercurio
1. Grant Quinn
2. Paul King
3. Jeff Clarkeburn
1. Sean Vale
2. Rodney Barns
3. Stephen Price
1. John Broughton
2. Ian Greenwood
3. Mark Skribins
1. James Gray
2. Ian Jackson
3. Terry Freshwater
1. Edward Younger
2. Ian Williams
3. David Barnes
1. Phil Owen
2. Felix Tucci
3. Nigel Sheridan
1. Bob Willis
2. David Peterson
LADIES OVER 45
1. Nikki Brian
2. Jackie Bezuidenhout
3. Michelle Scott
The Clubs Road Race Championships will be held this Sunday, 23 August, at Lansdowne. This is a day for Waratah Club members only.
Each Men’s Masters Category, 1 to 11, will have its own race. Some categories may be combined if numbers warrant.
As our Women’s membership is low, it’s proposed to have two races, an under and an over 45 years race. If agreed by participants, the Women’s group may be allowed to ride within an appropriate Men’s category. Medals will be awarded to all winners and place getters and presented at the Club’s annual dinner in December.
Entry is free and start times are: 7.45 am for MMAS 1 to 5 and WMAS under 45; 9.00 am for MMAS 6 to 11 and WMAS over 45.
All Waratahs are encouraged to participate in this enjoyable Club event. Even if you don’t manage to pick up a medal it’s one of the few opportunities we all have to meet and mix with our fellow Club members. It’s requested that Club jerseys be worn by all riders, unless of course you’re new and don’t yet have one.
Hope you can join us for this enjoyable Club event.
Waratah racing this Sunday is at the Eastern Creek Raceway (SMSP) and from now on all our races are open to all licensed riders. This includes both pre-paid and single race entries.
Single race entries on the day will be accepted providing:
- Race payment of $15 is made via our new EFTPOS facility. This accepts most cards, with the exception of Amex. No cash payments please.
- Sign-on is require using the single use pens provided.
- Race numbers must be returned after the event and placed in a used number bucket for cleaning.
All riders are reminded of the need to maintain social distancing and to not attend if you are sick or have flu like symptoms.
Thanks for your patience and understanding as we’ve adjusted our procedures to meet the new requirements. We hope you can join us for some more enjoyable racing.
The order window to buy Waratah clothing is now open for two weeks until 14 August. Now racing has recommenced it’s perhaps time to spruce up your kit or pick up a few additional items for your wardrobe. Here is the link to the site:
Champions dedicated Waratah ordering site hopefully makes the order process easy. If an item you’d like is not shown you are welcome to contact Champion (8030 7080) and discuss your needs.
You have the choice of having your order shipped directly to your home, for a small fee, or alternatively included in a bulk delivery that will be brought to our Sunday races.
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