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Waratah Masters Cycling Club
The premier cycling club in New South Wales

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 >

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We take racing seriously, but we also enjoy our cycling and involve our club members regardless of their level and abilities. Find out more >

Latest Race Results & Winners

Oct 18th | Lansdowne

AKevin Berkeley
A2Dave Jacobs
BJeffrey Clarkeburn
CAndrew Jackson
DGeoffrey Wong
EJoe Dimech
FLuigi Lollato

Next Race / Event

  • Sun Nov 1st | SMSP Full
  • Graded Scratch Race
  • Sign on from 05:45:00
  • Start 7:00am all grades

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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Colnago Cup 2017

Latest News from the Waratah Masters CC

24Oct 20

RACING AT HEFFRON CANCELLED

Due to the significant amount of water already on the course and the forecast of continued rain, we have cancelled Sunday’s racing at Heffron.

However for those who would like some morning exercise, you are welcome to join our Zwift Rainy Day Racing crits. There are 4 grades starting at 8 am. If you’d like to participate you need to enter this evening via the Waratah Masters Zwifters Facebook group.

We hope to see you next week on the full circuit at Eastern Creek.

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18Oct 20

AUSCYCLING UPDATE

As many of you will be aware a new cycling peak body will come into effect on 1 November 2020. The body, AusCycling, will represent the three sports of road and track, BMX and mountain biking. The national bodies of BMX and mountain biking voted to join AusCycling some time ago. Cycling Australia only recently voted to join when the required 75% of states and territories voted yes to a proposal to join. The only state that voted no was NSW with WA abstaining.

So shortly Cycling Australia will cease to exist with its functions being assumed by AusCycling. This will leave Cycling NSW as a stand-alone organisation with no national representation, licencing authority, or meaningful revenue streams.

Last week the Waratah Masters committee resolved that the club should affiliate with AusCycling and we have subsequently done so. We have done this for a number of reasons.

  • Guaranteed continuation of insurance for club race organisers and volunteers. When Cycling Australia rolls into AusCycling all current insurances remain in place for affiliated clubs. Cycling NSW are unable to guarantee that the existing cover will remain for clubs that do not affiliate. As we hold weekly races the insurance of race organisers and volunteers is of paramount importance and we are not prepared to take the risk of losing coverage.
  • An uncertain future for Cycling NSW. The Cycling NSW board have been unable or unprepared to articulate what their future role will be as a stand-alone organisation. If they continue to exist they will have no representation at a national level, no race sanctioning authority, no UCI licence issuing rights and no clear revenue stream when they lose race licence revenue and national grants. Their relevance to clubs such as ours will become marginal at best.
  • AusCycling will assume responsibility for all existing club member licences. From 1 November your existing licence will allow you to compete across all three sports – road and track, BMX and cross country. We believe this is in the best interests of our sport. Additionally, the cost of your licence will fall significantly when you renew.
  • The cost to the club of affiliation with AusCycling is $295 per year. So the cost of our affiliation is minor.
  • AusCycling have also given all clubs an undertaking that they will not interfere with club race entry systems or costs.

In joining AusCycling we are now confident that our regular Sunday races will continue on as usual. So, from our clubs racing perspective nothing much will change. However your committee is also unanimous in the belief that having one peak body replacing the 19 separate state and national organisations, across the three sports, is in the long term best interests of the sport we all enjoy and care about. Therefore, we should support the new organisation.

For the time being we remain affiliated with Cycling NSW until we get a clearer indication of their future plans.

You will be receiving further communications from AusCycling in due course. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact myself or any committee member.

Best wishes

Ian Jackson – President

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03Oct 20

ERIK MATHER CUP – LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED

Late entries will be accepted for the Erik Mather Cup this Monday.

The entry fee is $40, please pay by credit card or exact change.

If you already have a pre-paid Waratah race number please bring it along, we are expecting a big turnout and extra numbers will come in handy.

Hope you can join us for this special day.

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22Sep 20

Annual General Meeting – 11 October 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park after racing on 11 October 2020. The Notice of meeting has been sent to members. If you are a financial member and have not received the Notice please contact Paul Regattieri by email at paulregattieri@internode.on.net for a copy.

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13Sep 20

ERIK MATHER CUP

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11Sep 20
2020 BRIAN COCKBAIN MEMORIAL HANDICAP TIME TRIAL

2020 BRIAN COCKBAIN MEMORIAL HANDICAP TIME TRIAL

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,

Harry Rourke

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