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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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Latest Race Results & Winners

Oct 15th | Lansdowne

APeter Milostic
BRodney Barnes
CTerry Steer
DAdam Phillips
EMichelle Scott
FDavid Gray
HelperJack Yuen

Next Race / Event

  • Sun Oct 22nd | SMSP Full
  • Graded Scratch Race
  • Sign on from 05:45:00
  • Start 7:00am all grades

Open to riders aged 30+ from all clubs with a current CA Race licence. Single-day race licenses available on race day.

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Colnago Cup 2017

Latest News from the Waratah Masters CC

17Oct 17
Calga TT – 8th October

Calga TT – 8th October

Postponed to the second Sunday in October, perfect conditions greeted 4 Waratahs in the race of truth. Jeremy Lowes PBd with his first sub 40min short course (targeting his minute man clubmate Steve Adams the entire way) and Michael (Miguel) Troup in only his 2nd TT lowered his previous best by 1:23. Let’s hope we can draft big Mig into next years Club TT champs at Nowra and revitalise after the poor Waratah entries in 2017.

Full results: http://www.atta.asn.au/db/005.php?page=event&rideid=nsw10_17

The clock is ticking

On way

Faster than a speeding bullet …

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07Oct 17

Dragway Parking Change

For this Sundays race on the short Dragway circuit would all competitors and others now enter the Dragway via Gate A, the main gate, (Gate D will remain closed). Please park around the back of the buildings near the main offices at the end of the dragstrip to keep the main car park clear for people preparing for next week’s 4WD and Adventure Show.

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27Sep 17

Waratah Clothing Order Window Open

The Watatah clothing order window is now open until 16 October. So why not get ready for summer with some great new gear.

To order simply go to the Champion Systems web site and start ordering. Orders will be ready for delivery 4 weeks after the window closes.

See below for some useful information on your ordering options.

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20Sep 17

A Charitable Performance by the Waratah’s at Eastern Creek

Last Tuesday a 6 man Waratah Masters team joined over 250 other riders at the ‘Below the Belt’ pedalthon at SMSP.

The 3 hour event was all about raising funds for ANZUP which provides funds for clinical trials to improve outcomes for people with Prostate, Testicular, Bowel or Kidney cancer.

The team of Sandy Watt, Murray Henwood, Ian Jorgensen, Roger Bourne and Graham Jones collectively travelled over 550kms covering approximately 143 laps of the SMSP circuit.

All agreed it was a great work out on a great day for a great cause. Hopefully we can attract more Waratah’s to support the event next year.

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11Sep 17
Club Road Championships

Club Road Championships

The Club’s Road Championships were held at Lansdowne on Sunday 10 September. Some 80 Waratahs raced across 12 grades, including five members over 80 competing in the M11’s for the first time. The weather was beautiful as was Dave’s coffee which he so generously provided free of charge.

Racing was fast and furious in most grades with a mixture of breakaways and bunch sprints hitting the line to take out the honors. Congratulations to all place getters and to all members who came out to compete in this enjoyable day. As usual all medals will be awarded at our annual dinner in December.

Race results are as follows:

WARATAH CLUB ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS – 10 September 2017

MAS 1

1 Matt Wilson

MAS 2

1 Daniel Bernard
2 Simon Codd
3 Aaron Bautista

MAS 3

1 James Downey
2 Louay Alameddine
3 Chris Mercurio

MAS 4

1 Glenn Torres
2 Saso Stojcevski
3 Brett McMurtrie

MAS 5

1Gary Kleiner
2 Leo Sommer
3 David Pearson

MAS 6

1 Rodney Barnes
2 Ian Grenwood
3 Mark Skribins

MAS 7

1 Chris Fowler
2 Paul McKay
3 Jack Yuen

MAS 8

1 Ian Jackson
2 Harry Rourke
3 Franz Pichler

MAS 9

1 Ludwik Dabrowski
2 Brian Wood
3 Kevin Stubbs

MAS 10

1 Phil Owen
2 Bob Willis
3 Nigel Sheridan

 MAS 11

1  Luigi Lollato
2 Max Beardwood
3 Ray Bush

LADIES OVER 45

1 Michelle Scott
2 Ann Eckert
3 Joanne Cameron

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09Sep 17
UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Road Race

UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Road Race

Hi once again to all the Waratahs.  Well the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Road Race at Albi has been run, and won in my age group (65-69 years) by a Belgian rider, Rudolf Sluyts, who attacked in the last kilometres to win in great style in a breakaway.  Coming into the race I felt I had prepared well, was feeling in good form and thought I had an outside chance of finishing with the leading bunch. Before the race the word was out that the French would attack early, so you had to make sure you were up the front of the bunch to cover any move. Not easy to do, as there was a lot of pushing and shoving right from the start, even in first 2km neutral zone. A bit like the old fashioned scratch race on the track. I was well positioned on the start line in the top 20 of a field of more than 150 riders in the over 65 years groups and when the racing started, I was in the top 30. I didn’t look behind, as the pace was soon over 40km/hr and all you could hear was crashing and banging as we sped along the twisting roads towards Marssac-sur-Tarn. About 10km from the start, on a downhill curved approach to a narrow bridge, one of the more major crashes occurred bringing down several riders at the front. Thankfully I managed to avoid it.

Shortly afterwards we started into the rolling hills through the winery district of the beautiful Tarn valley. No time for sightseeing as the attacks were happening one after the other. At about the 25km mark we started one of the three major climbs of the race through the village of Campagnac, a climb of about 6km length varying in gradient from 2 to 7%. I climbed it well and this gave me the confidence that I could climb with the leading riders. I handled the next two climbs and subsequent long winding, fast descents well – the peloton spilt on the descent following more crashes, but I was still there. By this stage the temperature had risen to 36°C and the humidity was high, not ideal riding conditions. I was still part of the leading bunch after the last major climb at 25km to go, but 5km later there was a long 2 to 3% uphill gradient with a light cross wind. The pace went up and I found myself under real pressure. Heart rate very high, cadence high, legs hurting and, as a result, the back door of the bunch was open and I was going out. I tried a higher gear but I just couldn’t bridge the gap. I found myself in a small group, a lot of the other riders suffering dehydration and cramping. We chased, but were losing time very quickly because of our lack of riders who could work. It was a great relief when we finally entered the Albi Motor Racing Circuit for the last kilometre of the race and the sprint for the line. I finished in 64th place in my group and felt happy that I’d finished the race and given it my best shot.

The presentation of World Champion jerseys was begun by honouring Robert Marchand, a 106-year-old Frenchman, who was presented with his UCI Rainbow Jersey and Gold medal for the over 105 years category.  He was the only competitor in this division, and rode a course of over 20km to win this award.  The audience was very supportive of his solo effort, with several standing ovations for him through the presentation. What a moving event to honour his incredible effort and achievement.

We spent our last few days in France sightseeing, drinking those fantastic French cappuccinos and indulging in the odd nice diet-free meal. I really learned a lot about racing with Europeans and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, but am now looking forward to having a ride with the M7 group and a race with the Waratahs.

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