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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

Nov 22nd | Heffron

ABenedikt SCHNEIDER
A2Geoff Wilson
BMatt Caffrey
CPeter Cremen
DCassandra Beccari
EDenis Sullivan
FAgostino Danelutti

Next Race / Event

  • Sun Nov 29th | 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.

Race Photo Galleries

Colnago Cup 2017

Latest News from the Waratah Masters CC

12Nov 20

Track Training

LACC have invited Waratah members interested in track training to come along on Wednesday nights.

Wednesday night track training at Lidcombe starts at 6pm. LACC have a few bikes for loan, not too many, but at least 6 to 8 adult sized bikes – $5 for training, free to LACC members. All welcome but with Covid LACC just need to know name and contact details prior to the night.

For a loan bike – bring your pedals, and the usual stuff – Helmet, Shoes, Water Bottle, and Licence. No charge.

Jim Gray (0403 061 423) is a regular at these sessions and is happy to help any Waratah get settled in.  If you are interested, even if you have never ridden track before, have a chat with Jim.

Give track a crack.

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06Nov 20

LACC/BSCC Friday Night Track Racing

LACC in conjunction with BSCC – Alternate Friday nights, Lidcombe Oval and Dunc Gray Velodrome. With the rain venue on the Lidcombe nights being at DGV (the call will be made by 3pm and posted on both the LACC and BSCC Facebook pages)

Sign on from 6pm, Junior racing starts at 6:30. Senior Warm up 7pm, first race 7:15     Open Grades: $12, juniors $6

The format will be at both venues:

Warm-up Scratch Race, a Sprint Event, an Endurance event, and finished with a Wheel Race (with Cash on the line)

Dates:

  • November 6th – Lidcombe
  • November 13th – DGV
  • November 20th – Lidcombe
  • November 27th – DGV
  • December 4th – Lidcombe
  • December 11th – DGV
  • December 18th – Lidcombe

Sign on with Buncheur or exact money on the night…

The Lidcombe events will include a 3-Lap Wheel Race for the prestigious Hartford Timbers Trophy. Qualifying will be in November / December (first 5 places in the wheel race). The Trophy race will be held December 18th, 2020.

Racing will continue January to March 2021

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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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