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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

Mar 15th | Lansdowne

ACraig Sinteur
A2Marc Agostino
BDarren Lee
CAndrew Jackson
DTerry Freshwater
EBrian Wood
FAlan Sumner

Next Race / Event

  • Mon Apr 13th | SMSP Full
  • Graded Scratch Race. Erik Mather Cup. Easter Monday - POSTPONED
  • 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.

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Colnago Cup 2017

Latest News from the Waratah Masters CC

01Apr 20

Sunday Morning Waratahs – Let’s Ride

Are you missing Sunday morning races, riding with friends, enjoying the competition and the energy of the bunch? It’s not the same being stuck at home or out for a spin with just one riding partner, 1.5 metres away.

Introducing our Sunday Morning E-Bunch Ride

We have launched a weekly bunch ride on Zwift. It’s a non-competitive ride, open to all our members and friends.

If you’re a Waratah member or have ridden with us, why not jump in and join us?

This Sunday will be a no-drop ride of 90 minutes, starting at 8am.

Instructions are below. If you have questions or need some help, please contact Brett McMurtrie, at velozdirect@gmail.com.

E-Racing

We are also testing a Zwift racing option, again for Sunday mornings. Stay tuned for news.

How to join our Sunday rides

1 Set yourself up on Zwift, if you aren’t already using it

2 Follow our virtual riding project manager, Brett McMurtrie, using the Zwift companion app

3 You will receive a ride invitation through the Zwift companion app

4 See this article for more information 

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21Mar 20
AUSTRALIAN MASTERS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS –	HARRY ROURKE

AUSTRALIAN MASTERS TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS – HARRY ROURKE

I recently competed in the Australian Masters Track Championships held in Brisbane at the Anna Meares Velodrome – luckily, we were able to complete the carnival before all cycling events were cancelled or postponed. Unfortunately I was the only competitor representing the Waratahs this year. There were 6 events held over 4 days, and, being a glutton for punishment, I entered and rode in all events. I compete in the MMAS9 category, and there were a field of 6 competitors in my age group. What a great event and so well organised by Cycling Queensland and Cycling Australia.  The velodrome is a magnificent facility, with the track being in superb condition and providing all those little extras in the infield like chilled drinking water taps to refill bidons and an automatic pumping station for tyres.

 
Being relatively new to track racing, I was ecstatic with my results this year. I came home with 2 gold medals, for the Keiren and the Individual Pursuit, a silver in the Points Race, 2 bronze medals in the Sprint and the Scratch Race, and although I came 4th in the Time Trial, I rode a PB in this event, which was very pleasing.


Thanks go to all the people who have helped me over the past year to get to this level including Paul McKay, Rod Wagner, Craig Cameron (Coffs Harbour CC), Geoff Stoker and my track training partners of Rod Wagner, Michael Sales and Bob Clarke. I intend to continue to work on improving my performances for next year’s competitions.

Being a road rider, I’m probably the only person to ever have won an Australian track title in a road jersey and with a banana in my back pocket (no banana really, but at one stage during the Points Race I did reach for a bidon that wasn’t there!).  Due to a conflict of dates, I missed the B2B this year, but would like to congratulate all the Waratahs that took part in it – from what I’ve been told the new course made it a tough event. 

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17Mar 20

ALL WARATAH CLUB RACING CANCELLED

As you’ve no doubt heard, Cycling NSW has announced that their race sanctions have been withdrawn for all cycling events (club, open and sanctioned recreational) until 30 April. This date will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the possibility of further extensions.

As a consequence, all Waratah Sunday racing has been cancelled until 30 April or whenever sanctions are reinstated.

Our major ‘open’ event, the Erik Mather Cup previously scheduled for 13 April, will be re-scheduled once racing recommences.

The CNSW announcement also makes reference to bunch rides. The Waratahs do not have any official or sanctioned bunch rides. However, some club members do participate in bunch rides with other riders. If these rides continue, and if you continue to participate in them, then we encourage everyone to take note of the comments in the release on ‘social distancing’.

We are going through some ‘interesting times’ which unfortunately impacts us all and the sport we all love. We will keep you posted on further developments. Meanwhile keep well and keep safe.

https://cycling.org.au/nsw/covid-19-170320?fbclid=IwAR191ZTanwuIZX6H1ensjOJg0FbFGR5u7Tn0oOjZWx_0Jo6Kc-vr6kIeomk

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10Mar 20

Club Track Championship Results

Congratulations to Brett McMurtrie the Waratah Masters Track Cycling Champion for 2020. In a closely fought Ominium it came down to the last event in which Brett, partnered by Mark Scribbins, kept the back markers (Tom and Colin) at bay, and secured both the Wheel Race trophy and the overall win.

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30Jan 20

CLUB TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2020

The Club Track Championships have been scheduled for Saturday, 7th March at Dunc Gray Velodrome. Sign on from 8.30am for a 9.00am start.

As in past years we will be running a modified omnium format of 5 events.  The program starts with a warm up Scratch Race over 10, 20 or 30 laps depending on grade.  This is followed by a Time Trial over 2 laps, 500 metres, timed from a standing start.  After the TT we are running a new event for 2020, a Tempo race.  The Tempo race is held over 10, 20 or 30 laps, again, depending on grade.  In a Tempo Race 1 point is awarded to the first rider to cross the finish line, on every lap, after lap 5.  Event 4 will be an Italian Pursuit, giving Waratahs the chance to combine in a team race that allows every rider to ride to their own strength.  Following the Italian we are offering Novice riders an Elimination Race, in lieu of the Wheel Race. The last event will be the annual Wheel Race.  Handicapped, over 6 laps, every rider has the chance to hold the trophy.

Depending on numbers there will be five grades: Under 50, A and B; Over 50 A and B; and a Novice grade.

If you have never ridden on the velodrome, this is the time to try. The Novice grade is for new riders.  We can supply a track bike on the day, courtesy of CNSW, however, you will need to complete an Introduction to Track session prior to race day. For details on these sessions please contact:

See you in March.

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