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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

Aug 18th | Lansdowne

AKevin Berkeley
A2Peter Truong
BJason Green
CChris Allum
DRaoul Westbrook
EBob Willis
FLuigi Lollato

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  • Sun Aug 25th | SMSP Full
  • Graded Scratch Race
  • Sign on from 05:45:00
  • Start 07:00 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

22Aug 19
Hartbergerland World Cycling Week. A Message From Harry Rourke

Hartbergerland World Cycling Week. A message from Harry Rourke

Hi to the Waratahs,

I’ve just competed in the Hartbergerland World Cycling Week held in various towns and locations in and around Hartberg in eastern Austria.  It’s a week of racing and training rides, with a tour of 6 stages held over 5 days.  I was surprised to see quite a number of Aussies participating, but one reason could be that some, like myself, are moving on to the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Poland at the end of August.

You have to be over 40 years to enter in the Masters categories in this event, so I was in the Masters VI group, that also included two other riders from Australia, John Horsburgh from Peleton Sports and Colin Kneale from Sutherland Shire Cycling Club.  These are riders I regularly compete against in my age group (Masters 9) at home.  Considering the races all had very steep hill climbs, with the exception of the time trial (which we know is not my strong point anyway), I was pleased with my results.  The Europeans just have so much more practice and racing experience on steep climbs than we get in our parts of Australia.  Most of the road races were a combined field of Masters V-VIII.  I came 5th overall in my age group in the tour and John came 4th  overall.

Stage 1  A Prologue over 1.5km through Hartberg, finishing in the town square. The start was downhill during which I reached speeds of over 65km/hr, followed by the last 600m being an uphill climb over cobbles. I finished 2nd, missing the yellow jersey by a few seconds.

Stage 2  A road race over 38km with 550m of climbing.  I got dropped on the steep climb and chased back to come 5th.

Stage 3  Also a road race over 55km with 750m of climbing. This time I managed stay with the top climbers until close to the top. I joined a small group of 6 and we chased to the end.  I managed to win the bunch sprint to get 5th place.

Stage 4  The Hill Climb over 4km. It is just a full on sprint trying to hold position. Placing 5th was the best I could do.

Stage 5  The TT over 17km on a flat course. Not my specialty but I finished 8th and held on 5th place overall.

Stage 6  The last stage and the one feared by all. It’s only 23km long but the last 6km is a 500m climb with sections of 12%. I got dropped on an early climb and managed to rejoin at the base of the last climb with 6km to go. I had 5th place overall in hand, so I got into my cadence and rode to the summit, resulting in 6th place on the day.

Considering the top four place getters are some of the best climbers in my age group, I was very happy with my result of 5th overall, gaining two trophies for my efforts.  The weather has been glorious, the scenery stunning and we have had the most fantastic time here.  The people are all so friendly and helpful, and the organising committee have done an exceptional job in organising both the racing and the social events associated with the cycling week.  After each race there was a prize presentation in the town associated with the race, as an acknowledgement of the towns’ support.  It was usually held in the main square, or another picturesque location in town and often had a traditional music band playing.  Prizes for placegetters, as well as trophies or medals, included locally produced goods.

I am feeling really well after my experience, my climbing ability has improved and I’ve lost 5 kilos in weight!  I’m looking forward to flying the Waratah and Australian colours in Poland.

Cheers, Harry  

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10Aug 19
25th Anniversary Jersey

25th Anniversary Jersey

We’re pleased to announce that Waratah Masters is releasing a special edition 25th anniversary jersey.

Yes, it’s our 25th year. Some of our members can no doubt recall the early days, when we raced at Homebush Bay. Since then, we’ve expanded our repertoire, while continuing to attract riders from across Sydney and beyond who appreciate the range of racing opportunities we provide and the welcoming atmosphere.

We have a club to be proud of, and this one-off release will be a terrific memento. It’s a brand new design that was developed using the feedback that our members gave via the recent survey, and includes a special 25th anniversary commemorative badge. 

You can order your jersey now at our team store – see link below. The store will be open for 2 weeks, until 25 August. You do need to get in before the closing date, as once it’s closed, production starts.

Waratah Masters Team Store

Attached is some information to assist you with jersey options and sizing. The jersey is available in the Apex, Performance and Tech ranges, as are the nicks, while the gilet is available in Performance and Tech options.

Your jersey should arrive by the end of September, in time to make the most of the warmer weather.

Special Offer for 25 Year Members

To honour members who joined in our inaugural year, 1994, we are offering each of them a jersey free of charge. If you haven’t heard from us, we apologise, and invite you to contact the committee to arrange your jersey.

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12Jun 19

NSW TEAM TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The NSW Team Time Trial Championships will be held on Saturday 3rd August at Singleton. Maters age categories will include Open, 150+ years and 180+ years. The year calculation is the combined age of the three youngest riders in the team.  As in the past the club will pay for all Waratah team entries in this event. Teams must comprise a minimum of three and maximum of four riders.

Paul McKay has volunteered to coordinate Waratah entries this year. If you would like to form your own team please advise Paul of the names of riders. If you don’t have a team but would like to participate then please contact Paul who will try to fit you into a suitable team. His contact details are 0418 961 717 or paulmckay23@gmail.com

If your group would like to have a practice run as a team on the 43k course at Calga on Sunday 7th July then the Club will also pay your ATTA entry fees on the day, providing there are 3 or more riders in the team.

The Team TT’s are a fun day and attract strong club participation. So if you’d like to represent the Waratahs and be part of this event please contact Paul as soon as possible.

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11Jun 19

PRE PAID RACE FEES for JULY TO DEC 2019

It’s time to pre pay your race fees for the period July to December 2019. Waratah members pay $125 and get the right to enter 25 events in that period. $125 is the cost of 8 races after that you are racing for FREE. Non Waratah members pay $200 which means you race for FREE after 13 races.

PAY TO:
Waratah Masters CC
St George Bank
BSB 112879
Acc No 098 120 801

Make sure you put your name on the transaction when you pay.

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