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Newsletter 31st January 2015

Dunlop Rd, 24th January 2015

It was warm to hot with a little breeze just controlling the temperature, very good for racing. The Tour Down Under probably accounted for the race entries for this popular venue to be down around 80, well below the 130’s of late last year and no A grade Teams race also would had some effect on entries. Never the less the racing in all grades was serious and competitive with many riders backing up for a guest rides in other grades, some higher, a good opportunity to test one’s self against the stronger riders without the commitment.

Ben Schofield, a sometime club member, turned up with some copies of his new book “Wheel Life”. Ben has put a lot of time and effort into this book and it is well worth the read. Ben quit his job to research, write and publish this book.


Newsletter 24th January 2015

Casey Fields, 17th January 2014

Multiple opportunities for points were on offer at Casey Fields, the powers what be determined that the day would be points based over two sprints, an intermediate and the final keeping the officials on the line on their toes, added to their workload was an a-grade teams race where the final ten places were required.  The conditions were going to be either friend or foe, fairly severe winds meant that bunches were either going to blow apart or cling together at all costs.  And as it turned out they were not the best of mates, most sprints being hotly contested by the majority of the fields, a reprieve in the team’s race with a group of six powering away early enabling the officials the relief of only having to split a manageable number over two finishes.


Newsletter 17th January 2015

Dunlop Rd, 10th January 2015

Again no racing but the new editor has put together a newsletter for your reading.


Newsletter 10th January 2015

Casey Fields, 3rd January 2015

Despite cancellation of racing due to the heat there are still goings on within the club.


Newsletter 27th December 2014

Casey Fields – Christmas Handicap, 20th December 2014

The Christmas handicap is attractive for several reasons, not the least is the sausage sizzle after racing put on by Ron Stranks. Thanks to Ron and Rob Suter.

But before-hand we had the traditional scratch race to determine the entrants for the handicap. As usual the first 5 went through to the handicap and 5th place was the one most riders like to get – you get through to the final with the minimum of energy usage.

The handicap was well ridden by the lower grades. A grade tried hard to get over a big gap not helped by the lack of wind and mild conditions. B and C had their work cut out for as well but they too couldn’t make up the required ground. D grade broke up early in the first of the 3 laps but the 3 remaining riders rolled efficient turns to pass F grade and then E grade on the last turn. Peter Gray from E grade showed his strong sprinting pedigree to hang on and finish over the big Dean Niclasen and Michael Muscat to be crowned the winner.


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