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Newsletter 24th December 2016

METEC – Christmas Handicap.

A great days racing was had by all who fronted METEC for the qualifying scratch race and Xmas handicap.  With a family theme, those who braved the brisk wind enjoyed some great racing, a fine BBQ and drinks afterwards.  A few kids who brought bikes rode the warmup and experienced what it is like to ride a crit circuit.

Check the gallery for images from the day.


Newsletter 17th December 2016

Dunlop Road, 10th December 2016 – GSR

A strong field for Saturday’s racing, Dunlop Road not disappointing in turnout or quality of racing.  This week’s newsletter carries reports for C & E grades.


Newsletter 10th December 2016

National Boulevard, 4th December 2016 – Dave Ryan memorial Northern v. Eastern

Last Sunday we took on Northern Cycling at Northern Boulevard in the Dave Ryan Memorial Crits. Thirty-seven Eastern riders took to the start line against 56 from Northern, and the final points tally was almost identical to the numbers who raced: Eastern 38 to Northern 57. There is just one race report inside, from D Grade. Also inside is a summary of the situation in the club aggregate championship with just two Saturdays of racing remaining for the year.


Newsletter 3rd December 2016

Dunlop Road, 26th November 2016 – Charity Day – GSR

Last Saturday’s annual charity day at Dunlop Road raised funds for the Leukaemia Foundation (www.leukaemia.org.au).  There is a full account of the day (and the all-important total) inside, after Peter Gray’s race report from D Grade. You’ll also find there this week’s required reading: an explanation of the role of the bunch captain.


Newsletter 26th November 2016

Arthurs Creek, 19th November 2016 – Graded Scratch Races

After weeks of barmy weather we finally pulled a balmy one for our last road race of the year.  It was a mediocre turnout on such a beautiful day but that didn’t make for mediocre competition and if the reports are anything to go by there was some tough racing to be had.

There are also images from the day either from the gallery or here and here.


Newsletter 19th November 2016

Dunlop Road, 12th November 2016 – Graded Scratch Races

The Casey winds seemed to have migrated north but that didn’t stop a big turnout from returning to our favourite haunt – reports from all races in this week’s newsletter.

 


Newsletter 12th November 2016

Casey Fields, 5th November 2016 – Graded Scratch Races

The wind was back with a vengeance and even though we raced in a clockwise direction there was no getting away from it.  Those that could stay together did, those who couldn’t got blown apart – A Grade was a savage affair with attack after attack, B Grade wasn’t far behind with a few serious moves the ultimate proving the winner.  This week’s newsletter carries reports on most races.


Newsletter 5th November 2016

Casey Fields, 29th October 2016 – Graded Scratch Races

One for the books, after weeks of howling northerlies making a ride up Beach Road akin to an Hors Category climb there was barely a breath of wind to bend the reeds or ripple the surface of Tristan’s pond.  Despite being a pseudo long weekend a healthy turn out saw solid racing across all grades, reports from a couple in this week’s newsletter testament to the competitiveness through the grades.


Newsletter 29th October 2016

Eildon, 22nd October 2016 – Royce Bennett memorial handicap.

Last week’s Royce Bennett Memorial Handicap at Eildon was epic in a number of ways. Registrations were low, it must be said, and a number of those who registered did not make it to the start line after two accidents on the Black Spur (neither involving Eastern members) closed the Maroondah Highway for several hours. The windy and chilly conditions turned to rain towards the end of the race, and some riders were still shivering when the sun reappeared to shine on the post-race presentation. But, as the old saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Everyone who competed demonstrated more than the usual toughness. Well done to all who did so, and a particular thank you also to all those marshals and others who helped out on the day. Enjoy the race reports.


Newsletter 22nd October 2016

Arthurs Creek, 15th October 2016 – Graded Scratch Races

Arthurs Creek last Saturday was a windy place. Average speeds were high on the return leg from Strathewen; heading out was another matter, especially on a couple of the bends near the orchard. Race reports are inside.


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