Team TT Postponed

Due to a gale warning for the Albany Coast, tomorrow’s Team Time Trial has been called off.

Next weekend (Sat 8th) you can ride either a TTT or Individual TT to compensate.

Weekend Wrap-Up

It was action aplenty with the Southern MTB festival in Albany this weekend․ The inaugural Peaks XC race saw several ACC members taking part in the 50km․

Congratulations to Nav Coole who not only convincingly won the men’s 50km event, but also took out Race 7 of the WAMBA XCO State Series in Margaret River the next day․ Tammy Stone was first woman home after an epic battle in the 50km and there were lots of other ACC podium finishers in various categories and a great effort by all who took part – see here for full results․

Well done also to Jess Waldron who was 3rd U15 girl in the State Series Race at Margaret River․

Team Time Trial – Saturday October 1st

This weekend in Albany is all about knobbly tyres… but next weekend TTs are back!

Celebrate the launch of the ACC’s 2016-17 season with our friendly Team Time Trial. Get together two buddies or family members, join in the conversation on the Southern Cyclists Facebook page to put the call out for teammates or email admin@albanycycleclub.com.au ASAP if you’d like some help finding a team.

Your 2016 Cycling Australia Race membership covers you through until the end of December. Visitors will need to purchase online either a one day licence $38.65 or three event permit ($51.20) – Juniors will receive 50% reimbursement of these costs from the ACC. See below for more info. Contact us for info on becoming a member.

If you’re not participating please consider volunteering – we will need marshals, someone on the start/finish line, chaperones for juniors and someone to set out the signs. Email tlstone78@gmail.com if you can help.

Please read the Race Day Info before participating. Hope to see you there!

TEAM TIME TRIAL

Date: Saturday 1st October
Time: 6.30am rego for 7.00am start
Place: Near Frenchy’s, Cnr Frenchman Bay Rd & Woolstores Road
Map: Here
Distance: 20km (10km option as noted below. U15 – 10 or 20 km U13 – 10km only.)
– U13s (and any U15s who chose the 10km option) will ride neutrally (in a group) with chaperones from Frenchy’s to the 10km turnaround (see map). They will then be set off in their teams at 30 second intervals to time trial back to the finish. Please let us know if your junior is planning to ride to help us plan ahead.
– Other riders are welcome to take up the 10km option along with the juniors. If you prefer not to ride out to the 10km point you can be driven there, but please be aware there is limited parking available.

Participating riders must have either a current Cycling Australia Race membership or a Three Event Permit or One Day Licence. Email admin@albanycycleclub.com.au for more info.

Three Event Permits and One Day Licences must be purchased in advance online.

Three Event Permit: At $51.20 this permit is great value with extra bonuses from the ACC:
– Insurance cover for the three events
– Free entry into three events with the ACC
– Use of a timing transponder for the three events with the ACC
– If you upgrade to a full membership the $51.20 fee will be credited to the licence fee
– Half price for JUNIORS, who are subsidised by our Club
– Contact admin@albanycycleclub.com.au for more info

* The Three Event Permit is valid for three months. Only one Three Event Permit may be purchased per person. To continue racing after this, you must either upgrade to full Racing Membership or purchase Gold One Day permits instead ($38.65).

2016-17 Season Calendar

The ACC’s 2016-17 season kicks off on Saturday October 1st with a Team Time Trial․ You can find all the events on our new calendar here

We have plenty of options for all riders from beginners to racing veterans – including a participation ride, three team time trials and a team kermesse․ New members and visitors are very welcome․

Current Race memberships are valid until the end of December 2016․ Details for 2017 memberships will be released soon or you can purchase a temporary one or three race licence if you’d like to try before you buy!

For more info on taking part please contact admin@albanycycleclub․com․au or phone Julie on 0410509226․

Weekend Results

It was another exciting weekend for ACC members with a big road event interstate and the State MTB Cross Country Championships at the Goat Farm.

Tammy Stone, Andrew Le Fort, Colin Ashton-Graham and Bronwyn Alley headed to Lorne for Amy’s Gran Fondo which was a qualifying event for the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships to be held in France. Tammy, Andrew and Colin all had fantastic rides to finish in the top 25% of their categories and qualify for France, while Bronwyn put in a big effort to finish the tough course. Well done everyone. Full results here.

There were also great rides from ACC members on the MTBs with Nav Coole finishing an impressive 2nd in the Elite Men’s field and Jessica & Lachlan Waldron following up from the previous big weekend at the Road Nationals to also finish 2nd in the U15 Women & U15 Men respectively․ Congratulations! Full results here.

Elleker 3 Hour Participation Challenge – 23rd October

Registrations are now open for the Elleker 3 Hour Participation Challenge on October 23﹣so let your friends and family know! Register here (Albany Cycling Club RACE members, including juniors, please contact Tammy before registering).

Elleker is a small township less than 20km from Albany. The ride starts near the Bus Stop area in town and follows the picturesque, flat 9km Elleker-Grasmere loop around Lake Powell. The event runs for 3 hours with participants encouraged to see how many laps they can do in this time. Participants can ride the event as a solo entrant, in a duo (ride together) or duo relay, in a team of three (ride together) or a team of three relay. Relay meaning that only one rider of the team is on the course at one time (with the exception of under-13s, who will need to be chaperoned by an adult at all times).

Weekend Results

What a huge weekend it was with Albany riders taking part in events all over the place! Here are some of the results:

National Junior Road Championships

Following on from their efforts in Friday’s ITT, Daniel Lee, Lachlan Waldron, Jess Waldron & Danica Wiggins have had a big couple of days with yesterday’s Road Race and the Criterium this morning․

Congratulations to Danica who charged her way onto the podium – with 3rd in both the U15W Road Race & Criterium! Well done to Jess who finished with the winning bunch to be 14th in today’s Criterium and also placed well yesterday – Jess still has another year to ride in the U15s and as one of the younger riders she’s had a great championships․

After 4th in the ITT, Dan followed up with a very strong 5th place in the U15M Road Race and then today rode his first ever Criterium! He made it through the qualifying heat and rode very well to place 11th in the final․ Congratulations Dan․ Still recovering from a bad run of colds this winter, Lachlan put in a huge effort to represent the ACC in all events over the three days, making the most of the opportunity to race at national level․ Well done Lachy․

See full results here

Gran Fondo World Championships

We had seven riders join the masses in the GFWC in Perth today﹣the men raced a gruelling 154km, including three times up Kalamunda’s Zig Zag, and the women 104km, going twice up the Zig Zag! Big congratulations to Kea Mumford who was 5th in her category ﹣despite being sick all week․ Tammy Stone also had a great ride after a late call up, finishing 15th in her group․ Lee Haselgrove, Mark Adams, Richard Poole & Greg Newton put in big efforts to finish this tough event, while a pinched nerve unfortunately put an end to Stuart’s race at 110km․ Well done to everyone who took part – very proud to have had such a big field of ACC riders at Worlds!

See full results here

Ironman 70․3

It was a huge day also for Meeghan Clay & Toby Kruger-Le Fort who both finished in the top 100 of their categories at the Ironman 70․3 World Championships at Mooloolaba, Qld today․ Congratulations! Full results here

Dwellingup 100

Congratulations to Nav Coole who continued his run of good form with 4th place at the Dwellingup 100 MTB race yesterday․ Well done also to the ACC’s Matt Bascombe who also completed the event, alongside fellow Albany MTBer Nigel Holden․ Full results here

 

Gran Fondo World Championships

Well done to Mark Adams who raced in the Gran Fondo World Championships Individual Time Trial at Rottnest today․ Mark took to the big stage in the first event of the GFWC which attracted riders from around the world․ See full ITT results here․

Mark will join Lee Haselgrove, Kea Mumford, Greg Newton, Stuart Passmore, Richard Poole, Tammy Stone and more than 1000 others in the GFWC Road Race on Sunday․ Good luck and enjoy this fantastic opportunity! Follow the action here․

Australian Junior Road Championships

All the best to ACC juniors Daniel Lee, Jessica Waldron, Lachlan Waldron and Danica Wiggins who’ll be competing at the Australian Junior Road Championships from 2nd – 4th September․

The action kicks off tomorrow with the Time Trial, followed by the Road Race on Saturday and Criterium on Sunday․ You can follow the action live here

We are so proud to have you representing WA and the ACC and we’ll be cheering you from afar!

Pickering Brook Round 3 Results

Congratulations to the Wiggins trio – Emily, Danica & Craig who all won their category of the Road Race at Pickering Brook on Sunday.

Emily was 1st in mixed E Grade (following up her 3rd in the Time Trial), Danica was 1st in mixed D Grade and Craig 1st in A Grade. Sean Haddleton, who moved to Mandurah earlier this year, continued his good form with top 10 placings in both the TT and Road Race in B Grade.

Well done all of you! Full results here.

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