Porongorups Handicap – Sunday 31 July

The new-look Porongorups Handicap is on this SUNDAY morning, with a new course on the Mt Barker Porongorup Road. Feedback on this route from Mt Barker to Chester Pass Road and return – which was tested out earlier this year for the Porongorups Graded Race – is that it’s a challenging but enjoyable course. Visitors, new members and members we haven’t seen in a while are all welcome! We’ll need volunteers to help set out signs, marshall and on the start/finish – please email tlstone78@gmail.com if you can help. Sorry, no racing for U13s & U15s this weekend.

Porongorups Handicap

Time: 7.30am rego for 8.00am start
Start: Mt Barker end of Mt Barker Porongorups Rd
Distance: 55km
Map: Here
Juniors: NO racing for U13 & U15s.
Cost: $5 for members ($2 U19/U17), $15 for visiting Cycling Australia members. 
One day ($38.65) or three event ($51.20 – will be credited if you take out full membership later) permits are available here – these include race fee and transponder hire. Transponders are required to be included in official results. Transponder hire is included in the fee for juniors, visitors and temporary members, subject to availability. Senior members can purchase or hire them. Please contact us for more info.

What is a handicap race?
Riders are grouped according to their ability by the “handicapper”. These groups are then set off at intervals – the slower riders (the Go group) head off first, followed by the next group a few minutes later, back through to the fastest riders (the Scratch group) who go last. The rider who crosses the finish line first wins the race. It’s a great way of allowing riders of varying abilities to be involved.

Parry Beach Houses Denmark Handicap – Results

Despite more wild weather on Saturday a solid number of riders enjoyed the hospitality of our Denmark members at the Parry Beach Houses Denmark Handicap. It was fantastic to have a few brave visitors and new riders join us. In his second race with us Peter Wilshaw showed he is one to watch, taking out the win off an 18 minute handicap. Riding off scratch, visiting rider Richard Cook posted the fastest time of the day (1:34:58) and finished only 8 seconds behind the winner, followed closely by Jim Lie and Kea Mumford hitting the line at the same time. The other contest of the day was won by Kingsley Gibson whose name was drawn out for the prize of two nights’ accommodation at Parry Beach Houses. Many thanks to our Denmark members and partners for running this event and providing a delicious afternoon tea, and also to Parry Beach Houses for providing such a great prize. Next Sunday morning 31st July is the Porongorups Handicap – starting in Mt Barker.

1st – Peter Wilshaw (1:41:50) 2nd – Richard Cook (1:34:58 – Fastest Time) 3rd – Jim Lie (1:47:56)

Fastest Female – Kea Mumford (1:42:56)

Full results here

 

Parry Beach Houses Denmark Handicap – Saturday 23rd July

Wit13528468_10153878892363246_7537754536909799622_oh only a few days to go until the Parry Beach Houses Denmark Handicap we are very much looking forward to this event with a fantastic prize from our new sponsor. Come along and participate in either the full event (55km) or short course (40km) to be in the running for a two night stay for two people at the beautiful Parry Beach Houses. Check out some amazing footage here and the website here.

 

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The race itself is a challenging but picturesque 57km journey around Scotsdale Road, McLeod Road and South Coast Hwy, with a 40km short course option (which cuts out the most challenging climb). Visitors and new members are very welcome; see details below. (U17 and above only.)

What is a handicap race?
Riders are grouped according to their ability by the “handicapper”. These groups are then set off at intervals – the slower riders (the Go group) head off first, followed by the next group a few minutes later, back through to the fastest riders (the Scratch group) who go last. The rider who crosses the finish line first wins the race. It’s a great way of allowing riders of varying abilities to be involved.

Parry Beach Houses Denmark Handicap

Time: 1.30pm rego for 2.00pm start
Start: Thornton’s Hardware, Ocean Beach Road (plenty of parking in front of the Denmark Visitor Centre off South Coast Hwy)
Distance: Full event – 57km, Short course – 40km (turn left at McLeod Rd)
Map: Here
Juniors: U17s can do short or full course. NO racing for U13 & U15s.
Cost: $5 for members ($2 U19/U17), $15 for visiting Cycling Australia members.
One day ($38.65) or three event ($51.20 – will be credited if you take out full membership later) permits are available herethese include race fee and transponder hire. Transponders are required to be included in official results. Transponder hire is included in the fee for juniors, visitors and temporary members, subject to availability. Senior members can purchase or hire them. Please contact us for more info.

Tour de France Social Night – Friday 22nd

Club Social Night – Friday 22nd July – Tour de France Stage 19
From 6.30pm ’til late at Inswing. Tammy has booked a booth with screen and sound so we don’t miss any of the action.

Please RSVP to tlstone78@gmail.com to confirm estimated numbers.

We can also pre-order food (footy is on too so they may be busy if you want your pizza or other food ready for your arrival). Visit their website and let Tammy know if you want to order beforehand.

Elleker Handicap Results

It was fantastic to have an enthusiastic turnout for the popular Elleker Handicap on Saturday, particularly given the weather! It was a first race for local riders Cornelis Le Grange and Richard McKenney, and we welcomed visitors Guy Kalma (who has been racing with Continental team Attaque Team Gusto and was in Albany following the fundraising Ride For Logan), Conor Sherwin and Peter Wilshaw (who we will be seeing more of in the next year).

The sole U13 rider, Emily Wiggins put in a great ride to finish her two laps in 39:03, while Jess Waldron broke away solo to hold off the other groups and finish first in the U15 3 lap race. Danica Wiggins rode well off 5 minutes to finish a couple of minutes behind in 2nd, with Daniel Lee making a strong comeback to ride with the 20 minute group and finish 3rd.

In the senior event Scratch’s Guy Kalma – who had dominated from the start – rode hard to a convincing win, also recording the fastest time of 1:06:55. Stuart Passmore was second, well worn out after sticking with Guy for most of the race, and Peter Wilshaw third. Cornelis Le Grange had a fantastic first race to finish fourth, only just ahead Kea Mumford who again showed she is in fantastic form. Full results here.

Many thanks to all our helpers and spectators. Next Saturday we’ll be in Denmark for the Parry Beach Houses Denmark Handicap where all participants will go in the draw to win accommodation for two nights at Parry Beach Houses.

1st – Guy Kalma (1:06:55 – Fastest Time) 2nd – Stuart Passmore (1:07:14) 3rd – Peter Wilshaw (1:14:23)

Fastest Female – Kea Mumford (1:14:47)

U13 (2 laps) – Emily Wiggins (39:03)

U15 (3 laps) 1st – Jess Waldron (55:00) 2nd  Danica Wiggins (52:27) 3rd – Daniel Lee (42:31)

Be Bright, Be Seen, Be Safe Community Bike Ride

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Elleker Handicap – Saturday 16 July

We are back racing the popular, mostly flat Elleker-Grasmere loop this Saturday. This is the perfect course to try out racing for the first time or if you are tentative about getting back into it. The full course is 5 laps of the 9km loop, with short course options available (1, 2, 3 or 4 laps). We will need a few helpers (accredited and non-accredited marshals, someone on the start/finish and chaperones for the juniors) – if you can help please email tlstone78@gmail․com․ We hope to see you there!

Elleker Handicap – Saturday 16th July

Time: 1.30pm rego for 2.00pm start
Start: Elleker Hall, Lower Denmark Road, Elleker
Distance: Full event – 45km (5 laps), Short course (1,2,3 or 4 laps)
Map: Here
Juniors: U13s – 2 laps (18km) U15s – 3 laps (27km)
Cost: $5 for members ($2 U19/U17), $15 for visiting Cycling Australia members. 
One day ($38.65) or three event ($51.20 – will be credited if you take out full membership later) permits are available here – these include race fee and transponder hire. Transponders are required to be included in official results. Transponder hire is included in the fee for juniors, visitors and temporary members. Senior members can purchase or hire them. Please contact us for more info.

What is a handicap race?
Riders are grouped according to their ability by the “handicapper”. These groups are then set off at intervals – the slower riders (the Go group) head off first, followed by the next group a few minutes later, back through to the fastest riders (the Scratch group) who go last. The rider who crosses the finish line first wins the race. It’s a great way of allowing riders of varying abilities to be involved.

Parry Beach Houses Prize for Denmark Handicap

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This year’s Denmark Handicap has the added bonus of a fabulous prize of a two night stay for two people. All participants and volunteers will be entered into the prize draw, with the winner announced after the race. Check out some amazing footage of the Parry Beach Houses here and the website here.

 

The race itself is a challenging but picturesque 55km journey around Scotsdale Road, McLeod Road and South Coast Hwy, with a 40km short course option (which cuts out the most challenging climb). Visitors and new members are very welcome; see details below. (U17 and above only.)

What is a handicap race?
Riders are grouped according to their ability by the “handicapper”. These groups are then set off at intervals – the slower riders (the Go group) head off first, followed by the next group a few minutes later, back through to the fastest riders (the Scratch group) who go last. The rider who crosses the finish line first wins the race. It’s a great way of allowing riders of varying abilities to be involved.

Parry Beach Houses Denmark Handicap

Time: 1.30pm rego for 2.00pm start
Start: Thornton’s Hardware, Ocean Beach Road (plenty of parking in front of the Denmark Visitor Centre off South Coast Hwy)
Distance: Full event – 57km, Short course – 40km (turn left at McLeod Rd)
Map: Here
Juniors: U17s can do short or full course. NO racing for U13 & U15s.
Cost: $5 for members ($2 U19/U17), $15 for visiting Cycling Australia members.
One day ($38.65) or three event ($51.20 – will be credited if you take out full membership later) permits are available herethese include race fee and transponder hire. Transponders are required to be included in official results. Transponder hire is included in the fee for juniors, visitors and temporary members. Senior members can purchase or hire them. Please contact us for more info.

Upcoming events – Elleker & Denmark – Introducing Parry Beach Houses

The following two weekends we have breaks from racing, but there are plenty of events to keep training for! We’ll be back with the Elleker Handicap on the popular, mostly flat loop of Lake Powell on Saturday 16th July. This is the perfect course to try out racing for the first time or if you’ve been tentative about getting back into it.

The following Saturday is the Parry Beach Houses Denmark Handicap (23rd July) – with a great incentive for your participation. Parry Beach Houses have very generously donated two nights accommodation for two adults in one of their magnificent houses on the beach. All participants and volunteers will go in the prize draw, with the winner announced after the race. Check out Parry Beach Houses here.

More details posted closer to the events, but you can check out info on the calendar.

Two Peoples Bay/Nanarup Graded Race – Saturday 25th June

This Saturday we’ll be rolling the hills to Two Peoples Bay and Nanarup again, this time in a graded race․ New riders and visitors are very welcome – see below for details․ Check out the current grading list here – if you’re not on the list or want to chat about your grade, please contact us! If you can help as a chaperone for juniors or as a marshal, please email tlstone78@gmail․com. Thanks to those who’ve already offered to help․

NOTE: On race days all riders must present their Cycling Australia membership card when paying the race fee, prior to receiving a number. Those with one or three day licences must print out the licence and have it signed by a committee member.

Please take a moment to refresh with the Race Day Info and remember that riders crossing the centre line of the road (even if it is unmarked) will be disqualified.

Two Peoples Bay/Nanarup Graded Race – Saturday 25th June

Start: Great Southern Grammar, Nanarup Road (course map here)
Time: 
1.30pm rego for 2.00pm start
Distance:
Full course & U17 – 50km (Nanarup Rd, Two People Bay, Nanarup Beach and Return to GSG)
Short course & U13/U15 – 24km (Nanarup & return) (Chaperones are required for the juniors)            Cost: $5 for members ($2 U19/U15), $15 for visiting Cycling Australia members. One day ($38.65) or three event ($51.20 – will be credited if you take out full membership later) permits are available here – these includes race fee and transponder hire. Transponders are required to be included in official results. Transponder hire is included in the fee for juniors, visitors and temporary members. Senior members can purchase or hire them – more info here.

Contact Julie at admin@albanycycleclub.com.au or on 0410 509 226 for more info on membership, licences or taking part for the first time.

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