Short Course Championships – Saturday 27th August – Helpers Needed

This Saturday’s Short Course Championship is the last of our six championship events and also the last road race on the calendar. Visitors and temporary members are welcome, but only full members are eligible for championship points. We hope you can join us at this final event to race, help or cheer from the sidelines!

Please see the grading list here – if your name is not on the list or you think you should be in a different grade, please get in touch with us.

We need helpers for this event – including someone to tow the sign trailer and an Event Traffic Controller  to set the signs out, someone for the start/finish, a couple of accredited marshals and some chaperones for the juniors. Please email tlstone78@gmail.com if you can help.

SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Time: 1.30pm rego and set-up for 2pm start
Start: Prideaux Road, Lower King – See map here

Distance: A Grade – 4 laps (46km), B Grade – 3 laps (34km), C Grade – 2 laps (23km), U13 & U15 – 2 laps, Final race details are subject to numbers on the day

Cost: $5 for members ($2 U19/U15), $15 for visiting Cycling Australia members.

One day ($38.65) or three event ($51.20 which 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.

Robbie McEwen to Ride in Albany & Denmark Events

Join Robbie McEwen in The Amazing Albany Bike Ride on Sunday 6th November and the Denmark Discovery Ride on Monday 7th November! The ACC is very excited about these events which are part of Breakaway WA – five epic rides showcasing the Great Southern and South West ahead of the Tour of Margaret River. Participants can do one event, the whole lot, or anything in between.

Please let your friends and families know about these fantastic events – we hope to see lots of locals as well as out of town visitors coming to take part. They’re not races so participants can take their time and enjoy the impressive sights along the way.

Visit the Breakaway WA website for more information.

The ACC’s Team Time Trial (teams of three) will also be on Saturday 5th November.

The Amazing Albany Bike Ride (90km): Middelton Beach – Mt Clarence – Albany Foreshore – Frenchman’s Bay – Discovery Bay – Stony Hill – The Gap – Wind Farm

Denmark Discovery Ride (90km): Ocean Beach Holiday Park – Scotsdale Road – Green Pools – Mt Shadforth – 90km – Recovery: Boston Brewery from 4pm

ACC Juniors on State Team

Congratulations to Daniel Lee, Jessica Waldron and Emily Wiggins who have been selected on the WA State Junior Road Team (U15/U17)!

The National Road Cycling Championships will be held in Bendigo, Victoria on the 2nd-4th September.

JW Smith Handicap – Sunday 14th August

Our second last event of the season is the JW Smith Handicap – this SUNDAY morning, starting at Frenchy’s. The 50km event heads out along Frenchman Bay Road, takes the left turn out to Quaranup and then down to Frenchman Bay before the slog back up the hill, with a final sprint home along the flat back to Frenchy’s. The 35km short course option cuts off the challenging ride to Quaranup and goes straight to Frenchman Bay and return. We will need someone to tow the sign trailer, an accredited marshal to set the signs out, and some accredited and non-accredited helpers – please email tlstone@gmail.com if you can help.

JW Smith Handicap

Time: 7.30am rego and set-up for 8am start
Start: Cnr Woolstores Rd & Frenchman Bay Rd, Mt Elphinstone – See map here
Distance: Full – 50km; Short – 35km

Juniors: NO racing for U13s & U15s

Cost: $5 for members ($2 U19/U15), $15 for visiting Cycling Australia members.

One day ($38.65) or three event ($51.20 which 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.

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.

State Junior Road Championship Results

Congratulations to the ACC juniors who all put in huge efforts at the State Road Championships at Champion Lakes and Pickering Brook this weekend! Well done to all of you and special congratulations to the state champs and medal winners.

Daniel Lee impressed in his first attempt riding at this level by sprinting to become State Champ in the U15M Road Race, after his 3rd place in Saturday’s TT! Emily Wiggins continued her dominance to be crowned U13W Champ in both the TT and the Road Race. Also on the podium were Danica Wiggins (2nd in the U15W TT) and Jess Waldron (3rd in both the U15W Road Race and TT), with Lachlan Waldron and Riley Heslop riding well to finish in the top 10 in both events.

Full results for the TT can be found here and results for the Road Race here.

Photos: Brad Waldron, Randall Wiggins & Midland Cycle Club

 

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ACC Juniors at State Champs

We are very excited to have the Albany Cycling Club represented by six of our juniors at the Junior State Championships this weekend.

All the best to Riley Heslop, Daniel Lee, Jessica Waldron, Lachlan Waldron, Danica Wiggins & Emily Wiggins who will be competing in the Time Trial at Champion Lakes on Saturday and the Road Race in Pickering Brook on Sunday.

Rutherford Graded Race – Sunday 7th August

Our third last event for the season on Sunday will see the Rutherford Road circuit raced for the first time in a graded format. The race head outs along South Coast Hwy, left on Rutherford Road, along Lower Denmark Road, finishing uphill back on Balston. Please see the suggested grading list here – if your name is not on the list or you think you should be in a different grade, please get in touch with us. There is a short course option that turns left onto Marbelup Road, great for those who want to test the water.

We need helpers for this event – including someone to tow the sign trailer and an Event Traffic Controller  to set the signs out, someone for the start/finish and a couple of accredited marshals. Please email tlstone78@gmail.com if you can help.

 

RUTHERFORD RD GRADED RACE

Time: 7.30am rego and set-up for 8am start
Start: The Pines, 250 South Coast Highway, Albany – See map here
Finish: Balston Road

Distance: Full – 40km; Short – 30km (turn at Marbelup Rd)
(Juniors – Please contact us if your U13 or U15 will be racing so we can arrange the course & chaperones)

Cost: $5 for members ($2 U19/U15), $15 for visiting Cycling Australia members.

One day ($38.65) or three event ($51.20 which 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.

Porongorups Handicap CANCELLED

The decision has been made to CANCEL tomorrow’s Porongorups Handicap (Sunday 31st July). With the chance of a thunderstorm, a gale warning currently in place and a quick poll of members on Facebook showing only a few people were likely to drive across to Mt Barker if weather was bad, the decision has been made early for both practicality and safety. We hope you can join us next Sunday for the Rutherford Graded Race – hopefully with some calmer weather forecast!

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

 

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