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.

Draft Albany Heritage Park Trails Network Community Workshop – Thursday 30th June

The City of Albany is inviting the community to provide further feedback on the Draft Albany Heritage Park Trails Network Concept and Framework.

Community consultation has been ongoing since early 2016 with an online survey, community workshop and a number of stakeholder meetings now complete. The findings, feedback and information gathered has now been developed into a draft framework and broad concept for the trails network. Consultants Common Ground Trails will present information for comment at a second community workshop.

The Community Workshop will be held on Thursday, 30 June 2016. From 5.30pm – 7.30am at the City of Albany Civic Rooms, North Rd, Albany.
To RSVP to attend a workshop, please reply with your details, or call on: 9841 9421. Flyer here.

Keyser Cup & Pickering Brook Results

NEWS JUST IN… Jessica Waldron & Danica Wiggins have been selected in the state U15 squad to race the Nationals in Bendigo in September. Well done girls!!

Keyser Cup

It was a welcome change from previous years for the Keyser Cup to take place minus gale force winds and pouring rain this weekend. There was a bit of grumbling about it being chilly before the start, but that was nothing a little climbing up Carlisle and Parade Streets couldn’t fix. A big thanks to our helpers – Steve, Hayley, Spencer, John, Suzanne & Raylene.

U15 Riley Heslop had a ball riding off chopping block and could be seen pedalling his heart out to stick with Mark Sobik down Hanrahan Road on the last of his four laps. U13 Emily Wiggins rode off three minutes and worked hard throughout her three lap event.

Geoff Cass made the most of his three minute handicap and, despite easing up a few times to help out the juniors, was able to catch the Go group at the bottom of Parade St on the last lap. After catching his breath on Serpentine Rd he streaked ahead for the win; second going to a fast-finishing Lucy Wellstead, who is seeing the reward of plenty of solid training with consistently good results all season. Mark Sobik had the fastest time (1:09:21), while Kea Mumford, stomping up the climbs and looking very fit, posted the third fastest time (1:14:47). Full results here.

Pickering Brook

An Albany contingent rode at the Pickering Brook Road Race Series on Sunday with Craig Wiggins coming away with first in the A Grade road race after a strong sprint finish. Craig was also 9th in the morning’s 7.5km Time Trial. Lachlan Waldron had a great day too; 4th in the D Grade road race and 6th in the TT. Jess Waldron (2nd U15 girl in the Road Race & 3rd in the TT), Allison Wiggins & Danica Wiggins also rode hard mixing it with the men and women in D Grade, as did Emily Wiggins in E Grade (1st U13 girl in Road Race & TT) and Sean Haddleton in B Grade. Well done to you all. Full results here.

Collie State Cross Country Round

Nav Coole has continued his run of good form with 2nd place in the state cross country round at Collie on the weekend. Well done Nav!

Two People Bay/Nanarup

This Saturday we are on the Kees Glorie Two People/Nanarup circuit again; this time in a graded race. Helpers will be needed – both accredited and non-accredited. Thanks Geoff & John for volunteering already. Please email tlstone78@gmail.com if you can help.

Keyser Cup Handicap – Saturday 18th June – Helpers Needed

First of all, good luck to the Waldrons & Wigginses who will be racing at Pickering Brook this weekend! Meanwhile, back at home, Saturday is the Keyser Cup Handicap — a challenging little course in the heart of Albany․ The circuit starts on Serpentine Road (near the cnr of Lion St), with left turns onto Hanrahan Rd, CarlisleRd, a steep run up Parade St and back onto Serpentine․ The full course is six laps of 4․56km, with short courses available․ We are looking for a few more marshals to help out (accredited and non-accredited)․ If you can help 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.

Keyser Cup Handicap – Saturday 18th June

Start: Serpentine Rd, cnr Lion St (see map)
Time: 1.30pm rego for 2.00pm start
Distance: Full – 40km (6 laps); U15 – 26km (4 laps); U13 – 13km (2 laps); short course – 2 or 4 laps
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.

Hill Climb Championship Results

Saturday saw Nav Coole crack the club record on the current hill climb course which was set by Chris Anning in 1992. Congratulations Nav on a very fast time of 7.39, beating the old record by two seconds. Craig Wiggins was close behind with 7.43, with Mark Sobik and Ben Castlehow tying for third in A-grade with 8.36. Nipping at the senior riders’ heels were U15s Riley Heslop (9.06) and Lachlan Waldron (9.12).

Jeff Barnes has been practically riding the local peaks in his sleep lately and this paid off with a convincing first in B-grade in 9.20min. Paul Terry prepared for the hill climb by welcoming a new baby last week and rode a solid 9.56. (Huge congratulations to Paul and Bernadette Duell on the arrival of baby Juliette Vivienne Terry!) In one of the impressive PBs of the day Geoffrey Cass, in his 70th year, posted 10.02 to be third in B-grade.

Fastest woman, also with a PB, was Georgie Cameron in 10.16, followed by Tammy Stone (10.24) and, in her first attempt, a great ride by Jayne Puttman (10.35). In the junior women U15 Jess Waldron put her stamp on the competition zipping up in 10.51 with U13 Emily Wiggins very close behind in 10.59.

Well done to everyone who had a go at this tough event and thank you to the many helpers on the day. Full results and updated championship table available here.

A Grade: 1st – Nav Coole (7.39) 2nd – Craig Wiggins (7.43) 3rd – Mark Sobik & Ben Castlehow (8.36)

Women: 1st – Georgie Cameron (10.16) 2nd – Tammy Stone (10.24) 3rd – Jayne Puttman (10.35)

B Grade: 1st – Jeff Barnes (9.20) 2nd – Paul Terry (9.56) 3rd – Geoff Cass (10.02)

C Grade: 1st – Julie Passmore (10.58) 2nd – Courtney Higgins (12.00) 3rd – Suzanne Peacock (12.23)

U15M: 1st – Riley Heslop (9.06) 2nd – Lachlan Waldron (9.12) 3rd – Jeremy Staude (10.43)

U15W: 1st – Jessica Waldron (10.51) 2nd – Danica Wiggins (11.56)

U13W: 1st – Emily Wiggins (10.59) 2nd – Felicity Puls (14.54)

Ralph Flowers Hill Climb Champs – Sat 11th June

Tomorrow afternoon is the Ralph Flowers Hill Climb Champs – the annual time trial from Adelaide Crescent, along picturesque Marine Drive and up Apex Drive. Visitors and temporary licence holders are welcome to participate, but only full race members are eligible for championship points. Thanks to all those who have offered to marshal and 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.

Ralph Flowers Hill Climb Championship – Saturday 11th June

Start: Adelaide Crescent, Middleton Beach (see map here)
Time: 1.30pm rego for 2.00pm start
Distance: 38km; Juniors & Seniors welcome
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.

Weekend Wrap-Up

Nav Coole won the Karri Cup 100km in a hard fought sprint to the finish (04:04:59)․ Congratulations on a great win, Nav! In his first attempt at the 50km event Daniel Lee was 2nd junior and 8th overall (02:03:09), a few minutes ahead of dad Stephen Lee who was 1st in the Masters Male category and 13th overall (02:06:53)․ Well done to both․ Full results here

Craig Wiggins and Stuart Passmore experienced the ups and downs of bike racing at the Goldfields Cyclassic․ Both were positioned well in the A-grade bunch on the first day when a multi-rider crash occurred only 2km from the finish in the 130km race․ While it was a disappointing end to the event for Craig & Stuart, they fortunately came away with only bumps and bruises․ Full results here

In non-cycling results, ACC member David Sobik had a very successful weekend winning the WA Open State Lever Action Rifle Championships, equalling the state record for precision shooting on his way to the win․ Congratulations David!

Albany Over 50s Cycle Club June-Dec Calendar

The Albany Over 50s Cycle Club calendar for June-December 2016 is now available here․ Lots of ride options for all skill levels․ Contact details and more info about the club can be found there too․

Peel Junior Tour Results

The girls had a ball at the Peel Junior Tour today, gaining some great experience as well as more treasures for the trophy cabinet․ Emily Wiggins took the clean sweep in the U13 girls with 1st place in the Prologue, TT and Road Race. Danica Wiggins was 2nd overall in the U15 girls with 2nd in the Prologue & TT and 3rd in the Road Race. In her first year in the U15 category, Jess Waldron also had a great day finishing 3rd overall in the U15 girls after placing 5th in the Prologue, 3rd in the TT and 2nd in the Road Race. Well done girls! Unfortunately Lachlan Waldron was a non-starter after coming down with a cold. Get well soon Lachy.
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Long Course Champs – Results

Another chilly but fine morning out at Spencer Rd, Narrikup, for the Long Course Championship event today․ Thanks Kathleen, Martin, John, Raylene & Mark for helping with marshalling, timing, signs and the trailers․ Well done to everyone who took part on this tough course․

Great to see Team Denmark’s David Beckwith and Kea Mumford taking the first two places in B Grade, closely followed by new member George Law, and five ladies taking part in C Grade․ Excellent efforts from U15 Riley Heslop who rode his one lap with B Grade with a solo breakaway for the second half of the lap and from Craig Wiggins who quietly left Mark Sobik and Stuart Passmore in his wake on the way to winning A Grade․ No local racing next weekend, so check out the social rides on Saturday and Sunday mornings․ All the best to those racing the Kalgoorlie-Menzies as well as the Karri Cup MTB event․

Long Course Championships
B Grade (72km): 1st – David Beckwith 2nd – Kea Mumford 3rd – George Law
C Grade (36km): 1st – Julie Passmore 2nd – Lucy Wellstead 3rd – Jeff Medcalf
U15 (36km): 1st – Riley Heslop
A Grade (72km): 1st – Craig Wiggins 2nd – Stuart Passmore 3rd – Mark Sobik

Full results here

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