Velodrome 14th March (no Velodrome on 7th)
Papers Saturday 8th March:
Next Committee meeting:
18th March (McFarlane’s)
Latrobe City Madison 17th March
Road season start – 5th April at Pound Creek & 12th April Outtrim
Track medal presentation and final night – 14th March
Last Website update: Fri.10-30am – 2014 road fixture
Club topics on notice
Response to the track come and try days.
Insurance and promotion of the John Sauvarin ride.
Junior Experience for 2014.
Purchase of track bikes and wheels.
Track Shed Clean Out.
Collecting of the papers
3 Day Tour report from delegates meeting – rules, dates, fixturing.
Gippsland Events and combines.
Club 2014 fixture -incorporating Gippsland races.
Request to hold to Vic Schools Cup Gippsland races.
Bike Pure message – to include in our kit.
CA logo requirements.
Transferring our racing rules from the old constitution to the new by-laws.
Updating current trophy holders.
Sydney National junior track titles
Thomas McFarlane has completed a great couple of days at the Sydney National junior track titles. After claiming a gold medal in the M17 team pursuit on the first day and a bronze in the sprint on day 2 he has set the track on fire on the last day winning gold in the Kieran and the team pursuit. The Victorian M17 team were the dominant force in their age group and completed a superb effort at the Titles. Club coach Tony Smith was on hand to see his star pupil record some outstanding results. Thomas’s dad, David, was also able to be on hand as he was the team mechanic for the meet. Well done and congratulations to all. – Lindsay Love. photo’s courtesy of Facebook
Velodrome Friday 28th February
Another great Friday night for track racing once again produced some great action at the velodrome. Members were inspired by the great results Thomas McFarlane was achieving at the National Titles and for the new members to cycling they can see that the great coaching the receive at Leongatha can take them to the top. more>>
Velodrome Friday 21st February
The club was lucky on Friday evening as the showers around since Wednesday cleared to allow a cool but good evening for racing. The track was heavy so not good for best times but the racing produced some close finishes with standout performances from Bernadette Fitzgerald, Oliver McLean and Thomas McFarlane thrilling the spectators. The Club was pleased to see Thomas in scintillating form as he heads to Sydney as part of the Victorian team on Monday for the National Titles. more>>
Velodrome Friday 14th Feb. (Club Championships)
Great conditions for Friday night track racing saw the Club hold the 2014 Track season club titles. Unfortunately a few spills in the previous week took a couple of riders out of action so we hope they will be back in action next week. One rider back from an extended break was Grace McLean and whilst she still had some speed the fitness and endurance was well down. The Club members, especially the junior girls enjoyed a meeting and talk with past women’s champion Melissa Berryman. Melissa was able to give the girls an idea of life in the Australian team training and racing in the mountains of Italy. more>>
The 2014 SEIGHT Challenge Series…
Marysville Lake Mountain Challenge (March 2)
Baw Baw Challenge (April 6)
Whittlesea Challenge (May 25)2014 SEIGHT CHALLENGE SERIESMARCH 2 – MarysvilleAPRIL 6 – Baw Baw ChallengeMAY 25 – Whittlesea Challenge
John Sauvarin memorial ride 6th April
- LCC Life Member
- President 1990-92
- Secretary 1973
- As an Electrical contractor gave his time on the installation of the Velodrome lights in 1980 and the running of the Track Cycling Carnivals.
John’s talent as a rider become evident as a Junior in 1968 and has figured in many Club titles.
He went on to win:
- 1977 Victorian Country Road title
- 1979 Victorian Country 10km Track title
- 1979 Bacchus Marsh Road Open
- A Member of the Victorian Senior road Team at the National 180km Championships 1981 in Tasmania & 1982 in Brisbane.
‘Sauvie’ was an all round Club ‘good guy’, tragically losing his life in April 2006 – due to medical complications.
Club training rides:
Meet at Middy’s Leongatha on Wednesday evening at 5pm for a mid-week ride.
Saturday & Sunday meet at the Leongatha Post Office at 8am.
All riders welcome.