Next event: 30th Aug. Pound Creek (McIndoe & Dancs cups)
Corner Duty: Brad Bouquet, Phil Camenzuli
Papers Saturday: 30th Aug – Chris Rowe
Committee meeting: 16th Sept. Purtle’s
- 4th Sept – 2014 Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland. (stage 2 Leongatha – Yinnar)
Cycling Victoria: – policy changes “For all road races, which are not run under a rolling road closure or closed road, conditions every participant must wear a constant (not set to flashing) red light on the back seat post of their bike. The light must be operational during the entire race and must be red, prominent, and visible from 200 metres. It is to be attached to be visible from the rear.” http://www.vic.cycling.org.au/Road/Technical-Regulations/Race-Light-Policy
Road fixture: 6th Sept – Pound Creek added (Lex Watt & Watchorn trophies)
Six month racing memberships are available from July 1 2014 -6 month fees
Kevin’s interview on 3MFM 11th June (mp3-26Mb)
Outtrim 23rd August
Riders were able to enjoy a glorious Saturday afternoon for racing. However, the day was not quite as planned as a motor bike rider had crashed on our road circuit just on the Kongwak side of the Outtrim reserve. Racing was rescheduled onto a different circuit but still with the uphill finish on Mt Misery. Instead of racing through Kongwak, Lance Creek and Wattle Bank riders did 2 loops of Outtrim to Leongatha South prior to tackling the hill. more>>
Bena 16th August
The old highway past the former Bena Primary School was the venue for the Saturday racing. The racing format was for graded criteriums. With 4 Warragul riders joining in for the racing there were 2 senior grades and a junior grade. Criterium racing on this “hotdog” circuit is very intense as riders have to slow for turns and then accelerate away and this occurs every 800m. Throw in 2 small hills and riders are under pressure all race. more>>
Victorian Masters ITT 16th Aug.
Congratulations to Leongatha Cycling Club members competing in the ITT at Lang Lang.
Rod Cheyne winning the Victorian Masters 8. Also well done to Philip Hanley placing 3rd in the Masters 7 and Brett Franklin placing 5th in the hotly contested Masters 2 Category.
Victorian Masters road race 17th Aug.
Brett 3rd masters 1-2
Clem 12th masters 5
Phil 4th masters 7
Rod 5th masters 8-10
2014 Victorian Junior road team selection…
Congratulations to Austin Timmins on being selected for the 2014 Victorian Junior Road Team in the JM15 category. This incredible achievement by Austin is due to his consistent hard work through-out the year. He has rapidly progressed, starting as a limit rider in senior Leongatha Cycling Club races and is now riding off second scratch.
Also congratulations to Tom McFarlane being selected as an emergency for the JM17 Victorian Road Team.
Austin and hopefully Tom will be representing Victoria at the 2014 National J15 & J17 Road Championships in Toowoomba from the 12th – 14th September 2014
Gippsland Championships 10th Aug. 2014
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The weather had a marked effect on the number of riders willing to brave the elements at the Gippsland Championships, staged at Poowong on Sunday. There were six Leongatha members who competed; Brett Franklin, Neil White, Kevin Feely, Phil Hanley, David Supple and Austin Timmins. Brett claimed the Masters 1 win in the combined Elite & Masters 1,2,3 grades and David Supple third in the Masters 4+. In the junior event with only two participating, both riders crashed-out on a wet road descent. It was Austin’s second fall of the week! Cyrus Monk taking out the Elite title.
Tarwin Lower 2nd August
Saturday racing saw the early riders at the assembly point at Tarwin Lower waiting for a shower to pass however, after that the riders had a good break for racing – a light wind but pretty cold conditions. The seniors raced from Tarwin Lower out to Walkerville and return with riders needing to tackle the hill to the west of Walkerville from both sides. more>>
Korrine 26th July
Racing on Saturday was held at Korrine, with a reduced field of 13 senior riders and five juniors. The seniors were competing for the annual Sprag trophy over 2 laps with good conditions, but typical of July with the odd patch of sunshine and an occasional shower of rain.. more>>
Gippsland 3Day Tour
Leongatha Junior experience 26-27th April
The 2014 Bendigo Bank Leongatha Junior experience got off to a cold, wet and windy start with a change of weather just prior to commencement of Day one at Wonthaggi on Saturday. However at Outtrim on Sunday the conditions had changed to calm and sunny, which was greatly appreciated by all…
A thankyou message to everyone who participated or helped with the Weekend Junior Event.
Full results pdf
images (digital print versions are available with the compliments of LCC)
Club training rides:
Meet at Middy’s Leongatha on Wednesday evening at 5pm for a mid-week ride.
Saturday and Sunday meet at the Leongatha Post Office at 8am.
All riders welcome.