Bob Robson Memorial

Entries are now open to our ANZAC Day Criterium, the Bob Robson Memorial.

Racing kicks off with the support race at 1:30PM and the Main Race at 2:30PM. Presentations will be held at the Williamstown RSL at 4:00PM all placegetters must attend and we strongly encourage all riders, family (kids included), friends and spectators to come along as well. Food will be provided (BBQ lunch).

Enter now via Entry Boss – https://entryboss.cc/races/125

 

The race is named and run in honour of the late Bob Robson, who was a foundation member of the Williamstown RSL Club and the Williamstown Cycling Club.

Robson was a well known and popular figure in Williamstown until his death in 1959. He owned and operated the Seagull Cycles shop on Ferguson Street, which was popular among cyclists.

The Bob Robson Memorial has formed part of the RSL Club’s Anzac Day celebrations since 1960.

A who’s who of Australian champions have won the famous race, including the legendary Peter Besanko, Don Allan, David Allan and John Bylsma.

Race is proudly supported by the Robson Family, the Williamstown RSL, Hobsons Bay City Council and the Westgate Community Road Safety Council.

Frank O’Brien Memorial (The last one ever!)

Entries are now open to our first handicap of the season the Frank O’Brien Memorial next sunday.

To give enough time for the handicappers to put together the bunches, entries will close on Thursday 14-Apr-2016 at 9:00PM

Online entries only, if you have any issues contact fcc@footscraycc.com.au

https://entryboss.cc/races/124 or use Red Race button on the right.

Footscray Cycling Club AGM

In accordance with its Constitution, the FOOTSCRAY CYCLING CLUB INC will be holding its ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Sunday April 17th at the LITTLE RIVER CRICKET CLUB.
The AGM will be held IMMEDIATELY AFTER the O’Brien Memorial Race, and will only take 30 minutes.

We want as many members as possible there, as we are voting on ALL CLUB POSITIONS (Except Club Secretary which is due 2017).
Be part of your Club’s decision making process, be at the AGM!

FCC AGM April 2016 Agenda

FCC AGM April 2015 Minutes

Vale “Muzza” Zanatta

Condolences from all at FCC to the Zanatta families on the death last Friday of “Muzza” (Earnest John) Zanatta.

Muzza, who was 75 years old, was brother to Frank and uncle to Mark, both FCC Life Members.

CA Memberships Renewals and Day Memberships Now Available

Don’t forget to renew your licence online or join Footscray Cycling Club through Cycling Australia.

2016 licence packages are now available, follow this link (http://membership.cycling.org.au/) to renew or join (more instructions on becoming a member).

Also for 2016 CA have introduced Day Race and 3 Day Race Memberships that can be purchased online. You can still do these on the day, just make sure you allow plenty of time for us to issue your licence. You can purchase them here.

Day Race – Full Racing Membership Benefits for 1 Day This will cover you for insurance whilst racing in affiliated club and promoter events.

3 Race – Full Racing Membership Benefits for 3 Race Events This will cover you for insurance whilst racing in affiliated club and promoter events. The cover is for 3 events within a 3 month period.

Don’t forget that from 1-Jan-2016 you will NOT be able to race UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES until you have renewed your membership. Print your email as proof of renewal.

FCC Legends Race – Saturday 5-Dec-2015

FCC ‘Legends Race’ this Saturday 5-Dec-2015 @ the VU in honour of our 3 club legends Hugh Cram, Harry Jones and Frank Zanatta.

Entry is open to riders from all clubs, enter online via the Race Entries button on the footscraycc.com.au website.

With FCC club history spanning over 110 years, we’ve only had 3 members that are legends. Frank Zanatta will be there on Saturday, watch this interview with Frank if you haven’t alreadyhttps://www.bikeexchange.com.au/…/off-the-bike-with-frank-z…. It’s great viewing, and makes you realise why Hugh Cram, Harry Jones and Frank Zanatta are the legends of our club.

Online Entries for Racing – FAQ

Our first week of taking online entries has been very encouraging, we’d still like as many members as possible to use the online entry service provided. To enter races, just use the Race Entries button on the right of our website.

After our first week of using the system, there have been some questions that I hope to answer here.

1. What are the entry cut off times for the races?

For Wednesday Evening Criteriums entries close at 12:00PM on the day.

For Saturday Morning Criteriums entries close at 8:00PM the night before (Friday).

For Sunday Morning Criteriums entries close at 8:00PM the night before (Saturday).

You can still enter on the day if you have missed this cut off time, however you will be charged $20 for members and $25 for non-members for entries on the day. We will be charging this starting next month at R14 2nd of December 2015.

2. What are the scratch cut off times for the races?

Same as the entry cut off times as above, if you have entered earlier and need to scratch from the race, this is a self service function using the red “scratch” button on your entry. You will be issued a full refund as long as you have scratched before the cut off times.

3. I’m not sure I can race, should I still enter online?

Yes of course, still put in your entry if you’re pretty sure you want to race, we feel the cut off times are generous and that they will give you enough time to decide on racing.

4. I don’t have a credit card.

EntryBoss have successfully tested out a pre-paid card that you can purchase from Australia Post. Initial cost is $6.95 for the card and then you can load funds from your bank account that you can use as you would a credit card. For full details about this card visit this link http://auspost.com.au/money-insurance/load-and-go-reloadable-visa-prepaid-card.html 

If you have any questions or problems feel free to contact us fcc@footscraycc.com.au

Online Entries for Racing

As announced at the Max Campbell Memorial, Footscray Cycling Club are moving to online entries to reduce the amount of effort required to put on racing. After reviewing a few options we’ve found EntryBoss, used by Northern Combine, Northern Veterans and other clubs the best and we’ve received excellent support from all the EntryBoss staff.

We encourage everyone to use this service as it will significantly reduce the amount of manual processing on the day. To enter races, just use the Race Entries button on the right of our website.

EntryBoss is really simple to use and the instructions are clear. If you have any questions or problems feel free to contact us fcc@footscraycc.com.au.