Christmas Criterium Update – Racing is going ahead.

Due to the forecast maximum temperature of 39C for Saturday 19th of December. We are moving the VU Christmas Criterium start times 1 hour earlier to avoid racing in extreme heat.

C/D/E grades will now start at 8:30AM
A/B grades will start at 9:20AM (Right after C/D grades finish)

Christmas special $15 for online entries and on the day, obviously we prefer if you enter online. Online entries close tonight at 9:00PM

December Committee Meeting Update.

The FCC Executive wishes to inform its members and guest riders of a few important decisions that were made at last night’s December Meeting.

CLUB KIT – Firstly, we will be opening the Seight Shop soon if you wish to order kit; and don’t forget Mark Zanatta has quite a lot of kits for sale as the Club has good stocks of our current kit to purchase. Also, if you want some of our superseded kit, we will be selling it at a reduced price ($50 for all items) soon, well under cost.

RIDER GRADE EXCEPTIONS – A healthy discussion was held regarding rider grade exceptions. It was felt this was discretionary, and based upon various factors. The Executive reiterated that any rider with a ‘temporary pass’ to race in a lower grade is obligated to race at the lower grade’s pace, and not initiate any breaks or chase-downs. Also, that rider must return to their intended grade for any trophy/sash/feature races.

CRIT RACE PRICING CHANGE – The Executive felt that a rationalisation of our Crit Race Entry Fees was in order. From now on, Crit races are $15 for pre-entry and $20 on the day FOR ALL RIDERS, regardless of club.


-Regards, Mark Micallef, Secretary.

Rider Grades have been updated 08-Dec-2015

Handicappers have updated the rider grades. Make sure you check handicapper’s corner for your grade. It’s a good idea to check this list before you put your online entry through, so there are no surprises on the day.

Remember to be realistic about your grade and level assessment and include a helpful comment, to assist the handicappers.

Check out Handicapper’s Corner.

Rider Grades have been updated 23-Nov-2015

Handicappers have updated the rider grades. Make sure you check handicapper’s corner for your grade. It’s a good idea to check this list before you put your online entry through, so there are no surprises on the day.

Remember to be realistic about your grade and level assessment and include a helpful comment, to assist the handicappers.

Check out Handicapper’s Corner.

Ride For Gus’ Charity Trivia & Auction Night

Some of you may know Lynden, he’s been racing with us and raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

About ‘Ride For Gus’

In December 2014, 9 month old Angus (Gus) passed away after a terrible accident.

Gus spent 5 days in the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. 

‘Ride For Gus’ was started as a way of remembering Gus and to raise money to support the RCH. Lynden has been

raising awareness and money by racing in prominent bike races in 2015.

 

Thursday 19 November 2015

7:00pm till late

Tickets: $ 45 – with all profits ($15) to the RCH

Ticket price includes: Dinner (Antipasto, Pizza & Desert) and a Drink (Beer, Wine or Soft drink) on arrival

Items for Auction from Cycles Galleria, Eye can C, Amorosa, Brett Adamson and many more,  including Matt Elkan’s Bianchi Fixie (Pictured above, donated by BikeForce Docklands) that he rode in Around the Bay in a Day.

Please contact Andre @ Cycles Galleria Williamstown for tickets and information

Andre

0421 863 643

andre@cyclesgalleria.com.au

Authority Number: A15/1748

Max Campbell Memorial Update 15-Nov-2015

This Sundays Max Campbell Memorial 15-Nov-2015 @ Drake Blvd will NOT be a FCC members only event. So let all your riding buddies from other clubs know that they’ll be able to race at the excellent Drake Blvd course this Sunday.

Racing Starts at 9:30 AM for Grades C/D/E and 10:30 AM for Grades A/B

$20 entry fee for all riders.

Important Information Regarding racing at Drake Blvd

*Regular prize money will be paid. However, memorial sashes and trophies will be awarded to FCC members only.

 

 

ABS & BELL Helmets Footscray Track Open

Saturday 21st November, 2015

DISC, Darebin Rd, Northcote.

Racing starts at 5.00pm.

Come along and enjoy a good night of track racing.

Entries are now open, for more information about the night visit http://vic.cycling.org.au/Events-Results/Event-Details/abs-bell-helmets-footscray-track-open

We would like to thank our many sponsors that make this all happen.

ABS Automotive, Airport West (Tom Hill)

Albert St Automotive (Graham Carlson)

Australian Luggage Company ( Wayne Pearce)

Bell Helmets (Brian Gillon)

Bicycle Peddler (John/Dean Yeomans)

Bright Cycle Inn (Wayne Hildred)

Elite Sports Perfomance (Marty Girvan)

Ferguson St. Chiropractic (Chris Munro)

Ivanhoe Cycles (Greg Griffiths)

John Beasley Cycles, Footscray

LR Dodd Transport, Werribee (Darren Farquhar)

Andrew Dick

Bernard O’Sullivan

Bike Box

Bill Liddy

Bob Shannon

Brian Scowcroft

Darren Goudie Plumbing

Daryl Letchford

Dave Sanders

John Trevorrow

Eddie O’Farrell

Eric Bishop

Frank Zanatta

Glenn Wilkins

Hilton Clarke

Jason Southby

Marie Manskie

Mark Zanatta

Spanners Automotive, Whittlesea (Graham Carlson)

Toorak Accident Repairs, Malvern (Jeremy Nunn)

Maryborough News/Lotto (Ross Forster)

Nemesis Cycling Apparel (Carl Cubitt)

Pomroy Panels, Niddrie (Bill Dawson)

Rare Spares, Campbellfield (Les McVeigh)

Salter Cycles, Altona (Geoff & Adrian Salter)

Sixtus Products (Ron & Barbara Neiwand)

Suncorp Insurance (Jason Chappell)

Unibicycles, Parkville (John Prince)

Usana Products (Tom Moloney)

Ronde Sports

Schwalbe Tyres

Stephen Michetti

Tom Gray

Criterium Roster Nominations are now open.

Each member is required to perform 2 road and 1 criterium season duty, you will not be permitted to race if  you do not fulfil your obligations as a member. We’re a club run by volunteers and we are only able to race if everyone does their part.

Use the red “Roster Nominations” button on the right to pick your 1 duty for the criterium season.

A note for members with first aid qualifications. Please try to take any available first aid tickets for the races before going for the general marshal spots.