The weather is warming up and that means the Footscray CC summer criteriums will be starting soon. Once again we’re putting on a massive season with 43 races, you can view the fixtures here.
Footscray Cycling Club is proud to be partnering with Melbourne based apparel brand MAAP for the new 2019/20 kit. @maap.cc produces premium performance-focused apparel in Italy, using exclusively Italian and Swiss fabrics.
If you’re unsure of sizing, drop into their retail store @maap.melbourne 20 Vale St, Nth Melbourne for a complimentary coffee and fit session. Just mention you’re a member of Footscray CC.
Please click on this link that will take you to the custom online store. MAAP’s Pro Jersey, Long Sleeve Jersey, Team Vest and class-leading Team Bib 3.0 have all been designed exclusively for FCC.
Due to a major Mountain Bike Cycling event at the You Yangs this Saturday. We anticipate a significant increase in traffic around the area. Because of this safety concern, we will be cancelling the road race at Little River and will be running a Criterium at the VU instead.
Details for the Criterium and online entries via EntryBoss.
Individual Time Trial (Stage 2 of the FCC Tour)
Must use only AS2063 standard helmets as well bike and wheels considered legal in massed start road races. This includes the Individual Time Trial on stage 2.
This means that:
1. You must use a standard road bike that is legal for a road race (No Time Trial Bikes, no clip-on bars)
2. You must use wheels that are legal for a road race, i.e. no full disc wheels.
3. Your helmet must meet the Australian Standard. That is it must have a AS2063 approval sticker. There are TT helmets that meet that standard and they can be used.
Entries are now open for the 61st FCC Tour. Join us for some epic racing over the Queens birthday long weekend. 3 stages over 2 days of racing.
Stage 1: Balliang Hall to Anakie Hall (70KM)
Stage 2: Staughton Vale Road ITT (7KM)
Stage 3: Kirksbridge (90KM A&B grade, 70KM C grade)
Photo is of club legend Frank Zanatta, racing up the You Yangs in a 1970’s FCC tour.
Here are the minutes from the 2019 AGM.
The 59th Bob Robson Memorial is just around the corner (ANZAC Day 25th of April 2019). This is a very special FCC event and the only time of the year we get to race a criterium on the streets of Williamstown.
Racing kicks off at 1:30PM
There will be 3 events on the day.
1:30 PM: Men’s Support (for B grade and below): FCC Members Only.
2:10 PM: Women’s Open and Support: All clubs.
2:50 PM: Men’s Open: FCC Members and by invitation.
After racing there will be a free BBQ and presentations at the Williamstown Bowling Club for racers, volunteers, friends and family.
It’s a very spectator friendly course so we hope you can bring your supporters along.
Entries are now open, with invitations for the Men’s open being sent out on Monday. Entries are via EntryBoss https://entryboss.cc/races/1614 with field sizes capped to 40 in each event, make sure you enter early to avoid disappointment.
As we approach our Annual General Meeting, to be held on April 8th, 2019, at the Altona RSL at 7pm SHARP, we aim to facilitate the Election of Office Bearers, for the following MANDATORY positions for the 2019 financial year:- President (Not due for election until 2020), Vice President, Secretary (2 year tenure), Treasurer, 2 Executive members. We will also seek to elect a further 6-8 Executive Members over and above what is stipulated by our Constitution.
It is vital that we have members attend our AGM and participate in this meeting, the AGENDA of which is to follow.
NOMINATIONS AS OF 25 March CUTOFF:
Executive: President Miles da Costa (Not due until 2020), Vice President -Vito Depetro, Secretary, Media Liaison -Mark Micallef, Treasurer -Murray Jenkins, Two Constitutionally Mandated Executive Members: -Mark Zanatta (Commissaire) and -Michael Dam (IT/Website/Entries Administration)
Ordinary Committee Members: Shane McGuirk (Handicapper), David Lane (Assistant Handicapper), Karen Lechner (Women’s Officer), Bernie O’Sullivan (Marketing & Promotional Officer), David Walker (Race Day Coordinator), Dean Maclennan, William Hamilton, Luke Chippendale.
The Executive will run INDIVIDUAL votes for each of the 5 Executive positions, and ONE preferential vote for the SIX Ordinary Committee positions with eight nominations during the AGM.
-Secretary Mark Micallef for and on behalf of FCC EXECUTIVE 28 March 2019
The Criterium season is coming to an end which means the Road season is just around the corner. We have plenty of racing to keep you warm through the winter. Crits, Graded Scratch Races and Handicaps. We’ll also be running some bunch rides through the season as well, details TBA.
View the fixtures here
As we approach our Annual General Meeting, to be held on April 8th, 2019, at the Altona RSL at 7pm SHARP, we aim to facilitate the Election of Office Bearers, for the following MANDATORY positions for the 2019 financial year:- President (Not due for election until 2020), Vice President, Secretary (2 year tenure), Treasurer, 2 Executive members.
Current Nominations as of 14/3/19: Vice Pres- Vito DePetro, Secretary – Mark Micallef, Treasurer – Murray Jenkins, 2 Mandated Executive Members: Shane McGuirk, Mark Zanatta – Chief Commisaire
We will also seek to elect a further 6-8 Executive Members over and above what is stipulated by our Constitution.
If you have any desire to serve the Club, and wish to either be nominated, or nominate, for any of the positions above, please contact the Secretary, Mark Micallef, on firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25th.
It is vital that we have members attend our AGM and participate in this meeting, the AGENDA can be downloaded here.
Mark Micallef, Secretary.