Randwick Botany Cycling Club

Located in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Everyone is welcome to join our Friday Coffee Ride!

Results 18 February 2017

Thanks to all who raced on Saturday.  A good day was had by most and the weather stayed fine!  Thanks to the fabulous volunteer team of:  Darren Byers, Angus Leech, Daniel Kong, Michael Bogoevski, Russell Bartlett, Sue Henry and Trevor Perry (First Aid).  Thanks also to our Chief Commissaire, Richard Jenkins and to Bob Bykerk for taking some amazing photos (which are on our Facebook page!).


A Grade: 

1st:  Jeremy Hopson (Bicisport)
2nd: Matt Backhouse (ESCC)
3rd:  Scott Butler (RCC)

B Grade: 

1st:  Troy Fisher (Sutherland)
2nd: Brent Gavin (Sutherland)
3rd:  Damion Ryan (RBCC)

C Grade: 

1st:  Alex Krawchuk (RBCC)
2nd: Joshua Lee (RCC)
3rd:  Michael Fantin (RBCC)

D Grade: 

1st:  Hugh Harvey (RBCC)
2nd: Brayden Bloch (RBCC)
3rd:  Paul Serov (RBCC)


Online Store Open until 20th February

Need some new RBCC kit in time for the B2B and a busy winter of racing? Then look no further, the Champion System online store is now open! The store will be open until 20 February 2017 with orders to be delivered by 25 March 2017.

Click this link to go to Online Store

If you are a returning customer please login or alternatively register as a new customer.

Don’t forget we do have stock of some standard items at the Clubhouse and you can purchase these on Saturdays while racing is on (providing we have what you want in stock!). Otherwise, treat yourself to something new or different as the possibilities are endless! Don’t forget also that Champion System offer a crash replacement offer of 30% of RRP should you have a mishap!  Likewise all their products have a one year warranty!

Race Results 4 February 2017

A Grade:
1. James Nicol (Manning)
2. Shaun MacWillian (SUVelo)
3. Jeremy Hopson (Bicisport)









B Grade:
1. Damion Ryan (RBCC)
2. Antoine Gizardin (RBCC)
3. Brent Cowin (Sutherland)










C Grade:
1. Josh Clark (Rapha CC)
2. Alex Krawchuk (RBCC)
3. Sam Carroll (LACC)










D Grade:
1. Mia Barry (Rapha CC)
2. Fiona Kwok (RBCC)
3. Brayden Bloch (RBCC)

2017 Masters Track National Championships

  At Dunc Gray – 4 WEEKS TO GO – ENTER TODAY Click to Enter

If you’re in the hunt for the Masters Track National Champion title make sure you enter before Sunday 26th February 2017 and stake your claim to the gold. 


  • Individual Track Time Trial Championships
  • Sprint Championships
  • Individual Pursuit Championships
  • Points/Scratch Race Championships

Schedule 8-11 March 2017

  • Wednesday 8/03  – Individual Track Time Trial
  • Thursday 9/03 – Sprint (MMAS 1-4), Individual Pursuit (MMAS 5-10 & WMAS 1-8)
  • Friday 10/03 – Individual Pursuit (MMAS 1-4), Sprint (MMAS 5-10 & WMAS 1-8)
  • Saturday 11/03  – Points/Scratch Race

Re: Resignation of Club President, John Buckton

Dear Members,

As you may be aware, after over 18 years as President of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club, John Buckton resigned from his role on the RBCC Committee yesterday.

John, along with his wife Joanne, have worked tirelessly and made a tremendous personal contribution to the Club as a whole, and to its members.

Without their positive influence, passion and diligence the Club would not be where it is today. John has led the development of the Club and has played a big part in ensuring that RBCC now has a recognised history of hosting competitive racing at Heffron Park for, what is now, 40 consecutive years.

John and Joanne’s legacy will live on in the future of the Club and we are proud that they are both life members of our Club.

On behalf of all members, we wish to thank John for his immense contribution as President and we all look forward to seeing him out on the road as an important member of the Club moving forward.

As a result of John’s resignation, the Committee had to meet today to discuss how this change is adjusted for. At this meeting it was unanimously agreed that in order to acknowledge the significance of John’s contribution to the Club, and out of respect for John’s achievements as President, the position of RBCC President should remain unfilled until the date of the next RBCC AGM.

In addition to John’s resignation the Committee has also received resignations from Anna Fortuna (Treasurer) and Richard Jenkins (General Committee Member). Anna and Richard have both also made a huge contribution to the Club over many years and have made positive contributions to the new Committee. On behalf of all the members we thank them for their strong and enduring contributions to the development of the Club, and we look forward to seeing them remain involved with the Club. We are also proud that Anna and Richard are life members of our Club.

Given these additional changes to the Committee, consideration also had to be given to how these roles are to be replaced. We are now seeking expressions of interest from the broader member base for people that may be interested in playing a more active role in the club (in relation to the role of Treasurer and General Committee Member). We would love to hear from people with an interest in accounting, a passion for sporting clubs and/or someone who is interested in supporting weekly racing and who might like to add value to the Committee. Please provide your expression of interest with the Secretary at secretary@randwickbotanycc.com by Friday 17 February 2017.

We are very much looking forward to continuing the success of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club and will be working hard to ensure that the legacy that John has created will live on.


David Jackson (Vice President), Sue Henry (Club Secretary), Shane Mattiske & Alex Rosenwax (General Committee Members)

Resignation of Club President, John Buckton.

Yesterday, 6 February 2017, I tendered my resignation as President of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club.

I have been a member of the Randwick Botany committee for one third of my life Indeed, I have been the club President for the past18 years.

Unfortunately, recent events which I would rather keep private, together with some personal and family health issues have forced me to reach the inevitable conclusion that I must resign as President, and from the committee of the Randwick Botany Cycling Club. I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended the last Annual General Meeting in December and who supported my nomination as President and voted for my team of long serving committee members and loyal supporters of the club. My only regret is that I cannot honour the fantastic support given to me by those faithful members by continuing in the role and for that, and to those loyal members I do humbly apologise. I would rather have served out my current term as President and simply not stood for election at the next AGM, but factors as stated previously have prevented this. (more…)

2017 Vantage Freight RBCC Jindabyne Training Camp

2017 was a fantastic trip.  Thanks to all who made it so, especially Ivan Jellic who organised the camp which saw just shy of 50 people enjoy a fantastic riding holiday this year.  Thanks to all the girls who ran support vehicles, Anna Joanne, Pina, Ollie, Beckie & Michelle.  Thanks to Rebecca Fortuna who took about 1000 photos and talking about photos here are the links to them:

Day 1 – Dead Horse Gap & Tom Groggin

Day 2 – Charlotte Pass

Day 3 – Dalgety & Beloka

RBCC Training Ride Diversions

Please note that RBCC training rides proceeding to La Perouse (other than Wednesday Reverse Snake pit ride which travels via Randwick Shopping Centre) will now do so via Doncaster Avenue.  Because of the Light Rail works in Anzac Parade, the club rides will no longer proceed south via Anzac Parade but rather will proceed south in Doncaster Avenue all the way to Gardeners Road, at which point we will turn left, enter the Kingsford roundabout and then exit to Anzac Parade and continue south past Souths Juniors to La Perouse. 

A similar diversion will occur on the reverse trip.

2017 Membership due now.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and here’s hoping that everyone will have an even greater, safe and happy New Year.  A last minute reminder before you get too caught up in festivities.

Your 2017 Membership Renewal with the Randwick Botany Cycling Club is due NOW.
If you are already a member you can renew now as your membership will expire on 31 December 2016.  
It is a single process.  When you affiliate with Cycling Australia, you also join Randwick Botany Cycling Club at the same time.  You can select to be either a Racing or non racing member. Please  Renew here!
John Buckton 

Christmas Day Ride

christmas-rideChristmas Day Ride 7am. All Clubs Christmas Day Ride… As in previous years, meeting up at Randwick gates of Centennial Park no later than 7am. We will then wait for SU Velo and Easts, (who are meeting in the park) to roll out through the gates and then together the 3 clubs will enjoy a friendly ride to La Perouse and back to Bar Coluzzi Darlinghurst for coffee.

No Racing Saturday 24 December.  Racing resumes at Heffron on Saturday 4 February 2017. Make sure you affiliate for 2017 ASAP.  Click here to do so.

RBCC Alternate Sunday Ride – Cronulla


The Sunday Cronulla ride has been very successful and growing.  There are still people however who will not go south because of their fear of Southern Cross Drive.  In light of the recent second Easts bunch incident on Southern Cross Drive, we have decided to by-pass this dangerous section of road.  Upon investigation a by-pass is not that difficult due to recent road changes.

The new route will proceed as per the course of the Giro de Kelloggs, however when we get to the bottom of Stephen Road at the intersection of Botany Road, we will turn right instead of the usual left.  We will then proceed north on Botany Road till we get to Hale Street Botany.  We will then turn left into Hale and follow it down to where it intersects (traffic light controlled) with Foreshore Road.  A right turn onto Foreshore Road and we only have to travel about 100 metres before we turn left into General Holmes Drive and another approximate 100 metres puts us into the Boeing Tunnel heading south.

Let’s try it and see how it goes.  See you Sunday morning.  Ride leaves at 7am sharp from the Randwick gates of Centennial Park.

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