Randwick Botany Cycling Club

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

Jindabyne 2015 High Altitude Training Camp/Social Weekend.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SAT 10 JANUARY

Whilst RBCC members are generally very good at many things, there is one thing that we are generally pretty poor at and that is Commitment.  Making a decision for some before the 11th hour (night before) an event seems in a lot of cases an impossibility.  At the moment we have 12 people officially booked for the Jindabyne Camp.  CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE A DECISION and fill in the form here………………  Remember telling Ivan Jellic that you are going is NOT REGISTERING !!!    We don’t know you are going until you fill the form in

It’s a great weekend. It’s not all about the riding, its a great social outing with your family and your mates. We have some fantastic evening meals and a few of us always enjoy a nice lunch at the award winning Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery Door and Café where not only is the food great but you can wash it down with a man’s size beer (a litre) and OH the serenity…

Come on, come and have a great weekend with us. Full details here……..

Christmas Rides 2014

CHRISTMAS TRAINING RIDES

Santaride

Christmas Day ride:  Start 7am Randwick gates of Centennial Park.  Out to La Perouse and then return to Coluzzi Kings Cross for coffee.

Boxing Day ride:  Start 6.30am Randwick gates of Centennial Park.  South to Waterfall and then through National Park.  Anyone who needs to get back early or finds the distance a little daunting can turn at Sutherland and/or Waterfall.

Stav’s Ettalong Ride:

Bike Bug to Ettalong Ride on Monday 29 December

1st meeting point: Bike Bug.  Leave strictly 5.20am

2nd meeting point: Hornsby Park 6.25am (leave 6.30am sharp)

Those riding over to North Sydney from Eastern Suburbs, make sure you allow enough time to get there before we leave at 5.30am.

Ride Details:

Its 70km from Hornsby Park to Ettalong. We need to aim to get there by 9am so we can re-charge and enjoy some egg/bacon rolls & coffee before jumping on the ferry (so thats avg 28km/hr). Ferry leaves Ettalong at 9.30am and we get off at Palm Beach. Palm Beach to home is about 40km making the total ride around 140km.  Please do not attempt this ride if you are unfit as we are on a strict time schedule and can’t wait for anyone lagging off the back.

Dont forget to bring cash for ferry ($13.70).

RIDE FOR JACK next Sunday 21 December.

One of our members, Raf Del Vecchio, has asked to support hisJack photo

“Do it for Jack” ride this Sunday.

Raf is the former director of Police Legacy and recently became aware that the son of a  friend of his  (7 year old Jack) has an inoperable brain tumour. See link here

The ride details are as follows:

Date                      Sunday 21 December 2014

Start                      Centennial Park Darley Road Gates – 6am

Route                    Kurnell / La Perouse / Centennial Park

Distance               Approx 100kms

I am going to do this ride with Rocky Fortuna, Raf and others and I would call on any of the Waterfall B group (indeed A group as well) to come and have a ride with us and support this worthy cause.

Raf has said that there is absolutely no obligation for you to do anything other than turn up and ride. However I would hope that that we can show Jack and his family a little RBCC genorocity. If you wish to donate (and receive a tax invoice) the fund numbers can be found here:

https://doitforjack.gofundraise.com.au/

Post Ride Note:

Ride was well supported.  Thanks to the RBCC members who came out on the ride.ride for Jack

Here’s the gang at Kurnell.

Christmas Pudding Races

Christmas puddingNext Saturday 13 December, weather permitting, RBCC will host it’s annual Christmas Pudding races at Heffron Park, usual starting time at 3pm for Seniors. In addition to the usual prize money, 1st, 2nd & 3rd place getters will receive a Christmas Pudding !

At the completion of racing, there will be a scrumptious afternoon tea with all manner of culinary delights.  All are welcome to come and enjoy the afternoon with us.

Don’t forget that this concludes Saturday racing for 2014.  Racing will recommence the week after the Australia Day Public holiday weekend on 31 January 2015.  A & B grades should be filled to the max after all your Christmas, New Year training rides.  See you then.

2014 Christmas Party & Presentation Night

A great night was had by all in the new more casual venue.  Thanks to Alex Hinds for being MC.

Club persons of the year

Meet our RBCC Club “Persons” of the year.  Father and son teams, Andy and Robert Matthews and Jose and Myles(absent) Rodrigeuz.  These 4 RBCC stalwarts happily volunteered time and time again to assist with track set up and marshalling duties.  Saturday riders should be very grateful of the efforts of these guys as without their support we would not have been able to hold Saturday racing on numerous days. Thanks guys. (more…)

RBCC Christmas Party 7 December 2014

RBCC Christmas party

This year’s RBCC Christmas Party (get together) will be at the Coach and Horses Hotel in Randwick on Sunday afternoon 7th December.

It will also incorporate the Presentation of awards for our club championship series.  There will be drinks and finger food in a more casual setting  from 3pm to 7pm.  For those who want to kick on, there is a nice restaurant if you wish to have dinner afterwards.  I know Joanne and I will be.

SBS Celebrity (and RBCC member) Alex Hinds has kindly offered to MC this year so that I am sure will be a pleasant break for everyone from having to listen to me for about the past 20 years.

Please Click Here and  fill in the form to register if you are coming.
This will help us with catering. (We don’t want to run out of finger food !)

Final Round RBCC Club Championships Sunday 21 September 2014

Next Sunday is the final round of the RBCC Club Championships and round 3 of the Criterium championships.  Race is at the Sutherland criterium circuit.  A Club ride will leave the Randwick Gates of Centennial Park at 7.30am for a nice warm up to Sutherland shopping centre where we will get race ready with a nice caffeine hit and some cargo loading.  Race starts at 10am at the Sutherland Criterium circuit.  If you can assist please let me know as poor Joanne has to try and get 7 placed in 3 grades.  See you there.

RBCC Club Road Racing Championships at Eastern Creek.

Eastern Creek Cub Championship Race SATURDAY AUGUST 30 2014
 
Run and won. A great morning had by all as whilst it was pelting down in the Eastern Suburbs, it was fine at Eastern Creek despite for minor spitting on the last couple of laps of the race.  Results here…..   Don’t forget the next round of the Club Championships, the Individual Time Trial at Calga next weekend Sunday 7 September.

Buon viaggio Anna

On behalf of all RBCC members, and I am sure many from the other clubs as well, I would like to wish Anna Fortuna, Buon Viaggio as she heads off to Italy for a month tomorrow.  That’s the good news.  Now the bad news is that no one has stepped up to the plate to run the club canteen in her absence so unfortunately we have to shut the canteen over the following Satudays:  Saturday Aug 23, Aug 30, September 6 & September 13.  Make sure you bring sufficient water and eats to the club as nothing will be available for sale.  You think we have it tough?  Rocky does not even know where the soap powder goes into the washing machine.

Waterfall (Vehicle escorted) ride Sun 27 July

Firstly, Big thank you to Jose Rodriguez, Alex Rosenwax and Jeff Coulton, all who have offered to be escort car drivers for this ride.  Jose, I will take you up on your kind off for this Sunday but before we do lets get some indication of numbers of people who will be participating in this ride.  This training ride will be conducted, weather permitting, providing we get sufficient numbers, so please indicate your intention on the RBCC group Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/randwickbotanycc/

Round 2 Club Championships 2014

The 20km Individual Time Trial (round 2 of the club championships) is at Penrith Regatta Centre next Sunday 6 July
Thanks once again to Penrith CC for doing all the organising. Sign on is from 7am and Randwick riders will be going off first from 8am. There is a separate sign on sheet for RBCC.

Entries are free for RBCC riders so there is nothing stopping you coming out to try and beat the RBCC which is 25.59.Regatta centre group

A flash back a few years shows the beautiful backdrop and all the smiling faces.   It’s dead flat – so suits most people.  See you out there and bring your winter woolies !

First Round RBCC Club Championships Saturday 21 June 2014

The 2014 RBCC Club Championships started with the “One Lapper” at Heffron Park.  Thanks to all who assisted.  There was lots of coughing after so it was obvious that everyone gave it their best.  Congratulations to Tom Sacre, 1st place overall, in a time of 2min 41 seconds.

Grade
Name
Time
Points
ATom Sacre02:41.710
AMarcus Enno02:46.08
AMike Cameron02:47.26
ABlake Anderson02:49.15
ADaniele Vanolini02:49.14
ARobbie Cater02:50.13
AEivind Borgersen02:51.82
AJason Douglas02:52.11
ARandolph Baral02:55.981
ADave Jackson02:57.31
AAllan Smith02:59.21
BNick Bowd03:00.710
BDarren Byers03:00.78
BRocky Zhang03:03.16
BJohn Thomas03:03.25
BAndy Matthews03:04.14
BDarrin Tucker03:04.13
BCon Karantonis03:05.02
BBen Heuston03:05.81
BTom Griffiths03:05.81
BShane Mattiske03:07.71
CJohn Buckton03:09.110
CAndrew Galvin03:09.68
CAndrew Logan03:09.96
CPaul McCutcheon03:09.95
CAndrew Lang03:11.74
CAlex Rosenwax03:13.63
CPete Tancevski03:17.02
CGary Brouwer03:26.01
CAnna Murray03:26.61
CCharles Dalrymple Hay03:27.91
JJunior 1 lap0
JBraden03:58.90
JSimon Brophy04:04.50
JSandy Mititeld04:04.60
JRobert Matthews04:05.30
JWill04:10.00
JZachary04:34.70
JLachlan04:47.90
JDylan05:08.4
JJosh05:14.50
JLucas Walker05:18.30

PLEASE NOTE: To see running tally of 2014 Club Championship Pointscore, click button above entitled, PointScore 2014.

Benefits Of Membership:

Grind

 

  • We are the Friendly Club.  Men women and children of all ages are welcome.
  • Lots of social occasions and nearly every ride finishes at a cafe.
  • Bikes available for juniors and club uniform for junior members is half price which is well under cost.
  • Cheapest membership fees of most of the Sydney cycling clubs.
  • Training Rides 6 days of the week (all free)
  • RBCC conducts criterium racing every Saturday of the year (except for public holidays)
  • RBCC sponsorship monies are funneled back to the members in the form of subsidized race entry fees for RBCC members. Currently 100% subsidised.
  • All Club Championship Races are free.
  • Access to specialist qualified trainers if required.
  • Subsidised Annual Training Camp (Jindabyne) and Annual Dinner.
  • Based in the City of Randwick in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.  Location.

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Randwick Botany Cycling Club

 Heffron Park – Saturday Criterium Racing START TIMES:-

  • Every Saturday (Except public holiday weekends) Weather permitting.
  • Juniors start at 2pm.
  • Seniors  A, B, C & D grades start promptly at 3pm.
  • You must race in your club uniform, unless entitled as a registered member of a Cycling NSW or Cycling Australian registered or International team, to wear registered team uniform.
  • All male (non junior) registered team members will be required to compete in the  A grade event.
  • Riders competing in their registered club uniform may compete in any grade, A, B, C or D, dependent on their ability as assessed by club handicapper.
  • Female registered team members will be allowed to compete in B grade event.

Assistants required to facilitate racing –  Marshal roster NOW PUBLISHED

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