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
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.
Christmas 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.
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.
CRONULLA “B” Ride starts again next Sunday 27 November
I have been concerned for some time that RBCC riders are “Over extending” themselves on the RBCC Sun Waterfall ride. That, together with the fact that the A bunch is just too big anyway, I have decided to startup the Cronulla B ride again. Ride will start from Randwick Gates of Centennial Park at 7am Sharp. (Not 7.05am) If you turn up at 7.01am be prepared to chase. Now one particular member who races D grade, and who shall remain nameless, stated to me that Cronulla was not appealing to him as he liked to do 90 on Sunday and Cronulla is only 70 kilometres. I reminded him as I am reminding everyone else now, there is no reason you can’t hit the Park at 6.30am (which is the A start time anyway), or a smidge earlier, and knockout 20 clicks before the start of the B ride. You can get you 90 clicks if you must have them. You will not be dropped on the way out or way back as the bunch will stay together.
See you next Sunday at 7am sharp !