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Michael Potter - Bronze Medal at Australian Nationals

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Congratulations to Michael Potter and all the other NSCC U23 riders who rode so strongly at the U23 Road Race at the National Road Race at Mt Buningyong today.
Michael stood out in a quality field - against many World Pro Tour team riders - winning the bronze medal.
The race was fiercely contested and took its toll with the peloton splitting into several bunches as the pace was electric.
Michael led the chasing bunch to bridge across to the two man break and had enough left in the legs to outsprint the quality field to take the bronze.

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NSCC Riders at National Road Championships in Ballarat

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Our club - with a proud racing tradition - wishes our representatives at this week's National Road Championships in Ballarat, all the very best.
This year we have no fewer than 5 riders in the road disciplines of Criterium and Road Race - all in the men's U23 category - showing that the club's future is bright with all these riders at the National pinnacle of racing.

This year's field (in alpha order) is:

Harrison Bailey (GPM Stultz)
- criterium and road race

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Congratulations to Michael Potter and Tom Green

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Two of NSCC's NRS stars - Michael Potter and Tom Green - have had their stunning 2017 seasons recognised by being selected in two elite racing teams for 2018.

Michael - who capped the year with the NSW U23 road title - has been selected in the new Australian Cycling Academy, based in Queensland. The Academy founders - Matt Wilson from Orica GreenEdge and Ben Kerstyn - have picked the cream of Australia's younger NRS stars to develop into our next crop of World Tour riders.

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L'Étape Australia 2017 race report

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On December 1st, a group of 14 intrepid NSCC riders headed down to Jindabyne to compete in the second L’Etape Australia event. Forecasts of horrendous weather were no deterrent, even though these forecasts had already caused the cancellation of the Tour of Bright. Concerns about high winds and flooding did, however, force the L’Etape organisers to shorten the course down from the original 157km to 102km – avoiding the final big climb up to Perisher.

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Calling All Club Racing Members - Annual Club Championships on Sunday 17th December

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Call to action for all club members - Sunday 17th December is the annual club championships at Beauie.

This is your chance to claim the ultimate prize in bike racing - the title of NSCC club champion.

What's at stake here is the opportunity to race against your mates, your training partners, and that annoying person who half-wheels you on bunch rides.

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Rob Hodgson 2017 Memorial Ride Race Report

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A massive field assembled to contest the annual Robert Hodgson Memorial Race at Beauie last Sunday. Each year this event gets bigger and for 2017 we had 3 men's grades and a women's scratch grade - a departure from the women's handicap events of recent years.

The weather was perfect and it was a fitting setting to honour the life of one of NSCC's finest - Rob Hodgson. The Platinum field was a who's who of Sydney's elite riders and the women's field was also the cream of Sydney's female racing.

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National Masters Racing Report - Kate Olgers and Spinksy Medallists

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Last weekend NSCC was well represented at the National Masters Road Titles on the Gold Coast. The titles comprise the 3 UCI disciplines of Individual Time Trial, Criterium and Road Race.
The club representatives were:

Kate Olgers (RR) - Womens Masters 5
Stu Grieve (all 3) & Gary Davidson (RR) - Masters 3
Dave O'Connell & Andrew Stevenson (crit and RR) - Masters 5
Richard Spinks All 3) - Masters 10

The podiums and Top 10 results were:

Kate Olgers - silver medal RR
Richard Spinks - bronze medal ITT, bronze medal Crit, bronze medal RR
Stu Grieve - 7th ITT

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Judgement Day - NSCC Race Report

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Race Report Courtesy of Ant Ryan - C Grade Winner

It was an early start for a few NSCC riders to make it out to Eastern Creek for a 7am start for the Judgement Day Race hosted by North Western Sydney Cycling Club. We were all nervous in the immediate lead up to the race as we had not had rain for something like 76 days and then the day before the race – rain. Fortunately it was a brisk, clear day that greeted us after a quick trip on the M2/M7.

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Remembering Anna Marotta - Wife of Jake Kauffmann

On behalf of the committee and members of NSCC, we wish to offer our sincere condolences to Jake Kauffmann - dear friend of NSCC - on the passing of his wife Anna Marotta.

No words can give Jake comfort, but on behalf of our cycling community we share in Jake's sorrow for this terribly sad time, and wish him strength and courage as he deals with his grief.

Vale Anna

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Beauie Worlds 15 October Race Report

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The cloudy skies and damp track didn't deter the large field that turned up for Beauie on a mild spring morning. The threat of rain was just that, until the latter part of the racing and it cooled us down nicely after some hard fast racing.

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Beauie World Titles Sunday 15th October

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This sunday is the last chance to tune your race form before the Judgement Day inter-club race on 21 October.

Get up to Beauie to race against the regions best riders and enjoy fast safe racing in this beauitful spring weather.

We are expecting a large field given the weather, so get there early.

Racing will be scratch format over grades A-D; juniors and women racers especially welcome. Registration is open from 7.30am for an 8.15am start. Please bring your race licence and wear an approved Australian standard helmet.

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Beauie Worlds Sunday 17th September

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Oil your chains, tighten your cleats, shave your legs - yes it's Beauie this Sunday in this amazing spring weather.

Will we see the newly crowned king of West Head Wall - Mark Templeton - at Beauie this week to show that his awesome form can also work on the fast beauie crit course? Will we see Jack Renshaw try to outdo the ugly pain face he perfected last week?

We are expecting a large field given the weather and the break in NRS racing, so get there early.

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Sunday 20th August - Beauie Worlds

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The monthly Beauie race is on this Sunday - Sydney's best criterium race circuit is sure to have melting tarmac as the region's hottest riders scorch the course in this beautiful weather we're having.

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Battle of the Bridge Round 3 - Michael Potter puts on a Clinic as Norths dominate again!

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Another cool but clear morning greeted riders for the 3rd round of BOTB at West Head. At sign on, Alexis was talking about having "bad legs" due to some event on Friday and so wouldn't be starting today. The rumour mill is in overdrive that The Donald has personally requested Alexis be appointed to the role of Press Secretary after reading last week's MWCC Fake News post race report that was published last week. Apparently Trump has been impressed with Alexis ability to overlook facts time and time again and likened the Manly Secretary to "Comical Ali".

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Battle of the Bridge Round 2 – The Red and White Walkers Dominate

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Winter had well and truly arrived this morning for Round 2 of Battle of the Bridge. The industrial wasteland of Beaumont Road was the venue for the 2nd round and for those unfamiliar, tight hairpin corners awaited them. A fantastic turnout for this morning’s race, with the coffee van pumping out plenty of brews for riders and spectators alike. SuVelo and NSCC brought strong teams to the Crit race of the North, while Manly for all their posturing during the week, had a decidedly weaker team.

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Battle of the Bridge Round 2 - Race Preview

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After the first round at Heffron Park with Manly claiming all the spoils* (SuVelo were the real winners) we move North of the Bridge to Beauemont Road for the NSCC Round of Battle of the Bridge. Beauie is a tough little circuit and if you can’t go around a corner, you can find yourself dropped off the back off the group and having to drop a Griepelesque 1500w effort to get back on. Just ask Chris Miller.

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Battle of the Bridge Round One - Moral Victory to NSCC

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Yesterday the mighty NSCC warriors travelled into enemy territory to defend our dominance of the Sydney inter-club race series - the Battle of the Bridge Round 1 at Heffron.

A massive bunch rolled down the Pacific Highway en route to Heffron - it was an amazing sight. Our hosts at Heffron RBCC put on a very well-organised race considering it was a sellout in all grades. They even organised a free sausage sizzle (sorry Tai - no vegan snags) and beers which was very hospitable.

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Club Juniors Conquer Schools MTB Champs

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Juniors Conquer Schools MTB Champs

Congratulations to our NSCC and NSCA junior riders in competing at the NSW
All Schools MTB Championships 2017 4 Hour Race.

It was a brilliant day of racing and the Western Sydney MTB Club hosted a
great championship event. The weather conditions was just perfect
and the atmosphere superb.

A stellar performance by Fergus Mackie and Matt Vassilieff coming first
place in the Senior Male division Year 11 - 12.

Erik Vetisch also made the podium in 3rd place in the Intermediate division
Year 9 - 10.

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Beauie in ON This Morning - 18th June

Clear skies so great racing this morning. Rego opens at 7.40am

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Beauie Worlds Sunday 18th June - Battle of the Bridge Tune Up

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OK hitters, Beauie is on this Sunday. This is the perfect tuneup for the following week's Battle of the Bridge round one at Heffron, where you can hone your crit skills and practice team tactics for the following week.

We are expecting a big turnout with the weather forecast looking favourable, so get to Beauie early to sign on and warm up.

Racing will be graded scratch race over four grades A-D. Rego is open from 7.40am - please bring your current race licence and wear an approved helmet. Entry fee is $20 for adults and $10 for juniors

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Beauie Worlds 21 May - Race Report and Results

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Finally the weather gods were kind and Beauie kicked off under sunny autumn skies. The birds were chirping, the leaves turning.....but I digress.

Big fields across all grades made for some hot racing. And great to see so many juniors punching it out in D grade.

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Beauie is ON Today

Weather is great so Beauie is on as scheduled

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Beauie Worlds Sunday 21st May

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This Sunday sees the monthly Beauie World Titles - the region's best criterium race.

We're expecting all the big hitters back from last week's Grafton-to-Inverell, so A grade will be fiercely contested with Sydney's best riders who will relish a shorter fast course after the brutal G2I.

The Beauie course is smooth hotmix bitumen, unlike the photo of the G2I dead roads.

Racing will be a scratch race over four grades, A-D, and registration can be pre-booked using the link on this website, or you can register on the day. Registration will be open from 7.30am for an 8.15am rollout.

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Annual General Meeting - 8 May 2017

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On behalf of the NSCC committee this is a reminder to all members to attend the club AGM at the Blue Gum Hotel Waitara at 7pm on Monday 8th May 2017.

Nominations for the elected positions have closed - the due date was 1 May 2017 as advised to all financial members. The valid nominations are listed below - there is only one nomination for each position on the committee. As per the process notified to members, further nominations will not be accepted at the AGM.

The returning officer has approved the following:

President - George Mouyahet (sole nomination)

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Cootamundra Opens Racing This Weekend

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The famous Cootamundra Haycarters Handicap - or Coota as it is better known - is one the the NSW Open classics.

Rolling terrain on those infamous dead roads where you feel like you are pedalling through treacle, makes this a hard race. That's why it is always seen as the benchmark for true race form.

Being a handicap means that its full gas all the way as the aim is to catch the bunch up the road, yet not get caught by the chasing bunches - as they say you're always on the rivet.

This year NSCC has a smaller contingent than in the past, however the team is quality.

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