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Sunday 17th August - Beauie World Titles - Sydney's Premier Criterium Race

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It's back this Sunday.......Yes it's Sydney's Premier Crit Race, the BikeBug Beaumont Road Series, run by NSCC.

Don't listen to the negative nellies that the weather won't be kind - set your alarm for early Sunday morning so you can get up to a sunny morning and head out to Beauie and mix it with Sydney and the Central Coast's best racers.

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A man on a mission for Edgar’s Mission - Tai's story

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Saturday the 9th of August. That would be the day. The day I choose to ride 8848m in elevation to help raise money for Edgar’s Mission.

Edgar’s Mission is a not for profit farm sanctuary that has a very warm place in my heart. Although based in the foot hills of the Great Dividing Range in Victoria, the loving and kind work of Pam Ahern (founder of Edgar’s Mission) has reached the hearts of many people all over the nation. Her dedication, her passion and her love for these animals is simply inspiring.

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Searching through pain for joy ... the latest blog from globe-trotting Maddog!

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G’day NSCC mates ...

It has been a while since I last put pen to paper, and has been a busy past few months traversing continents, bike miles, MTB miles, moments of joy also episodes of intense anger and disappointment. Such is life on the road as an athlete. You take the highs with the lows.

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Latest from the NSCC juniors

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Latest update from coach Helmut on the achievements of our NSCC Juniors.

NSW Junior Metropolitan Championships

A fantastic day of racing was held at the Metropolitan Championships on Saturday July 12th in very cold and windy conditions. Great representation from NSCC riders.

Results are as follows:

U11G Aerin Dinham 2nd
U11B Alex Jones 5th
U13B Erik Vetisch 4th
U15B Julian Raubenheimer 6th
U15B Fergus Mackie 9th
U15B Samuel Welch 11th
U15B Matt Vasselief 16th
U15W Ashlee Jones 1st
U15W Sally Potter 2nd
U17M Gabriel Raubenheimer 4th
U17W Laura Jones 2nd

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Simon Davies, Marcus Culey and the Tour of Polynesia

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Over recent years, a few NSCC elite riders have had the opportunity to go to Tahiti and take part in the Tour of Polynesia ... Simon Davies has been twice and this is his report ...

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Jason Stephens does a 2-day tour at Gunnedah ... and tells his story so that other NSCC rookies have a go!

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Jason Stephens is fairly new to NSCC and to racing. He trains under James Swadling (Fast Twitch Performance) and is developing into a strong rider. But he has not tackled a serious Open Race before, so he and Stu Robertson signed on to have a go. This is Jason's story ...

... What a great weekend with a fantastic bunch of lads.

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Leethal shares is insights as a rookie at Cootamundra

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"Leethal" Lee Robson shares his valuable insights as a NSCC "rookie" on how to approach country open races such as Cootamundra. Lee had a go, enjoyed himself and did very well ... so what is stopping other NSCC rookies who have not tried Open racing?

So if you have wondered what it is like, then read on and have a go next time.

Saturday at Cootamundra

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NSCC applauds its champions - Ross Hodgson and Steven Horn

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NSCC has a long and proud tradition of racing and has produced many champions in its 75 years!

Today at Beauie Worlds, we applauded the past results from Ross Hodgson and Steven Horn who have stood on the highest point of the podium as national champions.

Ross has been an Australian and World Masters champion many times, an Steve Horn achieve national road champion (Masters 5) a couple of year back.

NSCC President, Neil Matthews presented both Ross and Steve with their new NSCC jerseys, each with the green and gold stripes to celebrate their achievements.

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Beauie Worlds and the BikeBug Points series 20-July 2014

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Another great day of racing at Beaumont Road, this time as a handicap. Good attendance with NSCC and overall registrations up on the last few weeks.

A large B-grade failed to get organise and chase down C grade. Good racing also by the many juniors who had signed on today. A-grade had also organised into a rolling pace line but the gap to B-grade could not be closed in time.

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Sunday 20th July - Special Beauie Criterium Handicap Race

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Are you sick of being dropped in open handicap races? Do your mates kick sand in your face because you can't do rolling turns? Are you a D-grader who wants to blow away those uppety A-graders?

This Sunday the Bike Bug NSCC Criterium Series - Sydney's Premier Criterium Race - has an all-grades handicap. The last handicap we ran was great training for those killer open handicap races and we received rave reviews about the format. This is invaluable practice for swapping off and rolling pacelines.

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Update on the Beauie Worlds points score, proudly supported by Bike Bug - CORRECTION

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We are at the half way stage in the Beauie Worlds points score. Competition is wide open in all grades, yes even in A-grade. The standing at the moment are:

A-Grade
1st - Matt Garnon 50pts
2nd - Darryl Noolan 35pts
3rd - Michael Potter 30pts

Yes Matt Garnon is on top of the A-grade leader board and being chased. And he makes no secret that he has his eye on the Zeros.

B-Grade
1st - Ran Virdi 55pts
2nd - Archie Wilson 35pts
3rd - Jeff Dhu 30pts

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Beauie Worlds heats up under some clear cool skies

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Beauie Worlds last Sunday again saw some hard fought races across all 4 grades, run under clear skies and with a nip in the air. Stories continue to surface from many a competitor that seem to start with the words " ... if only I ..."

Results are each grade were:
A-grade
1st - Michael Potter NSCC
2nd - Ed White SUVelo
3rd - Matt Garnon NSCC

B-grade
1st - Troy McDonald CCCC
2nd - Ran Vardi NSCC
3rd - Stuart Robertson NSCC

C-grade
1st - Matt Osborne NSCC
2nd - Ian Fitzpatrick NSCC
3rd - Chris Knox CCCC

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NSCC's Michael Potter shares his recent 2-wheel adventure in Europe

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On Saturday the 24th of May, I left for my first trip to Europe for the 3rd and 4th series of the MTB junior world cup. We flew down to Melbourne to meet up with 2 other team members Felix, Mitch, the mechanic Jarod and head coach Greg. We flew from Melbourne to Munich, Germany with a stopover in Dubai to meet up with WA rider Reece.

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NSCC juniors still riding strong and high

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Latest Junior news update from Coach Helmut.

The 1st NKC Hunter Junior and Young Women’s 2 Day Tour was held at the Hunter Valley over the 14th and 15th June. The race consisted of 3 stages;
• Stage 1 – Saturday Prologue Time Trail
• Stage 2 - Saturday Criterium
• Stage 3 – Sunday Road Race

All the NSCC riders performed well and rode to the best of their ability in a great display of NSCC colours over the weekend.

We had winners and places in some of the grades across the 3 Stages.

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Sunday 6th July Beauie Worlds - Calling All Sprinters and Domestiques to Sydney's Premier Criterium Race

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This Sunday sees another round of the BikeBug Beaumont Road Crit Series - Sydney's Premier Crit Race.

This weekend we are throwing out a challenge to Sydney and the Central Coast's gun riders (in all grades of course), to get to Beauie and try to emulate the sprinters and breakaway specialists from the 1st TDF stage on Saturday night.

Riders from all clubs are welcome to pit yourself against the best and compete for good prize money. For those racing opens, crit racing is a great way to tune your speed and power, in a competitive race environment.

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The BikeBug Beauie Worlds update for Sunday 22 June

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The BikeBug Beauie Worlds Series ran again on Sunday 22 June, with a reduced number of riders turning up compete across the 4 grades.

As it turned out, MWCC had been forced to postpone their West Head race which meant a clash of the two fixtures. In addition, we had 9 riders up at Gunnedah that also reduced numbers.

Anyway, it was pleasing that racing was still held after the washout of the 1st June race. We are currently looking to reschedule the postponed race to Sunday 3 August so watch for more announcements.

Places for last Sunday were awarded as follows:

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Sunday 22nd June - Beauie Worlds - Sydney's Premier Criterium Race

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Forget the Criterium du Dauphine - Beauie is THE criterium race that everyone wants to be in.

This Sunday the 2014 BikeBug NSCC Criterium Series is on again at Sydney's home of crit racing - Beauie.

If Cavendish, Sagan, Degenkolb and Cam Meyer have inspired you in their efforts in the Tour de Suisse and the Dauphine, then get out to Beaumont Road this Sunday and pit yourself against Sydney and the Central Coast's best bike racers.

Weather forescast is great - perfect for crit racing - so get there early to register as Beauie has been so popular this year.

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NSCC Tour de France social evening for members and partners - 12 July

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NSCC is having a TdF social night on Saturday 12 July at Hornsby RSL starting around 6.30pm.

SAVE THE DATE - PUT IT IN YOUR CALENDAR NOW!

Come along an enjoy a full night’s entertainment at Hornsby RSL with a three course French inspired dinner, trivia, prizes and a novelty “race”.

This is a function for you, your partner and friends – it won’t be all about cycling – we promise! Book alone or with a group.

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NSCC is heading for Gunnedah 21-22 June weekend

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All guns will be blazing the weekend of the 21-22 June when Northern Sydney Cycling Club fires into Gunnedah.

Race entry is via the Cycling NSW website, and entry closes on this coming Monday 9th June.

There are two races held over the weekend and we will base ourselves in Gunnedah. On the Saturday is the 110km Coonabarabran-Gunnedah handicap, then on the Sunday, the 107km Gunnedah-Tamworth graded scratch race. Matt Garnon and Harro have described this weekend of racing as “very rewarding and well worth the effort”.

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An update on Daniel

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This is an update on Daniel from George. Daniel has been moved to Royal North Shore, but as previously requested, the family and doctors do not want visitors just yet.

Daniel had a marathon 12 hour rebuild on his right leg the other day, and now has enough Titanium rods and pins in him to build a bike frame.

As you can see in the pictures, he is in a stable condition at the moment but natural bit down as one would expect. The next operation is to look at his hip.

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Today's Beauie Cancelled Due to Rain

Unfortunately after an early morning inspection of the course, it is too wet to guarantee safe racing so today's Beauie is cancelled. See you all on the 22nd for the next Beauie

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Sunday 1st June Beauie Worlds - Sydney's Premier Criterium Race

This Sunday - the first day of winter - sees the resumption of the BikeBug Beaumont Road Criterium Series for 2014.

This Sunday the format will be a scratch race across all four grades. So shake off your winter blues, get the blood pumping and test your legs against the gun riders from all over Sydney and the Central Coast. We expect a big field of the region's best riders so get there early for registration - open from 7.45am - cost is $15.

For newcomers to Beauie, the address is Beaumont Road, Mt Ku-Ring-Gai.

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NSCC junior riders achieve at Ken Dinnerville Memorial and Goulburn

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Outstanding results from NSCC juniors at Ken Dinnerville Handicap and the Goulburn Junior 2 Day Tour.

Congratulations to Harrison Bailey (JM19) for achieving overall second fastest time at the 2014 Ken Dinnerville Memorial Race held at Albion Park (NSW) on Sunday 25 May 2014. A great result given the competition from other elite riders.

The Goulburn Junior 2 Day Tour was raced over the weekend of 24-25th May.

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An update on Daniel Moit

Sadly, one of NSCC favourite son's, Daniel Moit was involved in a serious car accident on the weekend. George contacted El Pres today to pass on the news to NSCC members and friends.

Daniel is in intensive care in Penrith but thankfully is stable.

Many club members know and admire Daniel very well, and we extend our best wishes to Daniel, and to Michael and the Moit family, and we are praying for a speedy and full recovery.

At this stage, visitors are not permitted and we should all avoid making any contact to allow Daniel complete rest.

Please hold Daniel in our thoughts.

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