Cycling

Final thrusts
Bendigo Weekly
The final round of the spectacularly successful café Roubaix summer series will be staged this weekend at Mayfair Park. Darren Lapthorne, although absent due to professional commitments in the Tour de Langkawi, (which he led after five stages before slipping back), is still favoured to w..
01-Mar-2012
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Veterans tussle at Woodstock
Bendigo Weekly
Organisers expected last Saturday’s 35km Central Victorian Veterans Cycling Club handicap at Woodstock to be down on numbers due to the large contingent of members racing in the Dookie Handicap on Sunday, and the extreme heat. However, 23 stalwarts turned up to test their skills on the home ..
01-Mar-2012
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Right down to the wire
Bendigo Weekly
MORE than 90 riders lined up in three grades for last Sunday’s Café Roubaix Summer Series cycling action at Mayfair Park. In the Ronde Gloves C Grade contest, Tom Floyd won an enthralling race over series leader Mat Runnalls and Michael Smythe. The trio have been the most consistent a..
24-Feb-2012
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Meeting for the ride
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo bike riding groups range from serious, competitive groups to informal, recreational groups who regularly ride for the exercise and friendship. The HashBrown HasBeens started more 20 years ago with three or four riders and now has nine regulars who meet for a weekly ride. The name is a d..
24-Feb-2012
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All geared up
Bendigo Weekly
FORMER national road race champion Darren Lapthorne’s seemingly relentless march towards the inaugural Symes Motors A Grade Café Roubaix title continued last weekend. The biggest story to emerge from the Sunday morning criterium racing at Mayfair Park has been the overwhelming popular..
17-Feb-2012
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Madison’s on the horizon
Eddie Barkla
Coming up soon, in just three weeks, March 9-11, Bendigo hosts their biggest weekend on the Cycling Calendar – the Bendigo International Madison. Starting Friday night, a Street Criterium will showcase the Madison Riders of International and National fame along with many other top bike rider..
17-Feb-2012
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Summer Series heats up
Bendigo Weekly
Last weekend’s Café Roubaix Summer Series saw even larger fields and an even larger crowd turn out for three grades of fast paced cycling action at Mayfair Park. In the Ronde Gloves C Grade 20 minutes-plus three-lap event the lead changed hands several times, with the consistent Tom F..
10-Feb-2012
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Sound advice and skill pays off for Adam
Eddie Barkla
The thrills and spills of two-wheeled racing and riding has long been a part of Adam Nicolson’s life. Growing up in Charlton, his affinity with motors started around the age of six with family and friends. Adam’s uncles Mark and Graham Nicolson had been Herald Sun Tour competitors..
10-Feb-2012
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Women shine in cycling club
Eddie Barkla
The diversity and depth of the Bendigo and District Cycling Club has not been in any way restricted to men, there is a great strength of women. From junior ranks right through to the elite women, the cycling history books contain many club member’s names. At the executive and committee of..
03-Feb-2012
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Café Roubaix Summer Series heats up
Bendigo Weekly
The Café Roubaix Summer Series continues to attract strong fields and large crowds to Mayfair Park for a feast of quality cycling action. Last week, the wily Michael Smyth broke through for his first win of the season, holding off veteran Steve Flood and the persistent Mat ‘Roo Boy&rs..
02-Feb-2012
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Nana naps essential
Eddie Barkla
Australia Day – our own Nation’s day and long weekend. The roads are usually very busy, not only because of the holiday, but also because it is one of the last free weekends before schools go back. A familiar sight on our highways are the slogans warning us of the dangers of driving w..
27-Jan-2012
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Round Two riders flock to Summer Series circuit
Bendigo Weekly
ROUND Two of the Café Roubaix Summer Series drew a large crowd and large fields in three grades of excellent criterium racing on the Mayfair Park circuit last weekend. The Ronde Socks C Grade field was away at 8:80 for a 20 minutes-plus three-laps challenge in which Mat Runn..
27-Jan-2012
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Cycling into the history books is a Bendigo tradition
Eddie Barkla
The Bendigo and District Cycling Club has been extremely fortunate in the calibre and stable of riders that have been members over many decades. The history books of cycling, locally, state wide, nationally, and internationally include many great cycling athletes belonging to the Bendigo Club. ..
20-Jan-2012
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German raider wins Cafe Roubaix opener
Peter Kennedy
THE Bendigo Cycling Club’s inaugural round of the Café Robaix Summer Series criterium racing attracted large fields to the tight Mayfair Park circuit on Sunday morning. More than 60 riders competed in three grades for points as part of the aggregate series, all part of an initiative a..
20-Jan-2012
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Would you believe it?
Eddie Barkla
Ever had one of those moments where things happen that make you wonder what is behind our being? I find more and more people sharing the “what are the odds of this?” moments in life. Take them as you will, I enjoy hearing the encounters of others. Like the local rider preparing..
13-Jan-2012
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Chain of events recalled
Eddie Barkla
Bendigo and District Cycling Club will be holding a reunion in March after the Bendigo International Madison. We hope to be able to bring you some of the history and character of one of Australia’s most successful country cycling clubs and feel sure that local cycling identities will be abl..
06-Jan-2012
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There is a cost
Eddie Barkla
If as your new-year resolution, you are about to start with a new beginning in cycling, there is a cost factor that may well need to be considered. Entering into cycling starts with the initial outlay of buying the bike which suits your vision, whether for commuting, riding trails on the weekend,..
30-Dec-2011
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Gauge your bike snobbery
Eddie Barkla
I came across a questionnaire some time back that takes a fun look at riders’ attitudes; this is my own version for you to enjoy. Finish the following statement: “My bike is worth…” • More than I admit, even to close personal friends. And it’s worth much, ..
16-Dec-2011
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Gearing up for the climb
Ben Cameron
Up hill and down dale, the lofty heights and deep valleys are where the bike rider’s character and mettle is shaped and strengthened. Hills, once you get your mind around them, can be better than a long flat ride where you are more likely to encounter a head or cross wind that can be far mo..
09-Dec-2011
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Taking insurance into mind
Eddie Barkla
The Occupational Health and Safety Act has certainly changed our thinking in meeting our duty of care, and understanding responsibilities in the workplace, placing duties on manufacturers and suppliers, workplace management and workers alike. It is commonplace to have a disclaimer on how products..
02-Dec-2011
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