SKCC Newsletter 9 August 2013

NORTHERN COMBINE NEWS - SKCC TAKE THE WIN IN THE CLUB TEAMS CHALLENGE SKCCWIN2 A Team of nine SKCC riders lined up for the Tom Probert A Grade Teams Challenge last Sunday at Calder Raceway. Captained by Rowan Dever, team members were Luigi Vecchio, Lachlan Davidson, Sam Pickering, Sam Gifford, Daniel Strauss, Brian Darby, Jamie Nightingale & Ritchard Longmire. It was an overcast day which threatened to rain but thankfully the wet weather held off, allowing this 20 lap event to be run on the seldom-used Calder Park race circuit. While the rain stayed away the wind was certainly blowing hard with a strong tailwind down the front straight and a brutal headwind along the back straight. The SKCC team wanted to make the race really aggressive from the start and make sure that every early break that tried to get away in the first half of the race had at least two of our riders in it. Just as it looked like it would be a final bunch sprint, Rowan Dever (SKCC) and a rider from Hawthorn and Sunbury jumped away with about nine laps to go. With the bunch seemingly happy to let the three riders gain a slight advantage, the break of three worked well together and eventually went to the line to contest the finish ahead of a rampaging bunch. In the end Rowan finished second while Sam Pickering and Richard Longmire also rounded out the top 10 to ensure that the SKCC team picked up as many points as possible. In the final wash up, SKCC won overall by three points ahead of Hawthorn CC. A special thanks to Gaelene for helping to organise and pull together the SKCC team and to all the Northern Combine volunteers who braved the cold and windy conditions. SKCCWIN1 Contributor: Rowan Dever
AMY'S GRAN FONDO - SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER - LORNE agf2013 Have your mates registered? Get your team together Don’t miss out - registrations are filling fast for Amy’s Gran Fondo. It’s your chance to ride a fully closed Great Ocean Road and qualify for the UWCT Final. This year’s event is shaping up to be another spectacular ride down at Lorne, along a fully closed Great Ocean Road. There are many things that are new this year, but there are a few things that due to popular demand remain the same. Remember, if you finish in the top 25% of your age group as an individual you will qualify for the UWCT final and be able to compete for a World Championship Rainbow Jersey in Spain in 2014 – imagine that! The UCI have so far confirmed that 150 riders from last year’s Amy’s Gran Fondo event will be travelling to Trento, Italy to fulfil a dream this September. Don’t forget that if you want to look good and feel great in some custom team gear, it’s not too late - contact Justin at Sub-4 as our official event merchandise supply partner. There are great prizes to be won for fundraisers, teams and individuals as you cross the line. Don’t miss out on this UWCT sanctioned event - registrations are filling fast and we don’t want you to miss out. Register now! Gran Fondo 110km I Medio Fondo 40km I Piccolo Fondo 14km www.amysgranfondo.org.au
SKCC TRACK SUMMARY - 8th AUGUST 2013 Well, the SKCC track squad continues to grow This week we saw another surge of new SKCC riders join the track squad (pictured below) TRACK1 This photo looks like another “track family” photo. But no its not, couple of old track riders but the rest are new to track and they love it. The photo above taken after CV Squad training last Saturday morning. SKCC track riders now making up around 25% of the riders at this squads training base. Looking forward SKCC track training sessions are being held on the following evenings. (6-8pm at DISC). First timers to the track are welcome. All SKCC riders at these training sessions are encouraged to wear the club kits. Note – we ask all riders who come to track training and racing please ride in your SKCC kits colours. Riding and training in your kit gives coverage to our great sponsors. If you train and race in your kit your will most likely feature in this newsletter. A little over one week to go before the next SKCC track training session Please arrive early as everyone will be on the track warming up on the track at 6.00pm Scheduled dates are: - ·   17th August 2013, under the direction of Shane Kelly ·   21st September 2013 under the direction of Shane Kelly ·   12th October 2013 ·   19th October 2013, under the direction of Shane Kelly ·   9th November 2013, under the direction of Shane Kelly ·   30th November 2013 ·   21st December 2013 Further details please refer to the SKCC web site
CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This years club AGM will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday August the 21st at The Grosvenor Hotel. We encourage as many members as possible to attend this important annual event to get a run down on how the club is travelling financially, to get an insight into what has been achieved over the past 12 months and a peak at what the future holds for the club, it's also a great opportunity to meet the club committee members. If you are interested in becoming involved with the club at either a committee or sub-committee level, please send an email to news@skcc.com.au and we will send you the relevant nomination forms. If you'd prefer to have a chat with a committee member about what this sort of involvement with the club entails, don't hesitate to contact Andrew Gooding on 0419 594421 and he can give you the scoop.
2013 CYCLO-CROSS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS cyclocross This Saturday sees the inaugural Australian Cyclo-cross National Championships being held at Cranwell Park, Maribyrnong  from 12pm. There are plenty of SKCC members competing across all categories so head down and cheer them on! For further information visiti www.skcc.com.au
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