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In the Media / News January 2018
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:13:46 AM »

Corcoran’s road race attempt ends early at nationals
Alexander Grant January 7 2018
IT was always going to be a difficult task for Josh Corcoran to stay in touch with a red hot men’s under 23s road race field at the Road Nationals on Saturday, but the Bathurst rider can take heart in knowing he wasn’t alone in his struggles

Emily Watts places fifth in under 19s road race
ANYA WHITELAW January 7 2018
EMILY Watts capped off an impressive Cycling Australia Road Nationals campaign on Saturday by placing fifth in a testing under 19 women’s road race in Ballarat.

Harrisen Bryant impresses at Cycling Australia Road Nationals
ANYA WHITELAW January 7 2018
A FLAT tyre may have seen Harrisen Bryant’s campaign at the Cycling Australia Road Nationals end on a disappointing note, but it did not dampen his enthusiasm to test himself against the best.

Miller wins Para-Cycling road race gold at Ballarat
ANYA WHITELAW January 5 2018
BATHURST handcyclist Emilie Miller marked her first appearance at the Cycling Australia Road Nationals by claiming a Para-Cycling gold at Ballarat on Friday.

Bathurst cyclists excel in Road Nationals criterium and time trials
ALEXANDER GRANT January 4 2018
BATHURST cyclists turned heads at the Road Nationals in Ballarat over Wednesday and Thursday with their performances in the criterium and time trial events.

Bronze for Watts after strong criterium ride in Ballarat
ALEXANDER GRANT January 3 2018
A BREAKAWAY move in Wednesday’s Road Nationals Under 19s Women’s Criterium might not have seen Emily Watts score the top prize but it helped her claim a bronze medal.

Corcoran ready for his Road Nationals debut in Ballarat
ALEXANDER GRANT January 2 2018
LAST year Josh Corcoran went down to watch the Road National Championships in Ballarat but this time he will be part of the action.

A Ballarat battle for Bathurst’s Hutton at Road Nationals
ALEXANDER GRANT January 2 2018
AN eighth crack at the Road National Championships will begin for Bathurst cyclist Craig Hutton on Wednesday when he journeys once again to the familiar streets of Ballarat

Pro Racing / 2018 Australian Road Nationals
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:06:58 AM »
Cycling Australia Road Nationals
EMILY Watts’s bronze medal in the U19 Womens Criterium and Emilie Miller's victory in the Women’s Hand Cycle have been real high points for the local riders at this year’s Australia Road Nationals but the results were good right across the board with a new crop of local talent graduating to Australian Cycling biggest one-day cycling Promotion.

Of Course, Craig Hutton remains from the older generation when the Bathurst Club was a major player in the Ballarat Championships. Both Mark Renshaw and Dean Windsor winning silver medals in the open Men Professional Championships and Toireasa Gallagher a Bronze in the Open Women Pro Title. The ever-reliable Craig Hutton is a consistent performer at the top level and finished 2018 with an excellent top 20 finish in the Men Criterium Championships which he backed up with a good ride in the Road Race where he survived the big surge on Lap 9 to race into the business end of the race, but lost contact with a large group on lap 12.

Emilie Miller is a real inspiration and her victory in the Women’s WH1 Hand Cycle is another major step in his amazing athlete’s career.

It was the first time the Under 19’s National Road Champs were contested at the big Ballarat Nationals promotion, and the Bathurst Club was very excited with the performances of Emily Watts and Harry Bryant. Watts in the medals with a super ride in the crit were she attacked the field before being joined by eventually winner Sarah Gigante. Meanwhile Bryant put in a top performance in the Under 19 men Crit were he finished 12th behind former B2B short course winner Stephen Cuff. In the Time Trial Emily Watts was 12th and Harry Bryant was 17th while Watts finished 5th in the road race over 3 minute in front of the main bunch.

Another young Bathurst rider who continues to impress is Josh Corcoran who finished 15th to regular Bathurst visitor Cameron Scott and B2B winner Dylan Sunderland in the Under 23 criterium. Saddly Western Division Champ Will Hodges didn’t start in his Ballarat events.

Road Race Report / 2017 Harold Weal Trophy
« on: December 27, 2017, 06:52:41 AM »
David Reece wins 2017 Weal Trophy
David Reece has taken out the Harold Weal Trophy for 2017. The very historic award goes to the most consistent performer in Bathurst’s two major Handicap events, (the Jack McKay Memorial and the Rockley Race).
Reece was a comfortable winner, defeating Rob Barlow and Hayden Booth with Bathurst Veterans Graham Stait and Rob Stephen next to finish in the ranking with Brian Draper and Darren Fenton. Top Female rider in the 2017 Weal Trophy was Jette McKellar. 
The Weal Trophy celebrates the Weal Families connection with local cycling, which goes back to the birth of the Bathurst Bicycling Club in the 1880’s when John Weal was the Club Treasurer. However it was his son Harold Weal who was the Bathurst Champion and Scratchmarker at the end of World War 1 who organized the Trophy in honour of his father and the Weal Family Connection to Bathurst Cycling.

2017 Harold Weal Trophy
1st David Reece
2nd Rob Barlow, Hayden Booth
4th Graham Stait
5th Rob Stephen, Brian Draper
7th Darren Fenton
8th Jette McKellar

Weal Trophy Winners (Last 10yrs):
2007 Craig McAlister
2008 Ryan ODonnell
2009 Harry Carter
2010 Simon Egar
2011 Joe Summersby
2012 Ben Taylor & Blair Windsor
2013 Mark Windsor
2014 Josh Corcoran
2015 Kirsten Howard
2016 Dean Windsor
2017 David Reece

General Discussion / 2018 Office Bearers for Bcc
« on: December 22, 2017, 03:06:49 AM »
Bathurst Cycling Club have selected their office bearer for 2018 with Mark Simons going into his 3rd year as President. He leads a very experienced team, including a couple of life members and some who are carrying on a family tradition in Bathurst Cycling.
Established in 1884, the 2018 Bathurst Cycling Club office bears are part of a long and prestigious list of cycling administrators, which includes many of Bathurst great pioneers. In fact one of the world’s greatest cyclists Dr H L Cortis formed the Bathurst Bicycling Club after he inspired the cyclists of NSW to establish the NSW Cyclist Union a matter of months before.
Member of Parliament and high profile Bathurst Doctor, Dr W.R. Cortis, the Mayor of the city Dr Spencer and the son of the Colonial Architect Mr Barnett where all involved in the forming of the first Bathurst Bicycle Club. Then other great pioneers of Bathurst, including Mr Lewis Lloyd MLA and Dr T A Machattie would also take major roles in the local bicycle club in the first couple of years of formation to set very high standards of management and a great club prominence in the local community.
Simons vice president Damien Bennett is not only a cyclist himself and father of a Junior National Medalist but his Grand Father and Great Uncles were excellent performers for the local club. Likewise club Treasurer Hayden Booth is a second generation Bathurst Cyclist. Club Secretary Elaine Ryan is a Bathurst Cycling living legend and life member having held the position for around one and a half decades.
The committee is also full of experience with Glen Partridge stepping up from Club Captain to Road Coordinator and award winning official Tracey Robinson working in the Junior Coordinator role. The Renshaw and Windsor names continue a tradition in Bathurst cycling, with WRAS coach Marian Renshaw and former UCI Accredited Cycling Director Sportif Mark Windsor on the committee while long serving club rider Scott Allen continues in his role as the Coordinator of MTB and Cycle Cross.
After riding at the Cycling Age Championships in France in 2017 Steve Scott has taken on the role as Club Captain.

President - Mark Simons
Vice President - Damien Bennett
Secretary - Elaine Ryan
Treasurer - Hayden Booth
Committee - Glen Partridge (Road Coordinator) Marian Renshaw (Track Coordinator) Tracey Robinson (Junior Coordinator) Scott Allen (MTB / CX Coord) Mark Windsor (BBP Delegate)

Road Race Report / Bathurst Triathlon 2017 Xmas Club Triathlon
« on: December 19, 2017, 06:41:39 AM »
Bathurst Triathlon - 17th Dec 2017
Bathurst Wallabies Triathlon Club hosted its annual Christmas Club Race with big fields and excellent media coverage, plus a number of Triathlete Santas which is coming something of a tradition.
Main event was won by Mark Windsor after local champ Nick North withdrew injured in the run leg,   
 Josh Stapley was second and the flying Santa Tom Hanrahan 3rd overall. Orange champ Jess Richards defeated Brianna Adams and Kate Thornton in the Female division.
Great to see top athlete Stacey Fish back in action winning the Female Short course event from well-performed duo Danielle Patterson and Caroline Robertson, with Wes Gibson defeating Mitch Nelson and excellent cyclist Geoff Short in the male division.

Brief Results
Overall Long Course:
1st Mark Windsor 53:20 2nd Josh Stapley 56:19  3rd Tom Hanrahan 56:31
Female – Long Course
Jess Richards 1:02:30 Brianna Adams 1:08:00 Kate Thornton 1:09:30
Short Course Male:
Wes Gibson 43:42 Mitch Nelson 45:29 Geoff Short 46:30
Short Course Female:
Stacey Fish 00:45:30 Danielle Patterson 49:47 Caroline Robertson 51:28

See Bathurst Club Facebook Site for full details

See Western Advocate Coverage –
Mark Windsor prevails in Bathurst Wallabies' long course triathlon | Photos

Jess Richards wins female long course triathlon on the back of strong cycle leg

Wes Gibson runs his way into first while Stacey Fish flies as well

See PRIME TV Report –

Road Race Report / 2017 Remembrance Day Trophy Race:
« on: December 19, 2017, 05:11:14 AM »
David Hyland claims his biggest race win:
The Bathurst Cycling Club “Remember Them” Trophy is very stately silver cup in honour of the fallen Bcc Members who gave their life in the World Wars. The event is scheduled on, (or around) Remembrance Day with local soldiers Robert Dale, Jack Sandry, Kenneth Adlem, Ron Harper and Ivor Ezzy acknowledged on the trophy.
The long running road race, (starting in the 1940’s), gives riders of all levels an opportunity to win with a handicap format to decide the winner of the trophy. In fact since the trophy was reintroduced to the local cycling Calendar, the Backmarkers have never caught the very motivated outmarkers to claim the trophy. 2013 winner Michael Robinson having a lot to do with this, delivering a stirring introduction to the 2014 event explaining if there was ever a race where you try a little harder for the guys you a riding with, it is this race.
It was the out markers again winning in 2017 with David Hyland, riding off 18min taking the win from co marker John Kitchen with Eliza Bennett in third place with 12minute co marker Chris McEwan 4th ahead of Rosemary Hastings and Norman Wise both off 15minutes. Fastest Time going to Craig Hutton (Scratch) in 0:37:35

Road Race Report / 2017 Screamer/Dash
« on: December 19, 2017, 04:30:54 AM »
The 2017 Screamer:
Around the year 2000 Club Development Officer (JDO) Johnny Stephens re introduced a cycling event between Bathurst and Perthville & return, which would be the shortest event on the local Road Calendar and focused on Harold Buttsworths long standing race record. The event was referred to as the Record Breakers or The Screamer and later The Dash.
Although the race would change courses a number of time it remains today as a celebration of cycling on the Vale Road. Johnny Stephens re-introduced the Record Breakers “Screamer” event to pay respect for the past performances on the historical course; in doing so he made a connection to the earliest road cycling courses used in Bathurst.
Club records showing the Bathurst Pro Club racing on the course in the 1890s when the Safety Bicycle become more assessable, with a formal event contested by the League of Wheelmen racing on the course in September 26th 1896, while earlier in the 1890s the Cycling Union was using a Road Race loop course on the Vale Road.
The 2017 Screamer was won by Ian McEwen riding off 9 min Handicap with state junior rep Eliza Bennett second off 7minutes, 3rd was Claire Kirby riding off 9:30 min and the top 5 David Hyland and Tom McClelland.
Traditionally there is a big focus on Fastest time honors, and although well out of the placing, Cowra champ Will Hodges recorded a very impressive 19:36 for the event, while the Fastest female was Brooke Tuynman in 22:52

Road Race Report / 2017 Hotel Canobolas Christmas Cup
« on: December 19, 2017, 03:55:39 AM »
Rees wins 10th Edition of the Hotel Canobolas Christmas Cup:
Orange cycling premier Handicap event, the Hotel Canobolas Christmas Cup returned to the Forest Road Huntly Road course in 2017 for the 10th anniversary of the iconic event.
The event was dominated by the outmarkers with Orange’s Dave Rees defeating team mate Sue Bonnar who was also second overall and fastest female in 2014. Popular Bathurst riders Rosemary Hastings and Caroline Robinson taking 3rd and 4th placings with 2013 winner Matt McGrath finishing 5th.
Cowra’s Will Hodges who rides for the Bathurst Cycling Club recorded fastest time in the event for the second year in a row. This is something to be proud of, given the quality of scratch markers in the race over the last decade, including Bathurst superstar Mark Renshaw.
Likewise Orange’s Katey Sutton claimed the prestigious Female Fastest Time award in 2017 which was won by top NSW representative Leonie Burford in the inaugural event when European Professional Dean Windsor finished first and fastest.

Road Race Report / ITU Worlds Qualification 2018
« on: December 06, 2017, 07:43:19 AM »
2018 World Olympic and Sprint Distances Championships
Nice start for the Bathurst Triathletes attempting to qualify for the Team to race the 2018 World Olympic and Sprint Distances Championships on the Gold Coast. A series of selection races will be held around Australia during summer. After 4 rounds of the Sprint Triathlon World Championships Qualifiers 3 of the Bathurst athletes are in good positions.
Jodie Martins 2nd at Kurnell certainly got her qualification off to a get start but its husband Dennis that has impressed after 2 rounds as he is effectively in 3rd place on the pointscore after a 4th placing at Canberra.   

Briefly (off the top of my head) some of the other central west triathletes well up in the points include –impressive orange athletes Kim Dale and Brian Sharp who currently  lead the 40-44 womens and 70-74 mens qualifying.
While things are looking good for young Orange Star Connor Whiteley who currently sits second in the 16-19yrs points score.
As always Orange’s Brian Kennelly and Julie Middleton are in the mix while both Phil Tudor (Orange) and Cowra’s Andrew Fisher currently hold places in the top 20 in the 50-54 qualifying. There are plenty of other in the mix with the orange club boosting a large number of members in the points....

See More on Canberra here --- ANYA WHITELAW November 29 - Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon

Current World Champs Qualifier Table
Brian HUMPHREYS 57 (3 events) Mark WINDSOR 48 (2 events) Chris WOOLDRIDGE (2 events) Dennis MARTIN 45 (2 events) Michael DIXON 44 (2 events)

Julie GOLLAN-FOARD 74 (3 events) Julie-Anne ROCHE 63 (3 events) Kelly GRAHAM 54 (3 events) Deb JAMES 50 (3 events) Niki HALE 45 (3 events) Jodie MARTIN 45 (2 events) Jo WHITHEAR 38 (2 events)

For More Details/Points for Worlds Championships Qualifying

In the Media / News December 2017
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:05:55 AM »
Tracks looking good thanks to rain ahead of Cross Country Olympic series
Max Stainkamph December 5
The 2018 Mountain Bike Australia Cross Country National Season will arrive in Orange this weekend, and it will bring former Commonwealth Games and Olympic competitors with it.

Record breaking night for Carter at Bathurst velodrome
ALEXANDER GRANT December 5 2017
Carter won the rescheduled pursuit championships A grade title in a club record time of two minutes and 17.06 seconds before backing up later in the evening to win the scratch crown.

Road Race Report / 2017 Bathurst Mid-Week Crit Series
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:20:15 AM »
Series Details:-

Bathurst Cycling Club is holding a criterium on Tuesday Afternoons in November and December 2017.
See Details Here:-

Road Race Report / Bcc Handicap - Nov 2017
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:17:09 AM »
Good Start for Julian Woods – Bcc Handicap Nov 2017

New Art Gallery Curator Julian Woods has made a nice start at the Bathurst Cycling Club winning his first race with the club. Julian actually rode in last year’s World Age Championships in Albi France so he looked a great chance right from the start after receiving a generous handicap.

Strong C Grade riders Hayden Booth and Rob Stephen chased hard and although not catching Wood took second and third.
The Backmarkers where lead home by Harry Carter who recorded Fastest Time and finishing in 9th place on handicap while the first female finisher was Caroline Robertson.


Round 1 - Mudgee

Main Race-
Overall - Nicholas North 00:49:17 20-29yrs Bathurst, 2 Matt Webster 00:53:19 40-49yrs Mudgee 3 Jack Bilton 00:53:51 14-19yrs Orange 4. Mark Windsor 00:54:13 50-59yrs Bathurst 5 David Searle 00:54:19 40-49yrs Orange
Then - 6 Ethan Buesnel 00:55:08 7 Thomas Hanrahan 00:55:32 8 Tom Tudor 00:56:33 9 Timothy McNally 00:56:44 10 Greg Atkinson 00:56:54 11 Nick Kastelein 00:58:25 12 Mark Delaney 00:58:33

Female – 1 Lauren Kerwick 00:58:08 14-19yrs Orange; 2 Jessie Dean 01:01:41 14-19yrs Orange; 3 Estelle Dean 01:02:20 40-49yrs Orange; 4 Jessica Richards 01:02:34 30-39yrs Orange;5 Kim Dale 01:02:59 40-49yrs Orange
Then - Then - 6 Giselle Denley 01:03:52 7 Charlotte Simmons 01:06:55 8 Sian Potter 01:07:31 9 Claire Ward 01:09:20 10 Julie Middleton 01:09:47 11 Kate Thornton 01:10:33 12 Jackie OHare 01:10:50

Male - 1 Beau Rohr 10-13yrs Mudgee, 2 Darren Rohr 40-49yrs Mudgee, 3 Oliver Chandler-Sullivan 10-13yrs Orange
Female - 1 Sophie Martin 10-13yrs Orange, 2 Jessie 10-13yrs Orange, 3 Molly Rusten 10-13yrs Mudgee

North dominant in Mudgee Interclub Triathlon on Sunday morning
BRADLEY JURD November 20 2017

Track Racing / 2017 Oceania Track Championships
« on: November 20, 2017, 05:30:17 AM »
Bathurst's Harry Carter in NZ for the Oceania's
Harrison Carter hoping to add to Bathurst cycling excellent recent record at the Oceania Track Championships..

As you would expect former Bathurst World Track Champion Mark Renshaw is an Oceania Track Champion in 2001 when he defeated Ash Hutchinson and Olympic Track Champion Ryan Bayley in the Elite Mens Scratch Race.

In fact the 2001 Championships was a great one for the Bathurst Club as Toireasa Ryan (Gallagher) was on the podium in the Elite Womens Points Race behind World Champ Kate Bates & New Zealands Annalissa Farrell while Youth Olympics champion Meg Windsor was unlucky finishing in the top 6 in three separate events but missing the podium.

After winning the U19s Oceania Points Race Championship on the track in NZ in 2005 Dean Windsor would later focus more on the Road Oceania Championships like others in the Bathurst club but he was unlucky 4th in the Elite men’s Oceania Point Race Championship on the Track in New Zealand.

Certainly Harry has confirmed his place in the record books as one of Bathurst's best Trackies - Fingers crossed for Harry in NZ.

General Discussion / Twenty Year of Interclub Triathlon:
« on: November 20, 2017, 04:49:33 AM »
Twenty Year of Interclub Triathlon:
The 20th Anniversary Central West Interclub Triathlon Series started on the weekend at Mudgee.

The Inaugural Western NSW Interclub Triathlon Challenge was held in the 1997/98 Summer Season it was just a one-off title event held at Orange at the end of the season on the 8th March 1998. From memory Oranges Mick Applin withdrew with an injury, while Mudgee’s Nick Kastelein competed with a leg problem to anchor the win at the championship for Mudgee. 

See more info here --

The series concept was introduced the following season with a round at Cowra in December 1998 and Mudgee later in the season.

With 2 decades of great racing the Series has been a wonderful success, in fact Bathurst Club Official Luke Patterson suggested that recently Triathlon NSW has been in touch to find the secret of its longevity & success.

On the weekend the winner of Mudgee’s First Interclub Triathlon winner Nick Kastelein got together with the most recent winner Nick North to mark the significance of the event.

Also the two top females from that first Mudgee interclub triathlon Kim Thomas, Rhonda Gainsford were on hand on the weekend (Gainsford as a competitor) to see Oranges latest crop of junior female stars dominate. The development of the regions juniors something the series is famous for, in fact the weekend's outright winner Nick North has almost grown up in the series.

Yet just as important is the way that older athletes have remained involved. Joining Gainsford and Kastelein in the weekend’s interclub round was a host of other triathletes from that first Mudgee Event including Adam Mort, Mark Roth, Gary Leonard, Giselle Denley, Cowra’s Mark Fisher and Bathurst’s Mark Windsor. Then there are others like Cowra’s Jeremy Ryan who along with Windsor was one of Nick Kasteleins main Challenges and today is one of the Series Sponsors while focusing more on his cycling.

There is no doubt that the Central West Interclub Triathlon Series provides the foundations of the sport. Huge  congratulations to all club organisors for the series and the great club culture that is on show at the championships.

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