The torrential downpour was long gone when heat 2 of Tour de Metro got underway at National Boulevard….
The torrential downpour was long gone when heat 2 of Tour de Metro got underway at National Boulevard….
Another lockdown and another hiatus from racing and a lot of other things…
The first round of the Tour de Metro kicked off at Yarra Glen and was hotly contested by 113 riders…
Pretty bleak conditions greeted the few hardy riders that ventured out to Casey last Saturday…
A reduced field of 28 riders headed north to Seymour for graded scratch races…
Members emerged from lockdown with unfinished business to attend to…
According to the latest easing of Greater Melbourne Covid19 restrictions
(announced Wednesday 16 June), ECC club racing will resume this
weekend at Gruyere…
The latest Covid outbreak has reaped its havoc in Victoria again and Club
racing is on the back-burner for a while…
Approximately 90 riders fronted up at Yarra Glen for the third race of the Toybricks Toughen Up Series and excellent conditions saw some spirited battles throughout the five grades…
The Tough glistened at Jindi on Saturday (while drenched) and the meek stayed home (editor included)…
The first race of the Toughen Up Series was hotly contested at Gruyere…
Wow! The inaugural Women’s GP was a massive morning of racing at Casey Fields…
Last weekend was highlighted by another rain affected Dunlop Road, and Northern’s Benghazi Handicap on Anzac Day…
The Eastern Club Criterium Championships were held at Bazalgette Crescent last Sunday…
Saturday’s racing at Dunlop Rd was testing due to inclement weather (again) and
proved to be another day for the strong….
A ridiculously windy Casey blew 43 riders all over the shop last Saturday…
Rocco Drive greeted 56 riders for Saturday’s GSR. Good, clean and fast racing was had by all…
An accurately forecast cold front had other plans for the Dunlop Road scratch races last Saturday….
An accurately forecast cold front had other plans for the Dunlop Road scratch races last Saturday….
Casey Fields was the venue for last Saturday’s graded scratch race. Blue skies and light but strengthening winds saw 52 riders battle it out for podium honours.
Rocco Drive greeted riders with perfect conditions. Seventy-five riders fought hard and fast for bragging rights…
We ventured out to Garfield for our first handicap in a long time and were blessed with calm, albeit muggy conditions….
Sadly another Covid lockdown forced the cancellation of Saturday and Wednesday races this week.
Casey greeted 45 starters last Saturday with its usual mistral and it didn’t take long before grades splintered. It was definitely a day for the brave and strong…
Bazalgette Crescent was the venue for Sunday morning’s graded scratch race. A large field of 63 riders started in near perfect conditions.
A glorious day greeted riders, spectators and helpers who fronted up to the Teardrop for graded scratch races.
Low numbers did not detract from spirited racing in all grades at last Saturday’s METEC GSR. Rain threatened and a lazy headwind up the finishing straight quickly saw splits with the strongest riding away to victory.
We’re still not racing, but there has been plenty going on to ensure the club is ready when the time comes. This issue contains new race day procedures and an outline of how they will work, as well as an update from President Adam on two big moves: to cashless racing, and from the AVCC to AusCycling.
A return to racing is on the horizon, and this issue brings you up to date with the latest developments and what the club is doing to prepare. Plus Doug Page takes us on a jaunt up Mt Donna Buang by tandem.
Read this issue for an update from the Pres. on returning to racing (not for a while yet) and other committee matters, plus some good reading from the Peaks Challenge Falls Creek and the Fantasy Kew Boulevard.
There has been no club racing for the last month because of the coronavirus, but there’s a message from the Club President and a round-up of January’s AVCC National Championships in Adelaide, with race reports and some great photos.
The wind blew hard at Casey Fields last Saturday. Nothing new there, but the ill wind of COVID-19 is afoot in our community, and as well as results and race reports from Casey this week’s newsletter has a summary of the club’s response to the virus and a message from the President.
There are results from all the week’s club races in this issue, plus big news about the ECC/VCV Open Handicap at Seymour, smaller news about a new prize for Wednesday racers, and a last chance to sponsor the teams riding in the Below the Belt Pedalthon.
By the bell, the handicap at Garfield was practically all together. Read what happened in results and race reports in this week’s newsletter. Also there are results from Metec and the Loop and plenty of other important news.
We got to race at Metec on Saturday for the annual Charity Day, and there are results and a race report in this week’s newsletter. There’s a heap of other news about one thing or another, too, including an important change to the racing program.
All club races were washed out this week, but we have race reports and photos from the Port Campbell to Warrnambool Handicap and race 1 of the Conni Classic women’s handicap series at Learmonth, which were not. Last week’s charity day will now take place at METEC this Saturday.
Results and race reports from the Loop (Saturday and Wednesday) and METEC (Tuesday) are there in this week’s issue, along with a reminder to get along if you can to the charity day at Dunlop Road this Saturday. We’ll be dividing the day’s proceeds equally between Below the Belt, funding research into urogenital cancers, and the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund.
Racing at Casey was cancelled because of bad weather, but Tuesday and Wednesday results are in this week’s newsletter along with a heads-up about the annual charity day at Dunlop Road, coming up on Saturday 15 February.
See this week’s newsletter for results from Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday racing, information about races coming up, a reminder to renew your membership and more.
We’re back, and so is the newsletter, with news this week about a milestone for long-time member Rod Goodes, reports from Casey Fields, news from the AVCC Nationals in Adelaide and more.
Racing at Rocco Drive this week decided the Saturday Aggregate for 2019 by the smallest margin. Get results from all the week’s racing, including the final Aggregate result, plus important messages from Club President Adam and others.
Catch up on the week’s racing and the super close finish to the Saturday Aggregate for 2019. Plus a thank you for some worker bees and more specials from super sponsor Croydon Cycleworks.
It’s a return to form for the newsletter this week, a bumper issue with results, reports and photos from METEC (Saturday and Tuesday), the Loop, the Women’s Conni Classic at Paraparap and the Tour of Bright, plus news of a house call Adam and Max made during the week.
The Dave Ryan Memorial Trophy went back to Northern after last Sunday’s racing at National Boulevard. See results from all grades as well as from Tuesday night’s Croydon Cycleworks Summer Crit Series and Wednesday racing at the Loop, Yarra Boulevard. There’s also plenty of information about upcoming events, including this Saturday’s Club Captain Race Day at METEC and the Below the Belt Pedalthon 2020.
This week’s issue has results from all the week’s racing and photos from Dunlop Road, a call to arms for next Sunday’s Dave Ryan Memorial races and lots of news from Croydon Cycleworks.
Bazalgette Drive, South Dandenong: fast, flat, empty and immaculately surfaced. Read all about it in this week’s issue, along with the usual news about upcoming events.
Saturday racing fell foul of the weather again, and Tuesday night summer crits at METEC had a holiday, so Wednesday at the Loop yielded the only results you’ll find in this week’s issue, but there’s enough other news to make it worth your while, including Croydon Cycleworks’ November service deal for Eastern members. Go on – click!
Saturday racing was called off because of the forecast bad weather, but there’s plenty to report on even so, with racing on Tuesday and Wednesday, and last Saturday’s Annual Awards Night. Guest speaker and awards presenter David McKenzie appears with a who’s who of the club, including new Life Member Ken Woollard and Club Member of the Year Nick Hainal.
The action continued at Thornton on Saturday in excellent conditions. Read all about the Team Time Trial, plus results from Tuesday night at METEC and Wednesday at the Loop.
Great racing in perfect conditions. Read all about it in this week’s newsletter. Plus the first results from a new season of the Croydon Cycleworks Summer Twilight Crit series, details of Sunday’s ‘Captain’s ride’ and more.
Big October continues. This week there are results from Casey Fields and the Loop (but not from METEC on Tuesday, which was cancelled because of bad weather) and reminders about this month’s other events: the Club Road Championships, the Team Time Trial, Raclemania and the Annual Awards Night, to name a few.
This week there are results and reports from Grand Final day’s racing at METEC as well as reminders about everything that is happening in the busy month of October.
Congratulations to all who completed last week’s handicap at Seymour. The race referee gets to write the report this week and reminds us that running club races is not a walk in the park.
The stars aligned at last at Gruyere and the final round of the Toughen Up series gave us a worthy winner. Read this week’s newsletter for race reports, including a poem, two songs that have seen better days and, thankfully, a couple of proper reports as well.
Get results from Casey Fields and the Loop, get ready for the final round of the Toy Bricks Toughen Up series at Gruyere, and read who did what at last Sunday’s VCV Time Trial Championships.
There are two week’s worth of reports this week, from the final round of the Tour de Metro, which was completed on a cracking afternoon at Yarra Glen, and from Rocco Drive the week before.
Get news and results from the Time Trial at Thornton, and a date for the rescheduled Tour de Metro decider.
It’s a slim-line newsletter this week after last Saturday’s cancellation, but there is information about this Saturday’s Rob Graham Individual Time Trial, incorporating the Club ITT Championships, the return of monthly club rides this Sunday and the Annual Awards Night in October, among other things.
The Tour de Metro has just one more week to run. This newsletter has results and reports from a successful round 3 at Gruyere, including our first ever race report in the form of a haiku. There’s also plenty of other news and information about forthcoming events.
The good news concerning the Tour de Metro is that there are two more weeks to go. Read this week’s newsletter for the news from race 2 in the series, which is not so good. There’s also another reminder about the service deal at CCW that runs for the duration of the series, and details of the annual Awards Night, plus a chance to acquire your own @easterncycling.com email address.
This week’s newsletter will bring you up to speed with the Tour de Metro, which began last Sunday and continues for the next three weekends. There’s a reminder about the service deal at CCW that runs for the duration of the series, and a date for the annual Awards Night.
Bad weather struck again and racing at Yarra Glen was cancelled, but the newsletter rides on. Enjoy some eye candy from Doug Page’s travels with his bike in France, word up on this Sunday’s first round of the Tour de Metro, and get the inside running on a great deal from Croydon Cycleworks. There’s also a date for the rescheduled TBTU decider.
Read this week’s newsletter for results and reports from the week’s racing, information about the final round of the Toy Bricks Toughen Up Series and the start of the Tour de Metro – both just around the corner – and breaking news about the club’s new kit. Has it arrived …?
The hardy few who braved Jindivick’s bigger hills last Saturday enjoyed winter sunshine for an afternoon of hard-fought racing. Read results and race reports and find news about the duty roster, the race day trailer and a great ride for a good cause.
Life’s tough. Fortunately, riding a bike makes you tougher, and racing at Yarra Glen – well, just read this week’s newsletter to find out how tough that makes you. You’ll find results, race reports, news and photos, plus some great ‘n + 1’ offers from the Croydon Cycleworks EOFY sale.
Find out what went down (and up and down and up and down …) last Saturday in race 1 of the Toy Bricks Toughen Up series at Gruyere. There’s news about prize money, and a farewell to one of the club’s founders, Alan Sandford.
Gentle zephyrs greeted us at Casey Fields. B and E Grades warmed up with a round of miss ‘n’ out, then there were graded scratch races for all. Read results and reports, plus an update on the Club Saturday Aggregate and info about the Toughen Up series, which starts this Saturday.
Get the skinny on the Royce Bennett Handicap at Thornton with race reports from five different groups, including one from race winner Neil Cartledge. Also, an update on the progress of the new kit.
‘Twas a glorious autumn afternoon at Yarra Glen and a good number turned up to race in the great conditions. Read race reports and results, and enjoy the scenery thanks to Alison Skene’s photos.
This week, catch up with what happened in graded scratch races at Gruyere last Saturday, and don’t miss Susan Williams’s account of her epic ride from Sydney to Geelong in the Tour de Cure.
Read this week’s newsletter for the usual results and reports, plus a first dispatch for the year from Italy (with some important news about the Saturday aggregate) and some inspiring reading from members old and new.
The tough got going at Jindivick on Saturday, and Kym Petersen showed us how tough she is at the Benghazi Handicap on Anzac Day. Read reports from both, plus more about the forthcoming member night and launch of the new kit at Croydon Cycleworks.
There are results and reports this week from METEC, the Loop and the AVCC Championships at Maryborough, plus details of the forthcoming club night at Croydon Cycleworks, where orders will be taken for the new club kit.
The long wait was over and we raced on a new circuit at Bazalgette Crescent, Dandenong South, last Sunday – a track for the sprinters. There’s also news about race entry fees, a ride on Anzac Day, a members night in honour of the new club kit and more.
This week’s newsletter has results, reports and photos from the Club Criterium Championships at Casey Fields, and the big reveal of the new club kit, with details of a members night and other ways to secure your set.
Catch up on a big week of racing: at Rocco Drive on Sunday, the final round of the Croydon Cycleworks Summer Twilight Criterium Series at METEC on Tuesday, and Wednesday morning at the Loop. Includes a list of age groups for the Club Criterium Championships at Casey Fields this Saturday.
The VCV Open Handicap at Seymour, hosted by Eastern CC and sponsored by Croydon Cycleworks, attracted riders from across the state. See results, photos and a race report in this week’s newsletter.
Get a rundown on the charity day racing last Saturday, the Pedalthon last Sunday, and results from Tuesday night and Wednesday morning racing as well, plus the President’s Report to the recent Annual General Meeting.
Results from all the week’s racing, and a reminder to please consider donating to support Eastern riders in the Below the Belt Pedalthon this Sunday.
The heat put paid to racing at Garfield last Saturday, and if the heat hadn’t done it, a bushfire emergency warning for the area would have. No Saturday racing to report on, but Tuesday and Wednesday results are there, along with racing at the Loop from the referee’s point of view. Also information about lots of things coming up: the AGM, the VCV Open Handicap, the Below the Belt Pedalthon and more.
Lots of racing this week. See results, reports and photos from METEC, the VCV Crit Championships at National Boulevard, the Hanging Rock Handicap, and midweek at METEC and the Loop.
A full weekend of racing included points races at Casey Fields, the VCV Bill Long Camperdown to Warrnambool Handicap and a brand-new handicap for women at Hanging Rock. Plus the Croydon Cycleworks Summer Twilight Crit series at METEC on Tuesday, and Wednesday morning crits at the Loop, Kew Boulevard.
Catch up with results and reports from all the week’s racing, read a message from the President, and find details of this Sunday’s social ride with CCW, two important fundraisers and the VCV State Crit Champs. And if you’re riding the Bill Long Camperdown to Warrnambool Handicap this weekend, have a good one!
We beat a retreat before the heat on Saturday. Catch up with results from Tuesday at METEC (including series top 10 standings) and Wednesday at the Loop, plus important news about the forthcoming AGM, the return of Sunday social rides with Croydon Cycleworks, an award to Paula McGovern and more.
The newsletter returns from lazing by the pool with results and a report from racing at the Loop, Yarra Boulevard – twice in one week! – plus details of the Campy to Warrny handicap.
A skeleton issue, with photos and results from Casey Fields, METEC and the Loop, and a flyer for the Bill Long Camperdown to Warrnambool Handicap.
The new criterium circuit at Rocco Drive met with general approval, and the prospect of presentations in a brewery didn’t seem to put too many people off. Read results and reports from Rocco Drive, METEC and the Loop, and a Christmas message from the committee at the close of a big year.
The results reflected the numbers at Dunlop Road, and Eastern comfortably retained the Dave Ryan trophy from Northern. There are full results and reports in this week’s newsletter, as well as information about racing at Rocco Drive this Sunday and a well-deserved award to a dedicated member of our club.
Read results and reports from a busy week of racing, including graded scratch races at Casey Fields and the Geelong and Surf Coast CC Women’s Handicap.
Includes results from Saturday afternoon at Yarra Glen, Tuesday evening at METEC and Wednesday morning at the Loop, plus more information about our new circuit on Rocco Drive, Scoresby.
Racing returned to Dunlop Road and two strong breakaways stayed away. This week’s newsletter has results, reports and photos from Dunlop Road, plus results and photos from Wednesday at the Loop, news of the annual Awards Night, bargains on old club kit and more.
Negotiate the left-hander, go hard up the hill, recover – and repeat 30 times. Wednesday regulars enjoyed something of a home ground advantage on Saturday at the Loop, Yarra Boulevard. This issue has results, race reports and photos from the Loop on Saturday, results from METEC on Tuesday and the skinny on a new circuit we will race on in December.
The wind blew hard at Casey Fields last Saturday, making it a good day for strong riders. See results, and a report from one of the day’s breakaway artists, plus results from Wednesday at the Loop. There’s a last chance to book for the annual Awards Night, the big reveal of the club’s new logo, and more.
The sun shone and the wind blew at Thornton last Saturday. This newsletter has results and reports from Saturday’s Royce Bennett Handicap, results from midweek crits at METEC and the Loop, and the latest on the upcoming – very soon! – Awards Night with guest speaker Matt Keenan, including booking links.
This issue has results, reports and photos from the Club Road Championships at Seymour, the winners of the inaugural Champion of Champions awards for 2018, plus results from Wednesday racing at the Loop and photos and news from the recent Masters National Road Championships in East Gippsland.
It was a cracking spring afternoon at Yarra Glen. See the newsletter for results and reports, plus information about Club Championships, rides on Sunday morning and Tuesday evening, results from Wednesday at the Loop and plenty more.
The sun shone at Casey Fields on Saturday and the Loop on Wednesday, while the start of Tuesday twilight racing at METEC was washed out.
Reports from Grand Final day racing at METEC show that brevity can be a fine thing. And other news.
Includes results, reports and photos from a successful Team Time Trial on a cracking day at Thornton, news about upcoming events including the launch of the Croydon Cycleworks summer crit series, and tales and photos from the back roads of Italy.
Read reports from some of the hardy few who raced at Gruyere this week, get results from Gruyere and the Loop, take a last chance to get a ride in the Team Time Trial and catch up on the news about Get Into Road Racing 2018 and a new monthly club Sunday ride with Croydon Cycleworks.