Sun06Jan20198:30 amBallan Station
For the last five years a small group of Vets have met up at Ballan Station (70 minutes drive from
Camberwell) to ride 35 km to the Nationals at Buningyong, and then make the return trip after the events have concluded. This has proved to be a fantastic ride, and provides the following benefits:
• No parking problems – plenty of space at Ballan Station, just a few minutes off the Western Freeway
• Get to see the Nationals and get your own ride in (just under 70 km return)
• Leisurely start – no need to be up at sparrow’s. Leave Melbourne around 7.15 am for an 8.30 depart from Ballan. That will get us to Buningyong in time for breakfast near the finish line before the halfway mark of the women’s race. We then watch the entire men’s race on the hill and the big screen
• Safe, low-traffic ride through attractive ‘undulating’ countryside.
If you are interested, send an email to John Williams. If we have enough numbers, Col Mortley and Mark Edwards have agreed to take the tent and barbecue.
Sun17Feb20196:30 amCroydon Cycleworks, 182 Mount Dandenong Rd, Croydon
ECC Sunday Social rides in conjunction with major sponsor Croydon Cycleworks, kick off again with the first being on Sunday 17th February.
These rides are aimed for everyone with two start times being:
1. Slow – Medium group – rollout from Croydon Cycleworks Shop at 6.30am (ride leader will be appointed)
2. Faster group – rollout from Croydon Cycleworks Shop at 6.45am (ride leader will be appointed)
This is a no drop ride, so even if you don’t feel you have the pace to keep up, a smiling face will be there to greet you at main corners so you wont get left behind.
After the ride, everyone with gather in Main Street, Croydon about 8.30am for a well earned coffee and /or cake.
Heading out fom CCW shop, we head up Mount Dandendong Road, making a right hand turn into Colchester road. Following this road making a left hand turn at Albert Avenue round about into Mountain Hwy takes each group to the base of the One in 20 to re-group.
Everyone will pace themselves up to the top to re-group again at Sassafras.
Taking a left hand from here, the groups will proceed up to Olinda with a final descent into Montrose re-grouping again at the main roundabout (Groups will decide on the day if Sky High will be included).
Taking Mount Dandenong Road back, this leads the groups to the final destination – coffee!
Sunday 17th March
Either Sunday 14th April or Sunday 28th April (as Sunday 21st is Easter Sunday) - TBC
Sunday 19th May
(Then lets see what the weather is doing after that)
Go to Team App to let us know you are coming. Hope to see you all there!
Sat16Mar20191:30 pmDunlop Road, Mulgrave - Melways Ref. 71 A10
It’s our annual charity day & all proceeds will go to "Below the Belt” - Riding for Urogenital Cancers research so please bring along a few extra coins to buy a raffle ticket or two.
Normal split fields with B,D & F Grades racing at 1.30pm (entries close at 1:15pm) & A, C & E Grades at 3.00pm (entries close at 1:45pm; Pre-Entry closes at 1.15pm). Toilet tax will apply so $12 entry.
Eastern Cycling Club in partnership with Croydon Cycleworks presents the 60km Open HANDICAP at Seymour.
Race Start Time 1.30pm
Registration Manners St, Seymour (Opposite the Royal Hotel)
Rider briefing and race start is 3.5km along the Seymour-Avenel Rd
$2000 in Prize Money plus Trophies
Prize from 1st to 10th
Fastest overall $250
Fastest unplaced female $50
Proudly sponsored by www.croydoncycleworks.com.au
Online entry: www.veterancycling.com.au
Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 19th March
Melways Ref. 510 M6.
Sun14Apr20199:00 amBazalgette Drive, Dandenong South - Melways 89 K12
Registration tent and finish line in Bazalgette Drive.
Circuit Bazalgette Dr., Oppenheim Dr., Babbage Dr., Logis Bvd., then Bazalgette Drive.
Start 9.00am. Pre-Enter.
Tue07May20197:00 pmCroydon Cycleworks, 182 Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon
In partnership with our major sponsor Croydon Cycle Works we are holding a members night to launch the new ECC kit!
Don’t miss your chance to try on a sample for size and place your order to take advantage of the ECC bulk order price. There will also be a surprise model to showcase the new kit.
Get your raffle tickets on Saturday race days, or on the night, and go into the draw to win a new club kit (jersey and bib shorts) valued at $289
TICKETS: $10 each or 3 for $20
Funds raised will go towards a new canopy for the club registration tent in the new club colours.
Croydon Cycle Works will have an ECC members–only special offering 10% store wide and special prices on a select range of bikes.
Jersey & bib nicks $289
Jersey only $124
Arm warmers $55
ChillBLOCK Jacket $219
Note: you must order via CCW and pay in full at time of order.
Orders close on Friday 10 May, orders taken from Thursday 18 April.
These prices are for first bulk order and will go up by approx. 30% after the initial order.
Sat01Jun20191:45 pmCasey Fields
Sat08Jun2019Sat13Jul20192:00 pmGruyere / Yarra Glen
This year’s Toughen Up series is once again sponsored by Dean Niclasen and Toy Bricks, Bayswater. A big thank you to Dean for his generous support. Don’t go anywhere but Toy Bricks for your Lego needs!
Series points from each of the four races are allocated depending on numbers, as follows:
Riders / Points
8 or more / 1st: 5 points, 2nd: 3 points, 3rd: 2 points, everyone else: 1 point
6–7 / 1st: 3 points, 2nd: 2 points, everyone else: 1 point
4–5 / 1st: 2 points, everyone else: 1 point
Less than 4 / Every competitor receives 1 point.
For people who do duty during the series, their final points score is simply scaled by a factor of 4/3 – in other words, their average points score for the other three races is credited to them for the race that they do duty.
Series prize money is $600 all up, over and above normal prize money paid out each week:
1st: $250, 2nd: $150, 3rd: $100, 4th: $60, 5th: $40.
Race 1 - Gruyere; 8th June 2019
Race 2 - Yarra Glen; 15th June 2019
Race 3 - Gruyere; 29th June 2019
Race 4 - Yarra Glen; 13th July 2019
All races start at 2.00pm.
Sun21Jul2019Sat10Aug201910:00am / 2.00pmNational Boulevard / Gruyere / Yarra Glen
Race 1 - Sunday 21st July 2019, 10.00am - National Boulevard
Race 2 - Sunday 28th July 2019, 10.00am - National Boulevard
Race 3 - Saturday 3rd August 2019, 2.00pm - Gruyere
Race 4 - Saturday 10th August 2019, 2.00pm - Yarra Glen
Sat31Aug20192:00 pmYarra Glen, Melways Ref. 266 J11
- Race Information:
Race Format: Graded Scratch
Circuit: ECC Yarra Glen
Start Time: 2pm
Race Fee: $15 for all online entries, $15 for entries on the day no later than 1:45pm.
Payment Options: Riders can pay online entries by credit/debit cards (Visa or Mastercard) by Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:59 AM AEST, or cash on the day. On the day entries are cash only.
On-the-Day Entries: The club encourages online pre-entry to allow a better planned and graded race. Entries will still be taken on the day prior to the race up to 15 minutes before advertised start times. Entry fee on the day will be $15.
Licensing: Please note that this race requires a current license with the Australian Veterans Cycling Council.
Grades: Riders are requested to provide a Grade and a 'Level within grade' to assist with handicapping.
Sat21Sep20191:00 pmSeymour, Melways Ref. 510 M6
NOTE: Earlier Race Start Time of 1.00pm.
Entries close Wednesday prior at 5.00pm.
Registration Manners St, Seymour (Opposite the Royal Hotel) - Registration Desk closes at 12.45pm.
Rider briefing and race start is approx. 6km from the registration desk so allow yourself time to register, set up and ride to the start. Don't forget your tail light.
Tue08Oct2019Tue31Mar20206:00 pmMETEC Driver Education Centre, Kilsyth
David, Nick and the team at Croydon Cycleworks are getting behind the series once again this summer. Daylight saving starts on Sunday 6th October, so the first race will be on Tuesday 8th October 2018. This year we are throwing in a few GSR followed by 3 Lap Handicaps.
SERIES PRIZE LIST
Place Prize RRP ($) 1st Wahoo KICKR Core Smart Trainer 1200 2nd Shimano Z1 Helmet & Sunglasses Pack 500 3rd BBB Pro Workstand & BBB Toolkit 400 4th CCW Jersey/Bibshorts 290 5th Shimano RC5 Shoes & Socks 250 6th CCW Gold Service – Road 199 7th Sportful Fiandre Jacket 190 8th Pirelli Velo Tyres Pack 150 9th SIS Nutrition Pack 100 10th Muc Off Bike Care Pack 80
Sat19Oct20191:30 pmTaggerty - Thornton Road, Thornton
Proudly sponsored by Orger Engines.
Registration and presentations at Thornton Recreation Reserve.
Fastest to slowest order; 2 minute gap between teams.
Teams of 4; time is taken from 3rd rider across the line.
$2,000 in prize money + trophies
Fastest Team $400
Fastest Women's Team $120
Entries close midnight October 16th; $100 Entry fee per team.
Team captain must pay at registration.
Enter via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun20Oct20197:30 amUnion Rd, Wandin North
On Sunday 20th October there will be a ‘Captain’s choice’ club ride around Wandin.
7.15am for a 7.30am roll out leaving from Wandin North shops in Union Road . It's a no-drop social ride with three ride groups on the day: hot, mild and scenic.
57 kms and 900 vertical metres of climbing for hot and mild groups . Scenic group will do 44 kms and 650 vertical metres of climbing.
All rides will return back to the car park for coffee afterward. Hope to see you there.
Sat26Oct20192:00 pmGruyere, Melways Ref. 282 F10
A Grade Scratch Race proudly sponsored by BOONGALLA BUILD
15Laps, 77km, 1125m Climbing, $20 Entry Fee, AVCC Licence required.
PLEASE NOTE: There will also be the usual B, C,D and E Graded Scratch Races on the day - Pre-Enter here.
$2,000 Total Prize Pool
Sat26Oct20197:00 pmMaroondah Sports Club, Dublin Road, Ringwood East
2 Course Meal - Drinks at bar prices.
David won the Australian National Road title in 1998 and his biggest victory came on stage 7 of the 2000 Giro d'Italia where he rode to victory after a 164km solo breakaway. David now works as a cycling journalist and commentator on SBS.
Ticket Price - $70 per head. As we will have to know final numbers for the awards night for catering by Friday 18th of October 2019, tickets must be purchased online by Thursday 17th October 2019. Don't leave it to the last minute......