Thursday, 26 March 2015

Live below the line 2015

Live Below the Line is the annual fundraising campaign for Oaktree, one of Australia’s largest youth-run organisations.

From 4-8 May 2015, thousands of Australians will eat on $2 a day for five days. Feeding yourself on $2 a day is the equivalent of living below the extreme poverty line. It’s a way to raise much-needed funds for Oaktree’s overseas partners, as well as gain a unique insight into some of the challenges faced by those living in extreme poverty.

For more information click here

Monday, 16 March 2015

2015 Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Women and Juniors Tour

Registrations are now open for the 2015 Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Women and Juniors Tour and we are expecting another great turnout.
Volunteers are essential to the success of the event and their involvement cannot be described as anything but crucial. Cycling ACT invites you to come and experience this great cycling event from a unique insider's perspective and have some fun!
All volunteers will receive:
·         Catering
·         Training
·         Public Liability Insurance
·         Certificate of Appreciation
We are currently seeking assistance in a number of areas across the race weekend.  Key Roles:
·         Volunteer Coordinator
·         Drivers & Mechanics - Lead & Spares vehicles
·         Motor Cycle Marshals
·         Course Marshals
·         Event Workforce
Racing HQ is Stromlo Forest Park and the race courses use Uriarra Road and Brindabella Road.
The event program and duties for 2015 are as follows:
Friday 8 May 12pm – 4pm. Event Setup
o    Start / Finish set up
o    Rider registration
o    Course Signage
Saturday 9 May 7:00am – 12:00pm. Stage 1
o    Start / Finish set up
o    Rider registration
o    Course Signage setup
o    Course Marshals
o    Traffic Controllers
o    Drivers

Saturday 9 May 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Stage 2
o    Start / Finish set up
o    Course Signage setup
o    Course Marshals
o    Traffic Controllers
o    Drivers
Sunday 10 May 7:00am – 12:00pm. Stage 3
o    Start / Finish set up
o    Course Signage setup
o    Course Marshals
o    Traffic Controllers
o    Drivers
Sunday 10 May 12:00pm – 6:00pm. Stage 4 & Packup
o    Start / Finish set up
o    Course Signage packup
o    Start / Finish Pack Up
o    Race number return
To register as a volunteer, please email the Race Director stating the time(s) you are available and the role(s) you would like.

For information on the event visit:

Impressive Results

A big congratulations to ANUCC members with their recent impressive results: 

  • Jess Laws - Gold Women's 500m TT, Gold Women Team Sprint, 4th Women's Sprint.

  • Dan Rickard - Silver Men's 750m TT, Silver Men's Sprint.

  • Rachel Blakers - Finisher 2015 Australian MTB Championship.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Bikes for Sale

Bike 1 - 2013 Specialized S-Works Tarmac 58cm
    • Full SRAM Red my13
    • Zipp 404 FireCrest Tubulars with continental competition tubs
    • Quarq power cranks with 52/38 chain rings
    • SRAM Red cranks and BB30 as spare
    • $6,000 (negotiable)

Bike 2 - 2014 Felt TK3 track bike 58cm
    • Aero track 7005 aluminium frame with Carbon  fork.
    • 28 spoke high flange track hubs with 30mm deep aero rims.
    • As new never ridden.
    • $600 (negotiable)

Please contact Maurice for more details on 0431 723 515

Friday, 6 March 2015

AIS Sports Nutrition Cycling Study

AIS Sports Nutrition is seeking trained male cyclists to participate in a study investigating the impact of creatine supplementation on the effectiveness of carbohydrate loading. A secondary outcome is to assess whether increases and decreases in muscle creatine and glycogen content show up as changes in lean mass (muscle mass) on a DXA body composition scan. Finally, the study also provides an opportunity determine if ultrasound can be used to accurately measure muscle glycogen. 

We are looking for: 

  • Males aged 18-40 years 
  • Cycle >250 km per week 
  • >2 year road cycling competition history 

On completion of all trials, participants will be reimbursed $600 for their time plus a share of $10,000 in prize money. 

For more information on the study, please contact: 02 6214 1641 or 0487 780 843 02 6214 7980 or 0405 417 607 

Thursday, 26 February 2015

February newsletter by Adam Wozniak

Faces of the ANUCC Committee

Tim Sloan-Gardner
ANUCC President

Tim has been at ANUCC since the get go. He is a great guy to chat to and can answer any of your questions about the club or general riding. Being the wattage cottage that he is, Tim also enjoys putting the hurt down at Criteriums on Wednesday nights.

Race report: Beyond Bank Duo Classic
By Adam Wozniak

The duo classic has been running for a few years now, and it is quite a unique event. The event requires teams of two to ride together for 25 or 50km (2 laps). Having done the event for the last two years it has become a must for myself and Luke.

The morning began early, driving out to the event on a fresh morning, with the weather in its prime for a cracking day on the trails. Tunes pumping all the way down the Kings highway, we were more than ready to start our 50km race. Completing registration and zip-tying number plates on, we lined up at the start. *Beep beep* went the car horn and we were off! Instant dust cloud. Everyone battling for position, the dusty wide-barred peloton hammered down the first sections of fire road. Bottleneck. Going from 10 riders wide to a single file. Once we entered the first single track it was like a loooong congo line. Having to ride together makes it more difficult to pass another team, but we managed (somehow), having a few close calls with the local trees, rocks and roots. Enjoying the sweet trails of Kowen and Sparrow we rolled along well on our first lap. Now would be a good time as any to get some tunes going. Packed with a speaker in my back pocket we fired up some motivating music and got the people keen. The great thing about this event is it is very “fun” oriented so we weren’t too fussed about trying for places. Not to say that the very fast guys didn’t turn up!

One lap down and we made a quick stop to re-fuel at our trusty yellow crate full of goodies. Packed and primed we were off again for lap two. The legs were starting to hurt but the pain was drowned out by Luke singing along to Outkast’s Hey ya!. Downing free Gu’s and other tasty delights we powered on to a dusty finish and a sausage sizzle at the line. Another year, another Duo and what a great time we had!

Photos by Talentspotter (on Flickr)

All photos thanks to Talentspotter with more photos of the event at:

ANUCC Member Survey:
Just a reminder about the member survey available at the link below. We’d like to know what you like a lot and what you might not enjoy so much about the club. By filling out the survey you can help make the club more enjoyable!

Canberra Cycling Club (CCC) Road Race Series:
With only a few weeks of the Summer Criterium Series remaining, you’re probably wondering “What will I do when racing ends? Where will I be able to put the hurt on others and enjoy the rush that is racing?!?! Do not fear! The CCC Road Race Series kicks off on the 28th of February with a Scratch Race at Urriara Homestead. These races are usually around 60-80km depending on what grade your in and are a great way to stay in shape as the weather becomes cooler. More details can be found here, including a roster of racers for the rest of 2015: