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The Conni Classic – Race 1 – La COURSE Aux Velo FEMMES – Sat. 11th May 2019

The Conni Classic – Race 1 – La COURSE Aux Velo FEMMES – Sat. 11th May 2019

 La COURSE Aux Velo FEMMES

Conni Classic – Facebook Profile Pic
THE Conni CLASSIC – RACE 1

Host – EUREKA Cycling Club

Learmonth, Victoria

10 AM, Saturday 11th MAY 2019

Entries via VCV website - Closed!

EVCC – 2019 La Course start list

EVCC - 2019 La Course start list

La Course Aux Velo FEMMES – prize money*:
1st – $400 + trophy
2nd – $250 + trophy
3rd – $200 + trophy
4th – $150
5th – $125
6th – $100
7th – $75
8th – $50
Fastest time: $250 + trophy

Trial Rider recognition:
1st – $100 VCV membership voucher + flowers
2nd – flowers
3rd – flowers
Plus, ALL Trial Riders receive a small gift for participating.

*please note the AVCC rules only allow for licensed riders to receive prize money or trophies

WHO can Race?

Females who are aged 30, or older
AND
hold an AVCC (Australian Veterans Cycling Council) race licence
OR
are eligible to race with a “Trial Licence”

Trial Licence criteria:
1. aged 30 or older
2. have NOT held an AVCC licence in the past 5 years (2013 onwards is ineligible)
3. have NOT performed a “trial” ride with an AVCC club in the past 2 years (2017 onwards is ineligible)
4. EUREKA Cycling will cover the cost of the “Trial Licence” – riders will still be required to pay the race and transponder fees

FREE entry for Trial Riders!
MUST still register through the VCV events page

Please note that “trial riders” are NOT eligible to win prize money or a trophy at this event,
HOWEVER, all “trial riders” will receive a gift in recognition of their achievement.

La Course - Conni branding

La Course - Windmill circuit map

Print off your own circuit map, CLICK on the link below:

La Course – Windmill circuit map

EVERESTing Challenge – Mission accomplished

EVERESTing Challenge – Mission accomplished

CONGRATULATIONS – Ricky Calvert!!!

EVERESTing Challenge – COMPLETED

 Rick's Challenge completed

EUREKA Cycling club member – Rick Calvert – successfully completed his EVERESTing attempt at 7:40 PM on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

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Like all smart adventurers, Rick had kept a close watch on the weather forecasts.  Subsequently, he moved his challenge forward one day and was rewarded with near perfect weather throughout.

Rick set off just before 3 AM and rode the first 13 laps solo, before the first of many local Ballarat riders joined him.  In fact, Rick would not ride another lap on his own!
Cycling mates from his cafe group – Thinking Man’s Bunch – were prominent throughout the day, as well as many EUREKA Cycling members and Ballarat Sebastopol CC members.
Together, they solved the problems of the world, whilst keeping to Rick’s 6:00 minute to 6:20 minute schedule for each repeat.

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Initially Rick planned to complete just the 137 repeats required to reach the 8848 metre elevation gain target, however, as cyclists do, he adjusted his target not once, but twice!

The day was all about Rick’s attempt at the challenge, yet the arrival of spectators and other cyclists is testament to Rick’s popularity in the peloton.  There were many spectators throughout the day.  Some were not the cycling type, some were just smart and donated to Rick’s cause rather than attempt anything like climbing that well known hill.
They came, they watched, they took photos.

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Numbers swelled in the late afternoon as word spread via social media that Rick was on target to achieve the feat.
Beers were chilled and pizzas were ordered in anticipation of a post challenge feast.

Then finally, some sixteen hours and forty minutes after starting his quest.  After completing an amazing 140 repeats of Longs Hill Road and spending an equally amazing 14 hours and 45 minutes in the saddle, Rick pulled to the kerb for the final time to the rapturous cheers of the crowd.
The weeks of training and planning had come to fruition.

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On this day, Rick Calvert joined a select few in Ballarat who had achieved the “Everest” feat.
There were back slaps and handshakes all round.  Tears flowed – especially from those who had promised to ride one lap…and had to come good on their promise!

Many nods of accomplishment were had, for what had originally started out as a personal test for Rick, had then developed into a bet and finally evolved into a fundraiser for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.

Congratulations Rick!

This was a wonderful show of the cycling community coming together to support you.  We were all proud to play a small part in your day!

2019 Victoria Police & Emergency Services Games – Road Cycling

2019 Victoria Police & Emergency Services Games – Road Cycling

2019 Victoria Police & Emergency Services Games

EUREKA hosts cycling events

2019 Vic Pol Games - poster

On Tuesday 26th March, EUREKA Cycling hosted the cycling events for the 2019 VPESG at Learmonth.
Events were age based, with around forty riders contesting the Individual Time Trial, which was staged in the morning.  Another eighty odd riders contested the Road Races which were staged in the afternoon.

The generosity of Eureka members who volunteered their time and assets, was once again a highlight of yet another successfully hosted event.
Thank you to those members who were able to assist us on the day.

Also, thank you to Barry at LUCAS Bakers Delight for supplying many loaves of bread for the games.  Barry has been a supporter of EUREKA Cycling over the years and his products have helped make our events top notch!

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EUREKA members also competed on the day…

Steve Biram and Shaun Martin raced in the same age group and both walked away with medals.
Biram won GOLD in the Time Trial and BRONZE in the Road Race.
Martin won the SILVER medal in both events. 

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Chris Chatham won GOLD in his Time Trial and finished fifth in his Road Race.
Owen Tudball won BRONZE in his Road Race.
Jim Burzacott finished fifth in his Road Race.

Ballarat rider Bree Higgins earned a SILVER medal in her Time Trial.

Congratulations go to Simon Hall and John Hatfield who organised the cycling events for VPESG.
Both men were able to compete on the day.  Simon finished fifth in his Road Race and John won a SILVER medal in his Time Trial.

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Congratulations Alaya and Shallan – Junior Female Cyclist grantees for 2018

Congratulations Alaya and Shallan – Junior Female Cyclist grantees for 2018

2018 Junior Female Cyclist Support Program

GRANTEES ANNOUNCED

Alaya-Shallan

EVCC Junior Female Cyclist - slide

Sunday 16th September 2018

More than thirty guests assembled at Oscar’s Hotel for the official presentation of the 2018 Junior Female Cyclist Support Grant Program.

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the formation of the Eureka Veterans Cycling Club.  The club was formed to provide an avenue for mature riders to race competitively.
The primary roles of the club are to:
– provide a safe and engaging social environment

– present a racing product which offers a variety of challenges

– grow the club

– positively contribute to the local community

Club Vice President – Dean Wells – announced that KREHALON Australia had uniting with Eureka Cycling to increase the scope of the 2018 grant.

Earlier this year, Jonathon Delaney from KREHALON Australia, discussed the lack of sponsorship available for female cyclists with the Eureka Cycling President – John Faulkner.
Frustratingly, the lack of support is prevalent at all levels, across every cycling discipline, both domestically and internationally.  It has led to lower participation rates of females in cycling.  This is also quite obvious in the veterans cycling ranks.
From that conversation between the two Johns, the idea of the Junior Female Cyclist Support Grant Program was born.

Simply, Eureka Cycling wish to contribute, to the future development of the sport of cycling.  In particular, the club will provide monetary support to promote junior female cycling and to assist the chosen athletes to compete, develop and realise their potential.
Guest speaker – Melissa Burgoyne – spoke about her journey in sport through swimming, triathlon and now cycling.  Melissa’s words of encouragement to the girls were both inspiring and well received.

The recipients of the 2018 Junior Female Cyclist Support Grant are? Shallan Pompe and Alaya Humber.  Each of the grantees received a cheque for $500.
*Interestingly, both Shallan and Alaya followed a younger sibling into the world of cycling.

 

Photo: Alaya and Shallan at the grantee presentation with Eureka Cycling President – John Faulkner and Vice President – Dean Wells

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Shallan

Shallan races BMX and is a member of Ballarat Sebastopol Cycling Club.  Shallan has been riding BMX for about 7 1/2 years.
In 2017 Shallan finished high in two categories of the BMX Victorian State Series: with third place in the 14 year old girl and fourth place in the Super Class Ladies

Shallan and her brother Damon, are both members of the Twisted Concepts BMX team, which is based in the United Kingdom!
Shallan is a role model at the BMX club.  The younger kids look up to her because she spends time with them and helps them with their craft.  Also, she is a pretty mean BMX racer!

Off the BMX track, Shallan has been identified by her school as a leader.  She travelled as a school ambassador, with other students to China during the year.
Due to illness, Shallan has missed some races during 2018, however, she is aiming at the Victorian BMX – State Championships which are being staged in Warrnambool in November.

Alaya

Alaya is relatively new to cycling.  She has quickly made an impact and is a member of the same clubs as her sister Iesha.  The sisters are members of Rode Rage and compete in Human Powered Vehicle events.  They are also a members of Ballarat Sebastopol Cycling Club and compete in track cycling and road cycling.

Both Alaya and Iesha are a members of the Sovereign Hill – Track Cycling Program.
In Alaya’s short track career – under the tutelage of coach Damien Keirl – she has already claimed a number of podium results.
Gym work accounts for 50% of a track rider’s preparation and Alaya is currently powerlifting around the National record for her division.
Coach Keirl has indicated that an attempt on the record could very well be on Alaya’s horizon.

Alaya has been identified as a leader by her school and has been performing as a Teacher’s Assistant.  She takes Year 7 students for their sports program. Alaya is currently training towards the Victorian Track Championships which are being staged in Melbourne in December.

 

Eureka Cycling and KREHALON Australia will be following the girl’s exploits as they continue with their cycling journey.

 

EVCC Junior Female Cyclist - poster

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