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Annual General Meeting May 3rd and NEW KIT!!

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AGM May 3

The NSCC AGM will be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 3rd May 2011 at Belmonte's Pizza
116 Yarrara Rd Pennant Hills

All members are encouraged to attend to share thoughts and provide direction for the club moving forward in 2011-12.

The agenda is attached and can be viewed below.

2011 Kit

Firstly we would like to thank all our members for their patience in regards to the development of our new Northern Sydney CC strip.

Our club survives through the support of private and corporate sponsors.

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Beauie Worlds April 26 Cancelled Due to Rain

Thanks for your understanding.

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Bay 2 Bay Ride - April 30 Melbourne

The Bay 2 Bay Challenge Ride is on next weekend around the Mornington Penisula on Saturday 30 April.

One of NSCC's new comers, Oli, is heading down. Check out the "Chat" pages if you are interested in joining him.

You can also check out the ride via the web

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Easter Ride Program - pics available

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With a ratio of chocolate consumption and days off work well on par, there's no excuse to miss a good bunch ride this weekend.

NSCC will be tapping out the miles in every direction with a new ride leader each day so don't expect the same old Bobbo/Terry Hills loop.

Here's the run down...

Good Friday - Gary's Good Friday Bridges Tour

6.10am Pearces Corner Mystery Loop (North, South, East or West????)

What you missed Friday morning.
Great Bridges Ride directed by Gary, Greg and Matt. Thanks boys. Check out the pics in the ride calendar.

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Secretary expresses disappointment throughout display of insanity

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Just about cyclist who woke up in Sydney this morning had no second thought about leaving their trusty steed neatly racked in the garage.

With a beaches loop scheduled for El Presidente, the NSCC Secretary, as always, was keen as ever to stay true to his word and committed to the bunch ride.

This is a short account of the NSCC President and Secretary's opposing views regarding this mornings ride......

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Save Hurstville Velodrome

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As you may or not have become aware, the Hurstville Velodrome is under serious threat of development to make way for expansion of other sporting codes.

While this is arguably encouraging that resources are being pushed into expanding sporting facilities, there is no contingency plan in place to maintain one of the few remaining velodromes in the Sydney metro area.

Cyclingnews posted a great article that is worth a read.

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El Presidente hits the Northern Beaches this Saturday

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With all the recent success of NSCC at the B2B and Mont24hr MTB races last weekend, the troops have become inspired to get out of bed and rack up some miles.

This Saturday El Presidente will extend beyond Terrey Hills and Akuna Bay and head down to the Northern Beaches following the regular Dawn Patrol loop, descending McCarrs Creek road, likely stopping for coffee on the Esplanade at Manly and then proceed home to Hornsby via Mosman, Chatswood and Turramurra.

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April 10 Beauie Worlds Cancelled

Due to the large numbers of NSCC members attending the Blayney to Bathurst weekend and the MONT 24hr MTB race in Canberra also running over Saturday and Sunday, Beaumont Road Racing WILL NOT be held on this date.

Thank you for your understanding.
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Different bikes for different races? Definitely in MTB.

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Bikes for the Absa Cape Epic

Will Hayter of London Dynamo and Mike Blewitt of North Sydney Cycling Club are currently riding the Absa Cape Epic - an eight-day mountain bike stage race in South Africa - for

They are both riding Scott Spark full-sussers - Mike a Spark 10 and Will a Spark 20. Mike's is the higher model and is lighter, but Will reckons the paint job on his (white with black decals) is better...

The spec on both is slightly different from stock, as follows:

Will - Scott Spark 20

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Hills aren't hard, Sydney needs crosswinds!!!

Came across this impressive video via

After the clubs ride yesterday in the Southern Highlands, I'm feeling a little soft.
We only covered 135km, 2200m of climbing and 1.5hrs of rain.

We really just needed to ride around Calga with crosswinds like this!

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Southern Highlands THIS WEEKEND!

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Although there has been plenty of rain over the past few days, this is hopefully now in the PAST.

We have a number of confirmed starters. If you are have not sent an RSVP please email Richard on

If you are not meeting us at Turramurra Shopping Centre at 5:30am you can meet us at the Elephant Boy Café in Bowral at 7:30am for an 8am roll out. Please find the link to the google map below.

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Looking for a Job????

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WANTED: Weekend Sales Staff

Le Spit Cyclery is seeking a motivated and energetic salesperson to join our team.
Experience in retail or a sales background will be considered favourably.

Mechanical knowledge of bicycles is not necessary but a love of bikes is preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Computer literacy is necessary and experience with MYOB Retail Manager preferred.

Compensation will be commensurate with your abilities and experience.

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Neil Matthews - Embarking on his 4th Sydney to Surfers

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Neil Matthews is riding from Sydney to Surfers to raise funds for Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets (YOTS) programme

I am about to embark again on an epic bike ride from Sydney to Surfers to raise money for disadvantaged kids, many of whom live on the streets. This is the fourth time I’ve done this ride, and I’m pleased to say I’ve raised over $10,000 to date.

I need your help.

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Beauie Worlds this Sunday Mar 13

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Beauie Worlds takes off again this Sunday.

Following the turn out for the Clash of the Titans last round I am sure most riders will have found some form after the standard of racing on display.

On a secondary note, I remember seeing alot of carbon (wheels) on display so perhaps those riders were still looking for their form - turning to an equipment advantage???

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NSCC Junior takes 2 State Titles

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The NSW State Track Titles were held in Dubbo over the weekend with NSCC's juniors dominating their events.

There was a massive field for U11's (21 riders)… the Jones' got there a little late so Ashlee was still having a bigger bike fitted for her so was unable to warm up for her event.

LACC were kind enough to lend her a bigger bike for the event as she must have grown out of her 24inch bike on the long drive out west to Dubbo.

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Day in the life....

NSCC's newest Commissaire Trent Gunthorpe has just posted a great blog giving us an insight into whats involved in running (commissairing) a race. Check it out under blogs or click here to read more

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Southern Highlands Blinder - March 27

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In anticipation of the upcoming open racing season and just to get fit and enjoy some amazing views we are going to the Southern Highlands for a day of solid riding.

The ride is rated medium to hard, however, this is due to the terrain. The hills will provide an opportunity to burst a lung while the flats will be a good opportunity to ride together and enjoy the club spirit.

The event is listed on the club calendar


Sun 27 March 2011


5:30am - Turramurra Shops car park. Drive to Bowral

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Clash of the Titans - Report

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Undeniably the race of the year at Beauie Worlds this morning. Billed as the Clash of the Titans it was incredible to see all of northern sydneys “racing” clubs represented in strong numbers.

Central Coast sent nearly 20 riders down across all grades landing at least 1 rider on every podium. Manly Warringah also rounded up the troops sending up a 15+ strong squadra of riders focussed on upsetting the championship.

Beauie Sign On

Clash of the Titans

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Sally v Maddog - Clash of the Titans Race Preview

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Finally the day has come....NSCC's ELITE drivers finally going head to head at Beauie Worlds THIS SUNDAY in the CLASH OF THE TITANS.

Chris "Sally Sit-On" Williams on the form of his life at 4 wins from 5 starts.
Justin "Maddog" Morris returning to protect his record of 4 wins from 4 starts.
With a win on Sunday, Sally will match Maddogs and the NSCC club record of 4 in a row.

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Harrison Morgan - Rising up in A Grade

Sat 19 Feb 11, 1:30PM
Sydney Olympic Park Kermesse

Races and Results
Kermesse: A Grade

1: Wong, Alex: LACC
2: Fenton, Brett: LACC
3: Rix, James: Not Known
4: Genakis, Sam: Southern
5: Morgan, Harrison: NSCC

For more Saturday racing dates at SOP check out the Lidcombe Auburn CC web site

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Kors Blog

If you havent already checked out Kors Blog from Saturday's El Presidente have a look at it here.

Any member is free to post a blog on the site but please keep it as a blog only.
We would like to keep our NEWS section separate from 'blogs' in that that they are considered mass audience pieces.

Blogs can be as personal or as broad as you like.

If you have a piece of outstanding (or not) journalism you would like to share with the club please email it to and we can post it under NEWS as requested.

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NSCC's Mike Blewitt has spent the last 12 months working tirelessy on a major dream he's had since taking part in his first Marathon MTB race.

After making the switch to NSCC over 12months ago, he has enjoyed the support of the road racing club travelling and competing in local and state open road races and has now used it as a stepping stone to bigger and better things like joining forces with UK rider Richard Tyler and launching their own global website

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Phil Nelsons TDU 2011

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A short blog by NSCC's Phil Nelson following the last few days of the 2011 TDU in Adelaide. A great little snapshot of what the crew got up to in South Aus.

We had a good ride on Saturday to Willunga, the guys didn't want to take that
road through Bakers Gully so we went the long way but it was a good ride anyway.

Willunga hill was great, probably one of the best views of the race we had. On
the way back a lot of the pros were riding back too and there were some big
bunches, we sat behind Rogers and then some Lampre boys and then Greipel, it was

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Beauie Worlds Feb 13 Report

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With a good dose of rain yesterday, it was a bit hit and miss as to whether Beauie would go ahead this morning.

The rain stopped so Beauie went ahead with many riders admitting defeat at the hands of mother nature the night before and failing to set alarms.

Justin 'Maddog' Morris fell victim to this and perhaps through outright arrogance chose not to defend the title for the "Crown of Beaumont" awarded to the current rider with the most consecutive Beauie Worlds wins - Maddog currently holds at 4.

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Road User Etiquette

Now that schools back and the roads are choking at their usual smokers artery thickness this was a very timely article which was brought to our attention by Mr Jaggad Sportwear - NSCC member Graeme Evans. Some very valid points relating to not just rider etiquette but road user etiquette too.

New to bunch cycling? Have a read of the NSCC Guide to Rider Etiquette.

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