News Archive: 27/04/2006: M2M Leave times: Horsham Cycling Clubrooms. Buses and support vehicles will be at the venue @ 1.00pm, leave time will be 2.00pm. Remember to clearly label bedding to go to Cavendish. Saturday start time(Mildura) 10.05am. Approximate Horsham stop over arrival time on way through to Port Fairy, 6.30pm Saturday. Murray to Moyne Fundraising Auction Horsham Club Top signed by Anna and Kerrie Meares. Proceeds from the Auction will go towards Fundraising efforts to purchase a high low bed for the Dimboola Campus of the Wimmera Health Care Group. Bids Close 5.00pm 30th March 2006. Highest Bid $500.00 CONGRATULATIONS GO OUT TO THE WINNING BIDDER. YOU ARE NOW THE PROUD OWNER OF THE ANNA AND KERRI MEARES SIGNED JERSEY. THE CLUB WISHES TO EXPRESS ITS THANKS TO THE PARTICIPATING BIDDERS. THE FUNDS RAISED FROM THIS AUCTION HAVE PUT US ON TARGET TO REACH OUR GOAL OF PURCHASING THE HIGH LOW BED FOR THE DIMBOOLA CAMPUS. AGAIN THANK YOU FUNDRARAISING COMMITTEE HORSHAM CYCLING CLUB Winning Bidder will be contacted. Click here to Register your Bid and Contact details: 13/03/2006: Proposed 2006 Road Racing Calendar. Open for comment .Please forward comments to Race Secretary email. 13/03/2006: Murray to Moyne Meeting will be on the 21st 6.30 pm followed by a Night Ride. For details contact Campbell Hair. 20/02/2006 PUBLIC NOTICE PLEASE NOTE HORSHAM SQUAD (WESTVIC ACADEMY) TRAINING TIMES THE SQUAD WILL BE TRAINING AT HORSHAM VELODROME: SUNDAYS 10.00AM-1.00PM WEDNESDAY 4.30PM-8.30PM SATURDAYS 10.00AM-1.00PM THESE TRAINING SESSIONS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE 1 APRIL 2006 Please refer to the track training and racing link above for other usage times. 9/03/2006: The 2006 Club Road Calendar is being done at the moment., Club member input towards the make up of the calendar would be welcomed. Mildura Commealla Club has invited us to participate in 2 events, the first in June and the other to co inside with the Tour in September. The events will be listed in the road calendar. Email your input: 17/02/2006: Club Supports Monica Kelly's' Quest to the West. Details 16/02/2006 She is off to Perth. Congratulations Monica Kelly. Horsham Clubs' Latest State Team Representive. Report 20/01/2006: Members Protection Policy adopted by Horsham Cycling Club at the General meeting held 20/06/2006. The Policy developed with the assistance of Cycling Australia and Personal Empowerment Pty Ltd will give the Club procedures to bring it forward into the 21st century. Members Protection Policy link: 20/02/2006: Club Members prominent in WImmera Sports Star of the Year Award. Report 24/02/2006: Cyclesport Victoria has announced the Schools Cycling Championship dates for the Mallee Zone. Tuesday the 8th August. 8/03/2006: Next Club Meeting Monday 13th March 7.30pm Cycling Clubrooms. Apologies to Club Secretary. 20/02/2006: Horsham Cyclists prominent in the Horsham Sports and Community Clubs Sports Star of the Year Award Mark O'Brien: Wimmera Sports Star of the Year Ian Niblett: Nominee "Unsung Hero" Jannik Blair: All Abilities Sports Star of the Year Sports Foundation Grant recipients: Monica Kelly Jeremy Kelly The above foundation grants were awarded to assist Jeremy and Monica in pursuing their sporting endeavors. 17/02/2006: Horsham Club will support Monica Kelly's journey to the West. Following a motion at the last committee meeting the Horsham Club will pay Monica's State Team Athlete Levy as our contribution towards Monica's quest to achieve her sporting goals. The motion noted Monica's and Kelly's families ambassadorial role for both Cycling and our Club and again congratulated Monica on her selection. This discussion has led to committee passing the motion to investigate the possibility of the Club creating an Athlete and Club Development Support Foundation not only to support athletes but coaches and officials in achieving their sporting goals. 16/02/2006: Congratulations go out to Monica Kelly on her performances at the State Track cycling Championships and consequent selection in the Victorian Junior Track Team. Monica will compete in Perth at the Junior Track Nationals April 1-4. 20/01/2006: 2006 Murray to Moyne relay team announces that funds raised from the Horsham Cycling Club team this year will be for the Dimboola Campus of the Wimmera Health Care Group. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of a High Low Bed for the Dimboola Campus valued at $4500.00. Enquires can be directed through the Web site email address or by Contacting Campbell Hair or Marty Reither 6/01/2006; Check Mark O'Briens progress in the Bay Classic by logging onto the CycleSport Web Site 6/01/2006: Club Track Racing recommences Friday 13th January. Please note training sessions will still be conducted during break. 6/01/2006: ACF Licence renewals are now due for those members wishing to renew, contact Club Treasurer. 6/01/2006: Australian First: Horsham Cycling Club Breaks new ground in inclusive participation at the Annual Club Track Carnival. A LEADING Victorian cycling official believes a successful trial to allow Horsham junior hand cyclist Jannik Blair to compete against mainstream cyclists this week has broken new ground. CycleSport Victoria senior handicapper and board member Laurie Norris said the experimental handicap events at Horsham's Wimmera Wheelrace carnival had the potential to open new avenues in the sport. ``For anything to happen it would have to go through CycleSport Victoria and the Australian Cycling Federation and there is a danger of opening a can of worms because of things such as safety and insurance. But it might also be something worth pursuing. There are a lot of possibilities and plenty you could do with it,'' he said. Mr Norris, chief commissaire at the Horsham carnival, said some officials had been less than comfortable with the idea considering it was the first racing of its kind in Australia. But he had embraced it as a new and exciting concept. ``I thought it was well worth the effort and certainly gave it my blessing,'' he said. ``I was lucky enough to meet Jannik and after speaking to him and looking over his hand cycle I realised there were no problems at all. ``He's a fantastic kid with great spirit but at the same time I treated him like any bike rider in the race. It would have been wrong to do otherwise.'' Jannik Blair, 13, who lost the use of his legs in a farm accident, started his first 1000- metre race off a handicap of 300 metres but the field caught and passed him quickly and he finished last. Mr Norris, taking an educated punt based on years of handicap experience at all levels of racing, pushed him forward to 450 metres for his second race, a move that proved a winner. Blair led the field in front of a cheering crowd until the last 20 metres and eventually finished 10th, achieving a goal to `not finish last'. Nicholas Rix from Bendigo won the event, needing to ride a tactically clever race to not only reel in Blair but to also beat his able-bodied opponents. ``I managed to pull one out with his mark and it was a fantastic race. The kids, their fathers and coaches all seemed to embrace it,'' Mr Norris said. ``The few people who had the gumption to go ahead and make this happen have to be congratulated. ``To see Jannik's smile as he was going down the straight made you feel good and there wouldn't have been anyone who left the track who wasn't inspired.'' A beaming Blair was obviously delighted with the racing experience, his first in official competition. After his first race, despite some confusing moments involving a lap bell, he said he had enjoyed himself. ``I was looking over my shoulder to see where the others were, but it was great,'' he said. Dean Lawson, The Wimmera Mail-Times 17/11/2005: Warming to the Games activities: There will be 3 Recreational rides from the Soundshell on Sunday. The come on mum family ride to Weir Park and return, open to all ages. The 15klm power station ride, Soundshell to Soundshell.The 25klm Lower Norton Amble, Soundshell to Soundshell. Following there will be a sausage sizzle at the Horsham Cycling Club Velodrome at 1.00pm with a Jnr Skills Clinic. The Club encourages those who are able to participate on the day. 7/11/2005: Please note: THE WOMENS COACHING FORUM PLANNED FOR THIS SUNDAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. THE FORUM WILL BE RE SCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. PLEASE WATCH THE WEB PAGE FOR UPDATES. 5/11/2005: Womens coaching forum 10.00am Sunday November 13th at the Clubrooms McPherson Street. The Club requires confirmation of attendance for catering purposes. Contact Geoff to confirm your place. 3/11/2005: Next Club meeting will be held on Monday the 14th November 2005 at the Horsham Cycling Clubrooms McPherson Street Horsham start time 7.30pm. For details contact Tony. 24/10/2005: # Please note Club Memberships become due on the 1st of November. Membership manuals for the 2006 year will be forwarded later this week, member re application froms are attached to the back of the booklet. These must be completed before membership can be renewed. All fees remain unchanged from last year this even includes the fee for 2006 racing licences.(licence fees 2006) A new licence is now available for U/13 and down for new riders to the sport. Club and combine race only. Cost $5.00 per year, thats right a full development licence for just $5.00. Conditions apply. For further detals contact the Club Treasurer. 22/10/2005 Track Racing Commences Friday 28th October Horsham Velodrome Mc Pherson St Horsham Register by 6.30pm Racing 7.00pm. Note racing format will be Championship Racing. (Racing Fixture for Summer) 17/10/2005 Congratulations to all Wimmera riders who competed in the Victorian School Cycling Championships in Melbourne at the weekend. The 7.15am start gave many country riders a very early rise to get the Final but it was great to see Wimmera riders on the podium. Horsham Club rider Monica Kelly took out third placing in the U15 Girls racing division. This will be a prelude to the forthcoming track season for Monica who has had strong performances on road this season. The Club will follow Monica's progression this track season with great interest. 8/10/2005 Club racing at Taylors Lake circuit was the last race for the road season. Next Saturday sees the final of the Schools Cycling Championship to be held in Lygon Street. We wish all club members participating in the championships all the best. Saturday the 15th of October a social ride will leave the clubrooms at 1.30pm and conclude at one of the cafes in town, anyone at a loose end is invited to participate. 3/10/2005 A women’s cycling forum will be held in November. Horsham club will be bringing National Level 2 cycling Coach Lyn Herritage to Horsham to address the specific needs of women in cycling. Please watch the Web page for further details. 3/10/2005 Club Members Stephen Kelly, Tony Tuohey and Geoff Witmitz traveled to Melbourne on Sunday to participate in the JCYCLE, SKILL Cycling coaching course. This will enable the club to conduct ACF Junior and Senior Full Cycle programs. 30/09/2005 Club combine with SGW Ivan Howell Memorial Sat 1st Oct 17/09/2005 **RACING CALENDAR CHANGE REC RIDE CANCELLED** ***Recreation ride planned for the 24th September has been cancelled due to it clashing with the AFL Grand Final. The ride will be re-scheduled for a later date in the year.*** 16/09/2005 Mark O'Brien nominated for Westvic Academy male athlete of the year. Mark O'Brien along with Ararat athlete Will Ford have been nominated by the Academy Cycling program jointly for the award. Each of the Academy programs will be nominating athletes from their respective programs and award winner will be announced and presented at the Academy presentation night in October. 10/09/2005 Invitation to Mildura Commealla Cycling Club's 2 Day Tour Oct 22/23 for Horsham Club Members.(view flyer) 05/09/2005 See Mark O'Brien's Junior World Championship Diary Entries (click here)(team pics) Results Invitational Criterium Mildura Club members performed well at the Invitational Criterium in Mildura. Thomas Blair took out the junior criterium from 2nd placed Matthew Op de Coul with Mark Kelly finishing 4th. Monica Kelly was first unplaced female in the combined D/C grade division. Stawell rider Scott McMillian was first placed in the B grade with Jeremy Kelly finishing 5th. 29 August 2005: Jason Niblett continues to perform well on the world stage of Track Cycling. Jason a member of the Australian track squad competing in the Euro Grand Pri in Germany, recorded a qualifying time of 10.8 sec for sprint event at the Cottbuss(located near Berlin)meeting. This compares well with his team mates times 10.73 sec Ryan Bayley and 10.66 sec Shane Perkins. He and fellow Victorian Joel Leonard also qualified for final of the Kerien, Jason finishing fourth. In following event in Hannovre, Jason rode impressively eliminating Dutch rider Vaneidan in the first round. Jason competes in the final track meeting in the series this week end. 21 August 2005: Mark Kelly wins gold at State Junior Road Titles held at Wangaratta. Mark in the Under II boys Division defeated accomplished rider Bayden Tanner of the Shepparton Club in a time of 15min 22sec. The Group of three riders averaged 39.05 klm per hr for the 10 klm journey. This was the highest average speed for all age divisions on the day. Again congratulations Mark. Mail Times Supports Mark O'Brien The Wimmera Mail Times is supporting Mark in his quest to achieve his sporting goals in Austria in August. The Club to wishes thank the Mail Times for its' continuing support of cycling in the Wimmera. Note that Mark will be writing a weekly diary entry for the paper during his time overseas as apart of the Australian Team sharing his experiences with us all.