I hope you don’t have any other plans with your life St Kilda Cycling Club boys & girls because the social scene is jam packed!! Whilst I worry that you might get a little bit spoiled with all these amazing events going on… we just can’t seem to hold back!!
Before we go into what you’re getting, we want to know what you want!
SKCC’S AROUND THE BAY – 19 OCT 2014
Thanks to Bicycle Network we have received an exclusive offer for this years Around the Bay. If a minimum 20 SKCC’ers commit to participating in the 210km route of Around the Bay, we will have an SKCC Marquee. That means a BBQ and a welcoming committee! You will also get to wear your SKCC kit instead of the compulsory Bupa kit because that’s how we roll. This will be a great social day where we can all cruise around together no matter what level you are at.
Our thoughts at this stage are to provide the following:
· Training programme & SKCC training rides leading up to ATB
· Ride leaders & support during ATB
· Participation with Lee & Ali’s BN training rides
· Access to licensed bar
We need to know if you are keen on this! If you are interested in participating in Around the Bay and want the Club to support you, please let us know ASAP by contacting Reese Masita on firstname.lastname@example.org or by RSVP’ing on to this Facebook event.
TOTAL TOUR DE PINK – 06 JULY 2014
Total Rush are on board to lead out in Full Pink Force for “TOTAL TOUR DE PINK” (catchy!). This is kinda like a social/charity/brekkie ride and spots are limited so you don’t want to drag your cleats and miss out on this one my friends.
So here’s what’s going to happen. It’s a St Kilda Cycling Club Kit ride led by Total Rush. We will roll out from St Kilda (Luna Park Car Park) at 7am and make a dash for it to Frankston, burn up Olivers Hill, turn around and head back to Phamish for a big hearty breakfast together. Of course the option is there to wait for at the BP if you don’t want to take Oliver H on.
But wait! There’s More. It’s a pink ride raising funds/awareness for cancer so you will need a pink accessory!! Wig, wings, gloves, socks, tutu – the sky is the limit and there will be prizes for your creativity!!
Cost is $30 to join, this covers your breakfast and a donation to the cancer kitty. Book your spot without delay as places are limited!!!
To Book: click here.
When: 6th July 2014
Start: 7am at Luna Carpark
SKCC’S TOUR DE FRANCE NIGHT – 26 JULY 2014
Those who have attended before, know very well what a fun filled evening this is! There will be plenty of gags, some competitions and goodies to give out so don’t sit at home watching the Tour on your own like a crazed and obsessed cyclist… Come join the rest of us and let’s do it together!!!
Of course there will be LUCKY DOOR PRIZES, finger food and a drinks card. Dress to impress in Le Tour Fever YELLOW or wear as much SKCC kit as you can!! One lucky raffle ticket for each themed piece you wear, be it something yellow or something SKCC!!
Come on down! Bring your friends!! Book your tickets ASAP and don’t miss out!!
To Book: click here
VELO VENDREDI RIDE REPORT by Tom Reynolds
It was a pretty good morning (ok it was a bit cold!) with a solid turn out for the winter SKCC Velo Vendredi. In attendance from the CharterMason Giant Racing squad was SKCC member Morgan Smith along with his NRS team mates Nick Katsonis and Sam Crome. Representing the masters squad were Danny Kah and Rohan Andrew while team DS Andrew Cooper and I were there to represent the management and less speedy side of the team. (“I punch a big hole in the wind and and even bigger hole in you if that is ever mentioned again”)
Punctuality is key on a day like this and so naturally we departed late at about 6:03. Our plan had been to keep the pace pretty easy so we could all take a turn and get chatting with the many SKCC members on the ride. A strong winter northerly drove us at around 30km/h towards Mordi safe in the knowledge that the NRS boys would have to go to the front to drive the bunch home.
And drive it they did. While Coops and I were initially happy to roll turns with the boys, it was pretty clear that only Danny Kah would be able to roll with them as the pace hit high 30s into a 40km/h headwind. We arrived at Black Rock and the sting went out of the ride utterly. Then up the outside came Annie Mollison and Amy Tan in an audacious attack near South Road.
This lead to some of the least organised but hilarious riding seen on Beach Road in a while. After missing the traffic lights, Morgan Smith (a top ten NRS TT rider) drove an ever-reducing group up over the Strava segment “Brighton Alps” at around 50 km/h and reeled in the cheeky break away. After this brief hellish pace, things came back to normal and we made our way to Sandbar for a coffee and breakfast.
During a lull I decided I best introduce the various CMGRT members and for many it was surprise to learn that Danny Kah is not only a three-time Olympian, but also has his own Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Kah
As we departed it came as a surprise to me to learn that no one in the CMGR team can adequately change a tube and we spent 10 minutes out the front of Sandbar trying to sort out my flat rear tyre. My job was to throw freshly destroyed tubes and empty CO2 bottles in the bin.
Thanks to all who came along- it was an absolute blast (metaphorical and literal) and hope to see you at another event /race/TdF get together soon!