Thursday, March 25, 2010

Women's Track Training Nights

To all of you aspiring Track riders, but have never been game enough to try, come along to some of the Women only nights over the coming months. The first one is this coming Friday - 26th March from 6-8:30pm. The evenings are run by Bob Barnes and myself. If you have clipless pedals, bring pedals, shoes and helmet, otherwise just bring shoes that you can ride in with toe clips(runners are not the best) and your helmet.

As well as simply getting you onto the Track, over the coming sessions we explain the various races and you get a chance to race modified versions of them amongst the group.

The current dates are on the Track Cycling web page, so rather than publish them here, in case they change, follow the link to check the dates:Track Cycling

If you have any queries you may contact Bob on

I know the Blog has been pretty dormant the past few months, but if you have anything you would like discussed or commented on, feel free to drop a line. There are numerous avenues these days where information may be found, so we may ultimately drop this if no interest.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Women Masters Track races each Friday night of track season.

Hello women Masters Track enthusiasts,

I am canvassing interest in running some Women's only track races during the track season this year.

I would envisage starting off with one race perhaps on Friday the 4th of December. You could then join in the other grade races if you wish. If we can get 8 plus riders each week we will ask for more than one race.

The idea is that we have fun "Safe" races, while being non intimidating for all. It would be a diverse age range and abilities, starting with straight scratch races or even a motorpace (where all riders should be able to stay in the race till the motorbike pulls off)

You would need to be a member of the Australian Cycling Federation( WACF club affiliated) for 2009 with a renewed licence by the 1st January for 2110.

The Track Cycling Committee are happy to accommodate us as long as we can commit to 8 starters for each race. What I need is for you to tell me the exact dates that you can ride. The commitment to dates is essential if this is going to be a success. It may also help us run State Track titles for women masters in the new year.

Please go into the WACF website and look up the Track calendar race nights(which are usually Fri) and email me dates that you can commit too.

This is a big step for us so I hope you will consider helping us to make a success of this.

My phone number is 93641021. Or you can talk to people like Bob Barnes, Amanda Oconnor, Lorraine, Sherie Bonasera, Murray Hall, or Brian Taylor for advise about racing.

Go on give it a try. There will be three of us who are 60plus and we are still racing, so you can certainly do it.

Hope to get your emails or phone calls

Fran Watson

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Women's Track nights

I'm afraid things have been a bit quiet here the past few months, mainly as I have had more than enough to do with the TT season and Track.

For those interested, Bob will be running some more Women's only Track nights, so if you have ever thought you would like to try Track riding, come along and join in.Track riding also improves your bike handling skills, and what you learn on the Track will help you, when riding in a group.

The Women's only Track nights are as follows:
April 3rd, and 24th
May 1st, 15th and 29th
June 19th and 26th
July 17th and 24th
August 14th and 28th
September 11th and 25th

If the dates change please keep an eye on the web site or contact Bob and go onto his email list.

Due to Winter racing and other events these are the only available evenings at this time. The sessions will be from 6pm - 8pm, please bring your own helmet, shoes and pedals if you use clipless.

Please contact Bob if you wish to attend: mobile 0419901066

I will be there some evenings, but miss the first one as I will be at the Masters Track championships in Launceston.

From these sessions we have seen women go on to race and join in other nights of the week, so come along and have a go! You don't need a licence for these evenings, but we encourage you to take out one if continue to come to Track nights and you must have one if you wish to race.