April 15th: CCC Track Championships Carnival & Presentation Evening

Track Championship Carnival

Pencil in next Sunday, 15th of April to give the track season its final send-off with the 2012 CCC Track Championships Carnival. Held at the Charles Street velodrome, and running from 1pm until 4pm, it will be a family and social day, with barbecue, snacks, competitions for the kids, and plenty of opportunity for your family and friends to have a ride, get involved and help out on the day.

Weather Warning

The much-loved velodrome does have one minor draw-back; being outdoors makes this day weather dependant. Leading up to the day, we will keep a close eye on the weather, and should the weather look bad, will make a call by 11am on the day. Twitter and facebook will be the best ways to get confirmation, but let us know if you do not have access to social media and we will arrange alternate communication means for you.

Order of Events

For those competing for the title of Club Champion, the events will run as follows:

- Flying 200m

- Scratch race 30 laps

- Points race 25 laps (sprints every 5)

- 1000m time trial

- 3000m pursuit

An omnium-style points system will determine the over-all champion, with separate events, and titles, for men & women. A Recreational (Silver) Licence is sufficient to race on the day, and road bikes will be allowed for timed events only (200, 1000 and 3000 m’s), so we encourage even those new to track riding to come and take part.  Club track bikes are available for free use on the day on a first-in basis, so please contact me as soon as you can to assure the right sized bike is reserved for you.

Presentation Evening

Following the Track Championships (from 4 pm), the Club will hold a presentation evening, and we have quite a few presentations;

1)      To inspire us all for the road season ahead will be the presentation of the 2011 Club Road Championship medals.

2)      To round off an intense criterium season, the Crit Champion medal will be presented.

3)      The winners of the Club IRTT Championship, as well as the overall winners of each category in the Evolution Cycles IRTT Series will be presented their medals or prize money in celebration of a very successful TT series, and finally,

4)      The newly won Track Champions will receive their medals, and a good feed for their efforts.


Soft drink, snacks and barbecue will be provided on the day, and plenty of members will be around to help those who would like to try the track, or simply go for a ride. The price for the day is $5.00 for each adult, with children free. Please note that designated volunteers will not be charged, nor those racing in the track championship events. To help keep the cost of the day down, we ask that where possible members ‘bring a plate’. In my experience, baked goods are especially well-received, but anything from fairy bread to potato salad will be very welcome. Please note that meat and vegetarian BBQ options will be provided.

Call for Volunteers

There have already been people offering their support for the day, but an event like this needs the support and participation of many people to run successfully. Because of this, we are calling for volunteers, with roles from master of BBQ, to timing, to photographers, to holding riders and everything in-between. Your family and friends are perfect for this, and any designated volunteer goes free-of-charge. So if you have particular skills you would like to use, or a particular role you would like to do on the day, please contact the Club on 0431 973 283 (Abby G), or coburg@coburgcycling.com.au.

I hope you all can stop by the track at some point during the day, it’s going to be a wonderful event.

Do not hesitate to contact me, and I will see you soon,

Abby G

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