Dear Coburg Members,
As the road season draws to a close it is time to announce the details of the 2012 Road Championship. And, as it is the final Club Championship to be held for the year, it is a fitting time to hold both our presentation day to celebrate the year gone, and our AGM to plan for a great year ahead. The 20th of October is the big day – read on for more details and as always, do not hesitate contact us with any queries.
We are pleased to announce that this years’ Coburg CC Road Race Championship will determine the Elite, Junior and Masters Club Road Champions, for both men and women.
The race will start at 9.00am in Whittlesea at the Whittlesea Showgrounds. This year we are re-visiting the challenging course of 2010 where from the Showgrounds, members will ride under control to the top of the Humevale Road climb, to the race proper start line. The race follows an out-and-back course along Whittlesea-Yea Rd, and all races will finish back at the top of the Humevale climb for a flat finish.
The turn-around point for the Men’s race will be on the out-skirts of the Yea township. This means the Men’s race will take in three major climbs: 2 x Break O’Day and Flowerdale-Kinglake West. The race will be around 90km in length. The turn-around point for the Women’s race will be near Break O’Day – creating a shorter, but still challenging, course for the Women’s race. Juniors turn-around point will be just shy of Hazeldene.
Please help us in running the day as efficiently as possible by preregistering via this link:
Volunteers are essential to the running of this race, if you can help out, please contact the Club.
Annual General Meeting
The 2012 AGM will both reflect on the year gone, and prepare for the year ahead. It will be held at the Charles Street Clubroom from 2-3pm on Saturday the 20thOctober.
An important aspect of any AGM is to appoint the Club Officers for the coming year. As always, the Club is accepting nominations for the executive committee:
This year there is also an emphasis on growing the sub-committee, with aim to involve more people in the running of the Club, and increasing the skill sets available. This means we are looking for people who would like to take on positions in:
- Women’s Development– can you rally the troops?
- Juniors Development– do you want to support the next generation of cyclists?
- Social Media Officer – do you have a knack for Twitter and Facebook?
- Race Committee – can you help us design the years’ race calendar?
- Northern Combine Rep – have you got ideas on how to make next season bigger and better?
We know that these roles are all on volunteer time, and we encourage you to be involved in the Club as much or as little as you comfortably can. So if you have these skills or others, and enthusiasm that can contribute to the future of the Club, please get in touch with the Club via email or feel free to call and discuss your thoughts.
The Club has had another successful year, and there is no better way to celebrate than enyoying a meal and presenting our Champions and best Club men with their hard-earned awards. The presentations will take in the road, track, time trial and crit Champions, as well as award the Club Rider of the year, as determined by the members, and the Club Member of the year, as determined by the committee. To nominate your preferred member for Rider of the Year, please use this link:
The presentations will be held at the Charles Street Clubroom from 3pm directly after the AGM, and we would love to see every ones families and friends to share in the celebrations. To assist with catering, please RSVP by October 18th: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/