We will be having a short break in training at Hanson Reserve Velodrome over the Christmas / New Year period.
We marked the first day of summer and our first time trial of the series with unseasonably cold, windy and drizzly weather. Despite the BOM showing expected winds of 39 - 44 km/h and rain of 3mm during the event, it was quite mild and reasonably dry from start to finish. A number of those who had entered chose to stay in bed, but some riders who toughed it out were rewarded with PBs.
At the recent Cycling SA Special General Meeting on 13 November 2019, Port Adelaide CC was one of the many South Aussie clubs that voted "yes" to the AusCycling Proposal under Cycling SA. The vote was 11-1 in favour, each club present held one vote. We were one of the first clubs (if not the first) to declare our support for AusCycling two months earlier - read our club position here - so we're thrilled with this outcome. BMXSA's clubs also voted yes on 9th November.
Port Adelaide CC is excited to be teaming up with Kilkenny Cycling Club and Cycling SA to present the Return to Hanson Reserve track and cyclo-cross event, incorporating the official (re)opening of the Velodrome with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.
Update 6:30pm 30/10/19: All gone! Congratulations and enjoy the ride Mat Franks, Thomas Doerfer, Andrew Hawkes, Tim Klein, Mark Kwiatkowski, Ken Williams and Amanda Taylor! Thanks to Pirate Life Brewing for offering these to the club.
Port Adelaide Cycling Club held a Strategic Planning Day twelve months ago at our new club home at Hanson Reserve. The Club's Committee has since released the Strategic Plan and from that session it was identified a need for three sub committees in order to better execute the goals of the Club established from this day and improve our offering to our members.
Juniors! Are you aged 13 - 17 and want to get an up close experience at the Tour Down Under? Well, we have been approached by organisers for our junior members to volunteer as Stage Assistants or Sign On Assistants again in 2020.
Port Adelaide CC's Maeve Plouffe (Australia - Elite), Holly Takos (Australia - Elite), Lara Tucker (South Australian Sports Institute - Elite), and Kat Chung-Orr (South Australian Sports Institute -J19) represented Australia at the recent Oceania Cycling Confederation Track Championships in Invercargill, New Zealand.
The UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships kicked off overnight in Emmen, the Netherlands with Port Adelaide CC's Paige Greco (C3) and Meg Lemon (C4) racing the Time Trial for Team Australia. Massive congratulations to (now 3x) World Champion Paige and Bronze Medallist Meg!