The 2018-2019 Club Track Calendar was announced during September, racing begins on Saturday October 20th. See the link for further information. As a result of great sponsorship coordinated by Co-Vice President Barry Woods, on top of the great weekly prize money, an extra $4000.00 worth of prizemoney and prizes will be available to be won throughout the season, for all grades. We look forward to seeing you all on race day, 20th October, for the BIG season opener!!

September 21 – 23 saw Sophie Marr JW15 and Tarun Cook JM15 head over to Bunbury, West Australia to represent Victoria in the Australian Junior Road Race Championships. Also selected as a State Coach was our own Emerson Harwood. Both riders excelled individually and as part of a team. Sophie came home with a Silver medal (2nd) in the ITT, 9th in the Road Race and 6th in the Criterium. Tarun won a Silver medal (2nd) in the ITT, 6th in the Road Race and a Silver medal (2nd) in the Criterium. In addition, Tarun also won the National Junior Road Series, an excellent result overall, congratulations to both Tarun and Sophie.

On September 27, Cycling Australia announced the Australian Cycling Team Podium Potential Academy and Blackburn’s Caitlin Ward (Elite Sprint) and former club member Godfrey Slattery (Elite Endurance) were named in the academy squad. The academy’s focus will be on developing athletes to target success at the 2024 Olympic Games and beyond in both sprint and endurance disciplines. See the link for further

On September 30 (Sunday after Grand Final Day) the club held the 1 in 20 Hillclimb ITT Classic starting from The Basin racing against the clock up hill at an average of 4% over approximately 6.8km’s, finishing at Sassafras. Again Brian Harwood (Racing Chairperson) put together a great team of volunteers and officials, which saw this year’s event held in near perfect conditions. The fastest time of the day went to Raphael Freienstein (St.Kilda CC) in 13:13.28. All results can be found at A name to watch for the future is young u13 Max Goold (Carnegie Caulfield CC) who recorded a time of 17:59.75, which most elite riders would be proud of. Thank you to all riders who competed and supported the event.

What’s to Come in October:
1st Term Fees became available to purchase for Monday Night DISC sessions 6pm – 10pm
4th Every Thursday morning, social ride from Blackburn via Warrandyte loop and return 6am – 8am
5th Every Friday evening, social ride at the club velodrome 5pm – 7pm
6th-7th National Junior Track Series at DISC
9th General Club Meeting at the clubrooms 7pm – 9pm
12th Beyond Blue Come for a Ride Mental Health & Well Being Round of Cycling, Friday social evening ride 5pm – 7pm
13th Come & Try Track Program on Saturday morning 10.30am – 12pm
13th Working Bee at the club velodrome/clubrooms on Saturday at 12pm – 2pm
17th Every Wednesday evening club track training will be held 6pm – 8pm
18th Every Thursday evening, the Let’s Race – a CA/CV program for new riders interested in racing track or road cycling
20th Every Saturday, summer track racing each afternoon at the East Burwood velodrome 12.30pm – 3.30pm. Incorporated into the 20th be the presentation of Club Road Championship Trophies
28th Victorian Junior and Senior Omnium Championships at DISC 12.30pm – 5pm.


Enjoy & Safe Cycling,

Andrew Fitzgerald


Blackburn velodrome, 298 Burwood Hwy, East Burwood, Victoria.

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