There were 85 triathletes in near perfect conditions with North-west winds for our Saturday event. Again congrats to the members with working front & back rear lights. Any person with a bike without a front or rear or both non working light will have a 2 week suspension. This is part of our traffic management plan with the NSW Police and Tweed Shire Council for our event to continue. There is a dedicated and hard working committee to ensure there is a club for all.
A special treat for all participants was the photo opportunities with Peter Nelson and the use of a drone across Banora Pool! Stu Crawford was also able to take some stills. Thanks boys for your time and effort!
Jo Ward updated Tri Australia will have drafting in sprint races & no tri or flat bars allowed.
Dr Bike Paul highlighted tips for ‘a spit of rain’ for all:
*Roads after being dry wash oil onto road surface
*Brake before cornering
*Remember at all times…. What do I need to do? STAY SAFE!
*Bike componentry – front brake
*When brake pads wear lines disappear change ASAP
*Offset flat tyre put brake on to centre
*Bolt can become loose so check regularly
Updated NSW road rules for cars
1m distance at 60km/hour
1.5m over 60km for cyclists
All bikes should have a bell
Photo ID required – photocopy suitable
Point Score Top 10 as of Saturday 23rd January 2016
1 Will Styman 353
2 Danny Khazen 352
3 Trevor Lawes 348
4 Gerard Robards 344
5 Scott Styman 337
6 Glenn Lance 327
7 Craig Broadhurst 324
8 Joe Molica 322
9 Vaughan Skelly 316
10 Jim Collins 311
The random draw winners are Liz Wall, Zoe Taylor-West, Talyn Hall, Jordan Birtwhistle, Vaughan Skelly, Roger Campbell, Deb Anderson, Lisa Moore & Niv Bergman
Extra special thanks to Mr Supercycle Roger for the water bottles donated to the intermediate triathletes!
Thank you to our Sponsors
Coast Cyclery, South Tweed Supercycles, Cannibal Clothing, Kingscliff Cycles, Palm Beach Supercycles, Storm Cycles & Felt water bottle
There are still uniforms for sale including:
Female – Crop top medium, race back long leg Tri suit
Male Tri suits – medium & large.
Tri suits are subsidised for members & are reduced from $160 to $100. Also there is 1 cap & visors for sale @ $15.
Reminder to all
* Working lights front and back – Lights are compulsory and you will get a 2 week suspension if you do not have both front and back lights working when you are racing
* UNIFROMS MUST BE PAID FOR THIS WEEK!!!
* Members wishing to participate in Club Champs on the 19th March complete one marshalling duty prior to the Championships
* Breakfast will be on this Saturday after Tri…. Yummy
* Thank you to this week’s Marshals – Marcel Van Kampen & Andrew Castello
Marshals for next week 30th January 2016 are
- Woodland Round About – Guy Davoren
- Amaroo/Fraser Intersection – Brad Alton
- Pink Crossed – NA
Thanks everyone and don’t forget to have FUN!
This race report was written by our beautiful president Wendy.