Further to our announcement earlier today regarding the suspension of Saturday graded racing at Muzz, Balmoral is suspending ALL club activities, including our Tuesday morning club ride, Tuesday morning junior training, Thursday night track training and Saturday morning Junior Development. This difficult decision has been made after consideration of the positions taken by Cycling Australia and Cycling Queensland, recent and emerging evidence from public health authorities, and a desire to be proactive in helping the broader community minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank our members and the broader cycling community for their understanding and support, and look forward to engaging with you all in novel ways over the coming months. ... See more
Notice re Racing at Muzz & COVID-19. Weekly racing at Murarrie is now suspended. In light of the advice from Cycling Queensland, Balmoral CC will cancel our racing and Saturday junior development program until further notice. We applaud and support CQ's consultative approach in coming to this decision and acknowledge the very difficult decision our friends at Logan CC have made with respect to their flagship SSS event. We will continue to monitor advice from Qld Health and will review our other club activities in due course. http://ow.ly/oJ4d50yNsbR ... See more
Reminder: AGM tonight 7pm. All Balmoral CC members are encouraged to attend our Annual General Meeting in the clubhouse tonight (Wed Mar 4) at 7pm. #BalmoralCC #QldCluboftheYear🥇 #💕Muzz
Our regular Tuesday morning junior training session will not be conducted at Murarrie tomorrow morning due to issues with the circuit. Please check our Balmoral Juniors FB group for details of the alternative arrangements.
Today we were forced to cancel racing due to issues with our criterium circuit. Apologies to everyone that made the trip to Muzz on a nice sunny day to find us not racing. 😢 We had three main issues today: - flowing water has led to dangerous edges. - large amounts of mud have been deposited on the track. (The track was still slippery after it was removed. ) - Standing water was 10-15cm deep in places. Even with a team of helpful junior parents this wasn't able to be adequately cleared. The pictures below were taken after a significant effort to clear the debris was abandoned. We will endeavour to get these issues fixed with the BCC as soon as possible as they effect recreational usage of the circuit as well as racing. Thanks for your understanding. ... See more
Racing notice: Racing cancelled today Feb 15 We have a lot of mud and water on the track that can't be cleared before racing starts. Apologies for the late notice.
At this stage we intend to run our Senior racing today as per the normal schedule.
URGENT Notice: All racing at #Muzz today cancelled due to heavy rain: - No Junior Development - No meeting for Life Membership See you all next Saturday.
Muzz is back again each Saturday from this week Jan 18 2020 including Junior Development. Same old times. http://balmoralcyclingclub.com.au/racing-at-muzza/ Make sure you have renewed your 2020 CA racing licence! Turn up early for rego, have your 2020 membership licence or email, the right cash and be patient as we get the new year started. A couple of other reminders: - Waiver forms need to be completed by a parent or guardian for all riders under 18 yrs of age. Complete them before you try to register to race: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B23loSpixKSUMEtDUjduZFpXVUU/view?fbclid=IwAR2Y_lt8An-tM5mDxePzQT7Bw-UdbZyE_jN2NVsnynjDXDKPfEhcSiA9mqA [Needed each year] https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B23loSpixKSUWUI1YzZsME5oZ0E/view?fbclid=IwAR1gt4ZPEv4-YLRO0IN0cUl7bzxyqaX0scLU7Q0x5QyklfCZTvSANn3Wx0g [Needed if not previously completed] - If you are a member or parent, it's again time to sign up for volunteering. The club needs and expects all members to volunteer a couple of times during the year. The link to corner marshalling sign up is here: http://balmoralcyclingclub.com.au/roster/ - Riders are expected to always comply with the relevant technical regulations including gearing and equipment restrictions for all juniors. - Balmoral Club Members are reminded that we have a club Special General Meeting to vote on the life membership nomination for Jenine Gale at 8:30am. Financial members please meet near the commissaire's gazebo. It'll be quick but we need enough members for a quorum. ... See more
Congratulations to Balmoral Cycling Club member Jaime Gunning on winning the u23 Women’s road race at the 2020 Cycling Australia #RoadNats ! Jaime was 8th overall in the combined u23-Elite race and also took out the u23 silver medal in the time trial on Wednesday (10th in combined u23-Elite). Well done Jaime, from everyone at Balmoral! 🇦🇺 🥇 🥈 👏 ... See more
Happy New Year to all our members and the cycling community. We wish you all a successful and safe year. After finishing 2019 with a star studded boxing day crit , seeing Jay McCarthy out-sprint fellow racers Ryan Thomas Jordan Kerby and Michael Hepburn, we are looking forward to an exciting 2020. The year will start off with 18 club members competing at Nationals and then our famous crits will begin again on Jan 18th. Good luck to U19 Liliana McLennan Matt Ashworth, Andrew Davies, Connor Erasmus, Xander Griffiths, Max Hobson,James, Pinazza, Tim Richards, Kurt Tozer, Conor Watson U23 and Elite Jess Pratt, Jamie Gunning Mat Bichel, James Moriarty, Rhys Robotham, Liam Walsh, Calan White, Cam Wright ... See more
Merry Christmas from Balmoral Cycling Club. We're racing on Boxing Day and we also have the Special General Meeting! Racing --------- Our regular race and JD start times. http://balmoralcyclingclub.com.au/racing-at-muzza/ B grade (only) will have a Tempo race : ▪️ 40min + 2laps (approx 10min neutral @ start). ▪️ Prizes for 1-4/5 based on no of competitors. ▪️ Riders who have not ridden or seen a tempo race on the velodrome, can read this : https://bit.ly/2B0t8QZ ▪️ Do not be late for your race briefing. Meeting ------------ Balmoral Club Members are reminded that we have a club Special General Meeting to vote on the life membership nomination for Kevin White at 8:30am. Financial members please meet near the commissaire's gazebo. It'll be quick but we need enough members for a quorum. ... See more
A reminder that we have NO RACING or JD this Saturday. Our next racing day will be Boxing Day.
Here are the dates we're racing at Muzz in December & January:
Don't forget it's Muzz champion of champions' this Saturday. All grades.... please refer to previous post for race details and start times. Junior development skills will start at 8:40 and racing as soon as c/d grade have finished.
Saturday Dec 14 #Muzz Champion of Champions 2019 It's an opportunity that only comes around once a year. A legend will be made! It may be you! $ for primes, $$ for the win, and a lifetime of Glory! Not just that, but winning C of C sets you up for a World Title or two, riding Grand tours, or winning big Asian races.** Last year Mal rolled Jay in the sprint. This year we hope Mitchelton-SCOTT's Kaden Groves will be there to try to add his name to the honour role. If you aren't riding still get along to #Muzz early to watch the big race. Visitors for the Brisbane Track World Cup round welcome. We guarantee it'll be HOT! Now we just need to arrange the #muzz wind 🌬. Program ------------------------------------------- >> Champion of Champions: ▪️ 6:45am 60 mins +2 (3 primes) followed by presentations. ▪️ All riders with an existing Muzz A grade can race the Champion of Champions. ▪️ Entry for C of C: $20. Entry money goes directly into the super-prize pot. Supporting races: >> B grade : ▪️ 7:50am 2 separate short criterium races. ▪️ Prizes for podium on both races. Riders to leave track immediately after first race and marshal for a second start. >> Masters : ▪️ 7:51am Tempo Race 40min + 2laps (approx 10min neutral @ start). ▪️ Prizes for 1-4/5 based on points and no of competitors. ▪️ Do not be late for your race briefing ▪️ Riders who have not ridden or seen a tempo race on the velodrome, can read this : https://bit.ly/2B0t8QZ >> C Grade: ▪️ 8:40 2 separate short criterium races. ▪️ Prizes for podium on both races. Riders to leave track immediately after first race and marshal for a second start. >> D Grade: ▪️ 8:41am our Regular 35min + 3 laps criterium race. JD skills and simulated racing schedule to be updated. Registration will open 30 minutes before race. 📷: Bear | Veloshotz Past Muzz Champion of Champions winners: ▪️ 2018: Mal Rudolph ▪️ 2017: Nick Schultz ▪️ 2016: Jay McCarthy ▪️ 2015: Jordan Kerby ▪️ 2014: Sam Volkers ▪️ 2013: Josh Prete ▪️ 2012: Jay McCarthy #muzzmatters #aussiecycling #thisisbrisbane #thisisqueensland #briscycling #mybrisbane ** Past Performance Is No Guarantee of Future Results. ... See more
#Muzz Racing Tomorrow : Juniors: - due to the weather forecast we are running early - JD rego and warm-up from 5.45am - Simulated racing from 6am - normal skills session to follow racing & a short break Senior A-grade, please be alert to juniors being on the track under simulated racing conditions and give priority to the juniors. Regular adult program from 6:45am with A grade. Reminder : Next week Dec 14 is our annual Champion of Champions. We'll publish a varied program of graded racing after tomorrow. Each grades start times will be similar to normal. ... See more
Here are the dates we're racing at Muzz in December & January:
It's always rewarding when the club gets to work in some of our core business. Thanks to a Queensland Sport and Recreation "Get Clubs Going" grant, we're able to provide loan equipment for riders to get into track cycling. We've two new small track bikes and a bunch of new spares to get our old bikes back in service. We're especially happy with the narrow bars for our smallest riders. Special thanks also to Hillbrick Bicycles, Kotavelo and Kirrawee Cycles for helping us out with discounts and shipping. Thanks to all the committed members who helped get the grant application together and who continue to volunteer to allow us to continue our unique track program. It's fantastic to be able to provide an entry to track cycling without the need to purchase a bike. Details of our track program are here: http://balmoralcyclingclub.com.au/track-training-racing/ ... See more
The Balmoral Cycling Club Management Committee has been following the AusCycling initiative over the last year and we've considered the proposal’s benefits and risks, along with engaging with many stakeholders across cycling. At our regular monthly meeting on Wednesday night (6 Nov), a vote was unanimously passed to support the initiative. Balmoral Cycling Club will vote to support AusCycling at the Cycling Queensland SGM on 16 Nov. The committee felt that the proposal would benefit both our club and cycling in general. The initiative is not without risk, and we won't expect immediate benefits, but we are convinced that this is the right path for Balmoral, and for all forms of cycling in Queensland and Australia. Balmoral looks forward to contributing to the success of AusCycling. ... See more
Balmoral has had a long term commitment to supporting junior development and the transition to Elite and team based racing. At an Elite level, our primary investment has been through the highly successful Balmoral Elite Team - our 2020 team was announced yesterday. An area where we’ve been keen to improve though, is that of Women’s racing. A highlight of the 2019 season has been the development & performance of both SCODY Racing pb Galibier Partners and The Women's Racing Project. Balmoral members Hayley Jones & Alex Quirk have played instrumental roles with these teams respectively, which has been fantastic to see. It’s therefore with great pleasure to announce that Balmoral will be supporting both teams in 2020 through the provision of start-up funding. Both teams will retain full autonomy in terms of rider selection and team management - we’re just pleased to help them on their way in 2020 and contribute to women’s cycling. On behalf of the Balmoral Cycling Club, congratulations, and we look forward to the 2020 season! Andy Moore, President ... See more