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Manning Valley Cycle Club
We’re located in Taree on the mid north coast of NSW and cover a wide area including Forster and Tuncurry. The club works with the Forster Triathlon Club & Manning-Great Lakes Tip Riders MTB Club. With the formation of AusCycling as the peak body for all cycling disciplines, members are now able to compete in any of the sections with one licence.
The winter race program generally commences in April and concludes in October and is held on Saturday afternoons. There are currently 7 police & MidCoast Council approved road courses to conduct events. These courses provide members & licensed visitors with a variety of terrain from challenging hills to a flat time trial course. The program also includes Club events as well as Inter-club challenges with the Port Macquarie Cycle Club.
The summer criterium program is held during the daylight savings months on Wednesday evenings between November and March utilising 2 circuits,
The Club has a 1.2km criterium circuit at the Taree Recreational Ground, Bligh St Taree. The Club also utilises the Kolodong Industrial Estate off the Wingham Road as a criterium circuit. This circuit has police approval.
The Club is affiliated with AusCycling and racing, recreational and non-riding official’s licences are available with the Club providing insurance cover. For further details see AusCycling at www.auscycling.org.au
Bunch and Training Rides
All welcome, including new members and riders considering joining the Club. Rides generally cater for differing levels of fitness and riding capability. Click the link below to view the locations and dates of rides.
IMPORTANT: These bunch rides are not organised by the MVCC. Both club members and non-club members ride in these bunch rides and the Club has no influence over, or responsibility for the conduct of riders. Consequently the MVCC takes no responsibility for any mishaps, changes of schedule, route, distance, average speed etc. for these rides. Please be aware that anyone joining these rides does so at their own risk.
Club History and General Info
Manning Valley Cycle Club (MVCC) officially commenced in April 1963, prior to this, cycling races in the area were conducted under the banner of Taree Cycle Club, dating back to the early 1900’s.
Major events held over the years included, Port Macquarie to Taree, Kew to Taree and Gloucester to Wingham. These events have attracted the Commonwealth games team in 1982, State, Country Championships as well as State 2 day tours for both senior and junior riders. The Club had a Velodrome constructed a number of years ago at the Wingham Sporting Complex. The surface deteriorated over the years and is now not used.
The Club has a Criterium circuit at Taree Recreational Ground 1.2km in distance. It has a “hot mix’ surface with a width approximately equal to a standard single lane road. It is used for the majority of the Summer Criterium race program and during summer offers a safe race environment for juniors. On an all year round basis it is utilised for training and junior development programs. Local schools can also utilise the facility for cycling programs for children during school hours. The Criterium track has full lighting for night riding.
The Club has constructed a clubhouse in conjunction with the Manning Valley Hockey Association. This facility provides a meeting room, roller training room, storage and light refreshment facilities.
1.1 Tom Page (Dec)
1.2 Rene Page (Dec)
1.3 Dick Budden (Dec)
2.1 Bill Clinch OAM
2.2 Christine Newell (Clinch)
3.1 Rex Clinch (Dec)
4.1 Len Page
4.2 Ian Budden
5.1 Eric Selfe (Dec)
5.2 Bill Biddle (Dec)
6.1 Don Jeffery (Dec).
7.1 Lloyd Ninham
8.1 Edward (Ted) Wheeler 2020
8.2 Gary Gates 2020
8.3 Darren Harvey 2020
9.1 Belinda Crossingham 2021
9.2 Michael Cross 2021
To provide strategic direction to the Club, ensuring the best interest of the Club and its membership are met, taking into account other key stakeholders interests such as the community, the Cycling Federation etc. While the Club Committee is collectively responsible for activities and decisions pertaining to the running of the Club, the President acts as the spokesperson for the decisions taken by the Club Committee.
- Chair Club Committee meetings and assist the Club Secretary set the agenda for each meeting.
- Preparation & circulation of a monthly report for Club Committee meetings.
- Preparation & circulation of Annual Report for AGM
- An ex-officio member of all sub-committees appointed by the Club Committee.
- Act as a sounding board and provide counsel for Club Committee members and Club members alike.
- Inform him/herself of key issues and keep up to date with developing trends in cycling which may have application to the Club
- Act within the applicable rules such as, the Club charter, Cycling NSW, Cycling Australia ensuring the Club Committee and members act accordingly.
- Member of Club Committee.
The Vice President’s role is to assist and support the President undertake his/her duties.
- Assist the President where required
- Preside over meetings when the President is absent
- Carry out other duties as requested
- Act on other sub committees as required
- Act as Bank Account co-Signatory where so delegated
In carrying out the assigned responsibilities, the Secretary should apply the relevant rules and regulations of Club, Cycling NSW, Cycling Australia and the RMS.
- Preparation and circulation of agendas for monthly Club Committee meetings.
- Preparation & circulation of minutes of monthly meetings in a timely manner
- Preparation of a report for the Club Committee meeting where necessary.
- Preparation & circulation of Notice of Annual General Meeting in accordance wit the
- Act and the Club Constitution.
- Interaction with the Club Members via Email and on the Club Website using: The
- MVCC Facebook Forum and other social media, Online news, Ride Reports.
- Managing the Club’s membership register.
- Member of Club Committee
- Preparation and Circulation of seasonal race programs.
- Maintain a team of qualified Traffic Controllers and prepare a roster for the Traffic
- Control Duties during the road racing season.
- Ensure approvals and sanctions have been Obtained to race from NSW Police, Midcoast Council, Cycling NSW and other relevant authorities
Responsible for maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of the Clubs books, being able and available to explain these financial records if required and sending details of the financial records to any relevant reporting bodies as required.
- Overseeing proper Internal Control procedures
- Management of Club Bank Accounts
- Overseeing and maintenance of General Ledger and Chart of Accounts
- Preparation & circulation of Monthly Treasurer’s Report to the Club Committee.
- Preparation of quarterly BAS (if applicable)
- Preparation of annual Financial Statements
- Coordination of annual Audit (if applicable)
- Member of Club Committee
- Overall responsibility for riders handicaps and updating to state handicapper
- Support the assistant handicapper to improve his/her skills to be able to take over from Handicapper when required.
- Member of the Club Committee.
The Public Officer is appointed by the Club Committee in accordance with the Incorporated Associations Act.
- Operate in accordance with the Act.
- Prepare & lodge the Annual Return with the Department of Fair Trading
- Member of the Club Committee.
- Responsible for introducing new members to other Club members, activities and Club website.
- Responsible for Club Captain’s report, due for each Committee meeting (if necessary)
- Responsible for, selecting and training ride captains
- Be actively attending Club rides & races & key events
- Provide a point of contact for members and prospective members
- Source of information for novice riders
- Be in touch with the Club members via social media, active participation on the forum & Reading Online News, Ride Reports & Up-Coming Events.
To create, promote and execute a race calendar and a Club racing program, both crit & road.. Be the working force of the Club’s racing programme.
Road racing has been an area that has not had the full support of Members so the Race Committee is charged with encouraging members to ensure greater participation.
- Organise, promote, execute and continue to make refinements to Club “Regular and Sunday” social and training rides, guided by Club constitution, rules, regulations, Group Riding Etiquette & Bunch Riding (both available on the Club Website)
- Create, promote and execute Club racing
- Report on open and Club racing by social media and ride and race reports
- Create race report rosters for Club supported and non-supported races
- Create Ride Captain rosters for Club social and training rides
- Be in touch with the Club members via social media, active participation on the forum & Reading Online News, R ide Reports & Up and Coming Events.
- Report on social and training rides via online news and ride and race reports.
- Preparation & circulation to members of Race Reports including results.
- Assist the Handicapper
- Improve handicapping skills to be able to take over from Handicapper when required.
Sign on closes 15min before race start time for each grade, Riders must attend race briefing before the start of their respective grades. A & B grades race for 30mins + 2 laps. C & D grades race for 25 mins + 2 laps. This can vary.
Kolodong races sign on by 7.40am for 8am start – Juniors will run if numbers permit.