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Who we are

We’re located in Taree on the mid north coast of NSW and cover a wide area including Forster and Tuncurry. The club works closely with the Forster Triathlon Club with many members also members of the Forster Club.

Manning Valley Cycle Club caters for cyclists of all ages and abilities and welcomes new members. Please contact the Club at mvcc.clubsec@hotmail.com for membership information.

The winter race program generally commences in April and concludes in October and is held on Saturday afternoons. There are currently 7 approved road courses to conduct events. These courses provide members & licenced visitors with a variety of terrain from challenging hills to a flat time trial course. The program also includes Central Division events as well as Interclub 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 Cycling NSW and Cycling Australia and racing, recreational and non-riding officials licences are available with the Club providing insurance cover. For further details see Cycling Australia at http://membership.cycling.org.au/InsuranceBenefits

All welcome, including new members and riders considering joining the Club. Rides generally cater for differing levels of fitness and riding capability.

I M P O R T A N T: 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.

Bunch rides as follows:

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7 am Sunday (all year round) Opposite the War Memorial Clock Tower in Victoria Street near Martin Bridge Taree to Johns River and return over Martin Bridge – 75kms.  Coffee afterwards at “Raw Sugar”.

6 pm Monday & 6 pm Thursday – Aquatic Centre Taree (During the daylight saving months) north to Jericho Road & return fast, regrouping at Mungo (Coopernook) & at the highway exit before returning to the Aquatic Centre – 40kms in total

8 am Wednesday (all year round) from the Aquatic Centre Taree  This ride is at a steady pace and heads north.  The turnaround varies but includes Johns River (63kms), Kew (92kms) or Bago Rd (108kms)  Coffee on the way at Kew, Johns River or Moorland

6:30 am Saturday There is often a fast/hard ride starting at Martin Bridge Taree (Solomon’s Fruit Market)

7 am Saturday (all year round) Opposite the War Memorial Clock Tower in Victoria Street, Taree near Martin Bridge.  This ride is designed for beginners, riders who have resurrected a bike after some time away from cycling and members who are coming back from injury.   Bunch riding etiquette will be explained to beginners.  This ride is generally 55kms but for a beginner who wants a shorter less demanding ride, an experienced member will generally be available to assist and ride at the pace that the beginner is comfortable with and for an appropriate distance.  Contact Scott Crawford on 0418 226 988 for further information. Coffee afterwards at “Raw Sugar”.

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 Taree Hockey Association.  This facility provides a meeting room, roller training room, storage and light refreshment facilities.

The Club has 2 distinct racing seasons, summer and winter. In summer, Criterium races are conducted on Wednesday evenings either on the criterium circuit and at the approved circuits, at the Kolodong Industrial area. The Kolodong circuit of 1.3km is a public road. Criterium races are of a shorter duration, typically 30 – 40 minutes.

Winter events are held on most Saturday afternoons and are also held on roads still open to motorists but with police approval. These events are of a longer duration with each grade contesting events with distances of 30 to 60 km.

Manning Valley and Port Macquarie Cycle Clubs conduct regular joint races as part of the winter road programs.  See the current road program for details.

The Club has a riding membership of approximately 150 which includes approximately 25 juniors. Each consecutive year has seen an increasing trend in membership, for example there were 62 members in 2000. The Club has a membership coverage area of Taree, Wingham, Nabiac, Forster and Tuncurry.

The Club owns a number of beginners bicycles which are available to new members at a small fee (to cover maintenance and setup).  These bikes are in the main for juniors to assist with learning bike skills, safety and racing techniques under the guidance of experienced riders. Contact the Club on mvcc.clubsec@hotmail.com for further details.

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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.

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Samsung Newcastle Open Track Series Round 3

IMPORTANT UPDATES:

Round 3 kicks off this Friday night (21st February) from a later time of 7PM at Newcastle Velodrome! See below and images for Round 3 events and extra details regarding this round's racing!

Round 3's main event will be the INNOVATE SPORTS SPECIFIC CONDITIONING KEIRIN. We are lucky enough to have Anthony from Innovate donate the main prize to be won in the Keirin:

• Remedial massage assessment & treatment – 90 minutes

◦ Including:

• Functional assessment

• Orthopaedic assessment

• 60 minute massage treatment

• Remedial treatment report

Prize money to be won for minor placings!

DATE CHANGE FOR ROUND 4

Due to the clashing of the NJTS, Round 4 will now be held on the 6th March at 7PM! You now have an extra week to train and recover for the final round of the Samsung Newcastle Open Track Series!

Round 3 online entries available NOW till Thursday midnight:

www.buncheur.com/hunter-district-cc-samsung-newcastle-open-track-series-4-round-entry-1-1-1

Round 2 was a great success and we are hoping to see you all again this Friday!
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Samsung Newcastle Open Track Series Round 3

IMPORTANT UPDATES:

Round 3 kicks off this Friday night (21st February) from a later time of 7PM at Newcastle Velodrome! See below and images for Round 3 events and extra details regarding this rounds racing!

Round 3s main event will be the INNOVATE SPORTS SPECIFIC CONDITIONING KEIRIN. We are lucky enough to have Anthony from Innovate donate the main prize to be won in the Keirin:

• Remedial massage assessment & treatment – 90 minutes

◦ Including:

• Functional assessment

• Orthopaedic assessment

• 60 minute massage treatment

• Remedial treatment report

Prize money to be won for minor placings!

DATE CHANGE FOR ROUND 4

Due to the clashing of the NJTS, Round 4 will now be held on the 6th March at 7PM! You now have an extra week to train and recover for the final round of the Samsung Newcastle Open Track Series!

Round 3 online entries available NOW till Thursday midnight:

https://www.buncheur.com/hunter-district-cc-samsung-newcastle-open-track-series-4-round-entry-1-1-1

Round 2 was a great success and we are hoping to see you all again this Friday!

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Manning Valley Cycle Club

In A grade 5 riders raced over the 35 mins plus 2 laps. No-one was able to get away in such a small group but the pace was fast as usual. Dan C managed to get away on the sprint finish for an easy win with Beau Harper 2nd and Glenn M third. Glenn no doubt saving himself for the big Melbourne to Warrnambool race over 266km!

In C grade (30 mins and 2 laps) there were 9 riders comprising 5 juniors. Like they do each week the junior riders pushed hard in the front each doing a turn. Alani has been riding well for a number of weeks and this week she got over the line after taking the lead just at the start of the final lap. What a great effort to hold off the whole field who chased hard. Jacop was 2nd and Wade third.

In E grade (20 mins and 2 laps) there were 6 riders including season points leader Bill D. In an exciting sprint finish Philip T just snuck home for the win with Bill in second and Garry W in third.
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In A grade 5 riders raced over the 35 mins plus 2 laps. No-one was able to get away in such a small group but the pace was fast as usual. Dan C managed to get away on the sprint finish for an easy win with Beau Harper 2nd and Glenn M third. Glenn no doubt saving himself for the big Melbourne to Warrnambool race over 266km!

In C grade (30 mins and 2 laps) there were 9 riders comprising 5 juniors. Like they do each week the junior riders pushed hard in the front each doing a turn. Alani has been riding well for a number of weeks and this week she got over the line after taking the lead just at the start of the final lap. What a great effort to hold off the whole field who chased hard. Jacop was 2nd and Wade third.

In E grade (20 mins and 2 laps) there were 6 riders including season points leader Bill D. In an exciting sprint finish Philip T just snuck home for the win with Bill in second and Garry W in third.

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4 junior racers signed on with the prospect of rain keeping some away. Hayden rode like the wind to secure the win from Jazine followed closely by Cooper & Jayda. Lloyd & Glenn rode coaching all the while. ... See MoreSee Less

4 junior racers signed on with the prospect of rain keeping some away. Hayden rode like the wind to secure the win from Jazine followed closely by Cooper & Jayda.   Lloyd & Glenn rode coaching all the while.

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Manning Valley Cycle Club

In B grade (35 mins and 2 laps) there was a field of 10 riders including a visitor, Mark D, from afar who hoped to get a ride and this he did. Young Tommy W finally had his first go in this grade and he certainly stepped up. Ivor T pushed hard at times to drop a few but everyone hung on. Unfortunately the rain came late in the race and it was shortened but the final lap took it’s toll and Bruce S went down which led to an abandoned race. Fortunately no-one else came down and no bones broken.

In D grade there were just 6 riders racing over 25 mins plus 2 laps and they managed to dodge the rain and have a safe finish. The consistent Graeme McG had a great night and got a comfortable win over Erica T in 2nd and Shane B in 3rd.

In F grade there was just 1 rider racing for 20 mins and 2 laps. Young Amiah de W had to enjoy her own company and contemplate a return to E grade perhaps.
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In B grade (35 mins and 2 laps) there was a field of 10 riders including a visitor, Mark D, from afar who hoped to get a ride and this he did. Young Tommy W finally had his first go in this grade and he certainly stepped up. Ivor T pushed hard at times to drop a few but everyone hung on. Unfortunately the rain came late in the race and it was shortened but the final lap took it’s toll and Bruce S went down which led to an abandoned race. Fortunately no-one else came down and no bones broken.

In D grade there were just 6 riders racing over 25 mins plus 2 laps and they managed to dodge the rain and have a safe finish. The consistent Graeme McG had a great night and got a comfortable win over Erica T in 2nd and Shane B in 3rd.

In F grade there was just 1 rider racing for 20 mins and 2 laps. Young Amiah de W had to enjoy her own company and contemplate a return to E grade perhaps.
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A few visitors, a ring in on the Hockey pitch wearing a MVCC T-Shirt and a member on the rollers warming up.

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Manning Valley Cycle Club

A few visitors, a ring in on the Hockey pitch wearing a MVCC T-Shirt and a member on the rollers warming up. ... See MoreSee Less

A few visitors, a ring in on the Hockey pitch wearing a MVCC T-Shirt and a member on the rollers warming up.
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