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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:

TIME DAY LOCATION

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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Position Descriptions

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Operate in accordance with the Act.
  • Prepare & lodge the Annual Return with the Department of Fair Trading
  • Member of the Club Committee.

To act as a conduit between the Club’s riders and the Committee

Responsibilities:

  • 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​, R​ide 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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​.

Responsibilities

  • Report on social and training rides via ​online news​ and ​ride and race reports​.
  • Preparation & circulation to members of Race Reports including results.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Handicapper
  • Improve handicapping skills to be able to take over from Handicapper when required.
Upcoming Events

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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5 days ago

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A grade has been a strongly represented grade this season but numbers were down so the 4 protagonist conducted a race that was more like a team TT. Ivor managed to cross the line 1st after 30 mins + 3 laps over 25.6 kms at a 41.7km/hr average. The extra lap was given in the interests of safety by the Commissaire otherwise A & C would have finished close together. Next came Lloyd N followed by Juzzy W then Glenn M.

Officials - These essential contributors were:
Commissaires; Lloyd N & Ian B
Race Sec: Grumpy
First Aid: Ashana M
Photographer: Leo S
Sign-on Desk: Grumpy
Covid Marshall: Col B
Pack-up & down: Lloyd N, Phil M, Matt W, Nigel F, Scott S, Ian B, Micky D, Steve E & everyone else who helped.
Shotgun Rider: Glenn M (Chasing dogs, bouncing balls and wayward pedestrians)
Riders: 53
This edited comment was posted by a member and it reflects the feeling that pervades the Club: “such a good night of racing. Big thanks XXXXXX & XXXXX as well as everyone else. Has been some great racing this season! Love our club!!”
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A grade has been a strongly represented grade this season but numbers were down so the 4 protagonist conducted a race that was more like a team TT.  Ivor managed to cross the line 1st after 30 mins + 3 laps over 25.6 kms at a 41.7km/hr average.   The extra lap was given in the interests of safety by the Commissaire otherwise A & C would have finished close together.   Next came Lloyd N followed by Juzzy W then Glenn M.

Officials - These essential contributors were:
Commissaires;  Lloyd N & Ian B
Race Sec: Grumpy
First Aid: Ashana M
Photographer: Leo S
Sign-on Desk: Grumpy
Covid Marshall: Col B
Pack-up & down: Lloyd N, Phil M, Matt W, Nigel F, Scott S, Ian B, Micky D, Steve E  & everyone else who helped.
Shotgun Rider: Glenn M (Chasing dogs, bouncing balls and wayward pedestrians)
Riders: 53
This edited comment was posted by a member and it reflects the feeling that pervades the Club:  “such a good night of racing. Big thanks XXXXXX & XXXXX as well as everyone else. Has been some great racing this season! Love our club!!”

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Agreed 👍👍 thankyou to the MVCC for being so welcoming to us

5 days ago

Manning Valley Cycle Club

The biggest field of the night saw 13 B Graders race. The field included 2 temporally retired A Graders in Ben C and Marcus W trying to see what past glories would do for them. Ben on his 3rd ride back and Marcus on his 1st. Good to see these young guns back in the saddle.

Micky D probably incurred the Handicapper’s ire with his second win in a row. Maybe the committee will look at this during the week - all will be revealed but a conversation was overheard - enough said.

The Bs raced 35 mins + 2 laps and the fastest Strava information your correspondent could find was Pete M who finished out of the points but completed 25.5 kms at an average speed of 39.2 kph.

Crossy came in 2nd just in front of Nigel F from Ben C. Next were a couple of juniors on restricted gears, Jacob then Kobi then the champion of the bob-style of riding, Troy C. Marcus W came in a creditable 8th after not being on the bike since January as a result of HSC commitments.
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The biggest field of the night saw 13 B Graders race.  The field included 2 temporally retired A Graders in Ben C and Marcus W trying to see what past glories would do for them.  Ben on his 3rd ride back and Marcus on his 1st.  Good to see these young guns back in the saddle.

Micky D probably incurred the Handicapper’s ire with his second win in a row.  Maybe the committee will look at this during the week - all will be revealed but a conversation was overheard - enough said.

The Bs raced 35 mins + 2 laps and the fastest Strava information your correspondent could find was Pete M who finished out of the points but completed 25.5 kms at an average speed of 39.2 kph.

Crossy came in 2nd just in front of Nigel F from Ben C.  Next were a couple of juniors on restricted gears, Jacob then Kobi then the champion of the bob-style of riding, Troy C.  Marcus W came in a creditable 8th after not being on the bike since January as a result of HSC commitments.
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The C grade saw some handicapping changes that were not communicated until race day so regraded Joshua Longname was not aware and gave the C’s plenty of curry. Antony C had been upgraded to B and Anthony D had been upgraded from D with Col B.

The 9 C’s raced for 30 mins + 2 laps and Leigh covered 20.9 kms at 33.4 kph.

Joshua Longname had a strong win from Leigh W then Sarah N in 3rd with Alex C in 4th and another restricted gearer in Noah D 5th. Port’s Alani C was 6th ahead of the two regraded riders Col B & Anthony D
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The C grade saw some handicapping changes that were not communicated until race day so  regraded Joshua Longname was not aware and gave the C’s plenty of curry.   Antony C had been upgraded to B and Anthony D had been upgraded from D with Col B.

The 9 C’s raced for 30 mins + 2 laps and Leigh covered 20.9 kms at 33.4 kph.

Joshua Longname had a strong win from Leigh W then Sarah N in 3rd with Alex C in 4th and another restricted gearer in Noah D 5th.  Port’s Alani C was 6th ahead of the two regraded riders Col B & Anthony D

5 days ago

Manning Valley Cycle Club

Anthony D & Col B had been promoted to C grade and their powerful turns were missed. The peloton started as 8 riders. The numbers were slowly whittled down so that 4 fought out the medals after a race of 25 mins + 2 laps.

Steve E had his first win of the season from Forster’s Ross H and his mate Mal S in 3rd. Budsie put the breaks on near the finish to incur the wrath of the Race Secretary. I hope the assistant handicapper was watching. Port’s Shane B after an attempt to split the bunch came in 5th followed by Greg K & Mark B. Joanna A found the going a bit tough after a honeymoon break from the bike but with some solid training will improve.

Steve E posted his ride on Strava which showed a distance covered of 17.8 kms at 31.5 kph.
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Anthony D & Col B had been promoted to C grade and their powerful turns were missed.   The peloton started as 8 riders.   The numbers were slowly whittled down so that 4 fought out the medals after a race of 25 mins + 2 laps.

Steve E had his first win of the season from Forster’s Ross H and his mate Mal S in 3rd.  Budsie put the breaks on near the finish to incur the wrath of the Race Secretary.  I hope the assistant handicapper was watching.  Port’s Shane B after an attempt to split the bunch came in 5th followed by Greg K & Mark B.  Joanna A found the going a bit tough after a honeymoon break from the bike but with some solid training will improve.

Steve E posted his ride on Strava which showed a distance covered of 17.8 kms at 31.5 kph.

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Your correspondent can only go by what is posted on Strava.

35.5 Average on my Strava.

They are the breaks, or even brakes. 🙂

31.5 mins speed average more like 35 (removing last roll around the bend at the end)

Who invented this Rubbish Grumpy. The stuff of pure Fantasy. 🤣

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A strong field of 10 started in the E grade peloton for 20 mins + 2 laps
John C found the going tough after a break from his fall at the roundabout that now bears his name. He will only get stronger.

The bunch stayed pretty much together for most of the race and saw Ronnie T achieve his first win after many years off the bike. The old stager Phil M probably trying to avoid the handicapper’s wrath finished 2nd just ahead of Janelle, Jacqeline F (PMCC), James C (PMCC) then Phil T and Jaq D.. Janelle’s sträva post shows a distance of 14 kms at an average speed of 33.2 kph.
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A strong field of 10 started in the E grade peloton for 20 mins + 2 laps
John C found the going tough after a break from his fall at the roundabout that now bears his name.  He will only get stronger.

The bunch stayed pretty much together for most of the race and saw Ronnie T achieve his first win after many years off the bike.  The old stager Phil M probably trying to avoid the handicapper’s wrath finished 2nd just ahead of Janelle, Jacqeline F (PMCC), James C (PMCC) then Phil T and Jaq D.. Janelle’s sträva post shows a distance of 14 kms at an average speed of 33.2 kph.

5 days ago

Manning Valley Cycle Club

Carey went missing so Bin raced solo. She had wounded warrior, Terese F to keep her pumping those pedals hard (with Commissaire consent) for 20 mins + 2 laps. Come back Carey - all is forgiven!! Bin rode 11.5 kms at an average speed of 27.1 KPH. ... See MoreSee Less

Carey went missing so Bin raced solo.  She had wounded warrior, Terese F to keep her pumping those pedals hard (with Commissaire consent) for 20 mins + 2 laps.  Come back Carey - all is forgiven!!  Bin rode 11.5 kms at an average speed of 27.1 KPH.

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Great photos girls! 💜

Well done girls x

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