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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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IPWR Update: Sunday 4.00 pm

Sadly due to new border restrictions put in place for South Australia, Col Broos has decided to turn around and return to Merredin where he can catch public transport and make the return trip home to the Manning Valley.

This effectively withdraws Col and some other riders from the IPWR 2020 race that are not close enough to make the SA Border curfew of 4.00 pm Tuesday. VIC is also talking about similar measures.

Not an ideal situation for all riders involved who've spent months in preparation to be race-ready. Col was well placed at the time he turned and amongst some experienced riders of Lucky Luke and IPWRCaveman4. We hope the opportunity is there for you to experience the IPWR in 2021 Col.
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IPWR Update: Sunday 4.00 pm 

Sadly due to new border restrictions put in place for South Australia, Col Broos has decided to turn around and return to Merredin where he can catch public transport and make the return trip home to the Manning Valley.

This effectively withdraws Col and some other riders from the IPWR 2020 race that are not close enough to make the SA Border curfew of 4.00 pm Tuesday. VIC is also talking about similar measures. 

Not an ideal situation for all riders involved whove spent months in preparation to be race-ready. Col was well placed at the time he turned and amongst some experienced riders of Lucky Luke and IPWRCaveman4. We hope the opportunity is there for you to experience the IPWR in 2021 Col.

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Very sorry to hear this Col , safe journey home . Regards from Alexander, Greg and Sara

Devastating for you Col ! Our thoughts are with you,

Thanks everyone yes there is next year and l am already on the computer looking at making some changes for next year. It will be bigger and stronger IPWR in 2021.

Very disappointed mate

Such a shame Colin Broos thinking of you 🙂

Oh Col that truely sucks!!!! At least you have trained doing what you love and now are a machine💪

Such a big let down after all of your preparation, sad decision to have to abandon but you will be back next year Col. Safe travels home to all of the riders.

Devo’d mate. The amount of prep you’ve done. Such a shame you’ve been forced to stop. No doubt you would have brained it!

Sorry to hear Broozer ☹️ see you at the coffee shop 👍

Unfortunate col, but knowing you,” you will keep pushing and line up for next years event.

Spewin Colin Broos, next year!

Good idea we can all train for next year Ipwr !.

Tough luck Broozer. Good effort mate.

You got a taste and always will be another opportunity.

Sorry mate. Not your year

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Col is on the move with an early start this morning following a solid day of riding yesterday. Having small issue with cramping but otherwise in great spirits.

A small snippet of Col yesterday in the video below.

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Awesome to see another local giving it a go!

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IPWR Rider: Colin Broos aka 'Beeman'

Col heads off across the country today to ride the iconic 2020 Indian Pacific Wheel Race. A brutal 5500km race trekking back across the country from Fremantle, Western Australia via Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and reaching the final destination of the Sydney Opera House.

SOLO - UNSUPPORTED - SEALED - ONE STAGE

Race start: Saturday 21st March at 6.22 am

Follow Col’s progress by ‘dot watching’ on the below link.
Rider name is Beeman.

indianpacificwheelride2020.maprogress.com/

You’ll also love the commentary via the 'dot watchers’ page which has regular updates and rider sightings!

www.facebook.com/groups/IPWR.DW/

Best of luck Col and we will see you at the lighthouse!
#mvcc #ipwr2020
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IPWR Rider: Colin Broos aka Beeman

Col heads off across the country today to ride the iconic 2020 Indian Pacific Wheel Race. A brutal 5500km race trekking back across the country from Fremantle, Western Australia via Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and reaching the final destination of the Sydney Opera House. 

SOLO - UNSUPPORTED - SEALED - ONE STAGE

Race start: Saturday 21st March at 6.22 am 

Follow Col’s progress by ‘dot watching’ on the below link. 
Rider name is Beeman. 

https://indianpacificwheelride2020.maprogress.com/

You’ll also love the commentary via the dot watchers’ page which has regular updates and rider sightings! 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/IPWR.DW/

Best of luck Col and we will see you at the lighthouse! 
#mvcc #ipwr2020

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Extreme Social Distancing! Good luck and safe travels.

Good luck beeman 🚴🏿🚴🏿🚴🏿 strong 💪👍

Continuing the Manning Valley participation.

Good luck Colin Broos and be safe. Thinking of you!!

Can't wait to follow the dot Colin Broos! Good luck 🙂

All the best Colin Broos, safe travels and enjoy the Opera House. 🙂

Good luck may the force be with you.

Insane, good luck, get after it

Good luck Col!

Just keep pedaling .... 😀

Go get em Colin Broos!

Insane . Good luck Col

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