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Who we are

Were 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 many members also members of the Forster Club and/or the Tip Riders.

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 5 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 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 Cycling NSW and AusCycling and racing, recreational and non-riding official’s licences are available with the Club providing insurance cover. For further details see AusCycling ahttps://www.auscycling.org.au

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

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.

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”.

5:30 pm Monday 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.   Have front & rear lights.

8 am Wednesday (7:30 am during Daylight saving months) 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 (Solomons 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”.

The Milk Run is year round. Starts 5:30 am from opposite the War Memorial Clock Tower and goes north left at Taree Airport to Lansdowne, across to Coopernook and then  south down the highway to Taree South and back to Taree. Total distance is approx 60kms. The ride is of varying pace dependent upon who is attending but a reasonable level of fitness and bike skill is required due to the uneven surface and general speed. Starting times may vary throughout the year as does the course route depending on conditions.

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 1900s.

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 mixsurface 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.

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 25 – 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 120 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, Laureton, 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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Bruce Pain

PBM Hard Rock 6 hour race cancelation.

The Manning Great Lakes Tip Riders mountain bike club, have made the hard decision to cancel the PBM Hardrock 6 hour mountain bike race due to the uncertainty of current lockdowns and restrictions, the event had already been postponed once to Sunday 10th October 2021, sadly this won’t now proceed.

This was a hard decision but the safety of our members and community is paramount and we wanted to also make sure that riders have time to change their travel plans far enough in advance.

A big shout out to Charlie from Pacific Blue Metal and all our sponsors for their continued patients and support. We plan to hold the 6 hour on our usual date the 21st in August 2022, please add this to your diaries, as we plan to be back bigger and better.

Keep an eye out for more posts on Facebook, the club plans on holding a 3 hour club race once COVID settles down.
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🚵‍♂️ I ducked out between meetings to keep me sane with a ride up Red Hill. There’s Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial in the background.

🧠 Getting out on my bike helps keep my mind and body healthy, which is particularly important during the current lockdowns. Get out there too, if you can!

Secretary Port Macquarie Cycle Club
Manning Valley Cycle Club
Cycling NSW
Cycling Australia
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🚵‍♂️ I ducked out between meetings to keep me sane with a ride up Red Hill. There’s Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial in the background.

🧠 Getting out on my bike helps keep my mind and body healthy, which is particularly important during the current lockdowns. Get out there too, if you can!

Secretary Port Macquarie Cycle Club  
Manning Valley Cycle Club  
Cycling NSW 
Cycling Australia

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A proper helmet would add to the picture. Think of the paramedics and hospital staff when you fall off!

Sane I this police state

Might have to stay in Canberra for a while - in the real world we have to wear masks when we are outside.

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Your doing a good job Dr David

Great photo! 💯

Champion Dr David Gillespie MP

Stay warm as it can get 🥶 🧊 as my home town is Boorowa. Lovely place too if you ever got a chance to go there . Keep safe too.

Lovely photo.

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The MVCC Club Founders Memorial Handicap was held over the weekend. We were extremely lucky to squeeze this significant race in prior to the “Stay at Home” restrictions coming into force.

A course modification was required due to ongoing road works & with the current numbers and relative fitness levels, handicapping was always going to be a ‘stroke of genius” to bring everyone together on the line.

Limit rider Greg Knight was accompanied by one of the clubs stalwarts, Ian Budden. Next to go was a mixed bunch of Alex Cross, Wade Robinson, Michael Cross & Pete McKay. With two strong bunches behind & solo scratch rider Glenn Mathiske pushing everyone, it was always going to be a tough day.

The groups largely worked together, with high average speeds making it tough for the scratch and block markers.

In the last 7 kms, Michael Cross & Peter McKay caught the limit riders. McKay surged to try to stop the limit riders getting on. Cross couldn’t match the surge and faded, whilst Budden lifted pace and the two rode away, hoping to hold off Harry Thomas and his bunch.

Despite huge turns from Thomas reeling in Cross in the final kilometre, McKay managed to hold off the chasers to take a well earned win. Ian Budden secured second and Thomas a brilliant third. Glenn Matiskhe rode incredibly to get fastest time, doing the entire race solo. #mvcc #winterroadseason
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The MVCC Club Founders Memorial Handicap was held over the weekend. We were extremely lucky to squeeze this significant race in prior to the “Stay at Home” restrictions coming into force.

A course modification was required due to ongoing road works & with the current numbers and relative fitness levels, handicapping was always going to be a ‘stroke of genius” to bring everyone together on the line.

Limit rider Greg Knight was accompanied by one of the clubs stalwarts, Ian Budden. Next to go was a mixed bunch of Alex Cross, Wade Robinson, Michael Cross & Pete McKay. With two strong bunches behind & solo scratch rider Glenn Mathiske pushing everyone, it was always going to be a tough day.

The groups largely worked together, with high average speeds making it tough for the scratch and block markers. 

In the last 7 kms, Michael Cross & Peter McKay caught the limit riders. McKay surged to try to stop the limit riders getting on. Cross couldn’t match the surge and faded, whilst Budden lifted pace and the two rode away, hoping to hold off Harry Thomas and his bunch.

Despite huge turns from Thomas reeling in Cross in the final kilometre, McKay managed to hold off the chasers to take a well earned win. Ian Budden secured second and Thomas a brilliant third. Glenn Matiskhe rode incredibly to get fastest time, doing the entire race solo. #mvcc #winterroadseason

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Must be all the mtb training Peter McKay Justin Woollard

Well done everyone 🤙

Got that win handed to you Peter McKay well done 👍

Well done guys!

CLUB FOUNDERS HANDICAP - Upper Landsowne

There's only 1 person you need to worry about this weekend and you've got 3 guesses who it is!

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Come on Jaquie Jacquie Jay. you and Tony can do a handicap.

There in spirit. All the best, I will train hard for next year. Might get limit, hehehe

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oh you mean Gladiola Binchicken at 11am tomorrow 😉 Thanks for Limit Ian Budden

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