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Northern Division Championships

PMCC will host the 2016 Percival Property Northern Division Championships. Click here to learn more, or click the logo to enter.

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Racing Updates

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Visiting?

Visitors are always welcome in Port Macquarie and you should feel free to join the local group rides or the PMCC club races. Check out our racing calendar for details of upcoming events and please bring your current Race Licence and preferably your club jersey  if you want to race.

Our training rides vary to meet our training needs, the local road conditions and the weather. We have some favourites and you can check them out and download the route on our Local Rides Page.

If you are visiting and want to ride with a group check out our Strava Club Page to get the details of what’s happening next, say hi on FaceBook, or contact us.

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Caffeine & Local Bike Shops: After a morning ride we usually head to one of the local coffee shops, each conveniently located near a Local Bike Shop (LBS).

Peloton Espresso Bar, 2/163 Gordon Street, next to Gordon Street Cycles

and diagonally opposite the “5 Star” start/finish point for many rides;

or there’s Ruins Cafe, Lake Innes (the roundabout here is an alternative start/finish point (5 minutes later).

TRS Cycle Centre, 23 Clarence Street

Graham Seers CycleryThe Marina, Park Street

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Brandon Conway has left for the National U19 Road Race and Time Trial Championships - 30 June to 3 July 2016 being held at Tharwa just south of Canberra.

The 2016 UCI World Road Championships are to be held 9-16 October 2016 in Doha, Qatar which is fairly flat.

I understand that the Tharwa course is also relatively flat with a slight uphill finish and presume it was chosen because the rest of the selection races are climbers courses, and Cycling Australia wants to flush out a sprinter or two suited to the Qatar course.

Good luck to Brandon and to Julian Conway providing the support.
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At today’s Tour of America’s Dairylands the ISCorp Downer Classic race was attended by huge crowds who lined multi storey buildings along the route.

The Pro Mens race was part of the US National Racing Calendar Pro Road Tour and so the quality of the field stepped up a notch as the big professional team came out to play with $6400 prize money up for grabs.

At the 38th minute of the 90 minute Crit Liam found himself in a two man break away with another rider and they built the lead to around 40 seconds before he lost his breakaway companion and with 18 minutes to go he was left solo and he built the lead to 50 seconds so that he was closing on the rear of the peloton. Along the way he won a minor prime with a wristwatch as prize (Lets hope it is a Rolex).

Eventually United Health Care Pro Cycling came to the front and took up the chase to reel Liam in and shredded the field in the process and the gap started closing slowly with the huge crowd cheering on Liam as the solo underdog. At around the 12 minute to go mark there was a $3600 super prime on offer but in the USA they give primes to the bunch and not to breakaway riders so Liam missed out on the prime money.

The gap was reduced to about 15 seconds when with 6 laps to go (and Liam still solo) there was a mass crash and the race was neutralised and restarted. Jake Kauffman of NSWIS was a casualty with a derailleur ripped from his bike and the race plan of Subaru NSWIS-MS was in tatters and after the restart Scott Law of NSWIS was left without support having to fight for position on the trains of others.

At the restart Liam was given a small lead which he was able to hold onto until he was caught with half a lap to go. A depleted group was left to sprint for the honours with Tyler Magner of United HealthCare Pro Cycling taking the win with Scott Law of Subaru NSWIS-MS finishing in 6th place.

Liam's galant breakaway was a crowd favourite and highly praised but no cigar today.

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Checkout @nswiscycling and @TOADcyclingRace on Twitter for the full Twitter story.
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Good afternoon all,

PMCC are extremely fotunate to have such a great facility out at Burrawan Forest Drive that includes a purpose built crit track and two storey clubhouse.

Today I was joined by a group of energetic club members who worked their bits off making the place look great. The storage container was emptied and restacked neatly, the clubhouse got a spring clean and new floor tiles in the entry, fallen timber was chopped up, the full crit track was edged and cut, the carpark area was mown, garden beds weeded, the gate to the road start line completed, dirt moved to make it easier to get to and the roadside mown, just to name a few tasks that were completed today. We were also looked after with lunch by Joan.

Please pat the following club members on the back and say thank you when you next see them for their efforts today:

Allan Waters, Wade Buchan, Wayne Castle, Lachlan McDonald, his mate Charlie and grandad Rick Hodges, Ian Wall, his wife Maree and son Lleyton, Paul Hamerlok and his son Charlie, Jonah Hamer, John Leigh, Simon Bank, Mark Magennis and his wife Jayne Magennis and son Josh, Ryan Barker, Jim Moody & his wife Robyn Moody, Joan Hawes and Dave O'Brien.

I haven't posted any photos as I want everyone to get out there for a race and/or our next recreational ride and see the place for yourself. The President is due back home this week and I'm sure he will be impressed. Well done team!

Trevor Dickson
VP Recreation
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