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AGM and Presentation Night

posted 22 Jul 2019, 20:08 by Peter and Barbs   [ updated 22 Jul 2019, 20:25 ]


Join us for the AGM on Friday 9 August 2019 at 5.30pm at the Armidale City Bowling Club.
Nominations are welcome for all Committee positions.
Nominations must be received 7 days prior to the AGM. 
You can download a nomination form by clicking the link below.
This is your opportunity to have a positive impact in selecting and shaping the committee for 2019/20.
After the AGM we will be holding our Annual Presentation night starting at 6.30pm
Join us in celebrating the last year.
We hope to see you all there!!

Social Ride to Walcha 21 July 2019

posted 19 Jul 2019, 02:27 by Peter and Barbs   [ updated 19 Jul 2019, 02:28 ]

Details are as follows:  


Meet at Visitor Information Centre at 8.15am for a 8.30am departure.

The route:
Along Dangarsleigh Road and then on to the gravel at Elliots Road.  We follow this slightly undulating road until the TSR turnoff where we will descent down to the Salisbury Waters creek crossing. 
We then climb out of the creek and head to the Gostwyck Chapel, first along the Gostwyck War Services Road and after a right hand turn along the Gostwyck Road. 
Morning Tea will be at the Gostwyck Chapel (approx. 28km). 
We then head along Hillview Road (slightly undulating) for 19km and turn left at Blue Mountain Road. 
There will be another refreshment stop on the corner of Blue Mountain Road and Hazeldean Road (approx. 27km from Gostwyck).  
After another 7km we will be back on the tar road and follow this into Walcha (approx. 16km)

Lunch:
The Royal Café on the Oxley Hwy. 

Other Info:
Non-riding family members and friends are more than welcome to meet us in Walcha for lunch.  
It is your responsibility to organise your own car or carpooling back to Armidale. 
There will be a support car at the 2 stops and along the way, so you can put any extra drink bottles, jackets etc. in the car.   If you are planning on riding some sections only, please let us know so that we can make sure that there is enough space in the support vehicle.
Water and snacks will be available at the stops along the way.  The whole ride is approx. 79km with 658m of climbing. 
If you would like to join us on this social outing, we ask that you please register yourself and your supporting/lunching crew online as this will help with catering and planning purposes.
Non MTBA members riding on the day will need a $10 Recreation Licence

Register here

Working Bee Saturday 20th July 2019

posted 18 Jul 2019, 03:07 by Peter and Barbs

Exciting times! This Saturday at 9am we will be starting to install a new green loop section of trail at SportUNE. Tools needed are whipper snippers, rake hoes, picks and shovels.

Directions

Instead of turning into SportUNE complex keep driving up Trevenna Rd, past St Marks Church to the last carpark on the left. Drive through the carpark and along the gravel road to the gate, the glass house will be on your left. Pass through the gate and towards the woolshed. Pass through the next gate, turn left and follow the corridor to the end and park.


2018 Oct - Newcastle Permanent Get Active Armidale

posted 5 Oct 2018, 15:47 by Peter and Barbs


Participants will learn some new skills and have fun on a bike in small groups of similar skill and age group.

Ages: All Ages
What to bring: Water bottle, Bike helmet (must have a AS/NZS 2063:2008 sticker attached) and a roadworthy mountain bike. It is strongly recommended that your bikes are checked by your local bike shop mechanic to get the most out of the experience.
What to Wear: Suitable exercise clothes and shoes
Cost: Free

Register here, its free: Click here

Contact: Peter 0409 292 310

Dates:

Monday, 22 October 5pm – 6pm
Monday, 29 October 5pm – 6pm

Meet in the SportUNE Hockey fields car park (at the back of the complex) and register using the above link.

Come and try the 2018 UNE 12 Hours In The Piney course and BBQ - Sunday 3pm 7th October

posted 5 Oct 2018, 01:24 by Peter and Barbs   [ updated 9 Oct 2018, 16:12 by NEMTB Secretary ]

OK – you have heard that the UNE 12 Hours In The Piney is just for the pros! Well it’s not …. It’s about having a hoot with your friends and maybe someone giving you a free Welders Dog Wheat Ale or Pea Blossom Lemonade when you finish racing! This year, a course has been chosen that will allow more people to ride while still allowing the fast gals and guys to show what they are made off. Still not sure? Why not come down to The Piney for a practice lap at 3pm this Sunday where you will have a free guided tour, a free chin wag and a free sanger. You heard it right - for nada! No need to register just rock up at the car park past the Tilbuster Ponds Traffic bridge.

More details on how to get The Piney click here.


Tame the Red Lion Social Ride Sunday 30 September 2018

posted 19 Sep 2018, 19:17 by NEMTB Secretary   [ updated 19 Sep 2018, 19:34 ]

Details are as follows: 

Meet at Visitor Information Centre at 7.15am for a 7.30am departure.

The route:
Along the Armidale Cycle Way out towards UNE and on to Booralong Road. We follow Booralong Road and then turn on to the gravel at Toms Gully Road and follow this all the way to Black Mountain. At Black Mountain, back on the tar, we will turn left into Black Mountain Road towards Guyra. Morning Tea will be at Guyra at the playground/picnic shelter (after approx. 47km).  From there we will ride along Llangothlin Road for approx.10km and after a short stint on the New England Hwy we will turn off to the left onto Ben Lomond Road and follow this for approx. 13km. After riding through the Ben Lomond Village we will veer slightly right and follow the Old Ben Lomond Road (approx. 10km on gravel),  down the beautiful valley and back out to the New England Hwy. After a quick turn left and another 2km we will arrive at the Red Lion Tavern in Glencoe for lunch.  You are more than welcome to buddy up with a friend/family member and ride sections of the track and drive the rest in your car as long as you inform us.

Lunch:
The Red Lion Tavern,
8025 New England Highway, Glencoe approx 1pm

Other Info:
Non-riding family members and friends are more than welcome to meet us at the Red Lion Tavern for lunch.  
It is your responsibility to organise your own car or carpooling back to Armidale.
There will be a support car at the morning tea stop and along the way and you can put any extra drink bottles, spare clothing etc in the car if you wish. 
Water and snacks will be available at the morning tea stop.  The whole ride is approx. 85km with 740m of climbing, so we encourage you to take some form of electrolyte with you.
If you would like to join us on this social outing, we ask that you please register yourself and your supporting/lunching crew online as this will help with catering and planning purposes.

VIEW ROUTE IN GOOGLE MAPS

https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5922



2018 UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

posted 4 Sep 2018, 03:38 by Peter and Barbs

The World Champs start this Wednesday in Lenzerheide Switzerland.

The first event will be the Team Relay. The Australian Team will be made up of our Holly Harris (Elite), Dan Mcconnell (Elite), Zoe Cuthbert (U19), Cam Wright (U19) and Reece Tucknott (U23). This will be on at 1:30am Thursday morning.

XCO racing times will be as follows;

U23 Women - Friday 10:20 pm

U23 Men – Michael Harris and Brent Rees – Saturday 12:20 am

Elite Women – Holly Harris – Saturday 8:10 pm

Elite Men – Saturday 11:10pm

It is possible to watch the Team relay and U23 Male (Michael Harris)/Female on Swiss broadcaster SRF but it is geo blocked so you will need to use a VPN provider, so they think you are in Switzerland. See the bottom of the page for details how to obtain a VPN provider. Elite Women and Men will be covered as normal on Redbull TV.

An exciting week of racing is coming up!

 

Obtaining a VPN Provider.

Its seems most VPN Providers allow month by month plans so you can sign up and then just cancel.

You need to find the deal that states that you can unsubscribe after a month. If you go for the cheaper options, you are potentially signing up for a year’s subscription. Please read all the fine print to ensure you can cancel after a month.

https://secure.vpn4all.com/add-plan-options-50/?m=alt7&c=360 – Choose the basic “1 Month USD9.95 option. No need to add any other options.

Order the one-month option, follow the registration and setup payment.

If you pay with PayPal  you can cancel the re-occurring payment in PayPal or just email VPN4ALL directly and ask then to cancel the subscription once the weekend is over.

Once registered you will end up getting an email with a shortcut to download the program on your computer and a product key to active the program once running.

When the program is running on your computer you enter the product key and then select any of the Swiss servers on the list and connect. Once the program states it has connected go back to your browser and you should now be able to watch the live streaming of “SRF Zwei” - - https://www.srf.ch/play/tv/live

A few of us have used this service for a couple of years to watch the U19 and U23 World Cup races in Czech in 2016 & 2017 and just cancelled the subscription after the event.

Social Ride and AGM Sunday 12 August 2018

posted 24 Jul 2018, 03:19 by Peter and Barbs   [ updated 24 Jul 2018, 04:42 ]



NEMTB will be holding a social ride on Sunday, 12 August 2018.  This will be followed by the AGM and Lunch at the Bowlo.
Meet at the Bowling Club at 10am for a Social Ride.

We will be riding an approx. 20km loop incorporating the following:
Leave the Bowlo and ride out to the Pine Forest - the back way - along the bike path to Cookes Road.  We follow Cookes Road and turn into Hillards Road and enter the Pine Forest from the back corner.  After a playing around in the Pine Forest we will cross over Rockvale Road and ride along the TSRs and eventually end up at Puddledock Road where we will cross the New England Highway and start heading back to town along Blanches Road, Fittler Road, Scholes Street, Crest Road and Kookaburra Crest.  Then it's back to the Bowlo along the bike path for the AGM at around 12noon.


Then we get serious for the AGM.  The AGM is an important opportunity for all members to hear the clubs progress, financial position and most importantly to nominate and vote for the NEMTB Committee positions for the year ahead. 

All Committee Positions will be newly elected and if you would like to nominate for a Committee position, click on the button below.  Please complete the nomination form by Sunday, 5 August 2018 and email it to secretary@nemtb.com.au.
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bmVtdGIuY29tLmF1fG5lbXRifGd4OjRkY2YwNGYzNTY2MmU2NWU

The agenda for the AGM can be downloaded here

 

 

“Le Tour de Dale” Social Event – Sunday 8 July 2018

posted 26 Jun 2018, 04:47 by Peter and Barbs   [ updated 26 Jun 2018, 05:32 ]

Join us for the inaugural “Le Tour de Dale”!!

To coincide with the start of the real “Tour” we are holding a social “Le Tour de Dale” ride.
And just like the real thing we will be riding many stages, but going one better!!

We will be riding all the stages on the ONE DAY!!



We will depart from and return to the Armidale City Bowling Club.
Participants can choose from either the Cruiser or Shredder Categories.
Cruisers will cruise through the day by completing one lap of each of the tracks, where as Shredders will be required to complete two laps of each track.

Details are as follows:

Meet at the Armidale Bowling Club at 8.45am for 9am departure.

Ride to the Pine Forest - along Taylor Street (gentle hill) and then on the bike path along Rockvale Road to the first Piney Gate. Ride along the gravel rolad to the creek crossing. At the gate after the creek crossing, Shredders will ride 2 laps of the black loop plus Where’s Wally, starting with Bullocks run, Cruisers will have the option of 1 lap of the black loop plus Where’s Wally, or a green loop plus Where’s Wally (ride up the fire road – left after the gate – to the Piney Carpark and start the green loop)

Ride to Kookaburra Crest – leave the Pine Forest the way you came in via the Creek Crossing and the gravel road and follow the bike path back up the hill towards town. At the top of the hill turn right into Stoney Ridge Road and follow this until you reach the New England Highway, cross the Highway carefully!!! and follow Link Road until you reach the bike/pedestrian path on your left (Scholes Street). This will take you on the underpass and you will come our at Duval High School. Take a left turn and then a right on the road and follow Crest Road down to the top of Kookaburra Crest. Cruisers complete 1 lap, Shredders 2 laps.

Ride to SportUNE Mountain Bike Trails – ride back up Crest Road and turn left into Erskine Street at the roundabout. Ride along Madgwick Drive to the SportUNE MTB Trail head - and you have probably guessed it…………………………….

Cruisers – 1 lap
Shredders – 2 laps of the Kermit plus the Poplars Loop

Then it’s a cruisy ride back along the town bike path to the Bowlo for lunch approx. between 12 and 1pm ish.

All are welcome but bookings are essential!

PS: For those who need to know the stats:
24km riding between MTB tracks
12 km Black track plus Where’s Wally
1.2km Kookaburra
3.4km SportUNE Kermit plus Poplars Loop
Rough total for Cruisers: 40.6km
Rough total for Shredders: 57.2km





2018 Easter Saturday Social Ride to Walcha Saturday 31 March

posted 28 Mar 2018, 02:07 by Peter and Barbs   [ updated 28 Mar 2018, 02:18 ]

Meet at Visitor Information Centre at 7.15am for a 7.30am departure.


The route:
Along Dangarsleigh Road and then on to the gravel at Elliots Road.  We follow this slightly undulating road until the TSR turnoff where we will descent down to the Salisbury Waters creek crossing - you may possibly get wet shoes and socks here depending on your crossing skills. 
We then climb out of the creek and head to the Gostwyck Chapel, first along the Gostwyck War Services Road and after a right hand turn along the Gostwyck Road. 
Morning Tea will be at the Gostwyck Chapel (approx. 28km). 
We then head along Hillview Road (slightly undulating) for 19km and turn left at Blue Mountain Road. 
There will be another refreshment stop on the corner of Blue Mountain Road and Hazeldean Road (approx. 27km from Gostwyck).  
After another 7km we will be back on the tar road and follow this into Walcha (approx. 16km)

Lunch:
The Royal Café on the Oxley Hwy. 

Other Info:
Non-riding family members and friends are more than welcome to meet us in Walcha for lunch.  
It is your responsibility to organise your own car or carpooling back to Armidale.
There will be a support car at the 2 stops along the way and you can put any extra drink bottles, spare socks etc in the car if you wish. 
Water and snacks will be available at the stops along the way.  The whole ride is approx. 79km with 658m of climbing. 
If you would like to join us on this social outing, we ask that you please register yourself and your supporting/lunching crew online as this will help with catering and planning purposes.
Non MTBA members riding on the day will need a $10 Recreation Licence

Registration: Register by clicking here


Google Maps Directions:

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