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AusCycling - Voting now open for MTBA members - must be completed by 11am (AEST) 21st Nov

posted 18 Nov 2019, 23:25 by Peter and Barbs

As you have probably heard all the nationals cycling bodies (BMX Australia, Mountain Bike Australia and Cycling Australia) have been working on amalgamating to form a single national body to be named AusCycling.

The NEMTB Committee unanimously support this transformation.


Key aspects for forming AusCycling are;
* Stronger, louder and more united voice for all riders
* Better value memberships
* One licence allowing access to all disciplines. (If you want to race ALL disciplines it will cost $250 plus club fees. The so called 'dirt' licence (MTB. BMX, CX and presumably OT) will cost $150 plus club fees but will NOT permit racing in Road or Track without a day permit).
* Stronger advocacy for rider safety and awareness


It is very important to assist the process by voting at the AGM to be held at Gold Coast Cycle Centre on Saturday 30 Nov.


For people that are not able to attend you can send in a proxy vote which the Chair of the Meeting can deliver on your behalf. To complete this proxy printout out the following form and return to MTBA by the means shown on the form by 11am (AEST) Thursday 28 Nov or pass onto one to the NEMTB Committee members to co-ordinate their return.

https://www.mtba.org.au/…/2019-MTBA-AGM-Form-of-Appointment…


For further information visit the following MTBA site - https://www.mtba.org.au/about/2019-annual-general-meeting/

Cheers NEMTB Committee

Ladies Riding Group

posted 12 Oct 2019, 22:09 by Peter and Barbs   [ updated 22 Oct 2019, 01:47 ]


For any of you gals that are keen for a social friendly ride, we will be starting a regular group on a Wednesday afternoons, starting at 6pm until around 7pm.

We will start next Wednesday 16th October, 2019 at 6pm, meeting at the main gates of the Piney (just after the Tilbuster Ponds bridge on Rockvale Road).

From time to time, we might choose different locations to ride, such as the tracks at Sport UNE, or a ride on some back roads around Armidale - it's all up to where you'd like to ride!!

All rider levels welcome, it's just a good excuse to get together, have a ride & few laughs! Feel free to spread the word....

Riders ride at their own risk. For any riders not members of Mountain Bike Australia, we'll just get you to sign a waiver form before we set off for each ride.

Contact Cathy Flanagan on 0429233349 for more details.


NEMTB Skills Sessions 21 October to 16 December

posted 17 Sep 2019, 04:35 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 for club members or MTBA members. If you are a non-member you can obtain a 8 week free MTBA license by following this link

Contact: Peter 0409 292 310

Dates/Time:

Monday 21 October to Monday 16 December (except Monday 11 November), 5pm – 6pm

Meet in the SportUNE Hockey fields car park (at the back of the complex)

Father's Day Frolic!!

posted 24 Aug 2019, 23:24 by Peter and Barbs   [ updated 25 Aug 2019, 00:05 ]

Father's Day Social Ride Sunday 1 September 2019



Meet at the Tourist Information Center at 8.15am for an 8.30am departure
Dads - get ready to ride off that breakfast in bed!! 
Sons, Daughters, Grandchildren, other significant halves and any one else who would like to come for a social ride - you are, of course, also invited.
Join us for brunch (or a late breakfast if you didn't get one in bed) at the Parkside Cafe after the ride.
We ask that you please register online for catering purposes.  Registration will close Saturday 9pm.
Non MTBA members riding on the day will need a $10 Recreation Licence

Ride details are as follows:

1/ Depart Tourist information center at 8.30am

2/ Ride along bike track to Cooke's road 

3/ Turn left onto Hillard's road into back of Piney

4/ Loop of Big Dog's and Where's Wally

5/ Up through Charleston Willows and out onto Puddledock road via Biddulph road and Hoys road

6/ Turn left onto Puddledock road and ride to New England Highway 

7/ Turn right onto Highway and left onto Blanches Road

8/ Turn left onto Fittlers road and then right onto Bimbimbi Road, turn right Cluny road, turn left on TA Crowley Lane(Laureldale)

9/ Turn left onto Clarks road and then turn right onto UNE Trevenna road 

10/ Turn left onto Sports Union Road and head to UNE Track 

11/ Loop of UNE track

12/ Follow bike track back to Parkside cafe for Brunch.

Distance is approx 35km


https://online.mtba.org.au/ERegister.aspx?E=7302



 

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



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